Archive | Trance

W&W and Vini Vici team up for new psytrance single ‘Chakra’

W&W and Vini Vici have teamed up for their latest release “Chakra,” which combines a blend genres and cultures to create on of their most unique tracks to date. The foundation of “Chakra” is fast paced psytrance with an almost country western meets tribal chant influences dispersed throughout the six minute long track. The elaborate song […]

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Watch the ABGT250 live stream from The Gorge Amphitheater

As Ajuna family worldwide ascends onto Gorge Amphitheater this weekend, Sept. 15-17, those not lucky enough to be inside Central Washington’s picturesque venue can now live vicariously through their computer screens. Above & Beyond has partnered with Live Nation to bring ABGT250 to a live stream on Twitter, featuring line-up support from YOTTO, Lutrell, Seven Lions, Oliver Smith, […]

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Arty remixes Moby’s Iconic ‘Porcelain’ and discusses his creative process and Moby’s Influence

Moby, otherwise known as Richard Melville Hall, is one of the founding fathers and most influential figures in dance music. Many say he is the reason dance music found popularity in the U.S. and the U.K, thus catapulting electronic dance music to the global phenomenon it is now. The American musician recently wrote a memoir Porcelain: […]

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Ghastly and Swage combine for remix of IZII’s ‘Birds’

Looking back at the last decade, electronic and dance music has been fluctuating at a crazy rate, with a seemingly endless supply of new sounds and sub-genres popping up almost daily. So, it’s no surprise when someone like Ghastly begins to explore the new sound du jour. Now, who knows if Psytrance will have significant staying power, but it […]

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Ghastly and Swage combine for remix of IZII’s ‘Birds’

Looking back at the last decade, electronic and dance music has been fluctuating at a crazy rate, with a seemingly endless supply of new sounds and sub-genres popping up almost daily. So, it’s no surprise when someone like Ghastly begins to explore the new sound du jour. Now, who knows if Psytrance will have significant staying power, but it […]

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The 2017 Oregon Eclipse Gathering: An event in totality [Event Review]

As thick dust clouds covered the secluded desert terrain of Big Summit Prairie, Oregon, flocks of eclipse chasers converged onto Ochoco National Forest with its 360 degree views of mountainous pines for the Oregon Eclipse festival that would soon unfold. Their ultimate mission was to view the magic of totality, which occurred between 9-10am on Aug. 21, 2017, among thirty […]

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Matt Fax releases trance-laced house hit ‘Close 2 U’

French producer Matt Fax has released the second single off of his upcoming album. “Close 2 U” features vocals by Mike Schmid, and has has elements reminiscent of trance and progressive laced in and out of its house canvas. Schmid’s vocals complement the upbeat chords well, making the song a perfect radio or club hit. Stream the […]

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Above & Beyond (ft. Zoë Johnston) – My Own Hymn

Above & Beyond have released yet another electrifying anthem called “My Own Hymn” (feat. Zoë Johnston), which they just released on Anjunabeats. They originally debuted the heavily sentimental new single at New York City’s Electric Zoo Festival.“My Own Hymn” sees the trance music prodigies pair with Grammy-nominated singer, and frequent collaborator Zoë Johnston. The lyrics are angelic and soft — […]

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Paul van Dyk announces eighth studio album ‘From Then On’

With the rise of streaming and the subsequent focus on releasing singles and EPs, many artists have more or less abandoned the LP format. Paul Van Dyk is not in this camp, choosing to release a brand new album titled From Then On, to be the trance legend’s eighth studio album.The album is set to be released on October […]

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Armin van Buuren drops massive ‘A State of Trance, Ibiza 2017’ mix

Trance legend Armin van Buuren has always been at the forefront of the scene, in both production and curation. Presumably inspired by his summer residency on the Spanish party island, van Buuren has released his 160-song “A State of Trance, Ibiza 2017” mix.Featuring tracks from Sultan + Shepard, Ferry Corsten, Markus Schulz, and Armin himself, the nine-hour mix […]

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Armin van Buuren drops massive ‘A State of Trance, Ibiza 2017’ mix

Trance legend Armin van Buuren has always been at the forefront of the scene, in both production and curation. Presumably inspired by his summer residency on the Spanish party island, van Buuren has released his 160-song “A State of Trance, Ibiza 2017” mix.Featuring tracks from Sultan + Shepard, Ferry Corsten, Markus Schulz, and Armin himself, the nine-hour mix […]

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Watch Armin Van Buuren’s 5.5 hour Untold Festival set

When it comes to extended sets, Armin Van Buuren it goes without saying that knows what he’s doing.The “I Need You” producer distinguishes his live sets by their respective lengths — whereas most DJs cap their sets at the one or two-hour mark, Van Buuren frequently tests the stamina of his crowds by playing sets […]

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Armin van Buuren drops epic 5 hour set at Untold Festival

Trance titan Armin van Buuren is a true master of the live set. While most DJs generally perform for an hour or two, Armin routinely performs for three hours or more, with each of his “Armin Only” live sets stretching for a gargantuan six hours.This love for longer sets continued at Untold Festival in Romania, […]

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Listen to Above & Beyond’s new single, ‘Tightrope’

Above & Beyond‘s latest single “Tightrope” is a soaring entreaty that returns to the heartfelt songwriting that has defined the groups’ paramount success over the last 17 years.Having made its debut during a recent tour of India, “Tightrope” became an instant hit among fans, as bootleg videos of the track immediately flooded the internet in response […]

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Listen to Armin’s full Tomorrowland set with tracklisting

In what may be the most talked about set of Tomorrowland 2017, Armin van Buuren wowed and perplexed his global audience of Amicorum attendees all at once. The Dutch trance steamroller concocted a very ingenious, very planned moment where he “experienced technical difficulties” on the main stage.Technical difficulties at @Tomorrowlandpic.twitter.com/WldtvSGLlZ— Armin van Buuren (@arminvanbuuren) August 1, 2017The […]

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Listen to Armin’s full Tomorrowland set with tracklisting

In what may be the most talked about set of Tomorrowland 2017, Armin van Buuren wowed and perplexed his global audience of Amicorum attendees all at once. The Dutch trance steamroller concocted a very ingenious, very planned moment where he “experienced technical difficulties” on the main stage.Technical difficulties at @Tomorrowlandpic.twitter.com/WldtvSGLlZ— Armin van Buuren (@arminvanbuuren) August 1, 2017The […]

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Marcus Santoro – Interior Exterior (Original Mix)

Australia is often overlooked as a dance music hotbed, but to disregard the trance revolution “down under” would be a gross error of judgement, especially given the recent skyrocket in popularity the genre has seen over the past few years — which includes big names like MaRLo, who is currently signed onto Armin van Buuren’s […]

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Listen to the sounds of Tomorrowland’s 2nd weekend with these live sets

Tomorrowland is on the verge of wrapping up yet another year of successful festivities in its picturesque Boom, Belgium location. Quite a bit of growth took place this year, with the festival announcing its intent to be a two-weekend event moving forward, renewing its contract with the local government, and more recently, the announcement of […]

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Listen to the sounds of Tomorrowland’s 2nd weekend with these live sets

Tomorrowland is on the verge of wrapping up yet another year of successful festivities in its picturesque Boom, Belgium location. Quite a bit of growth took place this year, with the festival announcing its intent to be a two-weekend event moving forward, renewing its contract with the local government, and more recently, the announcement of […]

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Markus Schulz honors Chester Bennington with ‘In The End’ bootleg

2017 has been a grim year for younger fans of rock & roll. Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell passed away by suicide in May, shaking the music industry. Now, fans are having to cope with another huge loss: Chester Bennington, Linkin Park front man.Naturally, an outpouring of sorrow and solidarity ensued from longtime Linkin Park followers […]

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