Solarstone – A State Of Mind

In times where the urge to re-join the Trance Scene from the ones who left is increasing, the least thing we can do is giving credit to one of Trance’s patrons, who stayed and saw its ‘renaissance’ 5 years ago and via his Pure Trance revolution, Solarstone helped turn prophecy into reality. What then does Solarstone do for an encore? …

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Markus Schulz Pres. Dakota & Koen Groeneveld – Mota-Mota

The hissing vent of the open hi-hat, the smack of the clap, metal-on-metal percussion – something wicked this way comes. Going by the name ‘Mota-Mota’, its deeper bass frequencies underpin prowling rhythms, cut with truculent synths, which are spliced in turn with ethereally warped hunting horns. It doesn’t exist in any tech/trance node or tech-house crawlspace. This is the most …

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Armin van Buuren visits Junkie XL’s Studio

Armin van Buuren recently took a trip to meet veteran film music composer Junkie XL, also known as the guy behind popular movies such as Deadpool and Mad Max, and had a small visit to his Studio. Two world’s clashed as both iconic musicians dived into the ‘paradise’ of music production with all the synthesizers in the studio. The two …

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Mark Sherry Pres. OUTBURST 500

Time flies. Especially when you’re doing what you love, and that’s undeniably the case for Mark Sherry and his radio show. For 10 years, his Outburst outreach has done more than any other to develop and advance the nexus between Trance and Techno and to celebrate 500 episodes, Mark has painstakingly selected and mixed a sonic portrait of his last …

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Throwback to Armin Only – Mirage, Beirut

It all started in 2005 when Armin van Buuren held the first ever ‘Armin Only’ show in The Netherlands under the title of “Armin Only – The Next Level”. In the past few years, Armin Only has evolved beyond a solo-show concept and into a full-fledged dance music experience. From “Armin Only – The Next Level” to “The Second Edition”, “Imagine” …

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The Journey – JOOF Editions Vol.3

Calling John’s life in Electronic Music anything less than extraordinary would be a considerable understatement. Over the last two decades, he’s been behind 30 music compilations and artist albums, which have sold in excess of 10 million copies. Labeled “a national treasure of Trance Music” by Radio 1’s Pete Tong, John has dropped his brand of underground science at more …

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Relive A State Of Trance Festival in Utrecht – #ASOTFESTNL

Just like every year, Armin van Buuren celebrates another milestone for his “A State Of Trance” radio show. This year’s edition was hosted in Utrecht with 4 different stages: Mainstage, Who’s Afraid of 138, Road to 1000 and PSY – #ASOTFESTNL. For 16 years, ASOT was and still is the beacon of Love in Trance and attending this event is …

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Grotesque revisits the roots of the Amsterdam dance scene

On Saturday April 22nd, Grotesque lands its new edition at a remarkable place: Warehouse Elementenstraat in Amsterdam. 25 years ago, the legendary Multigroove parties thrown in this particular warehouse unlocked the house madness – and kick-started the Amsterdam dance scene. With her Music Night, Grotesque brings an ode to the oldskool raves, by returning to the real underground feel, in …

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ARTY, Sander Van Doorn and W&W make return to Trance

2016 was a big year when some of the biggest Trance projects were revived from which we can name “Oceanlab” and “Gouryella“, however, things are about to change in 2017. Many of the artists who drifted away from Trance are announcing their return with their side projects. Starting with Arty, one of the most talented producers in the Electronic Music …

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Corsten’s Countdown 500 Aftermovie

On Saturday January 21st, Ferry Corsten celebrated the 500th edition of his radio show Corsten’s Countdown in spectacular fashion with a special 8-hour live broadcast from Club Annabel in Rotterdam his hometown. From 4pm CET fans from all over the world celebrated this milestone with him and tuned in via corstenscountdown.com, Youtube, DI.FM, and a selection of the shows’ worldwide FM partners. The …

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Ferry Corsten celebrates 500th episode of Corsten’s Countdown

On Saturday January 21st (4pm, CET),  Ferry Corsten will celebrate the 500th edition of his radio show Corsten’s Countdown  in spectacular fashion with a special 8-hour live broadcast from Club Annabel in Rotterdam his hometown From 4pm CET fans from all over the world can celebrate this milestone with him and tune in via corstenscountdown.com, Youtube, DI.FM, and a selection of …

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Cosmic Gate Announce New Artist Album: MATERIA

Hints, teasers, allusions and clues – they’ve all been out there. But now, Cosmic Gate make the word official: their 7th artist album will be released on January 20th, 2017! After “Wake Your Mind”, “Start To Feel” and more, we know what to expect from the legendary Trance duo in 2017. Also announced a huge USA tour for the duo …

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Simon Patterson: “January is going to be absolutely mayhem”

Simon Patterson released his latest track “Vapour Trails”, a vocal collaboration with Dave Wright and we had the pleasure to speak to Simon over the phone about this release, his radioshow Open Up, Trance in 2017 and many more. Sit tight and enjoy the ride. Starting with his latest track, we can’t start the interview without asking Simon about it, …

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Solarstone presents Pure Trance Vol. 5

Year on year for the last five, his movement has shifted tectonically from the trance fringes to the scene’s epicentre. Once the sole preserve of its disenfranchised, it’s now the place that trance’s centreground calls home. To mark 5 years of helping put the music back on the righteousness path, through its ‘V5’ release, Pure Trance is raising its game, …

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