Martin Garrix – ‘Poison’

A free release from EDM wunderkind Martin Garrix. Beginning with a low-key chord sequence, ‘Poison’ establishes itself from the get-go, launching into a furore of wailing synths, which draw clear parallels to the Trance sounds of yesteryear. This energy, accompanied by some Garrix-brand imperceptible vocal samples, allows for a heavenly mix of old and new, … Continue reading

Seven Lions – Cusp

Something epic from eclectic producer Seven Lions. Appearing as a part of Armin van Buuren’s ‘Who’s Afraid of 138?!’ initiative, ‘Cusp’ is an absolute beast. Having dabbled with trance on previous EPs, this record sees Seven Lions almagate this whimsical genre with psy, and other more progressive styles, to create something that at its very … Continue reading

3LAU feat. Emma Hewitt – Alive Again

3LAU’s meteoric rise continues with the release of his latest original, ‘Alive Again’. Blending Hewitt’s instantly recognisable voice to a beautifully crafted progressive soundscape, 3LAU has successfully bridged the gap between melodic trance and big room, and by doing so has given us something truly memorable. With the backing of some massive names, including Hardwell and Armin van … Continue reading

Andrew Rayel’s 2014 Yearmix

As we’re a few days into 2015, why not look back of what a fantastic year for dance music 2014 truly was, with the help of Andrew Rayel. The Moldovan DJ has compiled a 2 hour set of his favourites, which range from big-room to progressive to a much deeper vibe. With many of us still recovering … Continue reading

Dash Berlin & 3LAU feat Bright Lights – Somehow (Original Mix)

Old-school trance producer Dash Berlin has teamed up with new-boy 3LAU on a new take on the prog house genre. ‘Somehow’, featuring long-time vocalist on many of 3LAU’s productions, Bright Lights, has been described by many as ‘progressive trance’ – an interesting and evocative term, but does it differentiate enough from the standard EDM affair? … Continue reading

Above & Beyond – Blue Sky Action (Feat. Alex Vargas)

Above & Beyond need little introduction. Masters of production and creators of one of the world’s largest indie record labels, the trio’s formation of Anjunabeats has spawned many a classic and nurtured some of the household names in the scene today. Trance is their game, but it’s refreshing to see that they aren’t stagnant. After … Continue reading