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Monday
Jul142014

"Where Life Takes Us" (Andres Sanchez Remix) - Ben Gold

One of the most inspiring uplifting Trance tracks of the past few years finally made its official release today on Garuda! We first posted this ID back in April 2013 following Aly & Fila's stellar performance for ASOT 600 and it has been haunting us ever since. Andres Sanchez aces the remix duty, combining the miraculously produced melody for "Where Life Takes Us" with heavenly synth play. Grab your copy today!

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By Edward Fancher

Friday
Jul112014

Hyte Park Afterparty With Chris Liebing & More @ Output Brooklyn

While the Techno-loving hordes flock to Governors Island this weekend for two days of Hyte Park Festival, we'll be flowing to the beat Sunday night within the confines of Output's air conditioned dance haven. Join us for hours of industrial beats championed by none other than CLR leader and industrial tech badass Chris Liebing. After playing a monster of a set at this year's Movement in Detroit, which happened to be the festival's longest set and one of my favorites from the weekend, Chris will be ringleading a stacked lineup with the some of the scene's biggest stars from Pan-Pot to Robert Dietz. Even better - this party is only $20 so grab your tickets while you can!

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By Edward Fancher

Tuesday
Jul082014

Headfuck Night with Ben Nicky & Angry Man @ Sankeys This Friday

I can't wait to celebrate my birthday with Esscala two years in a row, this time with none other than Ben Nicky and Angry Man! Join us this Friday at Spektrum at Sankeys NYC for a double-header of peak-time Trance. UK DJ veteran Ben Nicky will be headfucking the crowd with his notorious mashups and twisted mixes that led Armin van Buuren to name him one of dance music's hardest working artists. 

Fellow Brit Angry Man portrays himself as a mystery and I have yet to catch one of his live sets so I am looking forward to my first taste of his style. Expect the spacey kind of psychedelic crossover Trance that has been dominating clubs lately as a nice dark twist to the more uplifting sound Ben Nicky will be pushing. See you this Friday and grab your presales while they remain! 

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By Edward Fancher

Tuesday
Jun242014

8 Acts To Catch at Electric Forest Festival

It's that time of year again when the Forest friends new and old make their pilgrimage to Rothbury, Michigan for four days of music, art, and fellowship. Unlike many music festivals, the exploratory feel of Electric Forest is conducive to discovering new artists, which we are grateful to be doing for our third year this week. In the time before the festival, I encourage you all to take a look at the wealth of musical innovation that graces this year's lineup. Either way, be sure to check out 8 of our recommendations for this year!

Thursday, June 26

J.Phlip

Tripolee, 7:30-8:45 PM

This Dirtybird girl adds a plentiful supply of sass to your typical House sound. Illinois native Jessica Phillippe is no stranger to booty shaking House, and after a commanding performance in May at Detroit's Movement festival, we have high hopes for Thursday.

EOTO

Sherwood Court, 9:00-10:15 PM

Take a trip through the depths of the forest, pop out on the other side, and bask in EOTO's space-age bass. Masters of beat-contortion Michael Travis and Jason Hann are ready to blend and bleed sounds along to a spectacular visual display, all at your brain's speed limit. 

Friday, June 27

Papadosio

Sherwood Court, 7:00-8:15 PM

This Ohio based collective has been one of my favorite bands this past year. While their sound is undoubtedly groovy and Techno influenced, their allure lies in an impressive versatility that's hard to pin down, a sound that mixes and matches folk, psychedelia, tribal, and experimental. To top it off, their message is always one of love and gravitating towards your inner harmony, making Forest one of the most ideal places to catch them.

Golf Clap

Forest Stage, 9:30-10:30 PM

Friday night at the Forest Stage is set to be one of the most epic moments of our weekend. Leading the Detroit invasion is none other than Golf Clap, a duo that had us swooning last month at Movement. This House tag-team is on a trajectory to international renown, with a record setting 2014 that is still unfolding.

Kevin Saunderson b2b Dantiez Saunderson

Forest Stage, 11:00 PM - 1:15 AM

This is by far the set I'm looking most forward to and one I encourage you not to miss. The originator of Techno and one of the Belleville Three, Saunderson has been sharpening the infectious Detroit sound since the 80s. This Friday he'll be joined by his middle son, Dantiez, for one of the longest and most anticipated sets of the festival. 

Saturday, June 28

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Monday
Jun162014

Transfixion IV: Sebastian Brandt NYC Debut July 5

Today we proudly announce our next stage in the TRANSFIXION series which will be led by none other than ASOT 450 anthem creator Sebastian Brandt! Join us July 5th at Chrystie 141 on Manhattan's Lower East Side for a night of underground Trance to celebrate my birthday. While our last show with Allen & Envy was on the more uplifting side of 138+ BPM, Sebastian's set will be diving deeper into the psychedelic depths of the genre for a night of full-on dancing. Grab your tickets today for only $12!

 

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By Edward Fancher