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This Friday: Solarstone Pres. PURE TRANCE NYC @ Santos Party House

Local promoter Esscala has been killing it with bookings lately, bringing the NYC TranceFamily everyone from Simon Patterson to the just announced Aly & Fila, who will be headlining Santos on October 25th. While past weeks' events have largely been open-to-close sets from some of the best in Progressive, Trance, and Psychedelic, this Friday marks the landing of Solarstone's Pure Trance event in the North East. After the brand's landmark premiere at this year's Winter Music Conference in Miami, Pure Trance has shuddered the shores of Holland with a similar lineup at this summer's Luminosity festival. Headlining Friday night's celebration is none other than Solarstone, who has been inseperable with the uplifting Trance sound since its haydays in the mid-nineties. Along for the ride is an Italian talent everyone's had on their radar this past year: Giuseppe Ottaviani.

Picking up the piano at the age of four and working in the realms of electronic since 1995, this prodigy has musical brilliance embedded in his spirit and his rift-driven, but always driving sets. With Esscala hosting his last NYC appearance in December at Pachita to rave reviews, we're sure the same will hold true for this weekend. Last up on the roster is Finland's Orkidea, who's worked on countless remixes for all the superstar DJs and held the title as one of Scandinavia's finest DJs for over a decade. I assure you Santos on Esscala nights has one of the best vibes in the city, so whether you're a repeat offender or a newcomer you're sure to be welcomed with open arms at one of Manhattan's most intimate and nourishing club events. Check our twitter and RT the announcement for a chance to win a pair of tickets, and see you there!

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By Edward Fancher


24 Free Set Downloads from ASOT 600 Den Bosch

I usually get sad listening to these on the live stream, but when I download them I'll have them on repeat for weeks. There were just too many sets to write about this time around, but I can personally recommend Omnia, Arctic Moon, Aly & Fila, Solarstone, and Kearney's sets which were all out of this world. There's a lot of music new, old, and unidentified to be discovered in these archives so just click and download them all!


Armin van Buuren (Warm-Up)


Andrew Rayel

Cosmic Gate

Armin van Buuren

Dash Berlin

Orjan Nilsen

Simon Patterson


Turn The World Into A Dancefloor

Beat Service

Ummet Ozcan

Chris Schweizer



Ben Gold


Mark Sherry

Who's Afraid of 138

Arctic Moon

Aly & Fila

John Askew

John O'Callaghan

Armin van Buuren

Bryan Kearney

Indecent Noise

By Edward Fancher


"3rd Earth" - Solarstone vs. Scott Bond (Heartbeat Remix)

Tune of the week on ASOT 587, and one of the highlights of Armin's just-completed guest mix on ABGT 002, the Heartbeat remix of "3rd Earth" is an sonic adventure into space and time. As the Dutch Trance veteran paves the way into our final space expedition with ASOT 600, he takes us further and futher into the abyss with ethereal melodies. Solarstone and Scott Bond's Trance anthem has long stood as a symbol of Trance: shuttering synth, haunting piano chords, and an uplifting driving beat that puts you in your own little world. The Heartbeat remix resurrects the classic for a 2012 audience, blasting us up through the atmosphere so we can be one with the universe. Get ready for the expedition to the final frontier because it's coming!

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By Edward Fancher