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Thursday
Oct102013

Throwback Thursday: "First Glance" - Matan Zohar (Mat Zo)

I hope this week's Throwback Thursday treats you well. Today we embark on a journey back to Mat Zo's New Year's Day 2010 guest mix for Above & Beyond on TATW 301, where he spun in his classic mix of "First Glance" under his formal name Matan Zohar. Though released over two years later on Armada, this classic Zo track gives us a glimpse into the artist's earlier experimentations with the electrified dubbed-out ambient sound that would soon dominate the airwaves. Stream the full extended mix below.

Out now on Beatport!

By Edward Fancher

Saturday
Dec082012

Jumpstart Your New Year with POP NYE @ Oracle Arena Oakland

With all the festivities and events going on this New Year's Eve, you are basically guaranteed to have no problem finding a memorable (or not) way to start off your 2013. One of the parties we here at EDM Lounge are greatly anticipating is POP New Years Eve, a one-stage, all Trance event held in Oakland, California at the beautiful Oracle Arena. With big name Trance artists gracing the stage, from Andy Moor to W&W, this night will give you the chance to explore all different styles of the beloved genre. General Admission lower level tickets are already sold out, so you'll want to be sure to snag tickets soon - there is no better place to celebrate the starting of the "year of trance" as the clock strikes midnight than in Cali with the TranceFamily!

DYLOOT (5:00PM - 6:15PM)

1/3 of the group known as 'Deep Voices', this bay-area Trance DJ is renowned for his Progressive and melodic trance. Its only fitting to have one of the owners of Skills kick off the night into 2012. Starting off this single-genre, single-stage and single-vibe party, you are going to want to make sure you catch this event from start to finish. It will undoubtedly be a musical journey in itself.
 

W&W (6:15PM - 7:45PM)

Always known for bringing an immense amount of energy to their sets, W&W is an act you will want to make sure you experience. 2012 was an amazing year for these two, with a multitude of banging releases, including their most recent one, "Lift Off". Ranking this year's DJ Mag polls at #25, this superstar trance act will definitely make sure your feet don't stop moving. 

Above & Beyond (7:45PM - 9:30PM)

What better way to say adieu to 2012 with another mind-blowing performance by Above & Beyond? After just celebrating their 450th episode of TATW with the birth of Group Therapy in Bangalore you can bet this performance will be one for the books. With a new name, a new mission and most likely a new sound you know that A&B will connect to their audience in a way that no other act can. Dive into the night and find yourself surrounded by the uplifting arms of the TranceFamily. A sense of unity and an overwhelming feeling of love with the strangers around you will make you lose track of time while each track fades into the next. Playing at an all trance event will no doubt be the ultimate environment for Tony, Paavo & Jono - you would have to be out of your mind to miss this!

Andy Moor vs. Lange, featuring Bestie Larkin (9:30PM - 11:00PM)

2012 was also a very big year for seasoned producer Andy Moor, with his album release of Zero Point One. The album is a great example of euphoric and ambient trance. Collaborating with the likes of Above & Beyond and Ashley Wallbridge, this UK producer will be sure to put on a great show for us with Lange. The two have collaborated in the past and have similar tastes when it comes to Trance. These big name producers will be sure to make a versus set like no other seen before. This is certainly not Lange's first rodeo either. Being a prolific producer who has stood the test of time for many years in trance he continues today to wow trance admirers today. His eclectic and driving sets will be a perfect combination with Andy Moor's style. Buckle your seat belts, because Trance history is about to be made.

Dash Berlin (11:00PM - 12:30AM)

Dash Berlin is no stranger to music festivals. Gracing the stage from EDC to ASOT, Dash has made a real name for himself in the industry. Ranking higher than Above & Beyond in the DJ Mag Top 100s this year you can be sure Dash will have something great to bring to the table. Scheduled for the coveted midnight countdown timeslot, I'm anticipating a very uplifting, unifying set from him. Besides, who wouldn't love a countdown to the New Year with his uplifting tunes as the soundtrack?

Ferry Corsten featuring Bestie Larkin (12:30AM - 2AM)

As the grand finale of what's sure to be an unforgettable night, Ferry Corsten will be taking the stage. After releasing album WKND earlier this year, you can be sure he will bring an original performance like no other. This Dutch producer has been creating Trance for a long time, and his live sets are nothing but epic. This is the ideal way to begin any Trancehead's year! Also joining him that evening will be renowned vocalist Betsie Larkin, joining Ferry to end the night with something that will undoubtedly be spectacular. 

Grab your tickets while you still can!

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By April Surrency

Follow me on Twitter: @AnjunaKip 

Tuesday
Nov272012

Trance Tuesday ft. Above & Beyond, Maor Levi, & Gal Abutbul

"Liquid Love" - Above & Beyond (Maor Levi Remix)

Maor Levi is a frequently visited producer on Trance Tuesdays because of his amazing versatility. From creating straight bangers, to melodic pieces of art, he simply can't be talked about enough. The debut of this track was featured in Bangalore, India for TATW 450 / ABGT 001 and it is still ringing in my ears. This time he is treating us to a classic, with a modern twist. Taken off Above & Beyond's classic album Tri-State, he gives the song a new pair of kicks. Still maintaining the sonorous vocals of the renowned Richard Bedford, you can bet he does the song justice. New and old Trance fans, feast your ears on this classic, and find yourself caught in the epic bassline Maor Levi creates.

"Spring Breeze" (Original Mix) - Gal Abutbul

This massive tune was released just yesterday and is already ranked at #95 on Beatport's top 100. Israeli producer Gal Abutbul is exuding Audien's signature style with this track and it works amazingly. After hearing this track on ABGT 003, I just had to feature it because it is a beautiful combination of ambient vocals, a driving melody and an interesting bassline. Grabbing his claim to fame under the Armada label, he has the backing of respected producers such as Markus Schulz. It may be winter but you can still get a taste of that "Spring Breeze" with this track. Warm your ears up to this one and get yourself familiar with Gal Abutbul, because something tells me this won't be the last we'll be hearing of him. 

Golden Oldie

"Home" (Club Mix) - Above & Beyond

As Dash Berlin predicted on his Twitter, "2013 will be the year for trance!" And boy, does that have us excited. After featuring Maor Levi's remix of Liquid love, and hearing Genix's remix of "Home", I decided it would be appropriate to dust off and pay homage to another Above & Beyond classic. "Home" is another track off their debut album, and it still maintains enormous relevance today. On ABGT 001, Above & Beyond ended their legendary set with this one - which is fitting since it was one of the many songs that gave the trio their name. Nearly 6 years after the track was released, it is still played and enjoyed by many. With lyrics that resonate with nearly any audience, A&B shows the world how Trance can be made to withstand the test of time. TranceFamily members and EDM fans alike will be sure to feel at "Home" in the arms of this familiar tune. Enjoy.

 

By April Surrency

Follow me on Twitter: @AnjunaKip

Friday
Nov232012

"Liberation" - Orkidea (Something Good Remix)

This new Solaris record has been making its rounds on the Trance radio shows, and finally it's time it hits the Lounge. Orkidea's original is a warm and uplifting take on pure Trance, with major piano riffs, crunchy synth, and reverberating spoken word samples. Fellow Finn producers Something Good "liberate" the original by upgrading its sound to big-room Progressive, the kind that will echo off the club walls and hypnotize you with layered samples that fade in and out. The track slowly builds on itself taking the listener through a sleepy journey towards the sun, far away from all worries.

Out now on Beatport!

By Edward Fancher

Tuesday
Nov132012

Trance Tuesday ft. Store N Forward, Eleven.Five, & Signal Runners

"Roses" - Store N Forward

Based in Germany, this Trance duo first stepped into the spotlight when they took third place in Above & Beyond's remix competition for their song "Satellite". Even though Store N Forward did not come on top, they continued to produce trance masterpieces ever since. Something that sets this track apart from other Trance tunes are the vocals; while a lot of vocal trance these days are female vocal driven, this one is male. Having an almost deep resonate tone to it, the male vocals make the song seem a bit darker, which truly works to the song's advantage. The interlude near the middle takes the listener to an ethereal place, creating a sense of anticipation for the climactic hit two-thirds of the way in where guitars and synth blend together, building to its satisfying high point. Enjoy.

 

"For All Occasions" - eleven.five

As the genre of EDM progresses, some producers have begun incorporating more Progressive House and Dubstep into their productions. However, eleven.five is doing the opposite. Sticking to the roots of trance, this track brings all the elements that made original trance great. A driving piano melody and a repetitive soundscape not only bring out emotion, but also prove this artist's mastery of the genre. I first heard eleven.five on ASOT 586, and I anticipate to hear more from him soon. New music is always exciting, but this revamped version of old-style Trance has that nostalgic feel, and is too good for any die-hard trance fan to pass up. 

Golden Oldie

"Meet Me In Montauk" - Signalrunners

If you know of Andrew Bayer, then you know that he was part of an electronic music duo a while ago with Alan Nimmo called Signalrunners. Don't let his current sound fool you, this track was made in 2008. You might have heard this track in TATW 449, or even when Andrew Bayer himself dropped it live in Bangalore India, for the last installment of TATW. From his beginnings, Bayer has always been a supremely progressive producer, and because of that, this song has maintained relevancy throughout the years. This forward thinking producer has proved himself time and time again, and I can only expect more big things from Bayer in the future!

By April Surrency