OUT NOW: BEAUZ & Subfer – Cool Girl (feat. BAER)

Infectious and upbeat, the next offering from BEAUZ on Championship Music sees San Diego native Subfer join the party. Laced with BAER’s high-register vocals and an addictive, pluck-based melody, ‘Cool Girl’ is that record you fall in love with at first play.

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“When Grant (Subfer) sent us an idea for collaboration, we knew we wanted to make a feel-good pop track that embodies both the BEAUZ and Subfer sounds. We changed the instrument of his main melody, added bass plucks for the verse, and created the drop. Initially, the track was called ‘Pretty Things’, we wrote some lyrics that reflected the money and fame hungry nature of our society; however, after we sent it to our good friend Sabrina (BAER) for vocals, she wrote a completely new top line with the same concept and it completely blew us away! Needless to say, she absolutely nailed it. Grant added the final touches with his signature sounds and the result was one of the most unique productions we have done J We’re very proud of the result!“

 

Lostly Releases Long Awaited ID – “Came Here To Forget”

With Powerful melodies and expert chord progressions trance legend Lostlydelivers yet another trance jewel. Another diamond from the FSOE camp “Came Here To Forget” has been a hidden gem during 2017, a beautiful masterpiece of banging energy and melodic sound that truly was made to transport you to another world.

With support from Aly and Fila playing the track to fans at Tomorrowland, Transmission in Prague and was featured on Future Sound of Egypt episode 524 as Wonder of The Week.

Lostly dedicates this release to his fans in hopes it helps them forget all their troubles on the dance floor when the beat drops. Inspired by his fans, when asked what brings them to travel so far and wide for trance events the answer was simple:

‘I come here to forget about all the ugliness in the world, the stress at work, whatever it may be that holds me back and to let go of it all’

About Lostly:

Having started DJing at the age of 13 a new release from Lostly is something to truly celebrate. With solo album tours spanning across the continents and performed at numerous festivals the world over including Luminosity Beach Festival, Color Festival, Decibel Festival, Nature One Festival, and Love Parade one of the largest dance events in history with 1.3 million people attending! He spends most of his time producing or remixing track for artist such as Markus Schulz, Aly & Fila, The Thrillseekers and more. The year has featured many great releases from Lostly including his “By Morning You’ll Be Gone” featured on Solarstone Presents Pure Trance Vol. 6, “One Last Look” on Outburst Twilight, and his remix of Mark Sherry’s “Gravitational Waves”.

“Came Here To Forget” is out now via all distribution portals.

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GROTESQUE 300 – MIXED BY RAM, MARCO V & DARREN PORTER

Had it somehow escaped your attention, of late Grotesque has been in overdrive. Within just the last month alone the label side of RAM’s marque has notched up a hat-trick of Beatport #1s. Their events arm meanwhile have just brought word of a 2018 international expansion, with Grotesque shows confirmed to tour the States, Asia and Europe. On the mix-comp front, RAM is a man whose largesse likewise knows no limits!! Fresh off the back of last month’s killer ‘Reworked & Remixed’ outing, with ‘Grotesque 300’, he’s ready to formulate another mix-spectacular into December’s equation.

To celebrate the transmission of another 50 episodes of the Grotesque Radio Show, our trance troubadour again descended on Rotterdam’s historic Maassilo compound in early December. In tow were 5000 wildly up-for-it fans, and another unforgettable crowd-wowing night was the sure-fire outcome.

A CD ‘compadre’ to its milestone celebrations, ‘300’ delivers an all-dancing all-trancing Carnival of the Grotesque companion to your door! Heading up the mixes are tech-trance legend Marco V, the Grotesque kingpin himself, RAM and one of the scene’s most rapid risers in 2017Darren Porter. Over 31?2 hours and across 43 tracks, it brings the night’s highs back into the sharpest focus. The three spinners have compiled and mixed the best, most seismic, most ‘300’-capturing trance available into it!

 

Over its 3 discs, you’ll discover original productions & reworks from a host of the scene’s most illustrious names. A Mardi Gras of Ferry Corsten, Darren Tate vs Jono Grant, MaRLo, PureNRG, Talla 2XLC, Stoneface & Terminal and Sean Tyas are but a handful of those involved. There’s an abundance from the newer names too, with the latest studio-weapons featured from ReOrder, Shugz, Lostly, The Noble Six, Ikorus, Dark Monks, Daniel Skyver and heaps more besides. Leaving their own inimitable marks on the discs too you can count on plenty from the production houses of Marco, Darren and RAM too.

So prepare for a fast flashback to that ‘Cirque du Trance’: Grotesque 300. The album is available online, through physical stores and via streaming sites now here: https://grotesque.choons.at/300

Mix 1 – RAM

01.RAM & Darren Porter – The Calling [Grotesque 300 Anthem]
02. Vimana – We Came (Andres Sanchez Uplifting Remix)
03. Daniel Skyver – Temper Temper
04. Etasonic & Dany G – Flying in a Dream (RAM & Cari Remix)
05. Craig Connelly featuring Tricia McTeague & Rory O’Grady – Meet At The End (Amir Hussain Remix)
06. Alan Morris & Adrian Morton – Keep Coming Back
07. CRW – I Feel Love (Omar Sherif Remix)
08. ReOrder & RAM – Opus Dei
09. RAM & Stine Grove – RAMore (Daniel Skyver Remix)
10. Andres Sanchez – One More Tune!
11. Darren Tate vs Jono Grant – Let The Light Shine In (2nd Phase Remix)
12. Paul Denton – Re-Offender
13. Steve Allen & UDM present Nightflyers – Dopamine
14. Dark Monks – Insane (Binary Finary Remix)
15. RAM – Melbourne (Fusion Mix)

Mix 2 – Marco V

01.MaRLo – The Launch
02. Marco V & Paul Denton – Network
03. Smith & Brown – Last Landing
04. Marco V – It’s Black
05. Ferry Corsten – Trust (Heatbeat Remix)
06. Amir Hussain & Daniel Skyver featuring Cari – Sahara
07. Dan Thompson – Delusion
08. Stoneface & Terminal – So What
09. Gene Xander – Paradigm City (Erika K & Daun Giventi Remix)
10. Shugz – Extremity
11. Marco V – Aranck
12. Kiyoi & Eky – Humanity
13. Ikorus – Checkmate
14. Lostly – One Last Look
15. XiJaro & Pitch featuring Artifi – Maple Valley
16. PureNRG – Midnight Blue
17. Marco V – Tribute

Mix 3 – Darren Porter

01.Darren Porter – Opening [Grotesque 300 Intro]
02. Marco Torrance & Natasha Jaffe – Under the Diving Bell (DIM3NSION Remix)
03. Tau-Rine – Energy
04. Stefano Brigati – Rise
05. Tau-Rine featuring Alaera – In The Memory
06. Midway – Amazon (Allen Watts Remix)
07. Talla 2XLC & Alessandra Roncone – Luce
08. The Noble Six – Firewalker
09. Darren Porter & Katherine Amy – Let It Burn
10. Sean Tyas & Darren Porter – The Potion
11. The Cracken – Revolution
12. UCast – Deranged
13. Alex Wright – The Vixen & The Lioness
14. Andy Blueman – Sea Tides (Energetic Mix)
15. Richard Sebastian – We Will Meet Again
16. TrancEye – Distant Dream

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MARK SHERRY & TEMPO GIUSTO – OUTBURST PRESENTS PRISM VOLUME 2

What fresh madness is this!? Yup, coming ‘atcha in a hardwired burst of 3D, 4K, 5G, kaleidoscopically synthesized madness, Outburst’s colourfully-explosive second trip through the ‘Prism’ beams this month!!

Putting a flaming torch to trance’s natural order, ‘Prism 2’ picks up where other trance compilations leave off/dare not tread. Overseeing this devil-may-care hard-tech ride to the genre’s wild side is DJ firebrand and all round good egg, Mark Sherry. For your listening pleasure, the Scotsman’s soundtracked a new 43-track safari to trance’s outer limits. Helping freight the sound of his headline-seizing label is Outburst Records’ now-regular sonic quartermaster, Tempo Giusto.

What’s on board musically? Well if we throw tough-trance names like Markus Schulz, Mauro ‘Megamind’ Picotto, Stoneface & Terminal, Richard Durand, Lostly, Orkidea, Arkham Knights, Robert Nickson and David Forbes at you, you should get the idea! Likewise raining down an ungodly synth, string, bass & drum firestorm, there’s much from our two mixing protagonists in there too!

Disclaimer: In this recording, zero regard has been paid to your general wellbeing and/or safety. No height or age restrictions apply and should you wish too proceed, the label accepts no liability for the outcome!

Still with us? Excellent! Let’s go…

Courtesy of ‘Any Time’ from Thick As Thieves (Sherry’s new techno-tipped project with David Forbes) and his own purpose-built, album-exclusive ‘Imbecile’, Mark’s mix spills early thrills at the speed of sound. His 2nd Phase team-up ‘Killer Twist’ is up next, which in turn paves the way for Mark’s reshapes of Schulz’s ‘The New World’ and Megamind’s ‘Taub’ and ‘No Regular’ from Ricky Fobis. Further down the wormhole you’ll find Stoneface & Terminal’s ‘So What’, David Forbes & Richard Durand paired on ‘Coma’ and ‘One Last Look’ from Lostly. The mix’s summit in sight, he fires off a decisive track (out)burst made up of Alan Morris’ ‘Stigmata’, ‘Laserface’ from EverLight and ReDrive’s rework of Sherry/Dr Willis classic ‘Here Come The Drums’.

If these 80 minutes of ‘Prism 2’ haven’t left you thoroughly, deliriously weekend-ready, fear not… there’s another 80 coming right up!

Tempo Giusto’s fought his way through to the trance frontlines in 2017, and here he steps up to claim his debut mix-comp credit. From the off, his disc kicks ass & takes names through an opening fusillade of the Spaniard’s Orkidea ‘Redemption’ remix-uptick, ‘Gravity’ by Arkham Knights and his ‘Pachinko’ collab with his brother Ima’gin. Giving a nod to last year’s ‘Prism’s co-mixer, he drops Alex Di Stefano’s ‘Split’ & ‘What’s The Catch’, as well as his reshape of Sherry/Stefano club-blitzer, ‘Everyone Is Looking For Us’. ‘Survival’ from Aussie lad Exis and Liquid Soul’s ‘Wake Up’ trail-blaze Tempo’s own double-ace closeout, ‘Raindance’ & ‘Burn’.

 

Mark Sherry & Tempo Giusto’s Outburst presents Prism Volume 2 is available to pre-order/order here: http://outburst.choons.at/prism2

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  1. Thick As Thieves – Any Time02. Mark Sherry – Imbecile03. Stuart Ferguson – Rellik04. Ikorus – Suplex 05. Markus Schulz – The New World (Mark Sherry Remix) 06. David Forbes & Mallorca Lee – Time Travel 07. Mark Sherry & 2nd Phase – Killer Twist (Cold Blue Remix) 08. 2nd Phase – Hot Sauce 09. Megamind – Taub (Mark Sherry Remix) 10. Stoneface & Terminal – So What 11. Mark Sherry & Alex Di Stefano – Everyone Is Looking For Us (Coming Soon!!! vs. WAIO Remix) 12. David Forbes & Richard Durand – Coma 13. Mark Sherry – Music Of The Earth 14. Dr. Willis & Myron meet Ricky Fobis – No Regular (Mark Sherry Remix) 15. Jamie Walker – Rebound 16. Mark Sherry & Dr Willis – Here Come The Drums (ReDrive Remix)17. Lostly – One Last Look 18. Alan Morris – Stigmata 19. EverLight – Laserface 20. Argy (UK) – Bearpit (Scot Project Remix) 21. Terry Ferminal vs Mark Sherry – Walk Away (Gary Maguire Remix)

  2. Orkidea – Redemption (Tempo Giusto Remix)03. Arkham Knights – Gravity04. Tempo Giusto & Ima’gin – Pachinko 05. Casey Rasch – What’s Next (Tempo Giusto Remix) 06. Alex Di Stefano – What’s The Catch 07. Ben Gold – Atomic (Tempo Giusto Remix) 08. Tempo Giusto vs HP Source – Foul Language 09. Amoeba Assassin – Piledriver (Greg Downey Remix) 10. Lucas Deyong – Spectrum 11. Mark Sherry – Vengeance (Tempo Giusto Remix) 12. Robert Nickson – Euphorica 13. Bobina & Natalie Gioia – My Everything (UCast Remix) 14. Tempo Giusto – Past x Future 15. Ana Criado – Still There’s You (A.R.D.I. Remix) 16. Mark Sherry & Alex Di Stefano – Everyone Is Looking For Us (Tempo Giusto Remix) 17. Alex Di Stefano – Split 18. Tempo Giusto & Jace Headland – Super Cool 19. Exis – Survival 20. Liquid Soul – Wake Up 21. Tempo Giusto – Raindance 22. Tempo Giusto – Burn  
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LET’S MEET DAVEY ASPREY: TOUR LIFE, NEW MUSIC, ASOT 850 AND MORE!!

 

 

Davey Asprey’s ascent to the upper echelons of the trance scene has been no accident. Having DJed tirelessly in the UK underground scene over the last decade, he has slowly built his gig CV up and down the country, developing a great reputation for his diverse range of styles and sets. Perfectly at ease with both warm-up duties or the peak-time frenzy, he inevitably drew the attention of the major clubbing brands, earning himself place on the line-ups of many of them.

 

However, it is with his ever-growing production portfolio that he has found worldwide attention in recent years, reaching new heights in 2016 with his smash hit “The Rapture”, released on FSOE. Enjoying A-list support and a place in Beatport’s top ten sellers of the year, the foundations were laid for a massive twelve months ahead.

 

Indeed, Davey’s follow up release on Armada, “Fallout” has proven to be one of the defining tracks of 2017, enshrining his reputation as one of the hottest properties in Trance. Having now secured a place on the line-up of the prodigious ASOT 850 event to kick off 2018, along with an increasing catalogue of studio goodies bursting to be heard, the year ahead promises to be the most memorable for Davey’s fans to date!

Fast-paced and innately energetic, Dan Dobson and Davey Asprey’s first-ever collaboration is a shimmering new production on A State Of Trance. From the haunting and unforgettable melody to the hammering bassline and thrilling build-up, this tune dwells in both the world’s biggest clubs and every corner of your mind.

This is his latest track, ‘ Fantome’

 

We had the great pleasure to meet this trance head during ADE, where our reporter Ross sat down with him  for a chat about his music, new projects, tour life and ASOT850, let’s check out what he told us:

TBA: Hi Davey, thank you for supporting the Backstage Access. First of all, congratulations on playing ASOT850! How does it feel to play such a big event?

Davey: It’s still a lot to process really, it’s a very surreal experience. I didn’t even know it was going to be announced yesterday [on ASOT836], so that was a very good surprise to top off what was a surreal and fantastic day in itself.

TBA: This is probably the biggest event you’ve ever played as of now, how will you prepare for such an event?

Davey: This is definitely the biggest gig of my career so far! I’m going to finish a lot of exclusives for the set, I already have a lot of releases scheduled up until summer really. So the set will contain a lot of original works, a couple of cheeky edits and I’m definitely working on something special for the intro. I’m going to prepare the set of my life if I can for you guys!

TBA: We’re  personal fans of your works before Fallout, will you play some of those as well?

Davey: Yes, definitely! The 138 sound has also been huge for me up until the Fallout single came out, but I’ve always dabbled up and down with the different genres of Trance from Progressive to Uplifting and Fallout, where would you fit that in the stylistic category, a sort of in between, right? That is supposedly why it works because uplifters can play it and people who play on the slower part of the spectrum, it caters to them as well. That track has opened up a lot of doors for me, obviously, with the whole thing at Armada giving me the opportunity to come to Amsterdam and ADE and have a sit down with people as yourself. So there are definitely a lot of things in the works for the 138 sound, definitely.

TBA: Speaking of styles, what made you decide to change from the uplifting sound to the more progressive stuff as Passengers?

Davey: It was just trying to not be pigeonholed, not be labelled as a 138 DJ or a one trick pony. After the release of Fallout I didn’t realise it was going to be as big as it has been, I was just trying to change things up and introduce people to a different style and to be able to eventually do that on something big as the A State of Trance radio and label is just amazing.

TBA: How does it feel to suddenly be buddies with the big guys like Armin and Ruben?

Davey: It’s quite surreal to be honest! Just being in the studio with them and being in the proximity of a lot of big people like yesterday in the A State of trance studio! If you were going to say to me a year ago that I was going to be there in the studio and meet the likes that I’ve now been speaking to, I wouldn’t have believed you, it doesn’t seem real. I even played Destiny on the PS4 with Ruben, which is something I would’ve never expected and it’s amazing!

TBA: And now that you have those contacts, can we maybe expect a collaboration with any of those artists?

TBA: No comment… No, just kidding, hopefully! That was one of the main reasons to come here: just to meet new faces and names. I made a lot of new contacts and a lot of new stuff is on the way. There is some stuff already in the works, I’ll let you guys know more once I can!

TBA: With your sudden rise of popularity: how do you look at your future? Especially with having a job and a kid?

Davey: I’m just taking everything one day at a time. I’m still trying to get the work and family life balance well right now. I obviously don’t want to neglect one thing for another, because they all mean so much to me in different ways. I do look to the future, but I mostly let my management do that for me, that’s what they’re there for. I’m just pumping out tracks and meanwhile try to have my family happy and hopefully everything will work itself out.

TBA: Armin mentioned that Fallout is his track of the year, but what is your track of the year?

Davey: Oooooh, that’s a difficult one. Non-Trance it is “Doesn’t Have To Be That Way” by Liam Gallagher, it’s even the ringtone on my phone the last couple of months, it’s absolutely a fantastic track! Trance-wise I’m a huge fan of Dan Dobson, all tracks he has released this year are fantastic! But Mike Sanders – Vitamin is also definitely one of the contenders for me, I played that heavily! Just the baseline and the way it swings is amazing. But it’s really hard to just choose one track for me, sorry, haha.

TBA: You obviously love a lot of different styles, would you also produce in different styles then Trance?

Davey: I’ve been trying to! I’ve tried a lot of stuff from Dubstep to Drum and Bass. I started out my DJ-career as a Rock DJ. I used to play rock and heavy metal in a club when I was 16 years old. I got a love for a lot of styles because they kind of help to inspire me to make the music that I’m doing. I’ve also spoken with some other musicians to get some live guitars and stuff in my tracks which would be fantastic so I really hope we can do that.

TBA: You started out as a DJ, but do you see yourself now more as a DJ or producer?

Davey: Now I see myself more as a producer, but originally I started producing to feed the habit of DJ’ing to make sure I could play some stuff from myself in clubs. I started DJ’ing 13 years ago but I started producing in 2008 and I really started focussing on producing and pushing it in 2011. Now I’m definitely more of a producer because I release more tracks then that I actually play DJ sets, but hopefully that will change sometime soon.

TBA: What is your biggest challenge as a producer?

Davey: Right now, definitely trying to follow up after Fallout! That is the sound that the guys at Armada want me to champion, but it’s not that easy as people say like “Oh, just make Fallout mark 2”. Even though it’s my track, making a track that is just like it but not enough that it’s ripping off your own track is a real challenge. But in the process of doing so I’ve created a bunch of new tracks that are completely bonkers! It’s definitely Trance, but it’s a different kind of Trance… But one of them is pretty experimental and I’m really excited to get it out at the early part of 2018, I still need to find a name for that one! That is also a challenge: naming tracks!

TBA: On the topic of naming tracks. Is Fallout a reference to the actual game Fallout?


 

Davey: Most definitely! I’ve spend a lot of time playing that game when I was at university and I really lost myself in the world of Fallout, epic. I also play a lot of Destiny like mentioned before, my track “Sunbreaker” is a reference that game as well! I take a lot of inspiration for my tracks of playing video games!

TBA: Fallout has certainly been your step up in to the big world, how do you deal being such a rising star and rising popularity?

Davey: I just take everything day by day. I’ve got a nice group of friends who keep everything grounded and I try to be a nice and positive force to everyone as much as I can. If you send me a message I will try to get back at you. It might not be straight away because I have work, but I do definitely try to go out of my way to engage with the fans and reply to the time they spend to reach out to me. Like right now, after the announcement from yesterday [the announcement to play at ASOT850] my Facebook has been blowing up, my page has gone up by like 400 likes! It’s crazy in a year I’ve gone from 8.000 likes to 37.000, that’s unbelievable for me!

TBA: Would you agree that 2017 is the year of Davey Asprey?

Davey: You could say so, but I’m hoping that next year will be even bigger! I’m hoping that this is just the warm-up and there is a lot of stuff going on in the background. If it looks like I’m not doing anything on the social Medias, I’m very very busy in the studio, speaking with management and other producers and I’m just working on a lot of new material. 2018 is going to start with a bang, we’ve got another release scheduled up in the early part of the year and in February we’ll have the ASOT gig!

TBA: Because you also have an Australia tour coming up, how’s that?

Davey: Well, that was originally planned to be next week, but it got rescheduled, which meant that I could come to Amsterdam for ADE and stuff. It’s now going to be in March I think, but I think everything happens for a reason and because of that I know had the chance to be here at ADE, my first ADE. This has been a priceless experience and you can’t put a value on how much I got to do yesterday. But yeah, Australia will hopefully be fantastic, I have a lot of friends and family out there so it’s great to be able to go out there to see them and obviously play for the Australian crowd! I’ve heard nights out in Australia are absolutely bonkers.

TBA: I’m personally a huge fan of your track “Bridge The Divide”, can we expect another track like that?


 

Davey:  Yes! I’ve got a lot of stuff running in the background, it’s just now trying to find the right vocalist. I already have one in mind… I already have the instrumental down for the track and she wrote some really deep lyrics for it, but translating that in to a Trance record is going to be a bit of a challenge. Hopefully I’ll get to work on it before the end of the year. I’ve already send the demo version to Armada and they’re really happy with the vocals and the actual melody. But back to Bridge The Divide: I did that track with Ellie Lawson and apparently it was her comeback track! She just came back from having a child and I just came back from having my child and it just seemed to be a good click! It took a while to get it all started, I already had the track written and sent it to Amsterdam Trance, but it took like 2 or 3 months to come back with the vocals, but I had a really good reaction on that track!

TBA: Last question: you played an ID at ASOT836, can you tell us something about that?

Davey: Yes! The ID is actually released today: it’s the remix I did for Kyau & Albert’s “Mein Herz”. It’s their first single in their native language of German. I met them when I was at A State of Trance in July. We we’re just sitting on the sofa and exchanging cards and a couple of days later, they send me an e-mail saying “would you like to remix a track of us, you’re the only person we want to remix this track!”. I really tried to emulate the sort of older Kyau & Albert style in the track. They were really happy with how the track turned out and so was I! I premiered it on ASOT, walked out the studio and when I walked in: Armin was playing it which was an absolute pleasant surprise! Kyau & Albert are really amazing guys, really genuine and very helpful.

TBA: Thank you so much Davey and good luck at ASOT850 and 2018!

ARMADA MUSIC LAUNCHES ITS FIRST OFFICIAL CLOTHING LINE

Though Armada Music has always been staking its claim as a big player in the world of electronic music, the past few years saw the Amsterdam-based record label become even more of an all-encompassing dance music label in terms of diversity and quality. And now, while representing nearly all colors and flavors of electronic music, Armada Music saw fit to give its existing merchandise branch an overhaul as well. Staying true to its roots as well as to its ambitions and goals, the label decided to launch its first-ever clothing range, a 9-piece collection of fashionable, self-designed items that caters to the needs of DJs, producers and electronic music fans alike.

Offering a variety of affordable products for all ages and sexes (including several T-shirt designs, a sweater, a hoodie, a varsity jacket, a baseball cap, a snapback cap and a tote bag), the collection focusses on providing comfortable, high-quality clothing that’s easy to travel and move around in, which makes it especially suitable for DJs and producers to wear during everything from their intercontinental tours to their tiring, night-long studio sessions. And while the designs already speak for themselves quite a bit, the feel of the clothing line is portrayed perfectly in a video that accompanies the release of the collection, blending the respective styles of the city of Amsterdam, the home of Armada Music and the electronic music scene as a whole in one single clothing line.

  

So far, the new designs have already been worn by the likes of Armin van Buuren, Andrew Rayel, Fedde Le Grand, W&W, Lost Frequencies and more. The full collection is available online via www.armadamusicshop.com.

 

RAM releases new single “Melbourne” dedicated to Australia

Grotesque head-honcho RAM dedicates his latest anthem “Melbourne” to Australia!

A smashing infusion of powerful beats, fast and hard as only a festival anthem can be; boss label and heavy weight producer RAM dropped another bomb track. “Melbourne”, a monster forged to destroy every dance floor from now on with the most insane bass line and hard style synth line.

 

Bringing back the old-school, RAM is no stranger to the roots of trance music. Kicking his career off back in the 90s, the dutch producer has managed to fuse two different eras together, possibly starting off a new trend – hardstyle psy! Called “one of the hardest working DJs in the trance scene” by no other than Armin van Buuren, RAM premiered his latest single on A State of Trance episode 843 via an exclusive guest mix.

“Australia is definitely one of my favorite countries in the world with one of the best crowds! I absolutely love the mentality of the people, their way of leaving, their food & nature, it’s just a completely different world out there. There is not a single negative thing I could think of and I simply can not wait to go back there and experience it all over again.”

“Melbourne” is out now via all distribution portals.

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Following a numerous Beatport #1s this year, including his latest “The Calling” collaboration with Darren Porter, which is also Grotesque Indoor Festival’s official anthem, there is no doubt the flying dutch is one of the most influential and successful trance acts at present time. His label Grotesque delivers weekly releases via 3 different mediums, consistently taking room in the Top 100 for weeks ahead.
Celebrating the 300th episode of his Grotesque Radio Show, not only that RAM just hosted the biggest indoor trance event in Holland on December 9th, but also joined forces with trance legend Marco V & upcoming star Darren Porter in the release of the latest Grotesque 300 Compilation.

Catch RAM Live:
Dec 15: Strictly RAM Australia Tour, Perth, Australia
Dec 16: Strictly RAM Australia Tour, Melbourne, Australia
Dec 30: Xtra Large, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Dec 31: Dance on Trance, Noorderlicht, the Netherlands
2018:
Jan 12: TBC, TBC, Asia
Jan 13, TBA, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Jan 26: S America Tour, Lima, Peru
Jan 27: S America Tour, La Paz, Bolivia
Feb 02: S America Tour, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Feb 03: S America Tour, Medellin, Colombia
Feb 09: TBA, USA
Feb 10: TBA, USA
Feb 16: TBA, USA
Feb 17: TBA, Guadalajara, Mexico
Feb 24: TBA, Belfast, UK

Out Now: Andrew Rayel MOMENTS REMIXES E.P. (inHarmony Music)

 

Sizzling. Decisive. All-encompassing. The music of Andrew Rayel has the power to ignite a fire within the hearts of trance music-lovers. As the newly minted label chief and head of A&R of inHarmony Music, Rayel is now able to find and showcase fresh new talent before now little known to the world. The MOMENTS REMIXES E.P. (inHarmony Music) is out now.

Listen to Andrew Rayel – Moments (Remixes) EP1

Like a gust of blustery wintry wind, the MOMENTS REMIXES E.P. is like an unstoppable force of nature, impossible to ignore. Spencer Brown’s Hypnotic Extended Mix of “Moments” is quirky, thoughtful and perfectly balanced with its staccato stabs and gradually building suspense. Unexpected chord changes add a bright twist to this Andrew Rayel tune. Spencer Brown’s Hypnotic Mix is smoother, gentler in its melodic immersion yet still showcasing captivating chord progressions. The Crystal Lake Remix of “Heavy Love” casts an entirely new light on this otherwise radio-friendly tune by ratcheting-up the sonic tension of the song. The dramatic accompaniment of violins throws Kye Sones’ vocal into stark relief. Her voice is transformed to fit this mainfloor monster as it bursts forth through the loudspeakers. The Crystal Lake Extended Remix has a brutally sharp, percussive intro that delves deep with rich violin strings into a mysterious sea where Sones’ golden voice is the only lifeline.

The Manse Extended Remix of “Home” teases Jonathan Mendelsohn’s vocal towards the beginning of the track before doubling back to start the verse anew. A syncopated, finger-snapped rhythm keeps time with Mendelsohn as he dances deftly through this anthemic song. The Manse Remix adds the crackle of a vinyl record as Mendelsohn’s vocal hits immediately at the outset. The quieter moments of the Manse edits truly allow the subtle control of Mendelsohn’s voice to shine. The Exis Remix is a thudding, progressive take on “Once In A Lifetime Love” with pockets of dreamy synths enveloping Kristina Antuna’s vocal over filthy, synthesized horns ready to stir-up a night of mischief. The Exis Extended Remix is dynamic, geometric and angular in the precision of its sounds.

Tracklist for MOMENTS REMIXES

Andrew Rayel, “Moments” (Spencer Brown’s Hypnotic Mix)

Andrew Rayel, “Moments” (Spencer Brown’s Hypnotic Extended Mix)

Andrew Rayel & Max Vangeli ft Kye Sones, “Heavy Love” (Crystal Lake Remix)

Andrew Rayel & Max Vangeli ft Kye Sones, “Heavy Love” (Crystal Lake Extended Remix)

Andrew Rayel ft Jonathan Mendelsohn, “Home” (Manse Remix)

Andrew Rayel ft Jonathan Mendelsohn, “Home” (Manse Extended Remix)

Andrew Rayel ft Kristina Antuna, “Once In A Lifetime Love” (Exis Remix)

Andrew Rayel ft Kristina Antuna, “Once In A Lifetime Love” (Exis Extended Remix)

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About Andrew Rayel

Hailed by Armin van Buuren as “the future of trance music,” Andrew Rayel (real name: Andrei Rata) is a classically trained electronic dance music DJ and producer from Moldova often referred to as the “modern-day Mozart.” As a DJ, Rayel exudes an unbridled enthusiasm for the music he plays and his onstage performances are electric and filled with physical energy. Drenched in a well-earned sweat after every set, Rayel earns his position as a bandleader, stirring up his crowds’ passion as much with his music selection as with his bodily vigor. He has DJ’d the world’s biggest festivals, including: Ultra Music Festival in Miami, TomorrowLand in Belgium and TomorrowWorld in Atlanta, Stereosonic in Australia, Global Gathering in the UK and other countries, Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas, Electric Zoo in New York, Transmission Festival in various countries, Ministry of Sound in the UK, Dreamstate in San Bernardino, Electronic Family in Amsterdam, Zoukout in Singapore and Together Festival in Thailand. Rayel is a regular on the lineup at various ASOT stages around the world. Nightclub residencies have him performing onstage at super-clubs, including: Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub in Las Vegas, Marquee and LAVO in New York, Ushuaïa Beach Club in Ibiza, Zouk in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, Escape in Amsterdam and Ministry of Sound in London.

About inHarmony Music

Launched in September, 2017, inHarmony Music is the record label headed by Andrew Rayel and distributed by Armada Music. As label chief and head of A&R for inHarmony Music, Rayel is the key decision-maker when it comes to signing new artists and music. Fulfilling a lifelong dream while on his never-ending career quest, Rayel is now able to do for new artists what Armin van Buuren did for Rayel years ago. The circle is complete and there will be an abundant supply of lovingly curated new music ahead.