Hard on the heels of Yotto’s debut Essential Mix that was premiered last weekend on Radio 1 by Pete Tong, the Finnish producer – signed to Anjunadeep and known for tracks like ’North’ and ‘Personal Space’ as well as remixes for the likes of Gorillaz and Coldplay – will release a brand-new EP, ‘Chemicals / Second Life’ on Joris Voorn’s esteemed Green label. Full tracklisting below.

Full of the kind of heady, atmospheric electronic music that Yotto has come to be loved for in recent years, Yotto’s Essential Mix saw him showcase his diverse musical tastes, from ethereal tracks by The Beach Boys and Sufan Stevens through to peak time techno from ANNA and Patrice Baumel.

New EP ‘Chemicals / Second Life’ sees the DJ and producer strike new musical heights with two intoxicating dance-floor cuts certain to cause impact at clubs throughout 2018.

‘Chemicals’ combines skipping hi-hats with a fuzzy hypnotic bass filtering in and out of focus. Accompanied by Yotto’s instantly recognizable big room kick drums and soaring synths, you can expect to see ‘Chemicals’ played in sweaty peak-time sets far and wide.

On the flip, ‘Second Life’ is a progressive, hot-blooded acidic cut that slowly builds into cascades of bass, synth hooks and triplet percussion rhythms, giving the track a euphoric characteristic but not without an immersive emotional depth.

Building on BBC radio 1 support that on top of his Essential Mix saw Yotto awarded 5 Essential New Tunes and 2 Hottest Records In The World, this month will see the Finnish artist head to South America to play the legendary Warung Beach Club with Recondite, Black Coffee and Joris Voorn, as well as a headline show at The Bow in Buenos Aires.

Second Life

Yotto Essential Mix Tracklist

  1. The Beach Boys – Mount Vernon and Fairway Pt. 1 (A Fairy Tale) (Reprise Records)
  2. Benjamin Wallfish, Hans Zimmer – Joi (Alcon Sleeping Giant)
  3. Death In Vegas – Savage Love (Portobello)
  4. Christian Löffler – Mare (Max Cooper Remix) (Ki Records)
  5. Portable Sunsets – Straylight (Dave DK Remix) (Atomnation)
  6. Fideles – The Tensior (Original Mix) (Afterlife Records)
  7. Evigt Mörker – Slukande Hav (Original Mix) (Northern Electronics)
  8. SIS feat. Benjamin Frnkln – The Get Down (Original Mix) (Mobilee)
  9. SØNIN – All Of My Teenage Crimes (Yotto Rework) (Youth Control)
  10. Radio Slave – Vision (Original Mix) (Rekids)
  11. Pryda – Agag (Original Mix) (Virgin Records)
  12. Ben Böhmer – After Earth (Original Mix) (Anjunadeep)
  13. Fort Romeau – Emu III (Birdy Bonus Beat) (Running Back)
  14. Yotto – Chemicals (Original Mix) (Green)
  15. Mulder – Elon (Original Mix) (Rejected)
  16. Mulder – Elon (Edwin Oosterwal Dub) (Rejected)
  17. Luuk Van Dijk – Unknown (Original Mix) (Circus Recordings)
  18. Tom Demac – Bush Break Fiasco (Original Mix) (Flumo Records)
  19. Architectural – Lipstick & Cigarettes (Original Mix) (Non Series)
  20. Yotto – Your Mind (Original Mix) (Unreleased)
  21. Squire – Lost Again feat. Vette (Olderic Remix) (Flying Circus Recordings)
  22. Reich -Drumming (Patrice Bäumel Remix) (DECCA)
  23. Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein – Escape (Lakeshore Records)
  24. Yotto – Radiate (Original Mix) (Unreleased)
  25. Black Mami – Tokyo Express (Original Mix) (Fine Human Records)
  26. Pryda – Stay With Me (Pryda) LOOP TOOL
  27. ANNA – Hidden Beauties (Original Mix) (Kompakt)
  28. Andre Hommen – Abakus (Original Mix) (Vivrant)
  29. Ulrich Schnauss – Wait For Me (Yotto Rework) (Unreleased)
  30. The Future Sound Of London – Papua New Guinea (Yotto Rework) (Unreleased)
  31. Kurt Baggaley – Remembering Infinity (Original Mix) (Something Happening Somewhere)
  32. Sufjan Stevens – Drawn To The Blood (Sufjan Stevens Remix) (Asthmatic Kitty Records)
  33. The Avalanches – Saturday Night Inside Out (Modular Recordings)
  34. The Beach Boys – Mount Vernon and Fairway Pt. 2 (A Fairy Tale) (Reprise Records)



Is music your life? 17/18 February, Dancefair 2018, Jaarbeurs, Utrecht, NL


Dancefair is the biggest music maker event in the world. With a complete devotion to electronic music Dancefair will take place in the epicentre of electronic music: Jaarbeurs, Utrecht, The Netherlands. Do you love music? Are you a DJ, producer or music professional? Do you wanna learn from the best and kick start your music career? Dancefair 2018 will take place in the weekend of 17/18 February in the futuristic Jaarbeurs Centre.


Tickets: www.dancefair.nl

Get your tickets today for only €39,- (day ticket) or €59,- (weekender) or book an hotel/weekender combi ticket. You can also get a special A State of Trance combi ticket which will take place in the exact same place. One ticket, two events!. Your ticket into the masterclass by Armin van Buuren, a complete Armada Music artist program, a chance to be discovered by A&R team of Armada Music and of course the best Saturday night ever at ASOT.

What you wil get during Dancefair 2018?

22 Areas, 200 masterclasses, 160 artists, 7500 visitors, 70 labels and 200 music brands in attendance. Get your full access tickets now for €39,- (day) and €59,- (weekender)


Dancefair Gift Bag

Everybody who purchases a day ticket or weekender can collect the special Dancefair Gift Bag during the event. What is in it for you?

• 190 pages in hardcopy of the Maarten Vorwerk Handbook for Producers

• Free sound design masterclasses on Academic.fm by Cymatics.fm

• 1GB of free samples on Loopcloud by Loopmasters

• Free Bitwig 8-track DAW software

• 10% discount on music gear during Dancefair 2018

• 15% discount on MusiCasa courses in The Netherlands and Belgium

• 20% Discount on all Leapwing plugins



Armin van Buuren, Laidback Luke, Sick Individuals, Blasterjaxx, TONY JUNIOR, David Gravell, Matt Nash, Jewelz & Sparks, John Christian, Alvaro, Robin Albers, Luca Pretolesi (USA), Olly James (UK), Teknoclash, Maddix, Manse, Mental Theo, Irwan, DJ Jean, Kill The Buzz, Trobi, Sophie Francis, Lucky Charmes


Joran van Pol, Secret Cinema, Tinlicker, Man With No Shadow, Weska (GER), Spektre (UK), Lucien Foort, Taras Van De Voorde, Camiel Daamen, Minitech Project, Paul Nolan, LAAT, Mitch de Klein, MC Stretch, YEZPR, JSPR, Full On Funk, Janick Megroot, David Leese, IGOR, Ricardo Carota, KEFFISH


Capital Candy, Diaz & Bruno, Irwan, GLOWINTHEDARK, LVZY, Spanker, CityLights, Nando Leaks, Mohamed Fouradi, AT Bookings, Latoya Linger, F1rstman, Jairzinho, Trobi, JoeyAk, Dopebwoy, Moortje, Latifa, Custom Made, Luciano Winter, Freddy Moreiro, Mahi Khalesi, James Watts


Deepend, Mike Mago, Baggi, Rancido, Ferreck Dawn, Bolier, Olivier Weiter, unders, Joe Stone, Jon Sine, Deeparture, Bas Roos, Jay Rox

Future House

Vato Gonzalez, Mike Williams, Dante Klein, Mesto, Justin Mylo, Brooks, RetroVision, Bougenvilla, Dastic, Mr. Belt & Wezoll, LVNDSCAPE, Gerald Le Funk


CMC$, Dirtcaps, Mightyfools, DOLF, Naffz, TV Noise, Onderkoffer, Red Hood Squad, Sebastian Bronk, Greg Dela, Gianni Marino

Harder Styles

Frontliner, Sub Zero Project, The Darkraver, Dr Phunk, Outsiders, Warface, Ruthless, D-Sturb, Phuture Noize, Degos & Re-Done, Xense, Emphasis, Zero Sanity, Dark Pact, Justin Ferier Tatipata, Thyron, Rooler, Luminite


Spinnin’ Records, Armada, Revealed Recordings, Musical Freedom, NCS, Future House Music, Hardstyle.com, Be Yourself, 2Dutch Records, Frequency, UKF, Flamingo, Scantraxx, Pagara Music Group and many more..

Music Professionals

José Woldring (CEO Media Nanny), Gerben Roos (Alda) Maykel Piron (CEO Armada), Daniel J. Lee (NCS), Yuri Viroj, Wesley Verhey (Spotify expert), Colin Meulema (Blockchain expert), Peter Stevens (Music Allstars), Gijs Alkemade (Slam!), Meester Jesper (Spotify expert), Clifton Narain (&V Artist Agency), Luciano Winter (Rotterdam Airlines), Geert Wieland, Custom Made, AT Bookings, Bindu De Knock (Legal expert)

Advanced Producers

Luca Pretolesi (USA), Darcy Proper (USA), Ali Station (UK), Paul Nolan (UK), Basto (BE), John Christian (NL), Dan D’Ascenzo (BE), MarcoAntonio Spaventi (IT), Robin Reumers (NL)


Think you know it all? Think again!

There are many reasons to buy your Dancefair ticket today. With over 200 masterclasses by 160 top notch artists, 70 labels, your chance to be discovered during the demo drop, 6000m2 of gear mania, next level and advanced mixing and mastering masterclasses by international renowned audio engineers such as Luca Pretolesi, Darcy Proper, Ali Station, Paul Nolan, Basto and John Christian – Dancefair is the place to be! Wanna start your own company or work in the industry? Start building your career and network at The Business of Music, School of House and Abbey Road Institute and dedicated programs by Ableton, Adam Audio, KRK, Pioneer DJ and many more, Dancefair is your gateway to everything connected to electronic music


6000m2 Expo Floor

Enter the 6000m2 expo floor and test all the gear. Compare your favourite brands and purchase with discount at one of our retail partners: Keymusic, Bax Music or Tonecontrol. The best brands will be presenting the latest developments for DJs, producers and music professionals. You can only imagine how amazing this will be. You can test,  compare and purchase with discount. Where can you do that? Dancefair 2018 Expo Floor! We have created a fine selection of the latest products available on the Dancefair Expo Floor: Arturia Minibrute 2, Genelec The Ones, Pioneer DDJ-1000, Korg Prologue, Focusrite Clarett USB en Moog DFAM.


The Network

The network is a sublime opportunity to get in touch with top artists and business professionals. Register at the information desk and get your appointment for a 1-on-1 up close and personal conversation. Ask all your burning questions and get the right answers from the experienced. The Network is the place to be for everybody who is ready to take the next step in their musical career. Ask your questions towards Dante Klein, Julian Calor, Zany, Dyna, Streamin Music, Loopers, Olivier Weiter and many more


DAW Café

The DAW Café is the dedicated DAW community gathering for all producers of any age, sex, style and level. Connect with your favourite DAW and share your knowledge with fellow producers. Make new friends and start collaborating. Ask your questions towards pro users and product specialists of Ableton, Bitwig, Cubase, FL Studio, Logic en Studio One.


Demo Drop

This is the core of Dancefair. Artists like Pep & Rash, Mark Villa and Brook were discovered at Dancefair in the past. This is your chance. Drop your best tracks towards over 70 labels and receive valuable feedback on your productions. Be honest, be open! Now you can make a giant leap as a producer. Success is not guaranteed, useful knowledge is. Drop your demo at Spinnin’ Records, Armada Music, Revealed Recordings, Musical Freedom, NCS, Future House Music, Hardstyle.com, Be Yourself, 2Dutch Records, Frequency, UKF, Flamingo, Scantraxx and many more.


Grotesque’s headhoncho RAM teams up with Ireland’s own Ciaran McAuley for “Serengeti”

When the label boss decides to hit you, there’s nothing you can do but dance!

Teaming up with Ciaran McAuley for the second time, RAM is overcoming himself once again, delivering a massive tune, with an enchanting and hooking melody with a tribal vibes that builds up to an epic climax. Serengeti will take you to an endless trip, let’s get lost in it!


2017 has been a fantastic year for the Irish star, having played some of the biggest events in Europe like Luminosity Beach Festival, Electronic Family, Quest4Trance, Creamfields, Rong Victoria Warehouse to name but a few and several headling shows around Ireland. Ciaran was voted #2 break through artist of 2016 andwith a release scheduled approximately every 8 weeks with the industry’s biggest labels such as Garuda, FSOE and Blackhole – it is safe to say it has been a busy, exciting and inspiring year for Ciaran.

RAM on the other hand has welcomed 2018 with a bang. Having closed off 2017 with his own Grotesque Indoor Festival in Rotterdam, welcoming over 4000 fans from across 50 countries, he is now in the middle of a South American tour, cruising through Peru, Colombia and Brazil. Later on in 2018 he will be hosting the first Grotesque 300 show across the ocean, with a first stop in San Francisco. Several dates in Asia are to be announced, promising that 2018 will take him to an even wider global level.

Let’s grab it here

BT – Yahweh

Happy Friday everyone, it’s time to treat ourselves with some trance music from Armin’s!

BT is back with this jewel ‘Yahweh’!

Captivating listeners with a mere flick of the wrist, BT knows how to get his audience enthralled. With ‘Yahweh’, the American award-winning producer and composer offers a well-balanced cut that’s as capable of performing wonders as its atmosphere is divine. Sent down from above, this Armind release is sure to get Trance fans to raise their arms to the sky.

Let’s grab it Here



Looking for a way to kick off your Friday with the right vibe?

Seek no further then, because  Julian Jordan is back at it! After his solid dance hit ‘ Light Years Away’  he’s giving birth to this stunner called ‘Ghost‘ , powerful and catchy as we like it, so get ready to get your mind blown!

Already supported by the biggest names in the scene such as Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Hardwell and no other than Martin Garrix himself. Ghost’ proves to be unstoppable.



A marvelous phenomenon ready for some dancefloor action, ‘Ghost’ has appeared to spook the world with some sonic craziness. Floating across several genres with a devastating beat to boot, this record is that one-of-a-kind offering everyone wants to catch a glimpse of.

Le’ts grab ‘Ghost’ Here

“Always try to create the music you want to create and don’t care too much about what other people say about your music. If it’s something that you are proud of that’s the only thing that matters, because you created it.”  (Julian Jordan).

About Julian Jordan:

From one-to-watch to leader of the pack, Julian Jordan’s rapid ascent through the dance music world has been something to behold. It’s no surprise given the fresh quality of his productions, which always surprise and delight in equal measures. Not beholden to tired formulas or following the latest trend, he instead paves his own way with innovative rhythms, atypical riffs and endlessly inventive production.


Having made his name with a slew of anthems on scene-leading labels like Spinnin’ Records, DOORN Records and Revealed Recordings, he has now made great strides with his own label GOLDKID (Records). Increasingly the place for his own output, he has shown great diversity with his first few releases on the label, covering peak-time anthems and electronic pop. Then there was also the matter of his collaboration with Martin Garrix as part of his ADE 7 tracks in 7 days giveaway, the fierce electro of Welcome, which has accrued 15 million streams to date. All this lead to a well-deserved nomination for Best Dutch Act at the MTV EMAs in 2016.


On the DJ front, he joined the likes of Garrix and Calvin Harris in holding a monthly residency at Las Vegas’ prestigious Omnia, while he’s a regular at world-leading festivals like Tomorrowland and Electric Daisy Carnival. Reaching further afield, he has also dipped into the world of fashion, launching his own capsule collection with Chasin‘ to great acclaim.

Julian Jordan on social media: 

Twitter: @JulianJordan
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/itsjulianjordan
Youtube: http://youtube.com/JulianJordanTV
Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/julianjordan



30 months on from Bonzai’s first (Airwave-helmed) ‘Progressive Sessions’, Belgium’s finest sure-footedly arrive at their sixth ‘In The Mix’. Coincidence or otherwise, that’s the same timeframe in which its helmsman Gai Barone has marched from respected dark sonic matter merchant to lightning rod for the next coming of Deep.

Making professional strides (“few gained more career ground in 2017” considered DJ Mag last month) through tracks like ‘Shiny’ and ‘There’s A Lady’, his DJ performances have become evermore a clubbing-year essential.


With a zeitgeist-like timing, Bonzai have handed the I.T.M. mix-reins to this electronic music savant. The Italian’s first solo-mixed release, it puts his singular take on electronic music – one more complex and meticulous in character – into tack-sharp focus.

Be you trance, progressive or house, if the name ‘Gai Barone’ didn’t pass your lips in 2017, well better bet it will this year! Why? Well, foremost, his intrinsic sound is at a tipping point in 2018.

“From the top down, everyone’s saying it… says the Italian. “This will be the year of Deep. You only have to look at the direction of arena stages, club line-ups, label output, radio playlists, etc to see where that’s coming from. It’s just one of the reasons I’m so thrilled to be bringing this release in the earliest months of the most promising of electronic music years.”

Barone ascension has come with many benefits, not least establishing him as a tastemaker/barometer of all matters deep. The Go-To Gai (if you will!) for producers wishing to test the mettle of their latest wares, it has given Barone’s unparalleled pick of new material for the album.

His mix criterion is simple: “music of substance, not simplicity. Some find it easier to corral the music I play into the ‘deep trance’ bracket, which I do understand. We live in a world of classification. I do feel there’s significantly more range to it though. Barone tends to find adjectives rather than genres/sub genres most useful when summing his sound. “Moving”, “exacting” “intricate”, “atmospheric” – these are a few of the words he uses to describe what happens throughout ‘006’s runtime. “Less predictable” is another. “You’re not going to hear one harmonic trancer or deep-prog number after another, after another here. The mixes are designed as end-to-end listens. What happens in between is not always going to be what’s expected”.

His “substance not simplicity” mandate rings true throughout Part 1. Gai’s trademark ‘portrait-style’ compiling (each track at once standing out, yet working coherently in the album’s framework) delivers Kymatik’s ‘Knights of the Jaguar’ channeling ‘La Bataeu Ivre, the chugging ‘Inversion’ from Chris Cargo, TR20’s hardier ‘Perception Management’ and the cooler frisson of ‘Behind’ from newcomers Revolutionary Blocks. The mix concludes with Andromedha’s revision of York & Ramon (Hardfloor) Zenker’s ‘China Girl’.

His own music naturally plays a key role in the threading of both mixes. New cuts ‘Tanita’ and ‘Cantica’ both debuts within the first half. ‘Something Between Us’ and ‘The Bloop’ meanwhile etch waypoints in the second. Interlaced between are Oovation’s synth-warping ‘Solar’, ‘The Passenger’ from Montenegro’s AudioStorm, Yuriy From Russia’s elegiac ‘Black Lagoon’ and the drop-side intensity of ‘Dust of Light’ c/o Mark Found. The release plays out with the epic-in-scope, first time teaming of Solarstone & John 00 Fleming with ‘Hemispheres’

A 20/20 insight into his deep house thru harmonic trance range, you can order Gai Barone – In The Mix 006 – Progressive Sessions here: https://www.beatport.com/release/in-the-mix-006-progressive-sessions/2201535


Gai Barone – In The Mix 006


p style=”text-align: center;”>Part 1

01° Gai Barone – Tanita (Intro Mix) (Afterglow)

02° Tannura – Halfway (Original Mix) (Afterglow)

03° Gai Barone – Cantica (Gai Is Coming To Town Remix) (Afterglow)

04° Kymatik – La Bataeu Ivre (Original Mix) (Afterglow)

05° Lunar Park – Tantra (Original Mix) (Afterglow)

06° Chris Cargo – Inversion (Original Mix) (Bonzai)

07° Danito & Athina – City Lights (Stereo Underground Remix) (Crossfrontier Audio)

08° Morttagua & Gaby Endo – Urania (Gai Barone Depth Mode Remix) Uplifting Music)

09° Blufeld – Tristful Sleeper (Original Mix) (Bonzai)

10° TR20 – Perception Management (Original Mix) (Lowbit Records)

11° Revolutionary Blocks – Behind (Original Mix) (Afterglow)

12° Quadran featuring Tasha – Unlovable (Nico Parisi Instrumental Remix) (Bonzai)

1° York & Ramon Zenker – China Girl (Andromedha Remix) Black Hole Recordings)

Part 2

01° Matan Caspi – Shiny Coral Reefs (Alex Vidal Remix) (Bonzai)

02° Coyu featuring Thomas Gandey – 1 + 1 (Gerd Janson Arp Mix) (Suara Music)

03° Antidote – What Time Is Love (Stan Kolev Remix) (Bonzai)

04° AudioStorm – The Passenger (Original Mix) (Bonzai)

05° Gai Barone – Something Between Us (Original Mix) (Afterglow)

06° Oovation – Solar (Michael A Remix) (The Mango Alley)

07° Gabriel West & Ricardo Piedra – Devon (Original Mix) (Bonzai)

08° Yuriy From Russia – Black Lagoon (Original Mix) (Black Hole Recordings)

09° Milla Nelson – Beautiful Beast (Original Mix) Dominic Manns)

10° Mark Found – Dust of Light (Original Mix) (Mark Found)

11° Gai Barone – The Bloop (Original Mix) (Afterglow)

12° Basil O’Glue – The Mars Project (Original Mix) (JOOF Recordings)

13° Solarstone & John 00 Fleming – Hemispheres (Original Mix) (Black Hole Recordings)



Discover David Gravell ep. 011: Backstage at E-Lake Festival!

One of the things we love the most is when our favorite artists are up for some vlog, in this case we are super thrilled to watch what happened behind the scenes of E-Lake Festival with David Gravell.

Let’s check this episode out for a fix of energy and some insights from the Dutch man himself, taking us all backstage with him and his manager and showing us around.

Let’s see what his raider looks like, and let David infect you with his happiness and powerful sound. From the road to the festival, to the dinner at his hotel, passing through his backstage room and straight to rock the stage!

Are you ready to experience all that and discover a bit more this legend in the making? Yes?? Ok then, as David would say: AWESOME!







Armin van Buuren is super happy to announce that he is back to the White Island this upcoming summer to rock the stage of HI Ibiza with his fellow mates Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, and we are so excited that we’re counting down the months already!!

Every Wednesday from the 20th of June until the 19th of September you know where you can find the Dutch legend!

Early birds tickets Here