After a whirlwind year in 2017, re-establishing himself as one of the most interesting characters in the industry, FTSE is back with his latest single – ‘Pork Chop’. On a mission to make people dance, it seems FTSE left very little to the imagination, with releases on two industry authorities, Rinse FM and Ministry of sound, remixing the likes of Little Mix, Kideko and Elderbrook, as well as writing and producing tracks for Mø, Peking Duk and Burna Boy.

“Pork Chop is more than just a tune, it’s state of mind… I had this beat and I knew it was special, it was basically a live MPC jam I made in half an hour but I couldn’t stop listening to it. One day I had it on and my step son said “You should call it Pork Chop” cus’ that’s what I call my daughter, and I thought it was both hilarious and brilliant… Then I had this image in my head of a character called Pork Chop, a guy with a pig’s head. it’s kinda half funny and half terrifying but I think people like that it’s weird and different.” 

As his sound is ever-evolving, FTSE brings his new single ‘Pork Chop’ and as promised, it certainly is interesting; a weird and different “slice of thumping house”.



After 3 years in the making, the Norwegian Trance Viking announces his third artist album called “Prism”.

The first cut to emerge from Orjan Nilsen’s forthcoming album ‘Prism’, ‘Million Miles Away’ sees the Viking draw from his bottomless well of inspiration to come up with something different. Showing off his artistic diversity as well as his peerless production skill, this hyper-catchy cut is an amazing forerunner for the rest of Orjan Nilsen’s upcoming body of work. Featuring a soothing male vocal and an exotic guitar melody, this song marks the official start of the summer, and subsequently, the festival season!

“I have always been a very brave kind of producer. I’ve experimented, have tried different styles, genres, techniques. No matter how much I love DJ-ing I will always be a producer first and I will never stop going over the barriers in music production. This is what PRISM is all about, its about exploring different points of view, different perceptions. Prisms have the unique ability to reflect light and disperse darkness into color. And this is exactly what I do through music – I express my feelings and my thoughts with it. I disperse the darkness, turn negatives into colors and reflect the light. Or at least I really try. “Prism” is a combination of the many stories I have and want to share with you. Singles do not create a storyline, so it was only natural to compile those in an album, which I will be releasing in 2 parts.”


Full Tracklist of “Prism” Part 1:

  1. Orjan Nilsen – Swoosh (Intro Mix)
  2. Orjan Nilsen – That One Night
  3. Orjan Nilsen feat. Mike James – Hi There Radio (Been Too Long)
  4. Orjan Nilsen – Iconic
  5. Orjan Nilsen feat. Rykka – In A Thousand Ways
  6. Orjan Nilsen – Million Miles Away
  7. Orjan Nilsen – Navigator
  8. Orjan Nilsen – Craziness
  9. Orjan Nilsen feat. Matluck – The Last Goodbye
  10. Orjan Nilsen – I See Spots
  11. Orjan Nilsen – Simulator
  12. Orjan Nilsen feat. IDA – Drowning
  13. Orjan Nilsen – Nothing Here But Love


RAM – Africa

Our beloved Grotesque mastermind is back at it with one of his stellar productions.

RAM returns to Armada for another release on ‘Who’s Afraid Of 138’.

Combining groovy intro beats with grand, euphoric, trancy synths in the drop, ‘Africa’ is one to keep an eye on!


Check it out here


Following previous offering ‘RAMexico’, Trance powerhouse RAM draws inspiration from yet another part of the world to come up with this speaker-buster. Armed with a tribal-esque drum intro, energetic synth lashes and a killer melody, ‘Africa’ is bound to make the world go crazy.


Hot on the heels of dropping masterstroke single ‘Sunrise’ (feat. April Bender) to add considerable weight to his Armada Music comeback, Russian star ARTY immediately hits again with another shot of his trademark sound for the Amsterdam-based record label’s 15-year anniversary celebrations. Bearing the 15th anniversary stamp, ‘Rain’ emerges as both a solid offering and a telling precursor for the trove of phenomenal cuts ARTY intends to unleash throughout this year and the next.

Listen to ARTY – RAIN


Mesmeric and beautiful like a gentle drizzle on a warm spring day, ‘Rain’ offers a downpour of emotion no dance music fan can resist. Embellished by tiny synth drops and cascading melodies, this cut invigorates parties and nightlife scenes all over the world and will prove a fan favorite in no time.

ARTY: “Rain is my favorite weather by far, and I’ve always wanted to express my love for rain in a song. With ‘Rain’, I set out to describe the feeling of sadness and melancholy as well as the uplifting emotions that rain always brings me. It has less vocals and a bigger club vibe compared to its predecessor ‘Sunrise’, so people can enjoy the instruments surrounding the upbeat production.”

Born Artem Stoliarov (or Arty for short), ARTY is without doubt one of electronic music’s most consistent acts. After breaking into the scene in 2009 at the age of 19, he quickly began to turn heads across the dance music realm, releasing his music on a range of top-tier labels while churning out remixes for the likes of Halsey (‘Hurricane’ – over 47 million streams), OneRepublic, London Grammar, Above & Beyond, Porter Robinson and Years & Years. Now residing in Los Angeles, ARTY performs at the biggest festivals and clubs in the world (e.g. Ultra, Electric Daisy Carnival, Tomorrowland, Ushuaïa, Amnesia Ibiza, Creamfields), clocks up millions of streams on Spotify and keeps his Trance roots alive by churning out top-drawer singles under his globally acclaimed ALPHA 9 moniker. ARTY is rightfully considered one of dance music’s hottest acts and ‘Rain’ shows exactly why.

www.armadamusic.com // www.ARTYmusic.com



In need of some progressive vibes? Look no further then 🙂

American, Grammy nominated dance group Fatum present their brand new track ‘Violet’ on Armind.

As part of the ‘A State Of Trance’ mix album the warm chorded track is set to see its release today!!

Must come as no surprise that Armin played this beauty during his mainstage.




Let’s  Grab  It Here


Painting with their own shade of electronic music, Fatum once again show their mastery of all sonic colors with this essential addition to Armin van Buuren’s ‘A State Of Trance 2018’ mix album. A tidal wave of mainstage-wrecking sounds, ‘Violet’ will prove seminal across the dance music spectrum and turn out a brilliant addition to any Trance fan’s shortlist.

The NEW HORIZONS Festival will be bringing international DJ stars to the Nürburgring


  • Armin Van Buuren, Felix Jaehn, Hardwell, Marshmello, Steve Aoki & Tchami
  • The highlight on Capital Park: three DJ superstars performing an exclusive B2B2B set
  • Mystery Guest on Friday on the main stage


On August 24./25. the gatekeeper will be opening the doorway to the NEW HORIZONS Festival for the second time. This year, over 55.000 visitors are expected to come to this exceptional kingdom with its six different electronic worlds.

Megastar Felix Jaehn, platinum-producer Dillon Francis, the Dutch DJ-star R3hab and the French chart-stormers Ofenbach will be completing the world-class DJ lineup with the headliners Alle Farben, Armin Van Buuren, Hardwell, KSHMR, Marshmello, Steve Aoki, Timmy Trumpet and Yellow Claw.

The visitors of the festival, also known as “Travelers”, can look forward to a experiencing spectacular event: the exclusive appearance of Jauz B2B Netsky B2B Slushii.

Three superstars from the Trap and Bass House Scene performing side by side on stage –  this can only be experienced at the NEW HORIZONS Festival!

In addition, a mystery guest will be appearing on the main stage Capital Park.

One of Friday’s headliners will be the hit producer Felix Jaehn. The Hamburg-based artist rose to fame with his song “Ain’t Nobody” and his remix of OMI’s song “Cheerleader” and has been dominating the German single charts ever since.

Dillon Francis is one of the hottest emerging artists in electronic music around the world. He invented the “Moombahtone”, a mix of electro and reggae music.  Since the great success of his song “Get Low”, he has teamed up with megastars like Kygo, Martin Garrix, G-Easy, Skrillex and Calvin Harris, among others.

The French duo Ofenbach from Paris will be premiering their hits at the New Horizons Festival! With “Katchi” and “Be Mine” they have created two of the most catchy tunes and radio hits of the past few months.

Will Sparks will be traveling all the way from Australia to the Nürburgring. He is best known for his Melbourne bounce hit “Ah Yeah” and is considered to be an avid proponent of psy trance music. Trap producer SAYMYNAME will be arriving from the faraway city of Los Angeles. He recently introduced a new song in collaboration with the Chainsmokers in Miami.

New acts will include:

Tchami, Ghastly, Le Shuuk, Lost Identity, Malaa, Ookay, Quintino, Salvatore Ganacci, Snails, Tony Junior, Ummet Ozcan, Yves V, Allen Watts, Andy Sherman, Artique, Crossnaders, David Gravell, Empra, Estiva, Heatbeat, Jordan Sukley, Kyau & Albert, Lostly, Pretty Pink, RODG, Ruben de Ronde, Shinovi, Steve Brian, Valentine, Zawdi MC

The presale for New Horizons 2018 has begun, the Early Traveler tickets are already sold out.




FESTIVAL ANTHEM’S ALERT: Armin van Buuren feat. Conrad Sewell – Sex, Love & Water (DRYM Remix)

Something to start your Friday with a bang! Pretty sure you’ve heard it a lot lately in Armin van Buuren’s gigs.


The original of ‘Sex, Love & Water’ has been flipped into a psy-trance festival banger by DRYM.

The crowd at ASOT got blown away by the signature psy-trance sound and there’s no doubt that ASOT is first stop of many more to come.


Check it out here


Blasting into overdrive for this tempestuous rendition of Armin van Buuren and Conrad Sewell’s funkalicious offering, DRYM put the emphasis on their own meaning of the phrase ‘full throttle’. Pulling no punches at all, they make sure fans from all over the world have five minutes and 27 seconds of all-out floor-stomping to look forward to.


Whenever you decide upon taking a road trip, holiday or just all-around journey through life as a whole, what matters isn’t where you start and stop. The beauty of the experience is found in the in-between, in the breathtaking moments that you’d miss out on if you were to just hop from A to B and take shortcuts. Applying that very same notion to his music, Sebastian Davidson took his time to capture the essence of such a journey and somehow managed to fuse it with his unmistakably magical signature sound. The result is a stellar debut album that puts his peerless production skill and shimmering soundscapes fully on the map: ‘Atlas Of Adventures’.


Listen to Sebastian Davidson – Atlas Of Adventures


‘Atlas Of Adventures’ sees Dutch producer Sebastian Davidson offer music fans the chance to explore the sonic panoramas and impeccable views of a kaleidoscopic body of work. A spark of uncharted brilliance many a listener could lose himself in for all eternity, the album inspires and enchants through twelve tales of inconceivable beauty and mesmerism, including wondrous excursions such as ‘Father, Mother, Brother’, ’Alpenglow’ and ‘Klapp’ (with Claes Rosen). The mirror image of a world untainted and untarnished, ‘Atlas Of Adventures’ shows that A and B are mere stepping stones to the greater picture. And that picture, that canvas of brilliant colors and irresistible songs, truly is dazzling.

If all you’ve heard from Sebastian Davidson so far rapidly charmed its way into your heart and mind, you’re going to like the delicious soundscapes that comprise his debut album. Through ‘Atlas Of Adventures’, the Dutchman offers dance music fans the chance to explore a kaleidoscopic body of work full of sonic panoramas and impeccable views any listener could lose himself in for all eternity.

A spark of brilliance still left uncharted by most, ‘Atlas Of Adventures’ offers an experience that inspires, enchants and fuels countless tales of inconceivable beauty and mesmerism, backed up by wondrous excursions such as ‘Father, Mother, Brother’, ’Alpenglow’ and ‘Klapp’ (with Claes Rosen). Want to dive into this shimmering world and never look back? Open up the ‘Atlas Of Adventures’ and begin your journey.

Sebastian Davidson“Over the past year, I have been pouring myself into this album, drawing inspiration from my love for peaceful and untouched landscapes to discover my own sound. it has been the most rewarding, musically personal work I have ever done. It’s a new chapter that started out with ‘Alpenglow’ and ‘Father, Mother, Being’ being test songs to see if I could express my ideas. Both songs helped me a lot in defining the direction of my album and I dare say it’s everything I wanted it to be.”


A vast landscape, stretching out past the horizon. Dutch producer and DJ Sebastian Davidson’s music is a panoramic snapshot you want to dive into and explore. His tracks are a creative spur of the moment, clean at the core and rough around the edges. Deep house is the stylistic foundation of Davidson’s explorations, which are both musical and emotional. Getting lost and finding your way back, longing and wandering melodies, accompanied by mood setting beats, breaks and four to the floor. Diverse in style, deep and mostly downtempo, but firmly rooted in progressive and melodic house. Although technically a debut, the album is the culmination of years of gigs across the globe, from L.A. to Ibiza to Tokyo, experimenting and growing as a producer. ATLAS OF ADVENTURES is Davidson’s most personal project to date and comes closest to the core of what he wants to express artistically.


If you’ve started to feel a change in the weather, more warmth in the air or sun on your face, all we can say is… lucky, lucky you!

f not, well hey… join the club! The sun’s been an all too scarce a sight through VANDIT’s window too. Frankly we could use a ray or two to break the cloud, and right on cue, Alex Ryan’s delivered them

Hailing from that current hotbed of trance talent, Dubliner Alex blazed the trail for his VANDIT debut throughout 2017 with outings like ‘Visions’, ‘Connect’ and ‘Lahore’.

Sporting the sunniest of musical dispositions from its very first bar, Alex layers radiant pads, temperate bass and elegant strings into its formative production quarter. With the calling, heartstring-tugging strains of its lamenting male harmonies, in the break he doesn’t let the temperature drop by a single degree. Setting up a killer payoff, through a luminously exultant synth updraft, he serves it to the floor in no uncertain terms.

Six minutes and fifty seconds of trance perfection you really don’t wanna miss this month, ‘Atlantis’ from Alex Ryan is now through VANDIT and available here https://www.beatport.com/track/atlantis-extended/10361752 ! You can also catch a listen via VANDIT’s Soundcloud here: www.soundcloud.com/vanditrecords.



01: Alex Ryan – Atlantis