Now that dance music is gaining more and more of a foothold in the Asian market, it opens up a world of opportunities for many exceedingly gifted music producers who would’ve remained fairly unknown otherwise. A sterling example of the enormous talent that has remained hidden until now, Chinese producer Luminn has taken the leap and now finds himself releasing his debut single ‘Phosphene’ on Armin van Buuren’s A State Of Trance label.
Empowering and inspiring like a full spectrum of light, Luminn’s debut on A State Of Trance is a sublime Trance cut able to win anyone over. Armed with strong melodies, thumping kick-bass combos and a serene, pluck-driven breakdown, ‘Phosphene’ is that shimmer of hope that gets dance music lovers from all over the world through the darkest of days.
Luminn: “It’s hard to put this moment into words. The first time I saw Armin Van Buuren perform in a small club in Beijing, China back in 2009, I was utterly entranced. I didn’t understand the music, I didn’t know what trance or electronic music was, but my entire body felt electrified. The music was pulsing with energy. Nothing I’d ever heard before resonated with my soul the way this music did, and since then, it’s no exaggeration to say I’ve fallen deeply in love with everything trance. Trance, to me, is a language. It’s the one language that I know speaks from and to the soul, the one language that speaks from mine. ‘Phosphene’ is the culmination of all the work I’ve put in to learn this language. It’s me uttering my first words, my first resounding statement to the world. I hope this song brings to my listeners a beaming light of hope in their time of need.”
The first and only Chinese artist to have performed at a special edition of Transmission Festival in China, Ultra Music Festival and EDC, Luminn – whose name derives from the latin term “Lumen” (a measure of light) – has been electrifying fans with his own blend of Psy-Trance, Tech-Trance and Uplifting Trance since embarking on the scene. Awarded with a GFA (Golden Flower Award) at one of China’s most prestigious arts, film and culture award ceremonies for his contribution to the scene, he has shared the stage with many of the world’s most prominent electronic music artists, including Armin van Buuren, whose A State Of Trance imprint he now lands on with debut single ‘Phosphene’.