PURPLE HAZE – THE HYLL

The Dutch DJ/producer Purple Haze also known as Sander van Doorn again shows his versatility with his new track ‘The Hyll’. With its sporting melody and soaring synths ‘The Hyll’ will have the trance fans desperately longing for more!

LISTEN HERE

Striking a perfect balance between the impactful bassline and gentle plucks, Purple Haze’s ‘The Hyll’ is Trance 2.0 in all its glory. Sporting a killer melody alongside soaring synths and thrilling harmonies, this cut is meant for the biggest stages in the world

OUT NOW: RODG – BEAM

Are you ready for a party? Then you’re definitely ready for Rodg’s new track ‘Beam’! This track will give you the energy to dance on the dance floor all night long.

Listen to the track HERE

Coming up with another high-impact cut meant to wreck dance floors, Rodg is giving the fans exactly what they want. Offering energetic basslines, wonderful harmonies and a melodic synergy few tracks can match, ‘Beam’ is like a sonic laser show: gorgeous, impressive and a surefire way to set the mood for a kick-ass live show.

ARMIN VAN BUUREN DROPS NEW, NOSTALGIC COMPILATION ALBUM: ‘A STATE OF TRANCE CLASSICS, VOL. 13’¬

It’s been a while since Trance music first emerged in the dance music realm, but the enchantment still hasn’t wore off. Standing out through its magical melodies and tidal wave of emotion, the early days of Trance music enveloped the minds and souls of millions of people from all over the world and has been a staple genre ever since as it remained at the heart of many nostalgic flashbacks. And now, the next glorious installment of the globally acclaimed ‘A State Of Trance Classics’ series makes sure all of those beautiful memories will flare up simultaneously once again.

Listen to ‘A State Of Trance Classics, Vol. 13’

 

With thirty-six tracks split over four parts, ‘A State Of Trance Classics Vol. 13’ captures the essence of what Trance means to so many people. Packed with wonderful cuts from seminal producers such as Above & Beyond, Aly & Fila. Cosmic Gate, Dash Berlin, Ferry Corsten, Gareth Emery, Markus Schulz, Mat Zo, Ørjan Nilsen, Rank 1, Ton TB, Vincent de Moor and Armin van Buuren himself, the compilation album hits the nail right on the head in terms of track selection and shows to fans new and old just how rich, precious and magical the early days of Trance have been.

 

Tracklist:

CD 1

  1. Armin van Buuren feat. Cathy Burton – Rain
  2. Gareth Emery & Ashley Wallbridge – Mansion
  3. Above & Beyond – Good For Me (Above & Beyond Club Mix)
  4. Markus Schulz feat. Justine Suissa – The New World
  5. Dash Berlin – Never Cry Again (Jorn van Deynhoven Remix)
  6. Chicane & Ferry Corsten feat. Christian Burns – One Thousand Suns (Soundprank Remix)
  7. Cosmic Gate feat. Jan Johnston – Raging
  8. W&W – AK-47
  9. Warrior – Warrior (Club Mix)

 

CD 2

  1. Ayumi Hamasaki – M (Above & Beyond Remix)
  2. System F – Solstice
  3. Armin van Buuren feat. Susana – If You Should Go (Aly & Fila Remix)
  4. Andrew Rayel feat. Jano – How Do I Know
  5. Black Pearl – Bounty Island (DJ Shah’s San Antonio Harbour Mix)
  6. Icon – Desire (Icarus Remix)
  7. Andy Duguid feat. Leah – Wasted
  8. M.I.K.E – Massive Motion
  9. DJ Remy & Roland Klinkenberg – Till Ya Drop

 

CD 3

  1. Arty, Nadia Ali & BT – Must Be The Love
  2. Mat Zo – The Fractal Universe
  3. Arctic Quest – Renaissance
  4. Velvetine – Safe (Wherever You Are) [Rank 1 Remix]
  5. Breakfast – The Sunlight
  6. Ørjan Nilsen – Amsterdam
  7. Omnia & IRA – The Fusion
  8. Ton TB – Electronic Malfunction
  9. Vincent de Moor – No Hesitation (VDM’s 2007 Rework)

 

CD 4

  1. Ernesto vs Bastian – Dark Side Of The Moon
  2. Lange & Andy Moor – Stadium Four
  3. Armin van Buuren presents Gaia – J’ai Envie De Toi
  4. Emma Hewitt – Rewind (Mikkas Remix)
  5. Three Drives – Air Traffic
  6. Mike Foyle & Signalrunners – Love Theme Dusk (Mike’s Broken Record Mix)
  7. Albert Vorne – Formentera What (Gareth Emery Remix)
  8. David West – Welsh Morphology
  9. BT – Skylarking

 

DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE WITH THE LEGEND IN THE MAKING DAVID GRAVELL

A few weeks ago, while Amsterdam Dance Event was in full swing, we reached out Armada Music headquarter to sit down with one of the most talented young artist of the label, David Gravell.

He dragged us down the rabbit hole revealing us some very intriguing enlightenment about the ups and downs of being a successful artist and we cast a light  on a few important issues like how to stay healthy and fully energized during a very busy tour schedule;

what’s the concept behind his new logo,

what’s the secret formula behind his smashing remixes; some insights about the upcoming EP and much more.

You can enjoy the whole chat right here:

 

 

 

 

PROGRESSIVE SESSIONS – AIRWAVE IN THE MIX 007

It was Airwave who fired the starting shot for Bonzai’s now three-years-and-running ‘In The Mix – Progressive Sessions’ series back in the summer of 2015. Maintaining a clockwork-regular two-per-year release-tempo, it most recently dropped Gai Barone’s Feb-released ‘006’ edition. (“9/10 – the ethos of progressive captured” said MIXMAG upon its arrival). ‘ITM007’ – out this autumn, sees its mix-baton passed back into the hands of the Belgian. In the pursuit of conquering even ‘ITM 001’s dizzying heights, Laurent has gone the extra mile brilliantly networking 28 tracks into 150 mind-expanding minutes of progressive eminence.

Along its path you’ll make contact with freshly sourced studioware from Gai Barone, Jerome Isma-Ae & Alastor, John 00 Fleming, Eelke Kleijn, Oovation & Yoachim, The Stupid Experts, Stan Kolev and a progressively star-filled sky of others. It also includes material from Airwave’s own most recent release (the DJ Mag 8/10 scoring ‘Bliss EP’), as well as hot-from-the-studio production ‘Attraction’ and two purpose built intro pieces, which establish the feel for each of its discs.

With mixing skills almost otherworldly in their ability to blend without margin and a blackbelt understanding the composition of its assembled music, Laurent serves the album acultured, layered and textually intense experience unlike any other.

In the most classic of senses, Airwave overtures with his bespoke ‘ITM007: Intro Part 1’ creation. It places the anticipatory sounds of an orchestral string section tuning up against atmospheric pads and intruding drum march. Scene luminously set, it cedes to allow the air-spun melodics of Eelke Kleijn’s ‘The Calling’, Slam Duck’s drumatic retake of Narel’s ‘Circle Sky’ and Airwave’s own swirling prog-noir ‘Gravy Train’ in. Around its midpoint, Rauschhaus’ rebuild of Oovation & Yoachim’s ‘Open It Wide’ finds common ground with the bassy prowl of  ‘Night And Day’ from The Stupid Experts. As Mix1 thunders hypnotically towards its terminus, Laurent feeds ‘Bliss’ – the lead track from his latest EP – into its system, before reaching its atmospheric apex through brilliantly vivid ‘Eclipticum’ from Cortex Thrill.

Storm’s-coming drums & scudding bass notes herald mix 2’s arrival. Giving tone, tempo and sonic tenacity a nudge, Laurent also allows a shot-glass’-worth of trancier liquor into his mix. Basil O’Glue’s netherworldian ‘Shrine’ flashes the steel; Stan Kolev’s ‘Utopia’ (in its Audio Noir Trip version) adds darker, even more sonorous notes, while ‘Voyage’ from Andromedha ups its celestial ante. Midway through, Airwave slips his newie ‘Attraction’ in, which makes a lightning connection to Gai Barone’s ‘Flash’. As the ether turns darker again, Jerome Isma-Ae & Alastor’s ‘Timelapse’ bring the moodily rolling bass and crunchier percussive elements in. That sets up John 00 Fleming & EEEmus’ (per DJ Mag “chunky, warpy and not without its funkier moments”) ‘Drop From The Vile’ up to deliver the release’s final coup de grace.

If a journey into the very heart of the music is what you’re after, call off the search – Airwave’s ‘In The Mix 007 – Progressive Sessions’ is available to order here(https://bit.ly/2yRtzfs) or you can listen via Spotify here (https://spoti.fi/2yO9oPB).

Airwave – In The Mix 007 – Progressive Sessions Tracklist

CD 1

01 Airwave – In The Mix 007 Intro (Part 1)
02 Pranav Mayekar – Elixier
03 Eric Lune – Benji
04 Eelke Kleijn – The Calling (Extended Mix)
05 Laurent Chanal – Marlin (Nicolas Rada Remix)
06 Juan Sapia – Lonely Mountain
07 Narel – Circle Sky (Slam Duck Remix)
08 Airwave – Gravy Train
09 Groovegsus & Jason Heat – The Alpha (Original Mix)
10 Oovation & Yoachim – Open It Wide (Rauschhaus Remix)
11 The Stupid Experts – Night And Day (Original Mix)
12 Airwave – Bliss
13 Sylk Poletti – Double Face (Original Mix)
14 Cortex Thrill – Eclipticum (Aurora Borealis Mix

CD 2

01 Airwave – In The Mix 007 Intro (Part 2)
02 Basil O’Glue – Shrine (Early Mix)
03 Stan Kolev – Utopia (Another Audio Noir Trip)
04 Andromedha – Voyage (Original Mix)
05 Kamilo Sanclemente – Secret Garden (Original Mix)
06 Airwave – Attraction
07 Gai Barone – Flash (Cherry Remix)
08 Jerome Isma-Ae & Alastor – Timelapse (Extended Mix)
09 Erich Von Kollar & Radicz – Kepler-452b (Andre Absolut Remix)
10 Austin Pettit – Nightride (Original Mix)
11 Fanizza & Andrew Cash – Galaxia
12 Van Czar – Adsum (Original Mix)
13 Hell Driver – Global Warming (Original Mix)
14 John 00 Fleming & EEEmus – Drop From The Vile (Original Mix)

More about Airwave:

Laurent Veronnez aka Airwave aka many many other guises was born in Brussels in 1977, he is a naturally gifted artist and this manifested in him at the age of just 7. Influenced by the 80′s and 90′s sounds and by greats such as Kraftwerk, Jean Michel Jarre, Orbital, Oliver Lieb and BT, he honed his skills in music knowledge and technology. Laurent would then see demos picked up by the infamous Bonzai imprint in 1996 and the stunning Airwave – “I want To Believe” was released. In 1998 this was picked up by many top DJ’s including Sasha and Oakenfold and later on by an up and coming DJ, Tiesto. Airwave’s sound was and still is prominent in the UK and Dutch trance scene and this has helped a host of today’s top DJ’s be where they are now. His infectious music spread further in 1999 to Germany, Italy and the world and now Airwave is a very popular name on the EDM scene with a huge, loyal fan-base.

Versatility and great skill in the studio led to many collaborations including with his friend Jurgen Leyers forming together Fire & Ice and E.N.E.R.G.Y., with Georges Petkidis on some Planisphere tracks and with Marnik Braeckevelt as Antidote. The list continues with many other greats including Yves Deruyter, M.I.K.E., Armin Van Buuren, Ferry Tale, Marcus Schulz and John 00 Fleming, this is just the tip of the iceberg. Breaking boundaries and turning his hand to many genres of music Laurent has as many as 500+ productions and remixes under his belt. Laurent then started to develop his DJing and live performances and has played in some big venues, Slinky, Gatecrasher, Godskitchen, The Gallery, 1015, Dopler in Bratislava, and many others back in the day.

In 2000 he embarked on a new wave of performance with gigs all over the world in England, Scotland, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Canada, Netherlands, Spain, Finland, Norway, Switzerland, South Africa, with totally improvised keyboards while DJing and the Triloset was born and continues to this day. Fast approaching 20 years in the business, Laurent can never be pigeon-holed to one genre as his impressive list of albums will attest. His first album “Believe” in 2002 performed very well and this was to do well again in the 2004 album “I Want To Believe”. “Trilogique” soon followed and it is now that Laurent’s passion starts to come through in a big way. Released first in 2006 this album contains three parts, bringing the audience three different tastes of electronic music into one single package, “Trilogique” would go on to be a huge success reaffirming Laurent’s position in EDM. Many more albums followed and each have made their mark on the world.

Time saw him finally running Banshee Worx with his long time partners and friends Marnik and Fly, and also expanding his knowledge of acoustics in order to develop his career as a producer and as a sound designer among others. Laurent runs a monthly radio show called Progrez where he showcases a wide range of music, this is followed religiously by his army of fans the world over. Music that is full of emotion, special and unique with expressed feelings, many have claimed it has changed their lives for the better. When there are discussions on greats of EDM the name Airwave-Laurent always crops up.

He has a deep respect among his peers for his beliefs on the industry and he speaks honestly about how he feels and where he sees his musical vision take him. One of the most gifted artists of our time and with a passion still very strong we are sure to see a lot more from this man. Laurent’s works under many of his guises can be found at all good download stores and a comprehensive list of his various aliases can be found at Bonzai Music artist pages or Discogs.

 

CONTACTS:

airwave-music.com
facebook.com/airwavefanpage
twitter.com/airwavemusic
soundcloud.com/laurentairwave

 

ADE 2018: THE BACKSTAGE ACCESS MEETS AVA RECORDINGS +SPECIAL GUEST BJORN AKESSON

One of the highlights of the last Amsterdam Dance Event for us has been hands down having the chance to meet some extraordinary artists from AVA Recordings (  Sheridan Grout, Sam Laxton, Memory Loss, Rinaly) and Bjorn Akesson as special guest,  who have been so nice to sat down with us for a few minutes to introduce themselves and talk about their music career and the path their following.

AVA Recordings hosted a stage during ITWT night and let us tell you, we sincerely hope you didn’t miss it because we had a blast! The uplifting atmosphere and the pounding beats kept us going through the night dancing as…no one was watching us 🙂

We suggest you to keep those amazing talents on your radar as they are growing fast  in what we can call a fully refreshed trance scene and boasting a huge support from the biggest names in the business they’re more than ready to destroy all the dance floors worldwide….you are warned 🙂

Now let’s check what they told us and what AVA Recordings means to them!!

SPECIAL GUEST: BJORN AKESSON!!!

 

JOHN O’CALLAGHAN FEATURING JOSIE – OUT OF NOWHERE (GIUSEPPE OTTAVIANI REMIX)

A touch shy of its tenth anniversary, John O’Callaghan gives an awing glance back to one of the classic offerings from his ‘Never Fade Away’ album. Written by Jaren (Cerf), lent voice by the lyricist’s sister Josie and originally given the most stirring of melodic treatments by JOC, today the Subculture boss lines ‘Out Of Nowhere’ up with a masterful reworking. 

Giuseppe Ottaviani made his own mark on ‘Never Fade Away’, collaborating with John on ‘Liquid Fire’. Now the Italian returns to make another, remixing out its angles in his trademark powerfull elevating style and finding a new place in the night for it.

On the remix Giuseppe again acquits himself with artistic and creative energy you’ve come to know and love. He sits Josie’s opening verses atop some full-frequency bass and warm, embracing sub-melodies. Her cool mid-western tones bring the heart, and as Giuseppe’s mix opens up into its full-beam synth radiance, her soul-touching chorus’ reaches every corner of the club.

John O’Callaghan Feat Josie – ‘Out Of Nowhere’ (Giuseppe Ottaviani Remix) is out now. Check it out for yourself here today: https://subculture.choons.at/nowhere-giuseppe

Tracklist

01: John O’Callaghan Feat Josie – Out Of Nowhere (Giuseppe Ottaviani Remix)

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Lord Pusswhip & Alfred Drexler Pres. second single from Psychoplasmics project.

LORD PUSSWHIP AND ALFRED DREXLER PRESENT THE SECOND SINGLE FROM THEIR PSYCHOPLASMICS PROJECT ‘DE PIJP’

TAKEN FROM THEIR FORTHCOMING ALBUM

Iceland’s experimental duo, PSYCHOPLASMICSreturn with a second single ‘De Pijp’ from their forthcoming coming album project. With a sound that encompasses breakbeat, hip-hop and IDM, ‘De Pijp’ comes in the wake of previous single ‘107 RVK’ that has already begun to make waves, in the wider international music sphere. 

As pioneers within the Icelandic music scene, Lord Pusswhip and Alfred Drexler come together under their PSYCHOPLASMIC project, presenting music that showcases the true essence of Icelandic youth culture. As a direct backlash to their dismay with the international image of Icelandic music, PSYCHOPLASMICS demonstrate the rawness of Icelandic music today. First originating track ‘De Pijp’ during a hazy session in Amsterdam back in 2014, Pusswhip and Drexler called upon friend and talented Icelandic producer, Bngerboy to complete the single. As a collaboration of friends and mutual musical inspirations, the production style of Bngerboy truly comes through on ‘De Pijp’; a presence that proceeds on their forthcoming album. 

Second single, ‘De Pijp’ takes a more chilled out path to that of previous single ‘107 RVK’. With an eerie intro of angelic vocal chords and synth lines, the listener is eased into a droning bassline. Eventually developing into downtempo breakbeat rhythm, all elements come together to form a complex and hypnotising musical experience. Peppered with short but sharp blips and trap-style breakdowns, we see PSYCHOPLASMICS channel their hip-hop influences whilst continuing to blur the lines between urban and techno genres.   

PSYCHOPLASMICS ‘De Pijp’ is out now via PSYCHOPLASMICS 

Australia’s Set Mo Release New Single ‘Afterglow’ Featuring Thandi Phoenix | OUT NOW | STREAM

SET MO SHARE LATEST TRACK 
IN THEIR RELEASE PER MONTH SERIES
 ‘AFTERGLOW’ FEAT. THANDI PHOENIX

SET MO RECORDS
SET MO – ‘AFTERGLOW’ FT. THANDI PHOENIX 
RELEASE DATE: OUT NOW
 
LISTEN TO SET MO ‘AFTERGLOW’ FT. THANDI PHOENIX HERE

Australia’s hardest working production duo Set Mo(Nick Drabble & Stu Turner) today share their newest release “Afterglow” feat. Thandi Phoenix, as part of their track-a-month series viaSet Mo Records; continuing to leave fans wanting more. Written in their hometown studio, “Afterglow”is a club-worthy triumph, electrified via rolling beats that shimmer and dance before the soulful, honeyed vocals of Sydney’s Thandi Phoenix come into play – invigorating with every swirl of synth.

“This track is an idea we started over a year ago. We’d been listening to some of our favourite albums and revisited the classic Play by Moby. We wanted to write a mid-tempo track that had a bit of a boom-bap feeling to it. We then got in the studio with Thandi almost a year later and wrote the topline with her. We’ve been friends with Thandi for a while now and always said we’d do a track together, so it was awesome to finally work on something. Her soulful but powerful voice sounds great on this and we couldn’t be happier with how it turned out.” Set Mo

Having spent 2017 focused heavily on writing, working along the way with big names including Touch Sensitive, AJ Wright (Cloud Control), Asta and Julian Hamilton (The Presets), Nick and Stu have now spent 2018 sharing their abundance of new music created in studios across London, Amsterdam, Berlin and Australia. Amassing support from Triple J and Music Junkee, between recent singles ‘Stuck’ and ‘Down The Line’ Feat. A J Wright. Set Mo’s series has presented a collection of certifiable hits with “Fault Lines” premiered on Triple J Good Nights, further success saw the track added to Apple Music’s A List along with 11 New Music Friday Spotify playlists globally.

Set Mo ‘Afterglow’ Feat. Thandi Phoenix is OUT NOW via Set Mo Records

LISTEN BACK: YOYAKU INSTORE SESSION: D’JULZ

Click the link below to check out D’julz instore session at Yoyaku records in Paris on 31st October

The session marks the launch of D’julz new label JV, in collaboration with Yoyaku distribution.

“With Bass Culture Records nearing its tenth anniversary, it’s absolutely the right time to artistically invest in a new project. The music coming from Yoyaku and sub-labels like Hostom, AKU and Yoyakuza, is consistently high-grade stuff. We both share the same ethos of bringing a fresh generation of artists to the forefront, so working together is sure to be totally inspiring.”

D’julz, live at Yoyaku Paris. 

OUT NOW

JV001
D’julz ‘Chaplin’s Bong’
A1. Chaplin’s Bong
A.2. J’y Vais

Buy / snippets
https://www.yydistribution.fr/vinyl/jv01/