About a year after Sem Vox last emerged with a blistering theme song, the Dutchman is back with a vengeance. ‘Let’s Go’, the brand-new single of the renowned anthem creator, will serve as the official anthem for Don’t Let Daddy Know Amsterdam 2019, which will celebrate the sixth anniversary of the globally acclaimed event by taking over the Ziggo Dome on March 1 and March 2
Showing everyone out there that Sem Vox is DLDK’s resident artist for a reason, ‘Let’s Go’ is an unrelenting anthem of a highly melodic caliber, sharing traits with 2016 anthem ‘Get It Up’ (over 3 million streams on Spotify). From the energetic kick-bass combo to the high-magnitude melodies, this anthem is poised to make the crowd roar for two days straight, setting the tone for yet another epic DLDK event. The release of ‘Let’s Go’ also coincides with the anniversary of #DLDKMUSIC; the label was launched three years ago in collaboration with Armada Music, the world’s biggest independent dance music label.
A snapshot of the line-up says it all; Don’t Let Daddy Know Amsterdam 2019 is bound to shatter expectations. With artists such as Tiësto, Afrojack, Don Diablo, Nicky Romero, Timmy Trumpet, Headhunterz, Mike Williams, Coone, Third Party and Sem Vox, it’s no wonder fans have been looking forward to the two-day event and all of the madness is brings.
One of the most workaholic ladies in the business is back at it doing what she does best: churning out top-quality tunes at an impressive rate!!
‘Acid Lullaby’ has been released on Edge Vision and it’s a high-impact beauty that will absolutely charm every crowd.
Known for shattering expectations with a mere flick of the wrist, ZOYA once again raises the bar in terms of intensity with a tune so tempestuous it cracks titanium dance floors.“It’s a hybrid between psy and tech trance,I call it Psy Techlifter because it has a typical uplifting melody in the breakdown.Right now I really enjoy harder sound and my friends are always laughing when I say it but yes, I like “banging” trance.” ZOYA.
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ZOYA just joined forces with Abora Recordings( where she previously released her track “Scars) to become one of their A&Rs and in the upcoming future she has in store a lot of new music for us, some classic re-works,and shows.Her next gig will be right in her home country Bulgaria, in Sofia on March 9th.So we warmly suggest you to join the party and let ZOYA’s sound hit you like a train.
When groove masters such as Danny Howard and Harry Romero turn their hand to an esteemed 1997 classic, dance music lovers better pay attention. Featuring the vocals of none other than George Morel himself, ‘The Game’ sees the House icons rework Morel Inc.’s ‘Are You Ready To Play The Game’ into a strong and groove-infested House cut meant to pepper the underground’s peak-time hours.
Danny Howard: “I’m so excited about this track finally coming out. It all began nearly one year ago when I approached Harry to see if he would be up for working together on a track. I play almost everything he releases because his sound is perfect for both my DJ sets and radio shows, so when I saw Harry play alongside Erick Morillo at Pacha in Ibiza over 10 years ago, it was an absolute honor. I’ve been road-testing ‘The Game’ since September and it works brilliantly as a peak-time, no-nonsense, crowd-pleasing banger if I may say so myself.”
Harry Romero: “It’s always an awesome experience when I get to collaborate with a proper talent and a great guy like Danny Howard. The track turned out just the way we wanted and I can’t wait to hear and feel the crowd’s response when I play it in my sets.”
A presenter, producer, tastemaker, influencer and all-around champion of electronic music, Danny Howard is well respected across the dance music scene as one of the world’s leading dance music broadcasters. Always out to widen his dance music net both with his own music and in the physical sense, he’s amassed more than a million listeners every Friday night, and is ever looking to represent all 360 degrees of the dance music world as he continues to step up his production game.
As one of House music’s most prolific and consistent flag-bearers, Harry Romero has played a pivotal role in shaping the scene since he started out in the mid-‘90s. Continually looking to expand his musical range because of his diverse musical upbringing, he has produced legendary tracks such as ‘Cro Magnon’, ‘Erectus’, ‘Tania’, ‘Night At The Black’ and ‘Mas Pito’ (as MongoBonix), and even hit the U.K. Singles chart close to the turn of the millennium. There’s no doubt that Harry Romero is one of the finest and most accomplished producers in electronic music, and this brand-new collaboration with Danny Howard and George Morel proves it.
Last Saturday (Feb 23rd), just before ASOT900’s madness hit us like a hurricane, we’ve been invited to attend Armin van Buuren’s press conference where the legendary dj himself welcomed us with a great news that literally lifted us higher!!
“A State of Trance show will touch down in California’s Bay Area on June 29th, it will be the biggest trance show we’ve done in the US” said Armin.
Armin van Buuren’s strenuous work has been crucial to transform trance parties into huge festivals, and this year ASOT broke all the records selling out 7 weeks in advance;
The trance king talked about what it feels like reaching such a milestone, with the cooperation of his top-notch team and Allan Hardenberg (ALDA Events CEO), explaining how ASOT show has evolved into a massive happening as the years went by, and how mind blowing it is to have such a reaction from people flying from all over the world to invade the 5 astounding stages at Jaarbeurs.
We’ve asked him about ASOT1000 and what to expect next as the hype is raising already, but obviously he couldn’t spill the bean; though he gave us some hints that everything is escalating very quickly for what is gonna be an event of epic proportions.
Photo courtesy of Alda Events
Last weekend 35.000 people took over the Jaarbeurs in Utrecht to celebrate the 900th episode of ASOT!
We’ve been there to witness the record-breaking festival and thanks to the precious cooperation of Armada Music and Alda Events, we’ve lived the best experience ever!
We’ve been among the very few lucky ones to attend Armin’s press conference before the show, where he introduced us to this spectacular happening, raised the hype about the future of this event and been so kind to take the time to answer a few questions…just right before he blew our minds with a special vinyl warm up set!!
As always, the partnership between ASOT and ALDA made the night just perfect for us, everything was flawless and they made sure we felt at home…and nothing feels better than celebrate in style with such a family.
We’ve wandered around the stages, danced with the best crowd in the world, stopped by at the famous radio dome and took our time to chat with our favorite artists, so stay tuned for our reports and interviews 🙂
Alaia & Gallo are next up on the legendary Armada Music with a new single that features a standout vocal performance from young female talent LOV.
Alaia & Gallo are young Italians who have made their mark on labels like Defected, elrow Music and Glasgow Underground. They play all over Europe and count Claptone as fans of their music. This new one is another winner that is sure to go on to be a big hit in 2019.
‘Call Your Name’ is the sort of emotive house tune that really sweeps you off your feet, with pumping, rubbery drums setting the groove and big, airy hi-hats bringing the slice. What finishes it off in memorable fashion though is the vocal delivery from fellow Italian LOV. Her sensuous, breathy tones are spine-tingling indeed, and speak of a sense of overpowering love that we can all relate to.
Listen to ‘Call Your Name’ on Soundcloud: https://bit.ly/2EbjtrL
Utrecht party saw over 35,000 fans descend on Jaarbeurs for an unforgettable night
Over 35,000 trance lovers from more than 100 countries were in attendance at Utrecht’s Jaarbeurs venue on Saturday night as global dance event organizer ALDA hosted a night that was brimming with an electric atmosphere, surprises and magical moments, at A State of Trance 900. The event broke multiple records with it selling out 7 weeks in advance.
Marking the milestone occasion for the ASOT series, the sold-out showpiece saw a variety of acts join Armin van Buuren in his native Netherlands as ravers danced the night away, joined by the unity of global trance families and a mutual love of music. 12 million trance lovers from 161 countries worldwide followed the event on ASOT.TV which brought the energy of the night directly to their homes. During the night’s live radio broadcast Armin announced the massive news that ASOT will be taking place in the Bay Area in the United States on 29th of June 2019. The new show is part of the ASOT 900 world tour which will stop off in Madrid, Ultra Miami, Kiev, and Tomorrowland.
Armin performed 3 times across the course of the night as part of the ‘Lifting You Higher’ theme, including a special return to the Who’s Afraid of 138?! stage for the first time since ASOT 650. Attendees were treated to a full range of the DJ’s most iconic anthems from his vast back-catalogue, as well as more recent fan favorites and previews of future hits. One of the highlights of the festival occurred when Above & Beyond joined Armin on stage to premiere their first ever collaboration, ‘Show Me Love’. The brand new track effortlessly fuses influences from both artists, resulting in a huge trance anthem that provoked a monumental crowd reaction at ASOT 900. Above & Beyondalso took to the stage to deliver their own phenomenal performance, which was balanced perfectly between the emotional and euphoric. During the set, the trio were also confirmed to play at Electronic Family, the largest outdoor trance festival in Europe, on July 20th in the Netherlands.
Filling the ASOT Mainstage arena with a rapturous set abundant with dynamic transitions and an array of their most anthemic hits, German duo Cosmic Gate helped deliver a night of unrivalled energy to the thousands in attendance. The rippling blasts of psy-trance act Vini Vici also proved a particular highlight. With the likes of Estiva, FUTURECODE, and MaRLo all spinning massive sets to the packed crowd, the venue’s dynamic design and pyrotechnics left ravers captivated.
Another record-breaking ALDA event packed with moments that will live long in the memory, A State Of Trance 900 proved to be 2019’s biggest dance event so far, cementing the unrivalled legacy of both Armin van Buuren and A State of Trance.
ARMADA MUSIC – FEBRUARY 22ND 2019
DOWNLOAD | STREAM: https://ARMD1460.lnk.to/Lungs
PRESAVE ‘PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE’: https://armada.dj/social/s8tppf
Fans of Finnish trance superstars Super8 & Tab praying for new music might want to start asking for a winning lottery ticket too, because just days after Miika Eloranta and Janne Masnerus dropped a ferocious new 2019 remix of their 2006 classic ‘Helsinki Scorchin’’, the pair unleash a brand new masterpiece that signals the start of yet another huge run of musical goodness.
Super8 & Tab’s new single ‘Lungs’ is absolute classic stadium-busting production from the Finns. Bubbling away in the depths below Izzy Warner’s ethereal top line, the single is deftly and precisely contained before being allowed to erupt upwards. Roaring percussion and trademark sweeping, rushing, stabbing synth sections should see the track confidently dominate the early run of 2019 setlists from the great and the good of international trance.
‘Lungs’ is – as yet – the only track to drop from upcoming mixtape ‘Past, Present & Future’, the stunning follow on project from the 2018 Super8 & Tab ‘Reformation’ album. The new long player sees the duo offer their take on the long-established tradition of the DJ compilation. Serving up the very best of legacy, current and future trance into one scintillating, spine-tingling mix, the album not only encapsulate the pure talent of Super8 & Tab behind the decks, but also takes the listener on a timeless journey through the breadth and depth of trance music at its very best.
‘Past, Present & Futures’ sees the light of day via Armada Music on March 8th with pre-save available here (LINK). To stream and download ‘Lungs’ on all portals, click here (LINK). For all things Super8 & Tab, visit www.super8andtab.com.
SUPER8 & TAB ft. IZZY WARNER ‘LUNGS’ IS OUT NOW ON ARMADA MUSIC TO STREAM AND DOWNLOAD.
SUPER8 & TAB // TOUR DATES
Feb 22 – ASOT 900 Boat Pre-Party, Amsterdam THE NETHERLANDS
Mar 02 – ASOT 900, Madrid SPAIN
Mar 16 – Capital, Zouk SINGAPORE
Mar 23 – Seasons of Trance, Oslo NORWAY
Mar 29 – Ministry of Sound, London UK
Apr 13 – Dreamstate, Vancouver CANADA
May 11 – Hornblower Cruise, New York USA
May 24 – Halcyon, San Francisco USA
SUPER8 & TAB // CONNECT
When several of Progressive Trance’s finest artists get together to teach electronic music production, great things are bound to happen. While spending a week in Bulgaria teaching fans from different parts of the world how to make music, Ørjan Nilsen, Dennis Sheperd, Nifra and Estiva suddenly found themselves in a completely unexpected, impromptu collaboration. The result is – unsurprisingly – a blistering production aptly titled ‘Cabin Fever’, which sees its release on In My Opinion with an additional club mix from label boss Ørjan Nilsen himself.
The product of one of the biggest progressive collaborations of the year, ‘Cabin Fever’ showcases what happens when Ørjan Nilsen, Dennis Sheperd, Nifra and Estiva do what they do best: the inception of a track that heats up the dance floor like no other. Armed with an anthemic melody, pulsating bass and a sizzling build-up, ‘Cabin Fever’ was fueled up by the talent and energy of four divergent producers and finished in just a matter of hours. It might just be the biggest surprise of the year.
Ørjan Nilsen x Dennis Sheperd x Nifra x Estiva: “When we joined Trance Retreat as instructors to teach our craft, we didn’t know we’d end up jamming together. We inspired each other endlessly, fed on the beauty of the Bulgarian mountains and the motivation and passions of our students, and came up with a track called ‘Cabin Fever’, which we finished by – and played at the Trance Retreat party at – the end of the weekend. It has since become a staple track in all over our live sets. It ties in perfectly with our respective signature sounds, which is what makes it sound so unique and fresh, and the crowd’s reaction to it has been absolutely amazing. It has been a fun ride reading people’s speculations on whose ID it is.”
This beauty is a high-impact Trance track that will be loved by the crowd. Davey Asprey will bring the heat on the dancefloor with ‘Aftermath’. Enjoy this booming track here
Davey Asprey’s exceedingly uplifting productions will still be staple tracks when all is said and done, and the same counts for this peak-time banger. Chock-full of exhilarating synth plucks, impactful bassline and sweeping melodies, ‘Aftermath’ is the epitome of high-impact Trance.