Berlin-based solo artist and bandleader Jan Blomqvist, known for creating concert techno, recently released his album ‘Disconnected’, which was initially broken down and released across three mini albums over the summer. In the age of social media, ‘Disconnected’ explores the meaning of being disconnected, drawing on themes of broken connections, incoherent narratives and escape from reality. A series of remixes are now presented hot on the heels of the full album release.
In the wake of Rodriguez Jr.’s take on ‘Maybe Not’, album track ‘Elephant Shunned’ receives a dark and atmospheric remix from German DJ/producer Solee, the second in a string of remixes. Percussion builds momentum from the outset, slowly layering bright synth melodies and emotionally charged vocals from the original.
It’s without doubt a team-up long awaited by fans across the dance music spectrum since their stunning 2010 collaboration ‘I Will Be The Same’, and it’s happening today. Off the back of their recent, brilliant live acoustic cover of Avicii’s ‘Without You’, frequent live collaborators and fellow Trance icons Gareth Emery and Emma Hewitt have joined forces on a drop-dead gorgeous single certain to empower, enchant and inspire every step along the way: ‘Take Everything’.
Already tried and tested live at Gareth Emery’s Laserface Dreamstate show, ‘Take Everything’ sees the two industry icons set an emotionally charged backdrop and serve up a resolute message of emotional survival as poignant as it is defiant. Combining Emery’s inimitable, signature sound with Emma Hewitt’s sublime vocals, the song captures the emboldened spirit of rising from the ashes of a past gone wrong and starting again. From bitter endings to the possibility of new beginnings, ‘Take Everything’ is the resounding declaration of an unbreakable spirit.
Gareth Emery: “People have been asking for years when Emma and I would release another song together and when we finally sat down together in LA to write, ‘Take Everything’ just arrived so quickly and naturally…it was one of those songs that was just ready to be written. We have been performing this live on the recent Laserface shows together and it is unbelievably satisfying to see it resonating with people emotionally on such a scale even before the record has come out. I am really proud of this record.”
Emma Hewitt: “Working with Gareth was an absolute blast too; he is not only one of my absolute favorite producers in the universe, but also one of my very favorite people. He was on the exact same wavelength with this song and the session just clicked. ‘Take Everything’ is really a declaration of independence for me; it is saying that after the storm, there will always be a new start and a universe of new possibilities in front you. It is a really powerful thing to sing that idea to life and to believe in new beginnings; I hope people take heart in the idea of new possibilities and the pages yet to be written…”
It’s almost impossible to put into words just how amazing the year of 2018 has been for A State Of Trance and Trance music as a whole. After drawing over 70 million listeners to the live broadcast of the previous year mix, Armin van Buuren built on the momentum by introducing the video broadcast of A State Of Trance to the radio studio set-up, hosting several phenomenal ASOT events in places such as Utrecht in the Netherlands, Melbourne in Australia, Gliwice in Poland and more, and spoiling his listeners with loads of new, exciting Trance & Progressive tunes every single week. And now, it’s time to capture all of those moments in an album so carefully crafted it took 60 hours to complete: ‘A State Of Trance Year Mix 2018 (Mixed by Armin van Buuren)’.
For ‘A State Of Trance Year Mix 2018’, the fifteenth consecutive year mix album, Armin van Buuren left no stone unturned to find the tracks of 2018 that mean the most to the loyal ASOT fans. Based on the standings of the Tune Of The Year voting halfway in (15.000 votes), the results of the most important Trance & Progressive charts throughout the year and the personal picks of Armin van Buuren himself, the mix album features over a hundred mind-blowing records from some of the world’s most esteemed Trance artists, including Giuseppe Ottaviani’s ‘Till The Sunrise’, Richard Durand’s ‘The Air I Breathe’, NWYR’s ‘Wormhole’ and ‘Dragon’, Above & Beyond’s ‘Red Rocks’ and Armin van Buuren’s ‘United’, ‘Blah Blah Blah’, ‘Just As You Are’ and ‘Last Dancer’.
‘A State Of Trance Year Mix 2018’ is a way of giving back to the fans who made this whole journey possible, and a way of making sure this amazing year will be remembered until the end of time itself. And as the year mix and its end-of-the-year broadcast close the year in style, fans will know what to expect from 2019: tons of gorgeous records and another phenomenal ‘A State Of Trance Year Mix’ to round up a year destined to reach a new high.
01 Armin van Buuren – A State Of Trance Year Mix 2018 Intro: License To DJ
02 Omnia – Cyberpunk
03 Andrew Bayer feat. Alison May – Immortal Lover (In My Next Life Mix)
04 Audien feat. Cecilia – Higher
05 Armin van Buuren vs Shapov – The Last Dancer
06 Super8 & Tab – Blockchain
07 Simon Lee & Alvin with Susie Ledge – Why I Came Here
08 Mark Sixma – Sinfonia
09 Signum feat. Scott Mac – Coming On Strong (Gareth Emery & Ashley Wallbridge Remix)
10 Jeremy Vancaulart feat. Danyka Nadeau – Hurt
11 Super8 & Tab feat. Envy Monroe – True Love
12 Omnia feat. Danyka Nadeau – For You
13 Cosmic Gate & Jason Ross – Awaken
14 HALIENE – Dream In Color (Ruben de Ronde Remix)
15 Above & Beyond feat Richard Bedford – Happiness Amplified (Above & Beyond Club Mix)
16 Loud Luxury feat. brando – Body (Ørjan Nilsen Remix)
17 Purple Haze – Bergen
18 Armin van Buuren feat. Sam Martin – Wild Wild Son (Club Mix)
19 Estiva – Bloom
20 Virtual Self – Ghost Voices (Raito Remix)
21 ilan Bluestone with Maor Levi feat. EL Waves – Will We Remain
22 Ferry Corsten & DIM3NSION – Safe With Me
23 ARTY – Tim
24 Fatum – Violet
25 Ørjan Nilsen – Savour This Moment
26 KhoMha – Tierra
27 MaRLo feat. Emma Chatt – Here We Are
28 MaRLo feat. Roxanne Emery – A Thousand Seas
29 Denis Kenzo & Sveta B. – Sweet Lie
30 Markus Schulz feat. Nikki Flores – We Are The Light
31 Ben Gold & Sivan – Stay
32 Gareth Emery feat. Evan Henzi – Call To Arms (Cosmic Gate Remix)
33 Armin van Buuren feat. James Newman – Therapy (Super8 & Tab Remix)
34 Maor Levi – Light Years
35 Andrew Rayel & David Gravell – Trance Reborn (FYH100 Anthem) [Mark Sixma Remix]
36 NWYR – Wormhole
37 Eric Senn – Inkunzi
38 NWYR – Dragon
39 KhoMha – White Swan
40 Gabriel & Dresden feat. Sub Teal – Only Road (Cosmic Gate Remix)
41 Denis Kenzo, Fahjah & Kate Miles – Who I Am
42 Seven Lions feat. Rico & Miella – Without You My Love (Myon Definitive Mix)
43 Above & Beyond feat. Zoë Johnston – Always (Above & Beyond Club Mix)
44 ARTY – Perfect Strangers
45 ALPHA 9 – Sleepwalker
46 Above & Beyond – Red Rocks
47 Andrew Rayel feat. HALIENE – In The Dark
48 Armin van Buuren vs Shapov – Our Origin
49 Darude & Ashley Wallbridge feat. Foux – Surrender
50 Alex Kunnari – Sundown
51 Beatsole – Pearl
52 Ferry Corsten & Paul Oakenfold – A Slice Of Heaven
53 Venetica – Patterns Of The Soul (Davey Asprey Remix)
54 Alex M.O.R.P.H. – Running For Peace (Club Mix)
55 DJ T.H. & Nadi Sunrise feat. Michele C – See You Again
56 Craig Connelly feat. Roxanne Emery – This Life
57 Bryan Kearney & Deirdre McLaughlin – Open My Mind
58 Roman Messer feat. Christina Novelli – Fireflies (Jorn van Deynhoven Remix)
59 Aly & Fila with Emma Hewitt – You & I (Aly & Fila Club Mix)
60 Ben Gold & Audrey Gallagher – There Will Be Angels
61 Simon Patterson feat. Lucy Pullin – Fall For You
62 Scot Project – D (Don’t Go)
63 Ran-D – Zombie
64 Ben Gold & Allen Watts – Strike As One
65 RAM & Susana – Northern Star
66 Craig Connelly feat. Kat Marsh – Light The Way (Bryan Kearney Remix)
67 Gareth Emery – Long Way Home (Ashley Wallbridge Remix)
68 Mark Sixma & Emma Hewitt – Missing (Jorn van Deynhoven Remix)
69 A.R.D.I. – Army Of Angels
70 MaRLo – Enough Echo
71 Dash Berlin feat. Bo Bruce – Coming Home (STANDERWICK Remix)
72 Armin van Buuren x Vini Vici x Alok feat. Zafrir – United
73 Armin van Buuren vs Alexander Popov – Popcorn
74 Exis feat. Enya Angel – Free
75 Giuseppe Ottaviani – Till The Sunrise
76 CRW – I Feel Love (Omar Sherif Remix)
77 Heatbeat – Stadium Arcadium
78 Armin van Buuren – Be In The Moment (ASOT 850 Anthem) [Allen Watts Remix]
79 Allen Watts – Midnight
80 Paul van Dyk – Music Rescues Me
81 Aly & Fila – Rebirth (Ahmed Romel Remix)
82 Will Atkinson – Seventh Heaven
83 Ferry Corsten feat. HALIENE – Wherever You Are (Solis & Sean Truby Remix)
84 Markus Schulz & Emma Hewitt – Safe From Harm (Giuseppe Ottaviani Remix)
85 Armin van Buuren presents Rising Star feat. Fiora – Just As You Are
86 Roger Shah & RAM feat. Natalie Gioia – For The One You Love
87 Davey Asprey – Alone In The Wilderness
88 Oliver Cattley with Kiyoi & Eky – Zubr
89 Darren Porter – Whiplash
90 Richard Durand & Christina Novelli – The Air I Breathe
91 Avao – Activate
92 Ayla – Ayla (Ben Nicky & Luke Bond Remix)
93 Armin van Buuren – Lifting You Higher (ASOT 900 Anthem)
94 Protoculture – Thirty Three South
95 STANDERWICK – I’ve Been Thinking About You
96 Militia – Take Me There
97 Armin van Buuren – Blah Blah Blah
98 Luke Bond – U
99 Aly & Fila with Philippe El Sisi & Omar Sherif – A World Beyond (FSOE550 Anthem)
100 Billy Gillies – Disturbance
101 Chris Schweizer – The Wolf
102 Ultra Shock – The Sound Of E (Jorn van Deynhoven Remix)
103 W&W x Armin van Buuren – Ready To Rave
104 Splinta – Shock Therapy (Rising Altitude Mix)
105 Armin van Buuren – A State Of Trance Year Mix 2018 Outro: The Verdict
They say the way to a man’s heart lies in serving him his favorite meal, and Ørjan Nilsen shows that this doesn’t just apply to food-related subjects. Whetting the appetite of electronic music lovers from all over the world, his new single ‘Love Rush In’ has all the ingredients of a prize-winning dance music dish.
Following Ørjan Nilsen’s sough-after recipe of dance music production to the letter, ‘Love Rush In’ sees the Norwegian wonderworker serve up out a true pièce de résistance. Built on a foundation of mouthwatering chord progressions with Gabriela Geneva’s sweet vocals and tantalizing guitar tones sprinkled on top, this tune is exactly why The Viking is widely regarded as one of dance music’s most esteemed tastemakers.
Ørjan Nilsen: “’Love Rush In’ doesn’t really hold some sort of a fun or mind-blowing story, but I can tell you I was cooking at home when this idea suddenly popped up in my head. So I just left all my cooking behind, jumped into the studio and worked on the melody. It was the perfect track for a vocal, so I reached out to the guy who writes most of my vocals, Mike James, who immediately found the best fit for it. I’ve been waiting for the right moment to release it, and I am super happy we took our time to let it rest as I believe the wait was definitely worth it.”
Today global online search giant Google has announced its annual year in search list that unveils the most popular names and events searched in 2018. In the category of electronic dance music Armin van Buuren, the Grammy-nominated DJ and producer, has been ranked one of the top 5 artists that people searched on Google this year. The entire list consist (in chronologic order) Swedisch House Mafia, David Guetta, Armin van Buuren, Fatboy Slim, Benny Benassi, Carl Cox, Paul Oakenfold, Laidback Luke, Steve Angello and Marshmello.
With more than 41 million listeners tuning in each week to his SiriusXM radio show “A State of Trance”, Armin van Buuren is considered one of the top DJs and music producers in the world, having been voted as the #1 DJ worldwide five times. Further highlighting his popularity, Armin recently sold out his show in London’s Wembley stadium in less than three hours after tickets went on sale.
Armin van Buuren said, “Wow! This is so cool and such great news to hear; what an honor to make it in Google’s search list of 2018. Behind every search is someone looking for my shows or music. Connecting my music to my fans is the most important thing for me. My thanks go out to Google and even more so to my fans for their amazing support. I wouldn’t be on this list without you!”
This coming Friday, December 14, Armin will release his own annual year in review, his end-of-year compilation of his personal picks from the trance and electronic music releases this year. Armin will unveil his “A State of Trance Year Mix 2018” this coming Friday, December 14th.
For further information on Google’s “Year in Search” 2018 list, please click g.co/2018 to see all of the top searches of the year in different categories. You can find the official artwork Google has created for Armin van Buuren for this announcement below. You can also follow this announcement on social media using #YearinSearch. Collectively, Armin van Buuren has over 14 million social media followers and can be found at Instagram, Facebook and Twitter at @arminvanbuuren.
COSMIC GATE RECEIVE FIRST GRAMMY NOMINATION FOR ‘ONLY ROAD’ REMIX
In 2019 Cosmic Gate will mark a milestone: twenty successive years of music-making union. It’s a period that has given rise to dozens of club classics, genre-shaping hits & outright anthems, 50+ career remixes and 8 (soon to be 9) albums. Regularly reminded of this approaching moment by fans, Nic & Bossi looked at not a way to salute the career landmark, butthe way. Fresh off the back of their first Grammy nomination (more info below), what they’ll arrive with in the New Year won’t so much rewrite the ‘greatest hits’ rulebook, as leave it for dust.
“What Bossi & I didn’t want says Cosmic Gate’s Nic Chagall, was something that focussed exclusively on our last 20 studio years – a straight up ’greatest hits of Cosmic Gate or whatever. More, we were looking for something that was a broader echo of what we’ve experienced as DJs, with – further – an as-strong emphasis on the future”.
Released in the spring 2019, ’20 Years – Forward Ever, Backward Never’ is a music album project, apparently without precedent. “This will take us closer to the 360 of who we are, where we’ve been and – as much – where we’re going, feels Bossi”. Approaching the release from four distinct points, the album will comprise new Cosmic Gate productions, and collabs with artists who have accompanied their career. It’ll also feature reworks of tracks that have been of particular inspiration, as well as new takes from others on classic Cosmic moments. “Where these four avenues meet on the album will be the sign-off for our last 20 and mark the start of our next.”
It could be argued though that it is in fact five avenues: Cosmic Gate’s celebrations will also encompass the liveliest-of-live aspects through their 20-20-20 tour.
Commencing in Australia on the very eve of their 20th year, 01.01.19 will see the group embark on a tour of 20 cities & clubs, all of which have played notable/remarkable roles in the development of their career. Each handpicked by Nic & Bossi, over the course of the nights’ three-hour sets, the group’s ‘future x present x past’ will be thrillingly recognised, bringing its music electrically to life, Details/dates of the first phase of shows are below, tickets for which are on sale from today here (https://cosmic-gate.de/tour-dates/).
With them comes the chance to see one of the most enduring, groundbreaking and critic-delighting names in trance mark their once-in-a-lifetime milestone.
Cosmic Gate Forward Ever, Backward Never’ Tour – phase one details:
Dec 31 – Sydney Metro Theatre
Jan 01 – Melbourne Shed 14
Jan 04 – Adelaide HQ
Feb 08 – Toronto, ON Rebel
Feb 09 – Montreal QC New City Gas
Feb 16 – St Petersburg Trancemission
Feb 23 – Utrecht ASOT 900
Mar 01 – Seattle, WA Showbox
Mar 02 – Vancouver, BC Harbour Event Centre
Mar 08 – Denver, CO Gothic Theatre
Mar 09 – San Francisco, CA The Regency
Mar 15 – Chicago, IL Concord
Mar 16 – St Louis, MO RYSE
Mar 22 – Houston, TX Stereo Live
Mar 23 – Dallas, TX Stereo Live
Apr 05 – Los Angeles, CA Palladium
Apr 21 – Cologne Bootshaus
Apr 27 – Singapore Zouk
More dates to be announced …
This December will see the release of ‘Sonder’ – the sophomore solo LP from Moonbeam founder Pavel Khvaleev. Following his 2017’s ‘Rebirth’ debut, ‘Sonder’ is a continuation of effectively his life’s work: breaking down the barrier between what we hear and what we see.
‘Sonder’s tracks are loosely themed around the Dictionary Of Obscure Sorrows’ definition of the word. Namely the conceptual realisation that every random person passing us lives an existence every bit as real & intricate as our own.
To realise this Pavel re-orbited with Moonbeam’s established, extraordinary troupe of singers/artistic collaborators. Avis Vox, Blackfeel Wite, Loolacoma, Sopheary, Jacob A. & others – all vets of the group’s 10-year run – resumed their inimitable singing & songwriting work. Others though are newer-comers to Pavel’s high-texture universe. The album features first-time pairings with UK duo RINNGS, Polish composer producer and multi-instrumentalist Olga Wojciechowska and J-Pop sensation LIA.
Through ‘Sonder’, Pavel is presenting an album that’s as close to uncharted territory as exists in this electronic music day & age.
On the surface, ‘Sonder’ is a spectacle for both ear and (through its accompanying videos) eye. Deeper down however it’s a swirling admixture of deeper meaning, channelled through the avant-garde, the introspective, spiritual & abstract. Across two discs, the album is divided equally & unambiguously into vocal & instrumental works.
Dedicated to the former, disc one is a platform for one transcendently affecting song after another. Among them you’ll find ‘Videos’, which (commented DJ Mag in their 8/10 review) “is sung to achingly beautiful effect by UK M/F twosome RINNGS”. ‘Losing Battles’ – the album’s most recent single with LIAprojects house-ier, more Disclosure-ish vibes. Equally tranquil in nature are ‘So Real’ and ‘The Saviour’ – Blackfeel Wite and Pryce Oliver respectively handling their beautifully accented vocal components. Alumni from Moonbeam’s breakthrough ‘Around The World’ album, Avis Vox is in radiant form on the bittersweet future-folk of ‘Sun’. ‘Blind Infinity’ and ‘Skin’ meanwhile draw subtle but reminiscent parallels with the early works of Lamb, Portishead and others.
Everything is relative on Planet Pavel, so to say that Disc 2’s instrumentals are of a clubbier profile would be a qualified statement. It does however move onto a 4/4 footing, the warming of its synths on opening numbers like ’Nocturnal’, ‘Visions’ and ‘Find You’ comparatively signalling a more ‘up’ tone to its second act. ‘Forever’ (with A*S*Y*S) locks in a groove factor, while ‘Indigo’, ‘Sonorous’, ‘Blackout’ and others assume trancier tempos and outlines. ‘Shades Fade’ closes out Pavel’s dazzling second solo LP. In bleepy, quirky, engaging form, it plays with your perceptions of what he is/does to ‘Sonder’s very last.
Sonder’ can be streamed/purchased here https://pavelkhvaleev.choons.at/sonder
01. Videos (with RINNGS)
02. So Real (with Blackfeel Wite)
03. The Saviour (with Pryce Oliver)
04. Losing Battles (with LIA)
05. Sun (with Avis Vox)
06. Human Touch (with Blooming)
07. The Star (with Blackfeel Wite)
08. Dark Angel (with Loolacoma)
09. Blind Infinity (with Olga Wojciechowska)
10. Skin (with Sopheary)
03. Dark Story (with Erase Me)
04. Find You
05. Forever (with ASY*S)
08. Siberia (with Ivan Starzev)
09. Blackout (with Jan Zyabovski)
10. Shades Fade
About Pavel Khvaleev: Bringing sound and vision to the point of indecipherability would be mission-impossible for all but a handful. Pavel however is a man with the toolbox of abilities equal to that task, foremost amongst them vision. The composer/filmmaker’s work has – to date – produced some of the most arresting, thought-provoking and (some might even say) challenging marriages of audio & video within electronic music. Musically he skates the peripheries of a half-dozen electronic music styles, never alighting on any long enough to become classified by it. His feature films (The Random, III and most recently Involution among them) have been shown at film festivals from Berlin to Buenos Aires and dozens of hubs between. In November of 2018 DJ Mag said “The unlikely worlds of trance and art-house never got closer than through the output of Moonbeam Following their 2016 disbanding, Pavel Khvaleev continued solo and if anything the level of artistry’s only risen.”
LORD PUSSWHIP AND ALFRED DREXLER
REVEAL THE RAW NEW MUSIC VIDEO
FROM THEIR PSYCHOPLASMICS PROJECT
TAKEN FROM THEIR DEBUT ALBUM,
‘107 RVK’ IS AVAILABLE TO WATCH NOW
‘107 RVK’ (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO)
RELEASE DATE: OUT NOW
Directed by Bryngeir Vattnes
Produced by Rough Cult, Dýrfinna Benita Garðarsdóttir & PSYCHOPLASMICS
Art direction & production by Dýrfinna Benita (Countess Malaise)
PSYCHOPLASMICS are the psychedelic and otherworldly duo conceived in Iceland. Their recent self-titled album project, ‘PSYCHOPLASMICS’ presented to the world, a multi-faceted planet initiated solely by the pair; Lord Pusswhip and Alfred Drexler. As soul drivers of their creative destinies, Pusswhip and Drexler are their own creative directors, overseeing all aspects of the PSYCHOPLASMICS image from artwork right down to the sets of their music videos. They now present the official music video for single 107 RVK.
Collaborating with Icelandic director Bryngeir Vattnes, this video embodies PSYCHOPLASMICS vision displaying a 90’s grainy aesthetic. Opening with a meticulously crafted stop motion series, the pace personifies the schizophrenic nature of ‘107 RVK’. Following the storyline of Alfred being resurrected from the dead, the video perfectly encompasses PSYCHOPLASMICS unearthly feel.
PSYCHOPLASMICS debut album is OUT NOW and available to stream here.
PVD’S NINTH STUDIO ALBUM OUT TODAY THROUGH
Friday, 7 December, 2018: ‘Music Rescues Me’ – the ninth album to be delivered by the ground-breaking electronic musician, composer & performer Paul van Dyk went on full release today. Containing artistic collaborations with a host of trance talents both new & established, the album hit the #1 spot on iTunes dance charts around the world – the US, Germany, Holland and Mexico among them – within hours of release.
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With the album on full release, Paul offered a final reading on ‘Music Rescues Me’s title. “The ‘Me’, he clarifies refers to ‘you, me, us – everyone’. ‘Rescue’ means less ‘save’, but more ‘liberate’ or ‘free’. My greatest aspiration for this release is that people – either now, or in years to come – listening to ‘Music Rescues Me’ will find that one of its tracks elevates, alleviates, opens them up, or takes them out of themselves. That’s the point at which I’ll consider it a success”.
Paul van Dyk’s extraordinary new studio album ‘Music Rescues Me’ is out now and is available to order here. ().
Tracklist: Paul van Dyk – Music Rescues Me
01. Paul van Dyk & Lostly – Amanecer
02. Paul van Dyk, Alan Wyse & Sue McLaren – You Are
03. Paul van Dyk & Alex M.O.R.P.H. – Voyager
04. Paul van Dyk & Chris Bekker – Solar Snapshot
05. Paul van Dyk ft. Plumb – Music Rescues Me (PvD Club Mix)
06. Paul van Dyk & Steve Dekay – Aurora
07. Paul van Dyk & Saad Ayub – Future Memories
08. Paul van Dyk & Rafael Osmo – Moments With You
09. Paul van Dyk & Delta One – Lost Angels
10. Paul van Dyk & Jordan Suckley – Accelerator
11. Paul van Dyk – Mission Control
12. Paul van Dyk & Project 8 – Made Of Stars
13. Paul van Dyk – Time Traveler
14. Paul van Dyk – Reprise
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There are few absolute certainties in life. Night does indeed follow day, autumn makes way for winter, trance is eternal and – in no way coincidental – another Giuseppe Ottaviani floor-rapturer is only ever around the corner. A man who hasn’t broken his production stride in a dozen + years has had another nonstop 365 of it in 2018. It’s already seen him deal fans & floors chart busting numbers like ‘Till The Sunrise’, ‘Jakarta’, ‘Ozone’, ‘Space Unicorn’ ‘Slow Emotion 3’ and others.
Giuseppe has largely been on an instrumental one in ‘18 though, so, as his final action of the year, he’s leaving matters on the vocal tip. And how. The Italian has gotten together with recent discovery Clara Yates for the exceptionally beautiful, powerful and moving ‘Why’.
Maestro Giuseppe lights the track’s way with radiant synths, lucent riffs and zephyr-ish pad & chord melodies, all underpinned by his trademark bass propulsion. Its emotional core comes through Clara’s softly sung, yet resolute tones – her song bringing a story-tell introspection to ‘Why’s verses and affecting heart to its chorus. Music to lose yourself in – Giuseppe and Clara’s effortlessly brilliant ‘Why’ is out now. Pick it up here: https://blackhole.choons.at/why
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02: Giuseppe Ottaviani featuring Clara Yates – Why (Extended Mix)
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