Although some might take it slow during the holiday season, Maurice West is still racing towards the end of the year at top speed. Fresh from working with some of the biggest names in the scene (e.g. Hardwell, KSHMR and W&W), playing his first sold-out show during the Amsterdam Dance Event and wreaking havoc at the biggest festivals in the world (including Ultra Miami, Tomorrowland and World Club Dome), the Dutch DJ and producer drops a brand-new record bound to slam down hard on the dance floor: ‘The Kick’.
An infectious track made to lay the main stages of the world’s biggest festivals in ruin, ‘The Kick’ is a staple track meant to get stuck on repeat. Considering the raw power of the punchy synths, the impact of the hard-hitting drops and how hard they make it for anyone to sit still, this monster track validates that 2018 has been a tremendous year for Maurice West and drops him off splendidly at his next Asia run, starting next month with Creamfields Shanghai and Hong Kong, We Are Connected and ISY Festival.
Maurice West already made huge waves in the dance music community at an early age. Growing up in a family of skillful musicians, Maurice set his goals as a kid and started out with instruments like the piano, guitar and drums to pave the way for his later endeavors. Now combining his musical background and his ability to create supercharged progressive and blistering electro house to push boundaries, he doesn’t play by the rules and eats the boundaries of genres for breakfast. And that’s exactly why Maurice West is regarded an one of the most exciting talents of the dance music realm today.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
- Armin van Buuren feat. Cathy Burton – Rain
- Gareth Emery & Ashley Wallbridge – Mansion
- Above & Beyond – Good For Me (Above & Beyond Club Mix)
- Markus Schulz feat. Justine Suissa – The New World
- Dash Berlin – Never Cry Again (Jorn van Deynhoven Remix)
- Chicane & Ferry Corsten feat. Christian Burns – One Thousand Suns (Soundprank Remix)
- Cosmic Gate feat. Jan Johnston – Raging
- W&W – AK-47
- Warrior – Warrior (Club Mix)
- Ayumi Hamasaki – M (Above & Beyond Remix)
- System F – Solstice
- Armin van Buuren feat. Susana – If You Should Go (Aly & Fila Remix)
- Andrew Rayel feat. Jano – How Do I Know
- Black Pearl – Bounty Island (DJ Shah’s San Antonio Harbour Mix)
- Icon – Desire (Icarus Remix)
- Andy Duguid feat. Leah – Wasted
- M.I.K.E – Massive Motion
- DJ Remy & Roland Klinkenberg – Till Ya Drop
- Arty, Nadia Ali & BT – Must Be The Love
- Mat Zo – The Fractal Universe
- Arctic Quest – Renaissance
- Velvetine – Safe (Wherever You Are) [Rank 1 Remix]
- Breakfast – The Sunlight
- Ørjan Nilsen – Amsterdam
- Omnia & IRA – The Fusion
- Ton TB – Electronic Malfunction
- Vincent de Moor – No Hesitation (VDM’s 2007 Rework)
- Ernesto vs Bastian – Dark Side Of The Moon
- Lange & Andy Moor – Stadium Four
- Armin van Buuren presents Gaia – J’ai Envie De Toi
- Emma Hewitt – Rewind (Mikkas Remix)
- Three Drives – Air Traffic
- Mike Foyle & Signalrunners – Love Theme Dusk (Mike’s Broken Record Mix)
- Albert Vorne – Formentera What (Gareth Emery Remix)
- David West – Welsh Morphology
- BT – Skylarking
With his new track ‘Savour This Moment’ Orjan Nilsen again shows what a great DJ/producer he is and he is sharing his knowledge! You can now follow Orjan Nilsen’s own masterclass at Armada University. You even have the chance to finish his track and win a release at Armada! Please visit university.armadamusic.com for more information. Listen to ‘Savour This Moment’ here.
The Norwegian grandmaster of melodies is back on Armind and known like no other how to make the moment count. A guarantee for plenty of hands-in-the-air action, his new record is all you wanted and more. It’s up to you to ‘Savour This Moment.
No doubt ADE 2018 has been one for the books with a lot of special things happening; we met tons of artists, attended amazing parties and interesting press meetings.
One of our personal highlights has been for sure our interview with the Belgian talent Stereoclip, fresh from signing exclusively with Amsterdam-based record label Armada Music and dropping first album single ‘Feel The Game’, he has embarked on an exciting new journey dropping his second artist album, ‘Travel’ which he showcased during ADE at Armada’s pop up point.
Stereoclip explained us how this new album is a huge step forward after his first work ‘Hometown’ and got us some interesting insights about his production as well as showing us his point of view about the direction his music is taking, the production flow and so on.
Heralded by the entrancing soundscapes of ‘Day One’ and the aforementioned ‘Feel The Game’, ‘Travel’ sees the Brussels-based artist to open his mind to new musical developments and borderless genres, to improve and mature. Harboring twelve inspiring songs that take fans to places they never even knew existed, the album marks a wonderful body of work poised to exceed any and all expectations.
Stereoclip: “’Travel’ is very important to me as it shows how my sound and influences have evolved over the years, what it took to succeed and what I missed. It’s an exploration in sounds, synthesizers, recording and studio mixing, the first steps in my new artistic landscape. For me, it’s an eclectic electronic album; you can encounter hip-hop, pop, acoustic, techno, house, trance and ‘80s sounds. I have tried to convey what I like in music and turn my hand to it. The album represents interrogations, discovery, improvement and the pleasure to discover a new world after my debut album ‘Hometown’, which I made back when I still created music on instinct alone. I’m sure the ride has only just started and it’s never going to be finished, simply because music is an unlimited world.”
Through his own brand of deep, vocal-oriented and mysterious techno music, Stereoclip has been making big waves in the dance music scene. With the success of his 2016 album ‘Hometown’ as the first crown to his hard work (and the releases of ‘Travel’ as his second), the Belgian has been pulling out all the stops both in the studio and on the live front to further his career and to please the thousands of fans that have been hooked since they first learned of his masterstroke productions or peerless live performances.
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‘Wild Wild Son’ is the newest track from Armin van Buuren with vocals from Sam Martin. With this calm and freeing track Armin van Buuren again shows a totally different side of himself and it is great! ‘Wild Wild Son’ is a refreshing masterpiece. The music video will premiere in the ASOT radio show.
Helmed by sublime piano chords and Sam Martin’s guiding vocals, ‘Wild Wild Son’ sees Armin van Buuren go down the cross-genre road to come up with an absolute masterpiece. Moving, hopeful and honest, it’s a song you just have to let run free.
A new rave movement is on the rise, and W&W are the ones responsible. Their new concept is meant to reshape the dance music experience for the most passionate ravers and marks the beginning of a new movement and label: ‘Rave Culture’.
A new music video has launched to magnify the impact of Rave Culture and its first release, which hints towards a possible collaboration with an electronic dance music legend in the foreseeable future.
As a label, Rave Culture builds on – and rebrands – the initial idea of Mainstage Music, but with a stronger focus on creative freedom. In addition to keeping an open mind toward many different sub genres of electronic dance music, the label will release music from artists such as W&W, NWYR and Maurice West, incorporating the Mainstage sound into the bigger picture.
W&W: “With our song ‘Rave Culture’, we wanted to answer the call of many fans about making a song that went back to the golden era of Bigroom, somewhere around 2012 and 2013. We took that sound and tried to create an updated version with today’s production standards.”
During this year’s edition of Amsterdam Dance Event, on October 19, Rave Culture is hosting a free launch party for fans at Club Nova. Fans can expect performances from W&W, Maurice West, D-Block & S-Te-Fan and a few other special guests. Make sure to join the movement by following @RaveCulture on Instagram.
Omnia showed the world what he is capable of with ‘The Fusion’. The big follow up has arrived: ‘CYBERPUNK’ is finally here.
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It doesn’t even take a second to recognize Omnia’s trademark sound in the marvel of ‘CYBERPUNK’. Sporting the globally acclaimed off-beat plucks and alluring synth soars that merge perfectly with the driving bassline, this brand-new Omnia production will have Trance fans on the edge of their seats in no time.
STANDERWICK is a legendary DJ but also a great and loving father. Being on tour all the time, away from his kids, is hard for him. That’s why he created a song, dedicated to them! The teaser video was all filmed from where STANDERWICK lives and the kids are featured in the video! It’s something he can watch and also play out when he is away, this makes him feel a little closer to home.
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Prolific as ever, STANDERWICK has lined up his next speaker-buster on the Who’s Afraid Of 138?! label. From the high-magnitude bass to the acid swirls and colossal synths, ‘I’ve Been Thinking About You’ could very well be one of the most tempestuous cuts to hit the biggest festivals this year.