Let’s face it, what kind of Friday would it be without a Statement! release?
So here we go with one of our favorite artist, Estiva!!!
While his upcoming album ‘Spectacle’ will keep us waiting for a little longer, we got at least a tasty sneak preview .
‘Cubes’ is the opening track of the album and will provide us with ultimate chill vibes by means of a beautiful piano and euphoric chords, but will kick off the flow of adrenaline in our bodies when it drops!
The opening track of Estiva’s brand-new album ‘Spectacle’, ‘Cubes’ sees the Dutch DJ, producer and master of the progressive sound offer another slice of his peerless production skill. Enchanting listeners from the get-go with its stellar atmospheres and colorful plucks, this cut sure is a telling precursor of what’s to come from Estiva and his tantalizing album.
Statement! treat alert!!! Estiva is back with such a juicy tune that is part of his ‘Spectacle’ album; let’s enjoy some summerish uplifting vibes here: https://STM220.lnk.to/BloomPR
An evergreen slice of wonder taken from part 1 of Estiva’s second album ‘Spectacle’, ‘Bloom’ blossoms like a flower in spring. Radiant, colorful and uplifting at its core, this tune has the glimmer of a clear blue sky and the brilliance of the summer sun. Ergo, irresistible on all fronts.
Fans may have had to wait for a while, but their patience is soon to be rewarded as Estiva has finally announced his second artist album, ‘Spectacle’. Live on the ASOT stage at Ultra Music Festival Miami past Sunday, the Dutchman unleashed the first few tracks of his forthcoming album, including a phenomenal team-up with longtime friend Ruben de Ronde: ‘Rainbow’.
Lighting up the sky with its shimmering colors, ‘Rainbow’ sees Ruben de Ronde and Estiva return to Statement! for another brush of brilliance. Able to make any dance music fan’s day a whole lot brighter, this formidable collaboration between the two Progressive Trance mainstays should prove a great sign of things to come from Estiva’s long-anticipated second artist album.
Estiva: “’Rainbow’ pushes our melodic limits; we both wanted to add something substantial. The track is a perfect example of that sparkling magic you can achieve when working together. Think of it this way: we both gathered our tastiest ingredients, put them in a blender and got a delicious ‘Rainbow’ smoothie as a result.”
Possibly the best way to start a Friday: Statement! new release alert!!!!
Estiva just returned from a 10 days tour with Armin van Buuren and is now enjoying some good weather in Miami getting ready for ASOT ULTRA.
The Dutch DJ is doing really well and is even planning on releasing an album… reeeeaaalllly soon!
To get us in the right mood Estiva brings us ‘Rainbow’ together with Ruben de Ronde. Happiness is all over the place with the nostalgic sounds of this Statement! release and it will make you dance like no one’s watching!
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Lighting up the sky with its shimmering colors, ‘Rainbow’ marks the next brilliant release on Statement!. A formidable team-up between head honcho Ruben de Ronde and fan favorite Estiva, this cut makes your day a whole lot brighter.
What better than sitting next to your favorite DJ and learning how to make music straight from the source?
Germany’s own Dennis Sheperd has launched a unique initiative, giving а special opportunity to fans worldwide. With 2 successive editions in his portofolio – one in Bali and one in Berlin, the Coldharbour Recordings producer continues with a Summer edition in the mountains of Eastern Europe’s hidden gem – Bulgaria.
The 2018 Summer edition of Trance Retreat features 4 world-class producers, with a focus on the progressive and festival based Trance music!
Each producer has been carefully selected to ensure that a wide variety of styles, techniques, and DAWs are represented. All participant will take part on carefully crafted seminars, as well as exclusive one-on-one session with producers of their choice, receiving the unique opportunity to learn and perfect their own craft.
“Guys you don’t wanna miss this opportunity, one of the best thing that ever happened In my life! Full of music passion, sharing experiences, new friends made, great environmen! Great learning! VIVA TRANCE RETREAT!“
— J. Moreno
“Trance retreat really was a lifetime experience. I had such an incredible time, all the producers answered all my question… they really wanted to help us participants to achieve our goals“
— T. Benscher
“The 2017 Trance Retreat was an unbelievable experience. To be able to learn from people within the industry was an eye opening experience. Not only did we learn a lot, but we built new friendships and had a lot of laughs along the way.“
— S. Khan
The one week adventure is set to being on June 17th, where the future stars will be spending one week under the same roof with the instructors, enjoying the comfort of a luxurious estate, delicious local cousine, numerous hours of learning, and to top it all off, an access-all-areas pass of the exclusive Trance Retreat Party at the end of the Retreat.
As announced a while ago, we are super happy to meet Estiva again and ask him what’s going on with his life and career .
TBA: You are rocking a super summer, The States, Ibiza and much more, would you tell me something about it?
E: It has been a fantastic festival season for me with highlights like Ultra, TimeShift and Beats4Love. But the icing on the cake was definitely my residency alongside Armin van Buuren at Hï Ibiza. Musically it’s been super satisfying as I’ve been able to play full sets with just my own music.
TBA: How was playing in Las Vegas vs playing in Ibiza ?
E: Both are extremely challenging, which is such a good thing. It is important to grab the audience as soon as possible and set a certain vibe that the people enjoy as well as make the audience eager for more. As a dj it’s amazing to play longer sets as you will have time to play the game of tension and release to perfection. The big difference is that the Las Vegas crowd typically is more a classic party crowd whereas the Ibiza crowd is also packed with die hard fans.
E: For me I get very nervous about the word ‘ready’. It’s tough for me to say, as I’ll always want to add stuff. I’m aiming to announce big news late September.
TBA: You are very productive (and thank you for that) so I take it you spend a lot of time in your studio, how does it look like and which tools are you using?
E: My studio is my favorite place in the world but I can’t say I treat it accordingly. It’s usually a mess with electronics, pieces of paper with notes and coffee mugs. I have windows but they’re always closed as I prefer some darkness in the studio, gets me in the zone easier. There’s a little aquarium with colorful guppy fish, they help me relax. There’s something about the underwater world and fish flying through water that is so beautiful to me. Other than that I have two Windows pc’s running, KRK studio monitors, a Komplete 6 audio interface and a midi keyboard. I work mainly in FL Studio 12 and occasionally in Ableton 7.
TBA: If you have to chose between producing music and touring around the world what would you choose and why?
E: It’s amazing to combine both as they compliment each other so well but I’d always choose producing. It’s magical and amazingly satisfying to start out with literally nothing and then having a 7 minute piece of music that triggers emotion to people.
TBA: how did u get into djing and what is your musical background?
E: I’ve always created musical content from a young age. It started with recording my own voice and keyboard melodies and that evolved into writing music on a pc. It became more serious and promoters started to notice my music. I’d never touched mixers and CD players but they were convinced I could dj as well. In 2009 I played my first show and it took off for me.
I have no serious musical background other than some random piano lessons when I was younger.
TBA: Who do u aspire to and who influenced you the most?
E: One of my ultimate goals is to be able to play a 3 hour set only by playing my own music. I’d love to play longer sets and be able to go explore different vibes by using music that I’ve written. Eric Prydz does this to perfection and he’s a great example for me. Armin van Buuren’s drive and passion are infectious, he seems to have found a perfect balance in practicing his passion and running a smooth business.
TBA: What festivals would you most like to play at?
E: As long as I can expose my music to people I’m happy. The name of the festival isn’t important, the vibe at the venue is what counts most!
TBA: what was that one night/day that changed forever your professional life?
E: Back in 2007 I released a record called ‘Stella’, Armin van Buuren played this record several times in ASOT. That made me realize I could be like my heroes.
TBA: What’s your favorite tune at the moment?
E: Discotico Plexico (Maceo Plex) is such a groovy festival track. It has a great classic groove, a massive lingering lead sound and unique vocal parts.
TBA: Who’s bubbling under on your radar at the moment (production-wise)?
E: Cristoph seems to be very present in my sets as of late. Tinlicker
TBA: a day into your life, tell us a bit:
E: I wake up and browse through Reddit, news and emails. I hop out of bed, shower and eat yogurt or eggs. The fish get some food as well! Then I usually hop into the studio until the inspiration is gone. I ride my racing bike or go for a quick run to keep the energy high so I can do some more studio work! After dinner I usually relax with Netflix, but if I feel inspired I can go back into the studio!
TBA: Is there a part of producing that you find particularly enjoyable, or anything that you find frustrating?
E: Playing out fresh tracks and seeing a good reaction is amazing. Getting support from other dj’s is fantastic too. The studio struggles to find the right bass drum, in other words the striving to perfection and never being able to get there is almost depressing some times 😉
TBA: What do you think are the best things to do to get a head-start at being a full time DJ and producer now? Any tips?
E: I’d like to say true passion but the reality is you can get real far with a great business plan and a good amount of money. But if you’re passionate about music and put an insane amount of hours in your work people will notice that and respect that in the long run.
TBA: When I see you from the bar, what are you drinking?
E: Vodka Applejuice and shots of Jäger.
Look who dropped by to say hello right before a chat with us??
curiois to know what Estiva has in store for us? So stay tuned!! 🙂
Here we go with the usual Friday’s trance fix!
Fresh from the oven of our beloved Statement! label, Raket is finally being released!
Kick-starting the second part of Armin van Buuren’s ‘A State Of Trance, Ibiza 2017’ mix album, ‘Raket’ is an Estiva endeavor of galactic quality.
Fueled by full-throttle arpeggios and rising builds, this cut is to land on the finest clubs in any constellation.
And yes, now the word is out, Estiva’s artist album is coming soon
Let’s grab Raket
Wow Estiva is on fire!!
While he is rocking one hell of a summer season with an insane schedule worldwide, from Las Vegas to Ibiza, he also finds the time to produce some delightful tunes like these!!
And a little bird told me he’s giving the final touches to his debut album as well…so…chances are he will reveal us something about it asap…
But for now, he’s focused on making the hearts of Statement! fans grow fonder making his return to the label with another hyper-delicious Progressive Trance two-pack.
Turning heads with their steady-paced build-ups, airy synths and drop-dead gorgeous melodies, ‘Oxy’ and ‘Doorlopen’ are two extremely fine examples of the Dutchman’s production prowess.
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So what do you think? Which is your favorite tune? We think we will keep these gems on repeat for a while….
Don’t know about you, but here at TheBackstageAccess we are deeply in love with Statement! and its artists, so we’re uber excited to share with you every new release of this amazing team.
The one that makes hearts grow fonder with his ultra-infectious signature sound, Estiva hits up Statement! with a sonic blast that knows no equal. Laced with rousing arpeggios and deep bass, ‘Little Planet’ is vibrant, addictive and all-around delightful. Now you know why it’s featured on Armin van Buuren’s ‘A State Of Trance, Ibiza 2017’ mix album.
As always, Statement! grace us not only with a majestic tune but also with a lovely artwork, how could you possible not love this little pink planet surrounded by those fluffy clouds?
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