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TRANCE HURRICANE STRIKES KYI CLUB IN ITALY!

GRANDE SUCCESSO PER LA PRIMA SERATA TRANCE TARGATA KYI CLUB

Sabato 5 Maggio, siamo stati ospiti di uno dei locali più IN dell’Emilia, il KYI club di Baggiovara (Modena). Un club  esclusivo, moderno e curato nei particolari,  dove fin dall’inizio  si respirava l’emozione di questa notte particolare.

Ad inizio serata abbiamo avuto il piacere di intrattenerci con Alessandro, il titolare del KYI, che ci spiega quanto tenga alla realizzazione di tale evento, tanto da inseguire Vini Vici per ben 2 anni per accaparrarsi questa data, ci racconta la sua passione per la musica, di come sia riuscito a trasformarla in un lavoro, il suo, che lui definisce come “il lavoro più bello del mondo” e ci confessa che ama la trance e che il suo sogno è di realizzare altre date come questa in caso di reazione favorevole da parte del pubblico.

Ruben de Ronde e Vini Vici sono gli artisti designati per diffondere la musica trance all’audience del KYI per la prima volta!!

Vi state chiedendo com’è andata? Un’ esplosione di energia e di entusiasmo che ha travolto tutti, noi compresi, lasciandoci senza fiato ma con un grande sorriso stampato sul volto.

Lasciamo la parola alle immagini catturate dal fotografo  Andrea Gobbi e già non vediamo l’ora di partecipare ad altri eventi come questo.
Un ringraziamento speciale a Jacopo e Gustavo per essersi presi cura di noi ed averci fatto sentire a casa.

Saturday May 5th, we’ve been invited to join KYI Club in Baggiovara, Modena, (Italy) to attend a  special night, the very first trance night hosted by this exclusive club.

We’ve been the pleasure to spend some time with the club manager, Alessandro, who told us about his love for the music that he’s been able to turn into his own job, “the best job of the world” in his words.

He also revealed to us his passion for trance music, his will to host this trance night, chasing Vini Vici for 2 years to get this booking, and his desire to host more trance nights if he gets a positive feedback from the crowd.

Ruben de Ronde and Vini Vici are actually the headliners chosen to spread their trance vibes to the crowd.

Wondering how  did it all go? A massive explosion of energy and excitement that left us astounded and overwhelmed, breathless but with a huge smile on our faces.

But now we just let these amazing pictures by their photographer Andrea Gobbi do the talk, hoping to come back soon for another great event.

Special thanks to Jacopo and Gustavo for looking after us and making us feel part of the family.

 

 

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OUT NOW: Ruben de Ronde & Cari – When I Fall + INTERVIEW

 

When Statement!’s label boss Ruben de Ronde decides to spoil us, there is nothing we can do but prepare ourselves to some nice ear candies, as in this case, he’s presenting us his latest jewel called ‘When I Fall’, featuring the blissful voice of Cari, we’re pretty sure you hear this stunner already at one of his gigs, and finally we see it being released on our beloved Statement! Recordings.

 

 

Hooking listeners with its mysterious atmosphere and gradual build, Ruben de Ronde & Cari’s ‘When I Fall’ has all the hallmarks of Trance fan’s top favorite. Laced with angelic vocals, stellar chord progressions and club-ready bass, this record marks yet another phenomenal Statement! release.

Let’s grab it here

We’ve asked the label boss to chat with us about this new tune and more 🙂

TBA: ‘When I Fall’ is your latest collaboration with Cari, how did your cooperation start?

RdR: The music side started while working on music on my twitch channel. ( twitch.tv/rubenderonde ) and after working on it for a while, I wanted to get a vocal on this tune.
I started seeing more and more music from Cari popping up lately, and I simply wanted to work with her! 
A lot of people know her as a singer, but she produces as well! Keep an eye on this girl! 
I am actually working on another track with her!

TBA: What is the idea behind ‘When I Fall’?

RdR: That is a question you should ask Cari! She wrote these amazing lyrics with a good meaning. Musical wise I wanted to create something for some bigger stages. I managed to finish it just a few days before Dreamstate Festival in California. So that will always be the spot where I played it first!

TBA: Rumours say you are working on a follow up of your album ‘My Story’, anything you can say already?

RdR: There is so much new music! The viewers of my streams and vlogs have already heard a bunch of it tho! But some of them I am keeping on the low, to surprise you!
I hope to release it before the summer.

TBA: TSOH is our favourite podcast here at TBA, can you tell us how is it going and how do you manage  to always keeping it so fresh?

RdR: Haha, thank you! I always try to find records that no-one knows. I think that most of the radio shows are a bit to similar, so I’ll try to keep it going the way it is.

TBA: You are also a professional streamer now!! We can watch the making of TSOH on line with you on your Twitch channel, and when you make new music you share it with your audience directly while in the making… is this something that helps your creative process?

RdR: This is 100% helping my creativity! I spend most of my days making music, and opening the doors to my studio, giving an insight really helps. I am really happy with the support I get from the community, and it really keeps me motivated. The music industry can be a hard and demotivating place, so I am super happy that I decided to starting to stream. All my subscribers on Twitch get exclusive material in return, because I think it always should go two ways!

TBA: You have a lot of young producers asking for suggestions on how to make a nice tune… what is the advice you give them more often?

RdR: Be original. It is easy to copy! And always make music with your heart. Dont stick around to a certain sound because you are expected to do so. 
And if you are running into problems, dont be afraid to call in help. I have friends like Rodg that can get me over dead points in tracks. 

TBA: Can you tell us your favourite 5 tunes of the moment?

RdR: Rodg – U Got U [Statement!]
Axwell /\ Ingrosso feat. Trevor Guthrie – Dreams (Alpha9 Remix) [Universal]
Virtual Self – Ghost Voices (Alpha 9 Remix) [Virtual Self]
Ruben de Ronde & Cari – When I Fall [Statement!]
and a new tune I am making right now! That one doesnt have a title yet, but the vibe stays in my head haha!

TBA: One artist to keep an eye on right now?

RdR: There are a bunch of great artists. 2017 has been great for my buddies Rodg and Estiva. Both of them are working on their albums at the moment. I am really excited about Elevven, a new team up from Los Angeles. They are going to do great this year.

TBA: Any upcoming gigs you are really excited about?

RdR: Yes! But I cannot tell too much about all of them. I am returning to Australia for Istoria and ASOT and I am going to tour more with Vini Vici! That is exciting!

 

TBA: Thanks a lot and see you soon  Ruben!!

 

 

 

Can’t get enough of Ruben yet? Let’s check the latest episode of his very own The Sound Of Holland right here:

 

 

OUT NOW: Ruben de Ronde & Donata – Stand In My Way

 What does it make to call a Friday just perfect?

A new release on Statement! we’d say!!

Ruben de Ronde meets Donata for this amazingly emotional tune.

They started their collaboration last year during a successfull writing session together, the results were two gems: ‘Open Wide’ featured also in Ruben de Ronde’s album ‘My Story’ and ‘Stand In My Way’  .

You might know  Donata Kramarz  from her band NOSOYO, scoring big numbers with her hit ‘Resonate’.

 

 

 

From the intense and foreboding build-up in the original to Feel’s high-octane remix, ‘Stand In My Way’ marks yet another top-shelf Trance cut from Ruben de Ronde and Donata. Easing listeners in with its alluring vocals and enchanting chord progressions, this release cannot be hold back.

Let’s grab it here

Backstage chat with Ruben de Ronde & Rodg @ Electronic Family

Electronic Family was a blast!

We were there on Sunday 06th August and really experienced an amazing festival.The new location is absolutely stunning and the stages were amazing.

Bonus: we’ve been graced with the perfect weather, sun was shining and the temperature was definitely enjoyable.

Rodg opened the mainstage at midday with a mesmerizing 2 hours set in which he played a lot of new tunes we are dying to see released.

Right after him, the beautiful and talented Emma Hewitt introduced Statement! label’s owner Ruben de Ronde who took the stage with a bang! Rodg and Orjan Nilsen also joined him to play ‘Booya’ taken from the album TogetheRR ( physical CDs have been released these days…stay tuned for more info).

We joined Rodg and Ruben for a funny chat backstage…we think this might put a smile on your face.

video courtesy of Ross Slotboom

 

TBA: Last time we talked it was at ASOT, what happened since then?

RdR: Well, lots of things,  ASOT feels actually like 2 years ago, so much stuff in the meanwhile, also a lot of new stuff together and there’ s lot more to come.

TBA: So will we get something new from you two, together?

RdR and Rodg: Never say never.

Rodg: We’re definitely working on getting some remixes done from the album, some new versions will be released soon.

TBA: And what are you working on separately?

RdR: Our own stuff, we’re just making new tracks, new remixes…

Rodg : Actually I am working on loads of new tracks but need to finish them first before I can tell you more.

RdR: I did a remix for Saving Light, (Greth emery & Standerwick – Saving Light – feat. HALIENE) it’s signed now , out at the end of this month, I can finally say it, it’s a Premiere!!

TBA: You both just played at Tomorrowland, how was that?

Rodg: Wow it was crazy, we were the first act on stage and we didn’t have big expectations but there was a really good crowd before we even started and we saw the room filling up within a hour, it was completely packed and the stage production was crazy..

TBA : Was it a bit intimidating?

RdR: Yeah almost

Rodg: Well you know, first you are really focused in putting together a good show and afterwards you are like: wow this was sick!!

RdR : And for both of us it was the first time playing at Tomorrowland so it was a big thing!

TBA: And how was playing here at Electronic family?

Rodg: It was good, I did the first two hours on the mainstage, like a daybreak set, people were coming in, sun was out…and I enjoyed it very much, you can play around with the tension a little bit, you can do some more experimental stuff.

Ruben was playing after me and I kinda knew which records he was playing  so I had to be a little bit creative!

 

RdR: Actually I texted him this morning asking him what he was going to play of our album and his answer was “Nothing” …

He only played ‘Pull a Lewie’

Rodg: I couldn’t play those tunes, he had to play them!

RdR: But… he played a lot of his own new stuff so it’s good!

 

 

We also made sure that their cats were doing great  and asked Rodg about all those snaps about water and coffee spilled in his office…and made a couple of funny jokes, and when we asked Rodg to describe his parner in crime the answer was:

“He’s handsome, he’s a nice guy and….He makes amazing music”

Well, we certainly agree on that 100%!

It’s all for now, we just can’t wait to share with you their next tunes!

 

 

OUT NOW!!!!!! Ruben de Ronde X Rodg – Togetherr

We are really happy to see the release of this masterpiece right today!!

Let’s take a step back to last February, when Ruben de Ronde and Rodg amazed us all during ASOTFEST in the Netherlands opening the mainstage with a massive set… Well they were presenting “TogetheRR” for the very first time!!

Plus, we had the honor to catch up with both these amazing artists right after they left the stage and got some juicy insights about the album and you can find our interview  here

 

Now, 4 months later, “TogetheRR” is finally OUT for you to grab it!!

There’s something about Ruben de Ronde and Rodg that makes them stand out. When apart, they dish out boundary-busting tunes left and right as the most prolific luminaries in the Progressive Trance scene. But when paired up, they come up with songs so special it puts shame to even the most on-point productions. And that is why their brand-new body of work will leave everyone speechless.

With ‘TogetheRR’, the two Dutchmen form a twister with their signature sounds and churn out sixteen records that set the bar insanely high. Composed of stellar originals and head-turning collaborations with the likes of Ben Gold, Genix, Hal Stucker, Orjan Nilsen, Patrick Baker and more, the album is not just a testament to their game-changing production skill, but also to their ever-positive can-do attitude.

 

‘TogetheRR’ is not just an album from two excellent artists. It’s a synergistic body of work that unites worlds. ‘TogetheRR’ is where two great minds collide. ‘TogetheRR’ is where it all comes full circle.

We can’t wait to catch them playing  “TogetheRR” worldwide during the summer during the major festivals around the globe and sing along all these beautiful bangers of the album.

Do you have your own favorite tune already? Which one? Let us know!!

 

Weekend highlights: The Gallery presents Andrew Rayel, David Gravell and Ruben de Ronde!


Last Friday night The Gallery c/o Ministry of Sound in London hosted a top notch line up:

Andrew Rayel

David Gravell

Ruben de Ronde

If you are familiar with our blog you already know  how much we love these 3 artists so you can just figure out our excitement for this gig!!

Andrew Rayel graced the booth introducing to the crowd 2 of his latest releases : ‘I’ll be there’ and ‘Tacadum’ 2 dance floor destroyers that you will listen soonon his widely anticipated upcoming album ‘Moments’

You can preorder ‘Moments’ Here


David Gravell came to ravage the club with his monsters tunes, and of course his latest release  ‘Energy‘ , an ultra melodic masterpiece delivering to the crowd a powerful sonic blast!

David will release his brand new compilation ‘Discover’ next month and will present a few special new tracks as well, so stay tuned if you wanna know more about his new sound!

Ruben de Ronde doesn’t need any introduction to this blog, our  admiration for this artist is well known! London crowd was waiting to have him back at this famous club for a while now! The expectations were high and he never disappoints! Ruben released his second album ‘My Story’ earlier this year and then he teamed up with Rodg to deliver ‘Togetherr’ a brand new album that will be released in June. For now you can enjoy ‘Larger than Life’ and the just released ‘Whoop’ track from the above mentioned album.

You can preorder ‘Togetherr’ Here

OUT NOW: MY STORY by RUBEN DE RONDE 


The wait is over and it was soooooo worth it!! My Story has been released finally, I promise you can’t help but fall in love with this album.

During the last months Mr. de Ronde has had his fair share of fun teasing us with some gems from the album (and their stunning artworks as well) and now, we can scroll down the entire tracklist for a taste of this masterpiece!

1 Time has come (Ruben de Ronde & SIR NOTCH)

This is a massive fix of positivity and good vibes, a tune that spreads an optimistic message to the crowd and surely puts a smile on your face
2 All About you Ruben de Ronde & Victoria Ray)

Some stunning vocals and a huge amount of catchy beats, highly energetic and smoothly built up!
3 Open Wide (Ruben de Ronde & Donata) 

Such a sweet melody and blissful vocals on this charming tune and  great lyrics…but can you believe Ruben played it during ASOT last year? Most certainly you danced to it already and weren’t aware… 🙂
4 All In (Ruben de Ronde & Kimberly Hale) 

Dope! Those beats and Kimberly’s engaging vocals are a match made in heaven! It instantly hits you!
5 Bliss (Ruben de Ronde & Muvi) 

Happy and summerish vibes we got here, I can picture myself on the beach already listening to this…. Ibiza anyone?
6 Eska

Deeper, darker, contagious and infectious … this will drag you down the rabbit hole, hypnotic as it is, it will leave you begging for more
7 Run Away (Ruben de Ronde & Victoria Ray)

One for the dreamers… The melody and Victoria’s charming voice are totally gonna cast a spell on you, you are warned!
8 Leave a Light On (Ruben de Ronde & Rodg feat. Louise Rademaker)

When Ruben and Rodg team up you can’t expect anything less than a masterpiece and it’s safe to say that Louise vocals are the icing on the cake, one of my all time favorites!! The synth line is to die for!!

On a side note… don’t miss these 2 masterminds playing back2back next month in Utrecht during ASOT800!!
9 Moment of Truth (Ruben de Ronde & LTN feat. Kimberly Hale)

A one of a kind awe-inspiring and sweet tune that builds up to a massive breakdown
10 My Story (Ruben de Ronde & Natalie Gioia) 

The title track of this album is just something else!! Natalie’s voice is pure bliss and blends perfectly with the melody and an indelible synthline that feels nervous and fluid at the same time. A super sexy tune, pretty sure it will be on repeat for a long time!! It just gets stuck in your head!
11 By Your Side (Ruben de Ronde & Aelyn)

Will have you so intrigued by the gorgeous beats and beautiful vocals aiming to seduce you one beat at a time
12 Compound

Let’s wear your scuba wear and indulge in these deep and sweet beats … #TSOHfamily knows what I mean… 🙂
Go grab it here : https://rubenderonde.lnk.to/MyStoryTO

If you buy the whole album and send your receipt to info@rubenderonde.nl with your address, you will receive one of these awesome wristbands for free, but  hurry up, the offer will expire on Jan 27th

OUT NOW:first single from My Story, OPEN WIDE by Ruben de Ronde feat. Donata


The first single taken from the highly anticipated upcoming album My Story has finally been released.

We talked about it last week, when it has been premiered on ASOT, and now we are one step closer to the release of the album.

Here at the Backstage Access we are all so excited and looking forward to it!

We had the chance to get a sneak peek of the whole thing and we are thrilled to tell you it’s amazing!! So, save the date: January 20th!!

Meanwhile don’t forget to preorder your copy here : https://itunes.apple.com/album/my-story/id1188261065

 

RUBEN DE RONDE VLOG Episode: Creamfields festival 

Have you checked Ruben de Ronde’s vlog yet?

I warmly suggest you to do so!

Let’s watch this episode about Creamfields Festival for a fix of happiness and insights about his tour life and his performance on Armada Music Stage … plus the soundtrack of this video is his new single Bliss

Watch here : Ruben de Ronde’s VLOG Creamfields