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ICONIC ALBUM ‘MY STORY’ BY RUBEN THE RONDE HAS BEEN PRINTED ON CD!!!

Let me take you back to January 20th 2017…does it ring any bells? Oh I am sure it does! It was indeed, the release date of the long awaited iconic album ‘My Story’ by Statement! honcho’s Ruben de Ronde ( aka the best day of 2017).

After months of teasing we finally got to download this masterpiece made of precious gems and holy moly, how we loved it.

It was love at first listening and we spent the night tweeting about our first impressions and sending love to Ruben and all the artists who were involved in it.

We didn’t sleep a wink but what a magical night it was!!

Sure, we knew some of the tunes already, but a few others were brand new to our ears, so we needed to listen and savor it a few times before being able to write something about them.

We can say in all honesty we loved the whole album but if you are familiar with our blog you know already how ‘Eska’ blew our minds from the beginning 🙂

‘Eska’ stole our hearts from the first beats and we remember Ruben’s used it as soundtrack of some of his vlogs before he released the album;

for a number of  reasons it was and still is dear to us in a special way and the fact it never got to be remixed and always remained untouched made it feel even more significant.

But of course, ‘My Story’ had a lot more gems in it, each tunes was there to unveil part of the splendidly tailored record.

Wanna talk about the magic of  Leave a Light On (Ruben de Ronde & Rodg feat. Louise Rademaker)? 

or the sweetness of All In (Ruben de Ronde & Kimberly Hale) ? 

This is not only a great tune in itself but it also got us to know Kimberly Hale, such a talented artist that we are now proud to call a great friend of us;

 

Open Wide (Ruben de Ronde & Donata) is still bringing us back to some sweet memories and Time has come (Ruben de Ronde & SIR NOTCH) is our choice when in need of some positivity in our day;

oh dear, we could go on forever talking about all the tracks but published an article about the album back then, and you can still find it here:

OUT NOW: MY STORY by RUBEN DE RONDE 

So, I bet you are wondering why, after almost 2 years we are still talking about it?

Well, we have our motivations to be honest, and so many good  memories  related to this album,

like when we sent this clock to Ruben to celebrate the amazing tune  ‘Time has Come’

but the main reason we are blogging this today is:

Ruben de Ronde just announced the physical album is going on production, which means we can have the cd in our hands very soon! But hurry up as there will be only 100 copies available!!

Still wondering why we are so hyped about the printing of a 2 years old album? Well, the truth is, we fell in love with it from its early days of conceiving ( yeah, sounds like we were expecting a baby, I know, but this is how we felt back then), we followed the album making of step by step, we saw Ruben putting all himself in its creation, or as he would say “all the blood, sweat and tears” it costed him to realize it; the process was long and things have not always been smooth and easy, but on the way, we all learnt a lot,  as time went by we built a strong relationship, the fanbase grew up, we got to know a few of the artists involved in it and we created our own Statement family, the album really gathered us together in many ways.

It’s hard to explain to all of you how much this cd means to us personally and how much we appreciate Ruben’s decision to print it,

just put it this way, to us, having the chance to keep this treasure in our hands it’s like when, after an amazing experience, you finally seal it by getting inked, yes, this cd, is our tattoo, something no one could ever steal from us, it’s engraved forever in our  hearts and minds and soon, we will have the physical copy at home with us; Ruben named it ‘My Story’ but we are proud to say this is also ‘Our Story’ he made us feel part of it in a kinda unique and precious way.

In a world were an album is old after a month from its release, ‘My Story’ stands out for its unicity, it didn’t get old, it grew inside us, it united and strengthened us, it saw us growing and changing as well, it made us laugh and cry, it has been there when we were clubbing with Ruben and also when we were alone, it’s nestled in our lives.

When all is said and done, we couldn’t be more happy about this news and we are forever grateful to Ruben de Ronde for being the amazing artist and precious soul he is!

We highly recommend you to order your limited edition copy here:

https://www.statementmusic.nl

so to be part of this amazing experience together!!

 

 

 

Ruben de Ronde & Rodg – Togetherr Remixed EP

We’re very happy to receive not just one but three tracks on the Ruben de Ronde & Rodg’s ‘Togetherr Remixed’ EP.

If you’re looking for some smashing tracks to start of your party the ‘Togetherr Remixed’ EP is something for you!

Listen to the EP here.  

Highlighting three of the tracks from Ruben de Ronde x Rodg’s ‘Togetherr Remixed’ album, this EP sees Roovel, Four Days and Melosense offer a smorgasbord of flavors and sounds. From Roovel’s Trance-scented remix of ‘Whoop’ to Four Days’ Downtempo edit of ‘Little Drummer’ and Melosense’s signature remix of ‘BombSquadKittens’, ‘Togetherr Remixed EP’ shows that it all sounds even better as a group.

RUBEN DE RONDE X RODG X CHLOE – When You’re Gone (Ben Nicky Remix)

If you’re looking for a track that will blow your mind, this is it! Taken from the ‘Togetherr’ remix album Ben Nicky created a full-one, bassline-led monster tune. Can’t wait to hear it? Listen to it here.
The entire remix album of Ruben de Ronde and Rodg is now available for you and as the boys like to state themselves ‘Super happy with the turn out for the remix album, I’m happy to see we were able to extend the Togetherr records into multiple genres that weren’t present on the original album. WAIO, Ben Nicky, Pacco & Rudy B, Melosense, Four Days totally expanded the Togetherr spectrum to the more Psy, Uplifting, deep progressive chill and deep house vibes.’

Listen to 

Ruben de Ronde X Rodg X Chloe – When You’re Gone (Ben Nicky Remix) HERE
Impactful like any Ben Nicky production, this remix of Ruben de Ronde, Rodg and Chloe’s ‘When You’re Gone’ is what a true sonic bulldozer sounds like. Taken from the ‘Togetherr’ remix album, this full-on, bassline-led monster tune will blow your mind as often as it blows your sound system.
Extending the momentum of Ruben de Ronde x Rodg's collaborative album, 'Togetherr (Remixed)' ups the ante with nine solid remixes. Courtesy of rising electronic music stars such as Elevven, Melosense, Ruslan Radriges, Solid Stone, WAIO and more, this larger-than-life remix album shows all the benefits of creating magic 'Togetherr'.
Listen to ‘Togetherr’ Remixed album HERE
1.   Ruben de Ronde X Rodg X Chloe - When You’re Gone (Ben Nicky Remix)
2.  Ruben de Ronde X Rodg X Sir Notch - Larger Than Life (Elevven Remix)
3.  Ruben de Ronde X Rodg X Louise Rademakers - Riptide (Solid Stone Remix)
4.  Ruben de Ronde X Rodg X Estiva - Intergalagtic (WAIO Remix)
5.  Ruben de Ronde X Rodg - Little Drummer (Four Days Remix)
6.  Ruben de Ronde X Rodg - Whoop (Roovel Remix)
7.  Ruben de Ronde X Rodg X Ben Gold - BombSquadKittens (Melosense Remix)
8.  Ruben de Ronde X Rodg - Strobe Machine (Pacco & Rudy B Remix)
9.  Ruben de Ronde X Rodg X Hal Stucker - (L) (Pacco & Rudy B Remix)
10. Ruben de Ronde X Rodg X Orjan Nilsen - Booya (Ruslan Radriges Remix)

RUBEN DE RONDE X RODG – STROBE MACHINE (Pacco & Ruby B Remix)

‘Strobe Machine’ is part of the remix album ‘Togetherr’. ‘Togetherr’ is the joint album of Ruben de Ronde X Rodg, their album was released last year. Ruben and Rodg did some crazy gigs together to celebrate their album! This remix of ‘Strobe Machine’ will light up the dance floor in no time. You can listen it here.

In addition to their remarkable take on ‘(L)’, Pacco & Rudy B have emerged with a revamp of another single taken from Ruben de Ronde X Rodg’s ‘Togetherr’ album. Alluringly progressive with several stellar melodies on top, this remix of ‘Strobe Machine’ will light up the dance floor in no time.

 

 

RUBEN DE RONDE X YOEL LEWIS feat. NATALIE GIOIA – MADRIGAL

Teaming up together to create another musical masterpiece. Progressive at its finest, ‘Madrigal’ definitely makes you want more!

Ruben: “Ever since I signed one of Yoel’s records a few years ago on my label Statement!, I always thought it would be nice to work on something with him. A few years later this opportunity arose! To top everything off, we asked Natalie Gioia to deliver some cool vocal work, ‘Madrigal’ is the result! The name might be a bit random, but if you have watched the legendary Breaking Bad TV series, you’ll figure it out ;-).”

Here is the link to listen to ‘Madrigal’.

 

 

 

 

 

Churning out progressive masterpieces without stop, Ruben de Ronde and Yoel Lewis are currently scoring perfect As on the prolificness scale. Now teaming up together as well as with famed songstress Natalie Gioia, they merge their signature sounds into something greater, something so incredible you won’t want anything else. Progressive at its finest, ‘Madrigal’ will have you reeling for more all night long.

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: RUBEN DE RONDE @ E-LAKE FESTIVAL! NEW ALBUM, GIGS, STATEMENT! AND MORE…

There are times in life when I allow myself to fangirl a little, and one of those people that still make me swoon is Ruben de Ronde.  Not only is he uber talented (no seriously, he is an incredible producer, Statement! Recordings label’s boss, host of his very own The Sound of Holland radio show,  co-host of A State of Trance, and relentlessly touring worldwide ) he is kind, funny, so very down to earth and just a good human. One of the many reasons I feel so fortunate to run  The Bakstage Access  is because I get the opportunity to work with such talented peple  every so often, and guess what ? I’ve been lucky again to sit down with him for a chat during the e-Lake festival held at Echternach, Luxemburg, on Saturday 11th August.

 

TBA: Hi Ruben, is this your first time here in Luxembourg?
RdR: Well DJing yes, but I’ve been here a lot of times when I was younger on vacation, Luxembourg is a nice place.
TBA: Do you have some new singles coming out and can you tell us something ?
RdR : Yes, I’ve just released a tune with Alexander Popov and it’s featured in Armin’s new compilation as well, and a lot of new music is coming soon, a collaboration with Natalie Gioia is coming in about 3 weeks and 10 new remixes of the album I did with Rodg, Togetherr, they are coming probably in September.
TBA: Are you also working on a new album ?
RdR: Well you know I am making a lot of music and I cannot really decide which tunes to chose for a new album and I wanna limit it to 10 tracks and it’s hard ’cause I have about 20 tracks that are finished right now so no idea what to do.
TBA: Oh well we can help you chose!
RdR : Haha yes please help
TBA: How is Statement! doing now?
RdR: Great! I am super happy with the talents that are releasing on my label lately, Estiva is doing a great job, Rodg is doing great ,the Elevven guys from L.A. , Marco Santoro, Max Meyer… they are all doing fantastic so I am very happy. It’s nice to have a constant flow music going.
TBA : Any cooperation you would really like to do?
RdR: That’s a good question… there are ton of artists I would like to work with..
TBA: Oh I know one!!! Maria Mena?
RdR : Oh yes I would love to but that’s not possible
TBA: Never say never
RdR : Well if I could add one to the list it’s High as a Kite , they are a Norwegian band and  I would love to cooperate with them.
And I also would love to do another tune with Genix, the set we did back to back at Electronic Family was super fun!
TBA: So what’s up next in terms of gigs etc?
RdR : Well next week I am off for the first time since….  God knows when so it’s nice cause I will also celebrate my birthday soon!
The week after I am going to Creamfields then New Horizons then the week after I am going to South America I think …
TBA : You also played at Tomorrowland again this summer, how was it?
RdR : Amazing! Tomorrowland is such a fantastic festival but I also have to say there are a lot of many great festivals these days and if you haven’t been there yet make sure you go to Untold or Sunrise in Poland, those two are just highlighted in my calendar from now on, Poland is always great and Untold was a surprise for me, I didn’t know it was so good.
TBA: Ok cool, well noted 🙂
Oh but how are your kitties now???
RdR: Haha they are doing great thanks, probably sleeping by now, but I’ll be driving home soon, can’t wait to see them
TBA: Your top tunes right now?
RdR : Well there is a new one from Marcus Schossow, I can’t say it now but I’ve been playing it in my sets for a long time and I got so many questions from people sending me videos on Instagram etc. asking me what tune is that, well it’s the new from Marcus Schossow and it’s gonna be on Statement! Then I still love Rainbow which I made with Estiva, still playing it in all my set!
TBA: Oh I’ve asked him about this tune during our last interview!
RdR : Yes it’s the perfect combination of both of our sounds, I think Estiva is a next level producer, I’ve seen his schedule of August and he is everywhere, I am super proud of him!
TBA: If you could be stuck in a musical time, what would you chose?
RdR : Probably 1999/2000 cause everything that was released was still new, I am not saying it’s the best music ’cause music now is better in quality, just being nostalgic, back then it was the first time I went to Trance Energy and a lot of other events so it brings back good memories.
TBA: Ok Ruben, thanks a lot for your time and see you soon
RdR : Thank you,for sure!

OUT NOW: ALEXANDER POPOV & RUBEN DE RONDE ‘LUNA’

‘Luna’ is out! This track is adopted into Armin van Buuren’s ‘A State Of Trance, Ibiza 2018’ mix album. ‘Luna’, a track which has the two signature sounds of Alexander Popov & Ruben de Ronde combined.

Let’s grab it here 

A superb team-up between two of Trance’s finest, ‘Luna’ shines like a full moon on a dark, clear-skied night. Combining the widely acclaimed signature sounds of Alexander Popov and Ruben de Ronde, this track is adopted into Armin van Buuren’s ‘A State Of Trance, Ibiza 2018’ mix album and poised to make Trance fans swoon for years to come.

 

ESTIVA – CUBES

 

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!

LISTEN TO ESTIVA – CUBES HERE

 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.

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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GIUSEPPE OTTAVIANI FEATURING THEA RILEY – ON THE WAY YOU GO

One of the numerous track-gems contained within Giuseppe’s ‘ALMA’ album trove, ‘On The Way You Go’ jumps back into focus this month. Spurred by two new interpretations from Statement! honcho Ruben de Ronde and the man himself, the track received its single-release stripes.

With a wistfully longing song at its core, ‘On The Way’s album original brought a wonderful complexion of shimmering air-spun melodies, backed by a more composed tempo. Through one of his trademark OnAir uprocks, Giuseppe passes those elements through a markedly different lens. Pace, bass and beat collectively throw their shoulders to its wheel, while ‘On The Way’s harmonies are allowed to soar higher and curve further.

Ruben de Ronde checks the tempo a touch, while deepening the drums’ resound and drawing out its drops. Adding extra dynamic effect, its acidic churn quickly translates into dancefloor burn, as Thea’s vocal is infectiously looped and chopped throughout.

 

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