ARMADA MUSIC – FEBRUARY 22ND 2019
DOWNLOAD | STREAM: https://ARMD1460.lnk.to/Lungs
PRESAVE ‘PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE’: https://armada.dj/social/s8tppf
Fans of Finnish trance superstars Super8 & Tab praying for new music might want to start asking for a winning lottery ticket too, because just days after Miika Eloranta and Janne Masnerus dropped a ferocious new 2019 remix of their 2006 classic ‘Helsinki Scorchin’’, the pair unleash a brand new masterpiece that signals the start of yet another huge run of musical goodness.
Super8 & Tab’s new single ‘Lungs’ is absolute classic stadium-busting production from the Finns. Bubbling away in the depths below Izzy Warner’s ethereal top line, the single is deftly and precisely contained before being allowed to erupt upwards. Roaring percussion and trademark sweeping, rushing, stabbing synth sections should see the track confidently dominate the early run of 2019 setlists from the great and the good of international trance.
‘Lungs’ is – as yet – the only track to drop from upcoming mixtape ‘Past, Present & Future’, the stunning follow on project from the 2018 Super8 & Tab ‘Reformation’ album. The new long player sees the duo offer their take on the long-established tradition of the DJ compilation. Serving up the very best of legacy, current and future trance into one scintillating, spine-tingling mix, the album not only encapsulate the pure talent of Super8 & Tab behind the decks, but also takes the listener on a timeless journey through the breadth and depth of trance music at its very best.
‘Past, Present & Futures’ sees the light of day via Armada Music on March 8th with pre-save available here (LINK). To stream and download ‘Lungs’ on all portals, click here (LINK). For all things Super8 & Tab, visit www.super8andtab.com.
SUPER8 & TAB ft. IZZY WARNER ‘LUNGS’ IS OUT NOW ON ARMADA MUSIC TO STREAM AND DOWNLOAD.
SUPER8 & TAB // TOUR DATES
Feb 22 – ASOT 900 Boat Pre-Party, Amsterdam THE NETHERLANDS
Mar 02 – ASOT 900, Madrid SPAIN
Mar 16 – Capital, Zouk SINGAPORE
Mar 23 – Seasons of Trance, Oslo NORWAY
Mar 29 – Ministry of Sound, London UK
Apr 13 – Dreamstate, Vancouver CANADA
May 11 – Hornblower Cruise, New York USA
May 24 – Halcyon, San Francisco USA
SUPER8 & TAB // CONNECT
One day prior to the kick-off of the ‘A State Of Trance 900’ world tour, fans from all over the world have been offered a taste of the impending ASOT 900 madness. Today, Armin van Buuren launched the official album of ‘A State Of Trance 900’, a long-anticipated slice of Trance magic that embodies the true spirit of A State Of Trance and captures the essence of 900 amazing episodes of the globally renowned radio show in one two-disc compilation album.
With a grand total of forty records, ‘A State Of Trance 900 (The Official Album)’ ties in perfectly with the new milestone and the ASOT 900 events set to take over the globe throughout the year of 2019. Including this year’s anthem, ‘Lifting You Higher’, in addition to phenomenal cuts from the likes of Above & Beyond, Armin van Buuren, Ben Gold, Cosmic Gate, Estiva, Giuseppe Ottaviani, Luke Bond, Omnia, Will Atkinson and more, the album is exactly what the loyal Trance crowd hoped for: an exhaustive selection of tracks that shows that Trance music is here to stay.
On February 23, ‘A State Of Trance 900’ will start off in the Jaarsbeurs venue in Utrecht, the Netherlands, turning the massive event into a global gathering that spans no less than five stages, a little under forty artists and a delirious crowd of 35.000 strong, making it the biggest Trance event in the world. The event has already been sold-out for weeks, so there are no more tickets available. Instead, fans who weren’t able to purchase a ticket can watch the event’s full livestream on https://www.asot.tv/, which consists of a video livestream of the mainstage and audio livestreams of the other four stages.
- Armin van Buuren – Lifting You Higher (ASOT 900 Anthem)
- Above & Beyond – Rocket Science
- Cosmic Gate & Jason Ross – Awaken
- MaRLo feat. Emma Chatt – Here We Are
- Giuseppe Ottaviani feat. Clara Yates – Why
- Omnia feat. Tilde – For The First Time (Ben Gold Remix)
- KhoMha – Colorblind
- Estiva & Ruben de Ronde – Rainbow
- Luke Bond – Clockwork
- Dan Stone – Forgotten World
- Radion6 & Davey Asprey – Spin-Off
- Will Atkinson – Seventh Heaven
- John 00 Fleming – Looking Back To Look Forward
- Armin van Buuren – Be In The Moment (ASOT 850 Anthem) (Stoneface & Terminal Remix)
- Exis feat. Enya Angel – Free
- Captain Hook – Let There Be Light
- Reality Test feat. Shanti People – Passion
- Sneijder – Decimate
- Magnus & Dimibo – State Of Mind
- Vini Vici – Where The Heart Is
- Armin van Buuren feat. Sam Martin – Wild Wild Son (Richard Durand Remix)
- Omnia feat. Danyka Nadeau – For You
- Above & Beyond and Spencer Brown feat. RBBTS – Long Way From Home
- Ben Gold & Ruben de Ronde x Rodg – Two
- Fatum feat. Angel Taylor – More Of Your Love
- Maor Levi – Celestial
- Stoneface & Terminal Present Gundamea – The Moment Before
- PUSH – Together We Rule The World
- Rodg – Wanna Go
- Paul Thomas – Lorax
- Dezza & Kolonie – Expanse
- Ferry Tayle – Mystery Fear
- Ghost Rider and Durs – Crossroads
- Matt Fax – Echo
- Shadow Chronicles – Singularity
- Allen Watts – Algorithm
- MaRLo – Abyss
- AVAO – Acid Rain
- Vini Vici & Astrix – Adhana
- WHITENO1SE – Prime
“Yep, there’s always gotta be something unique in there!” chuckles Juraj Klička. Generally speaking Driftmoon’s passing comment on his approach to albums. More specifically though it’s about ‘Remember The Night’ – his just-announced third collection. “It’s a crowded field, he says of the format, so to me, they have to have something that will set them apart.” Bringing USPs to his longplayers is something the Prague native’s developed a track record for. With its hybrid orchestration, his first (‘R(E)volution’) connected the worlds of electronic and classical music. Last summer’s ‘Invitcus’ meanwhile upped the ‘original’ ante further, with its half music/half audiobook concept lingering long in the memory.
Now – in full album stride, Juraj is at it again. ‘Remember The Night’, which arrives this March, approaches from another remarkably different angle. “If they happen at all, he says,live album performances tend to be the ‘what comes after’. The one that follows the classic studio album release. Here though I wanted the live experience to be people’s first connection with it. It’s called ‘club music’ after all, so let’s introduce it that way!”
No coincidence admittedly, but Juraj was well positioned to make that happen. Evermore over the last ten years, the Czech capital’s Epic club has become a bucket-list essential for music lovers from Europe and far, far beyond. As Epic DJ resident, the club provided the optimum platform for Juraj to mount a live rendition of the album.
Further, its occasion allowed Driftmoon to bring in another aspect that’s long held his interest. “I’m as fascinated as the next person by the link between memories and music – possibly even more so. Even before I was a DJ or producer I was aware that every remarkable moment in my life – happy or otherwise – somehow had a piece of music ‘attached’ to it. I guess one of every musician’s wishes is to be behind a track that leaves that type of impact. So between writing this album and its first performance, it became something of a mission to try and hit that. How it works out, well only time will tell!”
Of the performance itself though, Juraj admits to having some pre-show butterflies. “When you’re doing a DJ set, you work on the premise that a percentage of the crowd will be familiar with a percentage of the tracks. Here, I was working on the absolute knowledge that none of the audience would know any of the tracks! I think when we’re feeling emotional extremes, our receptors are that much more open. Memories consequently become even more intense. I think the audience at Epic really tapped into that and – as you can hear on the album – got swept up in the night!”
Alongside ‘Remember The Night’s solo moments, Driftmoon did call on some particular close chums and musical confidants to collaborate on its creation. Subsequently it came to include music made with Robert Nickson (under the duo’s Astrosphere moniker), Ferry Tayle and Ahmed Romel. Further, its also became a platform for a long overdue studio return for Paul ‘Re:Locate’ Moelands, as well as a pairing with much-revered studio savant, Geert Huinink.
Recorded live at Epic, ‘Remember The Night’ is released March 1. It’s available to stream/purchase here: https://blackhole.choons.at/remember
Driftmoon – Remember The Night [Recorded Live at Epic]
01. Driftmoon & Geert Huinink – The Creation (Intro Mix) [Live]
02. Astrosphere – Zephyr [Live]
03. Astrosphere & Re:Locate – Crown Royal [Live]
04. Driftmoon – Odyssey (Epic Mix) [Live]
05. Driftmoon – Renaissance [Live]
06. Ahmed Romel & Driftmoon – Ars Vitae (Driftmoon Refresh) [Live]
07. Astrosphere – Outflow [Live]
08. Driftmoon with Ferry Tayle – Unforgettable (Driftmoon Mix) [Live]
09. Astrosphere – What Lies Between The Stars [Live]
10. Driftmoon – Arctic Chills [Live]
11. Astrosphere – Origins [Live]
12. John O’Callaghan featuring Audrey Gallagher – Big Sky (Driftmoon Remix) [Live]
13. Driftmoon – Please Don’t Go (Suncatcher Remix) [Live]
14. Driftmoon – Two Sunsets Under A Maple Tree (Outro Mix) [Live]
Enjoy some super cool remixes of Orjan Nilsen future classics right here! ‘Prism Remixed 2’ offers two mind-blowing cuts set to rock your world.
Listen to this amazing ‘Prism Remixed 2’ Album here.
Following a tempestuous first installment, Ørjan Nilsen proudly presents the second remix package of his ‘Prism’ album. Including a terrific, break-beat-infused remix of ‘The Last Goodbye’ from Silk Android and a stomping rendition of ‘Drowning’ from HGHLND, ‘Prism Remixed 2’ offers two mind-blowing cuts set to rock your world.
ALBUM SINGLE ‘EYE RING’ BECOMES SOUNDCLOUD’S 200 MILLIONTH UPLOAD
Francesca Lombardo unveils her highly anticipated debut LP, a collection of songs that are forward-thinking, powerful and made from the heart. Merging the world of electronic music with Francesca Lombardo’s classical upbringing, ‘Life of Leaf’ promotes a creative process more focussed on vocal performance and live instrumentation than just computers and synthesizers. The result is a deeply evocative record set to soundtrack our lives for years to come, illustrated perfectly by, among others, album single ‘Eye Ring’, which became SoundCloud’s 200 millionth upload yesterday.
Ruminating on the album, Francesca Lombardo describes how it is “a mixture of all the styles I love, it reflects every aspect of my sound, telling my story through each lyric and every instrument or piece of equipment I’ve used. It represents me fully, 100% me.”
A long player presents the chance for an artist to set out their own intentions, creating their own narrative. For Francesca Lombardo, ‘Life of Leaf’ segues away from the dance floor and positions her as a multi-disciplinary artist enamored with live performance.
Through ‘Life of Leaf’, Francesca Lombardo reconnects with what music composition means to her. Every aspect of her distinctly rich sound palette is reflected via sophisticated instrumentation and a lifelong affection for electronic music, one that is interchangeable in style yet rooted in the heartbeat of personality and fundamental life experiences.
Francesca Lombardo – ‘Life Of Leaf’ – Tracklist:
- Eye Ring
- Time Machine
- Charlie’s Tapes
- Life of Leaf
- Smiling Skies
- Call Me Wrong
- You Sleep, You Don’t Sleep
Banging 138 collaboration between arguably the two biggest 138 stars In Argentina! Chris Schweizer & Heatbeat made this phenomena to rule the world! Do you want to hear this fire track?
Listen to it here
A monster tune with no conscience, Heatbeat & Chris Schweizer’s ‘Venom’ is able to transform an ordinary person into a ruthless dance floor maniac. Granting anyone the power to fist-pump for hours on end through its devastating bassline and intoxicating melody, this phenomena is bound to rule the world.
This Canadian artist Somna is coming out with this masterpiece of a track. Every Trance fan wants this track on the dance floor!
Listen to this track here
For his sublime debut on Armind, gifted Canadian artist Somna turns in a sharp-edged cut meant to cause some serious damage on the dance floor. From the powerful basslines to the piercing synths and sweeping melodies, ‘Razor’ is a record no Trance fan can go without!!
Rodg teams up with Dom Fricot to made this dreamy track. Nice laid back vocal vibes, what electronic music fans want to hear. ‘Cinnamon’ is an amazing laid back track taken from Rodg’ s album ‘Fate’. Excited?
Listen to the track here.
Dropping yet another killer track taken from his second solo album ‘Fate’, Rodg teams up with Dom Fricot to spice up the dance floor. Blending dreamy vocals with mouthwatering Progressive, ‘Cinnamon’ offers a distinct sonic flavor that will make electronic music fans lick their lips in anticipation.
Second track taken from ‘Kingdom United’ the album & 1st vocal track to be dropped. We all know how synonymous Gareth Emery is with vocals! This untamed instrumental will have you roaring back to better days in no time.
Listen to this booming track HERE
The first bold, new vocal single on the ‘Kingdom United’ album, Gareth Emery & Ashley Wallbridge’s ‘Lionheart’ lights the way for anyone looking to draw strength from a courageous and thoroughly inspiring record. Armed with uplifting melodies, enchanting harmonies and PollyAnna’s empowering vocals, this untamed instrumental will have you roaring back to better days in no time.
PVD-HEADLINED IBIZA NIGHT FLIES IN HOST OF TRANCE HEAT FOR 2019’s 11 SHOW RUN. ALY & FILA, COSMIC GATE, GIUSEPPE OTTAVIANI, ALEX M.O.R.P.H., JOHN O’CALLAGHAN, JOHN 00 FLEMING, BRYAN KEARNEY AND JORDAN SUCKLEY AMONGST THOSE SET TO APPEAR
If you happened to be looking in the other direction throughout January, let us catch you up! Events on Planet SHINE have been running – fair to say – plenty hot over the first month of the year. Assumed – and subsequently confirmed – the White Isle breakout is returning for the summer of 2019. For its second season run, word of a venue uptick got out, taking SHINE to its own space at the legendary Eden. From there things started to get a little crazy. Having been on the circuit for but a single season, SHINE’s owners dropped word of a partnership with none other than Tomorrowland, which – come July 20 – will see the marque takeover Freedom – the festival’s second biggest stage.
And today SHINE are delighted to share the entire roll call of DJs that’ll be joining them on the island this year. With PvD’s Ibiza performances clicking back into the traditional #TRANCETHURSDAYS groove, SHINE has once again placed max emphasis on crowd-drawing spinners who embody the truest form of the genre.
Goes without saying that Paul will headline each of the nights and the first month’s worth of shows alone will see him joined by the likes of Bryan Kearney, John O’Callaghan, Jordan Suckley and Giuseppe Ottaviani. Aly & Fila (who’ll SHINE six times over the summer’s duration!) will be doing an XL set on July 11’s opening night. As Ibiza shifts into high season, Cosmic Gate, Alex MORPH, John 00 Fleming, Grum and others will be over to play their part too. Events come to a head on September 19, with SHINE’s co-headliners Paul van Dyk and Aly & Fila both delivering summer summating 3hr sets for its closing party. Every date & every DJ below. Could be time to call the travel agent.
11th July (Opening Party)
Paul van Dyk (3 hour Closing set)
Aly & Fila (3 hour Opening set)
Paul van Dyk
Menno De Jong
Paul van Dyk
Paul van Dyk
Paul van Dyk
Aly & Fila
Paul van Dyk
Aly & Fila
Paul van Dyk
Paul van Dyk
Aly & Fila
b2b Paul Thomas (3 hour opening set)
5th September (In Association with Ibiza Trance Event)
Paul van Dyk
Aly & Fila
Paul van Dyk
John 00 Fleming
Woody van Eyden
19th September (Closing Party)
Paul van Dyk (3 Hour Closing Set)
Aly & Fila (3 Hour Opening Set)
Previously: reflecting on their first season and looking forward to the one ahead, SHINE ambassador Paul van Dyk said: “SHINE brought a breath of fresh air to Ibiza in 2018. To break out and do something new and under our own steam was a wonderfully liberating experience for myself personally and, I think, all involved. The team was right, the vibe was right and the DJs SHINE brought in to play were second to none. Trance and its global family were back on the island in its truest form. That all showed in the reception the night received.
On my last trip to Ibiza this year I dropped into the recently fully redeveloped Eden. I was blown away to see how the venue was modernized and refined. I’ve played the best and most exciting venues in the world and the new Eden is exactly that. Alongside San Antonio’s continuing regeneration, I am sure SHINE will host a world-class 2019 production there. Trance and Eden have a close relationship/shared history that goes back decades. In tandem with the desire to have the night back on Thursdays, I’m delighted to say that SHINE will be moving to the club for the upcoming 2019 season.”
Of the night’s move to Eden, the club said: “We are delighted to be hosting SHINE Ibiza for the first time in San Antonio. We are dedicated to offering a diverse range of club nights to our Ibiza crowd. We can think of no better team to bring Trance to Eden than with legendary Paul van Dyk and the SHINE family for 2019”.
SHINE promoter and MD of The Supernova Group Nick Ferguson echoed that, saying: “We are very excited by the opportunity to move SHINE to Eden for the 2019 season. The club has recently experienced a fantastic redevelopment and resurgence, as has San Antonio. Eden is well run, by people that believe in trance and are passionate about working with an exciting new brand!”