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Gareth Emery & Ashley Wallbridge release this dance-floor track. Listening to ‘Electric Pirates’ will make you never stop moving yourself wherever you are!

So stand up, make a small dance behind (or on) your desk and listen to the track HERE  

Hoisting their sails up high before slamming down the bassline at full speed, ‘Electric Pirates’ sees electronic music freebooters Gareth Emery & Ashley Wallbridge conquer the dance-floor as if it were the seven seas. Taken from the ‘Kingdom United’ treasure chest, this blazing instrumental sets clubs alight with fists in the air and feet on deck.




And again a banger from Orjan Nilsen! ‘Wait 4 It’ will be loved and will make the crowd going crazy with his amazing tunes! Exited?

Listen to the track here.

Returning to his In My Opinion label with another full-fledged banger, Ørjan Nilsen goes all out from the get-go. Ripe with big bass, screaming synths and swirling melodies, a mainstage rocker like this one can only be – ‘Wait 4 It’ – legendary.


When you’ve crafted up a hit single as globally acclaimed as ‘Body’, it’s no easy task coming up with a suitable follow-up. Canadian superstars Loud Luxury managed on their first try though, with ‘Love No More’ (with Anders) clocking up over 60 million streams on Spotify since its release. And now, they’re welcoming a blistering remix from none other than electronic music icon Fedde Le Grand to fuel the fire even further.


Listen to Loud Luxury x anders – Love No More (Fedde Le Grand Remix)

With Fedde Le Grand’s supercharged edit of their second release on Armada Music, Loud Luxury are gearing up for another run past the globe’s most popular clubs with ‘Love No More’. With whiffs of electro, thumping beats and an arrangement meant to make people dance, the remix is straight fire both on and off the dance floor, and a great complementary addition to both act’s discographies.


Fedde Le Grand“I met up with the guys from Loud Luxury during ADE last year and we had some great fun together. I was honored to do this remix for them, and personally, I think it turned out great. I hope everyone will enjoy it as much as I had fun working on it and playing it in my DJ sets.”


It’s been – and still is – one hell of a journey for Loud Luxury and their international hit song ‘Body’ (feat. brando). Since its release on Armada Music at the end of 2017, the single sold seven times platinum in Canada, hit #1 in the U.S. Mediabase Dance Airplay chart and #20 in the Global Spotify charts, charted in Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, won the MMVA award for ‘Best Song Of The Summer’ and gained over half a billion streams on the most popular streaming services. ‘Love No More’ in turn racked up tens of millions of streams and is gaining momentum as we speak, especially now that Fedde Le Grand’s top-tier remix has come into play.




There’s no denying STANDERWICK’s incredible output as of late, and the U.K. Trance icon just added another big single to the list. For ‘This Letter’, he teamed up with New York-based producer Tensteps and emerging duo NOHC, and the result is as expected: an emotional, banging Vocal Trance cut bearing heaps of crossover potential.


Listen to STANDERWICK feat. Tensteps & NOHC – This Letter

An instant staple record, ‘This Letter’ sees STANDERWICK build on the momentum in signature fashion. With touches from Tensteps and heartwarming vocals from NOHC amidst a dreamy, piano-led breakdown that transitions into a blazing melody, this brand-new, peerlessly melodic single might just start a new chapter in Trance music.


STANDERWICK: ‘This Letter’ has been such an exciting project to produce. Having been passed the amazing vocal from Tensteps and NOHC, the plan was always to let the vocal shine bright and to let the music speak in between. As soon as I heard the lyrics and vocal melody in its earliest form, I just knew there was something amazing here. I find excitement in every record I produce, but every now and again, something a little bit special comes along and this was one of those occasions. I hope every listener will feel the same as I felt when I first heard NOHC and the excitement we all feel now about this amazing record!”

Brandon Zemel (Tensteps): “I had worked up an instrumental early last year, and sent it to Suzanne (NOHC) to try writing to. What she came back with blew me away, and I knew immediately there was something special there. When my manager sent the track over to George Hess, he passed it along to Armada Music A&R James, who had the idea to get Ian involved to rework the production. The result is a really massive uplifting tune we’re all very proud of.”


Suzanne Real (NOHC): “Brandon (Tensteps) sent me the song one day, wanting to see what I could write to it. As soon as I opened the song, I felt a connection to it. The tag ‘This Letter’, which became the title of the song, was a byproduct of the leading chorus lines. It all came together at such high emotional levels, and as I sang it alone in my apartment, all I could think was that someone else could hear this. Hence, ‘This Letter’ was the only way these words could be heard by another soul.”


A household name in Trance, STANDERWICK has been dropping bomb shells onto a range of Armada Music imprints for over five years now. Throughout his long and prosperous career, he has remixed tracks from high-profile artists such as Armin van Buuren, Gareth Emery, John O’Callaghan and Markus Schulz, and continues to power on after scoring big in Beatport’s Trance charts with eight #1 spots and eleven addition Top 3s. Gaining even more international recognition through his work on A State Of Trance’s Tune of the Year ‘Saving Light’ (with Gareth Emery and HALIENE), the Englishman is continuing his meteoric rise raising the bar each and every time, as he’s done today with ‘This Letter’.

DAVE WINNEL – Lily Of The Valley

After teaming up with Armin van Buuren for the roaring ‘The Race’, Dave Winnel returns with this track solo. It is nice to see Dave Winnel back with his new track with a touch of Trance. Between you and me… ‘Lily Of The Valley’ might not be a lonely one…!

Listen to the track here

After teaming up with Armin van Buuren for the roaring ‘The Race’, Dave Winnel returns to Armind for his wondrous solo debut. Adorned with scintillating plucks, groovy bass and continuously evolving arpeggios, ‘Lily Of The Valley’ could very well be the Aussie DJ/producer’s one of his most colorful releases to date.


About a year after Sem Vox last emerged with a blistering theme song, the Dutchman is back with a vengeance. ‘Let’s Go’, the brand-new single of the renowned anthem creator, will serve as the official anthem for Don’t Let Daddy Know Amsterdam 2019, which will celebrate the sixth anniversary of the globally acclaimed event by taking over the Ziggo Dome on March 1 and March 2


Listen to Sem Vox – Let’s Go (DLDK Amsterdam 2019 Anthem)


Showing everyone out there that Sem Vox is DLDK’s resident artist for a reason, ‘Let’s Go’ is an unrelenting anthem of a highly melodic caliber, sharing traits with 2016 anthem ‘Get It Up’ (over 3 million streams on Spotify). From the energetic kick-bass combo to the high-magnitude melodies, this anthem is poised to make the crowd roar for two days straight, setting the tone for yet another epic DLDK event. The release of ‘Let’s Go’ also coincides with the anniversary of #DLDKMUSIC; the label was launched three years ago in collaboration with Armada Music, the world’s biggest independent dance music label.

A snapshot of the line-up says it all; Don’t Let Daddy Know Amsterdam 2019 is bound to shatter expectations. With artists such as Tiësto, Afrojack, Don Diablo, Nicky Romero, Timmy Trumpet, Headhunterz, Mike Williams, Coone, Third Party and Sem Vox, it’s no wonder fans have been looking forward to the two-day event and all of the madness is brings.


One of the most workaholic ladies in the business is back at it doing what she does best: churning out top-quality tunes at an impressive rate!!

‘Acid Lullaby’ has been released on Edge Vision and it’s a high-impact beauty that will absolutely charm every  crowd.

Known for shattering expectations with a mere flick of the wrist, ZOYA  once again raises the bar in terms of intensity with a tune so tempestuous it cracks titanium dance floors.

 “It’s a hybrid between psy and tech trance,I call it Psy Techlifter because it has a typical uplifting melody in the breakdown.Right now I really enjoy harder sound and my friends are always laughing when I say it but yes, I like “banging” trance.” ZOYA.



Grab your copy :

ZOYA just joined forces with Abora Recordings( where she previously released her track “Scars)  to become  one of their A&Rs  and in the upcoming future she has in store a lot of new music for us, some classic re-works,and shows.
Her next gig will be right in her home country Bulgaria, in Sofia on March 9th.
So we warmly suggest you to join the party and let ZOYA’s sound hit you like a train.


Last weekend 35.000 people took over the Jaarbeurs in Utrecht to celebrate the 900th episode of ASOT!

We’ve been there to witness the record-breaking festival and thanks to the precious cooperation of Armada Music and Alda Events, we’ve lived the best experience ever!

We’ve been among the very few lucky ones to attend Armin’s press conference before the show, where he introduced us to this spectacular happening, raised the hype about the future of this event and been so kind to take the time to answer a few questions…just right before he blew our minds with a special vinyl warm up set!!

As always, the partnership between ASOT and ALDA made the night just perfect for us, everything was flawless and they made sure we felt at home…and nothing feels better than celebrate in style with such a family.

We’ve wandered around the stages, danced with the best crowd in the world, stopped by at the famous radio dome and took our time to chat with our favorite artists, so stay tuned for our reports and interviews 🙂







When several of Progressive Trance’s finest artists get together to teach electronic music production, great things are bound to happen. While spending a week in Bulgaria teaching fans from different parts of the world how to make music, Ørjan Nilsen, Dennis Sheperd, Nifra and Estiva suddenly found themselves in a completely unexpected, impromptu collaboration. The result is – unsurprisingly – a blistering production aptly titled ‘Cabin Fever’, which sees its release on In My Opinion with an additional club mix from label boss Ørjan Nilsen himself.

Listen to Ørjan Nilsen x Dennis Sheperd x Nifra x Estiva – Cabin Fever


The product of one of the biggest progressive collaborations of the year, ‘Cabin Fever’ showcases what happens when Ørjan Nilsen, Dennis Sheperd, Nifra and Estiva do what they do best: the inception of a track that heats up the dance floor like no other. Armed with an anthemic melody, pulsating bass and a sizzling build-up, ‘Cabin Fever’ was fueled up by the talent and energy of four divergent producers and finished in just a matter of hours. It might just be the biggest surprise of the year.


Ørjan Nilsen x Dennis Sheperd x Nifra x Estiva: “When we joined Trance Retreat as instructors to teach our craft, we didn’t know we’d end up jamming together. We inspired each other endlessly, fed on the beauty of the Bulgarian mountains and the motivation and passions of our students, and came up with a track called ‘Cabin Fever’, which we finished by – and played at the Trance Retreat party at – the end of the weekend. It has since become a staple track in all over our live sets. It ties in perfectly with our respective signature sounds, which is what makes it sound so unique and fresh, and the crowd’s reaction to it has been absolutely amazing. It has been a fun ride reading people’s speculations on whose ID it is.”


DAVEY ASPREY – Aftermath

This beauty is a high-impact Trance track that will be loved by the crowd. Davey Asprey will bring the heat on the dancefloor with ‘Aftermath’. Enjoy this booming track here

Davey Asprey’s exceedingly uplifting productions will still be staple tracks when all is said and done, and the same counts for this peak-time banger. Chock-full of exhilarating synth plucks, impactful bassline and sweeping melodies, ‘Aftermath’ is the epitome of high-impact Trance.