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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.

 

 

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 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!!

 

OUT NOW: FADE AWAY WITH ME – Ruben de Ronde & PROFF Feat. Deirdre McLaughlin

While Spring gets hotter and we are counting the days to the release of Ruben de Ronde and Rodg’s album “TogetheRR”, Statement! label’s owner keeps treating us with new productions.

After being premiered last night on ASOT, this new smashing collaboration ‘Fade Away With Me’ is the brainchild of Ruben de Ronde and PROFF. Comprising a supercharged bassline, a ridiculously well-crafted build-up and Deirdre McLaughlin’s captivating vocals in the magical breakdown, this cut is Progressive Trance in its finest form.

Listen to Fade Away With Me Here

You can pre-order TogetheRR Here

For exclusive limited edition of Statement! merch go to: http://rubenderonde.nl/wordpress/shop/

 

OUT NOW: RUBEN DE RONDE X RODG X ORJAN NILSEN – “Booya”

Yeh…I know, it’s Monday , but not all Mondays are bad…..

At least, this is going to be super cool, I promise! What’s making it so special you ask?? Well… The fact a new powerful track taken from the upcoming album “TogetheRR” by Ruben de Ronde and Rodg has just been released!!

Well, you know I have a soft spot for these guys ….but this tune literally drove me crazy at first listening!!

Booya it’s a massive collaboration between the magical Dutch duo and our favorite viking Orjan Nilsen!

You can identify elements from each one of these 3 amazing producers in it, a sort of a melody-driven beast of a record you cannot help but fall in love with!

Listen to Ruben de Ronde X Rodge X Orjan Nilsen “Booya”

Let’s pre order TogetheRR !!!

 

RUBEN DE RONDE & RODG TOGETHERR ON ASOT800 MAINSTAGE

If you were lucky enough to attend the epic celebration of ASOT 800 last February 18th, you are probably still buzzing about it, it seems that Armada and ALDA team raises the stakes every year and for sure they never disappoint!!

 

Ruben de Ronde and Rodg graced the stage for a massive opening of this celebration in Utrecht.

This match made in heaven teamed up for a b2b set that honestly was so great to blow our minds!!

 

In Ruben de Ronde words:

“When we were asked to open the mainstage at A State Of Trance Festival in Utrecht we knew straightaway that we didn’t “just” want to play a regular set. So Rodg and myself have been working day and night to deliver something VERY special for you, and we have played a set with 100% new and exclusive music, produced together, including some fantastic collabs with some of our favourite artists”

 

Yes, 100% new music….the guys were on fire!! But there’s more….They are going to release a brand new album with these tunes, it’s called ” TogetheRR” and the double RR at the end stand for Ruben & Rodg obviously.

 

You can preorder it :HERE

and for now you have the chance to enjoy their track ” Larger Than Life” ( Ruben de Ronde, Rodg, Sir Notch) that has also been premiered during the night. 

As the previous collaboration Sir Notch did with Ruben, for ” Time Has Come”,  also “Larger Than Life” boast a positive lyric full of good vibes and the catchy melody is made to put you in a good mood for sure!!

Another tune taken form the album and premieredthat night is “Intergalactic” a stunning collaboration with Estiva ( more details in the interview we had with him)

If you couldn’t attend their show or if you just can’tget enough of their vibes, you can listen to the set HERE

The amazing duo even find the time during their busy night to meet up with us for a few words 

J:Thank you guys  for supporting again THE BACKSTAGE ACCESS

Ruben&Rodg: No problem 🙂

J: What a massive set, you played!! 

Ruben&Rodg: Thank you!

J:So, now I wanna know everything about the new album

Rodg:

Everything?

Ruben:

Do you have like… 2 hours?? (Laugh)

(meanwhile Estiva walks by to greets the guys and they suggest me to have a chat with him too as he’s one of the collaborators of their album…..I did so! )

Ruben:

 Well, you already know the story, but as soon as we found out we  gonna  be playing together on the mainstage we wanted to bring something extra to the table instead of just playing itself, so I remember we stood outside a Praxys (Dutch hardware store chain)…

Rodg:

 yeah yeah, it was  September, the weather was still nice and we were just seeing each other for an ice cream around the corner, he was in the David Lewis studio, and we just met  to discuss the matter, we said we need to do something special…yeah, yeah right, we need to play only our own productions, ok …ok, yeah, so far so good, why not like making an album then??Why not? Mean…if we are going to play only our productions, why not? 

Ruben:

and that’s how it started…

Rodg:

 That’s how it started, that’s where the stress came in….laugh

Ruben:

Yeah basically… we finished the last part this week.

Rodg:

Yes actually last contract was signed yesterday, so yesterday they uploaded to all the stores, to iTunes, and I texted him this morning at 2.30 am  “pre-order !! We made it”

 

Ruben :

And at 6.45 He sent me a text: I can’tsleep! Haha

(Anyway guys it has been amazing and i can’t wait to download all the songs) 

J: But now, most important question of the interview: how are your cats???

They both laugh….

Ruben:

They’re good

Rodg:

 they’re good, Binky is probably hungry, Bella is  probably stirring up stuff at home, the usual, yeah, actually i have a funny video on my phone, you should watch it  it’s a slow motion fighting of my cats

J: Oh i know I ‘ve watched it on instagram, haha, it was very funny

 

Ruben:

Oh  so just to let you know this, just before I went here I’ve texted him saying hey are you ready for tonight?

And I sent him a picture of  what i was doing at the moment, and…..Rodg you can show the picture…

 

(We all laugh, cause the picture was about a big amount of  cat food)

I was buying cat food.

Rodg:

So I was like, yeah yeah I am looking forward to it man, and he was like, ok, just let me get some cat food and then we can go off hahah

Ruben :

so yeah, our cats are on point right now, but you already know about this …

Rodg:

 You like these things but probably people who don’t have or never had cats are like ahhh stop it with this cats thing  but…you know….

J: well I’ m actually loving to see the other side of the artist, i think it’s cute, and if i interview someone that i know is owning a pet I always ask about that as well

Ruben and Rodg laugh…

Rodg:

Awesome

J: what does ASOT mean to you?

Rodg:

For me, it kinda changed, you know, I’ve been playing here for the 3rd time, before that I was a visitor, it was about… you heard new music, a lot of productions, you know it was just an amazing festival, but now, I am here as a dj, playing the record I made in the studio…it  is more about I am gathering people here, I bring people together to enjoy music all together and especially for this event they come from all over the world, you see flags from countries you can’t even think of, that’s pretty special like, we, with our music bring these people together, that’s exactly what ASOT mean to me.

Ruben:

I think the most important thing about ASOT is unifying, like  bringing people together, the media and the government are trying to divide everyone nowadays, try to scare people and make  sure that everybody hates each other like  you need to hate that person because he does that and so…I think with ASOT or with music in general we are trying to do something different, we are trying to bring people together so that a perfect example is when you see people with palestinian flag or israeli flag and they can dance together like they are here for the music not for any political reasons….not to spread hate…

(Wow thanks Ruben we got some pretty deep stuff here…)

J: Where is your cooperation going now? Should we expect more set like this one ?

Rodg :

Yes, we will be behind the decks more often this year together 

Ruben:

yes also in  some very big places, we can’t say now but..you’ll see, we’re are working on that!

J: Correct me if I am wrong but I’ve noticed the sound is going a little bit techy? 

Ruben:

Yes, we still kept room for  melody, we still had tunes like that but for this kind of festival on  the mainstage, we wanted to do something stronger. I think it worked…

 

J. Yes it worked perfectly

Rodg: 

well it’s difficult to say if it worked if you’re on stage 

J: But i was on the floor….it worked, i can tell you that!

Rodg:

Oh thank you

J: What if your partner in crime was a tune of yours?

Ruben : 

Rodg would be  “Time Has Come” because it has been a big step for  him playing on the mainstage!

Rodg:

 I guess that will be a straight dance floor smasher people can’t stop going crazy on!

Right after that I had to let the guys go and Ruben had to hurry back in the Radio Dome where he worked his magic for the whole night.

WHAT DOES ASOT MEAN TO YOU??

 

The latest ASOT edition just amazed us all with its majestic show, the 800th episode’s celebration was absolutely insane, and we bet you are looking forward to the next edition already!!

Whether you were with us at Jaarbeurs during that incredible night or you were just spending a cozy night on your couch following the streaming, the main thing is we were all united for A State Of Trance, because it’s part of our lives and our stories and something we could not really live without.

It’s like the whole trance world is connected for a unique night, a one of a kind experience which aims to unite us all; ASOT means a lot to us, right? Well… we’ve had a chat with some of the artists performing there and  found out what ASOT means to them (and a lot of other interesting things which will follow asap in their interviews, during the next days)

 

 

ESTIVA:

Well the first time I was listening to ASOT, no, actually, let’s go way back, when I was 15 ,16 or something, I used to listen to ASOT radio show, and it kinda got me into producing music’s at some point I was actually releasing music on labels, and one of the first songs, was picked up by Armin van Buuren and he played it into ASOT so at some point I was listening to it and I heard my song and I was like: hang on, this is one of my songs, so…. Armin was playing my song!!! Can you imagine it?… Like the thrill, for me it was insane!
So that was my first experience and actually got hooked from that moment on. ASOT It’s really special for me, the music, the beats, trance means a lot to me.

PURE NRG:

Giuseppe:  It’s kinda of an institution, you know, one of those BIG things that have to be part of your life if you are a trance artist, you gotta play here
Richard: It’s like I milestone. If I was Armin I would end it at 1000 because it’s a really good number, if you get to 1000 then you get to do 10000 so that’s not possible ( but I am not gonna say that to Armin btw…- laughs-)

OMNIA:

To me it means A lot of things. I think I’ve started producing my music because of it, back in 2004, I started listening to the radio show, and it really inspired me and I realized that I wanted to make tracks which Armin would have played, so it was like my dream, you know, right now I am here and the dream came true! So i’d say ASOT is a very important part of my career, my music position so yeah, it means a lot.

RUBEN DE RONDE & RODG:

Rodg: For me, it kinda changed, you know, I’ve been playing here for the 3rd time, before that I was a visitor, it was about the music, you heard new music, a lot of productions, you know it was just an amazing festival, but now, I am here as a dj, playing the record I made in the studio is more about I am gathering people, bringing people together to enjoy music all together and especially for his event they come from all over the world, you see flags from countries you can’t even think of, that’s pretty special like, we, with our music bring these people together, that’s exactly what ASOT mean to me.

Ruben : I think the most important thing about ASOT is unifying, like bringing people together, the media are trying to divide everyone nowadays, try to scare people and make sure that everybody hates each other like you need to hate that person because he does that and so…I think with ASOT or with music in general we are trying to do something different, we are trying to bring people together so that a perfect example is when you see people with palestinian flag or israeli flag and they can dance together like they are here for the music not for any political reasons….that’s the most important thing about it,yeah I know it’s a bit deep but it is what it is 🙂

RAM:

I think it’s already for years and years the biggest trance festival and it’s the party to be, it’s always something to look forward to, every time you get invited to play here, it’s like being a baby in a candy store! it’s awesome to be here, awesome crowd, everybody is so excited so it’s just very nice to play here!!

DAVID GRAVELL:

My very first ASOT was with my friends and I remember that I was in the car listening to the music and then I thought it was different from everything else  it was little bit magical, special, I love that everyone is different , everyone is loving the music, everyone is uniting and coming together to celebrate , there are a lot of other festival but this particular one is so nice and unique, I haven’t seen anything like this before.

BEN NICKY:

It’s a building block for me as an artist, and for my productions, I mean a lot of people know me for my persona, my branding, but ASOT is very good for the exposure of my singles too Armin and Armada always supported my tracks and helped me get me to the point I am now,I love playing here because Armin brings everyone together and it’s a great festival.

SUSANA:

It’ s a very exciting event to be, I meet all the trance family people , lot of people I work with…It may sounds like a cliché but trance is kinda a way of life for me , it’s part of my daily life.

When all is said and done, we do hope your ASOT experience has been great, and just stay tuned for the full interviews with each of these amazing artists!!

So… now we are curious, what does ASOT mean to YOU??