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Crowning high summer in the time-honoured (and frankly only decent!) fashion, this year’s ‘In Search Of Sunrise’ is on the none-to-distant horizon. Its 18th expedition, the series that MIXMAG dubbed “the Superbowl of mixcomps” and “the greatest trance series of them all” returns for more epic, sun-questing exploits.
With both hands firmly on its stylistic yoke, Markus Schulz delivers his fifth from the lead-mix position. Stuffed to capacity with exclusives, first-hears and bespoke-created studio work, as fluidly as ever its sonics travel the innerspace of progressive, trance and euphoric techno. If any electronic music compilation album can lay claim to having its very own lane, it’s ‘ISOS’. Defined more by its feel,
FINAL SINGLE, AHEAD OF ‘HEAVENLY’ - THE US SINGER-SONGWRITER’S AUG 26 DEBUT ALBUM DROP
Acclaimed songstress HALIENE reveals her final single on August 12th, Reach Across The Sky from her upcoming debut album, HEAVENLY. With A-list features and collaborations with dance music giants such as Armin Van Buuren, Excision, Seven Lions, and Gareth Emery to - most recently - ILLENIUM (on his GRAMMY-nominated, Billboard winning ‘Falling Embers’ album), she’s one of electronic music’s most entrusted singer-songwriters, now breaking ground as a solo artist herself.
Known for her profound lyrics and emotion-wrenching voice, Reach Across The Sky pays homage to her roots in the worlds of both trance and melodic dubstep. Telling the story of cosmic connection, the song
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Known for his ability to create evocative and transcendental tracks, Paul van Dyk’s latest offering, ‘Artefact’ alongside UK duo Fuenka, demonstrates this in abundance. With the pioneering electronic artist releasing the third single from his highly anticipated 11th studio album The Record, due Fall 2022, ‘Artefact’ comes from Paul’s Off The Record segment of the project focusing on deeper releases to showcase another element in the producers arsenal.
The follow-up to recent album singles ‘SHINE Ibiza Anthem 2022′ and ‘But Not Tonight feat Christian Burns’, which have already received epic outings across the mainstages of UNTOLD and EXIT Festivals, Luminosity Beach Festival and EDEN Ibiza
The fifth album on the VII label lands and this time takes the form of a sublime afterhours summer chillout release. Pioneering producer Sunlounger has taken a dive into the back catalogues of VII and (VII sister label) Deep In Thought and re-emerged with thirteen freshly created interpretations of their key releases. Based off music from Sean Tyas, Will Atkinson, Simon Patterson, John Askew, Roger himself and a host of others, VII presents Sunlounger’s ‘After The Afters’ is released on August 12th. It’s available for pre-order/save now.
Speaking about the conception of the project, VII’s John Askew says… “The idea of doing a chillout, afterhours album with downtempo versions of key records from our back catalogues was something I’ve always wanted to do. Those
If ever there was a summer that needed something a little cooler channelling into it, well surely it’d be this one. That kind of salvation is close at hand, as July sees the Progressive wing of Solarstone’s Pure marque serve its second longplayer Having helmed Volume 1, Orkidea yields the P.P. wheelhouse to another institution from the Progressive genre. Released on Solarstone’s Deepblue label in 2007, ‘Lifecycle’ immediately put Forerunners on the lips the scene’s heaviest hitting DJs. Arizona’s Brenden LaBonte has scarcely broken his release stride since. Effortlessly delivering deep progressive majesty time after time, over half his career releases have seen the light on Solarstone’s labels, the last seven of which all on Pure Progressive. While two years mi
Having just completed their coast-to-coast thirty-date spring tour of the States, Cosmic Gate single out another track from their summer-upcoming ‘MOSAIIK Chapter 2’ album.For it the GRAMMY nominated duo have been joined by Nathan Nicholson, frontman of alt-indie grouping The Boxer Rebellion and more recently even, vocalist on releases by Claptone, Tinlicker, and Tom Staar. Collectively on ‘Follow You Anywhere’, Nic, Bossi & Nathan have conspired an incredible piece of music, which again vividly frames the deeper feels of the ‘MOSAIIK’ sound.
While its title might give you a sense of all things light, through ‘Follow You Anywhere’s lyrics, Tennessee-native Nathan gets deep under love’s skin. Touching on themes of devotion, obsession and the perfectly imperfec
SETTING YOU ON COURSE FOR THE SUMMER, VOLUME 11 ARRIVES JUNE 17!!
Having last year steered his hallowed mixcomp series into double-digit territory, Roger Shah’s ‘Magic Island’ is once again on the horizon, with its incredible eleventh edition. As sure a sign as any of summer’s arrival, June 17 sees Roger and his troop of Balearically minded music-makers return with another clutch of purpose-built, irresistibly sunny sonics. While some play fast & loose with terms like ‘team’ and ‘family’, Roger’s Magic Island grouping is arguably their truest embodiment. Artists like Ingsha, Clarks, Rafael Osmo, Raul Pablo Sanchez and others have been with the series near enough from the start, and on Vol. 11 they are once again contributing fresh studio wares. ‘Family’ is
2022 marks two decades since Rhys Fulber took his studio life beyond the realms of Delerium, with the self-titled LP, ‘Conjure One’. Since, his longplayers under the name have been near clockwork in their timing and consistency. Through LP milestones like ‘Extraordinary Ways’, ‘Exilarch’ & ‘Holoscenic’, every five years or so he’s given discerning electronic music lovers something to listen to… and plenty to immerse in.
While ‘Innovation Zero’s title is somewhat ironically self-deprecating, what cannot be denied is that Rhys found his niche in the downtempo arts. With next to no regard for clubfloors and a focus dialed into sumptuous mood & sonic tapestry, the Fulber you knew then is very much the one you have today. Across ten
Regular as clockwork, from 2007 to ‘10, Mr Sam’s ‘Opus’ compilations swiftly became part of electronic music’s fabric. When it came to musical trend, they established his reputation as that of setter rather than follower, tracking perhaps five or more years ahead of their time. In the second decade of the new millennium, Mr Sam’s largely set DJing to one side, focusing instead on other passions, music production and graphic design amongst them. The four releases (or ‘Opus’, ‘Secundo’, ‘Tertio’ and ‘Quarto’ as they were known) seemed destined to remain a rampart for those prepared to look beyond the musical horizon of the time.
That is all until… well, you guessed it… Ten plus years after ‘Quarto’, Mr. Sam returns this June with his fifth ‘Opus’ (Quinto, n
When Aaron ‘Fonzerelli’ McClelland makes LPs, he’s not a man to do things by halves. Latterly, neither is he in the habit of keeping you waiting for them either. Two years to the month since his 20-track-strong ‘Transcend’ complement arrived, the Northern Irish born-&-based producer is back, with an album full of ‘Silent Dreams & Misguided Stories’ which blends hybrid styles of electronic music from 80’s inspired synthwave and Indie dance to Progressive Trance and beyond.
Over his production lifetime, Fonzerelli’s scaled the heights of singles charts in electronic music capitals around the world, not least with his 2006 debut release, ‘Moonlight Party’. Since, he’s delighted clubfloors by remixing the likes of Adam Lambert, Fedde Le Grand, Mauro P
May 20 sees the release of the first part of ‘Horizons’, Giuseppe Ottaviani’s 2022 album project. His fifth longplayer (available to pre-order/save from today, it marks musical milestones for the Italian in a number of different ways.
In the eyes of fans, Giuseppe has remained the most steadfast producer in the genre. Famed for his resolutely exacting productions, there’s been a long-held perception of him as a ‘known-quantity’. For those prepared to look deeper though, there’s always been another side to the composer, performer, and most recently – through his Masterclass production series, [https://www.giuseppeottaviani.com/masterclass], teacher. Giuseppe’s been a deft and artful innovator – balancing out that dependability with hidden-in-plain-sight advancements. That chara
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With the original release racking up over a million YouTube views, you might be wondering what tyDi and JES could possibly do as an encore for their pop-dance smasher ‘Just Believe’. Listening to the new remix from Darude, it seems like they might just have found an answer. The Legendary Finnish DJ and producer was infatuated with the song from the first listen:
“I heard the original and loved it from the first go. I hummed to it in the car, at the house, shopping for groceries, everywhere. I couldn’t get JES’s sweet voice and the stellar production out of my head, but it was a little slow and softer energy for me to play in my sets, so I asked Ty for the stems and cooked up something differen
Big Bang by AstroVoyager
A musical mosaic on the borders of electronic and orchestral music recorded with the Prague Concert Philharmonic
AstroVoyager gradually weaves electronic synthesizers and keyboards with instruments from a full orchestra to create an electronic symphony. Complemented by an extraordinary live performance. AstroVoyager’s ultimate goal is to completely immerse the listener in the music and visuals taking them onto a cosmic journey. Drawing influences from electronic music pioneers Jean-Michel Jarre, Space (Didier Marouani), Enigma, Schiller, Armin van Buuren and Deep Forest, the symphonic orchestra concept recently adopted by techno legends Jeff Mills, Marc Romboy, Stephan Bodzin, Prequell, or Derrick May is enchanting and timeless.
AstroVoyager, real name Philippe
Lucas Satin is a busy bee. As the founder of tech startup Nanotrik, he and his team make and sell wearable devices for music and other purposes. But outside of his busy tech career, he fell in love with EDM and created a unique style.
Cyberluke is his alias and he is very specific about his music. Originally he grew up with Eurodance which eventually evolved in the current wave of EDM. However, Cyberluke does not like repetitive tracks that are only based on a simple beat and bass.
When it comes to the music he likes, it's all about the storytelling and colorful arrangements. The listener will experience fast twists without losing sight of the solid groove which is the base of his work.
The Psytrance influence is notable, but there's also lots of room for various styles of Bass in his
Jounce teams up with Christina Novelli for a huge collaboration
Jounce provides a massive club production, this time filled with warm progressive pads and a huge lead synth in the drop, whilst Christina brings yet another set of truly epic vocals - collectively making for another outstanding track. The release includes remixes, with Part 1 available now exclusively on Beatport and on all portals 28 March 2016.
Support includes Markus Schulz, Thomas Gold, Deniz Koyu and many others. Other supporters include: Regi, Ahmed Helsloot, Jose De Mara, David Forbes , Dimension, and Gia Barone.
Release Preview: https://youtu.be/0nNjkTyYPa0
Unstoppable duo Moonbeam infuses techno elements in their remix with a club driven bass, and reworks the melody to make room for