Following fan favourite 'Black Is Back', the legendary Finnish duo of Miika Eloranta and Janne Mansnerus, aka Super8 & Tab return with another high-energy anthem in 'Fiesta.'
"Like back in the days with 'Helsinki Scorchin' and 'Elektra,' with 'Fiesta' we wanted to experiment with new sounds and workflows to keep our minds open and fresh. We wrote the track for big stages and according to the reaction at festivals, it was a bullseye. It has been one of the biggest tracks at our gigs for few months now and is a natural crowd mover," says Miika Eloranta (Super8).
Receiving plays in Above & Beyond's recent DJ sets, as well as radio support from Ferry Corsten, 'Fiesta' fuses a gnarly electro-fused groove with trademark stabs and a soaring, infecti...
He established himself as one of the fast rising stars in EDM. Last year he entered DJ Mag's Top DJs poll at a respectable number 150 position in the world, while being voted at number 24 in the Tranceaddict 2011 poll. In 2012 DJ Mag invited him to select his top 10 tracks for their February edition. Other leading dance music publication ‘Mixmag’ also picked him out for their ‘Keep An Eye On’ feature in the March edition. Therefore we felt it was time to have a Q&A with Ben Nicky.
If you look at your list of productions you have done so far. Which of those stands out the most to you and why?
It would have to be “Tears”, this track got onto lots of influential CD compilations such as “Gatecrasher Anthems” “Ministry of Sound Trance Nation” plus lot
You've waited patiently since it debuted onTrance Around The World 400 in November 2011 and watched it trend worldwide during A State of Trance 573. Now Velvetine's track 'The Great Divide' is finally set to release on September 3 on Anjunabeats.
For those unaware, Velvetine is the EDM group that consists of DJ/production duo Myon & Shane54 and American singer-songwriter Aruna. The three made the decision to form the Velvetine project after collaborating in 2009 on 'Helpless ' because they had ideas for tracks that didn't exactly fit into the Myon & Shane54 clubby vibe and the trance vocals Aruna had been associated with.
"We wanted a musical outlet free from the confines and impositions of typical club music, a place we could really pour all our musical t...
You have been an influential DJ in the international scene for years now. Starting in 2000 and still going strong in 2012 with the release of your new album. What made you decide one day to want to make it in the electronic music scene and has it been a rather smooth ride or were there any hurdles you had to take on?
I was into electronic music from the first moment I heard a synth. As time passed by, I was fascinated by trying understand how these sounds were made. I was learning many instruments whilst young but decided early on that my main passion was in electronic music way before I had chance to learn all about it. It has a combination of so many attributes all in one genre, energy, groove, emotion, production, tension, release, etc.
How do you look back on your...