Preparing to orbit the Earth at the speed of sound, ‘Versus The World’ embarks on its journey with a salvo of Durand’s solo material. Personifying Richard’s characteristic tech-ish appeal, ‘Chopstick’ and ‘Sequence’ deliver adrenaline shot beats and hard-fired percussion loops, packing them against those tense, stormy Durand riffs. On ‘Stand Again’ Leah’s vocal cadence generates the uplift, while Richard’s production travels the track into distorted atomic big-room-boom territory. Packing a peak-time punch, ‘Trancefusion’ (which served as the anthem for the Prague-based event of the same name) unleashes a euphoric trance fireball onto the floor!
Where would a superhero be without his trusty sidekick? At each of its continent-hopping stop-offs, Richard sought out and
This year you pleasantly surprised a lot of people with your Richard Durand VS The World concept. With this concept you give out the stems of your music for people from around to work on. How did you enjoy all the entries so far and did you notice any differences in approach when you listened to various entries from different continents?
True differences related to the continents entries came from were absent in my opinion, but it is a pleasure to listen to them. Because whether they are good or not too great, they all surprise. And the collaborations I had and that are still on the schedule are great. You learn from each other; everyone has their own way of working which can be very inspiring.
The covers for the Richard Durand VS The World releases feature yourse...
KA-POW! With the first three region EPs already released and the Africa/Middle East hitting download stores this week, ‘Vs The World’ - Richard Durand’s one-of-a-kind, album-in-the-making - is entering its final phase! Aspiring studio-junkies, notebook-jotting songwriters and podium singing starlets from across South America, its time to take the stage. Your EDM challenge awaits! Someone in your region is going to be collaborating with Richard on a track for the album!
The journey for the Progressive Brothers, Dennis Sender, Huge Euge and most recently Stefan Viljoen has started. They’ve become the first initiate artists to become co-producers on this extraordinary boundary-breaking audio-odyssey. Created from the track stems Richard has been placing on
Richard Durand presents the fourth release in his Vs. The World project, this time with the winner from the African part of the competition. The EP features the titles “Sequence”, “Free Fall” and “Pleasure”.
The first track to kick off the EP, “Sequence” has Richard Duran's signature written all over it. Definitely staying close to his well known trance style with hard tech ingredients in it, the powerful arrangement is full of energetic synth lines that will take the party to another level.
“Free Fall”, was the track that was sent out to the world for Richard’s Vs. The World project this time and the winner was DJ/Producer Stefan Viljoen. South Africa based Stefan Viljoen, also known as The Beat Prophet, started spinning at the age of 15. As describ
The next release on Neuroscience Deep comes from another young promising producer, making their Neuroscience Deep debut. Andrew is definitely off to a great start, with DJ support from Ferry Corsten, Richard Durand and Pedro Del Mar. We think you'll agree, he has a great sound, and a bright future ahead of him.
Andrew StetS has done a great job on 'Vancouver Nights' and has superb, modern-sounding, progressive track. Filled with great melodic elements, the track also draws influence from the 'new trance' scene, and producers like Mat Zo and Arty. Big stuff!
We have three massive remixes of 'Vancouver' to accompany the original. Each giving something different, and adding their own twist, are Matt Fax, Sesnsetive5 and Mizar B. Each remix compliments t