Celebrating 250 episodes of Above & Beyond's Group Therapy radio show, ABGT250 will take place September 16th and 17th at the 25,000 capacity Gorge Amphitheatre in central Washington State, 150 miles outside of Seattle. Above & Beyond's annual ABGT celebrations are always breathtaking affairs. Past venues have included Madison Square Garden, The Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam, and Sydney’s Allphones Arena. The lineup this year features some of the biggest names from the Anjunabeats and Anjunadeep family. Seven Lions will go back to back with Jason Ross, as will Anjuna veterans Genix and Sunny Lax. Oliver Smith, Yotto and Luttrell will also perform on the Saturday evening alongside Above & Beyond. Jono, Tony, and Paavo will perform two sets throughout the weekend. This
[wp_ad_camp_2] [wp_ad_camp_1] Luke Bonaro: "I seek structure in a track just like an architect who seeks structure in a building" Morior Invictus Recordings recently released “ A Magic Story “ by “Luke Bonaro “. The executives at Morior Invictus confirmed that they were really impressed with uniqueness of the track and moved ahead with signing the Italian. Talking about his early years, Luke, an Italian, a Milan native says – “I started to listen house music very soon, i was just 12, my first time in a disco here in Milan changed my conception of house music, it was so powerful and mesmerizing!! I started to produce house music when I was 16;there was already a lot of possibility to produce with a simple pc in bedroom. I didn’t have much money to buy equipment but I was believed i
[wp_ad_camp_2] [wp_ad_camp_1] TERNARY DEFINES THE TONE! Rising titan label Ternary Recordings delivers their first influential and stunning mix compilation “Ternary Volume 1”. Having already forty-five unique releases in two years, Burak & Emre, half of the founders of Ternary Records, have decided to put the label’s enthusiasm and futuristic vision on to one mix. From modern trance to classic trance, big-room to progressive house, Ternary Volume 1 brings seventeen exclusive tracks from twenty-three artists that comprise label’s unmistakable statement on the current climate of the scene. One thing is for sure: their new direction has seen them enjoy a higher level of acclaim and fanaticism than ever before. “Ternary Volume 1” is an album that means business, smashing straig
[wp_ad_camp_2] From the lands as diverse as they come, ranging from Himalayan mountains to seashores of Chennai, where sadhus still exist as young generation takes the electronic dance music torch forward, comes an artist with his debut EP. The artist here of course is Sansadj and he is out with his brand new EP - Different Shades of Same Color. Speaking about his new release and more, he says “I started producing electronic music in 2008 when I made ‘Moving Melody’. This track was never mixed or mastered properly as I had to leave producing music to pursue my career as a doctor. Most of my listeners don’t know this, but I am also an ophthalmologist aka eye specialist. In September 2015, there came a time when nothing made sense to me anymore more, my work didn’t matter, my personal li
[wp_ad_camp_2] Post by Kyau & Albert. [wp_ad_camp_1] KYAU & ALBERT ARE ABOUT TO RELEASE THEIR NEW ALBUM DISTANT LIGHTS. WE HAD A CHAT WITH THEM Your new album is called “Distant Lights”. How did you come up with the title? Ralph: As always we both had a list of ideas for an album title. On our last 3 albums we never used an album song name as album title, like some artist do. We prefer when the album name stands for itself. So for our fourth album we finally decided to take “Distant Lights”, because for some reason, to me it gives a meaning of hope, like the light at the end of the tunnel. Steven: Yes, it holds a pleasant, comforting sense of optimism. Exactly like the album sounds when listening to all tracks. What is your personal favorite track from the album
[wp_ad_camp_2] [wp_ad_camp_1] After the first two singles "THE SEVENTH KINGDOM" and "GATES OF PERSEPOLIS" TASADI'S album 'THE ANCIENT REALM' is out NOW! The album received excellent reviews in its pre-run. Dimitri Kechagias of Flux BPM ONLINE said this about the work: "Tasadi is considered as one of the most important trance artists with many high class underground trance releases on top label like Sedna. Now on Lunary records presents his magnificent album Ancient Realm. Once again he take us by the hand for a spiritual journey of self discovery, self appreciation and unity with others who love and feel connected with the same kind of music. His album is absolutely stunning example of an artist who goes against the grain and walks his own unique pathway. It's difficult decision b...
[wp_ad_camp_2] [wp_ad_camp_1] "Gates of Persepolis" is the second single taken TASADI'S forthcoming album 'THE ANCIENT REALM'. The particular track signifies not only the power and magnitude of the Persian Empire, but still its inner beauty. The fusion of the two attributes can be heard with powerful peak-time beats and melodies during the main course of the track, and smooth, encapsulating sounds in the breakdown. 'THE ANCIENT REALM' is a unique themed album in which each track that was produced corresponds to a wonder of the world or a major landmark. Tasadi has written every single track in the album with that very specific mindset. By doing this his goal was to capture the essence of each individual landmark and wonder. The use of various ethnic instruments mixed with modern
[wp_ad_camp_2] [wp_ad_camp_1] TASADI'S forthcoming album 'THE ANCIENT REALM' is a unique themed album in which each track that was produced corresponds to a wonder of the world or a major landmark. Tasadi has written every single track in the album with that very specific mindset. By doing this his goal was to capture the essence of each individual landmark and wonder. The use of various ethnic instruments mixed with modern musical elements were used in order to capture emotion and paint a picture that is significant in its own way. The flagship track of the album is “Seventh Kingdom” (Track 3). This track was co-produced and written with Aryas, and features vocals from Christina Novelli (Considered to be one of the top trance vocalists). “Seventh Kingdom” is OUT NOW on Lunary Record
[wp_ad_camp_2] - When did you initially start producing? I started producing in 2009. At first I was only learning and practicing, until I started releasing tracks starting 2011. - What fascinates you about trance? It's hard to specify what exactly fascinates me about Trance music. I mean, everything in it has something special! When I first heard some Trance tracks, I was hooked! Everything in Trance is beautiful: the melodies, the energy, the power,...and most specially: the originality. Every single element in Trance, evokes a part of your emotions :) - Who is your favorite DJ of the genre? There are a lot. There is no specific name. Armin van Buuren is the #1 Trance DJ with no doubt, but I also love the performance of Paul Oakenfold, Markus Schulz, Above & Be...
[wp_ad_camp_2] [wp_ad_camp_1] How was Judgement Fridays this year? Firstly, a brand new venue, refurbed from top to bottom to the level of being unrecognisable, including a sound system so awesome it literally blows your mind. And a brand new concept, recognising the fact that a large volume of Ibiza clubbers now come for long weekend breaks, making Friday a very significant day. And, of course, or well-honed ability to throw a top party. What is a deciding factor for picking the line ups for the parties? A combination of established names and the willingness to take chances with the Djs whose productions have excited me most over the past 12 months. Year after year we have spotted Djs before they have come to prominence, which has generated a degree of loyalty enjoyed by fe...
[wp_ad_camp_2] [wp_ad_camp_1] In a world where it's hard to differentiate oneself within the global DJ scene, ROGER SHAH has done just that. His performances never fail to amaze as he merges the art of DJ-ing together with live arrangement. With one hand he plays his wireless keyboard and with the other he mixes a selection of roof-raising releases. His natural ability to blend mesmerizing melodies, pulsating basslines and groove filled percussion into dancefloor anthems sees him tour the world like a true rockstar. Ultimately he is humbled by the support of his fans who have voted him in the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs Poll for five consecutive years and gave him a double EMPO nomination for 'Best Trance & Progressive DJ' and 'Best Radio Show'. Roger Shah: "it's an amazing feeling an
[wp_ad_camp_2] Like that classic sound of trance.. with big percussion, really fat leads and an original theme? Look no further than the latest release from the ladies of Zirenz. The Prayer has that pure sound to it that all trance fans love! [wp_ad_camp_1] The contemporary meets the traditional the multi-talented female duo Bex Hazard and Cat Llewelyn (together as Zirenz) working with their highly talented engineer Andy MacDougall (Andy Tau) bring us ‘The Prayer’. A heavenly synthesis of solid club floor rhythms and evocative choral harmonies and Gregorian chant vibes. ‘The Prayer’ began life in early 2010 and as a good wine has since been refined to perfection like their Chart topping track “The Hymn” back in 2009, The Prayer we are sure is set to be another classical crossover clu
[wp_ad_camp_2] [wp_ad_camp_1] Get ready for a Tritonian invasion! Top American DJ and production duo Tritonal are about to embark on a massive North American tour, hitting up more than 40 major US and Canadian cities over the summer. The "Metamorphic Tour" kicks off on July 11 at the Roxy in Orlando, FL and makes its way through Dallas, Miami, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Vancouver and many more throughout July and August. If you haven't seen a Tritonal show live, now's your chance to see what the hype's all about. Touring to support the first installment of their three part Metamorphic EP series, Tritonal will inject the crowd with their unstoppable energy, while debuting unreleased material from parts II and III, fan favorites from Piercing The Quiet and other top elec
[wp_ad_camp_2] [wp_ad_camp_1] The stand-out track on the recently released The Sound of Garuda: Chapter 3 mixed by Ben Gold was undoubtedly Ben's own original, 'Amplified.' The track's magnetic energy has been burning the soles off of clubbers' shoes after its debut at ASOT 600 live in Kuala Lumpur and on ASOT 612, when Ben discussed the compilation with Armin van Buuren to overwhelmingly positive feedback. Now Garuda's rising star has released 'Amplified' (Original Mix) as a Beatport exclusive today, May 27. A feel-good trancer with that signature Garuda sound, 'Amplified' is an instrumental that encourages the listener to hum along to the sparkling melody. You'll find it impossible to stand still when the bass thunders over the airwaves through the radio show tracklists of G
[wp_ad_camp_2] [wp_ad_camp_1] Last year, through his sixth artist album EVOLUTION, electronic music pioneer PAUL VAN DYK changed up perceptions of the ‘PvD sound’ in a big way. Over the course of 2012, the critically acclaimed album spawned five singles, an epic, globe-circling 150+ date tour, sustained fan and press veneration (including the covers of Electronic Musician and DJ Times) and an ever-widening stylistic scope of DJ support. Now that the originals have been established, the time has come to let remixers get to work as VAN DYK’s evolution becomes an out-and-out revolution. Handpicked by the man himself—from the ready-to-break to the firmly established—the remixes have been assembled and are out now as (R)EVOLUTION: THE REMIXES on his own imprint VANDIT. The offering