Posts Tagged ‘epic trance’

January 9, 2018
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Just seeing the name ATB floods me with an immense wave of nostalgia. The German production veteran was a favorite during my raving days nearly two decades ago, when I was insanely addicted to epic trance. Los Angeles bass experts Pixel Terror pay tribute to the duo with a remix of ATB’s 2004 single Ecstasy, turning the blissed out vocal trance track into a melodic dubstep masterpiece loaded with cosmic synths and dizzying drops. You can download their remix for free, here.

December 21, 2017
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A few weeks ago, Porter Robinson dropped his first EP as Virtual Self, and that five track release is a dream of a sonic excursion for this ex-raver and epic trance-head. It was almost like Porter read my mind and knew my heart. The tracks off of Virtual Self’s self-titled EP make for fine remixing fodder, and Los Angeles producer Hex Cougar, one of our favorite rising electronic artists this year, has given Ghost Voices a wicked makeover. He permeates the track with a grittier dubstep feel by adding guttural shuddering bass and a sense of dark urgency, but Virtual Self’s atmospheric trance still runs deep in the remix’s backbone. The masterful remix is a free download, here.

November 9, 2017
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Porter Robinson has revealed a second epic anthem under his new alter-ego Virtual Self after dazzling us with his trance and techno leaning single Eon Break. Song number two is named Ghost Voices, and it’s a dynamic sprawling track which he describes as “neo-trance”. I, for one, am supremely glad Porter has taken on this new project to experiment with his new sound, which melds classic electronica with contemporary elements. If this is the impetus for a new rise in trance in the scene, I’m all for it, being the ex-trancehead I once was. There’s something about vocal trance/epic trance’s crisp synths and fluorescent melodies that I still find incredibly uplifting and euphoric. Ghost Voices definitely brings me back to my System F loving days (aka Ferry Corsten, for the younger ones who weren’t around yet when he was releasing songs like Out Of The Blue and such).

November 2, 2017

Who’s ready for some new Porter Robinson, except it’s not really Porter, but it is? The beloved producer recently unveiled a new alias, Virtual Self, with the release of an astonishing anthem named Eon Break. This intense stuttering, melodic rumbling extravaganza ventures close to happy hardcore territory, but mostly resides in the trance and techno side of things. It’s a profound and expansive, cosmic and magical adventure, with tinkling keys and luminous synths reminiscent of the late great Robert Miles’ pioneering epic trance classics. The ex-ravers within us welcome this new edition of Porter Robinson’s sensational creativity with wide open arms, and we hope Eon Break is a sign of more to come from Virtual Self.

August 31, 2017
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Production bigwig Gareth Emery recently partnered up with Bristol production giant STANDERWICK on a grand sprawling progressive house anthem named Saving Light, featuring superb vocals by HALIENE. A behemoth remix pack was also released for the track earlier this year, which features this thrilling trance remix by the Netherlands’ NWYR. The crisp pounding, panoramic sweeping track takes me back to my epic trance and vocal trance obsessive days. You can stream the scintillating six track remix pack for Saving Light via Soundcloud, here. Alternate streaming/purchasing options for the tracks, out on Monstercat, are available, here.

April 24, 2015
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Now we’re really getting into some vibrant bangers. Kaskade & Adam K’s Raining has received a massive remix treatment from Atlanta’s Halogen. If you’ve been following on my Halogen features, you know that the emerging production duo have a knack for knocking out some superbly uplifting and intoxicating progressive house tracks. They give Raining a regal and ethereal magnifience. EDM heads know that electronic music, even the heavy hitting jams, can be incredibly beautiful. Halogen captures that exquisiteness in this edit that takes me back to some of my old epic vocal trance head days. Snag this tune for free from Halogen’s soundcloud.

July 15, 2013
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What the HEY? In surprising news of the day for me, prolific and long standing trance producer Paul Oakenfold teamed up with Richard Benyon and controversial New York rapper Azealia Banks on an epic trance-rap-pop hybrid tune named Venus. Stream the “Ibiza Edition” above. It’s a slightly confusing mix of genres, but after being perplexed briefly, I found myself enjoying the track. Oakenfold lays down his signature trance euphoria and Banks sounds the least dirty and grimy yet. It sounds like an easy EDM heads’ hit sure to satisfy some kiddos at today’s mass raves. Bust out the glow sticks and figure eights!

July 15, 2013
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What the HEY? In surprising news of the day for me, prolific and long standing trance producer Paul Oakenfold teamed up with Richard Benyon and controversial New York rapper Azealia Banks on an epic trance-rap-pop hybrid tune named Venus. Stream the “Ibiza Edition” above. It’s a slightly confusing mix of genres, but after being perplexed briefly, I found myself enjoying the track. Oakenfold lays down his signature trance euphoria and Banks sounds the least dirty and grimy yet. It sounds like an easy EDM heads’ hit sure to satisfy some kiddos at today’s mass raves. Bust out the glow sticks and figure eights!