With dozens of killer trance records hitting the stores every week, LessThan3 thought it was time we trawled through the masses to bring you the best in uplifting, progressive and chilled. From Armind to Anjuna, Monster to Mondo, Entranced sorts the men from the boys and offers up the biggest trance tunes of the moment, every single Friday.
Ben Gold – Atomic (Original Mix) [#Goldrush]
Not just any old label gets taken under the Armada wing, and Ben Gold’s #Goldrush is solid evidence of that. The third release on the imprint is Atomic, and it’s straight out of an Armin concert–big, bold, and brash, with an almost apocalyptic air about it. It doesn’t just sound good in a massive venue though, so grab your copy, turn down the lights, and go mental.
Dash Berlin feat. Roxanne Emery – Shelter (Photographer Remix) [Armind]
The three names involved in this track have been on fire this year. Dash Berlin are of course already trance royalty, but Roxanne Emery–younger sister of Gaz–is certainly making her mark as one of the finest vocalists on the scene at the moment. Giving Shelter a massive kick into orbit is Photographer, who has created one of the biggest trance remixes of the year. Grab it now and redefine the meaning of epic.
EDU – Alive (Original Mix) [Monster Pure]
Monster has almost become the gold standard when it comes to uplifting trance over the past year or so. This new one from EDU is a little more laid back than some of their offerings. Alive has a familiar chord structure (see if you can work it out), but it’s a beautiful example of how progressive trance can almost transcend the boundaries between a nightclub at 3 a.m. and a chilled session in your living room. Get it now.
Sunny Lax – Daenerys (Original Mix) [Anjunabeats]
A veteran of Anjunabeats, Hungarian producer Sunny Lax has always kept bang up to date when it comes to the cutting edge of trance. Daenerys is a mix of classic uplifting atmospheres and solid progressive trance, and it’s out now on Beatport.
Sied van Riel vs Standerwick – In A Perfect World (Solarstone Pure Mix) [Pure Trance]
There’s something of a trance all-star team going on here, with Sied van Riel and Standerwick’s recent release In A Perfect World getting the once-over from Pure Trance label-heads and trance gods Solarstone. There’s a proper old-school feel to this, with some properly frantic riffs, big pianos, and a BPM figure that clocks in at a solid 140. Buy it here.