Even with the holiday season upon us, the trance scene shows no signs of taking it easy. In the second edition of Entranced, we’ve got five more high-energy tracks from some of the finest producers and labels on the scene, including a couple of all-time legends. So forget all this Christmas nonsense–’tis the season to get some banging trance anthems on the go!
Airscape feat. Peetu S – All Of Us (Airscape Mix) [High Contrast]
Johan Gielen has a long and prolific history behind him, notably through his Airscape moniker, originally alongside Sven Maes. Although they parted ways in 2004, Johan–now working with new member Virtual Vault–has occasionally dusted off the Airscape name for tracks such as this collab with Finnish producer Peetu S. All Of Us has a taste of the old school about it and is built around a solid and hefty saw riff. Bright and uplifting, yet slightly dark and moody, All Of Us is out now on High Contrast.
Dan Stone – Kito (Original Mix) [Always Alive]
We head to England next, this time for a track with a slightly tougher edge courtesy of Norwich-based veteran Dan Stone. Kito represents the UK trance scene beautifully, with some luscious riffs, emotional piano motifs, and of course, that solid, driving rhythm that just screams to be heard in a club. Out now on Daniel Kandi’s Always Alive, this is one that needs to be played loud!
Genix – Durban (Original Mix) [Anjunabeats]
It’s been a solid year for Genix, with no less than 15 releases and remixes featuring his name in 2014, the latest of which is Durban. Featuring that trademark Genix mix of prog and uplifting, it’s a big, bouncy number that shouldn’t fail to put a smile on your face. It’s out now on Anjunabeats, and if that wasn’t enough, Genix has put all his releases and remixes from 2014 in a handy year mix, now available to download from his Soundcloud page.
Protoculture – Everytime You Smile (Original Mix) [Armada Captivating]
Armada Captivating are now on their sixth release since the label’s rebranding, but the quality is just as high as it always has been from the Captivating name. Everytime You Smile is the work of South African producer Protoculture and it’s all about the lush and deeply textured production style that draws from various aspects of trance while keeping things nice and original. Grab it now via Beatport.
Simon Patterson – Whites Of Her Eyes (Original Mix) [Perfecto Fluoro]
Rounding things off this week, we’re getting hot and frantic with Simon Patterson’s latest effort on Paul Oakenfold’s Perfecto Fluoro label. Constantly teetering on the edge of full-on psy trance and pelting along at a solid 140bpm, Whites Of Her Eyes is bursting with energy. Grab it now from Beatport, blast it as hard as your speakers will allow, and let yourself go mental.