Even on Christmas week there are still plenty of solid trance releases to sink your teeth into. For the third in our Entranced series, Santa has treated us to five more banging releases, from big room to the harder end of the scale. It should certainly help out the New Year’s party playlist, too!
Axis – Lush (Original Mix) [Enhanced]
If big room is your thing, what better way to kick off than with this track from San Diego-based producer Axis. Lush does exactly what it says in the title, with some big, lush chords, a nice thumping rhythm and bassline, and some clever little vocal samples. With a hint of Audien about him, this guy can certainly go far. Lush is out now on Enhanced.
Binary Finary feat. Chris Arnott – Symphony Of Mystery (Original Mix) [Critical Fusion]
It’s always nice to see a new release from trance legends Binary Finary. Now kicking out new tunes on a regular basis, the due have teamed up with vocalist Chris Arnott for their latest track Symphony Of Mystery. It’s a great mix of Binary Finary’s psychedelic roots, with crazy blips and bloops running alongside some mental acid lines. The break brings things a bit more up to date, with Chris’ vocal soaring beautifully over some massive riffs before a belting drop, complete with more acid. Symphony Of Mystery is out now on Critical Fusion XPM.
Giuseppe Ottaviani – Liverpool (Standerwick Remix) [Black Hole]
A new track from Giuseppe Ottaviani, with a remix from Standerwick, and named after one of the world’s finest cities? You can’t really ask for much more! Liverpool is a tough and banging bit of trance, almost nudging into hard trance at times. Most of all though, it’s uplifting just as it should be, with enormous supersaw riffs, a cataclysmic break, and a stunning drop. A fantastic way to end the year for two names who keep flying the flag for rock-solid trance productions. Grab it now from Beatport.
Jordan Suckley – Elation (Joint Operations Centre Remix) [Damaged]
Not hard enough for you yet? Well how about this offering from Jordan Suckley, remixed by John O’Callaghan under his Joint Operations Centre alias. Dark, dirty and with a pounding rhythm that gets right into your soul, Elation combines a big build with a tough drop and subtle melodies. It’s simply a prime cut of hard trance as it should be–perfect for a massive club event, or even just you and your mates in your living room–just remember to get the UV lights out first! Elation is out now on Jordan’s own Damaged label.
Paul Thomas – Tick Tock (Original Mix) [Vandit]
Rounding things off this week, and indeed this year, we’ve got some classic uplifting vibes from Birmingham producer Paul Thomas. Tick Tock is all about a huge and insanely catchy riff, combined with a rolling bassline and some subtle atmosphere. Out now on Paul van Dyk’s Vandit label, this might just be the perfect track to bring in 2015.