It’s nearly the weekend, which means it’s time for another weekly round of solid trance anthems in the shape of Entranced. For our eighth edition we’re taking things a little old school, with an epic Goa-esque journey from Airwave, and not just one, but two belting remixes of all time classics from Signum and DJ Tim & DJ Misjah. It’s not all ’90s retrospection though, as we’ve also got brand new music from Jason Ross and Jordan Suckley.
Airwave – Gaijin (Original Mix) [JOOF]
First up this week is trance legend Airwave with an epic monster of a track that clocks in at nearly 11 minutes in length. Gaijin is quite a journey, and one that harkens back to the early days of trance music, with long brooding synth melodies, mysterious atmospheres, and dark basslines. There’s a break halfway through, but there’s no supersaws or massive drops here–this is trance as it was in the days before Ibiza superclubs. Gaijin is a taste of beach parties in Goa and other far-flung places, a million miles away from mainstream festivals and clubnights, and it’s out now on JOOF Recordings.
DJ Tim & DJ Misjah – Access (John Askew Remix) [Perfecto Fluoro]
We keep things old-school next, with a modern take on DJ Tim & DJ Misjah’s 1994 classic Access. Well, modern might not be the right word, as John Askew keeps things firmly in ‘90s psy-trance territory, with plenty of those signature acid lines that made the track a hit in the first place. Belting along at a solid 140 bpm, Askew’s take on Access, complete with that long, singe string note in the break, is a faithful re-work of the original, and it’s out now on Perfecto Fluoro.
Jordan Suckley – Medic (Original Mix) [Damaged]
Back to the present day now for Jordan Suckley’s latest release Medic. Much as you might expect from the UK based producer, it’s tough, techy, and doesn’t mess around. There’s a lovely break with some crisp synth stabs and breathy atmospheres, but the drop takes us right back into tech trance territory. It would be tempting to make awful puns around the title, something about needing a “Medic” after hearing this in a club, but despite the pounding kick, there’s a quite a pleasant feel to this track which makes it a good all-rounder–at home in the car as much as it is on a dancefloor. Medic is out now on Jordan’s own Damaged label.
Signum feat. Scott Mac – Coming On Strong (Psymes & Bluehawk Remix) [ARVAS]
Right back to that golden year of trance–1999 saw the relase of many classics, including Signum’s magnum opus Coming On Strong. This remix by fellow Brits Psymes and Bluehawk takes everything the original was loved for and makes it even better. There’s a solid 140 bpm rhythm, a rolling bassline, the original riff, and of course, that vocal sample. It’s another example of how you can avoid ruining a classic while still bringing it right up to date. Grab it now from Beatport.
Wrechiski & Jason Ross – Atlas (Original Mix) [Anjunabeats]
To round things off we’re looking to the future with something brand new from Anjunabeats. Brazilian producer Wrechiski has teamed up with LA based Jason Ross to create Atlas, a melodic, bouncing piece of big room trance from two of the genre’s finest up-and-coming names. Ross was highlighted as our own trance producer to watch for 2015. Between the epic and emotional break, and the feel-good drop which is bound to get you moving, it’s clear that while trance has a fantastic past, it certainly has an exciting future. Atlas is out now on Beatport.