Can’t make it to EDC Las Vegas this weekend? Fear not, because we’ve got five belters to cheer you up, as the 28th edition of Entranced brings you more of the week’s hottest new trance music, featuring Aly & Fila, Airwave, Joonas Hahmo, and plenty more.
Airwave – A Touch Of Grace (Deep & Dark Mix) [Bonzai Progressive]
First up this week is Belgian trance legend Airwave, who returns to Bonzai for the umpteenth time in his long and prolific career with his new track A Touch Of Grace. While the original mix is an epic work in its own right, for our money you can’t beat the Deep & Dark mix on the flip-side. Tinged with goa trance and an eastern-flavoured vocal sample, this is a stunning work through the myriad of trance styles, from early ’90s psy to modern day progressive. It’s safe to say A Touch Of Grace has a touch of something rather special about it, so get your copy here, and check out Airwave’s June LCD Selection chart on Beatport for even more top trance tracks.
Aly & Fila vs. The Thrillseekers – Es Vedra (Original Mix) [FSOE]
We hit you with another round of trance legends next as Egyptian duo Aly & Fila team up with Britain’s very own Steve Helstrip–better known as The Thrillseekers–for their new track Es Vedra. As seasoned Ibiza veterans will know already, the track is named for the mystic rock that hovers off the island’s north coast and forms the magical backdrop to many a stunning Ibicenco sunset. With a Baleric flavor courtesy of some delicious guitar licks, Es Vedra soon evolves into a proper old-school trance anthem. There’s plenty to choose from in the trance stakes on Ibiza this year, so whether it’s ASOT at Ushuaia, or under the ice cannon at Amnesia for Cream, this one is bound to get plenty of milage this season. Get your copy here.
Gouryella – Anahera (Extended Mix) [Flashover]
OK, so we already previewed Anahera when the radio edit was posted on Spotify, but we couldn’t let the return of the Gouryella name pass by that easily, especially after the false start. Since Ferry Corsten revealed his intention to revive of one of the biggest names in trance, people have been going wild for Anahera–a fantastic clash of old-school uplifting and lush, modern-day production techniques–proving this is a contemporary classic if ever there was one. Now, for the first time in over twelve years, you can finally tell people you’ve just bought the extended mix of a brand new Gouryella track. Grab your copy here and bask in the magic.
Joonas Hahmo & K-System – Ocean Drive (Original Mix) [Hahmo]
Finnish producer Joonas Hahmo has been putting out a solid run of productions on his own Hahmo brand over the past few years, and now there is more progressive trance goodness as he teams up with fellow Finn K-System for their brand-new belter Ocean Drive. In a recipe seasoned Hahmo fans will be familiar with, Ocean Drive is about the big, brash riffs and bouncy rhythms. It’s easy to class this alongside the current trend of big room trance, and indeed it does sit nicely in that bracket, but it’s worth remembering that Hahmo was one of the pioneers, if not the inventor of that sound. Get your copy here and play this one just as it was intended–nice and loud!
Willem De Roo – Omen (Original Mix) [Armind]
Rounding things off tonight is Dutch talent Willem de Roo, who makes his Armind debut with a proper mainstage trancer–the sort Armind does best. Omen is packed full of stompy percussion, massive atmospheres, and most importantly of all, the mother of all riffs. This one is destined to echo into the evening sky as ASOT takes over Ushuaia this summer–you’ll probably even be able to hear it from the plane as you come into land. Suited for a massive soundsystem, it still sounds huge on a pair of headphones, so grab your copy here, and while you’re on Beatport, you can also check out Willem’s Omen chart.