It’s time once again for another roundup of the week’s hottest new trance music, as Entranced brings you more top tunes from the biggest producers on the scene. This week is something of a veteran-heavy edition and even includes something for the proper old-school trance fans.
Above & Beyond feat Gemma Hayes – Counting Down The Days (Club Mix) [Anjunabeats]
Kicking things off this week is Above & Beyond, who have unveiled the latest club mix to be taken from their album We Are All We Need. Counting Down The Days features the breathy vocals of Gemma Hayes, and the club mix combines the big room sound for which the trio has become known of late with some of their original uplifting sound. Big, bright, and brimming with energy, this one has already been doing some serious dancefloor damage and should continue to do so at Above & Beyond’s various trips around the world in the coming months. Grab your copy here, and check out the new video for the original album mix here.
Art Of Trance – Before The Storm (Original Mix) [Platipus]
As promised, something for the old-school fans next: Simon Berry, better known as Art Of Trance, has been kicking out tunes since the mid-’90s–way before your supersaws and massive drops. Before The Storm is exactly the kind of progressive psy-trance Simon is best known for. It’s dark, moody, and designed to put you in a trance–the style of music the genre was originally named for. Out now on his own Platipus label–another name that long-term trance aficionados will be familiar with–Before The Storm is also backed by a couple of progressive remixes from Gai Barone and Rick Pier O’Neil. Grab your copy here.
Binary Finary & Nicholson – Apollo Rising (Original Mix) [Rise]
If you haven’t had your fix of ’90s names yet, how about a collaboration between legends Binary Finary and veteran of the UK hard trance scene Carl Nicholson–known here simply as Nicholson? Apollo Rising is a pounding trance record complete with rolling basslines, addictive acid lines, and some utterly enormous synth riffs. Keeping with the old-school vibes, there’s even a few space-themed vocal samples, including some from Tom Hanks in Apollo 13–what more could you ask for? We definitely don’t have a problem when this one is playing at full pelt, and neither will you if you grab your own copy here.
Sean Tyas – Reach Out (Original Mix) [WAO138]
A slightly newer name up next, but still one who’s made a firm mark on the trance scene over the past decade or so, Sean Tyas returns to Who’s Afraid Of 138 with another peak-time trancer, Reach Out. A kick designed to knock down buildings and some seriously hair-raising synths, this is ready and primed to send dancefloors utterly mental. Like so much of the label’s output, this isn’t actually at 138 BPM, clocking in at a solid 140, but we’re not complaining. Grab your copy here.
The Thrillseekers vs. Sam Mitcham – They’ll Never Know (Original Mix) [Adjusted]
Rounding things off this week is another name that will be very familiar to long term trance lovers, this time teaming up in the studio with a relative newcomer, but one who’s done his fair bit for trance behind the scenes. Steve Helstrip, better known as The Thrillseekers, joins Sam Mitcham for They’ll Never Know, a feel-good piece of plucky goodness, out now on Steve’s own Adjusted imprint. As for Sam, he’s the man behind Ibiza’s Driftwood boat parties and Captured Festival, providing something very special for the trance fans on the island. Grab your copy of They’ll Never Know here, and check out the Driftwood website for more details on their events.