It’s time once again for your Friday dose of new trance music, and for Entranced 34, we’ve got some of the genre’s finest. This week, Armin van Buuren gets the Ronski Speed treatment, Bryan Kearney goes anarchist, there’s a very unusual artist name, and plenty more.
Armin van Buuren feat. Mr Probz – Another You (Ronski Speed Remix) [Armind]
First up this week is Armin’s recent collab with Mr Probz, which first featured in Entranced 23 thanks to the Mark Sixma remix back in May. Now, Another You gets a once-over by German veteran Ronski Speed, who gives it a distinctly old-school trance feel. Full of massive plucks and soaring pads, not to mention the gravelly vocal of Probz himself, this one is proving a crowd favourite in Armin’s sets of late, especially as his ASOT Ibiza shows kick into full gear for the peak season. Grab your copy here.
Bryan Kearney – Wake Up Call (Original Mix) [Subculture]
A bit of a belter with a harder edge up next, Ireland’s favourite son Bryan Kearney returns to John O’Callaghan’s Subculture label for its 90th release. Wake Up Call features an uplifting build contrasted by a dark and minimal drop, but the highlight is the spoken-word lesson in exactly what anarchy means–handy if you’re studying politics in the coming year! Meanwhile, Kearney is taking his own form of anarchy across the world, as he plays everywhere from Ibiza to San Francisco and Australia in the coming months, the latter as part of Subculture’s tour Down Under in October. If you’re not able to catch him live, then you’ll have to make do with the next best thing and get your copy of Wake Up Call here.
Coming Soon!!! feat. Michele Adamson – Keeping The Faith (Original Mix) [WAO138]
Perhaps the most unusual artist name to grace the Entranced series, Coming Soon!!!–yes, the three exclamation points are intentional–is the work of Italian producers Dui Biton and Irad Brant. Making their debut on Who’s Afraid Of 138?!, Keeping The Faith is almost as odd as their name. Big room builds, chilled guitar-esque plucks, psy-trance acid lines and kicks, and a half-spoken, half-sung vocoder-treated vocal from Michele Adamson–this one takes some getting used to, but should prove pretty epic in a club environment. The duo is taking their unique sound on tour this summer with shows in their native Israel as well as appearances in Mexico, Portugal, Austria, and San Francisco. Grab your copy of Keeping The Faith here.
Ilan Bluestone – Bonsai (Original Mix) [Anjunabeats]
Anjunabeats star Ilan Bluestone returns to the label with his new track Bonsai, and as you’d expect, it’s a bit of a big-room anthem. Already a firm fixture on Above & Beyond’s Group Therapy radio show, Bonsai is another fine example of Ilan’s ability to combine club-friendly production with mind-blowing melodies and synth work. Bluestone has been confirmed as one of the support acts for ABGT150 in Sydney on Sept. 26, but if you’re stuck in the Northern Hemisphere, you can also catch him supporting the trio at Cream Ibiza for three more dates this season. Grab your copy of Bonsai here.
UCast – Ramp (Original Mix) [Monster Force]
Rounding things off this week, Minsk-based producer UCast makes his solo debut on Monster, fresh off the back of his enormous remix of Shogun’s City Of Angels we featured back in February. Utterly bursting with energy from start to finish, Ramp displays this guy’s ability to produce full on uplifting trance as it should be. Melodic enough to enjoy at home, but pounding enough to destroy a dancefloor, this one is designed to be played nice and loud. Already shooting its way up the Beatport trance charts, we’re looking forward to what Belarus’ finest has to offer in the future. Grab your copy of Ramp here, and also check out UCast’s Ramp Top 10 for more picks of the moment.