It’s time for your dose of Entranced anthems as we pick the week’s best new trance music. For Entranced 36 we’re pretty veteran heavy, with tunes from Lange, Solarstone, John Askew, and plenty more.
Greg Downey & Bo Bruce – These Hands I Hold (Sean Tyas Remix) [Perfecto]
First up, Greg Downey teams up with Bo Bruce for These Hands I Hold, remixed here by Sean Tyas. Bo is known in the UK as a singer/songwriter in her own right, and the original featured on her recent album Before I Sleep, released on Mercury Records back in 2013. Teaming up with Greg Downey has seen the track get a trance makeover, and Tyas’ remix turns it all the way up to 11 in true uplifting style. These Hands I Hold is out now on Paul Oakenfold’s Perfecto imprint, and if you’re after something a bit different, Paul has gone all future house with his own remix–well worth a listen. Grab your copy here.
John Askew – Cinnamon (Original Mix) [Subculture]
A John Askew record released on John O’Callaghan’s Subculture is always going to be a bit acid-tinged, but with Cinnamon you’ve got the full old-school trance effect going on. Offering up plenty of techy synths, bloopy 303 lines, some dreamy psy-esque riffs, and some mad distortion, this takes you into proper strobe light territory. If you fancy catching John live he’s part of the Subculture tour down-under in October, and if you’re in Ibiza he’s playing the Captured festival on Sept. 6. Grab your copy of Cinnamon here.
Lange – Wired To Be Inspired (Original Mix) [Create]
Lange starts a new chapter in his already long and varied career as he joins the Black Hole family to launch his brand new Create imprint, also the name of his new radio show. The first release on the label is Wired To Be Inspired, a blend of classic trance motifs that takes you right back to 1999. The melodies are simple, the synths are delicate, and the overall effect puts a huge nostalgic smile on your face. Lange is going into this project at full steam, with the next release already announced–a collab with label partner Stephen Kirkwood called Weaponized you can preview here. Be sure to subscribe to Lange’s weekly Create podcast, and grab your copy of Wired To Be Inspired here.
Ronski Speed & Jennifer Rene – Into The Sky (Stoneface & Terminal Remix) [Maracaido]
If the classic names and sounds aren’t doing it for you yet, wait until you hear this one. Ronski Speed’s collab with Jennifer Ross is pretty special on its own merits, but when Into The Sky was given the Stoneface & Terminal treatment, it’s become something of a trip into uplifting paradise. Banging rhythms, a slightly hard edge, and bucketloads of energy, S&T’s take on Into The Sky is a peak-time belter that should sound awesome on a big system. If that wasn’t enough, it’s also well worth checking out the cool time-lapse video of the original on Ronski’s Facebook page here. Into The Sky is out now on Ronski’s own Maracaido imprint, so grab your copy here.
Solarstone & IKO – Once (Alex M.O.R.P.H Remix) [Black Hole]
Rounding things off this week is the return of Solarstone & IKO’s collab Once, first featured in Entranced 29 back in June. Now it’s been given a package of remixes, and for our money you can’t go far wrong with this fantastic version by Alex M.O.R.P.H. Taking the songwriter-led feel of the original, Alex lets the full majesty of Iko’s vocal do its work, before dropping into some crazy acid-filled madness that takes things nice and tough. This one needs playing loud, so grab your copy here and turn it up!