Another week, another cool premiere on Entranced, as we bring you an exclusive first play of the Nhato (pictured) remix of Abaze’s Skyrocket. We’ve also got more new trance music from the likes of Andrew Rayel, Mike Koglin, Sneijder, and plenty more.
Abaze – Skyrocket (Nhato Remix) [ATTL]
First up this week is our Nhato premiere, a tough and techy remix of Abaze’s Skyrocket that is sure to get your pulse racing. Nhato is already a firm favourite of ours here at LessThan3, previously releasing his Etude LP with us back in 2012, and his latest effort shows he’s a talent that has everything is takes to hit the top. His remix of Skyrocket has already been played out by the likes of Armin van Buuren, with ASOT play to boot. Keep your ears peeled ready for this one when it drops on Sept. 21.
Above & Beyond feat. Zoe Johnston – Fly Me To New York (Above & Beyond vs. Jason Ross Club Mix) [Anjunabeats]
It’s testament to Above & Beyond’s We Are All We Need that pretty much every track from the album has taken on a life of its own as a successful single. The latest, and probably one of the last to be taken from their biggest LP to date, is Fly Me To New York, a track that features long-term vocalist Zoe Johnston and is reminiscent of the trio’s early work. Helping them out here on the Club Mix is rising Anjunabeats star Jason Ross. We told you he was one to watch back at the start of the year, and his work alongside the biggest trio in trance music has proven beyond any doubt that this guy is one of the most talented upcoming producers currently on the scene. Grab your copy here.
Andrew Rayel & Mark Sixma – Chased (Original Mix) [Armind]
If there’s two guys who have the uplifting side of the Armada stable in hand, it’s Andrew Rayel and Mark Sixma, who make their collaboration debut on Armind with Chased. The track made huge waves when it was included on Armin’s A State Of Trance At Ushuaia, Ibiza 2015 compilation, and it has been caned by the man himself all summer. Big and brutal synths, mental acid lines, and a taste of orchestral string arrangements make for an oddly juxtaposed track on paper, but Chased works stunningly well in reality and is designed to be played very loudly, and in as big a venue as possible. Grab your copy now, and also check out Mark’s Chased chart on Beatport for more picks of the moment.
Johan Vilborg feat. Linney –Unravel Me (Original Mix) [Enhanced Progressive]
A Johan Vilborg track on Enhanced Progressive–that’s all your average trance aficionado really needs to know about Unravel Me. For those not clued-up, Johan’s mix of beautiful chord arrangements, epic but somehow chilled synth stabs, and driving, energetic rhythms make for a masterclass in what progressive big room trance is all about nowadays. A breathy and delicate vocal from Linney adds an extra bit of appeal to the track–it’s just mainstream enough to lend Unravel Me to a wider audience, but still maintains that underground charm that keeps Johan as one of the most credible names on the progressive trance scene at the moment. Get your copy of Unravel Me here.
Mike Koglin & Moodfreak pres. Subhaus – Vesta (Original Mix) [Arrival]
A duo of trance veterans to end this week, as Mike Koglin teams up with Moodfreak for their new alias Subhaus, and their track Vesta. Koglin will probably be a familiar name to long-term trance fans, yet while Moodfreak is a relative newcomer, his influences and productions stretch back to the early ’90s–Amiga 500s and melodies that pre-date anything most people would consider “trance” making up the Berlin producer’s early education in dance music. Vesta is a chilled and groovy piece of old-school trance that is a rare combination of vintage psy-trance arrangement and more modern progressive trance production values. This is a proper “sit-and-listen” track, not one to be blasted out in a club, so grab your copy here, and beg, borrow, or steal an expensive pair of headphones to get the full effect.