Chugging along at a handy 132 BPM, Dutch producer Thomas Bronzwaer sums up trance in 2013 with his latest release–it isn’t quite in the whole “138” league when talking tempo, but it certainly packs a punch in terms of energy.
Sundown is uplifting trance just as you’d expect it, with a rolling bassline, some catchy plucks, and to top it all off, a massive arpeggiated lead synth that stays put after the drop. It’s not that there’s anything wrong with drops that ditch the main melody, but if you’ve put all that effort into a big lead line, it’s always good to use it to its full potential. The slower BPM figure crucially means Sundown lies more towards the prog house/big room end of the tempo spectrum, handy for DJs in a scene where the lines between genres are increasingly blurred. If you like things a little more traditional though, there is the Sneijder remix, which moves forward at a faster pace and features a more frantic and energy-filled production style.