Daniel Kandi (pictured, left) & Ferry Tayle (pictured, right) are both familiar names in uplifting trance. In the midst of the style shift that’s hitting trance these days, both of them came back to hallowed ground for Flying Blue, their latest release on Enhanced.
Flying Blue is a light, uplifting track with rolling melodies that evoke Ferry Tayle’s older track L’Acrobat and Daniel Kandi’s Venice Beach; the overall effect takes the listener back stylistically about two or three years. While that’s not a bad thing, since both producers deliver solid work, it’s definitely a standout amid the typical bass-heavy progressive-tinged tracks that now characterize the releases on Enhanced these days, formerly a bastion of uplifting before diversifying. The high point of the track doesn’t come at the standard break or the drop, for me; instead, Flying Blue hits its stride later on, around 5:05, when the soundstage finally feels like it’s fully rounded out with the sort of synth layers that made uplifting trance so strong in its heyday.