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The SoCal #TranceFamily swarm completely sold out Insomniac’s Awakening party last Friday for Myon & Shane 54’s appearance at Exchange LA. The buzz around the show had been huge for weeks, so when the day finally came, all the die-hard fans could barely contain their enthusiasm as they rushed up the steps to the main room.
Opening for the Hungarian trance heavyweights came local singer Aruna who surprised me on the decks with quite a few bangers that really brought the energy up in the room. When the moment was just right she got on the mic to sing over her own songs like Everywhere You Are and her recent hit with Ferry Corsten, Live Forever, which had everyone bouncing and singing along with her. Aruna also enhanced Myon & Shane 54’s set by joining on their many collaborations over the years like All Around You, Let Go, Helpless, and Under Your Spell. They also mixed in quite a few electro bangers for a bit of variety and as a setup for their monster vocal anthems. With quite a few Anjunabeats fans in the audience, they drew some huge reactions from their Summer Of Love versions of Keep Your Secrets and Every Little Beat. After an incredible encore they finished off the night with their bootleg of Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana.