Armada has announced three new sub-labels as part of their ever-expanding roster: one entirely fresh creation, and two re-brands of existing labels. Armada Deep has been formed from an amalgamation of Electronic Elements, Black Book Audio and M Recordings, and will cater to the deep house edge of the brand. Captivating Sounds has become [...]
When it comes to collaboration, you need people who’ve got things in common–veterans John O’Callaghan (pictured) and duo Full Tilt certainly fit the bill. Aside from the fact that they all hail from Ireland, both have a solid track record of producing well-written trance music. They’ve also crossed paths before, with Full Tilt remixing [...]
There are few feelings that compare to the blood rush that comes from slamming trance at higher BPMs. Last Friday, John O’Callaghan delivered exactly that at Exchange LA, with a powerful set that exploded with fury from the club’s Funktion One surround sound system. Whereas a lot trance these days resides in the lower, more progressive [...]
Argentinian duo Heatbeat have three (yes, three) songs in the Beatport Trance Top 5 right now, so it’s pretty safe to say they are owning the airwaves of trance right now. They’ve got a new 2-track EP out, Chow Mein/Extra Bacon, and a new remix of Armin and Ana Criado’s hit, Suddenly Summer, both releases likely signifying a significant [...]
The largest EDM festival in North American history is fast approaching, with hundreds of thousands of ravers about to descend on the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The artists are already gearing up for this landmark event, and ten of them shared with us why they are excited for the show to begin. Read on and join in the anticipation.
HeatBeat started the new year off right with their new raw banger named Rocker Monster. This is my definition of an ass-kicker, with its skull crushing kicks and basslines completely devoid of any mercy. Also on the release came the enormous trancer Arganda that rumbles the floor with its massive bass and epic strings. The Argentinian [...]
Ever since Kid Alien introduced us to Polish talent Dave Schiemann, I’ve been a fan. A bold tech trance producer with cutting-edge tracks, I always welcome a new Schiemann release with open arms. It’s time again to check up on our friend who’s been busy with a new original plus remixes that are worthy of any trance lover’s ears. The real [...]
Inarguably one of the hardest hitting artists Armada has ever signed, Ernesto vs Bastian have delivered another seriously destructive banger by the name of Bonanza. A tune that would fit perfectly into one of Markus Schulz‘s unicorn slaying ceremonies, this dark symphony has everything it needs to completely decimate a festival. Not just [...]
John O’Callaghan is shaping up to be one of the top trance names of 2011. With such massive releases as the Armin-supported Talk to Me–one of my favorite tracks of the year to date–it seems that JOC is now on a mission to destroy via tech, and he has certainly done such a thing on his new Captivating Sounds EP Centurion. First up we [...]
W&W continue to experiment and expand their style with every new release. After the long-awaited release of Marcel Woods’ Champagne Dreams comes an incredible big-room remix by the dynamic duo. They utilize their smaller signature sounds to boost Marcel’s flow and then toss in those banging synth-lines to seal the deal. This leads me [...]
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