Trance is often about the big musical riffs and huge breaks, but there’s a harder, deeper side to the genre which is very much alive and well. John Askew is flying the flag for the latter, championing the style with some crazy production on his latest release Mechanism, which appropriately is out on Mental Asylum. Mechanism is fast, [...]
John Askew - Mechanism (Original Mix) [Mental Asylum]
If you want a simple introduction to the trance legend that is John Askew, just check out his Facebook page. It’s got the usual stuff–50k followers, plenty of information about upcoming shows and releases, and an “about” section that quite simply introduces Askew as “a massive shit stirring knob piece.” This is the world of John Askew, [...]
John Askew - Shine (Original Mix) [WAO138]
While trance has slowed down in recent years and become friendly with its big brother house, some producers have stuck to their roots. There’s always a place for the harder and faster end of uplifting trance, and one name that is instantly recognisable in the genre is Simon Patterson. Now he’s making his debut on Armin’s Who’s Afraid Of [...]
Simon Patterson - Brush Strokes (Original Mix) [Who's Afraid Of 138]
Simon Patterson - Brush Strokes (John Askew Remix) [Who's Afraid Of 138]
Throughout the history of EDM, British names such as Cream, Ministry, Godskitchen and Gatecrasher have stormed the planet, from Ibiza to South America–global brands, all starting in small run-down buildings across this relatively small island. But while many of the big names still continue, with some sadly lost, there are some new kids [...]
John O'Callaghan - Stresstest (John Askew Remix) [Armada]
Fast Distance - Quantique [Digital Society]
1999 is regarded as one of the “golden years” of trance music, with good reason. Naming all the classic records released in those twelve months would lead to this article being nothing but a list, so let’s concentrate on one–Armin van Buuren’s seminal track Communication. Sweeping the trance scene in the summer of ’99, it later went on [...]
Armin Van Buuren - Communication Part 3 (John Askew Remix) [Armind]
Armin Van Buuren - Communication Part 3 (James Dymond Remix) [Armind]
Armin Van Buuren - Communication Part 3 (Faruk Sabanci Remix) [Armind]