Electric Zoo: 5 Must-See Acts [Day 1]
Aug 06 2013
When August comes around, there are just a few things on our minds as the last month of summer begins winding down. For some, the worry of heading back to school flutters through our brains; for others, the ideal destination for one last getaway clouds the mind. So many thoughts, dreams, and desires to fulfill in just a few short weeks, [...]
It’s quite staggering when you consider his touring schedule, his radio show, his various brands and business interests, but Armin Van Buuren has somehow had time to write his fifth studio album. Two years in the making, Intense is a showcase of Armin’s ability as a songwriter rather than just as producer and DJ. The first part of the [...]
Trance grew ever stronger in 2012, with Armin van Buuren’s return to the #1 spot on the DJ Mag poll, dedicated trance stages at most major festivals, and continued support from DJs both inside and outside of the trance genre. LessThan3 has the fifteen best uplifting, tech, and vocal tracks that defined every trance lover’s year. Step [...]
SoCal’s Jeff Montalvo, aka Seven Lions, made a big splash in the breakbeat world with the release of his debut EP on Viper & his unique remixes of some of Above & Beyond’s biggest hits. Jeff spoke with us at a show he headlined in LA about his versatile sound & where he finds inspiration.
For the past year, our ears have been full of Richard Bedford’s voice. Above & Beyond lent their considerable creative prowess and an absolutely massive touring campaign to their last album, Group Therapy, and they’ve been delivering track after heartfelt (and heartbreak-tinged) track ever since. Sun & Moon and Thing Called Love, both [...]
Is trance over in California? Never. etd.LOVE was among the most anticipated events of the year thus far, with online tickets selling out weeks in advance. Thousands gathered at The Regency, a multi-floor stone-carved dance hall that gave the impression that Hogwarts was hosting the show. While there’s no shortage of dance festivals in [...]
2011 was quite the year for trance as the genre continued to see tremendous innovation from all over the world. Old and new producers alike have stepped up the game, raising the bar on what is expected of a hit track. In the process, the experimentation has introduced such a great variety of new sounds into the genre that our list of 15 [...]
LessThan3’s got you covered with another dose of trancestep. After Dutch label Spinnin’ dealt the first taste of the genre, Ferry Corsten’s Flashover Recordings is getting in on packing wubbed out drops into trance songs. The latest genre collider is Destroy The Zombies by Urry Fefelove & Abramasi. Beginning like a haunted night on [...]
Above & Beyond’s one-of-a-kind shining jewel has touched down. Finally the global trance family has their hands on the most highly anticipated album of the year, Group Therapy. A sequel to their critically acclaimed 2006 album Tri-State, Above & Beyond once again have delivered a heartwarming masterpiece. Holding enormous production [...]
I’m a firm believer in cross-genre pollination, and finally the day has come when dubstep drops can satisfy a pounding trance track. Debuting the new style for tens of millions of A State of Trance listeners during the ASOT 500 world tour, the sounds of “trancestep” came from some the world’s most popular trance DJs like Ferry Corsten [...]
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