If everything changes, where do you go? – Sneijder’s debut album review

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For Sneijder, a Trance producer hailing from the central regions of Northern Ireland, a debut album was a creative endeavor that seemed simply naturally to his future – and you can catch him in San Diego this weekend. Everything Changes, released last November, is a testament to the varied talents the producer cultivated since 2009. …

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A Blank White Attachment – Jason van Wyk’s Ambient Space

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Every so often and artist or album stumbles across my desk that utterly surprises me in ways I can barely describe. A few years ago, when writing at another website, Jason van Wyk stumbled wholeheartedly into my field of awareness. Days You Remember, released in 2013, was the first time I really heard the beauty…

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MyStro presents Storylines – Orjan Nilsen

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Welcome to the rebirth of an old friend! The MyStro Storylines Show is now simply MyStro presents Storylines – an interview series focused on dance music culture from the perspective of your favorite producers and deejays. For this first episode, I touched base with Orjan Nilsen, the Trance and House producer from Norway – the…

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The Importance of the Little Festival – Why Small Promoters Still Matter

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Just prior to Halloween 2015, I had the pleasure of attending a small three stage Festival in Fresno, California called Electric Fairy Tale. The festival was produced by K–Lin Events, and featured some of the most incredible and long-lasting names in Trance music as headlining acts. Think Solarstone, Alex M.O.R.P.H., and Talla 2XLC. Likewise the festival partnered…

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Reinvention & Revolution – Bolier’s New Alias WSTLNDR & Debut Album

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Leon Bolier is no stranger to the dance music circuit, having produced numerous genres over his career. Known for his Tech Trance styles in the mid-2000s under his full name as well as Precursor and Supresa alias work, his melodic Trance styling under his Inner Stories alias, and his house productions under his current shortened…

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From New To Blue & the Unrelenting Tide – Sydney Blu rocks on Relentless

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Sydney Blu was one of the few talents I’ve had the pleasure of following for years, dating back to the days of vinyl and her early releases on Deadmau5‘s Mau5trap label. “Give It Up For Me” remains a staple of my record box. This year, after countless releases on a plethora of music labels including…

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Mental Moves – The Asylum Opens for Volume 3

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Indecent Noise continues to drive Trance at an aggressive energetic pace. He is, quite simply, going mental. The label he runs with Chris Duncan, Mental Asylum Records, is becoming a staple for Trance DJs the world over, and is a tour-de-force of energy. This ride toward the future is wild and yet retains focus. This…

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Single Check: John Macraven ft Robin Vane – Into The Light

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Every once in a while a unique promo falls on my desk from one unknown party or another. The most recent is from label Airbourne Artists Agency, and features John Macraven teaming up with Robin Vane. Aptly titled for the summer as “Into The Light,” the release features two mixes and a radio edit. The…

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Into The Legacy Of White – Sensation 2015

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For a grand opening… here’s a fun slideshow that Google Photos pulled together with their own backing music of my footage from Sensation: Check out the slideshow here. ____ Sensation, the self-titled “world’s leading dance event,” touched down for its annual stop in Amsterdam on Saturday, July 4th. It will likely go down in the…

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Badal’s Human Augmentation – Album Review of “Now That We’re Human”

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Michael Badal produces music in a manner that cultivates maturity, and a solid approach to the end result. Captivating the ear and the mind, he focuses on a foundation that sparkles brilliantly when pieced together. For his debut album, Now That We’re Human, Badal’s hard work crafting a work he could put his full faith…

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