EDM Artist of the Week: DIMOND SAINTS

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  Straight from the Dimond District of Oakland, California comes the musical project known as Dimond Saints, consisting of producers An-Ten-Nae and ReLeece. Their bass-heavy tunes are spreading like fire after this week’s release of the new Hunter’s Moon EP, perfect timing for last night’s full moon.   Dimond Saints bring artistic instrumentals to the…

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KOAN Sound and Minnesota Announce North American Tour

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Can you say trippy?   This week, glitch-hop group KOAN Sound announced they will be going on tour with the support of dubstep DJ Minnesota. The North American tour starts in Boston on April 22nd and will make its way over to the West Coast in May. SoCal fans, be sure to check out the…

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The Top 5 NYE Events in SoCal

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For EDM fans, New Year’s Eve 2014 has a wider variety of events for both the 18+ and the 21+ crowd than we’ve seen in the last few years. We’ve compiled our list of the Top 5 NYE Events in Southern California based on the overall package offered, including venue, lineup, atmosphere, and special features…

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Above & Beyond Performs Legendary Acoustic Show at L.A. Greek Theatre

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HOLLYWOOD, CA – Electronic music fans anxiously flooded the prestigious L.A. Greek Theatre Saturday and Sunday night to see Above & Beyond, one of the world’s leading trance acts. Hundreds of A&B fans wore formal dresses and suits, a dramatic change from the typical rave wear and neon glasses. In place of the usual festival…

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TRANCE THURSDAYS: Throwback Edition #1

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If you’ve been listening to trance for a while, there’s a strong possibility that you’re getting tired of the latest tracks being released in 2013.  Nowadays there are too many vocals, too much floaty mainstream pop-sounding whiny garbage.  Even the producers that continue to make awesome hard trance will also release tracks that are too…

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TRANCE THURSDAYS: Broning

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Ok, so it seems like the Russian producers are dominating my TRANCE THURSDAY column!  But this week’s choice artist truly deserves a feature, which you’ll agree with after you hit P.L.A.Y. His name is Broning and his new EP, P.L.A.Y., is some of the best melodic trance I’ve heard this year!  Signed to Gareth Emery’s…

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TRANCE THURSDAYS: Dimension & Moonsouls (Ultimate Remix)

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Uplifting, peaceful, reflective, energetic — in my educated opinion, these are the qualities of pure trance.  As electronic music evolves, so does each genre, including trance.  From electro-trance to psy-trance to prog-trance to many more, trance tends to steer away from these essential qualities.  Some tracks are energetic but not peaceful enough, others are peaceful…

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TRANCE THURSDAYS: Adam Ellis

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With his debut single released under legend Bryan Kearney’s label “Kearnage”, Adam Ellis is sure to be a favorite for psy-trance lovers. Ellis grew up in Sheffield, Britain which is called the “spiritual home” of trance due to Gatecrasher (a huge event that happens multiple times a year, sort of like ASOT). His influences are very…

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TRANCE THURSDAYS: DNS Project

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Trance heads that love 140 BPM tracks will DIE FOR “Terra”, this week’s TRANCE THURSDAY track of the week by DNS Project! Upon first listen, “Terra” sounds like heavy trance from someone like Beat Service. Surprisingly, Beat Service and DNS Project are both from the same place, the country of Estonia. But not only that,…

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TRANCE THURSDAY: D-Mad

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Within 2 days of its release, this epic big-room track was in the Beatport Trance Top 100.  The single is “D.V.A.M.” by Russian producer D-Mad. Seriously, this massive “smasher” as the internet is calling it, should be on every house/trance/trouse DJ’s playlist right now. Even though D-Mad is extremely underrated, with only 3,000 “likes” on…

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