Lucky Festival 2016: An enchanting experience

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This year’s Lucky Festival 2016 was enchanting, inspiring, and breathtaking. From the moment we entered the Tacoma Dome and crossed the threshold into the ever-magical festival setting, we were awestruck by the glittering green and gold that sparkled throughout the venue, accompanying the magical tunes that floated from the three stages on March 12. Attendees…

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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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USC Events’ Lucky Festival Promises to Enchant

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As the cold tendrils of winter start to fall away in response to the sun’s hesitant peek-a-boo games, festival-goers around the Pacific Northwest are awakening from their winter hibernation in anticipation for festival season. USC Events is hosting their annual spring massive, Lucky, on March 12 at the Tacoma Dome. Boasting world class artists such…

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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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FreakNight 2015: Screaming Success

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 I can’t believe that two weeks have already flown by since FreakNight 2015. FreakNight was my first USC Events experience, and they definitely proved themselves; it was indescribable. The sheer amount of positive vibes and caring that filled the Tacoma Dome on October 30 and 31 was inspiring, the music flowed through your body like…

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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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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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Lost In The Music and The Journey – An Interview with Lostly

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After a recent stop in San Diego during the latest Lucent event, we were able to sit down and discuss the culture of Trance music and the direction forward for one Andre Frauenstein, aka Lostly.  Exploring topics ranging from who Andre is to his outlook and hard work within the back-end of the industry via…

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Fears Fought – Dennis Sheperd’s “Fight Your Fears” Album Review

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Lately, the world can’t seem to get enough of crowd funding products, medical bills, or any other assortment of items – from dreams, to the darkness of everyday living. Heck – my latest wallet was a crowd-funded purchase. What about music projects though – how can an artist break the barrier to entry with a…

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