New Releases & Exclusives (08)February 22nd, 2010
DNS Project feat. Johanna – Mindful
The progressive sounds of his Lens Flare moniker still resound in today’s scene, but it’s the DNS Project that’s going to freshen it with some new tones . Estonian producer Rene Pais crawls into his more trancy skin and invites vocalist Johanna to be part of the stunning trance track that’s about to unsafe the floors. ‘Mindful’ is tender and warm, both in the progressive and the original DNS Project Whiteglow Mix.
On the remix, we find German producer Ronski Speed. Known for his excellent remix-skills, the man speeds things up to a peak time trancer with synths to die for.
Arnej – They Need Us/ Ping Pong
The ever so heavy hearted, deep progressive sound of Canadian producer Arnej Secerkadic finally saw some daylight. It’s spring inside the mastermind behind ‘Strangers We’ve Become’, ‘Tomorrow Never Comes’ and ‘They Always Come Back’. Arnej always comes back, but this time he’s doing it slightly different. With a cheery, uplifting EP, out on the Coldharbour label.
‘They Need Us’, hammered by Markus Schulz in his Global DJ Broadcast, soon grew out to a true public’s favourite. Unlike Arnej’s previous productions, this one is an absolute feel-good track with an light and energetic sound to it. Though still all about the Arnej trademark – atmosphere, depth and kicks at the right places – ‘They Need Us’ opens a new chapter in the career of the Canadian DJ.
On the flipside, there’s a little game of dancefloor sweeping going on. ‘Ping Pong’ beats the hell out of any club speaker, with an acid kind of trip into progressive and a stunning synth-driven trancy break.
Both ‘Ping Pong’ and ‘They Need Us’ are part of Markus Schulz’ ‘Las Vegas ’10′ compilation, causing major mayhem on CD 1 and 2.
Wilson, Smallwood & Ingram – Koko
Three men on a mission with plenty of persistence, talent and skills to accomplish. Ali Wilson, Matt Smallwood and Tristan Ingram are the next big thing in dance music. There’s no easy way to keep these UK lads in a jar though, as they like to experiment with progressive, house and a little bit of techno too.
While Wilson shook the world with his ‘Shakedown’ and ‘Boombox’, he also enjoyed a bit of collaborative activities with these fine lads, resulting in ‘Perfect Sunrise’. The follow-up to that Ibiza anthem is called ‘Koko’ and is shaping up to be one of 2010′s most striking club stormers. ‘Koko’ stands out with a multi-styled sound, touching the very tips of groovy house and sliding down prog-trance adventures, all into one, siren-maddening floor sweeper. Dark and twisted, but uplifting just the same. If you can’t figure out what it is that makes ‘Koko’ so magical, just listen, close those eyes, move your feet and bite your lip in excitement!
M.I.K.E. – Mi Casa Su Casa / Winter Night In NYC
Countless tracks and remixes have left the studio of Belgian producer Mike Dierickx. Whether under one of his 60 aliases, or under his original moniker of M.I.K.E., all of them were a clear example of the endless stream of inspiration that flows through his mind. After his Push revival last year, Mike is continuously sharpening his old trance sound to a tight, 2010 one. More than fit for today’s day, ‘Mi Casa Su Casa’ presents a warm and indulging trance track with proggy influences and a big dose of energy. On the flipside, Mike brings an ode to the beautiful surroundings of the city of New York. That’s exactly where these two Club Elite productions were made. Straight from M.I.K.E.’s New York studio, ‘Winter Night In NYC’ finds itself on the melodic side of trance. Deep, uplifting and catchy.
Grube & Hovsepian, A-class remixers as proven by their interpretation of ‘Pier 39’ on S107 and ‘Sound Of Flight’ on Coldharbour, reworked ‘Mi Casa Su Casa’ to a more progressive and sturdy type of tune.
Paul Trainer – Deal With It
Whether you’re able to handle it or not, the classy tech-trance sounds of Paul Trainer you have to deal with. There’s no way of avoiding them on the floor, cause this guy’s tunes are going places and find the support of the highest DJ elite. The Scottish producer is still recovering from the wave of positive feedback he got on his ‘Comply Or Die’, ‘Seize The Day’ and ‘Elusive’ releases.
‘Deal With It’ is another sure-shot at success for the youngster. Unavoidable beats, an in-your-face-bass, a mind and body-shivering trancy melody and the techy outburst right after the break that makes you go wild…it’s got all Trainer ingredients. And you know that’s all you need to start a party on the floor.
The Rapid Sense remix of ‘Deal With It’ is all about the more uplifting side of trance, with more depth and trancier stabs than the original.
Ingsha – Montego Bay
Turquoise water, white sand and the tropical heat of an everlasting summer. Try not to get sunburned while listening to the new track of German producer duo Sasha Da Link and Ingo Zielinski. Inspired by one of the most beautiful bays in the world, on the island of Jamaica, Ingsha brings us a little bit of paradise with ‘Montego Bay’. The follow-up to Ingsha’s ‘Niavara’ is made out of a seamless, emotional melody, sparkling Balearic trance synths and beats to keep you going.
Remixes of ‘Montego Bay’ come in two different paces. The Etasonic remix is trance all the way, speeding things up without rushing and the Steve Allen remix remains on the calmer side of trance with a more progressive interpretation of this trancy highlight.
Download ‘Montego Bay’ exclusively on Juno Download!
The Space Brothers – Heaven Will Come (Stoneface & Terminal Remix)
Stack their releases and its pile will be mere feet away from heaven. We hold Richard Simmonds and Steve Jones responsible for the many hours listening to their trance classics. Chakra, Lustral, Ascension, The Space Brothers and Oxygen are some of the aliases these masterminds worked under. ‘Love Shines Through’, ‘Everytime’, ‘Home’ and ‘Heaven Will Come’ wrote trance history in the late nineties. But have they altered? Not at all! They revive and therefore survive the destruction of time.
Eleven years after its first release, ‘Heaven Will Come’ gets an upgrade by none less than Stoneface & Terminal. The German trance duo put their famous, magic trance touch on countless tracks. Their uplifting, energetic trance sound now mingles with the classical touch of The Space Brothers. A divine combination that comes with a vocal mix and dub, built to last and last throughout the years.
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