The initial buildup of Skylarking showcases a conception of a thousand sunflowers and the warmth in the beautiful distorted strings. It leaves a lot for our ears to imagine. It’s almost like taking the first few sips of your rich wine and waiting for a magic to happen – till it really happens… The lead melody kisses … Continue reading BT – Skylarking
Only You begins with an impressive kick and resolves into an atmospheric mind-boggler which is as dynamic as a storm among the mountains. The big bass supporting the melody is simply impressive. Just when you feel there is a slight hope for sun ray, it gets hammered down by Moonbeam’s extraordinary skill of that gloomy, grey, deepest-you-ever imagine … Continue reading Moonbeam feat. Jacob A – Only You
Cruises along beautifully and picks up nicely. Headphones clamped on with memories and imagination amplified. Elusive contours, fragmented landscapes and forgotten truths. I feel so close now, yet a million miles away. This tune takes me there, but part of me never returns. The warmly sweeping nocturnal ambience adds quite a mystery to the overall surface. Absolutely awesome journey.
A light and cheerful breath of fresh air to banish those lingering winter blues. Piano chords and a simple, pleasant melody dance nimbly creating a warm and chirpy summer vibe. A slow burner that builds up to a graceful atmospheric synth-laden chorus flooding your senses. A true piece of art!
Sublime and Magnifique, Stranger is a progressive house tune with slower rhythms, resonating and filling the space with sound. Exploring a different concept with greatness, with a simple but emotive melody. A dark and fascinating journey – a simple track and yet it connects to my heart so well. The video, set against the rolling … Continue reading Jaytech feat. Steve Smith – Stranger
Departures has a moody bassline and that wonderful dreamy melody on top that will instantly melt your heart. It smoothly cascades through various, stunningly entertaining alleys, where sublimely poignant atmospheres are altering with gradually expanding and freshly joyous sequences. Always warmly heartening and thoroughly mesmerising. Richly colourful and deeply visualising composition, and precisely titled too!
After having just returned from my overseas trip, whenever I hear this tune, all I see conjuring up are vivid imagery of sparkling lights and the beautiful cityscape late at night. The trip was magical and so is this tune – I’m unable to get over either. Rippling vocal waves, a solid melodic theme and refined electric edges in … Continue reading David Forbes – Katsu
Another beautifully evocative tune at its most captivating peak brought to you by the stellar reunion of Ferry and Betsie. Betsie’s vocals are ever so delicately crafted, warm, tranquil and graciously float around my ears as I move forward to kill the replay button. And then I think to myself that I shouldn’t be blowing my eardrums out … Continue reading Ferry Corsten feat. Betsie Larkin – Not Coming Down
ASOT 182 is one of my favourite episodes of the #1 globally-listened-to radio show. And track #9 happens to always bring up a smile on my face whenever I hear it. Crossroads is like love at first sight – so beautiful and so amorous, you can actually make love to it, LOL! But on a serious … Continue reading Rio Addicts – Crossroads
Mike Saint-Jules might have just outdid himself with the release of his colossal Summerlives. Vocal cream of 2011, the full and luscious tune melts my soul into a sea of bliss. Light, slow, beautiful, delicate and gentle with an interesting bass line make for an atmospheric fantasy journey. If it were real, Heaven would be … Continue reading Mike Saint-Jules pres. Saint X feat. Sandel – Summerlives
Simply the most intense tune ever – this shit instantly blew my mind when I first heard it on Durand’s radio show. I can guarantee that once you start listening, you’ll easily point out that this is nothing short of an anthem! The synth line and Aneym’s vocals in Follow You are light years away from any tune … Continue reading Nitrous Oxide feat. Aneym – Follow You (Craving & Howe Remix)
All I would like to say is that this tune is pure beauty. I happened to discover it in Gabriel & Dresden’s super compilation Bloom. A deep dark bass line, with a wonderful shimmering melody to complement it. The break is so lush, it takes you on a journey, and in my case, always gives … Continue reading Audioholics – External Key