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)
A fantastic and very energetic masterpiece. So much emotion has been put into this work of sheer beauty that it makes the frequencies resonate deeply within you. It is truly an honour to behold such opulence with the utmost gratitude & respect. A stunning tune from Oza. A N T H E M ! ! … Continue reading Oza – Duke Can’t Come Home !
Ko Tapu (or Khau Tapu) is an exotic islet in one of Thailand’s national parks. The track here is as exotic as its name with varying degrees of mellow, manipulated perfectly to create a full sound that you can lay back in. This tune is sex – that’s the only way I am able describe it. Perfect … Continue reading David Forbes & Alan Nimmo – Ko Tapu
Anthem alert! Anthem alert! Anthem alert! Top Dutch talents, Armin and Ferry had rigged the dance floors back in 2001 with their massive collaborative effort Exhale. And almost a decade later, they get together again to completely devastate the floors this time. My last complete week has been full of Minack. Hope my neighbours like this track! … Continue reading Armin van Buuren vs. Ferry Corsten – Minack
The plethora of awesome new tunes releasing everyday is overwhelming. A lot of times I find comfort in the swarm of those early tracks which were responsible for my full-time loyalty to trance music. Wherever You Are was certainly one among those tracks. The melodic simplicity and the slow pace of the tune really gets … Continue reading Laava – Wherever You Are (I Feel Love) (Pulsedriver Remix)
The vocals are just ravishing – Antonia sings but never screams and her voice fits perfectly with the rest of the tune which is brilliantly crafted by David Forbes. Unlike others, this tune doesn’t demand you dance, but rather persuades, cajoles and entices you to the dance floor. Stark example of what both genres – … Continue reading David Forbes feat. Antonia Lucas – Because Of You
Rachael Starr on production + vocals here delivers an anthem of mammoth proportions. Moonbeam take the tune to a completely different level altogether with their trademark dark progressive and heavy industrial sound. Impeccable stuff guaranteed to take those on the dance floor for another banging trip.