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The magic of togetherness

Written by Georgina Zinno on . Posted in Editorial

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Photo by K S K Photography ©

As I write this article, my second editorial, I still think about the best way to deal with all the emotions and feelings I’ve been having since my first one in September. While the summer season was ideal and the summer vibes were absolutely amazing, I now feel confronted with the fact that autumn is quite a different story to tell. Also the fact that middle of the season I’ve got really sick with the flu for longer than 3 weeks, thus unable to put my spirit into the writing mode.

Anyway, September and October have been two amazing months full with huge events, and I was glad I could join many of them.

Blastoyz + Friends vol.1: is psy-trance the future of trance?

Written by Luciano Medica Catalan on . Posted in Home

What if we created music to have something to relate to, beyond reality and beyond the burden of everyday life’s problems? Then we would be creating psytrance… and that is precisely what Blastoyz has being doing. For Blastoyz + Friends vol.1, he teamed up with Upgrade, Bizarre Contact, Azax and Berg, and the result is out of this world.

 

It is vox populi that Israel has a particular relationship with psy-trance, up to the point one cannot think of one without the other. It is a synergic relationship to the point that quite a few of the best psy-trance producers come from Israel, including Astrix a.k.a. as King of Psy-trance, Vini Vici and Ace Ventura.

This relationship between this small historical country of our humanity covers a side of trance mixed with psychedelics like no other place in the world. Perhaps, it tells us much more about Israel than it seems: in a land that has been ravaged by violence throughout the years, music has to live up to it.

FSOE 450 KINGDOMS TAIWAN – My journey!*

Written by Georgina Zinno on . Posted in Events, Live

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*By Henry Soh: Trance-Energy Radio Admin and PR

 

Every year that passes I’ve gotta admit it, Asia doesn’t attract many big trance festivals which we hoped for. We can only envy events in Europe, South America, USA and Australia where there are countless of massive events. Last week, for the very first time in Asia, Spunite Productions organized a truly memorable event, FSOE 450 Kingdoms, in Kaohsiung Taiwan. Before this FSOE it was turn of LA, USA; Manchester, UK & Luxor, Egypt. Only 4 cities were announced to host these 450 celebrations. 3 months ago was being announced while many trance lovers from all over Asian countries were static hearing this so naturally, I wasn’t gonna miss this occasion.

A new classic that is here to stay ever after

Written by Luciano Medica Catalan on . Posted in Home

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If you put together a classic sounding melody plus a familiar voice and emotional lyrics, you get the formula for an everlasting record. That is what Saad Ayub + Fenja put into practice this time.

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After ‘Move On’ (ft. Jennifer René), it was just a matter of time until Saad Ayub would end up surprising us with a new future classic. For this record, he teamed up with Jaren -under her alter ego Fenja– to deliver ‘Ever After’, an absolute masterpiece that lives up to the classical trance that more than one nostalgic fan still longs for.

The Longest Summer Dream

Written by Georgina Zinno on . Posted in Editorial

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Trance Summer 2016

This Summer season has been quite amazing here in the Netherlands. After EF and Trance Beatsch, we were all asking ourselves how was the summer holidays season going to go on, many parties and festivals, from the most commercial to the less famous ones. Also around Holland, other countries pretty busy with their parties agendas. It’s rave outdoors season!

So many choices, so little time!

In the Netherlands the summer holidays season starts when the school period ends. During 6 weeks we all just want to have the best time and the best weather possible to enjoy outside.

While many of my friends were literally on holidays somewhere beautiful in another country, or mostly in Ibiza, I’ve stayed home. Enough parties and festivals to stay comfortable at home, so long the sun shines, always reason to party!

An ‘Unbreakable’ marvel

Written by Luciano Medica Catalan on . Posted in Home

Aly & Fila, have been spoiling us for quite a while now, one success after another. Following ‘Million Voices featuring Audrey Gallagher, the Egyptian duo teamed up with Roger Shah and incorporated Susanas astounding voice to create Unbreakable, a powerful and emotional track, IN SPANISH!


Spanish-speaking countries have embraced Trance music for years and steadily but constantly Trance producers are embracing them back. With a growing number of fans and as it becomes widespread, it was necessary for a comeback of the magic of Spanish language into Trance. We now have an example of how good the result can be.

The Digital Blonde: “I don’t see myself as a DJ and never have”

Written by Luciano Medica Catalan on . Posted in Spotlight

As a legend DJ and music producer, The Digital Blonde -whose real name is Ricky Smith- has been around now in the dance music scene with a career that spans for more than 20 years. Because of his vast experience there are many interesting insights he can give us about the past, the present and the future of trance music.

Deeply compromised with the quality and the feeling of his music, The Digital Blonde has remained solid and faithful to his own style through the years. This dedication has transformed his tracks into timeless masterpieces, among them are his acclaimed ‘Legato’, ‘Electra’ and ‘Serenade’ i.e. many works.

Trance Energy Radio reporter, Luciano Médica Catalán, spoke with him and you can read the interview here, exclusively!

Giving in to the Predator

Written by Luciano Medica Catalan on . Posted in Home

What happens when two generations of DJs come together for collaboration? Magic.

 


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While many producers are getting closer to the EDM bounty, Standerwick and Chris Schweizer have provided their bold statement that trance is alive and going strong.

In a world where EDM seems to be dominating, with a decreasing amount of creativity when it comes to producing new tracks; the moment two producers join forces to create a massive trance tune which actually sounds original, it feels like a breath of fresh air. This is the case of ‘Predator’, born as collaboration between British legend Standerwick and Argentinian ‘promise’ Chris Schweizer.

Ram Boon, the man behind RAM & Grotesque

Written by Georgina Zinno on . Posted in Home, Live, Spotlight

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Grotesque stage at Electronic Family

On 23rd July took place one of the major trance events in Amsterdam, Electronic Family. I arrived late to EF, my main stage was Grotesque, so I was right on time for RAM’s set and stayed later for Pure NRG (G. Ottaviani + Solarstone) and the closing with Neelix, was really expecting some nice psytrance to end the day.

I was supposed to interview Dutch DJ RAM, but destiny wanted that my mobile phone stayed in London, where I was the week before visiting my sister. All my contacts and important stuff which I use daily to communicate with the world were only possible with my mobile phone. The interview was temporarily out of question.