A new classic that is here to stay ever after

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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.


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

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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

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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”

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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

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



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

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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.

Just take me back to the Old School… or maybe not?

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Following his belief in “not to be a prisoner of your own style”, Armin van Buuren is releasing today ‘Old Skool’, a mini album with old school tracks, reworks of the music that made him step into electronic music but… will this trigger a revival or is it just a temporary fad?


We have seen along the years that many DJs have been experimenting with different styles, not always with the same amount of success.

Some artists have built their careers out of experimenting with music, while some others have stayed faithful to their original choice. Truth to be told, the path of producing music is about creativity and innovation.

The advent of daredevil raids towards different genres far beyond the boundaries of the DJ’s regular style, have also given birth to a group of purist fans complaining towards anything that lies beyond traditional or expectable.

At the time Tiësto migrated into EDM and Pulsar gave up on Trance music because the industry was heading somewhere somehow where nobody would follow, we witnessed different approaches to that natural change and dynamism. And change is not a bad thing per se.

Luminosity Beach Festival 2016, a.k.a. Trance Heaven

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Flyer 9th Edition Luminosity Beach Festival 2016


Heaven on Earth

Between Friday 24th and Sunday 26th June, extending up to Monday morning 27th, 2016 (if you happened to have gone to the after-party in Amsterdam late Sunday in the night); the best experience ever in Trance world led officially the opening of the summer season with the highest summer’s vibes at club venue Beach Fuel, in the small beach resort town of Bloemendaal aan Zee, North-Holland, the Netherlands.


Trance Heaven –©

9th edition Luminosity Beach Festival was my 2nd Lumi and it was a complete success from beginning to end. It was absolutely amazing. Luminosity is one of the best trance outdoor events in the world, a.k.a. Trance Heaven or Heaven on Earth.

Luminosity had all the weather credits. It was warm, clear skies opened up with beautiful colours; sunsets were amazing, not even one rain drop fell during the whole festival. Previous weeks to the event was forecasted a huge storm for Friday and Saturday. Uncertainty was in the air, up to the last moment people doubting and worrying about the weather. I was positive, was really happy to spend this especial weekend with so many friends from all over the world. The real trance adventure was on! And I was ready to party!

Sense for Trance: in the mood for summer vibes

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Last Saturday 11th June took place the event “Sense for Trance” in Gorinchem, the Netherlands. Gorinchem is a small city in the province of Zuid-Holland. Was my first time here and I must say it was a really especial experience that left me wanting for more.


Let’s say almost all parties I know and went up to now (since July 2014) mostly in the Netherlands, have been always not far from Utrecht, centre of Holland. This means, I barely visit the south of the Netherlands; until this day.