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Luciano Medica Catalan

Argentinian journalist. Electronic music fan, trance music lover.

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.

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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.

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.

 


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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.

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?

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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.

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