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Luminosity Trance Gathering at Panama club – where and when joy, euphoria, happiness and purity of sounds are double sized!

Written by Simona Kanapickaite on . Posted in Events, Home, Live, Online, Spotlight

The night right before the yearly A State Of Trance festival in Utrecht, Netherlands, I have been left without choice for several years in a row – Luminosity events is the only answer for this evening to kick off the weekend-long trance celebrations.

It’s that night in Amsterdam, at club Panama, when counting to the first hour of opening the door to the party you get the feeling you are missing something strong, deep and every second is so important to get there as soon as possible. Wherever you are, whatever you are enjoying, any company – your heart feels the door is open, and the start of Luminosity event as A State Of Trance preparty is a magnet shining over the city and attracts you to the one place and one direction.

Invite-only ASOT preparty at Armada office’s club – the whole world turns into one place, one club, one event and one love for trance music

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From train to train and all transport network left stretching behind, blue lighted Armada logo in the outskirts of Amsterdam was my only one lighthouse. It’s home of Armin van Buuren’s record label, A State Of Trance radio show and the place, where every trance and Armin’s fan dreams to get into and visit. That Friday, 16th of February, Armada HQ office opened the door for special Armada Invites event, dedicated to A State Of Trance 850 festival next day. The pre-party was invite-only and just a few lucky winners of A State Of Trance contest could attend it.

Even the time, while we were standing outside this famous building, gave us special and uplifting feeling. It was a calm Friday evening in Amsterdam under clear skies and the whole A State Of Trance festival weekend was about to proudly start. I’ve seen some familiar faces around from the trance music world, all standing in a correct row to Armada office door and waiting for the event for the books to begin. Quick and polite security check, me and Trance-Energy Radio resident DJ George Andreas put special golden artists wristbands on our hands, elegant girl takes our coats and between taking pictures while we are inside this dedicated to music place, we are ready to move the second floor, where the small, cozy and intimate club is located.

Interview with Tenishia – Maltese DJ who made trance music to become a part of European Capital of Culture opening celebration

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The 20th of January was such a significant day for Maltese DJ and producer Tenishia. His performance with Malta Philharmonic Orchestra has been added to official opening celebration of Valletta – European Capital of Culture 2018. TEMPO concert’s iconic tracks, starting from 70s, were performed live at the historic square in front of 5000 spectators. The new step for Tenishia, who had been raising this idea for years. A new step for trance music to be heard probably on the highest level it had reached.

Trance music sounds under Valletta night skies, in front of president’s palace, magically lighted up and covered in flying visuals, at historical square, the part of opening celebration which had attracted 100 000 visitors to golden, splendid and decorated Malta’s capital streets. The most beautiful sounds of ages. The dream that Tenishia has invited to.

Trance Xplosion Reborn – moments, emotions and destination that will be missed too much

Written by Simona Kanapickaite on . Posted in Events, Home, Live

We, the first departing Lithuanians, met excited at an almost empty bus station during the late evening to travel to Poland, to an event we had been waiting for since the shining lineup was released. Gdansk and Sopot shone like the faraway trance destination we were heading to.

From the early arrival to Gdansk to the extended city weekend, for us, it was magic. Whether we were lonely tourists at the center in the dark morning, between decorated streets or at dawn walking along the river, or when we started small home party. We were waiting for our trance friends to join this weekend experience group by group – the Trance Xplosion Reborn event had attracted the biggest number of Lithuanians arriving to party this year, even some flying here from abroad and trance friends coming from Belarus.

Dreamstate SoCal festival – where future and dream are celebrated together

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Like the name defines itself, Dreamstate SoCal festival sounds like a dream to reach, especially for those who are not from United States. A mix of a dreamy vision for a new, different type festival, and the experience at the prime and biggest trance music event in USA, Dreamstate also implies a few tasks to be completed before getting there. It demands long flights, visas, some conversation at the departure airport before boarding, an interrogatory dialog with the U.S. border officers at the arrival airport, and finally your own transfers to San Bernardino city in California, where the festival took place for the third year.

 

Legendary, trance music pioneer, Ferry Corsten: “I would like to see the trance sound going back to original trance sounds, like 1998, 1999, 2000”

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Before the interview with trance superstar Ferry Corsten, I tried to count how many years he has been on the scene. As long as I remember, since the development of trance as an independent music genre, he had already been in. It’s not a surprise that his first major achievement, produced single as a solo composer, and under the pseudonym Moonman was released in 1996.

Then followed another unstoppable release as well as the new classic era under the name System F. Another pseudonym – Gouryella doesn’t need an introduction as this name is still in Ferry Corsten’s performances.

The list of DJ and producer awards and nominations speak for itself, and I can’t describe the honor, the excitement and the impossibility to realize sitting next to him backstage at Luminosity 10th Anniversary Weekender and listening to the special voice of a trance pioneer that has been shaping music history and is sentimental talking about the older classics.

In Trance We Trust festival – when music takes you million miles away from home just to be here

Written by Simona Kanapickaite on . Posted in Events, Home

Every mile on the road, every scenery through the bus window or just the afternoon silence over empty lands, every little German city and uncountable kilometers are taking you closer. Passing a bus stop, then Groningen and passengers coming on the bus, another stop, miles of land and vast waters like the sea on the side, the sun and the fields. Dutch eyes. Many kilometers and many landscapes. The heartbeat rising. Fragile and gentle nostalgia of Amsterdam that is alluring and flowing through all the senses.

When I subconsciously counted the last kilometers on the road to Holland’s capital, to the music temple for these days, the thrill of coming to the ADE week was covered up by the excitement for In Trance We Trust festival which took place the first evening.

The magical formula of trance euphoria world @ Luminosity pres. ADE night in Panama

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Despite of the fact Luminosity and ASOT events took place the same day during the Amsterdam Dance Event week, and apart from the music lover’s heart battle on which one to attend, it’s such a blessing there have been more trance events this year during ADE. For me it was unquestioned  which one to choose for that night: last year’s Luminosity ADE event was 12 hours long, having big trance scene names as headliners, crazy party in front of the stage and so many legendary Djs to meet at one place. Besides, that night a new formula of trance music event was created and I had an emotional ‘explosion’ by the end of marathon, so there was more than enough reasons to go again.

Trance dream in iconic Milan – when you purely follow the heart

Written by Simona Kanapickaite on . Posted in Home

Trance Gate has always been the most emblematic trance music events in Italy. While putting on several solo DJ shows, festivals or themed events a year, it attracts trance lovers from various Italian cities as well as from different countries such as Spain, Switzerland or even Lithuania, where I come from.

Just before the event, there was a traditional dinner at restaurant near the venue with performing DJs which is always a special highlight of the night, sweet precious value, when music lovers meet their heroes, beloved trance scene DJs face to face, talk about music, events, travels, passion for music, the trance scene, productions and details of their private life.

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