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Unexpected Electric Festival in Helsinki: quality equivalent the price, every minute too precious to miss and prolonged blues

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

Helsinki has always been one of such – mysterious, bright and quite homogenous city surrounded by waters, far away in Europes’ North. But the city image I had before was about to shrink away just being disembarked at Helsinki port. The impact of Finnish capital’s experience became so significant, therefore it was needed weeks to calibrate this review undoubtedly esteeming city as one of top three in Europe and top overall expedition.

 

Luminosity Beach Festival – is there anyone who had enough of this world trance mecca?

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

When you mention Luminosity Beach Festival, there’s no person from trance music world without getting to know this event. During the past decade, Luminosity Beach Festival is named between the most famous festivals and has grown into world-known trance event, probably such just the one, with the longest, every year astonishing lineup, pure beach location and trance lovers from around the globe.

Every year, when the festival date is approaching and the lineup is being announced part by part, many of event attenders post about trying to solve it and later getting lost into the choices between DJs, stages, which sets, trance acts to pick and which ones to miss without regretting. It’s a mission impossible to detect a similar lineup for trance event, festival. Especially this year so far.

Luminosity Beach Festival – the dreamy place where trance lovers roads will cross this summer

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

If you were asked to paint a dream of trance festival, what would it look like, what paintbrush strokes would you use? Would you draw first the most passionate and addicted trance lovers from around the world, various countries, trance lovers who just can’t miss this legendary festival? All together for not less than couple of days diving into various subgenres of trance music? Envisioning the dreamy location during summer time probably leaves no choices – imagination leads to nowhere but a wide sandy beach with sea breeze and a view of breaking waves against endless skies and horizon.

Enclose all that by the lineup without comparison, astounding by variety of trance DJs and acts, projects every single time you open the timetable – and the trance festival dream will be complete. The lineup has some of trance DJs or sets you have been hunting for ages – they were invited and getting ready to play here, at Luminosity Beach Festival, where the dream to see them performing live finally will be real.

Above & Beyond at Steel Yard: from exclusive yoga session to extraordinary lasers and senses

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

Often, there are unique events in special exclusive locations and travelling to those ones creates one entire exciting experience that starts very early. From entering an airport or boarding a plane with excitement, when you are one step closer, when each of it is imbued by the synthesis of world’s leading trance music act, Above & Beyond, and performance in their home, London.

The unique event of trance trio, such like only once or twice a year, this time was arranged in London’s Finsbury park, Creamfields’ Steel Yard megastructure. As it was stated, Steel Yard currently is the largest structure of its kind in Europe. In numbers? 15000 visitors can party inside the construction at once, so it becomes one of the biggest venues in London to host legends Above & Beyond and their own event this year.

 

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

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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

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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

Written by Simona Kanapickaite on . Posted in Events, Home

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.

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