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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.

 

When you can’t imagine festival without a Pre-Party: night before Transmission 2017

Written by Katrina Merca on . Posted in Events, Home, Live

While most of my friends were waiting for a premiere of new Transmission “The Spirit Of The Warrior”, I was waiting for the event which came before, and all thanks to my previous Transmission experience. It was my third time coming to Prague for this music event, and if I go back in time to 2015, it so was different than it was now, but every time it is something to remember.

Transmission 2017: The spirit of the warrior – setting the bar higher than ever!

Written by Luciano Medica on . Posted in Home

It is not new to say that Transmission lives up to the expectations they create. It is not a lie to say there’s always more than you can think of in first place. So it won’t be any revelation to say that we were there and came back amazed and invaded by the spirit of the warrior!

Believe it or not, I have been living in Europe for 3 years now and this was the first time I managed to go to Transmission. I had been hearing stories, watching videos and so much more about Transmission, to the point I was wondering what have I done wrong so far to be unable to attend to any of the previous editions. Even before Trance Energy Radio decided to cover the event, I had already bought my ticket and everything was set: I was not missing this year’s edition even if I had to sacrifice for it.

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

Written by Simona Kanapickaite on . Posted in Home

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.

ASOT 836 – ADE SPECIAL, a dance event, a trance event, a great event!

Written by Luciano Medica on . Posted in Home

Amsterdam Dance event is the showcase for all the biggest names and events in all genres of dance and electronic music. A State of Trance is the most well-known brand for trance events and naturally, the most listened trance radio show. That is why, the synergy of combining these two massive powerhouses had created a big hype and expectation in most of the trance fans, but also raised the hopes of the fans to a point where it was hard to deliver. Disaster or success? Let’s see how that night went!

This year’s ADE was especially relevant for trance music in many aspects. Not only the ‘classic’ events took place, but also new and enormous gigs were added to the schedule, in a fashion that lets us imagine them established for the years to come. Personally, I was a little hesitant at the beginning, since there were so many events overlapping, I had other compromises too and during last year’s edition, it had been rather complicated to balance everyday life with all these events (and back then, the offer was smaller).

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

Written by Simona Kanapickaite on . Posted in Events, Home

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.

‘Amsterdam likes it Pure’ or Pure Trance ADE 2017

Written by Katrina Merca on . Posted in Events, Home, Live

 

Last week Amsterdam hosted many music festivals, but the ‘purest’ one of the Trance related events was probably “Quest4Trance & Solarstone presents Pure Trance ADE 2017“, and not only because of the name, but also because of the music! In a few words: It was the most perfect event to finish ADE with, and even better intro to new Pure Trance Vol.6 compilation.

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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