One week later and still under the spell, after a major trance weekend event, I could barely put myself on tracks this week. The sparkles of an amazing experience still creep under my skin and along my back.
First with Luminosity Trance Gathering on Friday 17th Feb, opening the Gala Trance Weekend in full-mode on, and just before the main event of the weekend, the international indoor festival ASOT800: celebrating 800 radio shows of ‘A State Of Trance’, taking place on Saturday 18th February.
After a long year waiting, A State of Trance Festival finally came. And it still feels as it went way too fast. An event that exceeded expectations and that brought some surprises: here’s a take on this night with the facts and my personal input.
What an event! Every year ALDA events tries to raise the stakes a little higher when it comes to organizing a new edition of A State of Trance festivals in the Jaarbeurs (Utrecht, The Netherlands). It has been becoming a ritual for me, something that I have to do religiously every year. I feel lucky that with every edition I like it more, and I feel a big part of it has to do with the effort and dedication behind that both the organizers and the DJs put into this gig.
Under the theme “I live for that energy”, A State of Trance has deployed a number of renowned and up-and-coming DJs that have provided one of the best spectacles in Trance and have set high expectations for the rest of the year.
Happy New Trance Year!
With 2017 already here, and many new Trance events around the corner, it was now good timing for a new editorial, especially since the closing of 2016 was also a sort of firework time in itself.
But, first things first, on behalf of the whole staff team of Trance-Energy Radio, we want to wish all our listeners (and readers) a happy New Year!
After major indoor festival Grotesque, here in the Netherlands, we were looking forward to the Christmas holidays, a time when families gather together to celebrate and share, a time to get ready to close the year and welcome the new one.
Already two weeks have passed and we’re still under the impression… we remain with this feeling of being transported into the realms of fantasy, and we want now to take you back to experience one of the best indoor festivals in the Netherlands.
Grotesque and PT Events, organization behind, have clearly created a whole new concept of spectacle for the trance lovers around the world. We’ve been witnessing along this year how Trance has made through with a huge comeback. We aren’t just talking about the regular festivals we are all used to, in this last year more and more events have been added up every month! In that sense, it was about time for organizers to realize how much more there was to offer than just quality music or big names.
Blastoyz is back and reloaded. If you liked Blastoyz and friends Vol. 1, then you will go nuts with Blastoyz and friends vol. 2: teaming with Ranji, Skazi, WHITENO1SE, and S-B Noise, this new compilation is a monster ready to do some damage!
When I said Blastoyz is one of the promises of psytrance, I was being honest. After he delighted us with his previous compilation, I had the chance to do an exclusive interview with Blastoyz.
It is fair enough to give the word to him, because being both a DJ/producer and an Israeli citizen himself, he has the authorized word to give us a deeper insight about how Israel and psytrance are tied together.
The Shoebox project started back in 2007, as a personal ambition of the creator in a way to teach his son the bliss of sharing and the importance of helping the people who are less privileged.
They started in Romania, using messenger services and email groups to promote their charitable work, which allowed them to gain momentum to the point when they got almost 31,000 boxes in 2013, coming from Romanians located in 8 different countries.
In words of its creator, the Shoebox project is ‘a tiny attempt to make the world a better place’. Their aim is to help children forget, at least for a while, the hard situation they face in their everyday lives.
There is an old saying claiming that some things are “the gift that keeps on giving” and in this occasion, ShoeBox is the gift that can change a poor child’s reality this next Christmas.
Why do we want to help?
In Trance Energy Radio we know that we live in a difficult world where lots of people are in need of our help. Within Trance-Energy Radio staff team we have decided to do our best with trying to contribute to some causes that for us are important and we hope that you will understand and help us achieve these goals.
Pepo Tzacanitu, the owner of this radio, together with Carmen Michelle, a.k.a resident DJ InKey, and another friend, Helenis Elena, have joined forces since a couple of years ago in order to do as much as they can to contribute to this cause. Also Aly Bogdan, a.k.a. DJ Saltwat3r, also staff member of the radio.
Sharing is caring and giving is receiving. How many children will smile when they find out that these boxes, prepared with love, are full of presents that otherwise they wouldn’t be able to have?
Please help us make this Christmas a good one for everyone!
It’s that time of the year again, and we’re excited for the ShoeBox campaign to start. Since we got into the Shoebox Project in 2014, we have been involved in more charity acts and we will not stop here. ShoeBox is a project part of a huge Charity Program within Trance-Energy Radio.
We need your help to reach more children and to make more for more people. Help us so we can help our turn.
You can donate via PayPal to the account: [email protected]
If you prefer transferring to the bank account, you can email us to [email protected] where we can provide you all the concerning information to make this happen 🙂
If you’re interested, you can reach out to the Shoebox website too!
As I write this article, my second editorial, I still think about the best way to deal with all the emotions and feelings I’ve been having since my first one in September. While the summer season was ideal and the summer vibes were absolutely amazing, I now feel confronted with the fact that autumn is quite a different story to tell. Also the fact that middle of the season I’ve got really sick with the flu for longer than 3 weeks, thus unable to put my spirit into the writing mode.
Anyway, September and October have been two amazing months full with huge events, and I was glad I could join many of them.
OUT NOW on Trance Army Records!
Dan Thompson – Dynamic
(Original Mix/ Kova Remix / Synfonic Remix)
What if we created music to have something to relate to, beyond reality and beyond the burden of everyday life’s problems? Then we would be creating psytrance… and that is precisely what Blastoyz has being doing. For Blastoyz + Friends vol.1, he teamed up with Upgrade, Bizarre Contact, Azax and Berg, and the result is out of this world.
It is vox populi that Israel has a particular relationship with psy-trance, up to the point one cannot think of one without the other. It is a synergic relationship to the point that quite a few of the best psy-trance producers come from Israel, including Astrix a.k.a. as King of Psy-trance, Vini Vici and Ace Ventura.
This relationship between this small historical country of our humanity covers a side of trance mixed with psychedelics like no other place in the world. Perhaps, it tells us much more about Israel than it seems: in a land that has been ravaged by violence throughout the years, music has to live up to it.