Ring in the New Year with iconic dance trio Above & Beyond.
Above & Beyond have had a stellar year so far, from reaching No. 1 on Beatport to performing across the world’s biggest festivals and releasing mind-blowing music. Above & Beyond are unstoppable, and they’ve just announced a NYE show in the US.
They will kick off the New Year with a bang at at The Armory in Minneapolis, promising to be an unforgettable experience filled with hours of Trance and Progressive bliss. What better way to end the year than to party with your favourite trio!
Fans of Egyptian Trance duo Aly & Fila have been sending their love to Aly after Fadi announced the death of his colleague’s father on Facebook just moments ago.
“To everyone who is attending Dreamstate tomorrow in Mexico. Aly’s father has sadly passed away and myself Fadi need to be back in Egypt alongside my friend and his family at this time of sadness.” Fadi wrote on Facebook.
Since the sad announcement, there has been an outpouring of love and support for Aly in this difficult time.
“I’m sorry for your loss, I send my condolences for you and your family from Mexico,” one wrote on Twitter, with another adding: “My very very deep condolences, this is really sad and i hope he is strong and knows his father is in his heart forever,” and a fan on Facebook wrote: “My father passed away over a year ago and I understand what Aly is going through. Sending my deepest condolences.”
Fadi has cancelled his appearance at Dreamstate Mexico this weekend but says he “will back to Mexico as soon as possible”.
See Fadi’s announcement and some messages from fans below.
Eximinds returns to the A State of Trance label The Enturance, dropping their brand new single ‘Magrathea’.
Featured prominently on Armin van Buuren’s new‘A State of Trance Ibiza 2017’ album, this magnificent team-up is sure to capture the hearts of Trance music lovers with its blissful soundscape, breathtaking melodies and anthemic energy.
‘Magrathea’ is an anthem for all peak-time moments and destined for huge venues across the globe.
Armin van Buuren has released this year’s summer treat, ‘A State Of Trance Ibiza 2017’, which has dropped today.
Delivering a compilation album sure to rock your world, ‘A State Of Trance Ibiza 2017’ is filled with exclusives and fresh tracks by the likes of Alpha 9, Armin van Buuren vs Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, Ben Gold, BT, Gaia, Orjan Nilsen, Super8 & Tab, just to name a few.
Elevating some of the most mighty tunes of the season, it also boasts a jaw-dropping selection of remixes from Arkham Knights, Gareth Emery, Talla 2XLC, Ben Nicky, Jorn van Deynhoven, and many more.
This is exactly what you need to make this year’s trip to Ibiza one to remember forever. Run through the track list below and get it here.
CD 1: On The Beach 1. Sultan + Shepard – Bloom (Intro Mix) 2. Joonas Hahmo x K-System – Mañana 3. Ashley Wallbridge & Andy Moor – FaceOff 4. Rodrigo Deem – Tearsdrop 5. Estiva – Little Planet 6. Alpha 9 – Blossom 7. BT – LSTM 8. Orjan Nilsen – Hi There Radio 9. Fatum – Sugar Free 10. Rodg – Miami 11. Sound Quelle & Max Meyer feat. Brandon Mignacca – Andromeda 12. Max Meyer – Monte Cara 13. Tenishia & Jonathan Mendelsohn – Sun Comes Again (Eximinds Extended Remix) 14. DARVO – Black Rainbow 15. Equador – Bones Of Man (Gareth Emery Remix) 16. Armin van Buuren feat. Josh Cumbee – Sunny Days (Armin van Buuren Extended Club Mix) 17. Denis Kenzo – Somnambulist 18. Tenishia – Alba 19. Gaia – Crossfire
CD 2: In The Club 1. Estiva – Raket 2. Super8 & Tab – Quest 3. Beatsole – Before I Wake 4. Sheridan Grout – Escape 5. Rub!k – First Light 6. Orjan Nilsen – Swoosh 7. Armin van Buuren vs Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano – You Are 8. Armin van Buuren – This Is A Test (Arkham Knights Extended Remix) 9. KhoMha – Laberinto 10. Assaf feat. Nathan Nicholson – Lost Souls (Radion6 Extended Remix) 11. Eximinds & The Enturance – Magrathea 12. Alexander Popov – Awake The Flow 13. Rub!k – CFEN 14. Frainbreeze – Back To The Future 15. ReFeel – Always (Venom One Extended Remix) 16. Luke Bond – Gravity 17. Neelix – 1000 Sterne (Talla 2XLC Uplifting Extended Rework) 18. Jorn van Deynhoven – Rising High 19. Darren Styles feat. Christina Novelli – Sun Is Rising (Ben Nicky Extended Remix) 20. The Space Brothers – Shine (Jorn van Deynhoven Extended Remix) 21. Ben Gold – Twilight
Spoiling each and every FSOE fan with its energetic bassline, epic breakdown, and melody, this huge anthem proves to us all that Uplifting Trance music makes for unforgettable experiences.
After kicking off the FSOE 500 celebration tour at Street Parade in Zürich last weekend, the magnificent anthem ‘The Chronicles’, produced by Aly & Fila, Philippe El Sisi, Omar Sherif and featuring the powerful vocals of Karim Youssef, has reached No. 1 onBeatport’s Trance Top 100 chart.
Expect to hear the massive hit at the next FSOE 500 event in Egypt next month, featuring epic sets from Armin van Buuren, Aly & Fila, Ruben de Ronde and Paul Thomas.
Aly & Fila kicked off their FSOE 500 celebration tour at Street Parade in Zürich last weekend.
One of the biggest outdoor electronic music events, Street Parade features around 30 ‘Love Mobiles’, brightly decorated trucks packed with giant music systems, DJs and party people, driving at walking pace through the crowd of people around Lake Zürich, Switzerland.
Once again Future Sound Of Egypt made its return to the legendary event with its own truck, featuring stellar sets from Aly & Fila, Madwave, Stoneface & Terminal, The Thrillseekers b2b M.I.K.E. Push and Together Strong.
Bryan Kearney makes ‘Superloader’ available for free download on Soundcloud.
Bursting with energy and striking hard with its earth-shattering bass and banging beats, Bryan Kearney provides us with ‘Superlouder’, hitting in exactly where it needs to! A real treat for those into Kearney’s more powerful and harder sound.
Our 9th edition of this regular Trance feature includes Amir Hussain and Daniel Skyver’s tremendous new collab with Cari, Ferry Tayle’s magnificent new remix on AVA White, plus Jordan Suckley’s hard-hitting new trancer.
Also featured is the euphoric new FSOE 500 anthem, Steve Allen’s stunning new single, and much more.
Hit play below and lose yourself in the music.
Amir Hussain & Daniel Skyver ft. Cari – Sahara
Amir Hussain and Daniel Skyver join forces with Cari to indulge the global Trance crowd with their signature sounds. Out soon on Grotesque Fusion.
Chris SX – Connecting People
Packing with lush atmospheres and spellbinding melodies, ‘Connecting People’ is the latest cut from German producer Chris SX. Available August 25 on Digital Society Recordings.
Memory Loss – Maybe Tomorrow (Ferry Tayle Remix)
Everything Ferry Tayle touches always turns into pure Trance gold, and his remix of ‘Maybe Tomorrow’ by Memory Loss is sure to become a long-time favourite! Available August 28 on AVA White.
Jordan Suckley – Suspect 1
Back with his hard-hitting far-famed sound, ‘Suspect 1’ by label bos Jordan Suckley is the latest piece of magic to touch down on Damaged. Out August 28.
Steve Allen – The World
Immersed in stunning melodies, Steve Allen brings an exceptional single to Universal Nation which encapsulates the most captivating and beloved aspects of pure Trance. Get it here.
JES – People Will Go (M.I.K.E. Push Remix)
It’s got the mesmerising build-up, magical breakdown and stunning vocals to make you lose yourself in the music. It’s simply stellar on all fronts.Get it here. (Grotesque Reworked)
Eugene Luu, Danny Fathom & Brandon Michaels – Kensho
This tremendous team-up delivers unlimited power to the world!Get it here. (AERYS)
Johan Gielen & Tatana – End Of Time (Johan Gielen Mix)
Almost six years after the death of DJ Energy, real name Roger Beglinger, Johan Gielen hits up the High Contrast imprint with his immaculate version of ‘End Of Time’.Get it here.
The Blizzard & Carol Lee – Always A Stranger
The Blizzard’s new single with Carol Lee mesmerises listeners with its mesmerising build-up and stunning vocals.Get it here. (Raz Nitzan Music)
Aly & Fila with Philippe El Sisi & Omar Sherif feat Karim Youssef – The Chronicles (FSOE 500 Anthem)
Spoiling each and every FSOE fan with its energetic bassline, epic breakdown, and melody, this huge anthem proves to us all that Uplifting Trance music makes for unforgettable experiences.Get it here. (FSOE)
“It is such a wonderful feeling to have the opportunity to perform in Australia! This is something that is still quite special to me and I don’t get to perform back home too often.” Emma Hewitt told Trance Project.
Emma Hewitt will join Trance duo Cosmic Gate on their upcoming ‘Materia Chapter.Two’ Aussie Tour, reaching Sydney (Sept. 1), Melbourne(Sept. 2), Brisbane (Sept. 8) and Perth(Sept. 9).
The combination of Cosmic Gate’s renowned sound and Emma Hewitt’s soul-nourishing vocals is a match made in heaven, and her performance will overflow your mind with wondrous atmospheres and vibes!
“I think in a way, performing to a home crowd feels more “real” than anything else. I guess these are the stages I grew up hoping to be on one day. Aussies always bring such incredible energy to shows!” Emma says.
The Aussie vocalist recently spoke to Trance Project about what fans fans can look forward to on tour and her exciting new collab with Cosmic Gate.
Your collab with Cosmic Gate ‘Tonight’ has rocked Beatport’s Trance Top 10 chart for over two weeks, how excited are you to be performing the new single LIVE on stage in Australia?
I can’t wait! It’s an honour to work with the guys again! I’m a huge fan of their productions and we always have a blast touring together! I am super happy with how this song turned out, and I can’t imagine a better place to start touring the single properly than back home!
What else can fans expect from your upcoming performances alongside Cosmic Gate?
We will definitely be throwing in a couple of our other releases! To be honest, I don’t ever really know what to expect from our performances together either until the day haha . . . we very much decide on the spot how things will run and what we will do for the night. But whatever it is, it will be a lot of fun!
I was at one of your most recent performances in Sydney, and you were truly able to connect with every person in that club. What is it like when you look out at the crowd at that sea of people and everyone is singing along to the songs that you are performing?
Oh thank you! There is no greater feeling than seeing people sing along to a song that you wrote in your bedroom or whatever, when that song started out as personal to you and then it’s meaning kind of changes as it connects with other people. Seeing people responding to the songs is such a rush and definitely gives me so much energy to bounce off when I am performing. I always feel blessed to experience these moments.
The much-anticipated music video for ‘Tonight’ is just about to get released! How was the experience shooting the music video and where did it take place?
We shot the video for “Tonight” in Tallinn, Estonia just a couple of weeks back. Tallinn was an incredibly beautiful place with so much history, I had never visited before so it was a great introduction to the place for me. The team of people working on the video were super fun and very creative. It all came together extremely fast!
Who has been your favourite artist or producer to collaborate with so far and do you have any in particular artist you would love to work with in the future?
I can’t really pick a favourite, as I have enjoyed and gotten something amazing out of every collaboration . . . but I do really love working with the Cosmic Gate guys. We get along so well as people and they have such immense talent!
I would really love to work with some of the new guys coming through now in slightly different styles, to much my writing a little bit, like Illenium perhaps.
Do you have any final words for all your die-hard fans in Australia?
Come to the show!!! Hehe, can’t wait to see you all back in Aus! And thanks so much for supporting the music!
As Cosmic Gate prepare to kick off their Australia tour in just a few weeks with Emma Hewitt, the legendary duo are also thrilled to be releasing their new album‘Materia Chapter.Two’ on the day they start their Aussie tour in Sydney on September 1.
“We have already dropped some of the new tracks from Materia Chapter.Two at some European festivals like Tomorrowland, and now we can’t finally wait to start the official tour in Australia!” Cosmic Gate said.
After already releasing two hit singles from their smashing‘Materia Chapter.Two’new album, including ‘Tonight’ with Emma Hewitt and the jaw-dropping team-up with Markus Schulz ‘AR’, Cosmic Gate are now ready to make their way to Australia and showcase the entire new chapter of Materia.
“We received so much positive welcoming feedback from you guys Down Under when we announced the tour, it was just fantastic, so hopefully we see you all for the tour and create some more magic moments together!”
Cosmic Gate‘s tour will reachSydney(Sept. 1), followed by massive showsinMelbourne(Sept. 2),Brisbane (Sept. 8) andPerth (Sept. 9), playing sets that cover tunes from ‘Materia Chapter.Two’, many of their hits from ‘Materia Chapter.One’, plus their beloved classics and club anthems. With a special performance by the incredibly talented Emma Hewitt, this tour is going to blow your mind!
The legendary duo recently spoke to Trance Project about their new album, and what fans fans can look forward to on tour.
What’s the most exciting thing about the upcoming release of your new album ‘Materia Chapter.Two’?
It’s a bit like an athlete that has trained for a special event for so long and can’t wait for it to start . . . that’s how we feel! We are excited for things to happen and finally fully share what we basically have been working on for the last year, which even after seven albums is still a very exciting moment for us. The album will be out September 1 and Australia will be first to celebrate this release with us!
What was the original idea that started Materia? Where did you draw inspiration from for the second chapter of Materia?
Materia is the Latin term for matter, so basically the substance that all things are made of, and in the end, the basics of everything around us and even ourselves as human beings. When we started the first songs and demos for the album we got a feeling that even with pushing our musical boundaries, the music felt very fundamentally Cosmic Gate. The sound is very much us if we can say that, a lot of modern bits and pieces from today with elements from around 5 to 7 years ago, but also reminiscent of some of our early Cosmic Gate sounds. Basically the best of our works form throughout the years brought together! Musically, it’s essential Cosmic Gate if we can call it that.
That’s why we felt Materia was a great working title, and after a while we were like, hey . . . actually it’s better than just a working title, lets go for it! It’s different and simply reflects the music and our feel for what we were doing, and here we are.
We get inspired by so many things. It can be a gig we play, a country we travelled to, an experience we make, a song we hear on the radio or in a DJ set of another artist. Last week for example, we heard an old classic track and fell in love again with the vocal and thought maybe we should play around with that vocal.
How did collaborating with Arnej on ‘Materia – Chapter Two’ come together?
We simply are colleagues and have been friends with Arenj for so many years, and after the success of our 2012 collaboration ‘Sometimes They Come Back For More’, we all felt it was time to do a new track together, which now finally happened on Chapter.Two of Materia. The idea of a new collab was born pretty quick, the tune is called ‘No Strings Attached’, and it’s more on the techy side of things. Check our Tomorrowland set online, you might find it there!
You’ve also collaborated with other amazing artists on the album including JES, Super8 & Tab and Eric Lumiere, just to name a few. When selecting either a vocalist or a featuring artist, how do you decide who you will work with?
At first there is always the musical aspect, the idea and creativity when working with another producer or singer. We simply have to all agree to head into the same direction – two visions in the end have to end up in a result that all sides are happy with. This is what we do like about working with other producers or singers, fresh inspiration and ideas from outside can be really refreshing and of course, add up to the variety we offer on our album. The second aspect is more personal, we do like to collaborate with people that we love hanging out with on tour. A good personal relationship does not guarantee success, but it sure makes working easier and more enjoyable too!
You also reunite with Australia’s very own Emma Hewitt on the album’s lead single, ‘Tonight’. What’s it like working with the fabulous vocalist?
Well Emma is a good example for what we just said above, we do have quite a musical history together already, and we feel like ‘Tonight’ is just another perfect collaboration that shows how good her voice and our music somehow go hand in hand, creating something unique. We have received a lot of love since the release of ‘Tonight’, and we are so happy to have Emma as support on our Australia Tour which of course, is a home match for her and makes it even extra special to have her perform live with us.
Your collaboration with Markus Schulz ‘AR’ is also set to be a huge hit with fans, what does ‘AR’ stand for?
AR stands for Augmented Reality, so a real world environment which is augmented by computer generated input like sound or video for example, seems the three Germans watch a bit too much of Big Bang Theory!
What do you hope your fans get out of ‘Materia – Chapter Two’?
Materia Chapter.Two surely walks deep in the footsteps of Chapter.One. Imagine it like a book that is released in two parts, it’s the same with the album. With the singles ‘Tonight’ with Emma Hewitt and ‘AR’ with Markus Schulz, you get an idea of what we mean When the album is released, please let us know on our socials what you guys think!
After being in the business for almost two decades, how do you keep things fresh?
We get asked this question quite often, and never really know what to say more than, writing music and DJing is our passion. We love and live for it, and wouldn’t want to do anything else! Sure the whole ‘press and play’ EDM scene with clowns jumping on the decks, marketing and social media seems to be more important these days than good music or playing a good set, and it’s not something we like, but in the end we just do our own thing, push our music to the next level, and hope our fans appreciate something different to most other music and DJs.
In addition to dropping new material from your album throughout the Aussie tour, you’ll also be playing two 1-hour classic sets in Sydney and Melbourne – what can fans expect from these rare sets?
We will play songs and classics that we do not have the chance to play too often, some of our early works and some tracks that are personal favourites of ours – that will be fun! The focus as you said will be on new music, we have a brand new album just released when the tour kicks off, so a bunch of new music will be played, mixed in with our favourite club tunes, and then switch to some classics! Typing it down already makes us smile and we’re really looking forward to it.
We wish you loads of success on your new album and tour! Do you have any final words for all your die-hard fans in Australia?
Thank you very much, we appreciate the kind words!! We really can’t wait to come back to Australia and celebrate the release of our new album with you. See you guys soon!!!
Factor B notches another No. 1 single onBeatport’s Trance Top 100 chart with ‘Origins’, his massive collab with The Noble Six.
From its entrancing build-up to the mesmerising breakdown and jaw-dropping melody, ‘Origins’ is the stuff legends are made of, and is without doubt one of the most euphoric offerings on the FSOE label to date.
A match made in heaven, this incredible team-up is sure to capture the hearts of thousands of Trance lovers.
The official FSOE 500 anthem ‘The Chronicles’, produced by Aly & FIla with Philippe El Sisi, Omar Sherif and featuring the powerful vocals of Karim Youssef, has finally been released!
Spoiling each and every FSOE fan with its energetic bassline, epic breakdown, and melody, this huge anthem proves to us all that Uplifting Trance music makes for unforgettable experiences.
TheFSOE 500 tour kicked off last weekend at the Street Parade in Zürich, and will soon see its massive return to Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt next month with Armin van Buuren, Ruben de Ronde, Paul Thomas and of course, Aly & Fila.
Fady & Mina are well known for their dance floor anthemic records on FSOE, and they’re back at it again with another astounding tune.
Their new single ‘Celia’ has all the elements required to be one of the best Trance tracks out there, including a breathtaking melody and a mesmerising breakdown, making it a perfect fit for the FSOE imprint.
No words could justify this tune better than the very first listen.
MaRLo’s much-anticipated Altitude show will reach Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion tonight, and we’ve got some exciting news for worldwide fans.
Can’t be at Altitude Sydney? No worries, you don’t have to miss out on anything!
Fans across the globe can join in the fun, just put on the live HD video or audio stream at 8.30PM (AEST) tonight (August 12) viaMaRLo’s Facebook pageor visitmarlomusic.com.au/liveand join in on the incredible night of Trance. See international live stream times below.
Paul van Dyk and Pierre Pienaar have just unveiled the music video for ‘Stronger Together’, one of the standout tunes of the year!
Made by Bang Productions, the new video for ‘Stronger Together’ is as epic as it is breathtaking, sure to take music lovers on an unforgettable animated adventure in a futuristic world.
‘Stronger Together’ recently hit No. 1 on Beatport’s Trance Top 100 chart. It’s a tune that’ll crawl under your skin in no time, it’s got the energy and it’s got the timeless heart of a future classic.