With two renowned artist albums, one much-praised mix-comp and over 30 singles and remixes to his name Leon Bolier has a dance music discography to covet. The next entry into that canon is â€˜Streamlined 2011â€™ – the follow up to his solo compilation debut. Â Buenos Aires was the focus for the 2009 release, but this year it shifts its gaze to hot-topic Tunis â€“ one of the epicentres for this yearâ€™s Arab Spring.
â€œSince I have played in Tunis and other places in Tunisia quite a few times now I want to dedicate this CD to the Tunisian crowd. Tunisia being one of the first countries being affected by the Arabic Spring made me realise how precious life and freedom is and should be to every one of us. Whatever side you’re on – it doesn’t matter. As long as we celebrate the fact that we can unite in music, and celebrate life through sharing a passion for the music we love, we can truly overcome our differences. Love to the Tunisian crowd, and having said that, love to all crowds all over the world that make my job one of the best jobs in the world!â€
In terms of what you should expect to hear on the album, it could just be simpler to tell you what you wonâ€™t. Across the two mixes Bolier stylistically weaves sounds, sequences and FX from the entire EDM panorama. From the early chugging, abstract resonance of â€˜Reykurâ€™ and â€˜SÂ¢lseturâ€™ (from Oliver Englafjord, aka Markus Schossow in disguise) on Mix 1 through to Leonâ€™s climactic Pulp Fiction reboot (and Guetta/Van Buuren/Van Doorn hammered) â€˜Vengeance, Vengeanceâ€™, the album bucks classification. Likewise locked into this mix is the bold, brash, chanted vocal pump of Lissat and Voltaxxâ€™s â€˜The Walkâ€™, the hi-lo frequency fusion of Inpettoâ€™s FX-powered â€˜Hit Backâ€™ and the out-funk groove of Sergio Fernandezâ€™s latest thoroughbred â€˜Night Vibeâ€™. Those in search of big room thrills will need look no further than Apple Oneâ€™s pulse-racer â€˜Start The Fireâ€™ and the afterburning uplift of Matthew Petersonâ€™s â€˜Mr Whoâ€™.
Things get underway just as fast on Mix 2 with Leon’s purpose-built Intro rework of Sied van Riel’s ‘Rush’ and Sander van Doorn’s Purple Haze comeback ‘Timezone’. Quickly hitting the fast-lane, Boiler dextrouslyÂ works in captivating vocal numbers like Mike Saint-Jules and Sandel’s ‘Moonlight’, big, striking roof-raisers from Nuera, Dave 202 & Emanuel and Vast Vision (with their no-nonsense podium-pounder ‘Disruption’). Bringing proceedings to a big conclusion he deploys his new production track ‘Yesterday’s Eve’ and the standout floor-blazer from his ASOT500 – South Africa performance, ‘Cape Town’.
â€˜Streamlined Â â€“ Tunisâ€™ is a mix comp for those who want their dance music without borders. A sub- genre free journey into some of the most exciting sound design 2011 has to offer. Itâ€™s out on September 9th!
This track is part of Sander van Doorn’s upcoming album called, ‘Elev11,’ which will be released on September 19th on Doorn and Ultra Records. In this one, SvD teams up with the illustrious Adrian Lux as they create another masterful vocal trance production.
Sander Van Doorn has drop this bomb in his sets for the past couple of month and has it finally been released on his label Doorn Records. Fantomah’s Â uprising synth makes itÂ an absolute dancefloor destroyer! For all of you who are unfamiliar with the dutchman, he is most known for ‘90 Nights of Summer‘ and ‘ Catch Me.’ Â Stay tuned for more on Bart Claessen.
I know we don’t post tyDi much, but we have… here, and here. And here we are again with probably one of the best dance album’s of the year. Now before you go and judge this album because you may have not have heard of tyDi since we don’t post too much trance, I’d like you to wait one second, and check the intro of the album out. Only a quick 1:30, here you go!
Take a Chance (Original Mix)
Like it? Then keep reading. Here is an album that spreads over 18 tracks and takes you on a musical journey fusing together elements of dubstep, electro, vocals, trance, progressive, chill out, and breaks. There is a reason why so many people have taken interest in the young Aussie mastermind. With each beautiful track there is moving music flowing one from the other showing amazing composition of both lyrics and sound. From the opening dubstep, ‘Take A Chance’, to the uplifting trance of ‘Vanilla’, to the breaks of ‘World’s Apart’ with no other but Audrey Gallagher on the vocals, to the chill out ‘Ariana’, this album is sure to please any electronica fan :)
Acting Crazy feat. Sarah Howells (Original Mix)
tyDi has a musical background and went to school at the prestigious Conservatorium of Music. The last song of the album portrays this perfectly. The classical instruments of piano, strings, percussion, guitar and the gliding atmospheres are so well put together, it’s absolutely mind-blowing. The track shows true brillance and there are no words that can describe the sheer happiness that can be found when listening to this.
I hope you enjoy this album as much as I did. Just shows some of the amazing talent that is out there. There is no over-hype with this album, go out and get it! Later people and see you at the Zoo ;). Click more to listen to the ENTIRE album.
Jonas Stenberg and Artento Divini deliver an absolute MONSTER TRACK! Great stabbing riffs with an unreal industrial/electro bassline, this song is sure to capture your attention. Do yourself a favor and add this track to your itunes collection!
You canâ€™t say youâ€™ve been to Ibiza unless youâ€™ve been to Space! The Playa Dâ€™en Bossa-based club is one of the most recognizable on the planet. Walking away with the award of Best Club in the World in DJ Magazineâ€™s 2010 poll, itâ€™s little wonder that the last three years have seen some of the most famous DJs on the planet jet in to rock at the renowned Be @ Space events.
On Spaceâ€™s infamous Terrace, Fedde Le Grand will hold residency with his world famous Takeover Party, a dance music experience that has smashed expectations everywhere from the United States to Europe, Asia, South America and beyond. His blend of quality house and avant-garde techno is guaranteed to set the Terrace on fire and with guests Wally Lopez, Patric La Funk, Sultan & Ned Shepard, Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano, the Space faithful will be flocking to see the Flying Dutchman erupt through those legendary speakers. With an impressive hat trick of Beatport number 1s this year alone, and his latest single Metrum inducing near fever pitch from clubbers and DJs alike, Fedde continues to prove himself an unstoppable force in the world of EDM. His extensive summer Takeover Tour 2011 includes 11 Be @ Space dates on the White Isle.
Set to smash Space no fewer than 7 times throughout the course of the islandâ€™s sun season will be the 8th biggest DJ in the world, Markus Schulz. Tracks from his incredible new Thoughts Become Things II album have provided the vanguard for his 2011 return to the island. With 5hr extended and headlining sets over the following weeks and months, Schulz will be leaving a massive impression on the Space audiences. A master at bringing sold-out club crowds to fever-pitch (and keeping them there), heâ€™ll be committing his inimitable, trance-vision to CD 2 of the official Be @ Space compilation.
Disc 1 avouches the musical diversity of Be @ Space, with Fedde Le Grand fully in charge as he takes you on the ride of your life providing a sultry hot mix of throbbing house beats, melodic tech infusions and that inimitable kick of energy that is pure le Grand. With unbeatable dexterity, awe-inspiring track selection and an ingenuity that is unsurpassed, Fedde unravels then reignites that unmistakable Be @ Space formula, bringing you the real Ibiza feel with tracks. Meanwhile Disc 2 â€“ precision-mixed by German-born, American-based DJ and Ã¼ber-producer Markus Schulz â€“ perfectly captures his famously panoramic trance sound. Schulz balances a blend of groovy, melodic sounds with deeper atmospheric progressive, tougher trance FX and specially produced Big Room cuts & edits. Itâ€™s a mix that will take you back to the Spaceâ€™s Discoteca and Terraza floors time and time again.Â Featuring a cutting-edge selection of the tracks, this is the club-ammo Markus has handpicked to smash the island with!
This year Space embarks on another white-knuckle musical adventure and that kicks off with this brand new compilation. Be @ Space is the Ibizan summer season personified, with Fedde Le Grand and Markus Schulz providing picture-perfect sound-snaps that capture the true spirit of the club.
CD1 (Fedde Le Grand)
01 John Acquaviva, Alex Dâ€™Elia, Nihil Young feat. Dan Diamond â€“ Good Music
02 DJ Tonio â€“ Get The Funk (Olivier Giacomotto Remix)
03 Olivier Giacomotto â€“ Zoomanity
04 Fedde Le Grand â€“ Metrum (Manuel La Mare Remix)
05 Stefano Noferini â€“ Back
06 Dave Spoon & Patric la Funk â€“ 7.20
07 Deniz Koyu â€“ Grunge
08 Deniz Koyu â€“ Tung!
09 TV ROCK & Hook N Sling feat. Rudy â€“ Diamonds In The Sky
10 Fedde Le Grand & Patric la Funk â€“ Autosave
11 Fedde Le Grand vs Sultan & Ned Shepard feat. Mitch Crown â€“ Running
12 Fedde Le Grand â€“ Control Room
CD2 (Markus Schulz)
01 Mr. Pit â€“ Fugu (Intro Mix)
02 KhoMha â€“ 507
03 Klauss Goulart â€“ No Manâ€™s Land
04 Beat Service â€“ Outsider
05 Max Graham â€“ FYC
06 Aerofoil â€“ Vortex
07 Phunk Investigation â€“ DNA Extractor (Markus Schulz Big Room Reconstruction)
08 Skytech â€“ Intensity
09 Max Freegrant â€“ Olya (KhoMha Remix)
10 Mike Foyle presents Statica â€“ Shades Of Red (Club Reconstruction)
11 Rex Mundi â€“ Interstate Of Lightning
12 Aerofoil â€“ Caress 2 Impress (Markus Schulz Big Room Reconstruction)
13 Markus Schulz & Jochen Miller â€“ Rotunda
14 Wippenberg â€“ U R (Markus Schulz Big Room Reconstruction)
15 Who.Is â€“ Cryptanalysis
16 Markus Schulz presents Dakota â€“ Saints
EO favorite Markus Schulz unleashed his 4 hour marathon set on Afterhours.fm. He has been on tour show casing his latest album ‘Thought Become Things II,’ which is a must listen to all that haven’t. Be sure to catch the legend at EZF Friday September 2nd. Until then here is his set and track list.
01. David Tort – Jack it Up
02. San vs. Wendel Kos – Kiss of Life (Ibiza Sunrise Mix)
04. Markus Schulz – Fly to Colors (Carl B Remix)
06. Christian Smith – The Price of Freedoom (Markus Schulz Big Room Reconstruction)
07. DNS Project Featuring Madelin Zero – Another Day (Khomha Remix)
08. Tilt – The World Doesn’t Know (Arty Remix)
09. Mr. Pit – Shana (Duderstadt Progressive Dub vs. Coldharbour Intro Mix)
10. Beat Service – Outsider (Markus Schulz Edit) (more…)
The Norwegian Orjan Nilsen has been active and producing music since around 2006, but he has become a really big name in the trance scene this year with singles like ‘Go FAST!‘ ‘Mjuzik‘, ‘The Mule‘, and of course my now current favorite, ‘Between the Rays’. Trance at its finest right here! Released through Armind (Armada) 07-18-11.