Monday, July 26, 2021

Corrie Theron & Suzy Solar-Milestone [We Are Trance]


What does the word milestone mean to you? Usually it has to do with one's achievements over the years or even in a short period of time, depending on one's goals and good fortune. South African label "We Are Trance", owned and operated by South Africa's very own DJ/Producer with a dream, "Dirkie Coetzee", has been ascending the ranks of the genre over the years. Who would have thought that this month amongst all of the ordeals of the year there would be a cause for joy and celebration. Joyous as can be they have reached their hundredth release on the label. Now of course a milestone such as that had to be dealt with accordingly and so fellow South African artist and A&R of the label, "Corrie Theron" has teamed up with American artist and fellow A&R of the label "Suzy Solar", for an enticing new release. This happens to be the first collaboration between these two talented artists and is in fact Corrie's first vocal trance release as well so there's another milestone to celebrate the occasion also. Putting his production expertise to test while utilizing Suzy's uncanny vocal capabilities has brought us something truly divine. These two really conjured up something special indeed.

 From the very beginning the listener is thrown pleasantly aback by a swarm of uplifting moments, charging basslines, fairy-tale like melodies and pounding kicks alongside a sea of serene chopped female vocals. All of these elements are there to prepare us for our upcoming adventure in sound. Following close by we are pleasantly surprised by a medley of ethereal melodies comprised by violins, a collection of strings and the steady beat of the drums followed by Suzy's breathtaking vocal performance. Majestic, true, emotional and energetic as can be like the killer optimistic fueled leads that spring into the open much like a ferocious feline of the jungle itself. 

 Inspiring, big tune that perfectly encapsulates "We Are Trance's" moment of glory. A big round of applause goes out to Corrie and Suzy for their meticulous work on this incredible anthem! Here's to many more releases on the label!

Released: 23/7/2021

Label: We Are Trance 

Friday, July 16, 2021

Dan Thompson-Lost Soul [Coldharbour Recordings]


This trance mastermind is back with yet another euphoric super charger that will surely brighten up your summer nights. I am of course referring to English DJ/Producer "Dan Thompson", who has been on the ride of his life these past years. He has released a ton of superb originals, remixes and collaborations. For those of you who have followed his music quite closely you are certainly aware of his team up with fellow producer " Sam Brown" under their "Darkness Falls" project as well. All in all Dan has been steadily supplying us with killer tuneage and entertaining us regularly during the lockdown period with his marathon DJ sets on well known online platform "Twitch". Now he's back in the spotlight once more as he makes his imminent return to "Markus Schulz's" label "Coldharbour Recordings". 

 His new creation has been dubbed "Lost Soul" and will utterly blow your mind! As the track begins it quickly wastes no time to smell the flowers, charging ahead in full force like a prize horse competing in the race of its life. A plethora of effects are casually spread out amongst sturdy basslines, a swarm of ethereal female choir-like vocals and a surge of mesmerizing melodies. The break comes at the opportune moment, letting us have a breather, mentally recharging our batteries while clearing our mind from all the troubles of the past. The lush melodies and chopped female vox ultimately work a kind of magic upon us, soothing one's soul. The marvelous buildup that follows appears as if to signify a supercharged revival of one's self, ready to be hurled out in the world once more. Dan unleashes some unbelievably powerful leads and inspiring melodies which are brilliantly paired up with the phrenetic bassline and percussion that follows along turbulently. 

A high end tune that will work wonders in any surrounding you may find yourselves. It could be the club, home sound system or even energize you further as you enjoy your afternoon run! Another anthem from an artist that continues to amaze with every release and performance.

Released: 21/5/2021

Label: Coldharbour Recordings  

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Kris O' Neil-Canvas White [KONtour]


Danish DJ/Producer "Kris O' Neil" and head of prolific label "Avanti" is an artist who always manages to bring his A game to his productions. Many of his past releases have found a home on well known labels such as the mighty "Perfecto Records",infinite support from his peers and many of the scene's leading artists. He always seeks out and showcases some of the finest, eclectic tunes on "Avanti" as an A&R, therefore the quality of the label never fades. After a brief absence he is back with another fresh tune and it is in fact a rare breath of fresh air. "Canvas White" is the name and he literally has pulled out all the stops on this one, re imagining his sound on an empty palette of sound. 

 Soothing grooves flow through the air while the subtle percussion paves the way for moody basslines and upbeat male vocal snippets. The fresh inspiring melodies that break through the fog are soaked with hope, brightness and carry endless possibilities. The genius pair up that follows onward amongst the gloomy undertones and optimistically inclined melodies makes for a great contrast between modes and sounds. A sort of Ying Yang phenomenon if you will, a perfect balance among sound barriers that utterly excites the mind and soothes the soul! 

 Another fine slice of progressive goodness for the fans that will literally eat this one up!

Released: 25/6/2021

Label: KONtour