Andy Duguid talks about the music video for his new single ‘7even’

Andy Duguid talks about the music video for his new single ‘7even’Andy Duguid talks about the music video for his new single ‘7even’: „So here is the official music video for ‘7even’. Before you watch, I thought I’d give you a little insight into the song and the video.  As many of you know now, this song was inspired by the life of a little girl called Olivia Downie. I did not know Olivia like some articles have speculated but I was touched by her story as were many here in the North East of Scotland. At a young age Olivia was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. Over the years us local’s helped raise funds to help and send Olivia to Germany and Mexico to try alternate treatment when the UK’s hospitals could do nothing. It was whilst in Mexico she turned very ill and needed an air ambulance home. Within 5 days £150,000 was raised to bring her home where, sadly, she passed away age seven. 
On the day she died, I sat down in the studio to make a new track for the album. She was constantly in my thoughts, probably as I to had lost family due to Cancer. I started playing the keys of the piano very softly and childlike, almost as if like a child was playing. The music just fell together very easily and the inspiration just flowed.

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Andy Duguid talks about the music video for his new single ‘7even’

Andy Duguid talks about the music video for his new single ‘7even’Andy Duguid talks about the music video for his new single ‘7even’: „So here is the official music video for ‘7even’. Before you watch, I thought I’d give you a little insight into the song and the video.  As many of you know now, this song was inspired by the life of a little girl called Olivia Downie. I did not know Olivia like some articles have speculated but I was touched by her story as were many here in the North East of Scotland. At a young age Olivia was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. Over the years us local’s helped raise funds to help and send Olivia to Germany and Mexico to try alternate treatment when the UK’s hospitals could do nothing. It was whilst in Mexico she turned very ill and needed an air ambulance home. Within 5 days £150,000 was raised to bring her home where, sadly, she passed away age seven. 
On the day she died, I sat down in the studio to make a new track for the album. She was constantly in my thoughts, probably as I to had lost family due to Cancer. I started playing the keys of the piano very softly and childlike, almost as if like a child was playing. The music just fell together very easily and the inspiration just flowed.

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Richard Durand mixes Black Hole Recordings’ ‘Portrait’ CD for DJ Mag’s ADE issue

Richard Durand mixes Black Hole Recordings’ 'Portrait' CD for DJ Mag's ADE issueHaving mix-celebrated summer 2013’s high season with the release of ‘Las Vegas’ – his fourth In Search Of Sunrise album – into Autumn globetrotting spin-master Richard Durand is firmly back onto compilation ground. He’s mixed the ‘Portrait’ covermount for DJ Mag’s prestigious ADE issue; the first in the forthcoming series of Black Hole Recordings releases, which will profile the label. Featuring white-hot tracks and remixes from a host of EDM stars – Tiësto, Ferry Corsten, Aly & Fila, Solarstone, Roger Shah, Myon & Shane 54 and Giuseppe Ottaviani among them, the CD also features Richard’s brand new hi-power single, ‘Super Dad’.   

Bringing together the best of the current crop of releases from one of Holland’s most established and illustrious electronic music labels, ‘Portrait’ introduces a new album series incoming early 2014. The collection will chart year-by-year the musical history of the label, which was originally founded by Tijs Verwest (Tiësto) and Arny Bink in 1997.

On mixing the ‘Portrait’ covermount, Durand said: “as a producer, Black Hole Recordings is virtually the only label home I’ve known. As such I was delighted to be asked to put together ‘Portrait’s promo edition. It contains many tracks from producers whose music I’ve long supported, as well as some newer ones I’m very excited about.”

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Richard Durand mixes Black Hole Recordings’ ‘Portrait’ CD for DJ Mag’s ADE issue

Richard Durand mixes Black Hole Recordings’ 'Portrait' CD for DJ Mag's ADE issueHaving mix-celebrated summer 2013’s high season with the release of ‘Las Vegas’ – his fourth In Search Of Sunrise album – into Autumn globetrotting spin-master Richard Durand is firmly back onto compilation ground. He’s mixed the ‘Portrait’ covermount for DJ Mag’s prestigious ADE issue; the first in the forthcoming series of Black Hole Recordings releases, which will profile the label. Featuring white-hot tracks and remixes from a host of EDM stars – Tiësto, Ferry Corsten, Aly & Fila, Solarstone, Roger Shah, Myon & Shane 54 and Giuseppe Ottaviani among them, the CD also features Richard’s brand new hi-power single, ‘Super Dad’.   

Bringing together the best of the current crop of releases from one of Holland’s most established and illustrious electronic music labels, ‘Portrait’ introduces a new album series incoming early 2014. The collection will chart year-by-year the musical history of the label, which was originally founded by Tijs Verwest (Tiësto) and Arny Bink in 1997.

On mixing the ‘Portrait’ covermount, Durand said: “as a producer, Black Hole Recordings is virtually the only label home I’ve known. As such I was delighted to be asked to put together ‘Portrait’s promo edition. It contains many tracks from producers whose music I’ve long supported, as well as some newer ones I’m very excited about.”

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Solarstone Present Pure Trance 2

Solarstone Present Pure Trance 2Over the last 24 months the #PureTrance movement has swept through the world of electronic music, driven by its flag-bearer, Solarstone. First outlined by its debut mix-comp (still in Beatport’s bestseller chart one year after its release), Solarstone’s now ready to bring its essence into even clearer focus. Across 2 discs and 34, often exclusive or purpose-built tracks, Pure Mixes and Retouches, Solarstone and fellow Pure practitioner Giuseppe Ottaviani serve a future-proofed release that’ll be as relevant in your collection in 10 years time as it is today. With music from trance bedrock like Aly & Fila, John O’Callaghan, Darren Tate, Alex M.O.R.P.H., M.I.K.E. and Sied van Riel, it also features new rising talent including Suncatcher, Adam Nickey, Sneijder, Walsh & McAuley and Driftmoon. Standby to receive your trance refined, clarified and 100% Pure!

Solarstone sets the mix’s early atmosphere with some rolling gear from the harmonic end of Pure’s spectrum. The faraway tones of Adam Nickey’s ‘Perfect Destiny’, the trance-transcendent float of Aerium’s ‘Horizon’ and flute-like drift of Elfsong’s ‘Seldarine’’ form its opening minutes. Building the bridge skyward, Solarstone’s towering Pure rebuild of M.O.R.P.H.s ‘Eternal Flame’ and his retouch of M.I.K.E.’s ‘Respire’ open up the euphoric throttle.

Reaching its halfway point, Solarstone bomb-drops the deliciously ominous tones of his most recent Pure Mix of ‘Love Theme From Blade Runner’. Given sanction by the house of Vangelis’, alongside the Pure Mix of Zoo Brazil’s ‘Hearts A Legend’, it lends darker tones to the mix.

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Solarstone Present Pure Trance 2

Solarstone Present Pure Trance 2Over the last 24 months the #PureTrance movement has swept through the world of electronic music, driven by its flag-bearer, Solarstone. First outlined by its debut mix-comp (still in Beatport’s bestseller chart one year after its release), Solarstone’s now ready to bring its essence into even clearer focus. Across 2 discs and 34, often exclusive or purpose-built tracks, Pure Mixes and Retouches, Solarstone and fellow Pure practitioner Giuseppe Ottaviani serve a future-proofed release that’ll be as relevant in your collection in 10 years time as it is today. With music from trance bedrock like Aly & Fila, John O’Callaghan, Darren Tate, Alex M.O.R.P.H., M.I.K.E. and Sied van Riel, it also features new rising talent including Suncatcher, Adam Nickey, Sneijder, Walsh & McAuley and Driftmoon. Standby to receive your trance refined, clarified and 100% Pure!

Solarstone sets the mix’s early atmosphere with some rolling gear from the harmonic end of Pure’s spectrum. The faraway tones of Adam Nickey’s ‘Perfect Destiny’, the trance-transcendent float of Aerium’s ‘Horizon’ and flute-like drift of Elfsong’s ‘Seldarine’’ form its opening minutes. Building the bridge skyward, Solarstone’s towering Pure rebuild of M.O.R.P.H.s ‘Eternal Flame’ and his retouch of M.I.K.E.’s ‘Respire’ open up the euphoric throttle.

Reaching its halfway point, Solarstone bomb-drops the deliciously ominous tones of his most recent Pure Mix of ‘Love Theme From Blade Runner’. Given sanction by the house of Vangelis’, alongside the Pure Mix of Zoo Brazil’s ‘Hearts A Legend’, it lends darker tones to the mix.

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Black Hole Recordings Present MELLOMANIA Vol. 213 Mixed by Pedro Del Mar

Black Hole Recordings Present MELLOMANIA Vol. 213 Mixed by Pedro Del MarWith each new volume evermore keenly anticipated than the last, the Mellomania mix-compilation series has long serviced the harmonic, melodic & euphoric needs of the Trance Family. As Mellomania approaches its milestone 10th anniversary and 25th edition, series-mastermind Pedro del Mar is primed to whip the chill out of autumn with another immaculate collection of hothouse progressive and feel-great trance.

MM:23 fuses music from scene-elite like Tiësto, Dash Berlin, Roger Shah, Aly & Fila, Ferry Corsten & Giuseppe Ottaviani and John O’Callaghan. Also on board is audio from longstanding underground heroes – Andy Duguid and Andre Visior among them, as well as ready-to-break production/remix talent like Craig Connelly, Philippe El Sisi and Miroslav Vrlik.

A ten-year-standing cornerstone of switched on electronic music fans collections’ Mellomania’s latest edition sets sail on waters pacific with Pedro and Romanian producer Hoyaa’s purpose-built compilation overture. From the luminous ‘Club 23’ onwards every harmonically mixed soundwave gets bigger than the last as Pedro fires the mix’s engines with a hot-streak of anthems. Giuseppe Ottaviani & Ferry Corsten’s synth-serving ‘Magenta’, the vocal anthemics of Bobina & Ana Criado’s ‘For Who I Am’ and John O’Callaghan’s block-rocking ‘I’ll Follow’ all seize and energize the mix.

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Black Hole Recordings Present MELLOMANIA Vol. 213 Mixed by Pedro Del Mar

Black Hole Recordings Present MELLOMANIA Vol. 213 Mixed by Pedro Del MarWith each new volume evermore keenly anticipated than the last, the Mellomania mix-compilation series has long serviced the harmonic, melodic & euphoric needs of the Trance Family. As Mellomania approaches its milestone 10th anniversary and 25th edition, series-mastermind Pedro del Mar is primed to whip the chill out of autumn with another immaculate collection of hothouse progressive and feel-great trance.

MM:23 fuses music from scene-elite like Tiësto, Dash Berlin, Roger Shah, Aly & Fila, Ferry Corsten & Giuseppe Ottaviani and John O’Callaghan. Also on board is audio from longstanding underground heroes – Andy Duguid and Andre Visior among them, as well as ready-to-break production/remix talent like Craig Connelly, Philippe El Sisi and Miroslav Vrlik.

A ten-year-standing cornerstone of switched on electronic music fans collections’ Mellomania’s latest edition sets sail on waters pacific with Pedro and Romanian producer Hoyaa’s purpose-built compilation overture. From the luminous ‘Club 23’ onwards every harmonically mixed soundwave gets bigger than the last as Pedro fires the mix’s engines with a hot-streak of anthems. Giuseppe Ottaviani & Ferry Corsten’s synth-serving ‘Magenta’, the vocal anthemics of Bobina & Ana Criado’s ‘For Who I Am’ and John O’Callaghan’s block-rocking ‘I’ll Follow’ all seize and energize the mix.

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Betsie Larkin: All We Have is Now The Deluxe Edition

With the release of her first solo album, Betsie Larkin struck a major chord with electronic music audiences around the world. Enduring sales success, running twenty-two months straight followed, in turn spawning a string of top 10 charting singles. To do justice to its achievements, Premier Recordings are now poised to release the all-encompassing Deluxe Edition of ‘All We Have Is Now’.

Expanding to near three times its original length, it has burgeoned into a 30 track, three-sixty album compendium. Featuring ‘All We Have Is Now’s dance-floor delighting originals, the Deluxe Edition now comes complete with a galaxy of remix version-excursions and stunning official videos. Taking the album to artistic spaces far & wide are producer-elite like Ferry Corsten, Solarstone, Manufactured Superstars, Roger Shah, Andy Duguid, Giuseppe Ottaviani, Lange, Tenishia, Save The Robot and others. 
As Betsie herself says, “all we have is here!”    

In a lightning-fast four years, US singing/song-writing sensation Betsie Larkin has won fan hearts and festival minds with her soul-searching voice, intensely profound lyrics and spellbinding stage presence.

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Betsie Larkin: All We Have is Now The Deluxe Edition

With the release of her first solo album, Betsie Larkin struck a major chord with electronic music audiences around the world. Enduring sales success, running twenty-two months straight followed, in turn spawning a string of top 10 charting singles. To do justice to its achievements, Premier Recordings are now poised to release the all-encompassing Deluxe Edition of ‘All We Have Is Now’.

Expanding to near three times its original length, it has burgeoned into a 30 track, three-sixty album compendium. Featuring ‘All We Have Is Now’s dance-floor delighting originals, the Deluxe Edition now comes complete with a galaxy of remix version-excursions and stunning official videos. Taking the album to artistic spaces far & wide are producer-elite like Ferry Corsten, Solarstone, Manufactured Superstars, Roger Shah, Andy Duguid, Giuseppe Ottaviani, Lange, Tenishia, Save The Robot and others. 
As Betsie herself says, “all we have is here!”    

In a lightning-fast four years, US singing/song-writing sensation Betsie Larkin has won fan hearts and festival minds with her soul-searching voice, intensely profound lyrics and spellbinding stage presence.

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