Ferry Corsten: Once Upon a Night vol. 4

Ferry Corsten: Once Upon a Night vol. 4Maven electronic music master Ferry Corsten opens the book for a fourth spellbinding volume in his fabled ‘Once Upon A Night’ series. Over two exactingly structured, seamlessly crafted mix chapters, he chronicles his and Flashover Recordings’ latest clubland adventures. In addition to his own musical stock, the fourth edition features a wealth of new material from some of Holland’s most established label houses – Black Hole Recordings, Spinnin’ Records and Armada Music among them.

With this new edition Ferry has shifted the style sights – audibly travelling far beyond the exclusive province of trance. Expanding the ‘Night’s remit, he’s opened it up to embrace a wide span of electronic music, from which he draws on audio from both its best-known proponents and brightest young talent.

„Once Upon A Night’s pages have been reopened and Ferry’s again ready to let the music tell the story.

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Ferry Corsten: Once Upon a Night vol. 4

Ferry Corsten: Once Upon a Night vol. 4Maven electronic music master Ferry Corsten opens the book for a fourth spellbinding volume in his fabled ‘Once Upon A Night’ series. Over two exactingly structured, seamlessly crafted mix chapters, he chronicles his and Flashover Recordings’ latest clubland adventures. In addition to his own musical stock, the fourth edition features a wealth of new material from some of Holland’s most established label houses – Black Hole Recordings, Spinnin’ Records and Armada Music among them.

With this new edition Ferry has shifted the style sights – audibly travelling far beyond the exclusive province of trance. Expanding the ‘Night’s remit, he’s opened it up to embrace a wide span of electronic music, from which he draws on audio from both its best-known proponents and brightest young talent.

„Once Upon A Night’s pages have been reopened and Ferry’s again ready to let the music tell the story.

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RANK 1 – 13.11.11

RANK 1 - 13.11.11Rank 1 singles are gems every bit as much through their scarcity as their ability to send floors supernova. When the Dutch pairing of Benno de Goeij & Piet Bervoets have something to say studio-side though, it’s always worth listening to. 2013 has already brought the thrilling sonic compulsion of M.I.K.E. collaboration ‘Elements of Life’ and the big-room-boom/title-says-it-all ‘Floorlifter’.

Now though prepare for one of the most extraordinary, atypical, riveting, downright brilliant recordings you’ll hear this year. ‘13.11.11’ is its name… it’s BPM, runtime and its release date, all rolled into one. High concept, huh!?

Maverick as much by design as intent, ‘13.11.11’ rolls out with prog-trance force and tempo (131.111 bpms on the nose!), with its deep, sonorous bass-building atmosphere. Don’t think it’s going to hang around there too long though…

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RANK 1 – 13.11.11

RANK 1 - 13.11.11Rank 1 singles are gems every bit as much through their scarcity as their ability to send floors supernova. When the Dutch pairing of Benno de Goeij & Piet Bervoets have something to say studio-side though, it’s always worth listening to. 2013 has already brought the thrilling sonic compulsion of M.I.K.E. collaboration ‘Elements of Life’ and the big-room-boom/title-says-it-all ‘Floorlifter’.

Now though prepare for one of the most extraordinary, atypical, riveting, downright brilliant recordings you’ll hear this year. ‘13.11.11’ is its name… it’s BPM, runtime and its release date, all rolled into one. High concept, huh!?

Maverick as much by design as intent, ‘13.11.11’ rolls out with prog-trance force and tempo (131.111 bpms on the nose!), with its deep, sonorous bass-building atmosphere. Don’t think it’s going to hang around there too long though…

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Ad Brown & Hannah Ray bring out the new “Ready and waiting”

Ad Brown & Hannah Ray bring out the new “Ready and waiting”Through tracks like ‘As The Rain Falls’, ‘Boxing Gloves’, ‘Summer Tide’ and the unforgettable ‘Chasing Rainbows’, Ad’s unique brand of accessible vocal trance & progressive house has long enthralled dance floors.

The last half-decade has seen him release his inimitable brand of electronic music through many a marque label and imprint. It is through Black Hole Recordings though that Ad will graduate to album artist, with his forthcoming, hotly anticipated sound-prescription ‘Something For The Pain’. The first single produce from is the hypnotizing trance-translucence of ‘Ready & Waiting’.

Featuring the magnetizing vocal qualities of Brighton-based vocalist/lyricist Hannah Ray (who previously collaborated with Ad on the 2011 release of ‘Scared’), ‘Ready And Waiting’ takes their auditory partnership to the a new level high. On his Original version, Ad balances the moving bass undulation with the castaway drift and flow of his pads & chords, building an uber-chilled platform for Hannah Ray’s summoning lyrics and elegiac tones.  

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Ad Brown & Hannah Ray bring out the new “Ready and waiting”

Ad Brown & Hannah Ray bring out the new “Ready and waiting”Through tracks like ‘As The Rain Falls’, ‘Boxing Gloves’, ‘Summer Tide’ and the unforgettable ‘Chasing Rainbows’, Ad’s unique brand of accessible vocal trance & progressive house has long enthralled dance floors.

The last half-decade has seen him release his inimitable brand of electronic music through many a marque label and imprint. It is through Black Hole Recordings though that Ad will graduate to album artist, with his forthcoming, hotly anticipated sound-prescription ‘Something For The Pain’. The first single produce from is the hypnotizing trance-translucence of ‘Ready & Waiting’.

Featuring the magnetizing vocal qualities of Brighton-based vocalist/lyricist Hannah Ray (who previously collaborated with Ad on the 2011 release of ‘Scared’), ‘Ready And Waiting’ takes their auditory partnership to the a new level high. On his Original version, Ad balances the moving bass undulation with the castaway drift and flow of his pads & chords, building an uber-chilled platform for Hannah Ray’s summoning lyrics and elegiac tones.  

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RAW CUTZ HIP HOP SAMPLE LABEL launches

RAW CUTZ HIP HOP SAMPLE LABEL launchesRaw Cutz (www.rawcutz.com) is the fresh sample label from Erik Svahn and Matt Pelling, the guys behind Loopmasters and Equipped Music– it’s a fresh look at the  world of sampling through the eyes of those that have been involved with the sampling industry since its inception in the early 1990s.

Equipped Music and E-Lab has been around since the first wave of sample companies launched into the market in the early 1990s, and has always impressed producers with their creative flair and inspirational sounds – first releasing the X-Static Goldmine series, and then moving onto releasing timeless classics which included Smokers Delight, Premier Beats and Tokyo Soundscapes amongst many others.

Loopmasters from its inception in 2002 has marched in sync with the sudden explosion of popularity of the computer-based DAWs like Cubase, Logic, Propellerheads Reason and Ableton Live. Loopmasters populated the market of pro-quality sound design and was among the first to release samples from renowned performers, producers and DJs such as Deadmau5, Coldcut, Full Cycle, Mad Professor, Santé, Marshall Jefferson, Audiojack and many dance music icons. For the past 10 years, Loopmasters have provided customers with the best cutting edge samples and music software that money can buy… and the beat goes on!

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RAW CUTZ HIP HOP SAMPLE LABEL launches

RAW CUTZ HIP HOP SAMPLE LABEL launchesRaw Cutz (www.rawcutz.com) is the fresh sample label from Erik Svahn and Matt Pelling, the guys behind Loopmasters and Equipped Music– it’s a fresh look at the  world of sampling through the eyes of those that have been involved with the sampling industry since its inception in the early 1990s.

Equipped Music and E-Lab has been around since the first wave of sample companies launched into the market in the early 1990s, and has always impressed producers with their creative flair and inspirational sounds – first releasing the X-Static Goldmine series, and then moving onto releasing timeless classics which included Smokers Delight, Premier Beats and Tokyo Soundscapes amongst many others.

Loopmasters from its inception in 2002 has marched in sync with the sudden explosion of popularity of the computer-based DAWs like Cubase, Logic, Propellerheads Reason and Ableton Live. Loopmasters populated the market of pro-quality sound design and was among the first to release samples from renowned performers, producers and DJs such as Deadmau5, Coldcut, Full Cycle, Mad Professor, Santé, Marshall Jefferson, Audiojack and many dance music icons. For the past 10 years, Loopmasters have provided customers with the best cutting edge samples and music software that money can buy… and the beat goes on!

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Kris Menace Reveals New Album And Gif Video: ‘Mona’

Kris Menace Reveals New Album And Gif Video: ‘Mona’‘One year after MTV presented Kris Menace´s collaborative album ‘Features’, the incredible maestro of all things electronica returns with quite possibly his most stunning body of work yet – ‘The Entirety Of Matter’. Upon first listen the sheer emotion ploughed into Kris’ beautifully crafted futuristic synth-scapes is omnipresent. Joining the dots between melancholy and joy to tranquility and agitation, every track oozes with a passion, reinforcing Kris’ ability to capture raw feelings and magic them into beautiful, empathic musical pieces that tug hard on even the coldest of heart strings.

“Every once in a while an album comes along which changes everything….  I have put all my love into “The Entirety Of Matter” to make this something very special – possibly the most outstanding, unique and maybe the purest album I’ve ever made.” – Kris Menace

‘The Entirety Of Matter’ comprises of 12 instrumental tracks, each one with its very own futuristic gif animation designed by Mr Div aka Matt Divito, a Boston (USA) based motion graphic designer.

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Kris Menace Reveals New Album And Gif Video: ‘Mona’

Kris Menace Reveals New Album And Gif Video: ‘Mona’‘One year after MTV presented Kris Menace´s collaborative album ‘Features’, the incredible maestro of all things electronica returns with quite possibly his most stunning body of work yet – ‘The Entirety Of Matter’. Upon first listen the sheer emotion ploughed into Kris’ beautifully crafted futuristic synth-scapes is omnipresent. Joining the dots between melancholy and joy to tranquility and agitation, every track oozes with a passion, reinforcing Kris’ ability to capture raw feelings and magic them into beautiful, empathic musical pieces that tug hard on even the coldest of heart strings.

“Every once in a while an album comes along which changes everything….  I have put all my love into “The Entirety Of Matter” to make this something very special – possibly the most outstanding, unique and maybe the purest album I’ve ever made.” – Kris Menace

‘The Entirety Of Matter’ comprises of 12 instrumental tracks, each one with its very own futuristic gif animation designed by Mr Div aka Matt Divito, a Boston (USA) based motion graphic designer.

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