Airscape feat. Radboud: This is „Promise“

Airscape feat. Radboud: This is "Promise"With ‘Endless Forever’ kicking the year off (“Tune of the Month” proclaimed MIXMAG – “a track that fills every square inch of the biggest room!”) and the similarly colossal ‘Welcome Home’ ushering in the summer, the last 12 months formed a renaissance year for Airscape. As it draws to a close, Johan Gielen’s most celebrated alias prepares to place the last piece of the 2013 jigsaw. The third precursor single to be taken from his 2014 comeback album (forthcoming though Black Hole Recordings), this is ‘Promise’.

With accredited club classics like ‘L’Esperanza’, ‘Pacific Melody’ and ‘Amazon Chant’ long secured in his discography, 2013 has gone down as the rebirth of Airscape.

In its Extended and Instrumental versions, ‘Promise’ delivers all the auditory aspects that you have come to expect from its creator. Animated, ebullient melodies, yearningly beautiful harmonics, castaway chords & pads, all constellated around a floor-jammer of a production. Dealing ‘Promise’ its anthemic topline, the Extended Mix features the vocals of Johan’s fellow Dutchman, Radboud. Through the gifted newcomer’s straight-from-the-soul rock-ish phonics, production & vocal fuse to deliver on the ‘Promise’.

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Airscape feat. Radboud: This is „Promise“

Airscape feat. Radboud: This is "Promise"With ‘Endless Forever’ kicking the year off (“Tune of the Month” proclaimed MIXMAG – “a track that fills every square inch of the biggest room!”) and the similarly colossal ‘Welcome Home’ ushering in the summer, the last 12 months formed a renaissance year for Airscape. As it draws to a close, Johan Gielen’s most celebrated alias prepares to place the last piece of the 2013 jigsaw. The third precursor single to be taken from his 2014 comeback album (forthcoming though Black Hole Recordings), this is ‘Promise’.

With accredited club classics like ‘L’Esperanza’, ‘Pacific Melody’ and ‘Amazon Chant’ long secured in his discography, 2013 has gone down as the rebirth of Airscape.

In its Extended and Instrumental versions, ‘Promise’ delivers all the auditory aspects that you have come to expect from its creator. Animated, ebullient melodies, yearningly beautiful harmonics, castaway chords & pads, all constellated around a floor-jammer of a production. Dealing ‘Promise’ its anthemic topline, the Extended Mix features the vocals of Johan’s fellow Dutchman, Radboud. Through the gifted newcomer’s straight-from-the-soul rock-ish phonics, production & vocal fuse to deliver on the ‘Promise’.

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J-SOUL feat Andy Jaar present GLACE

J-SOUL feat Andy Jaar present GLACE‘A mystery wrapped in an enigma, bound in a monkey-puzzle’, was how one journalist recently described him. ‘An audio androgyny’, ‘a prodigy’, ‘a musician unregulated by stylistic borders’ – even ‘a genre-philanderer’. However he’s dubbed, one thing’s a given, he defies any pigeonhole. Welcome to the consciously, delightfully leftocentric, kaleidoscopic world of J-Soul.

As a musician, J-Soul’s intriguing sound waves have been emanating out of his native Russia with ever-greater resonance throughout the last half-decade. Over that time he’s cast an eclectic, electric musical spell through a string of releases and remixes on forward thinking labels like Re-Zone, Twisted Frequency, Curvve Records, Anjunadeep and a half dozen more besides. It is through Holland’s Black Hole Recordings though that he’s elected to make the jump to sophomore artist album. In a reversal of convention, highly characteristic of the artist, on ‘Glace’ J-Soul’s pulled off the mask to present Andy Jaar - the man behind these routinely breath-stealing stylistic leaps. The core to his music still echoes through his pen name though. This is music made of many elements, served many different ways, but always sourced from the Soul.

‘Glace’ the album starts fittingly enough with ‘Glace’ the track. A chasm-deep progressive journey, it’s alive with funkified bass, melancholically evocative analogue synthery, all wrapped in nouveau disco chic.

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J-SOUL feat Andy Jaar present GLACE

J-SOUL feat Andy Jaar present GLACE‘A mystery wrapped in an enigma, bound in a monkey-puzzle’, was how one journalist recently described him. ‘An audio androgyny’, ‘a prodigy’, ‘a musician unregulated by stylistic borders’ – even ‘a genre-philanderer’. However he’s dubbed, one thing’s a given, he defies any pigeonhole. Welcome to the consciously, delightfully leftocentric, kaleidoscopic world of J-Soul.

As a musician, J-Soul’s intriguing sound waves have been emanating out of his native Russia with ever-greater resonance throughout the last half-decade. Over that time he’s cast an eclectic, electric musical spell through a string of releases and remixes on forward thinking labels like Re-Zone, Twisted Frequency, Curvve Records, Anjunadeep and a half dozen more besides. It is through Holland’s Black Hole Recordings though that he’s elected to make the jump to sophomore artist album. In a reversal of convention, highly characteristic of the artist, on ‘Glace’ J-Soul’s pulled off the mask to present Andy Jaar - the man behind these routinely breath-stealing stylistic leaps. The core to his music still echoes through his pen name though. This is music made of many elements, served many different ways, but always sourced from the Soul.

‘Glace’ the album starts fittingly enough with ‘Glace’ the track. A chasm-deep progressive journey, it’s alive with funkified bass, melancholically evocative analogue synthery, all wrapped in nouveau disco chic.

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Solarstone featuring Lemon bring out „Lovers“

Solarstone featuring Lemon bring out "Lovers"With his Vangelis homage ‘Love Theme From Blade Runner’ firmly established as a hot favourite in end-of-year polls, Solarstone’s next single excursion sees the Pure Trance guardian dip back into the sonic riches of his latest album. Moving from ‘Love’ to ‘Lovers’, he’s teamed up with cult New York-based synth-pop outfit Lemon.

Across its Original versions, ‘Lovers’ is a knowing glance back by Solarstone at his formative musical years. Its production and vocals draw affectionate inspiration from a wide artistic palette, with Erasure, Depeche Mode, Roxy Music and Joy Division being just some of its many touchstone influences. Featuring introspective and deeply personal lyrics & vocals from Lemon’s frontman Roger D. Smith, ‘Lovers’ lays and layers them against crisp percussion, atmospheric analogue synths and brilliantly stagey drum rolls.   

Masterfully bridging the decades Solarstone’s new Pure Mix versions kick off ‘Lovers’ remix collection. Rushing up to meet 2014 club floors, throughout their intros they utilize high-impact kick-drums, echoing harmonics and the Pure Mixes’ leitmotif running basslines. Building potent levels of tension, the vocal affects a controlled burn on the drop before Solarstone hooks the swirling atmosphere and up-surging synths back in. Continue reading Solarstone featuring Lemon bring out „Lovers“

Solarstone featuring Lemon bring out „Lovers“

Solarstone featuring Lemon bring out "Lovers"With his Vangelis homage ‘Love Theme From Blade Runner’ firmly established as a hot favourite in end-of-year polls, Solarstone’s next single excursion sees the Pure Trance guardian dip back into the sonic riches of his latest album. Moving from ‘Love’ to ‘Lovers’, he’s teamed up with cult New York-based synth-pop outfit Lemon.

Across its Original versions, ‘Lovers’ is a knowing glance back by Solarstone at his formative musical years. Its production and vocals draw affectionate inspiration from a wide artistic palette, with Erasure, Depeche Mode, Roxy Music and Joy Division being just some of its many touchstone influences. Featuring introspective and deeply personal lyrics & vocals from Lemon’s frontman Roger D. Smith, ‘Lovers’ lays and layers them against crisp percussion, atmospheric analogue synths and brilliantly stagey drum rolls.   

Masterfully bridging the decades Solarstone’s new Pure Mix versions kick off ‘Lovers’ remix collection. Rushing up to meet 2014 club floors, throughout their intros they utilize high-impact kick-drums, echoing harmonics and the Pure Mixes’ leitmotif running basslines. Building potent levels of tension, the vocal affects a controlled burn on the drop before Solarstone hooks the swirling atmosphere and up-surging synths back in. Continue reading Solarstone featuring Lemon bring out „Lovers“

Sied van Riel presents „REALISM 2″

Sied van Riel presents "REALISM 2"The last 50 weeks have see Sied van Riel track-blasting his way around the electronic dance universe’s most prominent clubs, arenas and festivals. December 16th will see him transit 2013/2014 through the release ‘Rielism 2’. The follow-up to his much-champed 2011 debut mix-voyage, it’s worthy successor in every right and respect. The second realization of ‘Rielism’ brings a heritage-return to Sied’s best-known-for sound – that of atmospheric, floor-thriving progressive and powerful, cultured trance.

Seamlessly, harmonically and thrillingly mixed to perfection, it includes numerous box-fresh, never-heard-before tracks from some of planet Earth’s most talented electronic musicians. Incoming is music from the artisanal studios of Corsten, Tyas, O’Callaghan and Ottaviani, as well as hot-ticket audio from Aly & Fila, Bobina, Arctic Quest, Protoculture, Sneijder and a dozen + others besides. With many exclusives from ‘Rielism’s own anchorman, ‘R.2’ has already taxied for take off. So strap yourselves in, ensure your seat is in the upright position and secure any loose objects! Cos things are about to get as Riel as they can get.

‘Rielism 2’ embarks on its sound quest in smooth accent, courtesy of the astounding new SvR creation ‘Breathe Out’. A bona fide stylistic departure, its progressive transcendental-ism features the warm, indolent vocals of Danish songstress Signe G. It draws ‘Rielism 2’ up into an epic 160-minute-long sonic slipstream. Doubling as a near ‘mini artist album’, as it reaches cruising speed it unfurls much previously unheard/purpose built van Riel material. In and amongst its progressive thermals, trance glide-paths and tech/elec turbulence are his latest single ‘8 Decades’, the distinctive vocals tones of Chris Jones on their forthcoming ‘Share The Night’ and Evil Sardine’s ‘Cruisin’ (van Riel again, in intriguing, offbeat, anagram-ic form!).

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Sied van Riel presents „REALISM 2″

Sied van Riel presents "REALISM 2"The last 50 weeks have see Sied van Riel track-blasting his way around the electronic dance universe’s most prominent clubs, arenas and festivals. December 16th will see him transit 2013/2014 through the release ‘Rielism 2’. The follow-up to his much-champed 2011 debut mix-voyage, it’s worthy successor in every right and respect. The second realization of ‘Rielism’ brings a heritage-return to Sied’s best-known-for sound – that of atmospheric, floor-thriving progressive and powerful, cultured trance.

Seamlessly, harmonically and thrillingly mixed to perfection, it includes numerous box-fresh, never-heard-before tracks from some of planet Earth’s most talented electronic musicians. Incoming is music from the artisanal studios of Corsten, Tyas, O’Callaghan and Ottaviani, as well as hot-ticket audio from Aly & Fila, Bobina, Arctic Quest, Protoculture, Sneijder and a dozen + others besides. With many exclusives from ‘Rielism’s own anchorman, ‘R.2’ has already taxied for take off. So strap yourselves in, ensure your seat is in the upright position and secure any loose objects! Cos things are about to get as Riel as they can get.

‘Rielism 2’ embarks on its sound quest in smooth accent, courtesy of the astounding new SvR creation ‘Breathe Out’. A bona fide stylistic departure, its progressive transcendental-ism features the warm, indolent vocals of Danish songstress Signe G. It draws ‘Rielism 2’ up into an epic 160-minute-long sonic slipstream. Doubling as a near ‘mini artist album’, as it reaches cruising speed it unfurls much previously unheard/purpose built van Riel material. In and amongst its progressive thermals, trance glide-paths and tech/elec turbulence are his latest single ‘8 Decades’, the distinctive vocals tones of Chris Jones on their forthcoming ‘Share The Night’ and Evil Sardine’s ‘Cruisin’ (van Riel again, in intriguing, offbeat, anagram-ic form!).

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