In Trance We Trust 020 by Menno de Jong, Mike Saint-Jules & Sneijder

With of one of the richest label histories in electronic music – stretching back over an astonishing 600+ single releases and 19 mix-comps, its credo is enshrined in its name. In Trance We Trust’s list of former compilation mixers includes hall-of-famers and revered underground legends alike – Bobina, Johan Gielen, Misja Helsloot, Cor Fijneman and Mark Norman to name but a handful. Its singles discography reads more like an A to Z encyclopaedia of trance music’s producers and remixers.

On May 26th In Trance We Trust will release their extraordinary twentieth mix-comp. Commemorating this landmark is a job too formidable for any one DJ… So they’ve hired 3!

In a first for the series an In Trance We Trust compilation will field a disc trilogy, mixed by a troika of the scene’s most steadfast trance quartermasters. Collectively, Menno de Jong, Mike Saint-Jules & Sneijder have built 3 mixes that serve all-out justice to ITWT’s long established compilation history.

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In Trance We Trust 020 by Menno de Jong, Mike Saint-Jules & Sneijder

With of one of the richest label histories in electronic music – stretching back over an astonishing 600+ single releases and 19 mix-comps, its credo is enshrined in its name. In Trance We Trust’s list of former compilation mixers includes hall-of-famers and revered underground legends alike – Bobina, Johan Gielen, Misja Helsloot, Cor Fijneman and Mark Norman to name but a handful. Its singles discography reads more like an A to Z encyclopaedia of trance music’s producers and remixers.

On May 26th In Trance We Trust will release their extraordinary twentieth mix-comp. Commemorating this landmark is a job too formidable for any one DJ… So they’ve hired 3!

In a first for the series an In Trance We Trust compilation will field a disc trilogy, mixed by a troika of the scene’s most steadfast trance quartermasters. Collectively, Menno de Jong, Mike Saint-Jules & Sneijder have built 3 mixes that serve all-out justice to ITWT’s long established compilation history.

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Airscape: Manami’s Theme

With ‘Endless Forever’, ‘Welcome Home’ and year kiss-off ‘Promise’, 2013 saw Airscape deliver a flawless run of uplifting sun-seeking trance. Acting as the precursor to a new Airscape LP, the Dutch outfit drew fan delight and press applause (“a track that fills every square inch of the biggest room!” proclaimed MIXMAG on ‘Endless Forever’ – “Tune of the Month”) in equal measures.

Now, with the epic entrancement of ‘Manami’s Theme’, production masterminds Johan Gielen and Virtual Vault are back. With the bit firmly between their teeth, they’re ready to do even more floor damage in 2014 than they did in 2013!

With more than a hint of the Orient in both its title and sonics, ‘Manami’s Theme’ sets up with battle-ready drums, rolling, Richter-scale-registering bass and echoing sub-riffs.

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Airscape: Manami’s Theme

With ‘Endless Forever’, ‘Welcome Home’ and year kiss-off ‘Promise’, 2013 saw Airscape deliver a flawless run of uplifting sun-seeking trance. Acting as the precursor to a new Airscape LP, the Dutch outfit drew fan delight and press applause (“a track that fills every square inch of the biggest room!” proclaimed MIXMAG on ‘Endless Forever’ – “Tune of the Month”) in equal measures.

Now, with the epic entrancement of ‘Manami’s Theme’, production masterminds Johan Gielen and Virtual Vault are back. With the bit firmly between their teeth, they’re ready to do even more floor damage in 2014 than they did in 2013!

With more than a hint of the Orient in both its title and sonics, ‘Manami’s Theme’ sets up with battle-ready drums, rolling, Richter-scale-registering bass and echoing sub-riffs.

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Maarten de Jong present „Red & White“

Back in November Maarten de Jong shredded dancefloors globally with his ‘Face The World’ thunder child. “Tech-trance that’s not for the faint of heart” said DJ Mag, further ‘cautioning’ that the track was “Mad, bad and just a little bit dangerous to know!” Now, with his new studio creation, all the signs are there that he’s done the impossible and topped it. The ultra-talented Hollander has produced a track that draws on all the stylistic colours of the trance flag and, with the dexterity of a juggler, worked them into one extraordinary piece of music.
From the off ‘Red & White’s Original Mix fields fierce tech-trance tremor and Richter Scale-registering, super-subby LFO. Building it tall with one high impact part after another, Maarten uses cascading spacey sub-riff chimes and ebullient progressive house synth lines to generate its lift. Finally, just when you thought it couldn’t possibly get any bigger, he sneakily whips its tech boom back in for a final ‘gotcha’ moment!
Giving the track their Single of the Month award, MIXMAG said: “‘Red & White’ might be the track M.D.J. was born to produce. Its appeal is as instant as any trancer inside the last year, striking three lightning-bolt moments almost as quickly as you click ‘start’. From there it’s one slap-the-brakes element after another.

Complexly programmed drum & percussion rhythms, Vangelis-worthy sci-fi-like melodies and salient uplifting synths – its all here. There’s even a ‘surprise’ second drop whose combustive tech-trance fission sends it positively Nakatomi Plaza.”

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Maarten de Jong present „Red & White“

Back in November Maarten de Jong shredded dancefloors globally with his ‘Face The World’ thunder child. “Tech-trance that’s not for the faint of heart” said DJ Mag, further ‘cautioning’ that the track was “Mad, bad and just a little bit dangerous to know!” Now, with his new studio creation, all the signs are there that he’s done the impossible and topped it. The ultra-talented Hollander has produced a track that draws on all the stylistic colours of the trance flag and, with the dexterity of a juggler, worked them into one extraordinary piece of music.
From the off ‘Red & White’s Original Mix fields fierce tech-trance tremor and Richter Scale-registering, super-subby LFO. Building it tall with one high impact part after another, Maarten uses cascading spacey sub-riff chimes and ebullient progressive house synth lines to generate its lift. Finally, just when you thought it couldn’t possibly get any bigger, he sneakily whips its tech boom back in for a final ‘gotcha’ moment!
Giving the track their Single of the Month award, MIXMAG said: “‘Red & White’ might be the track M.D.J. was born to produce. Its appeal is as instant as any trancer inside the last year, striking three lightning-bolt moments almost as quickly as you click ‘start’. From there it’s one slap-the-brakes element after another.

Complexly programmed drum & percussion rhythms, Vangelis-worthy sci-fi-like melodies and salient uplifting synths – its all here. There’s even a ‘surprise’ second drop whose combustive tech-trance fission sends it positively Nakatomi Plaza.”

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Maarten de Jong present „Red & White“

Back in November Maarten de Jong shredded dancefloors globally with his ‘Face The World’ thunder child. “Tech-trance that’s not for the faint of heart” said DJ Mag, further ‘cautioning’ that the track was “Mad, bad and just a little bit dangerous to know!” Now, with his new studio creation, all the signs are there that he’s done the impossible and topped it. The ultra-talented Hollander has produced a track that draws on all the stylistic colours of the trance flag and, with the dexterity of a juggler, worked them into one extraordinary piece of music.
From the off ‘Red & White’s Original Mix fields fierce tech-trance tremor and Richter Scale-registering, super-subby LFO. Building it tall with one high impact part after another, Maarten uses cascading spacey sub-riff chimes and ebullient progressive house synth lines to generate its lift. Finally, just when you thought it couldn’t possibly get any bigger, he sneakily whips its tech boom back in for a final ‘gotcha’ moment!
Giving the track their Single of the Month award, MIXMAG said: “‘Red & White’ might be the track M.D.J. was born to produce. Its appeal is as instant as any trancer inside the last year, striking three lightning-bolt moments almost as quickly as you click ‘start’. From there it’s one slap-the-brakes element after another.

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Maarten de Jong present „Red & White“

Back in November Maarten de Jong shredded dancefloors globally with his ‘Face The World’ thunder child. “Tech-trance that’s not for the faint of heart” said DJ Mag, further ‘cautioning’ that the track was “Mad, bad and just a little bit dangerous to know!” Now, with his new studio creation, all the signs are there that he’s done the impossible and topped it. The ultra-talented Hollander has produced a track that draws on all the stylistic colours of the trance flag and, with the dexterity of a juggler, worked them into one extraordinary piece of music.
From the off ‘Red & White’s Original Mix fields fierce tech-trance tremor and Richter Scale-registering, super-subby LFO. Building it tall with one high impact part after another, Maarten uses cascading spacey sub-riff chimes and ebullient progressive house synth lines to generate its lift. Finally, just when you thought it couldn’t possibly get any bigger, he sneakily whips its tech boom back in for a final ‘gotcha’ moment!
Giving the track their Single of the Month award, MIXMAG said: “‘Red & White’ might be the track M.D.J. was born to produce. Its appeal is as instant as any trancer inside the last year, striking three lightning-bolt moments almost as quickly as you click ‘start’. From there it’s one slap-the-brakes element after another.

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Barrakud Festival announces an exclusive 500-person festival in Corfu

Barrakud festival reveals a new spin off event on the Greek Island of Corfu. Swapping the sun-drenched coastline of Croatia for the crystal blue seas of Corfu, Barrakud takes music lovers on an #extendedexperience for 6 days of beach parties, boat parties, pool parties and club nights in a true Mediterranean paradise.

What’s more, this magical party experience will be exclusive to 500 lucky ticket holders, offering them a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see some of electronic music’s brightest stars perform an intimate set in some of the most breathtaking surroundings known to man.

From white sandy beaches to stunning natural landscapes, the party will move with the people, traversing the island from top to bottom.

Every day a new beach, a new landscape, creating 6 different temporary venues all soundtracked by a carefully curated group of electronic music artists at the top of their game.

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Barrakud Festival announces an exclusive 500-person festival in Corfu

Barrakud festival reveals a new spin off event on the Greek Island of Corfu. Swapping the sun-drenched coastline of Croatia for the crystal blue seas of Corfu, Barrakud takes music lovers on an #extendedexperience for 6 days of beach parties, boat parties, pool parties and club nights in a true Mediterranean paradise.

What’s more, this magical party experience will be exclusive to 500 lucky ticket holders, offering them a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see some of electronic music’s brightest stars perform an intimate set in some of the most breathtaking surroundings known to man.

From white sandy beaches to stunning natural landscapes, the party will move with the people, traversing the island from top to bottom.

Every day a new beach, a new landscape, creating 6 different temporary venues all soundtracked by a carefully curated group of electronic music artists at the top of their game.

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