Activa's 'Origins' Album Arrives This Month

Arriving a full decade after his last LP (2011’s ‘To The Point’), ‘Origins’ - releasing Oct 1, is the third album from UK artist Rob ‘Activa’ Stevenson. On the surface ‘Origins’ origin story is a relatively straightforward one. “Its main theme, states Activa is to re-represent the music I grew up…


John 00 Fleming & Fuenka - [Chapter 3] Corruption

As pretty much everyone in trancedom knows, John 00 Fleming is not adverse to the epic. There is though the epic and then there’s the EPIC, and there’s no prizes for guessing which of the two ‘Corruption’ falls into. Standing 17 minutes tall, the track is the third ‘Chapter’ from John’s…


Dennis Sheperd & JES - By My Side

You’ve gotta hand it to Dennis Sheperd… Still well inside the release year of his spiritually uplifting (and lockdown-cathartic) ‘Find The Sunrise’ LP and the German producer is already beginning to feed new, post-album material into the clubbing system. Opening a new chapter, ‘By My Side’ finds…


Cosmic Gate - Vertigo

THE DARK FESTIVAL ANTHEM IS AVAILABLE NOW FROM BLACK HOLE RECORDINGS With Chapter One of ‘MOSAIIK’ – their eleventh long-playing project - now released, Nic & Bossi take us into the Fall with a high frequency run of singles from the album. Unleashing a new track fortnightly, first out of the…


Activa & Jennifer Rene - Stranger

Having gone ‘Into Pieces’ for his Pure Trance Recordings diversion last month, September sees Activa resume those Black Hole release manoeuvres at pace. With that comes the final pre-release piece of the LP jigsaw, ahead of his artist album return next month with ‘Origins’. It may very well be a…


Hypnotised - A Journey Through Trance

HYBRID ALBUM & BOOK RELEASE EXPLORES THE BIRTH-TO-GOLDEN ERA OF ONE OF ELECTRONIC MUSIC’S MOST ENDURING GENRES Trance is a musical style capable of inspiring passions like few others, and one that - over its considerable lifetime - has been much-documented. Arguably though, never as…


‘In Search Of Sunrise’ Unveils Its All-Star 2021 Line Up // Markus Schulz Joined By Kryder and Kyau & Albert For The Series’ 17th Trip

Right on cue, August 27 sees the musical mark of high-summer return, and ready to soundtrack peak season with three more sunrise-portraying mixes! As ever ‘In Search Of Sunrise’s gatekeepers’ Black Hole Recordings have been meticulous in their selection of 2021’s questers. One shoe-in, naturally,…


Cosmic Gate’s ‘MOSAIIK' Chapter One’ Released // Duo Talk About The Background To Their New LP Project,

It’s here - the first Chapter of Cosmic Gate’s new dual album release drops onto stores and streams today. Following the release of their ‘20 Years – Forward Ever, Backward Never’ LP in 2019, the GRAMMY nominated duo are again set to challenge the conventional thinking of what Cosmic Gate ‘are’.…


Activa & Shelley Segal - Fall In

With his ‘Polestar’ single’s still plenty visible in the release rear-view, Activa adds a swift-heeled follow-up to summer’s equation. ‘Fall In’ joins the Shannon Hurley-sung ‘Return To Life’ and the instrumental ‘Polestar’ in scene-setting Rob Stevenson’s new, upcoming (due-2021) artist album.…


Cosmic Gate Feat. Diana Miro - Nothing To Hide

With the ‘MOSAIIK Chapter One’ LP set to hit stores and streaming platforms on August the 20th, the third precursor single from Cosmic Gate’s new album arrives today. The track features the swiftest of returns for Diana Miro, who made a seismic vocal impact on Cosmic Gate’s ‘Blame’ single earlier…


Cosmic Gate Confirm Release Date For New Artist Album, ‘MOSAIIK’ // Available August 20 from Black Hole Recordings

On August 20, Cosmic Gate will release the first stage of their hotly anticipated new artist album. Trailed throughout the early parts of 2021 by vanguard single releases and stunning livestreams, ‘MOSAIIK’ will platform nine sensational cuts from the GRAMMY nominated duo. Mirroring the same…


BT & April Bender - Windows - Inc. Omnia, Sean Darin and Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley remixes

Some can deliver message; some can deliver anthem, but very few can do both… and within just one track, well that takes a special kind of producer indeed. Lucky then that we’re blessed with the endlessly creative Brian Transeau, who’s singled out just that kind of track from his 2020, ‘The Lost…


Activa follows up 'Return To Life' with powerful instrumental cut, 'Polestar'

Less a tip-of-the-hat to Volvo’s new electric vehicle and more (we guess at least!) a salute to Polestars of the more celestial variety, Activa draws inspiration from the heavens to bring us his epic-in-scale-&-sound latest. With it Rob Stevenson plays another highly anticipated single card…


Cosmic Gate - Feel It (AVIRA Remix)

There’s no doubt about it, we’re all starting to Feel something again! Three weeks back, through the mighty medium of their Mexico Sundowner rooftop show from San Miguel De Allende, Cosmic Gate presented fans with ‘MOSAIIK’s second single. Evidently whetting appetites for their later-in-2021…


Kryder & Natalie Shay - Rapture

‘Rapture’… Yeah, that’s right, that ‘Rapture’. The one that 20 years back saw iiO (Markus Moser & Nadia Ali) usher in a cooler, deeper, more imaginative era of dance music songwriting. Since it’s been a piece of music that everyone from Avicii to Nadia herself have returned to, as ‘Rapture’…


Christian Burns - Love Songs from Suburbia

ARTIST ALBUM #2 FROM THE FORMER BBMAK SINGER ARRIVES JUNE 04 “Hope”, says Christian Burns - “if there’s one word that sums this album up, that’d be it”. Now if this sounds unduly upbeat given our times, bear-with - the context will become much clearer. The story of ‘Love Songs From Suburbia’…


Pavel Khvaleev & Blackfeel Wite - Chasing Dreams

After the ink-black solo trip that was March’s ‘Space Odyssey’, Pavel Khvaleev’s returns to Earth this week with an altogether more communal affair. It’s a release that reconnects him with an artist with whom he shares a long studio history, now dating back a decade or more. Together with…


John 00 Fleming - Chapter 2 - The Finding

NEXT EPISODE IN JOOF’S 2021 SINGLE CHRONICLE ARRIVES TODAY In mightily unambiguous form, March saw John 00 Fleming’s end his two-year release sabbatical with ‘The Explorer’. Given its ‘Chapter 1’ prefix, at least something of what was to follow could be divined. With Mr. Fleming playing most of…


Conjure One & Jaren - Animals

Rhys Fulber may not make them all that often, but when he does, they’re never less than extraordinary. Having had the Conjure cause on pause since the ‘Holoscenic’ LP six years back, he’s now set to affect a frontline return for his celebrated alter ego. With a release force that – further into…


Solarstone & Orkidea - Slowmotion VI

Serializing singles have been a part of the electronic music landscape since Dave Clarke’s started adding numbers to his legendary ‘Red’ releases. There’s never been a sequence quite as enduringly and era-reflecting as Solarstone and Orkidea’s ‘Slowmotion’ series though. Essentially a musical…


Roger Shah - Magic Island - Music For Balearic People Vol. 10

2021 SUMMER GATEWAY VOLUME RELEASED ON MAY 28TH When it comes to premium music-compilation series, there are few better indicators of merit than hitting double digits. Prizes, praises and plaudits all have their place, but in the realm of mixcomp, nothing beats enduring popularity. In building the…