Paul van Dyk & Sue McLaren - Guiding Light

Let’s recap… because a whole lot’s happened in a relatively short space. Heralded by three clubfloor-natured singles, ‘Guiding Light’ - the tenth album collection from legendary electronic musician Paul van Dyk - was primed for release back in April. Then the proverbial wrench went into the…


In Search Of Sunrise 16 Mixed by Markus Schulz, Giuseppe Ottaviani & Sunlounger

Keeping the scene on its toes, last year’s ‘Search’ culminated in the November arrival of ‘ISOS’s first ‘winter edition’. With 2020 however, series-braintrust Black Hole Recordings have restored release balance to ‘In Search Of Sunrise’s force (they figured you could use the dependability!) As…


Cold Blue - Summer Chills

Different times mean different pleasures, which musically has taken producers to some less expected places of late. Not least Cold Blue, for whom the six months - following the December release of his debut album - have not been the anticipated ones. That said, another perspective on ‘Winter’s…


Mark Sherry, Scot Project & David Forbes - Outburst presents Prism Volume 3

It feels like an almost indecent amount of time since Mark Sherry served us a Prism collection… On second thoughts, there’s no “almost” about it – it has! Captain Outburst has been anything but idle though, spending the interim DJing, A&Ring, label running, ‘Confirm Humanity’-releasing,…


Orkidea - Pure Progressive Vol. 1

It took a shade under thirty months for Pure Progressive to rock past its one-hundredth release. That was time enough for the label to bring music from near enough every prog operator of note through its doors and onto floors. Penner, Barone, O’Glue, Saint-Jules, Schossow, Driftmoon, label honch…


The artist album evolved: A Sharper Edge by Craig Connelly

Whether the three years since Craig Connelly album-debuted with ‘One Second Closer’ feels long or brief is almost academic. For Craig himself the duration’s provided the ultimate in transformative phases, seeing him punch up from promising name to major contender. With the arenas and festivals…


Somna - Beside You

LP DEBUT FROM CANADA’S SOMNA DROPS MAY 8 // ‘BESIDE YOU’ – THE SINGLE – FEATURING NOIRE LEE ON RELEASE NOW // WIN AN ALL EXPENSES PAID TRIP TO A SOMNA EVENT OF YOUR CHOICE!! ‘Secret’, ‘Long Way Down’, ‘Stars Collide’ and its limitlessly touching Noire Lee-sung released-today title single have all…


Cosmic Gate - Universal Love

WAKE YOUR MIND DEEP RECORDS OPENS ITS DOORS WITH FIRST RELEASE FROM MARCUS SCHÖSSOW AND MATTHEW FELNER’S GARDENSTATE PROJECT Do not adjust your signal (or check your bit-rate, wifi reception, etc!), Cosmic Gate have punched up a track that takes them as far off the C.G. ‘grid’ as they’ve been in a…


Paul van Dyk - Escape Reality

On April 17 of 2020, Paul van Dyk will release his next long-form music project. It won’t however be the one you were expecting. An unprecedented move mirroring unprecedented times, Paul has placed the dancefloor-centric ‘Guiding Light’ album on ice until the day that clubbing starts to make sense…


Cosmic Gate Announce 'Wake Your Mind Sessions 004'

This time last year Cosmic Gate had to write you a big, fat ‘IOU’. Sat in the customary spring release slot for their mix-comp annual was ’Forward Ever, Backward Never’ - the group’s 20 years-crowning artist album. Priorities were priorities - they were sure you’d understand!! So #WYMS had to…


Zoo Brazil - For Sins And False Alarms

Stylistically classifying what Zoo Brazil does is a feat most John Andersson watchers gave up on time ago. Never out of design, a desire to confound or to duck the sound-du-jour, it’s simply a consequence of his deep-within musical wanderlust. As a result, more than the average, Zoo Brazil’s…


Cosmic Gate - The New Single - 'Your Mind'

Having blazed their 2020 release trail with a rework of Armin van Buuren’s ‘Something Real’, Nic & Bossi’s killer new production reaches stores & streaming platforms today. ‘Your Mind’s title tips a knowing wink at the WYM label, its mix-comp companion and Cosmic Gate’s long-standing…


Jam & Spoon featuring Plavka - Right In The Night (Johan Gielen + Morttagua Remixes)

Other tracks may have announced their arrival, but ‘Right In The Night’ was the one that poured the concrete that internationally cemented Jam & Spoon’s rep. The intoxicating, atypical combination of bass pulse, flamenco strings and Plavka’s smouldering song turned it into a pan-European chart…


Somna, ENZO & Roxanne Emery - Long Way Down

‘STARS COLLIDE’ FOLLOW-UP BRINGS NEW PERSPECTIVES TO UPCOMING ALBUM DEBUT, ‘BESIDE YOU’ With his Jennifer Rene-sung ‘Stars Collide’ release still crystal in the rear-view, Somna blazes more trail to his debut album’s door through ‘Long Way Down’. Co-written alongside US-producer Enzo and given…


Mr Sam featuring clAud9 - Cygnes (The Sun Decade, Sunlounger + Mr Sam' Reworks)

When it brought you its first tranche last month, Black Hole Recordings vowed full spectrum remix justice for Mr. Sam’s ‘Cygnes’. Come February and they’re back to make good on the promise! With Ferry Tayle and First State ably boosting the classic’s more uplifting & progressive sensibilities,…


Robert Nickson & Thea Riley - Feed My Soul

One of the few calmer, cooler moments amongst Robert Nickson’s otherwise floor-forging ‘Tellurian’ album, ‘Feed My Soul’ was something of an oasis. Notice we said ‘was’ there, as that’s no longer the case! Studio-side, at the beginning of the year, Robert re-alighted on the track and spotted an…


RAM - Essence Of Trance [25 Years of RAM]

DJ/PRODUCER RAM RELEASES BLOCKBUSTING 4XCD MEGA-COMPILATION, MUSICALLY CHARTING HIS 25 YEARS AT THE FOREFRONT OF TRANCE It’s no exaggeration to say that Dutch DJ, producer, promoter and label runner RAM has lived a lifetime of trance. 25 years (and a month!) since his first DJ booking, he’s been…


Paul van Dyk - New Single: Duality // Guiding Light Album Released April 2020 – Tracklist & Preorder Online Now

‘Guiding Light’ – the upcoming April-released album from Paul van Dyk – is heralded this week by ‘Duality’, its third single. To a considerable degree, its release is the outcome of a book - specifically Paul’s Im Leben Bleiben (Holding On To Life), which was published last year. Writing it helped…


Giuseppe Ottaviani Launches Live 3.0

New decade, new gear // Having changed electronic music’s live performance game once, 2020 sees Giuseppe Ottaviani primed to do it again. Using his Live 2.0’s ‘studio-in-a-suitcase’, the last few years have seen the Italian create the music (ultimately destined for his 2019-released ‘Evolver’…


Markus Schulz & Adina Butar - Indestructible

Hold your breath for this one! Having shared a life together through song title and lyric (not least ‘Breathe Me To Life’, ‘You & I’, ‘Universe Is Mine’ & ‘Muse’), soul mates Markus & Adina open another chapter today. Their first on-the-record since the ‘We Are The Light’-based…


John 00 Fleming - JOOF Editions With Grum @ The Arch

GRUM, PAUL THOMAS AND MARKUS SAALANDER TO JOIN THE ELECTRONIC MUSIC LEGEND AT BRIGHTON’S THE ARCH, FEB 22 Kicking off the new decade with the announcement of his next major Editions show, John 00 Fleming brings some all-important 20/20 to 2020! John’s longstanding mission to parachute the world’s…