Various Artists – ‘ASOT 950 Album’
Scorching basslines, soaring melodies and blasts of emotion. Ever since the beginning, the pillars of Trance music have always stood tall and proud. With every stadium-quivering event or blazing radio show episode, it gets increasingly clear that few things come close to the magnitude of the genre. And that’s exactly what Armin van Buuren set out to mirror with the official album of the upcoming A State Of Trance 950 events.
Filled to the brim with forty masterpieces from the genre’s flagbearers, grandmasters and brightest stars, ‘A State Of Trance 950’ reflects the heart of the 950 episodes of Armin van Buuren’s long-running radio show.
Markus Schulz x Adina Butar – ‘Indestructible’
Somna x LTN – ‘Dreamcatcher’
A blistering second single from Somna’s debut artist album comes in the form of ‘Dreamcatcher’. A collaboration between Somna and Indonesian producer and AVA regular LTN and it’s a thunderous triplet infused tech trance slice. Heard live at Dreamstate’s main stage, the track fuses together quirky melodies and heart pumping bass which culminate in an explosive climax making it an absolute weapon in a DJ’s arsenal.
EDX – ‘Adore Me’
Making his intentions known from the off, EDX’s tight beats, syncopated synths and deep bass stabs commence proceedings, providing the perfect backdrop to an ethereal female topline, which is introduced to frame the record with its undeniable euphoria. Complete with sweeping, arpeggiated harmonies and crisp production values throughout, ‘Adore Me’ is an impressive amalgamation of tough, upfront beats and melodic ‘hands-in-the-air’ rapture, providing an exquisite addition to one of the most remarkable artist discographies in dance music.
i_o – ‘NRG 444’
Nicky Romero – ‘Stay’
Omnia – ‘Generation’
A touch of summer sure to be welcomed with open arms, Omnia’s ‘Generation’ brings warmth and light to the table. Mixed with thrilling builds and catchy melodies, this track is sure to excite the gamut of dance music fans, no matter how young or old.
DIM3NSION – ‘Santa Cruz’
DIM3NSION continues to move boundaries in the darker side of Trance, now striking with ‘Santa Cruz’. Following up his recent bangers, this record is the perfect anthem to show that even in 2020, DIM3NSION’s music has no limits.
Mat Zo – ‘The Next Chapter’
“There was a period in the mid-2000s when trance was starting to get really dark. For ‘The Next Chapter‘ I wanted to rekindle that dark trance energy. I added the GQ sample (of him MCing at Westfest) because it reminded me of a drum and bass roller, but in trance form.”— Mat Zo
PLS&TY x Sean Kingston – ‘Very Special’
‘Very Special’ circulates on the audience’s feeling of either remembering or creating very special memories. Sean Kingston’s vocals play a major role in this tropical vibe summer track that will definitely be a favorite of the year. The track is a perfect mashup of Future Bass from PLS&TY and the island melodies that Sean Kingston never disappoints with.
Last Heroes – ‘Dreaming (ft. Luma)’
Melodic dubstep duo Last Heroes is back on Ophelia with their euphoric bass track ‘Dreaming’. The track combines the emotive vocal performance of Luma with heavy, glitchy basslines and powerful supersaws to create an ethereal sonic landscape.
Spag Heddy – ‘The Armageddy’
From smashing out monstrous bass tunes, to international tours, Spag Heddy has created a mega fan following around the world. Now, the Barcelona-based producer brings together his ruthless bangers for his new EP, ‘The Armageddy’, which features a more refined bass sound from the producer, who said he’s evolved his sounds a bit for this EP.
Bruno Martini x Avian Grays x TRIXL – ‘Save Me (ft. Mayra)’
“It is a very important song for me. It addresses a very current issue, which is this new reality that we experience, with social networks, with this illusion that we sometimes create. It also talks about anxiety, depression and frustrations in this world today, where everything happens so fast.”— Bruno Martini, about ‘Save Me’
Franky Nuts – ‘Time Is Running Out’
There’s no stopping Franky Nuts in 2020 as he continues his onslaught with another banger, ‘Time Is Running Out’. Once again showing that he is the most revered artist in the melodic dubstep scene, this new track features catchy vocal top lines, and his signature, instantly recognizable lead bass sound.
Alok x JØRD x DJ MP4 – ‘The Book Is On The Table’
A slick rework of JØRD and DJ MP4’s original viral hit of the same name, ‘The Book Is On The Table’ is an infectious dance track that utilizes Alok’s signature Brazilian bass sound. Featuring bouncy rhythms, rave sirens, and irresistibly catchy lyrics, the single is poised to make an impact on both charts and dance floors alike.
Whethan – ‘All In My Head (ft. grandson)’
Acclaimed producer, Whethan has released ‘All In My Head’ featuring alt-rock singer/songwriter grandson. This track showcases grandson’s rock inspired guitar melodies alongside Whethan’s signature synthesized production.
DESTRUCTO – ‘Loaded (Remixes)’
Le Cancre – ‘Dusty ’98 CD & X-Tasy’
French producer, Le Cancre (aka Manuel Blanchard) delivers his first techno release — ‘Dusty ’98 CD & X-Tasy’. This ultimate peak-time dancefloor weapon will take you back to the 90s with its pummeling beats, reverse bass, euro sounds and retro everything!
Purple Disco Machine – ‘In My Arms’
Regarded by the industry as one of the pioneers of nu-disco, Purple Disco Machine has once again meticulously crafted a funky, dance-floor ready classic with ‘In My Arms’. Filled with lush piano chords, synth stabs, the undeniable disco flavour, and all topped off with the unforgettable hook; “I can’t wait to have you in my arms again” — so electrifying that it feels instantly familiar.
Robbie Rivera – ‘In The Air’
Vincenzo Ramaglia – ‘La Parole 5 (µ-Ziq Remix)’
Lady Bee – ‘Roll It’
Responsible for an abundance of chart topping hits, Amsterdam’s finest Lady Bee signs to Sweat It Out for the release of her energetic new single ‘Roll It’ featuring the sharp and determined vocal stylings of long time collaborator Tima Dee. Known affectionately as the leading lady of the global bass and house scene, Lady Bee once again delivers the unique and powerful funk, oozing charisma and magnetism with punchy lyrics, and attitude to match.
Apashe – ‘Insane (ft. Tech N9ne)’
‘Insane‘ from Montreal-based producer, Apashe and legendary rapper Tech N9ne is out today via Kannibalen Records. This hot new record incorporates Tech N9ne’s signature “chopper-style” rap with Apashe’s classically inspired basslines and makes for a dancefloor banger right off the bat.