GAIA – ‘Moons of Jupiter’
Today, marks the launch of the long-awaited GAIA album ‘Moons Of Jupiter’. The iconic two-man front line, DJ/producer Armin van Buuren and producer Benno de Goeij (Rank1) have been recording and producing since the ‘90s, the time when Armin van Buuren produced his signature song ‘Communication’, and when Benno de Goeij created masterpieces such as ‘Airwave’ and ‘Such Is Life’ as one half of Rank 1.
Their collaboration stems from 2006 and after producing numerous successful albums and a variety of hit singles together, the duo created a new electronic act that captures the synthesis between the old and new. GAIA is an alter ego that gives both producers the freedom to explore other universes that they normally wouldn’t go to in other projects.
Their first-ever album, ‘Moons Of Jupiter’, proves to fans music doesn’t have any boundaries. It’s made for music-fanatics who have learned to listen between the lines, which shines through in their unique live shows as they take listeners on a journey out of this world and into a new one exploring the universe that GAIA so thoughtfully created. Chances are you’ll find out that everything is connected beautifully one way or another. The music is created in a harmonious continuous loop, designed to be listened together as a beautiful story being told.
Estiva – ‘Eclipse/Perpetual’
Years spent putting in the hard yards have set up Steven ‘Estiva’ Baan for his new ‘Metamorphoses’ album, out on September 27th through Armada Music. As the title suggests, the
Netherlands native promises all forms of arena-sized clubbing with impressive versatility. Expressive in uniting progressive, trance, techno and all in between, Estiva targets your spiritual well-being as well as seizing that moment when the ride of getting into the music takes hold.
Using the crowds of Tomorrowland and Utrecht’s of A State of Trance as a testing area for his new amalgamation of album-shaping sounds, the controlled exhilaration of ‘Eclipse’ is, by Estiva’s own admission, “unconsciously written for Ibiza”. Subtle in the way it enters hearts and minds but conversely made so by powerful engineering, the breakdown is destined to make the masses bow at the church of the Dutchman. ‘Perpetual’ is a quiet storm doggedly bubbling under the surface, a second act of emotionally challenging soul expansion, coloured by synths warping and scurrying in out of your consciousness.
Roger Shah – ‘Magic Island: Music For Balearic People, Vol. 9’
Whether you’re a beat-seeker, heat-seeker (or both), we’ve got something the season simply can’t do without – a soundtrack! We now see Roger Shah reconvene his wandering band of multitalented Magic Islanders and musical set sail for the sun.
As ‘Magic Island’ approaches its landmark tenth outing, Roger’s again marshalled his crew of Balearic People for the 2019 trip. On this expedition you’ll find regular cohorts including Rene Ablaze, Pierre Pienaar, Bob Memphis, Clarks, David Broaders and others. Naturally, outside of Magic Island season, Roger’s expended his energies working on new summer-saluting material. You’ll find new pairings (many of them for the first time) with Stoneface and Terminal, Kristina Sky and others besides. As you’ve every right to expect, there’s also a renewed wealth from Roger’s best-known aliases — Sunlounger, High Noon At Salinas and Global Experience among them.
As per usual, each mix echoes a distinct time of day. Mix one setting you to recline back and enjoy a backdrop of the sun and sea, the beach, the lounge and the bar. While mix two drops you into the middle of an all-out club experience. Hear the sounds of the Balearic way of life now with Roger Shah’s latest compilation.
Solarstone x Lostly – ‘Landmark’
The debut match between Solarstone and Andre ‘Lostly’ Frauenstien sets up a thriller of a musical proposition. Sitting two melodically creative talents of unending ability side by side for the first time, in name and nature ‘Landmark’ earns its title-rep.
Opening with a mosaic of stirring pianoforte, the track’s overture belies the gathering club storm ahead. Richard and Lostly connect them to intensively building 303 and tenacious bass, interlaced with luminous harmonic accents. They build the case for ‘Landmark’s breakdown with ethereally lifting chords, summer-touched pads, keenly honed key changes and evocatively gleaming FX. Finally, at the point of greatest intensity, the pair coupe-de-grace with the whistlingly etherealism of ‘Landmark’s epic mainline.
Morgan Page and VIVID feat. Allé and Damon Sharpe – ‘Fire and Gold’
The king of American progressive house, Morgan Page returns with a massive heavy-hitter on Armada Music. Teaming up with Asia-based producer VIVID, songwriter Damon Sharpe and singer Allé, Page’s beautiful new single ‘Fire and Gold’ drops today for worldwide release.
As exquisitely crafted as you’d expect from a Morgan Page production, ‘Fire & Gold’ also brings into play VIVID and US lyricist Damon Sharpe, who gifts Allé an infectious topline. Brimming with club energy thanks to boisterous synths and driving percussion, the track also allows for moments of quality pop bliss, underpinned by warm piano and the gentle husk of Allé’s vocal.
Ruben de Ronde x Elevven – ‘Lucky Penny’
Coming from the hand of two acts that have been breathing in the Statement! air for quite some time, ‘Lucky Penny’ is the next instant crowd favorite coming from the label. From the high-octane bassline to the swirling arpeggios and the breathtaking breakdown, this magical production is what you get when fusing Elevven and Ruben de Ronde’s respectively signature sounds.
Tenishia – ‘Stella’
Straight from the ‘A State Of Trance 2019’ mix album to wrecking stages across the globe, Tenishia’s ‘Stella’ is an instant crowd favorite and evergreen Trance gem in one. Comprising everything from raw saw bass to shimmering melodies and a piano-led breakdown that brings mass euphoria to fans worldwide, this track shows exactly what trance music become a staple genre to begin with.
Simon Patterson feat. Lucy Pullin – Now I Can Breathe Again (Greg Downey Remix)
In the slipstream of the mighty ‘Retrograde’, Greg Downey returns to Who’s Afraid Of 138?! to wreak havoc on remix duty. Injecting his high-octane, melody-driven signature sound into Simon Patterson and Lucy Pullin’s ‘Now I Can Breathe Again’, the Northern Irish wonderworker does what he does best: cranking out blazing bangers.
Fluencee – ‘Skinny Dip’
Sometimes the inability to speak with fluency can limit artistic creation. That’s not the case for rising L.A.-based DJ and producer Fluencee whose next single, ‘Skinny Dip’ arrives just in time for summer to accompany your pool-side vibes. After being bullied throughout his childhood due to a lifelong stutter, Fluencee finally chose to own it by speaking fluently through his music — and has been doing so, song by song, building impressive accolades along the way.
Dysphemic – ‘Time Bandit’
Australian-based classical dubstep DJ/producer Dysphemic (Julian Treweeke) has arrived with the mind-bending track, ‘Time Bandit’. The track doubles as the lead single off his forthcoming 5-track EP, ‘Mind Bandit’ — out July 3rd. If you’re a fan of Mr. Bill’s glitchy soundscapes, you’ll enjoy this psychedelic production packed with energetic vocal chops and a meticulous top-line.
Luca Schreiner – ‘Favorite Stranger’ (feat. Scene Writers)
Luca Schreiner is a German electro-pop artist that has remixed officially for Alessia Cara, The Backstreet Boys, Kelly Clarkson, James Arthur and many more. His streams on Spotify alone clock in at over 95 million+. He’s also released his own solo productions on ULTRA Music, taken his sound to World Club Dome, ADE and is gearing up to play New Horizons this summer alongside names like Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike and Don Diablo. His new single, ‘Favorite Stranger’ is a collaboration with fresh vocalists Scene Writers, which is bound to be a hit with its summer release.
Jonas Aden x Mesto – ‘Your Melody’
Jonas Aden, Hexagon, Heldeep and Spinnin’ releasee has an all-new track out — ‘Your Melody’ with up and coming Revealed artist Mesto. Jonas has been receiving recent support from BBC Radio 1’s prestigious Dance Anthems with ‘I Don’t Speak French’. He’s also been supported by names including NERVO, Laidback Luke and KSHMR. Recently, he has officially remixed Zedd and Katy Perry to add to his extensive accomplishments.