“We didn’t set out to create the most definitive Cosmic Gate releases ever”, imparts Nic Chagall, when talking about the process behind his and Bossi’s latest album project. “It is how it turned out though”. “With each week that passed, Bossi picks up “and each track we finished over its 12-month timeline, we became evermore aware of how fundamentally ‘Cosmic Gate’ the developing album sounded. Who knows?” he ventures, “maybe these’ll be the ones that, over time, people will hold up and say: “hey, this is what Cosmic Gate are all about”.
Concluding an extraordinary 2016, Stockholm-born/LA-based producer Danny ‘Novaspace’ Coggin has received his first platinum disc award. The most recent signing to Markus Schulz’s Schulz Music Group has been recognized for his work on the 1 million selling / 6 million streaming ‘Redefined’ radio smash, which he produced & engineered for Australian artist TyDi.
Life. There are few guarantees. A Pure Trance event however is one of them. Indeed one you can bet your night on. Zero genre hybridizations, no clunky stylistically convulsions and an outright ban on artistic vanity - all fitted as standard. And, as ever, maintaining the highest vigilance over this virtuosity is P.T.’s mastermind and arch arbiter of trance purity, Solarstone.
“Prophet”, “visionary”; “maven”, “auteur”: when it comes to descriptions of the renowned, Brian Transeau’s likely heard them all. Engineer of ‘IMA’, ‘ESCM’, ‘Movement In Still Life’ and others - his discography is lined with albums that qualify amongst electronic music’s most seminal. Now, in a continuance of his more experimental/theoretical releases, BT has crafted a spiritual successor to works like 2006’s ‘This Binary Universe’ and 'If The Stars Were Eternal' (2012).
Brave. Benevolent. Determined. The heroes of everyday life surround us, and collectively, their actions together weave the unbreakable fabric of humanity.
In an era when popular music consumption is characterized by singles and track-driven acquisition, Alex M.O.R.P.H. climbs out on a limb by releasing a meticulously crafted original studio album of 18 tracks created during nearly a year of artistic inspiration. The album title pays homage to the everyday heroes – seen and unseen, lauded and not, large and tiny – who surround us. The album is an ode to the people who comprise the cloth of modern-day society and it is upon them that each of us lean in some way or another, at one point or another, throughout our lives. Alex M.O.R.P.H.’s Not All Superheroes Wear Capes (VANDIT) album is out now.
If it feels like Eco has fallen somewhat release-quiet of late, well it’s not without good reason. Until a few years ago a veritable dynamo, no trance season was quite complete without a complement of his singles. As quixotically beautiful as their titles were intriguingly cryptic & enigmatic, ‘The Light In Your Eyes Went Out’, ‘Walkabout’, ‘A Million Sounds, A Thousand Smiles’, ‘Staring At The Sea’ and dozens of others came to rank amongst trance’s most imaginative and esoteric.