Articles tagged with: Black Hole Recordings
Over the course of this summer, two producers, each well known in other areas, have embarked on their own individual avant-garde musical journeys. Now, under the aegis of Black Hole Recordings, the inimitable styles of the two come together through the next single to be taken from the astonishing ‘Myrki Heima’ long-player.
Orkidea’s last single venture, the purer-than-pure ‘Purity’, stoked floor fires bright throughout the autumn. Drawing substantial deck & radio show rotation from Armin van Buuren and multitude of other tier-1 DJs, press-side it was hailed is as “a real treat!” with Tilllate scoring it a red-hot 9.5/10. The UK’s DJ Mag meanwhile described it as having a “doomy dash of ‘Bladerunner’ with several tablespoons of ‘Oxygène’ about it”.
In a touch under two years, Outburst has forged its way to the centre of trance’s agenda. Through sheer force of will, unrelenting quality & quantity of releases and pure dynamism of sound, it’s done what other label start-ups only dream of. It’s signed breakout singles, established new artists, defined its own sound and - in the process -cornered its own market. It’s also proved to be catalytic in the resurgence of its initiator, Mark Sherry.
The live-on-stage super-grouping of PureNRG has, over the last 12, months been one biggest headline-grabbing arrivals to seize the trance scene.
With perfect synergy, it has brought together the respective musical perspectives of Solarstone & Giuseppe Ottaviani, which has gone on to drop jaws in clubs from New York to Melbourne.
What, we ask, could possibly be better than the 2016 scene-setting ‘Grotesque Essentials – Winter Edition’!? Why the ‘Grotesque Essentials – Summer Edition’ of course! After all, where else can you find the leading musical lights of Aly & Fila, Ferry Corsten/Gouryella, Giuseppe Ottaviani, Orkidea, M.I.K.E. Push, (breath here!) John O’Callaghan, Andy Moor, Tiësto and Sied van Riel, all amassed under one mix-comp roof!?
RAM: three always-capitalized letters that scene-wide, for the last five years, have become synonymous with emotive yet ballistic trance. A man who has Amsterdam all-but running through his veins, his home city has provided the base from which to triangulate his Grotesque record label, parties and weekly radio show. Through an unstinting run of high-profile gigs and 7 successive Beatport Top 10 hits, the Netherlander has expedited his way through the ranks, establishing a position with which to challenge its highest echelons.
Over the last 5 months, through his Vs. The World' project, Richard Durand - one of the most respected and consistent names in the genre - has been searching out tomorrow's trance generation. We're talking about producers, composers, engineers, singers and lyricists. But that circle wouldn't be complete without... DJs!
He’s now ready to launch the next incredible phase of the mission. In a dream-come-true, once-in-a-lifetime-type opportunity, here's your chance to make your personal mark on the most respected trance compilation series of all time. You'll have the chance to tread where only Richard and Tiësto have stepped before… so read on!
ISOS guardian Durand (in cooperation with Black Hole Recordings) will be sharing the next release's limelight with one other DJ. And that DJ could be you!
14 months, 15 productions, bridging all 5 continents, powered by 1 imagination-capturing concept and 1 what-dreams-are-made-of contest - ‘Versus The World’ has been a bona fide production odyssey. The project has seen internationally renowned musician Richard Durand produce his way to the ends of the earth, working with regional EDM like-minds including Paul Oakenfold, Bobina, tyDi, Heatbeat and Protoculture.
Off the back of its boundary breaking regional ‘Richard Durand Versus The World’ contests, he’s uncovered a new producer class, pulling off one sensational pro-am co-production after another. Now the whole globe-spanning travelogue is brought together to create the finished article. This is ‘Versus The World’… The Album!