With over 25 years of studio experience, Dutchman Ferry Corsten has been among the trance scene’s most authoritative figures since he released seminal trance classics such as ‘Out Of The Blue’ (as System F) and ‘Gouryella’ (as Gouryella), and he now steps up to the plate to teach his craft to the next generation of dance music producers through his first-ever masterclass on Armada University and FaderPro: ‘In The Studio’.
Just a few weeks after after their appearance at the Rave Culture Thailand event, which they spent 15 days in quarantine for, Dutchmen W&W release ‘Gold’, the follow-up to ‘Rave Love’, and launch its music video sequel, teasing all kinds of special Rave Culture developments in the process.
When two of the scene’s labels join forces to spread the word of possibly one of 2020’s biggest dance tracks, it could be cause to get excited. It follows the success of KC Lights’ ‘Girl’, with has had radio plays at stations such as BBC Radio 1, and support from DJs such as Armin van Buuren, David Guetta, Hardwell and Tiësto.
‘Castles In The Sky’, the track from Belgian band Ian van Dahl, enjoyed quite the run in dance music land when it was released shortly after the turn of the millenium. Immediately catching the ears and eyes of the global dance music crowd, the record became a major hit in the United Kingdom, peaking at #3 in the UK Singles Chart and #1 in the Scottish Singles Chart.
Premiered during their ‘Cosmic Gate In Concert’ premium livestream, Cosmic Gate’s remix of Andrew Rayel and Olivia Sebastianelli’s ‘Everything Everything’ was recently released on Armada Music. Crossing over into the melodic techno space whilst keeping the trance vibe alive, the duo opt for a hybrid track with fluttering synths, deep vibes, surging drops and vocals that aim to pile on the suspense.
German producer and DJ Marco Niemerski, better known as Tensnake, has apparently over 70 million combined steams of his work to date. Having remixed artists including Dua Lipa, Aloe Blacc, Lana Del Rae, Azari & III, Pet Shop Boys, London Grammar and Duke Dumont, and working with three-time Grammy-winner Stuart Price, Nile Rodgers, Jamie Lidell and MNEK amongst many others, he returns with his second studio album entitled ‘L.A.’ named after the city that until recently he called home.
From the moment he emerged with ‘U Got My Heart’ in 2019, Clément Leroux aimed to set the bar high for anyone anticipating more of his sound. He drew from his own experiences with every track he put out, issuing snapshots of the bends in the road of adolescence and the ups and downs through musical narration. And now, the Frenchman recently unveiled the complete story of his path to independence and young adulthood in the form of his first-ever album: ‘Circle Line’.
Plastic pollution is still a problem of global proportions. The already plastic-ridden oceans have to endure an influx of eight million tons of plastic every year, and it has proven very difficult to decrease this amount despite numerous initiatives.
Few records are probably as evergreen as Felix’s ‘Don’t You Want Me’. Originally released in the summer of 1992, the record topped the charts in Finland, Spain and Switzerland, hit #1 in the US Hot Dance Club Play chart, made it to #6 in the UK singles chart and became a definitive staple track in the club scene for years if not decades. Now, UK artist Hannah Wants reinforces the track’s legacy by coming up with a rework of her own.