Credited along with Simon Patterson for the recent revival of Goa and Psy-Trance, Jordan Suckley has been leaving his mark on trance this year. From his groundbreaking Essential Mix to his very own Damaged Radio show, Suckley keeps serving up that dosage of trance that all of us TranceFamily members have beencraving. He recently released a new track called “Elation,” and we couldn’t have thought of a more fitting title for the spellbinding mover. He first debuted the track back in July at Global Gathering UK, and after much pressing by his fans he finally released it on Beatport last month via Damaged Records. Characterized by uplifting melodies and celestial vocals, it’s the type of trance that hits you right in the feels.
Trance Family members in South Florida will have more than just cooler weather to look forward to next month. Vandit label boss and trance visionary Paul Van Dyk will be flying south to perform at Passion Nightclub at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, FL.
If you've never seen the master at work behind the decks, then you'll definitely want to think twice before making other plans on this night. Grammy-nominated and revered by music afficionados across the globe, Van Dyk has shattered boundaries as a pioneer in the electronic music scene, and has earned more accolades for his groundbreaking work than most living artists, including the DJ Magazine's title of #1 DJ in the world.
Catch him at Passion on Saturday, November 8th.
Fresh off of the release of his #1 album, ‘Neon Future I,’ Steve Aoki has dropped the video for his latest single, “Delirious(Boneless).” The single, a collaboration with Chris Lake & Tujamo, which also features rising rapper Kid Ink, is a bouncy, hip-hop infused but still thoroughly EDM record, that is a surefire party starter. The Golden Wolf directed visual is a pure psychedelic experience, with everything from floating eyeballs to furry cyclopses that must simply be watched to be truly appreciated. The clip is entertaining from start to finish, and as a result of watching the visual, one may truly end up in a state of delirium.
Brooklyn-based producer Andrew Bayer is one of those few artists who doesn't stick to conventions.
Bayer's work ranges across a plethora of genres, from the deep house of The Taxi Driver EP to the diverse electronica of his critically-acclaimed If It Were You, We'd Never Leave album in 2013.
Signed to his favorite record label Anjunabeats in 2010, fans and critics alike have called him a genius and an artist's artist. In contrast to other producers of late, who seem to release tracks in the blink of an eye, Bayer pays careful attention to detail and takes his time to insure that every release is filler-free and perfectly orchestrated.
Dada Life made their debut in Gainesville at Level nightclub September 17th as part of their Back to School tour. Unfortunately, the Swedish duo was missing Olle Cornéer due to medical issues, but that didn’t stop Stefan Engblom from putting on an unforgettable performance and bringing forth Dada Land in its entirety. With the release of Dada Life’s newest track “One Smile,” it was fitting that Stefan was in attendance as the song is based off his impeccable grin. Stefan was able to meet after the show and talk more about the tour over cheap champagne, bananas and a veggie platter. Because what kind of venue doesn’t provide a veggie platter anyway?
Just last month, Brooklyn-by-way-of-Miami resident Panic Bomber gave us a bumping bass line and sexy throwback underground vibe with his summer hit “Question." Now, he has decided to dive back into his old crate of records, only this time he's turned the clock back to that very special age of solid gold soul.
Pulling the vocals from the similarly named Flamingos’ hit, Panic Bomber transforms the soul classic into his own dark and meandering bass-pumping driver. Despite the synths and heavy percussion, PB keeps the original vocals, giving us that sense of nostalgia that we've come to love across his most recent releases. The verdict: Panic Bomber has once again delivered a hit best suited for bouncing off the walls of intimate lounges, house parties and big nightclubs alike.
It isn’t surprising that OWSLA‘s Nest HQ rising talent, Durante, has produced a track based off pure originality. “Slow Burn” officially released on Nest HQ September 15th combines sensual and bouncy beats that is sure to ignite therapeutic remedy or add serious flare to your grind playlist. Either which way, this track, featuring the melodic vocals of Chuck Ellis, is one sweet serenade that proves outright addicting.
Durante, fairly new to the L.A. scene, is without a question an artist to keep an eye on. Although “Slow Burn” may be the first of his productions to attract real credibility, Durante is no “noob” to creating masterpiece House tunes. The 21-year-old producer may be a rookie to Nest but has been producing tracks for years, leaving college in Florida to pursue his dream of music and produce full-time.
Listen here and prepare to be marveled at Durante’s rendition of what good love really is, a “slow burn.”
Earlier this year, Dude Skywalker released “Let’s Get It Perculatin,” a track that pays homage to the classic sounds of old school hip hop and 90s house, and immediately takes us back to the vibe of the notorious warehouse parties of yesteryear. Now, Dude Skywalker’s frontman Sam Plessett dons his ES.P alias and gives this nostalgic track a deeper twist.
Get ready to go see Stevie Wonder perform all of your favorite hits from his 1976 Motown classic album, Songs in the Key of Life, on his upcoming 'Songs in the Key of Life Tour,' set to commence on November 6th in New York's MSG, and, conclude in Oakland, Calif.'s Oracle Arena on December 5th.
The tour will not mark the first time that the iconic singer and pianist has re-enacted tunes from his signature double-album before an audience. In 2013, Wonder performed the entire Songs in the Key of Life project on his 18th annual 'House Full of Toys' holiday benefit live at L.A.'s Nokia Theatre.