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Dec 19
2014

Entranced 02

Even with the holiday season upon us, the trance scene shows no signs of taking it easy. In the second edition of Entranced, we've got five more high-energy tracks from some of the finest producers and labels on the scene, including a couple of all-time legends. So forget all this Christmas nonsense--'tis the season to get some banging trance anthems on the go!

Airscape feat. Peetu S - All Of Us (Airscape Mix) [High Contrast]
Johan Gielen has a long and prolific history behind him, notably through his Airscape moniker, originally alongside Sven Maes. Although they parted ways in 2004, Johan--now working with new member Virtual Vault--has occasionally dusted off the Airscape name for tracks such as this collab with Finnish producer Peetu S. All Of Us has a taste of the old school about it and is built around a solid and hefty saw riff. Bright and uplifting, yet slightly dark and moody, All Of Us is out now on High Contrast.

Dan Stone - Kito (Original Mix) [Always Alive]
We head to England next, this time for a track with a slightly tougher edge courtesy of Norwich-based veteran Dan Stone. Kito represents the UK trance scene beautifully, with some luscious riffs, emotional piano motifs, and of course, that solid, driving rhythm that just screams to be heard in a club. Out now on Daniel Kandi's Always Alive, this is one that needs to be played loud!

Genix - Durban (Original Mix) [Anjunabeats]
It's been a solid year for Genix, with no less than 15 releases and remixes featuring his name in 2014, the latest of which is Durban. Featuring that trademark Genix mix of prog and uplifting, it's a big, bouncy number that shouldn't fail to put a smile on your face. It's out now on Anjunabeats, and if that wasn't enough, Genix has put all his releases and remixes from 2014 in a handy year mix, now available to download from his Soundcloud page.

Protoculture - Everytime You Smile (Original Mix) [Armada Captivating]
Armada Captivating are now on their sixth release since the label's rebranding, but the quality is just as high as it always has been from the Captivating name. Everytime You Smile is the work of South African producer Protoculture and it's all about the lush and deeply textured production style that draws from various aspects of trance while keeping things nice and original. Grab it now via Beatport.

Simon Patterson - Whites Of Her Eyes (Original Mix) [Perfecto Fluoro]
Rounding things off this week, we're getting hot and frantic with Simon Patterson's latest effort on Paul Oakenfold's Perfecto Fluoro label. Constantly teetering on the edge of full-on psy trance and pelting along at a solid 140bpm, Whites Of Her Eyes is bursting with energy. Grab it now from Beatport, blast it as hard as your speakers will allow, and let yourself go mental.
Airscape feat. Peetu S - All Of Us (Airscape Mix) [High Contrast]
Dan Stone - Kito (Original Mix) [Always Alive]
Genix - Durban (Original Mix) [Anjunabeats]
Protoculture - Everytime You Smile (Original Mix) [Armarda Captivating]
Simon Patterson - Whites Of Her Eyes (Original Mix) [Perfecto Fluoro]
Dec 19
2014

Go Behind The Scenes With Zedd In ‘Moment of Clarity’ Documentary

Dec 19
2014

Tchami Will ‘Take U There’ With Jack U Remix

It's a good week to be a Jack U fan. Following the release of the Zeds Dead's Take U There remix, we now turn our attention to a remix from prodigious Parisian producer Tchami (pictured, left).

By now, you should be well accustomed to Tchami's signature sound--he almost singlehandedly launched a whole sub-genre all on his own, and his production skills are constantly in high demand. This remix is undoubtedly one of Tchami's heaviest releases to date, as he injects a series of gnarly wobbles around the pitched-down vocals of Kiesza, resulting in a groovy and gritty ride.

The remix will be featured on the upcoming Take U There EP, which is set to drop Dec. 23 via OWSLA/Mad Decent. The package will also include remixes from Felix Cartal, TJR, Vindata, Tujamo, and Netsky.
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/182013956
Jack U feat Kiesza - Take U There (Tchami Remix) [OWLSA / Mad Decent]
Dec 18
2014

Style Of Eye Calls His Latest ‘More Than A Lover’

Swedish producer Linus Eklöw found enough spare time while not maintaining a Galantis workload his counterpart described as "all day, every day" to whip up a new tune as Style Of Eye, his precursory solo project.

More Than A Lover features vocals by Anna Stahl and delivers more of the infectious, celebratory piano house found in Love Looks from his Footprints album earlier this year. Stahl's charming vocals complete another example of Eklöw's ability to create smart, catchy house music.

Pick More Than A Lover up on Beatport here.
Style of Eye feat. Anna Stahl - More Than A Lover (Extended Mix) [Ultra]
Dec 18
2014

The Beatport Box 38

Welcome back to our series with Beatport known as The Beatport Box, where we bring you the best of Beatport exclusives on a weekly basis. This week, Maceo Plex conjures more otherworldly beats, Mind Against closes out Life & Death's 2014 with a bang, Eelke Kleijn contributes to the Toolroom Trax revival, and more.


Deep/Tech | Dimitri Nakov & John Monkman feat. Cari Golden - Don't Stop EP [Suara]
Don't Stop is one of those tracks you will never forget once you hear it for the first time, making it highly deserving of its own EP. The original mix is accompanied by two remixes from Alan Fitzpatrick and Secondcity. Here's hoping this marriage of Dimitri Nakov, John Monkman, and Cari Golden continues. Get it here.
Deep/Tech | Mind Against - Strange Days EP [Life & Death]
Their fifth and final release of the year, Life & Death sends 2014 out in unmistakably classy style. Mind Against's latest EP, Strange Days, is a dynamic sonic experience full of their signature melodies and emotive landscapes. Rounding out the release with a Recondite remix doesn't hurt either. Download here.
Deep/Tech | Eelke Kleijn - Space Disco EP [Toolroom Trax]
Eelke Kleijn is quickly becoming a household name in the moody deep and tech house scene. On his newest EP through the freshly revived Toolroom Trax, Kleijn flexes his Rotterdam muscle with sophisticated shuffle and cosmic synths. Just the kind of vibe that makes you wish the sun would never come back. Grab it here.
Techno | Maceo Plex - Conjure Infinity EP [Drumcode]
The unstoppable Maceo Plex takes a break from releasing his signature stormers on Ellum to drop some serious techno fire elsewhere. Conjure Infinity, his latest double a-sider through Adam Beyer's, Drumcode is packed with a heavy, heads-down vibe sure to ignite the floor. Pick it up here.
Big Room/Electro | Gregori Klosman & Askery - Control (Original Mix) [Zerothree]
Gregori Klosman teams up with fellow Swiss man Askery to bring us the high adrenaline number Control. The Guru Recordings boss known for his energetic sounds and live sets is no stranger to releasing big tracks, and Control is most definitely one of those gems. Askery, hand-chosen by Hardwell as one to watch, adds his unique style and sound to this superb production. With the support from Pete Tong, Martin Garrix, BBC Radio 1, and much more, this duo is a match made in heaven. Purchase here.

Matt Ferry of Beatport contributed to this article.
Dimitri Nakov & John Monkman feat. Cari Golden - Don't Stop (Original Mix) [Suara]
Mind Against - Strange Days (Original Mix) [Life & Death]
Eelke Kleijn - Space Disco [Toolroom Trax]
Maceo Plex - Conjure Dreams (Original Mix) [Drumcode]
Gregori Klosman & Askery - Control (Original Mix) [Zerothree]