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A rip roar of EDM motions
on 24 June 2015
As the anticipation and excitement of buying a new album begins to fade and feelings more related to curiosity start to take over, most dedicated fans of Trance will find themselves asking the same question again and again:- “I wonder if this mix is any good?”
3 DJ’s, 3 discs and each one packed with a powerful vortex of electronic slammers, this is a release that will definitely have many differing opinions. The three mixes take contrasting to a whole new level and listeners can expect to hear a blast of opposing elements including hard versus soft, light versus dark, dreamy versus nightmarish, past versus present and hair raising versus ear piercing to name but a few. Aimed primarily at fans of EDM, the three sets also include a ridiculous selection of female vocal talent that tip-toe their way around and deliver from all levels. Featuring a host of thrilling rides, sanded edges, cosmic pulses, lots of expanded comfort zones and a bucket load of sheer dedication, this mix will have fans of hard edged percussions licking their lips with pure excitement. Richard Durand’s control is inspiring but when Myon & Shane 54 take over, all limitations are ignited with a vulgar, energetic and masterful display of menacing digitised electrostatic show stoppers. The duet partnership becomes more evident on the third set and whether you like it, love it or hate it, there is no denying that this is where Trance is at the moment and even though it may not appear so, it does signify that Trance is very much alive and well. It is definitely worth a listen to but is most likely destined to hit the back of the CD drawer or backup drive someday soon. That said, it might be worth noting the names of some of your favourite tracks because I get a feeling that you might just be getting to listen to them again someday very soon.