Apologies for the absence of trance last week. However, I’ve got some amazing tunes for you today that will more than make up for it. We’ve got a couple new Armin van Buuren tracks to feature along with the two latest Anjunabeats releases. Let’s get to the music!
For 2013, Armin has welcomed some new challenges. One of them was creating the official film score for the Dutch movie Verliefd op Ibiza (In Love With Ibiza). Next to creating the score, he also produced the title song, the stunning Waiting For The Night. The original version is a more mellow trance offering from Armin. I wanted to feature the Beat Service Dub mix, which packs more of a punch and is destined to wreck clubs across the globe.
Next, we have a veritable BOMB from Armin and America’s Best DJ for 2012, Markus Schulz. These two trance titans have teamed up to provide the theme song for the ASOT 600 tour entitled The Expedition. The theme songs for Armin’s ASOT tours are really just a promotional tool, but they’ve given the trance community some full fledged anthems the last couple years. Armin’s Status Excessu D was the theme for ASOT 500, and W&W’s meteoric rise last year was in large part due to their ASOT 550 theme Invasion. The Expedition fittingly represents the best aspects of each artist, pairing Armin’s tireless energy and taste for the magnificent with Markus’ multifaceted sound.
iLan Bluestone follows up his previous Anjunabeats effort Capetown with the newly released Sinai. Much like Audien’s Wayfarer, this was yet another release that was premiered by Above & Beyond during their live Group Therapy 001 episode in Bangalore, India. Sinai, much like his previous releases, is a uplifting trance track with atmospheric synths, a lush soundscape, tribal style chants, and subtle trance styled electro stabs. iLan Bluestone is yet another name to watch on the vaunted Anjunabeats roster for 2013.
Ost & Meyer are back at it again, following up Lift Off (previously featured a couple weeks ago on Trance Thursday) with Here We Go. Yet another banger from Anjunabeats, this is set to be featured on the upcoming Anjunabeats Volume 10 compilation. The song combines entrancing piano melodies, atmospheric pads and an upbeat bass line that helps bridge the gap between progressive & trance. It defines that trance 2.0 sound that Anjunabeats has become known for.
We’re headed to the deep end for this week’s throwback track. Today, we’ve got a release from the Anjunadeep 02 compilation from 2009. Solarity is a production duo based out of London, and they’ve been providing eclectic tunes on the Anjunadeep label for the last several years. Diophantine is a simple, yet mesmerizing tune. The bassline is steady throughout, but the deep undertones and subtle nuances are what make this track so great.