Today I have a new release off Andrew Bayers new album, “Lose Sight.” If It Were You, We’d Never Leave will be released on Anjunabeats in a next few weeks. The track features Ane Bruns whos vocals are chopped for a glitchy, beautiful melodic melody. This high profile album sits somewhere between Gold Panda and Flying Lotus – two of WithoutHouses personal favorites. Have a listen.
If It Were You, We’d Never Leave Tracklist
1. Opening Act
3. It’s Going To Be Fine
4. Let’s Hear That B Section Again!
5. Lose Sight (feat. Ane Brun)
6. You Are (feat. Deb Talan)
7. All This Will Happen Again
8. Echo (feat. Alison May)
9. A Brief Interlude
10. Gaff’s Eulogy
11. Need Your Love
12. Farnsworth court
13. Make No Sound (feat. Alison May)
14. Counting Down
15. Soul Cry
16. Closing Act
I’M BACKKKK! And just in time to post my top ten trance tunes from this past year. 2012 may have been a breakout year for trance in the United States. The scene absolutely exploded here and the rise of the Trance Family was quite evident. I’m really excited to see what is in store for the genre in 2013, but before we get there let’s take a quick look back at the top 10 from 2012.
10. Tritonal- Slave (Tritonal & Ben Gold Club Dub)
Yes, I’m extremely biased toward Tritonal. I couldn’t make this list without posting at least one track from Chad and Dave. Slave was definitely the biggest track for the Tritonians from the past year. USA!
This was one of the more underrated trance songs of this year. The build draws you in right from start. Once the bass hammer is dropped, there is no looking back. After the epic build comes a beautiful breakdown that sets up the crazy euphoric drop. Mad props go out to Rafael Frost for this amazingly crafted song.
8. Andrew Bayer & Matt Lange feat. Kerry Leva- In And Out Of Phase
Time to get a little deeper with my second favorite member of the Anjunabeats family, Andrew Bayer. In And Out Of Phase was one of the standout selections from Above & Beyond’s Anjunabeats Vol. 9 compilation. It’s definitely got more of a deeper, progressive feel, but is still plenty worthy of wrecking the dancefloor. Andrew Bayer has a new album coming out in 2013, and it’s safe to say he’ll have another massive year.
The original mix of Brute came out in 2011, but I’m able to feature this rework that was just released by Armin back in October. Brute is nothing short of a trance anthem. It’s trance music to the core with the fast pace, pounding drums, and heavy bass. The extra drum sequences added by Armin in this version put the icing on the cake.
Above & Beyond have been hammering out Bloom in most of their sets this year. It’s yet another banger from Anjunabeats and the perfect example of the ever growing trance 2.0 sound. The heavy bassline and pumping horns kick things off. The synth filled breakdown and drop get you lifted.
Two trance titans come together to rework the 1992 trance classic. The result is nothing short of incredible. Loops and Tings is a hypnotizing trance tune that got play across the globe in 2012. It was a staple for many of the top dj’s playing at Ibiza, ASOT Invasion, UMF, EDC, Creamfields, and Tomorrowland.
A&B released a slew of club mixes from their Group Therapy album in the last year. On My Way To Heaven was definitely the standout from the bunch. The buildup is one of the dirtiest we’ve seen from the UK group. It has a pounding, pulsing bassline and the vocals layered over the top are perfection. Having witnessed this song live at EDC and A&B’s Warfield show in SF, the drop goes off!
3. Dash Berlin feat. Emma Hewitt- Waiting (W&W Remix)
The original mix of Waiting was already a huge track in and of itself, but the W&W remix takes things to a whole ‘nother level. W&W probably experienced the biggest rise in popularity of any trance DJ(s) in 2012. The boys from the Netherlands took off thanks to help from Armin van Buuren. Their ASOT 550 anthem Invasion put them on the map, but this tune was by far their highlight of 2012. The drop is massive so crank this shit up to the max and get the party started!
Omnia and Ira are individual trance producers that teamed up to give us one of the year’s biggest hits. The song takes off right around the 1:00 mark. The glitchy synths and pounding bass grab your attention right away leading to the incredible build. The drop will make jump up and reach for the heavens.
Gareth Emery had another massive 2012 by releasing The Saga, DUI, and his remix of Labyrinth’s Last Time. However, Concrete Angel was by far his best song this year and IMO was the top trance tune of 2012. Thankfully, it was released all the way back in February so we got to enjoy the song for most of the year. I probably heard this track played in 90% of the trance dj sets I experienced live in 2012. That’s how massive this tune was. I also included the HUGE Craig Connelly remix for your listening pleasure. It was an incredible year for the Trance Family, cheers to an even bigger 2013!