Solar Power Session 831 – Suzy Solar (2017)

Solar Power Session 831 - Suzy Solar (2017)

Solar Power Session 831 – Suzy Solar (2017)

DJ: Suzy Solar
Genre/Style: Trance, Progressive Trance, Tech Trance
Mix Info: Solar Power Session 831
Length Mix: 01:00:40
Tracks: 12 (twelve)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information: Suzy Solar – Facebook Fanpage

Sometimes when you are listening to music on Soundcloud, at the end of a record, it automatically goes to the next record. Sometimes it could be something on your list, or related tracks. I was listening to an awesome mix I reviewed many weeks ago, and before I switched to a mix I wanted to hear, this mix by Suzy Solar got played. Intrigued as I was, I thought I gave it a go. It said it contained Trance music, and seeing as I’m devoting my time to everything Trance related, I gave it a go, and it didn’t disappoint me. Not in the slightest.

It was a mix done by Suzy Solar. Sorry for mentioning this, but the name doesn’t ring a bell. 20.000 people on Facebook know her, sadly I’m not one of them. But there’s always room for improvement, isn’t there? There’s always room in my big head to add more names on the list of DJs, even though the list is already tremendously long.

This mix contains Tech Trance, Uplifting Trance and Melodic Trance, and that’s exactly what I wanted to hear. It made me a happy man for an hour. I am always happy, but when you find a good mix your ears just keep on asking for more.

The tracklist contains another few names I’ve never heard off before, but it’s about the music. Hey, you might have seen these names before, maybe I’m a noob when it comes to dedication to Trance music. Maybe I’m not part of the Trance family, but more a cousin who lives in a far away country you haven’t seen for many years…?

tracklist TCD

01. Aldo Henrycho feat Thea Riley – We’ll Be Okay (Original Mix) 
02. Nolans Stenemberg – Flashes (Original Mix) 
03. Exouler – Exemption (Original Mix) 
04. Mike van Fabio & Elles de Graaf – As Fears Go By (Matt Bukovski Uplifting Extended Mix) 
05. Cold Stone – Peace Of Mind (Original Mix) 
06. Kevin Hoskin – Exterminate (Original Mix)   
07. Kaimo K – Sanctum (Extended Mix) 
08. Myk Bee feat Jeena B – Nothing More To Say (Courage Remix) 
09. The Avains – Tormenta (Original Mix) 
10. Arctic Ocean & Carlo Prato – Bound Together (Original Mix) 
11. Kiyoki & Eki – Moon River (Extended Mix) 
12. Yves DeRuyter – Feel Free (Gary McPhail 2017 Uplift Rework) 

Thanks Suzy, for giving me new names to look out for. After hearing this mix I wrote down more names I should look out for, all because of the records being amazing, or as the kids would say nowadays amazeballs.

I’m going to be brutally honest with you all, and I am normally honest anyway, but here it comes: the second record in this mix (‘Flashes’) actually made me cry. It made me cry about 30 minutes ago. That’s what I am after. A heavenly track. No bullshit around it, just pure Trance. Nolans Stenemberg has made a track that made me cry. There aren’t many records out there, but this touched a nerve. Credits to the artist who made it. Really stunning record.

There are a few amazing records, like ‘As Fears Go By’ (just listen to the moment she raises her voice and sings the title of the song), ‘Exemption’, ‘Nothing More To Say’, ‘Tormenta’, and the list goes on.

I have not found a single record I disliked, or found boring. This is truly an epic mix. Suzy Solar composed a beautiful mix, and she gets all the credit for it. Maybe looses 1/1000th for not having a download option, but at least there’s a ‘replay’ button on Soundcloud, eh?

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Sied van Riel presents Rielism Volume Four (2017)

Sied van Riel presents Rielism Volume Four (2017)

Sied van Riel presents Rielism Volume Four (2017)

Artists: Various Artists
Genre/Style: Progressive Trance, Tech Trance, Trance
Release Year: 2017
CD Info: Sied van Riel presents Rielism Volume Four
CDs: 2 (two, mixed)
Length CDs: 02:26:44
Tracks: 39 (thirty-nine)
Label: Black Hole Recordings
Product Number: CD 160
Buy Here: Black Hole Recordings – Webstore
More Information: Sied van Riel – Facebook Fanpage

It’s not often that I’m amazed by something that you hear only short clips from. Sometimes you do get so extremely excited, you have to contain yourself and your happiness. In this case I’m talking about a highly anticipated album by the mighty Sied van Riel, and it’s his fourth instalment of his succesful ‘Rielism’ series. I’ve been pulled back into the Trance scene for a couple of months now, and when I was searching for excellent music on Soundcloud, I remembered the name, and searched for it (the name being Sied van Riel). I wasn’t disappointed, and when I scrolled through his Soundcloud page, it was a dream coming true!

His Soundcloud page was (and still is) filled with hours of music. From records released on his own label, to mixes, to livesets. I’ve been a fan of him for quite a while now: I stumbled across him by accident. But it was worth the stumble. His first album was ‘In Riel Time’, and it blew me away. The quality of the tunes were astonishing. It’s been played too many times, it has scratches so deep, I could fit my own hand nearly in it. It was time for me to purchase new music. I simply had to. But no online buying, that’s just insane. I’m an oldschool fan of CDs, and I like to have a physical copy in my hand.

For weeks I’ve been looking and listening to bits and bobs of the album, and I was touched by the quality of the music. According to Black Hole Recordings’ website, this album was a year overdue. A year? Yes, but it was bloody well worth it! When I got it yesterday, it made me smile, and secretly admitting to myself that this album has to be the best birthday present ever. But also the fact that Sied doesn’t hold back on quality, and it might take some time to find a jewel, but when he finds them, he signs them, and now they have appeared on this beautifully made album.

I love the fact that when music is good, it becomes emotional. And I’ve never had so many emotions running through my body like after hearing this album for the first time. It’s bloody good, I’ll tell you.

Let me show you the tracklist. And whilst you are looking at it, why not click on the link above, where you can purchase it?

tracklist TCD

Disc One 
01. T.F.F. & Steve Carniel – Cyclone
02. Eloquentia – Space Invader
03. RAMiNiO & Sam Laxton – Ximena
04. Sied van Riel – Rush (Sied van Riel Rielism Remix) 
05. Perrelli & Mankoff feat Sara Houston – Lingering Mind
06. Michael Kaelios – Just Another Story
07. Exouler – Changes
08. Nikolauss – Avalon
09. XiJaro & Pitch feat Artifi – Maple Valley
10. Global Mind – Close To The End
11. Garry Moon – Magna
12. Steve Dekay – Nyctophilia
13. Miroslav Vrlik – Impact
14. Omniks & Wonder Element – Elantria
15. Stream Noize & De Cima presents Forces – Blackout
16. Dark Fusion feat Amy Kirkpatrick – Be There For You
17. Bryan Summerville – Helios Exposure
18. Chris SX – Reflections
19. Sam Laxton – Product Of The Devil

Disc Two 
01. Sied van Riel & Leaving Atlantis – Solitaire
02. Andres Sanchez – El Ultimo Dia
03. Tasso – Break Down
04. James Kiedis – Here I Stand
05. Ryan K – Dihydrogen Monoxide
06. Robert Nickson – Heliopause
07. Alex van ReeVe – Full Speed Ahead
08. Para X – Steps Of Eternity
09. Jak Aggas & Matt Noland – Rejuvenation
10. The Avains & Fisical Project – El Collabro
11. Rene Ablaze feat Aylin – Break Away
12. Type 41 – Ascension
13. Sied van Riel feat Nicole McKenna – Stealing Time (Perrelli & Mankoff Remix) 
14. Fredd Moz – Broken World
15. Eryon Stocker & UP3 – Only You
16. Steve Dekay – Eros
17. Richard Durand & Sied van Riel – Rivella
18. Curtis Young – No Guts
19. Sied van Riel – Sirena (Mike Sanders Remix) 
20. Amine Maxwell – Her Soul

You might not understand the strength of this tracklist, but the beauty is coming through your speakers once you’ve pressed play. The names are 99% unknown to me, but it’s nice to hear music coming from a different angle, not the commercial side of Trance. And it’s good that he balanced this album out beautifully: a few of his own stuff, but the majority records by others.

There are too many great anthems in here, from pure Trance records (just heavenly music without vocals) to beautifully vocal records. It must have been a daunting task for Sied to find the finest records, and make sure that there’s an ongoing flow, which causes emotional waterfalls. It simply keeps pouring on you, non stop. The music is so freakingly good, it’s makes you wonder so many things. Deep thoughts ponder, but the one that makes me stop and wonder is the fact that I wonder how music can touch someone so deeply, it becomes surreal?

Disc one and two are equal in strength. Equal when it comes to amazing records. On disc one you’ve got ‘Impact’, ‘Lingering Mind’, ‘Nyctophilia’, ‘Be There For You’, ‘Elantria’, and ‘Rush’, which stand out. On disc two you’ve got ‘Dihydrogen Monoxide’, ‘Here I Stand’, ‘Solitaire’, and of course the biggest anthem of them all ‘Rivella’. Fudge me, that bassline is filth. The drop immense. The build up astonishing. Breathtakingly beautiful. It hints back to the early years, around 2004-2005. And it does have a lot of other influences, but the main focus is Trance, and you do get exactly that!

This fourth instalment is pure genius. It’s so well balanced, well composed, well mixed together, and everything, and I do mean everything, is beautiful. Looking at the actual physical side of things it makes me smile. The colours are really beautiful. Not a lot of as we Dutch would say ‘poespas’. Sied in the middle, looking indeed like Ross from Friends, and on the back the tracklist. Pure and simple, but fuck me sideways, what an album!

I wish this mix would go on for hours on end, but sadly it’s only a CD length mix, times two. There’s a different version of this album available online, when you download it via several outlets (which I don’t have access to, because I’m oldschool). You can get the full length versions of this album including three continuous mixes. Full length stuff. Maybe one day when I’m fed up with the physical side I might decide to purchase things online, but for now I’m making sure that the copy I’ve got now gets scratches. That’s the best way to show your appreciation to Sied: show him that you love the music as much as he does.

Sied is the King of Trance. It’s time for you all to hear this album. And it’s a bold statement, but I’m saying this: this belongs in the music museum. To me this is the best mixed album EVER! It belong amongst albums like Goldie’s ‘Timeless’, ‘Mysteryland 1998 Outdoor’, The Prodigy’s ‘Weather Experience’… yep, a weird bunch of albums, but these are the greatest to me. And now I can add Sied’s latest album amongst them. Why? Because it’s the best of the best. The best Trance album ever made! And that’s bold, but oh so true!

Ps. check out Rielism Remixed, that’s coming out soon too!!!!

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Tribute Mix To Menno De Jong (2017)

Tribute Mix To Menno De Jong (2017)

Tribute Mix To Menno De Jong (2017)

DJ: Nico
Genre/Style: Trance, Uplifting Trance, Progressive Trance
Mix Info: Tribute Mix To Menno De Jong by DJ Nico
Length Mix: 01:13:29
Tracks: 12 (twelve)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 741 MB
File Type: .aiff
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information: Menno De Jong – Facebook Fanpage

Soundcloud is filled with awesome mixes, but before I pressed play on the mix I’m about to write about, it got me scared: has Menno passed away? Normally when it states the word ‘tribute’, it means the worst. But that’s not the case, thank God for that. It’s a dedication mix, an appreciation mix, made by someone called DJ Nico, to showcase how much he likes the music that’s been made by the mastermind Menno De Jong. The next thing that worried me was the size of the file: 741 megabytes of music? Bloody Nora, it has to be a great mix then!

I had to do a bit of research, because I’m not a walking Wikipedia. As I already know, Menno is a DJ and a producer, but he’s also A&R manager of In Trance We Trust. That’s another responsibility for an already busy man. I’ve just checked out his Facebook page, and it’s filled with literally everything music related: gig footage, releases on In Trance We Trust, pictures of himself and crowds, promoting his own event (which already took place, sorry, too late to get excited for that), etc.

He’s a busy bee, this Menno De Jong. I’ve seen his name before and heard tracks of him before, but never compiled into one hour and ten minute long mix. DJ Nico didn’t cram in a million records, just a handful and made sure they would be listened to by the listeners, and understood. I always feel that if a track is being played too short, people don’t understand the message, or feeling it generates. And when it comes to Trance you need to play records as long as possible.

tracklist TCD

01. Menno De Jong – Tundra
02. Menno De jong feat Noire Lee – Creatures Of The Night
03. Menno De Jong – Abhyasa
04. Menno De Jong & Adam Ellis – Solicitude
05. Menno De Jong & Talla 2XLC – Area 51 (Menno De Jong Mix) 
06. Menno De Jong feat Aneym – Your Heaven (Johan Ekman Remix) 
07. Menno De Jong & Kinetica – Aurealis
08. Menno De Jong & Adam Ellis feat Kate Louise Smith – Set To Sail
09. Menno De Jong feat Noire Lee – Creatures Of The Night (Adam Ellis Remix) 
10. Menno De Jong – Guanxi (Super 8 Remix) 
11. Menno De Jong – Any Other Day
12. Menno De Jong – Ahimsa

A very nice dedication mix, it has to be said. DJ Nico picked the finest Menno De Jong records, and made a very entertaining mix. The feeling this mix generates is that of ultimate bliss, and that’s what I was after today. It’s Saturday morning, and what better way to start today with a very good Trance mix, with records by someone who knows how to made excellent tunes.

The tunes are all amazing. The tunes are bliss. This takes me into a trancey mode, and I’m loving it. You basically can’t go wrong with Menno, he knows a thing or two about Trance.

There are serious dancefloor smashers in this mix. Tracks like ‘Creatures Of The Night’, ‘Area 51’, ‘Guanxi’, ‘Aurealis’, but the one that makes me move the most, and makes me feel the greatest, is ‘Tundra’. That’s just how I like my Trance music, no nonsense, just pure passionate Trance music.

DJ Nico’s mix is really interesting, and nice to hear. Menno would be proud. You don’t see that many tribute/dedication mixes online, but when you do find them, most of them are really good, like this one. A bit 5 out of 5 stars for it!

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Giuseppe Ottaviani presents GO On Air LIVE from Guangzhou, China (2017)

Giuseppe Ottaviani presents GO On Air LIVE from Guangzhou, China (2017)

Giuseppe Ottaviani presents GO On Air LIVE from Guangzhou, China (2017)

DJ: Giuseppe Ottaviani
Genre/Style: Tech Trance, Trance, Progressive Trance, Uplifting Trance
Liveset Info: Recorded @ Guangzhou, China
Length Liveset: 00:59:51
Tracks: 12 (twelve)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 56.9 MB
File Type: m4a
Bitspeed: 125kbps
More Information: Giuseppe Ottaviani – Facebook Fanpage

When you are on a Trance mode like I am, it can be dangerous. I’m literally only seeing and hearing Trance sets on Soundcloud. I can’t stop myself, it’s something that must be done. I’ve been amazed by the sound since I re-discovered it, and now I’m on full party mode. And Soundcloud is one of those pages which is filled with Trance music. And today I found a set by Giuseppe Ottaviani, recorded in China. Now that’s something unique, isn’t it? I always thought China was secluded from the rest of the world, but hearing this set it shows me that the people in China aren’t as secluded as I thought.

For those who love Trance, Giuseppe Ottaviani is a well known name. A house hold name. Known for his passion for Trance, and also his show called ‘Go On Air’. He took that show, put it in his suitcase, and now travels the world over to let people hear it, and experience it. This liveset, recorded in Guangzhou, is truly an epic show. One of the best things about it, is the fact that you do hear the crowd in the background, screaming so loud, and that’s something I do miss from time to time. You need to hear the crowd, you need to feel and experience how they felt during a set. And Giuseppe gets them all hyped up, and shout out their lungs!

Giuseppe uploaded not only his set, but also the tracklist, which is always a bonus!

tracklist TCD

01. Robert Miles – Red Zone (GO Remastered) 
02. Giuseppe Ottaviani – Countdown (OnAir Mix) 
03. Giuseppe Ottaviani & Andrea Mazza vs 4Strings – Take Me To The Silence Of Time (Elie Rajha’s RAJH-UP) 
04. Ben Nicky & Chris Schweizer vs Coming Soon – Trippin In The Switch (Angrymuffin’s Bootleg + GO Live Stuff) 
05. Giuseppe Ottaviani – Live ID
06. Maria Healy – Desiderata (Giuseppe Ottaviani Remix) 
07. Solarstone feat Meredith Call – I Found You (Giuseppe Ottaviani Remix) 
08. Joseph Mara – Shock
09. Giuseppe Ottaviani – Thermopile
10. Skyvol – Night Driver
11. Giuseppe Ottaviani feat Jennifer Rene – Home (OnAir Mix) 
12. Giuseppe Ottaviani – Live ID

There’s a lot of his own productions in here, which is always an added bonus. But, as I said before, the crowd loosing it in the background, that’s just the best thing, if I’m honest. The crowd is loving it, the music. The whole atmosphere just sounds perfect!

I’m loving the vibes, the heavenly vibes. Trance is just boss, when it comes to euphoric styles. Nothing, and I do mean nothing can beat Trance. Trance is just pure, made by angels. And with these tracks Giuseppe shows us why his world tour is going well, and why he’s an amazing Trance DJ/producer.

Best track? Well, it wasn’t difficult to pick this one: number 5 in the mix. It still needs a name, so now it’s a record without a title. But what it also is, is one filthy and banging record! The drop, and the re-emerging of the music is just so damn good.

I can not pick anything that might be a bit bad. The records are all good, and I do mean all of them. They are mixed beautifully together, so no bad credits for that. The crowd are also going insane, which is always an added bonus. And it’s a free download, so another thing which boosts up the end score. Giuseppe, your liveset is dope. Perfect from start to finish. From the first to the last second. Trance for an hour long. What else could you wish for?

There are so many great things in this mix, which has led up to the (obvious) score:

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