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submitted Armin van Buuren Feat. Kensington - Heading Up High. over 2 years ago
submitted 16 Bit Lolitas* - Chant A Tune / Deep Space Girls (Remixed). over 5 years ago
submitted Alex M.O.R.P.H. & Jerome Isma-Ae - Bang!. over 5 years ago
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submitted AlunaGeorge - Your Drums, Your Love. over 5 years ago
submitted Janelle Monáe Ft. Erykah Badu - Q.U.E.E.N.. over 5 years ago
submitted Rudimental - Home. over 5 years ago
submitted Beat Service - Aurora / Metro. over 5 years ago
submitted Dusky (2) - Flo Jam EP. over 5 years ago
submitted Dusky (2) - Nobody Else EP. over 5 years ago
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submitted Duke Dumont - Need U (100%). over 6 years ago
submitted Maya Jane Coles - The Dazed EP. over 6 years ago
posted a comment on W&W Vs Ben Gold - Break The Rules / Nexgen. over 7 years ago
While it's unfair to say this release isn't even worth pirating (take that as you will), I don't think it shows the full potential of a W&W and Ben Gold collaboration. That's probably because individually they made some absolutely incredible tech trance ... See full review
posted a review of Rank 1 - L.E.D. There Be Light (Cold Blank Remix). over 7 years ago
I say this as a fan of both electro house and trance: this is a truly unnecessary remix. It relies heavily on the original parts, the breakdown basically the same except without the strings (or power) and the quiet section dragging longer than it should; ... See full review
posted a review of Judas Priest - Sad Wings Of Destiny. over 9 years ago
Perhaps it's worth noting first that there have been around a dozen re-releases of Judas Priest's first two LPs and the band have always been quick to denounce them, indeed many are unfaithful to the original artwork and have sub-standard sound quality. ... See full review
posted a review of Gabriel & Dresden - Gabriel & Dresden. over 9 years ago
Couldn't agree more about this album being a grower. I bought it a few years ago around the beginning of my Trance obsession and it was on the strength of their reputation and "Tracking Treasure Down". When I got home to listen I was deeply disappointed ... See full review
posted a review of Ohmna Feat. Nurlaila - Key Of Life. over 9 years ago
A fair few people will be aware that "Key of Life" originally surfaced in April of 2008 under the title "Balance (How Does It Feel)". It was played in the first hour of Armin van Buuren's A State of Trance special for his album "Imagine" and had quite ... See full review
posted a review of Sebastian Brandt - Technology. over 9 years ago
Well, the first thing to say about "Technology" is that it's an incredibly strong release, but while the more up-front Original and Daniel Kandi mixes may be better in the club, the Mikkas remix is the hidden gem of this single. It is very well produced ... See full review
posted a review of Alex M.O.R.P.H. - Sunshine. over 9 years ago
2008 was a year severely lacking in standout Uplifting Trance (especially compared to this year) and while it would thus seem less prestigious to call this the best Uplifter of '08, it really isn't. The original mix of "Sunshine" is a very solid ... See full review
posted a review of Judas Priest - Turbo. over 9 years ago
I'm sure every Judas Priest fan knows the cons of the "Turbo" album: it deviated into synth-heavy Pop Metal territory that any 'true' fan of the genre would scoff at, the guitars were somewhat watered down and the subject matter (particularly on ... See full review
posted a review of Activa (3) Pres. Solar Movement - Eclipse. over 9 years ago
The original mix of "Eclipse" is quite an average uplifter, the real star of this release is the phenomenal remix by Mat Zo. As far as I'm concerned the guy can do no wrong, whether it's his original productions or remixes. This remix stands out not just ... See full review
posted a review of Rank 1 - High Contrast Recordings Presents Rank 1. over 9 years ago
By now, anyone expecting Rank 1 to go back to stock Uplifting Trance should probably just let it go. This compilation succeeds on 3 fronts: showing the duo's change in musical direction through their track selection and own productions, their DJ side, ... See full review
posted a review of Art Of Trance Featuring Caroline Lavelle - Breathe. over 9 years ago
It might be because I heard it first, but in my opinion all the other mixes of "Breathe" pale in comparison to the Dawnseekers remix on this release. The original has a nice uplifting, summery sound but ultimately it feels rather weak and the Cygnus X ... See full review
posted a review of Orion - See Me Here (Unreleased Dubs). over 9 years ago
The original vocal mix of this classic uplifter is depressingly hard to track to down but thankfully the full version of this release is available on the internet and the dub mix is no less impressive. When it comes to classics in the trance genre, "See ... See full review
posted a review of Benya feat. Penny Nixon - Serendipity. over 9 years ago
This is one of the reasons I love Discogs, until I browsed around I never noticed this was the same singer responsible for the vocals on Rank 1's classics "Such Is Life" and "It's Up To You (Symsonic)". However, good as those tracks are, "Serendipity" is ... See full review
posted a review of Ashley Wallbridge & Meighan Nealon - My Blood. over 9 years ago
I don't listen to "Trance Around the World" that often, but I was lucky enough to hear this spun on one of the rare occassions that I did and it's since become one of my favourite progressive productions. Make no mistake about it, "My Blood" is one hell ... See full review
posted a review of High Contrast Recordings (2). over 9 years ago
It's easy to see why DJs like Armin van Buuren hold High Contrast in a high regard, this is a label that has consistently released singles since 2005 without a noticeable drop in quality and its flexibility for different genres is stronger than ever. Its ... See full review
posted a review of Ronald van Gelderen - Embrace Me. over 9 years ago
I find it unfortunate "Embrace Me" is so polarising (or just plain disliked?) because I honestly believe Ron and Benno struck EDM gold on this release. I can see why people might not like it: it's not 'true' trance by any means and it uses a male ... See full review
posted a review of The Sounds - Crossing The Rubicon. over 9 years ago
One of the hallmarks of The Sounds' style is bringing angry punk elements into their unique mix of indie, electro, synth pop and lord knows what else. On their latest offering "Crossing The Rubicon", and with the exception of "4 Songs & A Fight", they ... See full review
posted a review of Armin van Buuren feat. Jaren - Unforgivable. over 9 years ago
"Unforgivable" was one of the tracks on "Imagine" that I never revisisted unless I was playing through the entire CD. However, this single release has made the track a regular feature in my daily iTunes playlist and it's down to two things: exceptional ... See full review
posted a review of Jochen Miller - 9 Minutes / Eclipse. over 9 years ago
Benno de Goeij exercises his considerable production prowess even further on this release and teams up with Jochen to create one of the best releases of the year by far. Out of the two tracks, "9 Minutes" proved the most popular and gained a great deal ... See full review
posted a review of 7 Skies & Static Blue - Central Park. over 9 years ago
You'd usually expect a Nitrous Oxide remix to outshine the original mix, but 7 Skies & Static Blue absolutely nailed the sound on "Central Park" and in my view there was little room for improvement or need for a remix. This was definitely one of my ... See full review
posted a review of FKN Featuring Jahala - Still Time / Can You Feel Me. over 9 years ago
This is quite a bulky release that favours quantity over quality but there is some gold to be found here, namely the Aly & Fila remix of "Still Time". It's no exaggeration to say I fell in love with this track when I first heard it on ASOT 374 and its ... See full review
posted a review of Dave 202 - Pictures In My Mind / Fireball. over 9 years ago
I've really started to get into Dave202's recent productions and this is the main reason why, I don't think I've listened to an Uplifting release as much as this one lately. "Pictures In My Mind" follows the sound of "Torrent" and goes for a deeper and ... See full review
posted a review of Armin van Buuren Feat. Sharon den Adel - In And Out Of Love. over 9 years ago
The reason I voted this release as low as possible is not because it's bad, far from it, all the remixes are excellent and that's what makes this so frustrating. Armada must've messed up somewhere along the line because the quality of this release is ... See full review
posted a review of Aalto - Taurine. over 10 years ago
This is becoming a big favourite of mine. Although I and many others would argue that "5" is Aalto's best release, "Taurine" is on the same level both in terms of quality and the sheer scale of the sounds present.
The original mix is an absolutely ... See full review
posted a review of Michael Cassette. over 10 years ago
Michael Cassette is quickly becoming my favourite Progressive House act, thanks to a string of magnificent productions on the Anjunadeep label that have captured my attention, and are starting to crop up ever more regularly in my daily playlists. Being a ... See full review
posted a review of Current Value - Frequency Hunt. over 10 years ago
While Current Value has since upped the darkness and hardness in his tunes considerably, and arguably bettered his past work by doing so, his early Position Chrome releases contain some of his finest material - and "Frequency Hunt" is no exception.
All ... See full review
posted a review of OceanLab - Beautiful Together. over 10 years ago
As quality as the other OceanLab productions are, I'll probably always regard "Beautiful Together" as my favourite. The original mix is a masterful piece of uplifting vocal Trance, and although the peaks arrive early in its 7 minute duration, there is no ... See full review
posted a review of Super8 & Tab And Mark Pledger - Anjunabeats Worldwide 01. over 10 years ago
An extremely impressive release from Anjunabeats mainstays Super8, Tab and Mark Pledger here. The track selection and mixing on Worldwide is flawless, with a satisfying amount of variety in both sets (which you may not expect from Anjuna-dominated ... See full review
posted a review of Juliet - Ride The Pain. over 11 years ago
A fantastic slice of vocal house right here.
The original combines a very groovy beat - perhaps best described as 'house-nearing-on-breaks', with electro touches and a rocky sound from both the guitar and Juliet's voice. Very very energetic.

Both ... See full review
posted a review of Judas Priest - Jugulator. over 12 years ago
Tim "Ripper" Owens had huge shoes to fill on his first release with Priest, irreplacable ones many would argue. The band flew him in to audition after viewing a poor quality recording of his Judas Priest tribute band in action, and after literally 1 and ... See full review