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Romanian Trance Family pres. Exposure with Daniel Kandi (extended set)

They finally did it! Romanian Trance Family just announced their first big event! On March 30, in Bucharest all trancers are waited to join Exposure with an extended set from Daniel Kandi!

To properly celebrate their 50th episode of Critical Exposure, Exolight and Suncatcher wanted to mark the moment with a memorable party. So, they invited their label (Always Alive) bosss, Daniel Kandi to headline this! Alongside them, we'll experience behind the decks Guard14 (warm-up) and Tesla System to properly end the party.

It will all take place at Azero Club, and start at 10pm. Trancers expected to leave the dancefloor around 6 am.

I am pretty excited about this and cannot wait to party again. I knew the guys are working on something big for next year and this event is the right start! Both Exolight and Suncatcher are doing amazing in the trance scene, and Daniel Kandi is a legend. Also, after seeing Guard14 this year in Cluj at a Romanian Trance Gathering, I am excited about a warm up set. Tesla System is a friend and I will always be happy to see him play.

You can grab tickets from iabilet.ro. Price is 30 Ron (~7 euros) - general access and 100 Ron (~22 euros) - VIP.

Also, you can RSVP via this Facebook event.

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You can find out more Romanian Trance Family's beginning here. Also, Suncatcher and Exolight by checking their interviews with Trancers.ro and other news here and here.


On the trance road: Romanian Trance Gathering #3 [Cluj]

September 29. Mark the date. Romanian Trance Family is partying again! Romanian Trance Gathering #3 will take place at Moonshine Pub (Cluj, Romania) starting 10 PM. Ticket price: 20 Lei (~ 4,5 euros) until 00:00 / After midnight - 30 Lei (~ 6,5 euros).

As for timetable, they chose, of course, from THE locals:

22:00 - 23:15: GUARD14 (warm-up set)soundcloud.com/guard14 
23:15 - 00:30: SkyDreamer mixcloud.com/radu-enescu/ 
00:30 - 01:45: Sundancer mixcloud.com/DJSundancer/
01:45 - 03:00: Suncatcher soundcloud.com/bogdan-cupcea
03:00 - 04:15: Nikolauss soundcloud.com/nikolauss
04:15 - 06:00: George Andreas b2b Exolight (after-party)soundcloud.com/george-andreas / soundcloud.com/exolightmusic

I literally can't wait. It's been a while since the last trance party, so I need it. I know Untold was only 1 month ago, but one trance party a month is not enough. I need more and more. I am that kind of junkie. 

I need to enjoy for the first time a good warm up set from Guard14, a different one from Skydreamer, to dance like there is no tomorrow on Sundancer's, to catch the vibes on Suncatcher's, to get pure goosebumps on Nikolauss's and to end a perfect night with a premiere b2b between George and Exolight.

I need all this. I need it to become myself again. To put the sorrow away again. To be happy again. Happy with nice people around me. Happy enjoying this beautiful music. Happy because some make this possible. 

Who will I see there? 


Mesmerizing: Exolight & Suncatcher: Siren Song [Always Alive]

I told you in an older article, these guys: Exolight & Suncatcher are not going to stop! They just released last week, on June 8th a new track called Siren Song and it is too great not to write about it. I am finding myself again looking at a blank space and trying to put my thoughts in order to write them down.

It is hard. But in the same time easy. Easy because you cannot say anything bad about it. It is that great. Easy because it gives you shivers. Easy because, like Footprints on the Moon, this track gives me that crying vibe I am always having when the melody "sees" right through me.

Needing little introduction in their own right thanks to a string of stellar productions between them, Suncatcher's sweetly sun-kissed melodies combine with Exolight's unique approach to uplifting in a sublime joint production showcasing the very best of Always Alive's current roster. An expansive, engrossing uplifter from two of Always Alive's brightest, drift off with the brilliant 'Siren Song'.

The track is magic. Mesmerizing. Luring. It really transferred me into a different world. A world where happiness is happening. A world where bad feelings are washed away. A world where no one can reach and hurts us anymore. It hypnotises us into the joy. Into the goosebumps.

I also asked them a little bit about the track:

What inspired you to do this track? 

We always have a story behind our tracks. That's why they are so emotional. It's either something that happened to one of us or something that we feel when we are writing the track. Siren Song is all about that moment in your life when you finally managed to let go something that saddened you for a very long time. That last sorrowful feeling.

How did you work on it?

I started it (Exolight) and then we met in Suncatcher's studio, where we finished it.

Why did you chose Always Alive for the release? Or did the label chose you? 

We chose Always Alive, because we considered that is the label it fits the best, given the melody and sound of the track.

When will you have your next release? 

Pretty soon. We already sent it to the label and they were happy with it. We might play it first at Luminosity!

Be sure to grab your copy too, and support these guys’s work. Buy link: alwaysaliverecordings.lnk.to/ALWAYSA250.


Kickstart the summer with Afterhills: more than 150 artists (18 trance), a ton of good music and a field full of dreamers.

Well, this it is. Afterhills is just around the corner. Only a couple of days till we kickstart this summer with 4 amazing days full of good music and beautiful people. Dreamers. 'Cuz this is the focus. Daydreaming of something perfect, night dreaming of goosebumps. They just announced the full line up and it is insane.

From the trance point of view we have a pretty interesting list and I want to see all the names:

1. Vini Vici (I really like the sets I enjoyed till now, looking forward for a new one)

2. David Gravell (I am a huge fan of him, not matter if he is on the right side of trance music or not, as some would say. I am in love with some of his reworks and I am sure I will enjoy his set 110%)

3. Blastoyz (Crazy craziness since I first heard of him. Really really good with what is he doing)

4. Aly & Fila (You cannot say trance without saying Aly & Fila too)

5. Sander Van Doorn (Happy he got back to trance music with his Purple Haze name and looking forward to see what he has prepared for Afterhills)

6. KhoMa (Never seen him playing. Want to experience the end of a great day with him behind the decks)

7. Paul Van Dyk (Paul is my first music crush, and nothing can stay between me and him when he is playing at an event I am attending)

8. Cosmic Gate (Music crush! Music crush alert! )

9. Ben Nicky (I've seen a lot of comments regarding his sets lately, I want to see it for myself too)

10. Bogdan Vix (Pillar fo the Romanian Trance Community. Do I have to say more?)

11. Above & Beyond (They had one hell of a set at Timeshift last year, looking forward for the magic again)

12. Andrew Rayel (I have a lot of good memories from his sets, looking forward to see what else he is doing right now)

13. George Andreas (This little one, the youngest of the Romanian Trance Family's DJ is doing a great job behind the decks)

14. Exolight (One of the hottest names in the trance industry right now)

15. Nikolauss (My forever music crush. My forever life crush. I know a little bit of how is set is going on, looking forward to hear it live!)

16. Suncatcher (Great music man. Amazing DJ and trance producer. )

17. Sundancer (Friend. Never disappoints behind the decks)

17. Starpicker (Friend. Wine buddy. Music buddy. I am sure I will get to hear a lot of pure music in his set!)

I want to see them all. But I need to find out how cloning works first. Because the timetable was announced, and a lot of trance acts are happening in the same time between the Mainstage and The Shed stage. See the rest of the timetable here: facebook.com/afterhillsfestival/posts/2043181182604702 .

I am not sure what am I going to do, I am not sure who I will end up to see, but I am sure I will have the time of my life at Afterhills. Because the team is great, the event is great and the people are awesome. The music will perfectly complete the vibe. The friends will be there. Happiness will happen there.

Looking forward to see old friends, to meet new people and enjoy 4 full days of complete madness. See you there!

More details are on their Facebook page. Check it out!

Also, give a follow to their blog too. A lot if trips and tricks, a lot of interesting things are said there. Be sure you won't be loosing any of it!


Music for the soul: Exolight & Suncatcher - Footprints on the Moon [Ava White]

I am looking at the blank space and I am trying to write something about this track. I am trying to find my words to describe this magic. I am trying to explain all the feelings I am getting and it is hard. It is so hard, because when I first heard the track, it left me speechless. It opened a lot of feelings I thought forgotten and literally stole all my words. Exolight and Suncatcher released on April 9th Footprints On The Moon with Ava White and blew a whole community with it.

This track should be called Footprints On The Soul. Because it marks you in a way you cannot ever erase. It is a track that engraves every sound in my soul and makes my whole existence smile. It gives me the purest goosebumps. It gives me a joy that is very hard to describe with words. It makes me see all my life in just a moment. But in the best way possible. And the happiest way possible.

It is a track like I haven't listened in a while. It is a true trance track that few are able to make these days. It is a track that reminds me of the older style and that makes me melancholic. It is a track to have on repeat and never get bored of.

Be sure to grab your copy too, and support these guys's work. I am 1000% they will not stop soon. And they shouldn't. When your music makes people happy, it is a clear sign, you should never stop.

Buy link: avawhite.choons.at/footprints

Supported by Armin Van Buuren, Aly & Fila, Manuel Le Saux, Roger Shah, Andrew Rayel, Photographer and many more.


Trance week in review: 4 Romanian acts on ASOT, FSOE and many more!

Busy, but very busy week for the Romanian Trance Family! 1 ASOT, 3 FSOE plays and many other more supports for our trance producers. My first trance week in review is all about local artists and supporting them and their work. I know I didn't mention all of them. Between Exolight, Suncatcher, Nikolauss, The WLT, there is also place for Bogdan Vix, Keyplayer, Starpicker and many more as well. But to somehow start this series, I chose one of the bussiest weeks of this summer (till now).  We have some really talented producers and they all deserve your support.

Exolight & Suncatcher - Day to Remember [Fables] 

The 2 are on the run lately. Releasing choon after choon, there is no wonder their latest release was played by Aly & File in FSOE 504, voted as FUTURE SOUND and got played a week earlier in ASOT 821. It is clearly they are doing something really right if they are getting so much support both from big artists (Armin van Buuren, Aly & Fila, Dan Stone, Ferry Tale, Solarstone, Alex M.O.R.P.H)  and the trance community. Track got released on July 10 and is up for grabs here.

Personal opinion about the track: Great and very serious uplifting, with the right dose of emotion. It is one of those tracks that made me go back to the most melancholic moments of my life, while keeping the present, present. It made me smile thinking of all those beautiful moments. It gave me chills. It gave me goosebumps. Memory goosebumps.

Follow Exolight on Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Soundcloud.

Follow Suncatcher on Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Soundcloud.

Exolight & Suncatcher - Summer Escape [Always Alive]

Perfect to enjoy this summer. It captures a whole season in one track. Got released on June 30 and it is part of Daniel Kandi's Always Alive Recordings 200.

Nikolauss - Speedforce [Extrema Global] 

Can't say this one is my favorite only because he is my boyfriend, but I will say it it my favorite because the track is indeed amazing. I think is one of his best ones till now and I cannot wait to share what else he has to share with you soon. I remember listening to it in its early stages and I know how much I enjoyed since. Speedforce is the right track to get you back on track and to motivate your day. It also has more meaning to me, since I am a huge fan of the Flash and his adventures. This connection inspired the artwork, inspired a lot of articles here and will inspired much more from now on.

Track got released on July 14 and it is one of the 2 tracks Nikolauss had prepared for us for this month. Grab your copy here: extrema.lnk.to/speedforce .

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Follow Nikolauss on Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Soundcloud, Instagram.

Let's see if we can get on more romanian Future Sound in FSOE. Shall we? Vote your favorite here and let's hope these guys get what they deserve!

The WLT - Wanderlust [Go On Air]

Dana, in real life, has her first big release with Giuseppe Ottaviani's label Go On Air and her first play on ASOT. That is quite an accomplishment and I hope she gets more from now on. Gotta love a woman's touch on a trance track!

Track will be released on July 24. But till you can get your copy, you can vote for here as Future Favorite here: www.astateoftrance.com/futurefavorite.

Follow The WLT on Social Media too: FacebookSoundcloud, Twitter.

What do you think about all these tracks? Which one is your favorite? Whom you would vote to be the best?

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New track: Suncatcher & Exolight - Nothing Like You (Pure Trance Vol. 5)

Ohhh ohhh ohhh! My excitement levels are going up! Remember when we had that interesting chat with Suncatcher, right before Luminosity and he told us about new tracks coming up? Well this is one of them. Also, remember when he told us about his work on new tracks with a coworker? Well, this track reveals it all.

Nothing like you - is a very nice collaboration between Suncatcher and one of the newest names in the trance scene Exolight. Both Romanian producers, both pretty great. This track is a living proof of that. When I first heard it made me slow down everything I was doing. And it did that in the most positive way. Even if the bpm may seem energetic to some, for me it did the opposite. It calmed me down, it relaxed all my senses and made me slowly fall in love with it.

As I always say talking about technicalities is a waste here. Talking about emotions and how this track makes me feel, that is a different story.There is nothing like this track, nothing like the emotions it gave me. It sent me to a happy place. It sent me to my happy place. And a few tracks manage to do that. I am glad Nothing like you is one of them and that it reminds me of some of the most beautiful moments of my life. And I am not the only one. Exolight also feels like he put his soul into this track. And that's a quality I'll always admire in a trance producer.

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And many thanks to you, too,  Exolight. For the kind words and for this track. Also, thank you Suncatcher for introducing us to Exolight. We cannot wait to listen what else have you prepared!

Enjoy the awesomeness and also check out the teaser the guys just posted. Apparently something new is on the way. Also, don't forget to support and follow them on Social media too: Suncatcher (Facebook, Soundcloud, Twitter) and Exolight (Facebook)

Nothing like you is part of Solarstone's Pure Trance V - a three discs mix put together by Forerunners, Solarstone and Sneijder that was out on October 28th. You can have it all here, or just this amazing track from here.

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