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8 reasons to say YES to TranceCode pres. ReOrder / Starpicker / The WLT / Skydreamer

On May 25th the Romanian Trance community has a new reason to smile: TranceCode pres. ReOrder + Starpicker, The WLT and Skydreamer. The event will be, again, at Club Azzero and start around 22:00. I like they kept the venue, 'cuz last time was pretty great! Tickets are ~9 euros and you can grab one here: http://bit.ly/RTF-TranceCode-Tickets.

I knew this party was coming. They also announced it officially at their last event Exposure w/ Daniel Kandi, Suncatcher, Exolight, Tesla System and Guard14. But beside my love for the music, I also have other reasons I am saying yes to coming to Bucharest on May 25 for this party:

Starpicker - the man is killing it at the moment. His music is great and I really want to see him more behind the decks. He is my no.1 reason of why I am coming to Bucharest for this party. Not only because I am managing his PR and Social Media, but because I am a huge fan. Love everything he does in the studio.

One of my Tunes of this year: Starpicker - Elated [GO Music]

Disconnection. Of life. Reconnection to my rave self. Continuing the experiment of taking my phone down, and only enjoying the party. No photos, no videos. Only feelings.

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The WLT - It is very nice when you see more women taking down the trance scene. And Dana is one trance artist to follow! Lately she did a lot of good work with originals, but also with remixes. Her take on Darren Tate - Particles is great and soon to be released (May 17th)!

Support the Romanian Trance Community. The guys behind Romanian Trance Family staff/ TranceCode are really trying to keep the scene alive. And only for that they deserve a little support. Buying the event ticket, buying the plane/ bus ticket to go there and find a place to sleep after the party are too little compared to what they have to work for to make this happen. Maybe one time, it may not be your favorite artist, but if you love this music, you have to be there.

ReOrder - the man is really good behind the decks and his music always blows the speakers up. I've seen him a little at Luminosity Beach Festival, back in 2017 and I want more.

Skydreamer - seen him behind the decks, and he always delivers.

Friends. It is always nice to see again familiar happy faces, dancing alongside me.

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What about you? Are you coming to this event? If yes, what is your no.1 reason?

Trance on!


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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? 


First Artists Announced for ADE LIVE 2018

The electronic live music program during ADE will feature Róisín Murphy, Agar Agar, Red Axes (live) and Eefje de Visser, among others.

Following up on recent news about Intercell and the MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. premiere, we bring you a fresh breath of musical air with the first confirmed artists for ADE LIVE 2018.

For the past three years, live music has had an important position within the ADE festival program through ADE LIVE. Paradiso, Melkweg and Sugar Factory joined forces again this year during the two-day program, allowing visitors to discover the latest electronic live acts and honour established names.

Last year, renowned artists like Fatima Yamaha, Hercules & Love Affair and Marian Hill played next to (then) emerging acts such as Nambyar, Phlake and Témé Tan and showed that electronic live music deserves a prominent place within ADE’s offering.

This year’s program will leave an even bigger mark on our festival program, thanks to the queen of nu-disco: Róisín Murphy. Ever since her Moloko days, the Irish vocalist has been able to innovate and surprise us with her unusual pop music. Together with the synth-heavy electro music of Agar Agar, the punky techno of Red Axes [live] and the dreamscapes of Eefje de Visser, the third edition of ADE LIVE promises yet again to offer a wide range of musical talent.

ADE LIVE Day 1

ADE LIVE Paradiso
Date: Wednesday, October 17th, 7 PM – Thursday, October 18th, 1 AM
Venue: Paradiso
Line up: Ama Lou / Dâm-Funk [live] / LYZZA / Róisín Murphy

ADE LIVE Sugar Factory
Date: Wednesday, October 17th, 7 PM – Wednesday, October 17th, 11:30 PM
Venue: Sugar Factory
Line up: Diron Animal / The Mauskovic Dance Band / XOA [live]

ADE LIVE Day 2

ADE LIVE Melkweg
Date: Thursday, October 18th, 6:30 PM – Thursday, October 18th, 11:30 PM
Venue: Melkweg
Line up: Agar Agar / Amy Root / CIFIKA / Red Axes [live]

ADE LIVE Sugar Factory
Date: Thursday, October 18th, 6:30 PM – Thursday, October 18th, 11:30 PM
Venue: Sugar Factory
Line up: Eefje de Visser / Haiku Hands / WWWater

Tickets & more info

ADE LIVE is accessible for ADE Pass holders (limited capacity) and single ticket holders. The ADE Pass is available here, single tickets are available here.

The Amsterdam Dance Event takes place from the 17th to 21st of October, 2018.


Amsterdam Dance Event announces first confirmed artists

The Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), the world’s largest festival and business conference for electronic music, today announced the first selection of artists for 2018. Among them are Bonobo, Charlotte de Witte, Colin Benders, GAIA, Jeff Mills, Laurent Garnier, Martin Garrix, Nina Kraviz, Orbital, Peggy Gou and Richie Hawtin. The organisers expect to welcome a record breaking 400,000 visitors for the 23rd edition.

The five day and night gathering runs from October 17th-21st, 2018 and is the world’s leading festival and conference program, offering an extensive art, film, photography program, alongside music and the latest trends in technology and social good.

We’re almost at the point of reaching the magical 400,000 visitors mark, and we still see lots of opportunities to grow. ADE aims to be a world stage for musical talent and the music industry. With visitors from more than 100 countries now you can confidently claim that Amsterdam is truly the beating heart of the worldwide music industry during ADE, while being at the same time a breading ground for cultural and technological innovation for five days and nights.
ADE-director Richard Zijlma

In addition to the growth of the extensive night program, there is also rapid growth of the ADE Beats program, with the audience for hiphop, bass and beats growing year on year. ADE 2017 featured more than 2,500 artists and 550 speakers in a record breaking 160 locations. In previous communications, ADE’s organisers announced that the opening concert with the Metropole Orchestra, the free city festival ADE Hangover and the ADE Hackathon will return to this year’s program.

Among the first selection of artists are:


3 new names. 3 very special B2Bs. 30 acts. The Untold line up for the Trance scene is final now and good to go!

Well, this is it. We finally have the final line up for the Trance Scene at Untold. They announced 3 more names in the past weeks and they couldn't choose better names. I was telling you in an older article why I want to see each name on the line up, I completed the list now.

  1. Andy Moor
  2. Atma Live
  3. Latam

Andy Moor is such a legend in the trance scene. He did a lot of good for it and still going on. I recently saw him again at an event, where he had 2 sets: one vinyl and one producer set and it was like watching magic. He chose each track so well, build up the energy and made us relieve the love for trance music over and over again.

Atma Live and Latam. I have to admit, I first heard of them this year, after Afterhills. They both played at the Essence stage and from what I heard they did an amazing job. Stalked them a little on social media and I really liked what I saw and heard.

  1. Airwave b2b John 00 Fleming
  2. Omnia b2b Ben Gold
  3. Mark Sherry b2b Richard Durand

3 stunning b2b acts. All 6 are amazing artists and we are really lucky to get to see these special b2b acts on the same stage.

Full line up look something like this:

  1. AIRWAVE B2B JOHN 00 FLEMING
  2. ANDY MOOR
  3. ASTRAL PROJECTION 
  4. ATB
  5. ATMA
  6. BOGDAN VIX
  7. BRYAN KEARNEY 
  8. CHICANE
  9. FERRY CORSTEN
  10. GABRIEL & DRESDEN
  11. GARETH EMERY 
  12. KYAU & ALBERT
  13. LATAM
  14. MARCO V
  15. MARK SHERRY B2B RICHARD DURAND 
  16. MARKUS SCHULZ
  17. MARLO
  18. MENNO DE JONG
  19. OMNIA B2B BEN GOLD
  20. ORJAN NILSEN 
  21. RUBEN DE RONDE 
  22. SIMON PATTERSON 
  23. SOLARSTONE 
  24. STANDERWICK (LIVE) 
  25. SUPER8 & TAB 
  26. THE THRILLSEEKERS 
  27. WILL ATKINSON 

If this is not enough for you to grab your ticket now and get ready for Untold, then I do not know what else is. If you already have one, then see you there! If not, then grab one  and (again) see you there!

When: 2-5 august, 2018
Where: Cluj, Romania
How: Tickets and be found on the website www.untold.com.

If you didn’t find accommodation yet, there a lot of tips on their website. Just check them out.

Also, the Trance scene at the festival this year has its own Facebook page and event. Give them a follow for more news and updates!

 

 

 


Untold 2018 presents: Wolf Spirit

The forth chapter of Europe's best festival, Untold, continues in 2018 with a new story: Wolf Spirit - a theme where new characters are coming in to guide you towards the stages through thousands of fans.

Each Untold edition unravels a new chapter from their untold story of the Magical Land of night and magic, a Land protected by the Millennial Wizard. This year, the fans will meet new characters, that will lead them through a world of love, fight between good and bad, but they will also meet a world where man connects with nature through magic. Wolf Spirit is the fourth chapter the fans will discover on August 2nd to 5th.

The Untold Universe grows this year even more, has a even more spectacular story, which brings to us the Warrior King and the Wisdom Priestess. The Warrior King is the protector of the realm, and the strongest one on Earth. The Wisdom Priestess has the gift of fortune telling and preventing evil to take the Earth. The 2 are destined to a special bond, bond fuelled by their common force - the ability to control and harness their spiritual animal's powers: THE WOLF. Both are alpha leaders and their union allows them to summon the Wolf Spirit. Together will be the leaders of the wolf warriors and will protect the fantastic Untold realms, alongside the Dragon.

Thank to the Wolf spirit, the Mainstage will become the Wolf's Nest. The other stages will keep the fantasy real and will have their own stories too: Galaxy, Alchemy, Elements, Daydreaming, Forest, Time, Casino and Trance. All the stages hide a unique world and a unique message. Message all the fans feel alike.

To properly live this fantasy, to properly experience these 2 worlds unite for 4 days and 4 nights, Untold gathers us again in the charmed heart of Transylvania, Cluj-Napoca. The participants are encouraged to involve their heart and soul into the story and free their imagination, their creativity, turning themselves for 4 days into their favourite characters. You can all create your own costume and bring them to the magical land of Untold.

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Main partners of the event areL Kaufland, Orange & Samsung, 5 minute de Libertate, Banca Transilvania and Ursus. Also partners like Absolut, Coca-Cola, Visa, Engie romania, P&G, Intersnack, UNIQUA Asigurari, Red Bull, Blue Air and Jaguar are ones that make this possible and support the festival.

When: 2-5 august, 2018
Where: Cluj, Romania
How: Tickets and be found on the website www.untold.com.

If you didn’t find accommodation yet, there a lot of tips on their website. Just check them out.


Trance Horizons: The Next Journey with Mark Sixma, Matt Bukovski and Antony Waldhorn

The guys from Sounday Events never stop! They had their first event last year with Alexander Popov, Dj Feel, Nikolauss and Deepshader and they continue! They announced a while ago the next journey, this time with Mark Sixma, Matt Bukovski, Anthony Waldhorn and WAYR on February 24th at Atrium Concert Hall!

After waiting for so long, they finally announced the new event, and I could not be happier! Mark Sixma is amazing behind the decks and his music is perfect! Matt Bukovski releases true trance music and he will make me goosebump a lot! Saw him last at Luminosity, and he had a real pleasure of a set!

Tickets are on sale online. You can grab yours here: http://bit.ly/thtickets. You can also buy tickets locally from the Afisha's office on Ion Neculce Street, no. 5 every Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. Price is only 200 MLD (aprox. 40 Ron or 9 euro). 

They also have a nice contest for those music talented people who would like to open up the event. They ask only for a one hour proper warm up mix. Interested? They have more info here. Good luck!

I will definitely be there and enjoy another trance party with the Moldavian Trance Family. We already are a couple of people that will be joinig this from Iasi, and we all cannot wait! 

Trance on! See you there!


One city. A lot of dreamers: Afterhills 2018

Hello, I am Oana and I am a trance addict. I am a music addict. When I see an event I know I can attend my heart fills with joy and tries to pump out of my chest. I start to experience heavy breathing and a lot of goosebumps. I have huge withdrawals from the previous event I attended and I feel like dying if nothing else is announced. I am getting high on music and I cannot imagine life without it.

I missed Afterhills last year and I still didn't forgive myself for that. Even tough I was partying in the mighty Amsterdam, I still wished to experience the first major festival in my city: Iasi (Romania). So when they announced the official dates: May 31 - June 4 2018, I knew I have to block my calendar for these days. My addiction will be fed and I will be happy.

And after teasing us for weeks with the day they will announce the first phase line-up and tickets, they finally did it. Who registered on their website was lucky enough to be the first to find out and buy his ticket to happiness.

The 1st phase of the line-up looks something like this:

Of course, I don't know all the names. But of course, I will google everyone! I heard of Hurts and their live performances and I have a very excited colleague at the office about them. I listened to some of their tracks today and I was impressed. I like what are they doing and I will put them on my TO SEE list. I do not usually listen to The Crystal Method, but I enjoy their music at the parties. And I am expecting an explosive set. Seen Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano at the Untold Festival #1 and I enjoyed their set. Not too much, because ATB was next, but they did a great job. A lot of Romanian names on the line up too. Great names actually: Firma, Subcarpati, Suie Paparude, Zdob si Zdup, these are few of them I didn't see for quite a while and I am excited to see again.

Aaaaaaand of course, the trance names (for now): Vini Vici, Bogdan Vix and George Andreas. Vini Vici does an amazing job behind the decks and I cannot wait to see them (him) again, but this time in Iasi. Bogdan Vix is a great artist and human being and one of those few people that still keep the Romanian Trance Scene alive. He is working really hard on multiple fronts to make this happen: producer, DJ, promoter and trance addict. George Andreas is an upcoming DJ and I am curious of how a live set from him might sound. I've heard some of his mixes, but I wanna see him live too.

The first 5000 tickets are already on sale for only 187 Ron (~40 euros). You can grab yours from afterhills.com. After December 15, tickets will cost 235 Ron (~ 50 euros). You can find more details on their website. You might want to buy your ticket now and be a loooot happier after they announce even more artists. The ones you were waiting for. (*wink)

Till then, just warm up yourself with my very first set and hopefully not the last one. Trance on!


5+ reasons I am not missing Paul Van Dyk - From Then On @Kristal Club, Bucharest

This is getting closer and closer with each day. I cannot belive there are only 2 weeks till I go to Bucharest to experience what sounds like an amazing event. ^_^ I have no doubts I will enjoy every minute of it and I cannot wait to be there.

Beside me beeing really excited to be there, I also have some specific reason of why I chose to go and why I am expecting nothing but greatness from it:

1. Paul Van Dyk. The trance god himself is coming back to Romania. Even tough I never saw him playing in Romania before, but in other countries, I cannot wait to experience his work once again. He is an amazing DJ and his live sets are to die for. Also, he is one of my trance crushes, so no other words needed.

2. Jordan Suckley. This man is an amazing artist and a true show-man. If you are not following his journeys on his Social Media accounts, then you're losing something great! His scratches, his playings with the decks are great and I cannot wait to experience those live.  I always like when a DJ is more than a DJ behind the decks and when there is something extra added to the performance.

3. Bogdan Vix. It's been a hard year for him, for the trance community and for the Romanian Trance scene. He got through all of what happened with all the goods and the bads and he seems to be doing a lot of great music lately and getting a lot of support. (3uphoria just got released. Take a listen and grab your copy. It will definitely worth it.) I am glad he does this last trance event for us for this 2017 and I hope he will not stop here. 2018 already sounds promising. I heard some rummors. ;)

4. Alex M.O.R.P.H. - I first saw him at Luminosity and he had a really good set. I want to repeat that experience. Plus, there are some of his tracks that I will never forget: An Angel's Love (w Sylvia Tosun), The Reason (w Natalie Gioia) and others that make me his forever fan.

5. A new TRANCE gathering. I am always saying trance is connecting good people and that the trance family is something really good for the world. I cannot wait to see some dearly missed faces and to reconnect. It has been a while since we last saw each other and nothign compares with a good old get around face to face (not just online) with all the memories and plans for future getaways.

New trip to trance heaven. Amazing music to celebrate again and again. This reason doesn't need a number. It is the first, the second, the third, the forever reason for every event I chose to go to. I love this music so much. It is a huge part of my life and I cannot imagine what I'd do if it weren't for TRANCE music and all its feelings.

Do you think it this enough to let people not miss this event? Do you have more thoughts? Just let me know below! Trance on!