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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ON PROMO: Nikolauss vs. Asteroid - Earthbound [Extrema Global Music]

This is huge! Two of our favorite Extrema artists, Nikolauss and Asteroid got together and delivered this beauty! Both great artists, both produced great tracks, but the result exceeded our expectations. Earthbound is THE track. The track you need to It is all about true feelings and real passion. Passion for nature, passion for sound, passion for life itself. It has a special energy to it. So, just click that play button, feel that energy and enjoy it to the fullest! Trance on! 

I was writing the other days the description for this track and I had to tell you more about it on the blog. Not just because it is a great track, you should know about, but because of the two people that made it.

Nikolauss is not just my boyfriend. He is not just my best friend. He is a great trance producer and I am quite proud about the path he chose. Watching him getting better every day is a privilege. Watching him create and being the first one to listen to his tracks is something I am looking forward everyday after work.

Asteroid is not just one of  the regular artists of Extrema Global Music. He is not only someone with a studio. He is a great guy, and I really hope to meet him soon. He is also studying in the field and trying to reach its potential everyday. Also, so open minded, so down to earth and supportive of all artists, not only his music.

And the track they just made it is perfect. My personal opinion. It gave me an energy to a last for a whole week at the office the other days and it made me feel a bit like a superhero. The lead, the breakdown, the baseline all come together perfectly and I can't be any happier to experience it from its early stages. And to show my appreciation and love for the track, I made a video for it.

I really hope you guys will like it and that you'll grab your copy from Beatport today: https://goo.gl/LA8rA3 . Track was already supported by Manuel on his Extrema 489! Also, don't forget to support these guys on social media, because they do deserve all the support in the world!

Asteroid: Facebook, Twitter, Soundcloud, InstagramBeatport

Nikolauss: Facebook, Twitter, Soundcloud, Instagram, Youtube, Beatport

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365 days of Extrema Global Music in pixels, sounds and happiness

Happy tranceversary! Today I am celebrating one year since I said yes to one of the biggest challenges: to work on graphics and social media for Extrema Global Music, alongside two of the artists I always appreciated: Manuel Le Saux and Astuni. And of course, my other half, my friend, my lover: the amazing Nikolauss.

During this year I completely changed my mind about the trance scene and learned a lot from its backstage. I got to experience how a label works, how they sort demos and how much can someone help an upcoming artist. I met a lot of new people through it and started some  amazing friendships.

We started  by working on some new artworks to better suit the label and the great tracks they release. We changed how to display the information and gave it a more modern look.  Kept the gradients, but adapted them. We kept the logo in the center, and helped it stand up more by using its arrow as an extra element in the background. Separated the artist information, just to give it a little push and make it easier to read and recognize. And we got a really nice feedback on them as well. People were receiving change better than expected and made us even happier with the result.

We did a lot this year, and not only in terms of design. We released 48 great tracks and discovered some really good artists. We got some strong support from Armin van Buuren, Aly & Fila, Sean Tyas, Darren Porter, Giuseppe Ottaviani, Photographer, Richard Durand, TranceEye and many more. We reached 100 releases with over 80 amazing artists on August 1st and we celebrated in stile with a great track from Nikolauss.

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We had a great time with Recoverworld Label Group, but we chose to make a change and moved to the Abora Recordings family. That made us feel like starting from scratch, but in only a couple of months we managed to take it to a next level. We claimed our spot into the top trance labels and continued going up. Conquered the tops on Beatport and Trackitdown and we're fighting for some more!

We improved our presence on social media and launched our own Instagram, Twitter and Youtube accounts! We reached over 4400 friends on Facebook. We posted 37 videos on Youtube and got almost 10 000 views. These may seem small numbers to you, but for us, for me it is a lot to be grateful for only a couple of months. I have the pleasure to manage them all and I get a smile for every like, dislike, share or comment on these socials. I am happy to have a voice and use it to make people happy.

I am happy to be part of such a team and I am happy to call these guys friends. They are kind. They are driven. They are beautiful people. Manuel, Astuni, thank you for having trust in me and my work. Thank you for all the jokes, memories and hard work. Thank you for pushing me to be better. Thank you for beeing you. I can't wait to finally meet you in real life in Milan in one week. We get to reunite the team in one place and smash the dancefloor. Once Extrema, always Extrema!

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New track: Nikolauss - Eureka (Extrema Global Music)

Ohhh well, the day has finally come. Me talking about Andrei's tracks is something that I should always do, but sometimes I am a bit afraid of being too sentimental. Buuuuuut, feelings are perfect in this trance industry, so no more of me ”hiding” and trying to be impartial.

Andrei aka Nikolauss is on the run right now and he's releasing amazing track after amazing track. After his last one, Extrema's 100 release - New beginning it was just right to continue his journey with Eureka. Out on Beatport: October 14th.

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Being a producer's girlfriend has it's perks, and one of them is listening to the tracks while in the making and somehow contribute to the creative process. Well, my contribution to this track was its name, because the already thought one had been taken. The possibilities may be huge, while thinking of a track's title, but the reality is completely different. If the artist is not happy, then you have to keep trying. After a loooooot research we came up with Eureka. I felt like it was the perfect match for the feelings this track gave me, aaaand also because I kinda felt like Archimede discovering the mistery in it.

Beside the name (the great name), the track has also a really nice ”je ne sais quoi” around it. Personally, I think it is one of Nikolauss's best tracks ever and I am happy to see him getting better every day. I always judge a track from an emotional perspective, and not necessarily from a technical one, so let's just talk about the goosebumps it gave me; the thoughts and feelings. The real deal.  This track sent me right to the trance journey I needed when I first listened to it. It gave me hope, energy and a shot of optimism. It drove me through some very happy moments and put the huge smile on my face. Also, it is a very nice track to listen at the gym. It really keep you running on that treadmill!

Andrei's tracks are always powerful, but in the same time have the exact dose of emotion in it. He is indeed one of the best upcomers I now in the trance scene and of course my favorite. I am happy to be part of his trance journey and I hope you'll join us too. Big names like Manuel Le Saux, Sean Tyas, Aly and Fila, Astuni, Darren Porter are already Nikolauss fans. :)

Check out Eureka, and don't forget to also follow him on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Soundcloud. Lots of interesting things will happen' there. Trust me, I am managing that part too. Trance on!


ON PROMO: Manuel Le Saux & TrancEye - Endless Horizon (Original + Nikolauss #140 Remix)

Lately I am listening  a lot of promos that Andrei is receiving, so I was thinking of starting a new thread here on Trancers: ON PROMO. I think some of the guys are really talented and some tracks are really really good. Even if they are smaller producers, even if they are bigger ones, they all deserve the support. You know, I always tried to support the artist I like, no matter what.

And how should I start this thread, if not with a huge track? This week, my favorite ”on promo” is Manuel Le Saux & TrancEye - Endless Horizon. Both the original and the #140 remix from Nikolauss. I won't go into technical talks here, I will talk just about my opinion about the tracks. Massive ones, powerful ones, these tracks are exactly what trance is all about: energy, feelings, emotion, life. I have them on repeat as I write this article. I had them on repeat for a couple of hours. That much I like them and that much I don't want ”the dream” to end.

If you wanna fell what I fell right now, you just have to close your eyes (after you red the article; haha) and imagine yourself running through the forest with me. Running and feeling no pain. Feeling just the energy. Feeling the power. We're not running from something. We're running to something. We're running to that  Endless Horizon. That Endless Horizon filled with joy. With happiness. With emotion. This is quite a collaboration and for sure one of my favorites from Manuel's album - Destiny. Also, the remix from Nikolauss is great. I could start talking about it even more, but I am afraid I won't be as objective as I should, since I heard this remix while in the making and I know all the ups and downs of it. (Living with a trance producer has its perks :D)

I really appreciate Manuel Le Saux and his work. He is a really great music man. A really great man. Some of you may know I already collaborate with him on his Extrema Global Music label, helping with Social Media and all the design work. Those new artworks are just the start of our journey. Working with him is pretty great and I am glad to be part of the family (next to Astuni and Andrei / Nikolauss).

I always loved also, what TrancEye did for trance music and my love for this music genre. He is amazing! I will never forget the emotions, the feelings, the goosebumps his tracks gave me. He is an amazing trance producer and I think he is not getting the recognition he deserves. And there it is. Another reason for me to start writing about tracks I like, artists I love and true music. True emotion. So more people hear about it, start to like it and enjoy the sounds of our souls.

The original track is not new for some of you, since you may have heard Manuel's album, but the remix is. Both, will be released as singles next week, exclusively on Beatport. So stay close. And don't forget to grab your copy. Trance on!