Grotesque 300 - a celebration of a compilation

Grotesque is having one hell of an year and it is releasing choon after choon. The label is doing great a great job both on music and events so to celebrate all that hard work, they had fun at the Maassilo compound in Rotterdam on December 8th and released the Grotesque 300 compilation on December 12! And what a great outcome this is!

RAM, Marco V and Darren Porter are the ones behind the exquisite selection of 43 tracks, all over 3 CDs. All put together to bring the night's highs back into the sharpest focus. They complied and mixed the best, most seismic, most 300- capturing trance available to this.

You'll discover original productions & reworks from the greatest names in the trance scene. A Mardi Gras of Ferry Corsten, Darren Tate vs Jono Grant, MaRLo, Pure NRG, Talla 2XLC, Stoneface & Terminal, Sean Tyas are just a few of those involved. New names came in too, bringing their very best: ReOrder, Shugz, Lostly, The Noble Six, Ikorus, Dark Monks, Daniel Skyver and more. And of course, the compilation wouldn't not be complete without these 3 leaving their marks on it: Ram, Marco and Darren.

There are no more words needed. You just need to go now and grab your own copy or stream it online from here:

I did. And loved it. My favorites from it are: Craig Connelly featuring Tricia McTeague & Rory O’Grady - Meet At The End (Amir Hussain Remix), Marco V & Paul Denton - Network , Amir Hussain & Daniel Skyver featuring Cari - Sahara, Shugz - Extremity, PureNRG - Midnight Blue, Midway - Amazon (Allen Watts Remix), The Noble Six, - Firewalker and Sean Tyas & Darren Porter - The Potion. Which are your favorites?

Mix 1 - RAM

01. RAM & Darren Porter - The Calling [Grotesque 300 Anthem]
02. Vimana - We Came (Andres Sanchez Uplifting Remix) 
03. Daniel Skyver - Temper Temper 
04. Etasonic & Dany G - Flying in a Dream (RAM & Cari Remix)
05. Craig Connelly featuring Tricia McTeague & Rory O’Grady - Meet At The End (Amir Hussain Remix)
06. Alan Morris & Adrian Morton - Keep Coming Back 
07. CRW - I Feel Love (Omar Sherif Remix)
08. ReOrder & RAM - Opus Dei 
09. RAM & Stine Grove - RAMore (Daniel Skyver Remix)
10. Andres Sanchez - One More Tune! 
11. Darren Tate vs Jono Grant - Let The Light Shine In (2nd Phase Remix) 
12. Paul Denton - Re-Offender 
13. Steve Allen & UDM present Nightflyers - Dopamine 
14. Dark Monks - Insane (Binary Finary Remix) 
15. RAM - Melbourne (Fusion Mix) 

Mix 2 - Marco V

01. MaRLo - The Launch 
02. Marco V & Paul Denton - Network 
03. Smith & Brown - Last Landing  
04. Marco V - It's Black  
05. Ferry Corsten - Trust (Heatbeat Remix) 
06. Amir Hussain & Daniel Skyver featuring Cari - Sahara 
07. Dan Thompson - Delusion 
08. Stoneface & Terminal - So What
09. Gene Xander - Paradigm City (Erika K & Daun Giventi Remix)
10. Shugz - Extremity 
11. Marco V - Aranck 
12. Kiyoi & Eky - Humanity 
13. Ikorus - Checkmate  
14. Lostly - One Last Look 
15. XiJaro & Pitch featuring Artifi - Maple Valley 
16. PureNRG - Midnight Blue  
17. Marco V - Tribute 

Mix 3 - Darren Porter

01. Darren Porter - Opening [Grotesque 300 Intro]
02. Marco Torrance & Natasha Jaffe - Under the Diving Bell (DIM3NSION Remix)
03. Tau-Rine - Energy 
04. Stefano Brigati - Rise  
05. Tau-Rine featuring Alaera - In The Memory  
06. Midway - Amazon (Allen Watts Remix)
07. Talla 2XLC & Alessandra Roncone - Luce 
08. The Noble Six - Firewalker 
09. Darren Porter & Katherine Amy - Let It Burn
10. Sean Tyas & Darren Porter - The Potion
11. The Cracken - Revolution  
12. UCast - Deranged  
13. Alex Wright - The Vixen & The Lioness 
14. Andy Blueman - Sea Tides (Energetic Mix)
15. Richard Sebastian - We Will Meet Again
16. TrancEye - Distant Dream


New track in my cart alert! Airborn, Bogdan Vix and KeyPlayer are on the run. They released a lot of amazing tracks this year, and 3UPHORIA makes no exception! The track was released yesterday exclusively on Beatport, but it is in the trancers's hearts for at almost 2 weeks now, since Armin played it in A State of Trance 838!

Airborn, Bogdan Vix & Keyplayer are becoming something of a fixture here at Essentializm and we LOVE it! Following on from their previous instrumentals 'Kaleidoscope' and 'Liberation' which have received heavy play around these parts, the boys are back with their latest offering '3uphoria'. On the menu are Baleric vibes with a progressive and uplifting flavour, best served: LOUD!

When I clicked play, I didn't expect something like this. I didn't expect to literally take me into an euphoria. The track is sensitive; it is something I cannot find the right words to describe. That piano is a lot to handle.  It touches your heart in a way you get the chills. The chills of happiness, of pure joy. I fell in love at first listen. It gave me that state of "Dance like no one is watching". I am writing this after a 30 minutes dance party with this track on repeat and do not regret a second of it. It was great to re-charge my energy after a strong day at work with this track and to enjoy every feeling of it.

I am really happy they chose to work together, because the results are astonishing. And I really hope they will do even more next year. You can grab your copy now from Beatport, or stream it on Spotify! All other buying or streaming options are right here: and will be available starting November 27.

What do you think about the track? Did it gave you the same chills? Did you experienced something else? Let me know!


Support the artists and follow them on Social media:

Airborn – FacebookTwitter, SoundcloudBeatport

Bogdan Vix – FacebookTwitterSoundcloudInstagramBeatport

Keyplayer – FacebookTwitterSoundcloudInstagramBeatport