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2013 Archive
Title The Hub James Rae Remix

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3/5 : Good
Artist Mark Landragin & James Rae
Comments The piano break in this at first sounds a bit off, but slowly sounds like it comes back into tune. The beat works the tune well, solid and with a good pace. The melody is similar, with a nice synth just adding to the pace of the sound. The piano comes back in and sounds nice on top of the rest. The tune then pauses, with some nice acid type effects in the background and you'll be forgiven of thinking that the end was nigh. You get another dose of the melody again, which was a very nice surprise indeed. A nice steady tune.
Label Blue Soho Recordings : Released June 2013

Title Saturation Original Mix

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3/5 : Good
Artist UDM
Comments This has the classic trance sound and feel, right from the off. Pacey beat, a huge sense of energy and a really nice undertone that just sticks in your mind. The breakdown doesn't slow this down, you get a really good solo synth that drives the tune onwards, the beat comes underneath and before you know it the tune is off and running again. The beat continues to pound away and you are felt a bit wanting as although what you are getting sounds good, there's no change in anything so it starts to feel a bit static. With a fair few mins to go I was hoping there would be another melody thrown in, but alas not and this is a crying shame. A tune with such strong potential that just needed a little extra to really make it stand out. A quality tune nonetheless and the title very much describes what you will hear.
Label Silent Shore Records : Released June 2013

Title Perfect Day Miroslav Vrlik Remix

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3/5 : Good
Artist Aimoon
Comments This is a banging trance tune; it's a nicely produced symphony of various sounds. The beginning lays down a nice beat, but it's not until you hit the slowdown that the real synths come out to play. I love the ‘Perfect Day' vocals reverbing n and out and the crisp plucky synth. The melody then kicks in and it doesn't smack you in the face with power, but you get an unusual confused sound; which you will have to listen to a few times. By confused I mean it doesn't sound in sync, but clearly is. You then get a more controlled section with a much clearer synth before it fades out. I like this because it is very different and doesn't try to be what it isn't.
Label White Soho : Released June 2013

Title Helen Original Mix

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4/5 niiiccceeeee
Artist CJ Arthur vs. Den Rize
Comments So, I wonder who Helen is? Well, how to describe this; happy summer tune. Love the beat with this and the way it builds up to the quite ‘plip plop' melody. It's a very simple tune, but nicely crafted into a really nice sound. It's got that crisp feel that I like, plus a nice clear direction. You don't expect this to explode on your ears as it just wouldn't sound right, but it does sound right for all the other reasons. There's a real appeal here.
Label Arcana : Released June 2013

Title My Heart and Soul Pavel Yudin Remix

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4/5 niiiccceeeee
Artist 10Stage
Comments I'm liking the synths in the background of this, very much like Damian Wasse. Lots of good sound in this track and the vocals (if you can call them that) work a real treat drifting in and out. The melody really rocks, ok a duff term; but what you get is a real euphoria of sound. Lots of passion in here and your hair will stand up on the back of the neck. The urgency of the tune works you up in a real treat and the piano break at the end is a nice way to top things off. Good length on the melody, but is it enough? Yes, I like this. Good feeling throughout and a melody that really lifts.
Label AEZ Recordings : Released May 2013

Title This Is It Original Banging Mix

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2/5 : Not Bad
Artist Dreamy
Comments I like this artist so am always willing to listen to what he does. I will admit that this isn't my fave tune; it's too short and a little bit too flat. Things start well, you get a solid beat as you'd expect and all the early indications point to a half decent effort. The tune fades and once you hit the melody it's really struggling and just doesn't recover. I like the synth work, but it's dead in the water and had real depth to things. A shame.
Label Pulsar Recordings : Released May 2013

Title Red Dawn Frank Waanders Remix

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3/5 : Good
Artist Tuomas.L
Comments Has a weird clicky sort of start, the beat sounds a bit broken up and the whole thing is kind of messy. The slowdown introduces a sort of vocal and the synths start to come together and you start to hear a very different tune. I have to say it sounds really nice at this point. This fizzles out and the tune starts again. Still sounds clicky, but there is a lot more definition to things; helped by the slowdown a lot. It still needs something else and that does eventually come with a piano break kicking in, which again changes the dynamics of the tune. I like the way this is a bit haphazard and the tune is almost two different sounds compiled together. This won't work for everyone though.
Label AEZ Recordings : Released May 2013

Title Perception UDM Remix

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4/5 niiiccceeeee
Artist Alae Khaldi
Comments Some nice mixes of this, with UDM having a bit more grunt about it. I like the plucky synths throughout this, remain a constant and help move things along. The melody builds on this as gives the whole feel that extra lift with some nice undertones. I like the extra synth that kicks in for the second half, giving it a nice lift and fresher feel. The whole tune isn't outstanding, but in terms of a package I must say it's very good. You will definitely like at least one of the mixes, all to a high standard. Nice.
Label Unearthed Records : Released May 2013

Title Ganymede Original Mix

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2/5 : Not Bad
Artist Andres Sanchez
Comments Not sure what to make of this tune. Starts quite nimbly and then you get a really full on melody. I like the beat, rolls along really well; but on top of that is a bit of a monster. At 140BPM, the piano sounds like it's a bit drowned and when it started I wasn't expecting what I got at the end. I've listened to this a few times and I can't make my mind up, which doesn't happen too often. It has everything that is needed to make a good sounding tune, but there is a disjoint in how it's been produced. Very odd.
Label Blue Soho Recordings : Released May 2013

Title The Incursion Epic Orchestral Trance Mix

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5/5 niiiccceeeee
Artist Kelly Andrew
Comments There are some remixes looming for this, but the originals are still the best. This has to be one of the most powerful tunes I have heard this year and it brings out many different emotions each time I listen to it. The slowdown is quite breath taking, especially when you get the military style drumming underneath. To think you haven't even got to the main anthem yet. Energy in abundance, hold your breath because you are going to be breathless with this beauty. Wow wow wow. I have listened to this so many times and it just gets better and better and that is saying something. Perhaps not trance music as there is a heavy classical feel, but in terms of power and as a dance tune; perfection.
Label Abora Recordings (Promo) : Released May 2013

Title Polynesia Original Mix

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3/5 : Good
Artist MALU
Comments Good funky start to this, which is built upon nicely to the breakdown. Nice twangy melodies in the background, not too complicated; just nice and fresh. You then get a really nice piano melody, with some deep undertones; give it some real depth (all be it without a beat). This gets a nice build-up and you get a really nice feel of a summer tune in the making. The melody kicks in and you get a really good dose of that summer tune. The melody repeats on itself, but feels more meaningful as it progresses; very smooth. It needed some extra synths in the second part, to make it stand out; although what you do get works really nicely. Bit quick to end, but an all-round good tune.
Label Arcana : Released May 2013

Title Dark is the Moon Dub Mix

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2/5 : Not Bad

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Artist Matt Holliday & Zirenz
Comments I'm not 100% sure about this still and note the vocals are awful. I like the dark feel to this, the synth works really nicely and the undertones are real eerie and add well to the whole feel of this. The melody moves nicely, everything comes together and what you hear is a nice tune. It needs a bit more or even decent vocals as what you have is just a good tune, nothing exceptional. It works on some levels, but not on others and does take a while to get going. It's a nice tune, so have a listen and decide for yourself.
Label Afterworld Recordings : Released May 2013

Title Vanquish Solid Stone Remix

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3/5 : Good
Artist M.D.K
Comments Super moody feel to this, really strong vibe. The thing that goes wrong with this is the shortness of the tune, so there you have it upfront. Apart from that, the feel to this tune is great. The melody is similar to what you get from the off, but with some extra emphasis on the undertone and a quirky vocal, if I can call it that. Deep progressive sound this, needs a few extra minutes though.
Label Red Soho : Released May 2013

Title Illuminant Original Mix

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2/5 : Not Bad
Artist meHiLove
Comments This has a great summer vibe to things, shame I got to it so late in the year. Where this falls short is that it promises so so much, but only delivers on a bit of its potential. The melody is great, lives up to everything that you have heard so far; but I wanted more and it just didn't happen. You get a nice piano break throughout and at the point I thought it was going to really kick off it stayed the same, but under a different tone. Lovely sound, happy clappy all the way; but I needed a hands in the air moment that didn't happen.
Label Infra Progressive : Released May 2013

Title Moon Glow Fahrad Mahdavi Remix

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2/5 : Not Bad
Artist Ahmed Romel
Comments Starts very quietly and builds up in terms of volume. Not sure where the tune is going to be honest, I find it a tad confused at the beginning. The main section is OK, bit flat on the synths although I like the consistent approach without having to get too noisy. I don't want to use the words plod along, but I have so there you go; it's a bit of a plodder. Has promise, but I suspect a bit more work is needed to lift this up and get it noticed.
Label Blue Soho Recordings : Released April 2013

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