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Album Review: GT Digital Presents – The Future of Hard Trance

Album Review: GT Digital Presents – The Future of Hard Trance

May 10, 2017

Recently, GT Digital’s “The Future of Hard Trance” has given a definitive shape of what they’re trying to capture in the current hard trance revival. The CD opens with the rhythmic percussion intro of Aponaut – “The Future of Hard Trance.” Reminiscent of the seminal Art of Trance – Madagascar plucking sounds, we’re lead into a powerful offbeat bass and gated synth riffs. We’re moved thr

USTM’s Best Trance Tracks of 2016 | Original Mix Edition

USTM’s Best Trance Tracks of 2016 | Original Mix Edition

Dec 22, 2016

There’s been an awakening, Have you felt it? I sure have. For the second year in a row I find myself coming across tracks that remind of the early rave days. If you haven’t noticed already a hard trance revolution has been brewing the past two years beside the ever growing psy-trance & tech-trance movements. The sound that got me into trance in the late 90s was of the course the harder side of t

USTM’s Best of 2016: Radio Shows/Podcasts

USTM’s Best of 2016: Radio Shows/Podcasts

Dec 16, 2016

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… Every event was “the best ever”, every live-set was “the best ever”, and every track that released was “the best ever”. Psytrance seemed to reign supreme this year as the top gun producers and promoters milked its popularity. For the second year in a row I found myself supporting the hard trance genre. There is so much talent

AVA 10 YEARS: PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE – MIXED & COMPILED BY ANDY MOOR & SOMNA

AVA 10 YEARS: PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE – MIXED & COMPILED BY ANDY MOOR & SOMNA

Nov 25, 2016

On August 7th, 2006, Andy Moor’s highly praised, singular vision for two genres crystalized into one record label. It was called AVA Recordings and by the end of that year, the progressive and trance fraternities weren’t talking about much else. ‘Hot’, doesn’t come close to touching it – AVA was lava. With infinite stylistic balance and the zeit-i-est of zeitgeist timing, Andy’s first salvo of A

Interview: Ukraine’s Ultimate Hard Trance Duo // Locanda & Kuznetsow

Interview: Ukraine’s Ultimate Hard Trance Duo // Locanda & Kuznetsow

Nov 14, 2016

Vladimir Chadlov, is the producer with more then ten years of experience. He was releasing own tracks on different labels, in different genres all over the world since 2007. Also he is the co-founder of one of the Ukrainian most famous labels S.O.L.T. records established in year 2007 and closed in 2012. Pavel Kuznetsov is talented producer with nearly ten years of experience and started his official career with ta