Today we’re throwing back to some classic trance tunes from Cerf, Mitiska & Jaren. The trio is notable for many trance tracks and frequently collaborating with Armada Music label head Armin Van Buuren.
Starting Right Now
Starting Right Now, originally released in 2012, is an uplifting trance number combining early elements of future trance with smooth vocals and melodies. Chris Jones is featured on this one with vocals creating a stratospheric melody with Jaren’s.
One of their most popular tracks, Light the Skies (originally released in 2008) is a beautiful song reminiscent of Oceanlab’s “Satellite” with its transcendent vocals and down-tempo melodies. Retrobyte’s Classic Electrobounce Edit, seen in Armin’s A State of Trance series is one to drift off to, sleep to, dream to. This was when trance was at it’s best.
Major Lazer and Khalid dropped the music video to their collab “Trigger” directed by James Larese. The video accompanies the emotionally laden, sultry vocals of Khalid and its down-tempo buildup and drop, with visuals inspired by Death Stranding.
Recently released to mixed reviews for Playstation 4, the game stars Sam Bridges on a mission to reconnect the world. CGI models boogey to the beat in between footage from the game.
One of DEEPROT’s DJ’s released a very fire mix, sure to warm you up in the cold of the 2019 winter. The tracklist is bursting with solid tunes, ranging from deep house, bass, and future sounds, all of which are listed on the Soundcloud page for the mix. Enjoy this mix as a free download from Tom Bull!
[House/UK Garage:] Turn Me On (ft. Vula) [8ighty Remix] – Riton x Oliver Heldens
Here’s one I’ve kept in heavy rotation since it debuted. 8ighty’s slick remix of Riton & Oliver Heldens’ “Turn Me On” gives the original quite a futuristic and upbeat makeover. The result is nothing short of a banger, combining the melodic vocals and undertones with a high energy bass line with UK Garage motifs.
This remix is amazing. Fans of dance and house music should be sure to check it out!
You can download it for free from 8ighty’s Soundcloud.
The Confession label’s HOODERS track Cops is quite an interesting blend of G-House, Bass and tech house elements. Fresh off their EP The Mob, Cops comes with a steady BPM, and a meeting of classic house sounds with darker, albeit upbeat sounds for a very unique affair. Check it out above and check out more from HOODERS below and on Confession’s YouTube channel.
Electronic music legend Kaskade has come a long way from his first releases. The [city] native began spinning soft house, trancey and even lounge cuts like “It’s You, It’s Me” when he stepped onto the scene. At the time, he was one of few homegrown American house acts and his music steadily became more well known. His monumental remix of David Morales “Here I Am” was featured in The Devil Wears Prada.
Since those days, Kaskade has branched out into many different genres and tends to produce more energetic music. Here’s a look at some of his more iconic deep cuts that brought him to where he stands currently.
Let Me Go (feat. Marcus Bentley)
Ice (feat. Dan Black)
Turn It Down (w/Rebecca & Fiona)
Llove (feat. Haley)
More fire from the time period:
Never Say Never (Alex Gaudino Remix) [feat. Jacqueline Govaert] – Armin Van Buuren
Spaceship (Fedde Le Grande Remix) [feat. Kelis] – Benny Benassi