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trance throwbacks – cerf, mitiska & Jaren


Trance Throwbacks – Cerf, Mitiska & Jaren

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.

[EDM Origins] [Deep House / Club Dance:] Marcus Schössow – Mr. White (Original Mix) [Remix] [Reuben De Ronde Remix] // [Chill Ambient Trance:] John O’Callaghan – Take It All Away (Marcus Schössow Nu Prog Remix)


[Deep House / Club EDM:] Marcus Schössow – Mr. White (Original Mix) [Remix] [Reuben De Ronde Remix Blend] from Trance the Ultimate Collection 2007

EDM Origins’ post today will feature the Swedish electronic producer and DJ, Marcus Schössow and two epic EDM tracks of his, the entrancing “Mr. White” and his epic ambient Nu Progressive remix of John O’Callaghan’s “Take It Away” Both tracks exemplify the core values and foundations of EDM. “Mr. White” and it’s many remixes make successful blends of the original’s use of “female robot” vocals (a la Knife Party), the rhythmic toy or video game synth chords (a la Eric Prydz) and that infectious backbeat present in all today’s club bangers, the 2007 single was way ahead of its time. Two of the better cuts of the song are the “Original mix” and the version of the song that was mixed and included in Trance: The Ultimate Collection 2007.

*epic [Chill Ambient Trance] John O’Callagan – Take It Away (Marcus Schössow’s Nu Prog. Remix)

“Take It Away” is a much more trance-house inspired tune, but just as epic and golden in the world of ambient music. Starting out as expected for a vocal trance tune, the song quickly sheds its cookie-cutter frame as layers of deep house sounds envelop the listener and heavenly, soothing vocals reminiscent of 4 Strings or Tiesto begin. As if this wasn’t good enough already, the song halfway through showcases haunting vocal effects during an a capella, and shortly after drops the unforgettable, addictive melody that caresses the aural senses until the end of the song.

Both tracks are worth checking out, simply for how good they are on their own but also as exemplary cuts embodying the core values of electronic dance music.

Marcus Schössow on Soundcloud

[Dance / Trance:] Martin Garrix feat. Usher – Don’t Look Down [YT Music Awards] & [Throwback Trance:] Armin Van Buuren feat. Ana Criado – Suddenly Summer (Norin & Rad Remix) [ASOT 556]


Featured in the Youtube Music Awards is dance trackDon’t Look Down” by EDM artist and DJ, Martin Garrix with vocals from R&B sensation Usher. The result is a quite uplifting dance track with an equally interesting, fun and silly music video embracing feeling the music and letting yourself go. Check it out above and more from the YTMAs in the aforementioned link above.

Our next throwback and trance tune is one of my favorites from Armin Van Buuren’s trance megamix series, A State of Trance, this track from its 556th edition is an absolutely stunning and excellent remix of “Suddenly Summer” by Armin Van Buuren featuring female vocalist, Ana Criado. The Norin & Rad Remix takes this trance tune to the top with a simply transfixing repeating synth melody that begins around the 4:30 mark. Take a moment to sit back, relax and let this song take you away