It’s been said over the last few years that vinyl is making a come back. As music becomes more digitized and accessible, there are some who argue it loses its individuality. And apparently there is some truth to their opinion- at least on the market side of the music industry. According to DJ Mag, “research conducted alongside online record shop Norman Records” confirms a 500% jump in vinyl record sales since 2013.
Whether this resurgence in vinyl is due to many individuals’ discerning taste in music or just the hype over vinyl is uncertain. But one thing is. There’s never been a better time for vinyl salesmen or die-hard old school vinyl heads. The ability to have practically any track pressed at the drop of a dime is undoubtedly helping as well!
So let us know what you think about the return of vinyl by leaving a comment. Is it a great comeback for a long lost music medium? Or a way for music fans to feel elitist by having a less accessible route to the sound?
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By Real EDM — 1 year ago
NWYR – Dragon
The wait is over for fans of W&W‘s Trance project NWYR. The Dutch duo made up by Willem van Hanegem and Wardt van der Harst have finally released the long awaited song ‘Dragon’.
‘Dragon’ is the third release by NWYR, following the mammoth track ‘Voltage‘ back in June of this year. The song has an insanely catchy melody followed by an energizing drop. With a Trance build up and a distinct Big Room styled drop, The euphoric sounds of this song truly connect fans of both Trance and Big Room. The duo certainly entertain the Trance faithful by going back to their roots and we can only hope for more of the same.
The side project was one of the biggest surprises of Ultra 2017 which was followed up by an epic show at Tomorrowland 2017. The duo chooses to release singles and play at festivals sporadically, leaving their fans craving for more.
NWYR – Dragon
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By Real EDM — 4 months ago
Pan drops “take your time” music video along with the EP release
It’s josh pan‘s world and we’re just living in it. Now, we get to see the world within through his new EP released of that title on OWSLA. The four-track EP shows the listener a smoother side of the NYC-based artist. He is known to keep fans on their toes with his eclectic discography, and he made sure to do just that in his latest effort. Laced with vocals that sound like butter and mesmerizing melodies, the world within is going to be your newest addiction.
The entire tracklist is phenomenal and majestic. It’s a softer, soulful group of songs while still being groovy. He opens with “undefeated,” which has a toe-tapping key melody that immediately draws the listener in. Pan’s smooth vocals layer perfectly with the playful chord progression. The horns tie everything in during the chorus.
The next track is “take your time”, which he accompanied with the music video below. It picks up the pace of the EP with the wavy beats and lo-fi composition. It’s got a melody that is sure to get your head bobbing. It definitely has an R&B vibe. The intricate percussion and sliding synth are decorated with a shiny plucked arpeggiator. The funky vibe of this one goes perfectly with the eclectic visuals Pan chose below.
“overdue” slows things down. Pan’s emotional lyrics melt beautifully into the atmospheric tones. The light piano chords delicately layered in the background embodies a cold rainy day, dreaming about that special someone. It’s overall just a very delightful song.
The final track is “windows ’17” with a light air of experimental trap. The low, distorted vocals are layered with some really cool effects. It has a vibey beat throughout. The last breakdown is an echoing vocal chop that wraps everything nicely. The little sprinkling of the xylophone mallet seals the deal here.
josh pan loves to be a man of mystery. After signing with OWSLA back in 2015, the young artist has been making major waves in the industry releasing tracks with JAUZ & Yookie, X&G, Medasin, and creating a legendary Diplo & Friends mix. He even caused a social media frenzy after iconically revealing josh pan is actually a collection of 20 producers, ranging from Luca Lush to Jai Wolf to Pham to Cavalier (only to name a few). Of course, that was a prank, but it got the people talking. It sums up his music greatly though. He’s all about self-reflection, and his music serves as a mirror for ourselves. To quote the man himself, “You are josh pan.” Keep doing what you’re doing, we love it.
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By Real EDM — 4 days ago
Above & Beyond pres. OceanLab “Clear Blue Water” (Trance Wax Remix) is out now.
Trance Wax (real name Garry McCartney) is no stranger to classic trance. As Ejeca, he has produced house and techno for eight years. Under his Trance Wax alias, however, McCartney has been reworking classic anthems from the likes of BT, Future Sound Of London, and Delerium. Initially, these remixes were released as vinyl-only pressings.
The new remix of “Clear Blue Water” from Above & Beyond‘s project OceanLab, in collaboration with singer Justine Suissa will be the first official digital release from Trance Wax. Bringing the tempo down and layering Suissa’s vocals over dreamy pads and a downtempo drum break, the Trance Wax remix has updated the classic track for 2019 while still maintaining its important core elements and vibe.
”It was one of the first records I bought when I was at school, and it still gives me the same feeling it did the first time I heard it,” said McCartney about the original version of the song, which was released in 2001. Trance fans have been loving the rework already, after hearing it when Trance Wax and Above & Beyond played two sold out shows at Printworks in London.
The “Clear Blue Water” rework is just one of two that will officially be released via Above & Beyond’s Anjunabeats imprint in 2019.
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