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Artist Spotlight – Indecent Noise

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Today is our first in our brand new series, Artist Spotlight! For our first entry into the series, we’re excited to cover our favorite Polish producer Indecent Noise! It’s no coincidence that he’s making his San Francisco debut at Temple tonight, it’s going to be an amazing show. Temple will echo. Based in Warsaw, and heading his record label Mental ... Read More »

Interview with Tritonal

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On the evening of August 1, 2013 before Tritonal hit the Ruby Skye stage as part of their “Metamorphic Tour” that spans over 50 cities across the US and Canada, the duo of Chad & Dave took the time to sit down with me in the lobby of their hotel and talk about their album, their tour, their label, their ... Read More »

Showtek at Ruby Skye | Event Review

Showtek @ Ruby Skye

The brothers Showtek, Sjoerd and Wouter Janssen, are not only one of the fastest rising acts in dance music at the moment, having collaborated with the likes of Justin Prime, Hardwell and the mighty Tiesto, but also one of the more energetic and well rounded artists you will come across in a period where it seems every artist is attempting to ... Read More »

Bjorn Akesson Interview

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TranceFamilySF writer, Will Yee caught up with Bjorn Atkenson in an online interview   “Tell me about Breathe, your most recent single. What was your inspirations and thoughts when creating this track? I was basically working on a follow-up for my track gunsmoke, so the drop was going to be something similar. However I wanted to make it a bit ... Read More »

Bjorn Akesson – Breathe | Track Review

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With so many tracks and artists flocking to the same sounds and the same flows, it’s wonderful to have someone like Bjorn Akesson innovating. This track is dirty. In the best of ways, Breathe hits on those soundsthat have since fallen to the underground and purist movements, yet with enough of a modern finish to catch the casual fan and ... Read More »

Aly & Fila – Quiet Storm | Album Preview

“We never stopped learning, never stopped improving.  We’ve always progressed.  The album has been worked on patiently.  We really want it to create a big impact, like a quiet storm brewing.” - Aly & Fila

“We never stopped learning, never stopped improving.  We’ve always progressed.  The album has been worked on patiently.  We really want it to create a big impact, like a quiet storm brewing.” – Aly & Fila   Press Release (FSOE Recordings,  June 28, 2013) Ever living to the rhythm of the beat, Aly & Fila find themselves in the eye of ... Read More »

Aly & Fila ft Chris Jones – Running Out of Time | Track Review

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Aly & Fila, the premier Egyption DJ’s in the trance scene today have had a storied career performing together. From the start, they established themselves as uplifting masters, producing songs with unique flows and melodies opposite intense beats. In a departure from their usual hard hitting uplifting style, Aly & Fila take their production to its next stage with Running ... Read More »

Giuseppe Ottaviani – Magenta | Album Review

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  I’ve been waiting for this album for as long as I knew it was coming. Giuseppe Ottaviani has been a personal favorite of mine since I first listened to “Angel” years ago. Magenta, his second artist album can simply not disappoint. Known well throughout the die hard Trancefamilies around the world for his amazing tracks and live dj sets, ... Read More »

Ferry Corsten at Ruby Skye | Event Review

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2013 is already proving to be a great year for Trance and we are seeing many artists who have been in the game for many years see quite a recent resurgence thus far. Some artists are changing up their styles a bit while others are forming new projects to keep their new material ever fresh. Ferry Corsten is a man ... Read More »

Beyond Wonderland 2013 | Event Review

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This year Insomniac took Beyond Wonderland to the picturesque San Manuel Amphitheater. It was a welcome change from the usual NOS event center.  The vast space at San Manuel Amphitheater grounds provided great breathing room for fans and good separation between stages.  There was no shortage of star power with a lineup that featured Steve Angello, David Guetta, Chuckie, Afrojack, ... Read More »

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