Always remember where it all began. Trance main stays Ferry Corsten and Markus Schultz aim to honor their humble beginnings with ‘Loops & Tings.’ The track is a modern remake of the one of the original house anthems, ‘Loops & Tings’ by Jens released in 1993. Much like the current dance explosion under way here in the U.S, Europe saw the same explosion in the early 90′s. This song was one of the tracks to kick off that explosion and carry the genre through the decade. Ferry and Markus execute this track perfectly to both honor the past and bring in the future. The song originally aired on Corsten’s countdown 250 and has been everywhere since then including live sets and radio shows. The track is absolutely infectious and is a great blend of past and present trance. With so much happening and changing right now in dance music we sometimes forget where it all came from. Markus Schultz and Ferry Corsten and here to remind us that without the past there is no future, and that is something that makes this track so special.
Here is the original version of the track by Jens:
This is a new track coming from trance main stays W&W. For those of you that don’t know W&W(shame on you) they are a trance duo from the Netherlands. Their first hit ‘Mustang’ was played by EDM kings such as Armin Van Buuren, Markus Schultz, and Tiesto. In 2009 the pair was dubbed ‘the next big thing’ in trance and haven’t disappointed since. The duo originally played the track in their ASOT 550 set in you guessed it, Moscow. It also was also mixed into Armin Van Buuren’s recent ASOT568. There are not too many details out yet about the track but im sure that will soon change as this song sounds massive. Loud, driving synths fuel the song as it builds into a thumping drop. W&W are known more in the trance world however have been making some harder stuff as of late. This song is sure to join many a set, just as W & W’s recent track with Marcel Woods, ‘Trigger’ has been popping up everywhere.
Update: I don’t think we ever featured Trigger on the site, it came out in early July so it is below as well.
Marcel Woods & W&W – Trigger
New Progressive House/Trance
The Scandanavian peninsula is working their way to world domination in the EDM community. Right now it’s a dead heat between them and the Dutch. Artist like Finnish born Lenno are helping the Scandinavian cause. This 17 year old prodigy has been on a recent tear with remixes. His latest remix of Above & Beyond’s new hit ‘On My Way to Heaven’ joins the ranks with his well received remixes of ‘The Night Out’ and ‘Eyes Wide Open’. Lenno takes the original track and gives it a bit more of a progressive feel while not getting too far away from the originals trance foundation. Keep your eyes on this young up and comer as I’m sure he has plenty more for us in the future.
Every week our ears are blessed by the sweet sounds of A State of Trance hosted by the one and only Armin Van Buuren. To give you an idea of the kind of empire Armin has established A State of Trance now has 567 episodes that broadcast in 42 countries. Armin’s 500th episode of the show was celebrated by hosting live shows on five continents. The man simply does not rest and somehow manages to find time to produce some of the best music in the game. Legend? I think so. This week some highlights include ‘On my Way to Heaven’ by Above and Beyond, ‘Caught’ by Markus Schultz, and ‘Azuca’ by one of my favorite duo’s, Tritonal So sit back, plug in some headphones, and let Armin transport you to another world. I promise you will enjoy the ride.