A few weeks ago I was catching up online with an old friend and our conversation quickly came to the topic of music and what we were both listening to nowadays. We soon began trading YouTube and SoundCloud links as if we were seasoned stock brokers. Soon enough, after receiving what was the 4th Drake single in […]
For this year’s DJ Mag Top 100 vote, Eddie Bitar & Indecent Noise were my number 3 and number 2 pick, respectively. Their collaboration Poltergeist, released 14th October on Indecent Noise’s Mental Asylum label is a dance floor destroyer. On remix duty is arguably Scotland’s best DJ and producer, Mark Sherry, one of the few […]
In Saturate Audio‘s unending quest to dominate the progressive trance charts, they’ve expanded their roster and added two up and coming artists with their own very distinctive sound. The first is Basil O’Glue‘s frequent collaborator Christopher Vassilakis, known for his deliciously deep and moody trademark style. The second is rising star Naden, a young up […]
If you’ve been following the mainstream trance scene in the past few months, then you’d be no stranger to Armin Van Buuren’s new Who’s Afraid of 138? project, which is a push for the faster, more traditional trance that was once popular before the big cheesy Trouse sounds became dominant in most trance productions and […]
Like most genres, there’s a lot of different styles of trance. Wikipedia has a decent list of these styles, but it’s a bit light on examples. Instead of going through the history of each subgenre (as this is probably documented elsewhere) I’ll dive into the basic characteristics that define each of these styles, and provide […]
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About Beat Explorers
One of the major ideologies behind Beat Explorers is that good music is good music, regardless of age. An EP, single or album could have been released this week, or it could have been released 10 years ago, just so long as it is high quality music, it is still worth sharing with others.