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Tickets for Creamfields festival 2022 are now on general sale, with next year set to mark the 25th anniversary of the UK festival. The post Tickets are now on sale for Creamfields 25th anniversary in 2022 appeared first on The DJ Revolution.
Tickets for Creamfields are now on general sale for the 2022 edition. Next year will mark the 25th anniversary for the UK festival brand, with organisers promising their biggest event yet!
After having to take a year off due to Covid in 2020, it was great to see the UK’s oldest and most prestigious electronic music festival back in full swing last month.
The four-day, 70,000-capacity camping festival once again offered up festivalgoers an eclectic mix of dance music genres—a list including House, Techno, EDM, Trance, Drum & Bass and Hardstyle—across 10 different arenas and two massive outdoor stages.
Some of this year’s acts included heavy-hitters such as Deadmau5, Eric Prydz, The Chemical Brothers, Nina Kraviz, Carl Cox, Above & Beyond, Bicep, Kolsch, Tiesto, Fisher, Charlotte De Witte, Jamie Jones, David Guetta, Hot Since 82, Sub Focus, Hannah Wants, CamelPhat …and the list goes on.
The 2022 lineup is yet to be announced.
Over 200,000 people signed up for presale ticket access, which is even more reason to be quick this time around.
General sale tickets went live at 9am UK time on Friday 24th September. To check out the different packages and payment plan options, head over to their website.
Creamfields 2022 will be held in Daresbury in Warrington over August Bank Holiday weekend, scheduled from 25 Aug – 28 Aug.
Creamfields 2022 promo flyer:
Official 2019 aftermovie (2021 not available yet):
Since its inception in 1998, Creamfields has become one of the biggest electronic music festivals in the world, inviting big-name artists including Calvin Harris, Swedish House Mafia, Eric Prydz, Tiësto, Deadmau5, Carl Cox, Bicep LIVE, Chase & Status, Pendulum and The Chemical Brothers.
As of 2022, there will also be a ‘Creamfields Chelmsfield’ held in Essex.
Internationally, Creamfields is one of the few festivals to have successfully established itself on the global market with shows staged in Chile, Abu Dhabi, Ibiza, Malta, Argentina, Peru, Hong Kong and multiple cities across China to name a few.
In more recent times, Creamfields won the ‘Best Dance Festival’ at the UK Festival Awards in 2015, as well as ‘Best Major Festival’ in 2016. It was also awarded ‘Best Large Festival’ with Skiddle in 2019.
What began as an offshoot of the legendary Liverpool nightclub ‘Cream’ is now the UK’s oldest and most prestigious electronic dance music festival.
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Insomniac Events just released the lineups for EDC Week. Over 60 DJs & artists will perform at over 40 events throughout the Las Vegas strip. The post Insomniac Events unveils lineup for EDC Week 2021 appeared first on The DJ Revolution.
Insomniac Events have just released the lineups for EDC Week. This year’s dates will run through October 20 – 26, with over 60 DJs & artists performing at over 40 events throughout the Las Vegas strip.
Organisers will once again partner with a number of neighbouring venues to host an elaborate array of parties at various bars, nightclubs, and hotels – which sometimes take place on rooftops with iconic views of the city.
Asides from a heavy servicing of EDM, which includes the likes of Steve Aoki, Tiesto and Martin Garrix; also showcased across EDC Week are Above & Beyond, Black Coffee, Charlotte De Witte, Chris Lake, Deadmau5, Fisher, Nora En Pure, Patrick Topping and Purple Disco Machine.
Insomniac’s flagship electronic music festival ‘EDC Vegas’ (Electric Daisy Carnival) is of course a key part of EDC Week, this year running for three days between 22 and 24 October at Las Vegas’s Motor Speedway.
In addition to a ‘post-Covid’ return, 2021 also celebrates the 25th anniversary for Insomniac – the team responsible for festival spectaculars such as Beyond Wonderland and Nocturnal Wonderland.
To grab tickets individually for the various shows at EDC Week, head over to their official website.
Header image: EDC Facebook
Elrow is heading back to The Drumsheds in London this Halloween for another ‘Elrow Horroween’. The all-day party takes place on the 30th. The post Elrow is heading to The Drumsheds this October for another ‘Elrow Horroween’ appeared first on The DJ...
Elrow is heading back to The Drumsheds in London this October for another ‘Elrow Horroween’. Organisers recently announced the all-day party, which takes place on 30th October.
Following their unforgettable showcase at the venue in 2019—which was packed with spellbinding visuals, engrossing actors, heaps of confetti, and the world’s very best DJs—their hugely anticipated return will feature an immersive experience that only elrow can deliver!
Last time round saw The Drumsheds transformed into a world of derelict haunted houses, disturbing dancefloors and petrifying graveyards — so lucky ticket holders are in for a special treat!
At the time of writing, you don’t have to be fully vaccinated to attend The Drumsheds, although you will need proof of a negative Covid-19 test. Get more info on their website.
The lineup is set to drop VERY soon.
Presale starts on Wednesday 22nd September, with general sale from 12:00 pm on Thursday 23rd September. Either register for presale or grab your tickets here.
Elrow Horroween 2021 will take place at The Drumsheds at Orbital Business Park in London on the 30th of October. The all-day party runs from 12:00 pm – 10:30 pm and is just a 5-minute walk from Meridian Water Station.
Known for their confetti, inflatables, and other shenanigans at their parties, elrow is a tech house-focussed electronic music label based in Barcelona.
As a brand, they’ve showcased their club nights in over 50 cities including London, Shanghai, Buenos Aires, Beirut, Istanbul, Cairo, Amsterdam, Miami – and the list goes on.
Elrow has also had stage takeovers at festivals like Glastonbury and Tomorrowland, plus club residencies in places like New York, Barcelona, Madrid, Dubai, and at world-famous superclub Amnesia in Ibiza.
Their club nights & shows are some of the most immersive and creative you’ll see anywhere in the world. If you haven’t been to one of their parties yet, you’re missing out!
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Tomorrowland Winter recently announced the first names for the upcoming second edition in 2022. Packages & ticket info inside. The post Tomorrowland Winter releases first names for 2022; packages now on sale appeared first on The DJ Revolution.
Tomorrowland Winter recently announced the first names for the upcoming second edition in 2022. The week-long party runs through 19–26 March in the picturesque French ski resort of Alpe d’Huez.
In typical Tomorrowland style, partygoers & holidaymakers will be offered up a buffet of electronic music genres — mostly house, techno, trance and EDM — together with the kind of awesome stage production we’ve come to expect from Tomorrowland.
From A to Z, the initial acts include Adriatique, Afrojack, Armin Van Buuren, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Kolsch, Kungs, Lost Frequencies, Martin Solveig, Ofenbach, Paul Kalkbrenner, Quintino and Yves V.
As for the resort itself, it’s ranked among the best in the world, boasting over 250 kilometres of slopes, stunning mountaintop views and 300 days of sunshine a year.
Seven-day packages for Tomorrowland Winter 2022 went on sale on September 18th, with four-day packages & passes available from September 25th. Head over to the official Tomorrowland Winter website for more details.
This year’s event was cancelled back in March due to the Coronavirus, which will make it a three-year break since the festival’s debut edition in 2019.
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Here are 20 of our favourite euphoric/classic trance anthems from the 2000s. What an incredible time to be alive during this magical era! The post 20 of the Best Classic Trance Anthems From The 2000s appeared first on The DJ Revolution.
Following on from our previous post, we just had to take a deeper dive into some of our favourite classic trance anthems from the 2000s!
But first …
Whilst it wasn’t known as a dance genre until the early 1990s, trance music can be traced back to 1988, with the release of Klaus Schulze’s album ‘’En=Trance’’.
It originated in Germany from the techno & hardcore scenes and quickly flooded dancefloors throughout the rest of Europe in places like Belgium and the Netherlands.
Given its mostly instrumental nature, and characterized by its repeating melodic phrases, the genre was considered a more melodic variance of house and techno, with ‘uplifting trance’ lending much of its influence from classical music.
Every standout genre has its golden age, which is nearly always during the initial years from when that genre was conceived.
Whilst the early ‘90s was the birth era of trance music—producing some of the best trance anthems that exist today—many would argue that the genre didn’t hit its top gear until later in the decade, which we’d mostly agree with.
As far as how long this ‘’golden age’’ lasted? We’d probably categorize ‘classic trance’ as running most of the way through the 2000s, until about 2007.
This list has been hand-picked by our team here at The DJ Revolution, many of whom had these tracks in their vinyl collections as working DJs around the turn of the decade. It includes tracks from trance music legends such as Armin Van Buuren, OceanLab, Ferry Corsten, Marco V and Sander Kleinenburg to name just a few.
Make no mistake, these records were absolute bombs when they came out – and were further popularized by clubbing brands such as Gatecrasher and Godskitchen in superclubs in the UK and Ibiza.
In case you wanted to purchase any of the selections, we did our best to include the appropriate ‘buy’ links for the digital and vinyl versions in the description for each track.
Here are 20 of the best classic trance anthems from the 2000s!
Let’s start with this one from UK trance producer & remixer ‘Lange’ …real name Stuart Langelaan.
With its wonderful slow build-up and progressive energy, “Drifting Away” was originally released on UK label VC Recordings in 2001 and features Katie Marne (AKA Skye) on the vocals. It reached No.9 in the UK Singles Chart the following year in 2002.
Before this, Lange was also behind the SuReal track “You Take My Breath Away”, which peaked at No. 15 in the UK in 2000.
No introduction needed for trance legend Armin Van Buuren. His track ‘Shivers’ feat. Susana was first released back in 2005.
Armin is of course Dutch DJ/producer & remixer, well known for previous releases (before this one) including “Blue Fear”, “Touch Me” and “Communication”, together with various remixing projects. Notably, Armin also picked up the No.1 spot in DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJ poll for four consecutive years through 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010.
Above & Beyond are the English electronic music trio consisting of Jono Grant, Tony McGuinness and Paavo Siljamäki. The track Alone Tonight originally came out on their own label Anjunabeats in 2006, and is surely one of the best examples of a euphoric trance classic post-2005!
It’s also worth a mention, in the years following its release, the trio placed in the top 10 of DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs poll for three consecutive years in 2007, 2008 & 2009.
If we’re talking about ‘’secret weapons’’, for any DJs out there, then look no further. This track from Dutchman Marco V in collaboration with German techno/trance duo ‘Jens’ is surely one of the best hard trance anthems ever made.
Known for his energetic hard trance & tech-trance productions like this one, Marco met longtime music production partner Benjamin Bates early in his career, and the pair would go on to produce countless tracks under numerous aliases.
Dutch Force (real name Marinus de Goeij) is a trance producer also known under other aliases for such as Rank 1, Gaia and others. His track ‘Deadline’ was first released on UK label Inferno Records in 2000.
Fun fact: The name for the label was inspired by a bottle of very hot sauce!
Achieving big success in the clubs, this track was subsequently included on countless classic trance compilations in the years that followed.
Here’s another absolute bomb ….it’s from German electronic music producer Mirko Zettl, AKA Mirco De Govia.
Taking his inspiration from electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk and Tangerine Dream, Mirko released his first record on a small underground label back in 1994 and has since become one of the most respected artists for the German label ‘Euphonic’ ….the same label Epic Monolith was released on.
Whilst this track would perhaps be considered a ‘slightly alternative’ example of a trance classic, it’d be criminal not to include it! Grab the full vinyl EP from 2001 via Discogs or get a digital copy from Beatport.
OceanLab is a vocal trance project from Above & Beyond (also see No.3), with fellow Brit Justine Suissa proving the vocals for this one.
This little beauty has to be one of the best uplifting trance anthems out there …first released on Dutch label Captivating Sounds in 2001.
You can either grab the vinyl EP, which includes an instrumental version, on Discogs, or get a digital copy from Beatport. The full-length ‘Original Mix’ is what we’re looking for here …preferably not the shorter radio edit!
This next track is from Belgian trance DJ/producer ‘Push’ (also known as ‘M.I.K.E. Push’ among other aliases, real name Mike Dierickx); yet another trance classic from the year 2000!
After becoming a massive hit in clubland, ‘Strange World’ subsequently appeared on countless classic trance compilations for years to come. Push also had success with trance hits ‘Universal Nation’ in ’98, and ‘The Legacy’ which came after this one.
Certainly one of the best uplifting trance tracks of all time …this one from producer duo ‘Alt+F4’, a Finnish outfit consisting of Joonas Hahmo and Matti Kotala.
Without the aid of any vocals, this track is pure euphoria! It was first released on Above & Beyond’s Anjunabeats label back in 2004.
Jumping into 2007 now, with this hard trance banger from British trance producers Luke Warner and Mat Lock — a remix from Danish DJ/producer Daniel Kandi.
Unfortunately we couldn’t find a vinyl copy of this one on Discogs, although you can get a digital version on Beatport. As one of the few exceptions to the rule, the remix easily overshadows the original version!
Another classic now from 2007, this time from American producer and label owner Casey Keyworth …AKA ‘’Breakfast’’.
The track ‘Sunlight’ was released on Ferry Corsten’s Flashover Recordings label which he started a few years earlier in 2005.
More feel-good vibes now as we return back the year 2000 – and yet another vocal trance classic! Also known as ‘Lange’, it’s another track from UK trance producer & remixer Stuart Langelaan, this time in collaboration with Rohan Heath and Steve Long under the alias ‘SuReal’.
In addition to its success in clubland, You Take My Breath Away also enjoyed commercial recognition, reaching No.15 in the UK charts in the same year.
Whilst you could categorize ‘My Lexicon’ under the umbrella of Progressive House, for us, it’s also classic trance!
The track is by Dutch DJ & producer, Sander Kleinenberg, and was released on Pete Tong’s ‘Essential Recordings’ label (which isn’t operational anymore) back in 2000. With its fantastic nostalgia-infused vibe and percussive melody, we definitely think it deserves a spot!?
Keeping with the dreamy vibes for this next classic from Sasha & Emerson. This absolute gem of a track is also from 2000!
What a time this was for legendary Welsh DJ/producer, Sasha, who was also voted the world’s No. 1 DJ by DJ Mag in the same year and had just released his ‘Xpander’ EP the year prior.
It’s also interesting to know that British dance music legend Darren Emerson had recently parted ways with Underworld to concentrate on his solo career as a DJ, remixer and label owner.
We couldn’t easily find a digital copy of Scorchio, although you can get the vinyl EP on Discogs, which also includes ‘Emerson’s Late Night Dub’.
Here’s a hard trance classic if there ever was one! This 10-minute banger is from the Finnish electronic music duo ‘Slusnik Luna’.
The track ‘Sun’ was originally released in Finland on Unity Records in October of 2000 and was later licensed to popular labels around the globe the following year. As well as being a massive hit in clubland, the track also reached No.40 in the UK Charts.
Maybe not as widely known as some of the other tracks on this list, but boy does it deserve a spot! This one is by a Dutch progressive trance outfit created by Nic Vegter and Raz Nitzan.
‘North Pole’ was first released on Dutch label Fundamental Recordings back in 2003. After this one, the duo followed up with “Sahara”, which was nominated for ‘Best Dance Song of the Year’ in 2004.
Most notably famous for the classic trance anthem ‘Out Of The Blue’ released in ’98, ‘System F’ is one of the many aliases of Dutch trance music legend Ferry Corsten, who also went by the names ‘Moonman’, ‘Pulp Victim’ and ‘Gouryella’ during this era.
Fun fact: The name System F comes from Ferry’s systematic way of producing, as he always starts by looking for a melody, then fills in the bass and kick. The ‘F’ apparently stands for ‘fantastic, fabulous, Ferry’!
Another well-deserved slot for Above & Beyond (also see No.3). This tech-trance banger was again released on their own label, Anjunabeats in 2007.
Fun fact: The name ‘’Anjuna’’ comes from the name of a beach in Goa, India.
With a production resume as long as your arm, the trio have displayed a broad range of electronic productions over the years, gravitating towards progressive trance & progressive house, whilst occasionally releasing downtempo & ambient tracks.
‘Light A Rainbow’ was a classic vocal trance track released on German label ‘Drizzly’ in 2000. It’s by Danish Trance duo, Tukan.
This one reached No.4 in the German Dance Chart and featured on a number of German compilation albums. Perhaps more notably, the track also appeared on massively popular UK compilations ‘M.O.S. clubbers guide 2002’, ‘Judge Jules Clubbed’ and ‘The Annual’ from 2002.
Last, but certainly not least, the track ‘Starfighter’ was originally released on UK label Surface recordings back in 2005. It’s by British trance outfit Andrew Perring & Tim Stark.
If you were looking for more evidence that ‘’classic trance’’ continued beyond the early 2000s, this is another good example!
21. Filo And Peri Feat. Eric Lumiere – Anthem (Original) (2007)
22. Rank 1 – Awakening (Original Mix) (2001)
23. Future Breeze – Temple Of Dreams (Club Mix) (2001)
24. DJ Tiesto – Lethal Industry (Original Mix) (2001)
25. Solid Sessions – Janeiro (2000)
26. Jurgen Vries – The Theme (2002)
27. 4 Strings – Take Me Away (Into The Night) (2001)
What an incredible time it was during the early 2000s for this magical nostalgic era of classic trance…
If we’re talking about escapism in the music, this period matches up against the best of them!
Read this next: 20 of the best classic trance anthems from the late 90s.
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Check out this 90-minute mix – this one from American DJ/producer, The Blessed Madonna – coming to you from the Boiler Room in London! The post The Blessed Madonna live @ Boiler Room London, Sep 2021 appeared first on The DJ Revolution.
Check out this (almost) 90-minute mix from American DJ/producer, The Blessed Madonna – coming to you from the Boiler Room in London!
Marea Stamper, professionally known as the Blessed Madonna, is one of the most celebrated DJs of her time, thanks to her eclectic, joyous sets, which can encompass anything from classic electro and new wave to the latest techno and house white labels.
Some career highlights include:
In response to a Change.org petition that raised concerns of racial insensitivity, Marea changed her stage name from ‘The Black Madonna’ to ‘The Blessed Madonna’ in July 2020.
Thanks to AllMusic.
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