Every month, we’ll take a look back at the top 10 trance tracks that shook our world from the previous 4 weeks. This is a no fuss curation of some of the biggest sounds from around the world in the trance scene – enjoy and dig in!
The Top Trance July 2017 – Tracks 1-5
1. Mark Sherry – Music of the Earth
Mark Sherry delivers a fantastic tech trance track with Music of the Earth. The melody has been stuck in my head for days. It’s got great energy, driving basslines, and those synths! Mark has a tutorial posted on Facebook on how he got to the finished product on this track, so aspiring producers, go check it out!
2. Miroslav Vrlik – Spotlight
Pure uplifting right here. One may even call it serious uplifting. This 140 BPM has the hallmark of a summer tune. Don’t forget about those remixes as well!
3. Will Atkinson – Awake (Waio remix)
I loved the original and I love this remix. Waio does not disappoint on this release from VII’s red chapter. Awake has been a staple of mine for a while now and I expect this remix to complement it nicely!
4. Freedom Fighters – Clockwork (Sean Tyas remix)
Another track from VII, Clockwork is Sean Tyas’ interpretation of a great Freedom Fighters track. It’s a track that drives hard all the way to the finish.
5. Stoneface and Terminal – Deepox
Now is your chance to get the track that Aly and Fila opened up Electric Daisy Carnival set in 2017. Another great tech trance release from Stoneface and Terminal right here. It’s not the typical hard, driving track you may expect but rather a bit funkier than usual.
The Top Trance July 2017 – Tracks 6-10
6. Heatbeat – Meteora
More psy-tech coming from Heatbeat with Meteora. The electric guitar breakdown is certainly something atypical in trance but they executed it well. They have really been on-point lately with their releases and this is no exception.
7. 2nd Phase & Stevie Wilson – Ballistic
I’m sneaking in a bit of a change of pace with Ballistic. I’ve been turned into a fan of 2nd Phase lately and have really enjoyed this techno banger. Expect to hear this one in opening sets soon.
8. James Kiedis & Peter Steele – Machina
James Kiedis and Peter Steele team up for a monster techlifting track. Machina blends together classic trance structure with modern sounds in a way that fits almost any peak hour set. Can’t wait to play this one out.
9. Standerwick – Into The Deep
More uplifting trance from Standerwick with “Into The Deep” right here. This is a great, feel-good, summer-vibed track that’ll fit well with many styles.
10. Tristan & Aardvarkk – Daws of Perception (Imagine Mars & Volcano Remix)
What would any of my articles be without some progressive psy? Love those trippy arps on this one – this track defines psychadelic!
BONUS – 11 . Airborne – Won Fordy
Shameless plug here – Won Fordy is one of my own tracks which I’ve just released on The Delimiters, a trance producer collective housed here in Chicago. I’ve put together a 140 bpm tech trance banger with this one. It’s a free download, too, so snag a copy and enjoy! Let me know what you think in the comments!