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 August/ September 2017 – Tracks 1-5
1. Dave Neven – Moon Shadow
Dave Neven is back with a new EP featuring Moon Shadow, an eerie darklifting melodic trance track. It’s a perfect fit for Coldharbour. I’m particularly a fan of the rolling and evolving bassline, the gated lead, and that little bit of funkiness in the bass pluck. Great track and making the rounds by Markus Schulz frequently.
2. Cold Blue – Bliss
This has really been Cold Blue’s year. Bliss is his latest release on FSOE and doesn’t disappoint. It’s the perfect uplifting track for that transition into peak hour. Love the keys in this one, too!
3. Signum & James Dymond – Keep On Moving Up
Love this collaboration out now on FSOE. The vocals give it a classic feel while remaining a clearly modern track. The supersaw chord progression is one of the more unique ones lately and really drives the track forward nicely. Expect to hear this one a lot!
4. Mark Sherry & Dr. Willis – Here Come The Drums (ReDrive remix)
Where would I be without mentioning this absolute banger. ReDrive killed it on this remix with HUGE support all of the world. Love the psytech bassline, the drum complexity, the builds, and that breakdown! Great work by ReDrive on this one!
5. Simon Patterson – Spike (Vertical Mode remix)
Any time you take Simon Patterson’s psytech sound and let a psy producer remix it, you’re bound to get something special. This one is no different. It pays homage to the original track but amps up the energy for VII’s Red Chapter.
The Top Trance August/ September – Tracks 6-10
6. Symbolic & Sonic Species – Horizon
I’m more and more of a fan of Symbolic and Sonic Species with every new track. Horizon is a dance-ready psytrance track that’s a bit more upbeat and lighthearted than many deep dark psy bangers. For me, the breakdown is the gem of this track. Love the distorted lead! It’s out of this world.
7. Aly & Fila and Paul Thomas – UV
UV is a bit more downtempo than my usual taste but proved to be a perfect fit in an opening set I recently played before ATB. It’s a great transition track with a solid driving bassline, killer arps and plucks, and a catchy groove. I’ll definitely play this one again!
8. Steve Allen – Metamorphasis
Steve’s debut track on Damaged is some serious uplifting! I’ve really enjoyed watching Steve’s solo evolution including this track. It’s pure trance mixed with some psy elements, making it a perfect fit for Damaged. As usual, his breakdown is the centerpiece of this track, plucks, arps, and all.
9. Bryan Kearney pres. Karney – Smiler
Kearney’s Karney alias has always been full of surprises. I enjoyed how Smiler is a simpler, more minimal tech trance track. It’s dark. It’s groovy. It’s funky. This is a great end of the night, down the rabbit hole kind of track.
10. Bryan Kearney – Superlouder
FREE DOWNLOAD ALERT! Superlouder has been a staple in Bryan’s sets for the past few months and now it’s out as a free track. If you have ever wanted to sample Carnage’s ill-fated Razor demo, well, Bryan beat you to it. I crack up every time. Great track!