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Matt Darey feat. Kate Louise Smith - I Still Remember (Original Mix)

MusicPosted by Jean Dar Sat, August 11, 2012 11:30:36

Vocals that blows you away!

When the world breathlessly awaits the release of your highly-anticipated debut album, what else can you do but to reveal one of its stunning jewels? Matt Darey lifts a tip of the veil with the soulful 'I Still Remember' ft. Kate Louise Smith.

Only a short wait until 'Blossom & Decay' lands in dance land. With more than 20 years of experience in music and still residing amongst the top producers and DJ's in EDM's ever-growing scene, you could say that time is ripe to finally have his first album out there. After sneak peek's 'Hold Your Breath', 'Follow You' and 'Hold On', Matt Darey presents the warm and dreamy 'I Still Remember'.

Featuring the powerful vocals of UK singer/songwriter Kate Louise Smith, this is one of the absolute essentials of the season. This original mix comes with four remixes and was released this Monday.

- Have a nice weekend guys!

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Emma Hewitt - Foolish Boy (John O'Callaghan Remix)

MusicPosted by Jean Dar Tue, July 17, 2012 19:19:31

A breathtaking trancer!

Since the release of Emma Hewitt's debut album, the world has become a little more colorful. Blossoming with every tune, Emma Hewitt's 'Burn The Sky Down' fuses ambient and pop with electronic dance music, all shining the unique talents of the songstress. Emma Hewitt's warm voice lights the sky, in both the original and remix versions. For those craving for the electronic side of her songs, there's now the 'Remixes' pack of 'Burn The Sky Down'.

Including remixes by some of EDM's finest producers, ranging from trance to electro, house and progressive, these are the interpretations of Armin van Buuren, Cosmic Gate, Morgan Page, tyDi, Venom One, Shogun, Arnej, Dabruck & Klein and many more. The sky burns down once again, in bright, vivid colors.

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Setrise vs Johann Stone - Icesave (Original Mix)

MusicPosted by Jean Dar Mon, June 04, 2012 19:25:22

Officially published on YouTube some four hours ago!

Holland and Iceland unite in the sounds of young talents Setrise and Johann Stone. They might be rookies to the game, but with the melodic prog-trancer of 'Icesave', they know more than well how to play it. Setrise, a fast rising name in the Dutch trance scene, responsible for tunes such as 'Odysseus', '39e' and of course, his remake of classic tune 'Kernkraft 400'.


He pairs up with Reykjavik local Johann Stein, bringing us a warm, gently flowing trancer with a feel for prog. 'Icesave' easily gets under your skin, and with the support of Armin van Buuren to get the hype started, this could just turn into one of trance's new favourites.

- This is a true "summer-trancer"! smiley

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Paul Oakenfold - Four Seasons - Spring

MusicPosted by Jean Dar Mon, May 28, 2012 01:30:54

The "Spring" compilation from Paul Oakenfold

Following the highly acclaimed release of "Winter" at the start of the year - "Spring" is the second compilation from electronic music pioneer Paul Oakenfold's Four Seasons album & live show concept.

As the sun finally returns and a new season blossoms Paul Oakenfold marks the occasion with a fresh and exciting mix album filled with a vibrant blend of music that reflects perfectly the transition from dark to light.

With a cutting edge tracklist featuring music from many of Paul's current favourite producers including Beatman & Ludmilla, Federation, Thomas Datt, Robert Vadney, Protoculture, Eximinds, Eshericks and Magnus this mix showcases once again the seamless programming and soundscape creation skills of one of the few headline DJs of today that is truly worthy of the title legend.

From the opening lush, ambient chords and haunting, atmospheric pipes of Prayag Rishab's beautiful mix of "All Good Things" through to the closing indie-breaks anthem "About to Fall" from Future Funk Squad and Beatman & Ludmilla -- "Spring" is a melodic journey reflecting the arrival of colour and new life.

There are no genre boundaries -- only great records -- carefully selected and meticulously blended to create the story of "Spring".

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First Aid Kit - The Lion's Roar

MusicPosted by Jean Dar Sun, February 26, 2012 14:36:47

The best Indiefolk music Stockholm has to offer!

Here's one of those songs that struck a chord the very first time I heard it - The Lion's Roar. This is the titel track from the album with the same name, that was released on 18 January this year.

First Aid Kit is an Indiefolk duo from Stockholm, Sweden, that consists of two sisters; Johanna and Klara Söderberg. The elder one, Johanna, is 22 years old and her younger sister, Klara, is 19.

- Have a pleasant Sunday folks!

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Dreamcatcher feat. Jesso - I Don't Wanna Lose My Way (Loverush UK! Club Mix)

MusicPosted by Jean Dar Sat, January 21, 2012 22:31:28

New version of an old classic track!

10 years after the original version was released, legendary trance classic I Don't Wanna Lose My Way by Dreamcatcher returns! Ready to make new memories, the classic provides you new remixes by Tenishia, Ralphie B & Suncrusaders, Loverush UK! and more!

Paul Castle and Simon Langford caused some heavy damage when the original came out. 'I Don't Wanna Lose My Way' hit # 14 in the UK national charts and was one of the highlights of Ibiza in 2001 with huge support from the likes of Pete Tong, Judge Jules, Paul van Dyk, Seb Fontaine, Tall Paul and of course the one and only Tiësto.

The new version of this legendary classic is more stripped back, still keeping the haunting effect of the Original 2002 version but with Australian singer Jesso adding new verses to really cross this over to the masses.

This pack features the killer remixes from Ralphie B & Suncrusaders, Tenishia and offerings from the very hot and in demand Loverush UK! and the battle of Soul Seekerz Vs Johnny Pinkfinger adding some serious class to the package.

- Have a pleasant weekend dudes!

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W&W feat. Bree - Nowhere To Go (Radio Edit)

MusicPosted by Jean Dar Mon, December 19, 2011 23:54:43

This official music video was released today!

Here's another track from W&W that blows my mind into planetary orbit - Nowhere To Go. W&W stands for Willem & Ward, the two blokes behind this track, and here they've teamed up with US singer Bree.

This is the Radio Edit version, a more dancefloor-friendly kind of version than the album version. This video is totally fresh and was relased on YouTube today!

- Enjoy!

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Paul Oakenfold feat. Brittany Murphy - Faster Kill Pussy Cat (Nat Monday Remix)

MusicPosted by Jean Dar Sun, December 04, 2011 23:22:27

A fresh track from Oakenfold

Faster Kill Pussy Cat (Nat Monday Remix) is a track from the We are Planet Perfecto compilation, which is the first in a new compilation series from dance pioneer Paul Oakenfold. It reflects the diverse, non genre-conforming sounds that have given him the legendary status he holds today.

Through his new weekly Planet Perfecto radio show, which is currently syndicated worldwide to 44 stations and attracts 15 million listeners every week, Paul Oakenfold plays a wide spectrum of sounds that reflect his equally diverse tastes.

- Enjoy!

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M.I.K.E. - Back In Time (Orjan Nilsen Refix)

MusicPosted by Jean Dar Thu, October 27, 2011 14:38:13

An awesome fresh trance track!

The official M.I.K.E. - Back In Time (Orjan Nilsen Refix) was uploaded on YouTube an hour ago, and I find it heavier, harder and better than the other versions of this track. The official release will be on October 31!

This is the kind of music I definitely would love listening to on a climbing trip! More climbing videos will be posted today and throughout the weekend, before aiming for another topic next month..

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Within Temptation - Sinéad (Myon & Shane 54 Triplet Monster Mix)

MusicPosted by Jean Dar Wed, September 28, 2011 23:31:52

What a totally wicked club mix of Sinéad!

Within Temptation's single Sinéad was released on July 15 this year, and I posted the album version of the song here on Ad Astra that day.

Well, some new club mixes of the track will be out soon and here's one of them!

This is the best mix of the multiple new club mixes that will be released of this track on October 17.

- Well, at least that's my opinion..

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W&W - Based On A True Story

MusicPosted by Jean Dar Fri, August 26, 2011 19:52:13

A taste of the forthcoming album Impact

Based On A True Story is the first release from W&W's forthcoming album called Impact, an album bursting with energy, riding the characteristic sounds of W&W's musical fusion. Minimal, techno, progressive, trance and even some dubstep coming together as one, creating an interesting album!

Impact will include collabs with producers like Ummet Ozcan, Leon Bolier, Wezz Devall, Mark Sixma and vocalists Bree, Emily and Ana Criado, but based upon the powerful force of W&W. Pre-order for the W&W album "Impact" starts September 2nd.

- Enjoy you friday evening!

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Within Temptation - Sinéad

MusicPosted by Jean Dar Fri, July 15, 2011 18:06:04

Powerful elegance with a relentless beat!

Sinéad by Within Temptation is the second single from the album The Unforgiving and will be released between July 15-19 in most countries. The album itself is based on a comic book series and was released in March this year. Sinéad is a female figure in these comics.

I've got a soft spot for Within Temptation, and perhaps Sharon den Adel's voice in particular. Here you can find some useful info about Within Temptation: http://www.within-temptation.com/

- Have a wicked weekend dudes! smiley

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Nolita - Seven Seas (Original Mix)

MusicPosted by Jean Dar Thu, May 19, 2011 15:20:41
One of the most euphoric and uplifting tracks I've ever heard!

Nolita - Seven Seas (Original Mix) is a fresh trance track that epitomises my conception of brilliant trance music. There are other mixes of this wonderful track, but I figure the original mix gives you the best rush.


Listening to tracks like this in the gym really gets me going! Nolita has a few other high-end trance tracks to his record and they're all worth listening to.

- Let's go into planetary orbit! smiley

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Masoud feat. Hannah Ray - Here We Go (Faruk Sabanci's Sunshine Mix)

MusicPosted by Jean Dar Sat, April 30, 2011 16:06:43
Will be released on May 9!

Here's another fresh and uplifting trance track from AVA Recordings, by Masoud Fouladi Moghaddam. This one will be released on May 9, featuring Hannah Ray on vocals.


Three more mixes of Masoud feat. Hannah Ray - Here We Go will be available on May 9, along with a second new track called Skyward.

Later today photos from Pisang peak in Nepal, from April 2009, will be uploaded on the photo page on www.jeandar.net .

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Ashley Wallbridge - Moonlight Sonata (Original Mix)

MusicPosted by Jean Dar Wed, April 06, 2011 16:22:47
This track will be released next Wednesday

Here's a fresh tune track from AVA Records: Ashley Wallbridge - Moonlight Sonata (Original Mix). It will be released on Wednesday April 11.


Obviously this track is a version of Ludwig van Beethoven's famous Moonlight Sonata, that was written 210 years ago. It was dedicated to his pupil, the seventeen year old Countess Giulietta Guicciardi, with whom Beethoven was in love. It is one of Beethoven's most popular sonatas.

- This track is a blend of the past and the present, and I enjoy it a lot!

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