Trance Thursday: Vol. 1
Progressive Song of the Week
Glide by Monoverse [@MonoverseMusic]
Monoverse is a spectacular up-and-coming progressive trance producer with work landing on such reputable labels as Infrasonic Recordings and Alter Ego Records, so we think it’s fitting for his latest release to be our Progressive Song of the Week. Its peaceful pads, plentiful plucks, and pleasant piano make this melodic masterpiece something truly enjoyable to have on repeat, and a definite resident in our music libraries. It’s certainly worth your $2.49, that much is for sure.
Tech Song of the Week
Sirens by Hazem Beltagui pres. Dark Sahara [@HBeltagui_Music]
If there is a polar opposite to “Glide,” it’s this one. Hazem Beltagui normally writes quite melodic progressive trance as well, but with his new Dark Sahara alias, he came up with something truly hard-hitting and rather unique. It’s a mixture of old and new, a juxtaposition of a relaxing, almost pacific breakdown with a slamming drop that sounds like something from another planet. In a sea of homogeneity, it stands out, and that’s why you should support it.
Uplifting Song of the Week
Nicky by Phil Dinner (Psymes Remix)
This track came out of nowhere. When it showed up in our feeds, we had never heard of the artist, and the record label was relatively small, especially compared to juggernauts out there like Black Hole Recordings. However, from the moment we heard that synth arpeggio, we were hooked on it. It carries a remarkable amount of energy from start-to-finish, with a climax that is at the very least memorable, and certainly will get stuck in your head for a long while.