In anticipation of Coldharbour Recordings label event at Toronto’s Virgin Mobile Mod Club Aug 23, Trance United got the low down on what to expect from headliners Beat Service and Rafael Frost by none other then Toronto Trance favourite Saad Ayub.
The Toronto trance head joins the aforementioned along with up & comer Baranov. In the wake of several major support sets, including a performance at this years edition of Digital Dreams Music Festival, you can expect big things from Saad this saturday.
It’s a rare thing today to scroll through event photos posted online the days after a show and immediately recognize once-strange faces as friends. But that was exactly the intimate vibe of the crowd at Future Sound of Egypt 350 in NYC.
An escape from reality in one of the most unlikely of places: a venue surrounded by the bustle of city life and the cacophony that goes with it. Engulfed by the darkness inside the main hall, thousands of fans gathered from surrounding states and countries to show their love and support for a once in a lifetime celebration.
Last summer marked the public upheaval of Electric Zoo Festival following two tragic deaths and multiple hospitalizations of attendees after overdosing on the drug MDMA; as a sign of respect to the departed and their families, the festival was cancelled on the third day.
This year, in an ongoing effort to combat the drug problem and increase fans safety, the festival organizers took a “positive stance” by releasing a mandatory viral Anti Drug PSA (required to be viewed by all attendees before entering) which aims to raise awareness, and make fans think twice about their indulgences on the forthcoming Labor Day weekend in New York.
Photo taken at FSOE350 El Salvador
On August 9th, New York City is set to receive one of the biggest Trance events in North America. The third stop of Aly & Fila‘s Future Sound of Egypt 350 tour is packed with a lineup intense enough to ensure all in attendance remember this landmark for the rest of their lives. Ten artists, nine hours, and one question on everyone’s mind; which act will steal the show?
Of the DJ’s poised to take the stage of Hammerstein Ballroom, Bryan Kearney is undoubtedly one of the crowd favorites. Delivering a style as energetic as it gets, Kearney has had a massive year with outstanding productions, support, and live sets including a outstanding performance at Electric Daisy Carnival: Las Vegas. On the more melodic side, the flag bearer of the Pure Trance movement--Solarstone– will be in attendance, ready to take listeners on a dreamy and hypnotic ride. In addition, Andy Moor and Lange, two producers who have truly carved out a niche in trance with their own eclectic, individualized sounds will be preforming back-to-back with a set bound to be brimming with vocals and full-bodied melodies.