I guess in my posts of outstanding trance artists, Joe Garrett aka “Temple One” was mentioned often enough and there are only a few people out there, whose releases contain such a consistent quality as the ones from Joe.
ButI want to recommend the works of Simon Patterson as well whose tracks are always a pure pleasure to listen to. There are not many DJs out there that create such interesting tracks that consist of floating, heavy beats, progressive elements combined with very melodic breaks and main themes – all of these mixed perfectly and never boring.
You can listen to a lot of tunes (in full length) on his Myspace page. Note especially “Always” – one of the best trance releases last year, “Thump” and the new track “Miss you” which contains a very nice piano theme.
This was a very good year for trance music. Tons of good releases out there. Germany with its passion for minimal techno (that’s all they obviously only know here) still widely ignores Trance although some of the big names in Trance dared to come over here and did gigs. So, there is hope.
To create a Top 10 of Trance songs is not very easy due to the abovementioned high number of quality tunes. Anyways, here are my personal favorites :
10. Ankhen & Adrian – Intuition (Sunny Lax Remix)
9. Super8 & Tab feat. Alyna – Delusion (Original Mix)
8. Ramsterdam – Ramsterdam (Jorn van Deynhoven Mix)
7. Paul van Dyk – Nothing but you (Super8 & Tab Remix)
6. Dan Stone – Fahrenheit (Original Mix)
5. Bartlett & Dyor – Floating beyond (Lange Remix)
4. Temple One – Sahara Nights (Original Mix)
3. Simon Patterson – Always (Original Mix)
2. Oceanlab – I am what I am (Lange Remix)
1. Ferry Tayle & Static Blue – L’Acrobat (Andy Blueman Remix)
At the moment Audiojelly is giving away 50 selected tracks for free if you purchase tracks worth at least 5 euros. Since some tunes were anyways already in the waiting line to be bought by me, I used this offer. So, these are the fresh new trance anthems that I got. Quite an international mix:
From Great Britain – Temple One: Sahara Nights (Original Mix). This was finally a success for Joe at Trance Around the World since it became the webvote winner and being even played again a few times after that.
From The Netherlands – RAM: Ramsterdam (Jorn van Deynhoven Mix). The track was in Audiojelly’s charts for a long time. Fantastic break.
From the USA – Redstar – Stronger than time (Intro Mix). A little bit older track from Redstar. I got notice of it when they played it at Trance.FM
From Romania – Anhken & Adrian: Intuition (Sunny Lax Remix). I admit I didn’t really like the newer productions of Hungarian trance artist Sunny Lax. He changed his style quite a bit. This here is a very good remix though.