DJing, production, and lets face it.. dance music in general has always been about excitement and inspiration. Back in the 'good ol days' this was mostly built from DJ mixes, with the likes of Carl Cox and Paul Oakenfold paving the way. In recent times it seems these showcases of new unearthed music seem to have taken a back seat, with cherry picking becoming the norm. Silk Royal label boss Jacob Henry and the hotly tipped Tom Fall break the mold for the second volume from their label featuring the likes of Shingo Nakamura, Matt Lange, Soundprank, and Sundriver and journeying from melancholic prog right through to spine tingling uplifting. Whether in the car, on the ipod, at an after-party, or to simply to catch up to what's going to be hot.. This is a real treat!
Over the past few years, radio shows have become more and more important for new music and artists to reach a global audience. Pioneered by the likes of Armin, and Above & Beyond there is now an abundance of great shows. One such weekly showcase of quality fresh music is Silk Royal, presented by Jacob Henry and Tom Fall, with the label of the same name also impressing with each and every release. The third edition of their 'Showcase' mix compilation is just under three hours of trance and prog featuring the likes of; Shingo Nakamura, Ad Brown, Dinka, PROFF, Aerosoul, and countless others. A great way to discover some golden gems which you may overlook otherwise.