Review: Miami based George Acosta has steadily risen over the past few years to become one of Americas leading trance exports. Alongside his close relationship with Black Hole, he also heads up his own successful label Aco Music. 'Visions Beyond Expressions' is his second artist album, and it's an absolute cracker. 14 tracks winding their way through progressive, house, and uplifting moods with some simply stunning vocal appearances, most notably on 'Break Me Down', 'Falling Deep' and 'The Way She Loves'. A solid standout album that is sure to catapult Acosta to dizzier heights.
Review: Andain are without question one of the best songwriting teams in electronic music, with their lyrics and music being able to translate to pretty much ever genre. From early singles 'Summer Calling' and the classic ' Beautiful Things' (Gabriel & Dresden mix) they have built and affinity with Black Hole, which continues to this day. 'Turn Up The Sound' is the latest from their most recent artist album and as always comes packed with a Tyson like punch of remixes. Tristan Garner goes all out on his thumping peak-time cut which will cause any floor to erupt, while G&D are back to recreate the magic of their biggest single to date.. and do so pretty damn well. This is real music, which the likes of Armin are going mad for!!
Review: Although originally starting out as an experimental electronica band, a subsequent early track from the San Francisco act went on to be snapped up by none other than Tiesto... and the rest as they say is history. Having had a close affinity with the Black Hole label over the past 10 years Mavie Marcos and Josh Gabriel, what better home for their latest single 'Promises'. Trademark emotive beauty and impeccable songwriting once again shines through above all else, with the Dutch label selecting some fine remix talent in the form of Kris O'Neil, Adam Sheridan, and our two favourites from Marco V and Richard Durand.. This weeks essential.
Review: Something very special here (as you'd expect) from San Francisco songstress Andain. Once again capturing the true essence of trance, built around her spellbinding lyrics and emotive tones. The Album Version (although brilliant) is perhaps a little too leftfield to drop in a club set, hence the need for Zetandel to turn in a stunning 'Chillout' mix that will add a beautifully uplifting layer amongst the euphoria and beats, and sound even better on the terraces of Ibiza.. Which it will no doubt be sticking around to soundtrack this summer.. Get on it early!