This week we interview German trance powerhouse Jorn Van Deynhoven ahead of his visit to the Capital this weekend and what is sure to be another roadblock party at Egg for the Trance Sanctuary family..
28 year old German DJ/producer Dennis Sheperd has already hit the pinnacle of trance stardom, having played twice at the world famous ASOT parties and mainstage at the huge Nature One festival in Germany. In anticipation of the launch party for his new Fight Your Fears album at Trance Sanctuary on Saturday 16th May, we talk to him about what really goes into making an artist album.
A name that seems to be on everyone's lips, Vanilla Ace's multitude of releases just cannot be ignored right now, having been a keen supporter of TID over the years and a frequent chart surfer for us we thought it was high time we caught up with the man himself to talk about things in general, and most importantly his forthcoming appearance for Karma at Electric Brixton on Friday 8th May alongside Stefano Noferini and the Deeperfect records crew.
As the musical summer approaches, ConnectIbiza is bringing two new exciting events to the White Island, set to impress any trance lover. For its debut season, ConnectIbiza will be offering 12 boat parties and 10 club nights. These events will be back2back and will set a new benchmark for trance in Ibiza.
With the sun shining harder and the warm evenings getting longer it's safe to say that summer is fast approaching and it's almost time to bust out the shorts and tees clobber. As well as busting out the fresh summer garms it's also a good time to celebrate with fellow hombres the amazing events that are soon to happen all over the country and across seas. That's why we have compiled a list of our Top 10 Recommended D&B Events you should definitely keep an eye out for this summer and grab yourself a ticket for before it's too late. The following list of events focuses on the wide spectrum of Drum & Bass shown in chronological order. Check it!
Fast becoming the biggest music & VW festival in the south, Volksfest 2015 looks set to build impressively on previous year's successes and celebrated performances from the likes of Danny Byrd, Judge Jules, Nicky Blackmarket, James Dymond, Brandon Block, The Harry Shotta Show, Craig Connelly, Paul Thomas, Krafty Kuts, The DJ Producer, DJ Rap, Tristan Ingram and more!
While waiting to perform at Warehouse London for House is a Feeling on the 7th of March, Marshall Jefferson decided to interact with his fans during a one hour interview on Glowbl. TID tuned in for some Q&A with Chicago's Godfather of house. You can read the highlights of the interview below.
As The Gallery, London's iconic club night celebrates it's 20th Anniversary this year, Friday 20th March see's Trackitdown.net lock horns with them at the world famous Ministry Of Sound for the next instalment of Trans_Mutation.
Tip of the week 1: LEAF at Tobacco Dock (London, 5th-7th March)
On March 2nd 2015, Serato has announced the public beta version for its Serato DJ 1.7.4, supporting Pioneer DJM-900NXS, DJM-850, and Allen & Heath Xone. Those who own a Club Kit license (a Serato DJ license paired with a DVS expansion license) will be able to connect to the Club Kit hardware and use DB2 and DB4 mixers as the heart of a DVS. This lets you control Serato DJ with turtables or CDJ's using timecode vinyl and CD's.
In the past, controllers like Pioneer DDJ-WeGO3 worked only as Midi devices, meaning that you still had to run a splitter cable from your Android device's headphone jack to your speakers and headphones. The latest update to the "Djay 2 for Android" Dj software solves this problem by letting you use onboard sound cards of supported DJ controllers. In turn, you get full stereo headphone cueing and master output by connecting your headphones/speakers straight to your controller.
If the grey winter weather makes you long for those warm summer festivals, you luckily do not have to wait until July and August to enjoy three days of raving under the sun. Even though some security issues almost put the 17th edition of Ultra Music Festival in danger, the festival has recently announced the full line-up for its new edition. Apart from new age restrictions and upgraded security measures, the festival has also upgraded its line-up.
If you missed out last time, you'll be happy to know that Metalheadz head honcho, Goldie has just announced his next collaborative venture with Heritage Orchestra performing 'Timeless' live on July 23rd at The Royal Festival Hall! Recognized as one of the fifty most significant landmark albums by The Guardian, you can expect nothing short of a magical experience with the full orchestra gripping your full attention. For any one who grew up listening to 'Timeless' - this will no doubt be one of the most memorable events you experience!Hear what it means from the man, himself here:
Detroit Swindle has been on the critics' radar for a while now. If you have not been convinced by their excellent debut album and worldwide acclaimed live performances, their new EP "The Punch Drunk", will definitely do the trick.
Our friends over at Diffuzion Records celebrate their 2-year anniversary this Spring and are set to release their first label album. They offering the chance for any aspiring hardstyle producers to win a coveted spot on this special release.
We caught up with Egyptian trance Gods Aly & Fila ahead of their headline appearance later this month in Birmingham for the almighty Godskitchen.
Trackitdown lock horns with UK trance institution Godskitchen for a seductive Valentines lineup that is set to shake the Midlands on Feb 14th.
This Easter, Bristol & Middlesborough will be greeted by Vandit records figurehead Paul Van Dyk. The multi award winning DJ / Producer is joined by two great supporting line - ups, sure to guarantee an unforgettable weekend!
IBIZA TRANCE EVENT (ITE) takes in Ibiza's strongest trance-orientated parties of the summer; from the insanely intense atmospheres of Cream and Space to unique one-off open-air gatherings like CAPTURED festival and an epic oceanic voyage, creating a 5 day focus for trance lovers to converge on the island of Ibiza from across the planet. Trackitdown are pleased to announce we will be partnering Ibiza's only dedicated trance week this September.
Celebrating the 8th instalment of The BPM festival, 2015 has seen the return of some of the best global talent at Playa del Carmen, Mexico!Having correctly earnt their reputation as one of the most essential festivals for underground dance music, BE-AT.TV have been there to capture some of the most memorable sets, best moments & energy the festival has to offer. With that, TID have produced a myriad of unique bundles featuring tracks from the artists & some set track lists too. Whether you need to catch up on some of the best sets, download new tracks or just check out the fun - Look no further!