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Thorinair – Blackening Empire (Nicolas Dominique Remix) | Trance

Two icons of the brony trance scene collide here as Nicolas Dominique puts his spin on a song of Thorinair’s from almost a decade ago (time flies, eh?). This version is much more downtempo than the original, and manages to feel both energetic and somewhat relaxing too – a quality I like that seems to apply to a lot of Nicolas’ work.

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[P@D] Cosmic Fox – Live Again (feat. Soundnix & Farisha) | Progressive Trance

More awesome sounds keep coming from the new Ponies at Dawn album! The combined sound design from both Cosmic Fox & Soundnix is top-notch, the sub-bass is rich and full of fascinating and deep composition. With super catchy and crisp vocals from Farisha, this track is sure to make you dance with wonder!

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MirroredReality – Hippogriff | Trance

Today I’ve got a special track for all my fellow trance lovers! MirroredReality brings us “Hippogriff”, a fun track about, well, Hippogriffs! The song has everything from a fun intro that’ll catch you from the first note to fun, exciting build ups and the main synth melody is gold to your ears! The song even has a piano section that really brings a bit of variety and gives the whole song flavour. Overall this is a great track and some of the best trance this fandom has to offer so definitely have a listen!

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Various Artists – trīgintā [EP] | Electronic

“Trīgintā” is a word in Latin that means “Thirty”. This EP is a mix of old and new from Brilliant Venture and friends that reflects on the past thirty years of his life and this fandom, with optimism for what the future holds. Its a wonderful mixed bag of goods including an original piece, remix, and a mashup!

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PSFMer – Pontextual | Techno

I’ve been reliably informed that this is actually techno, not just an outdated label for EDM! It feels close to a trancey beat, but there’s something about the way the arrangement slow progresses and how the bass repeats the same pattern that makes it feel very eerie and unnerving. The image used probably helps to convey that feeling too! Check it out for something a bit different to normal from PSFMer.

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[P@D] GrazySmash – Faravahar | Psytrance

GrazySmash always manages to find interesting ways to keep his flavour of psytrance fresh, and this track from Aurora is yet another example of that. Featuring a terrific lead synth that sounds clean, fresh and wonderfully suited to the atmospherics created by the psy bass and horn stabs, it’s definitely a banger.

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Kaida – Twilight | Trance

I love me a bit of trance, and evidently so does Kaida! This track, part of her ongoing “Princess Project”, is dedicated to our favourite book horse protagonist. Sparkling, arpeggiated melodies and ethereal pads accompany a driving beat, with a nice additional touch of a string instrument to add a slight melancholic contrast to the other uplifting elements. It’s classic trance – need I say more?

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Nicolas Dominique – Sonnenaufgang | Electronica

Nicolas has always been great at working ethereal and entrancing sounds and entrancing into his music, and this tune is no exception! The constant pulse of the drums and the bass anchor this song as bright arpeggios and synths dance over the top, creating a sense of both relaxation and suspense at the same time. This is the latest release from Nicolas’ upcoming album LANTERNS, which will offer even more chillout goodness, so keep an eye out for that!

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[P@D] Camelia – Yoake | Progressive Trance

Camelia’s production style lends itself excellently to uplifting music styles, and what could be more so than some classic progressive trance. Yoake, roughly translated as ‘dawn’ or ‘daybreak’ is an effervescent piece initially released on P@D’s Aurora album last year. With some classic synth stabs and arps right from the get go, this track is carried throughout by its excellent melodic composition, which has become a staple of Camelia’s impressive discography of late.

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Brilliant Venture feat. Wrillez Basics – Abandoned City Dreams (NeighGative_’s ReCoded Promise Mix) | Trance

Brilliant Venture is back with an absolute banger of a trance tune! This song is BV’s side project NeighGative_’s interpretation of an old song, whose origins predate either of these aliases. It was originally written about a decade ago with the help of his grandmother, one of his biggest influences and part of the reason he makes music today. Sadly, she passed away at the end of last year, so this rendition pays fitting tribute to her.