02/10/2018

Stories In Trance - Chapter 57 (Hard Trance Special Edition - Now & Then)


STORIES IN TRANCE - CHAPTER 57 (HARD TRANCE SPECIAL EDITION - NOW & THEN)

As the weather begins to turn cold, we at SIT thought it'd be appropriate to add some extra heat to proceedings, so the Eighth episode of 2018 is a Hard Trance Special Edition. Delving into the archives we present the best of the hard stuff from both modern times (Now) and it's early years (Then). Featuring Para X, Michael Urgacz vs Sean Tyas, Thomas Petersen, Dizmaster, Solid Sleep, Mass In Orbit, S.H.O.K.K., Russenmafia, the seminal DJ Scot Project remix of Cosmic Gate's Fire Wire, and one of the best ever from the Overdose catalogue in the shape of Skysurfer's Silence to finish.

Once again, the diversity served up in The Chapters is your definitive guide to the whole story of trance. If you like it hard, you're gonna like this...


01/09/2018

Stories In Trance - Chapter 56


STORIES IN TRANCE - CHAPTER 56

To reference our own Derrick Meyer, "The Last Days Of Summer" are upon us, and with that we serve up the seventh episode of 2018. Yet more of the best of now alongside a few forgotten heroes, we feature the latest release from SIT by Vaali, BRKFST, Make One, the hugely evocative Kalopsia from The Blizzard, the totally underrated Dance Of Sirens by Alien In Transit, a stunning new remix from Edelways, Airborne Angel, Suncatcher, M.I.K.E. Push on full power and the Uplifting version of Craig London's Falling Down featuring Lokka to finish.

The best in Trance and Progressive, right now. This is The Chapters...

28/08/2018

SIT 161 Vaali - Cold Ship / Go Home


SIT 161 Vaali - Cold Ship / Go Home

Released on Friday 31st August 2018.

It is with great pleasure that Stories In Trance present SIT 161 by Vaali with the double A-sided single Cold Ship and Go Home.

Leading the release is Cold Ship. Vaali returns to SIT following on from his last original track Stavropol (SIT 152), and once again he is on great form with this fantastic production. Much like all Vaali's work this track shows off his immense production technique and wide range of abilities in fine style. The fabulous lead melody is backed up expertly by superb atmosphere and piano layering, all punctuated brilliantly by the emotive break. Another truly great piece of trance by Vaali.

Supporting material comes in the form of Go Home. Again Vaali demonstrates an array of pure natural talent with this truly unique piece, perfectly mixing the sublime melodic lead against lush, driving mids and lows, all perfectly complimented by beautiful atmospheric piano layering. In summation this is another two brilliant tracks to add to Vaali's excellent discography. 

Another release that once again shows why Stories In Trance is the most diverse and individual label in trance. Always driven by the ideals that we started out with and our ever keen attention to detail, we encourage freedom of expression from all involved in our projects. The end result is pure, undiluted creativity. Because of this, and above all, we are proud to put them out there.

Our story continues...

Check out both tracks with the video below:

21/08/2018

SIT 160 I5land - Xanthokon


SIT 160 I5land - Xanthokon

Released on Friday 24th August 2018.

Stories In Trance present to you SIT 160 by I5land with the two track single Xanthokon.

Heading the release is the original mix. Czech producer Ludek Simcik (under his now familiar and well regarded I5land moniker) follows on from his last appearance on SIT - his excellent remix of Soundwave's Chasing Dreams (SIT 154) - with a fantastic new creation. His use of deep low-end power whilst keeping a melodic and energetic feel is nothing short of superb, additionally served by well defined piano layering and an ever evolving structure throughout. Another stellar effort from I5land to add to his impressive discography, and one we are proud once again to showcase here on SIT.

The other half of the release comes in the form of a superlative remix from Soundwave. Italian producer Adrian Iamandei follows on from his remix of Craig London's Dunes (SIT 158) with this great rethink. He masterfully blends the energy of the original mix with a more progressive feel, mixing superb atmosphere and brilliant use of the lead melody with excellent production finesse. Another excellent production from Soundwave which perfectly shows off his pure talent and creativity.

Another release that once again shows why Stories In Trance is the most diverse and individual label in trance. Always driven by the ideals that we started out with and our ever keen attention to detail, we encourage freedom of expression from all involved in our projects. The end result is pure, undiluted creativity. Because of this, and above all, we are proud to put them out there.

Our story continues...

Check out the release below:

01/08/2018

Stories In Trance - Chapter 55


STORIES IN TRANCE - CHAPTER 55

We'd like to think that if you are reading this then you're a fan of what we do here at SIT, and as such with the arrival of the next Chapter, you know what to expect! The sixth episode of 2018 presents a stunning blend of some brand new bangers along with a choice selection of a few forgotten gems. Featuring one from the latest Airborne Angel EP, festival flavours from Jochen Miller & Rebourne, a triumphant return to form for Mauro Picotto, Soundwave's silky smooth Progressive remix of the new I5land release here on SIT, Marco V & Dan Thompson, Boom Jinx & Daniel Kandi, Driftmoon, Markus Schulz featuring Khaz, fresh out the box euphoria from Ferry Corsten & Jordan Suckley, and the emotive Alone At 1 AM from Soren Andrews to see us home.

Always and only the very best in Trance. The Stories In Trance way. Accept nothing less. 


04/07/2018

SIT 159 Airborne Angel - One Edge EP


SIT 159 Airborne Angel - One Edge EP

Released on Friday 6th July 2018

Stories In Trance are delighted to offer up SIT 159 by Airborne Angel with the four track One Edge EP.

Airborne Angel (Gustaf Westin) will forever be held in the highest regard by all at SIT, with his track Apollo starting our label's journey in superlative style 8 years ago back in the summer of 2010. His fantastic work continued to grace Stories In Trance over the years and was met with acclaim from DJ's, fellow producers and trance fans alike. After his sensational return to SIT with The Arctic Sunrise EP (SIT 148) he's back again with another superb four track offering.

Up first is the original mix of One Edge. This track is unmistakably Airborne Angel, expertly blended with some new production touches alongside a truly uplifting and euphoric lead melody, resulting in what is sure to be among the best tracks of 2018.

Secondly is the Extended mix of One Edge. As the name suggests this is an extended version of the original. The addition of a longer pre and post break gives the track a more complete feel and certainly makes it a lot more 'DJ Friendly' for all you disc jockeys out there, as this track is a must in any set featuring tracks at 132 BPM.

The third part of the EP is the Original mix of Again. This track is once again pure Airborne Angel and nicely illustrates his creativity and diversity as a producer. A fantastic lead melody is combined brilliantly with a beautiful atmosphere, driving low-end power and energetic percussion.

The final part of the EP comes in the shape of the Brake Force Edit of Again. More of the same Airborne Angel excellence, the instantly recognisable lead melody set against a more uplifting style than the original version, this is something truly special indeed. Captivating right from the start with an ever developing structure, brilliant atmospheric layering punctuates the euphoric climax of this track perfectly. This EP will certainly be one of the best releases of 2018 and is something we are very proud to showcase on SIT.

Another release that once again shows why Stories In Trance is the most diverse and individual label in trance. Always driven by the ideals that we started out with and our ever keen attention to detail, we encourage freedom of expression from all involved in our projects. The end result is pure, undiluted creativity. Because of this, and above all, we are proud to put them out there.

Our story continues...

Check out the whole release below:

01/07/2018

Stories In Trance - Chapter 54


STORIES IN TRANCE - CHAPTER 54

The second half of 2018 begins with Chapter Fifty Four, and the fifth episode of the year features some absolute sublime modern tracks and remixes. Let me hit you with the specifics: kicking off with the newest release on SIT - Airborne Angel and his own excellent Brake Force remix of Again, Exolight & Suncatcher with a brand new beauty, 4 Strings, a lost gem in Nitrous Oxide's remix of Signalrunners, the superlative Breaking Ties from Above & Beyond, a world first exclusive play of the next release here on SIT from key player I5land, Ferry Corsten & Haliene, Craig London on full power again with his Dunes, Overtone Vs Nash & Pepper, and S.H.O.K.K tearing it up with his mix of Dreams 2018 to wrap.

63 minutes of pretty much the best trance can do. It is worth a click...

13/06/2018

SIT 158 Craig London - Dunes


SIT 158 Craig London - Dunes

Released on Friday 15th June 2018.

Stories In Trance are proud to showcase SIT 158 by Craig London with the three track single Dunes, including the Original and remixes from Soundwave & Abide.

Up first is the Original mix. Craig follows up his recent remix of Soundwave's That Beautiful Morning (SIT 157) with another stellar creation. Expertly combining a melodic and energetic feel balanced perfectly with brilliant atmospheric and emotive vocal layering to give this track a superb uplifting aura. Yet another piece of trance brilliance for Craig's impressive catalogue of productions. 

The first of two remixes comes from Soundwave. Italian producer Adrian Iamandei follows on from his double a-side That Beautiful Morning / Star12012015 (SIT 157) with this great remix. The track creatively blends energy alongside superb atmosphere and brilliant use of the lead melody with excellent production finesse. Another fantastic uplifting trancer from Soundwave to continue his awesome production form.

Rounding off this release is the Abide remix. Hailing from Slovakia, Abide makes his fourth appearance on SIT and builds around his now well honed uplifting style whilst adding his own creative touches to the piece. He uses the lead to great effect, perfectly complimenting the euphoric feel of the original with beautifully subtle piano layering.

Another release that once again shows why Stories In Trance is the most diverse and individual label in trance. Always driven by the ideals that we started out with and our ever keen attention to detail, we encourage freedom of expression from all involved in our projects. The end result is pure, undiluted creativity. Because of this, and above all, we are proud to put them out there.

Our story continues...

Check out the release below:

07/06/2018

SIT 157 Adrian Iamandei - That Beautiful Morning / Star12012015


SIT  157 Adrian Iamandei - That Beautiful Morning / Star12012015

Released on Friday 8th June 2018.

Stories In Trance present SIT 157 by Adrian Iamandei with the four track double a-sided single That Beautiful Morning / Star12012015.

Italian producer Adrian Iamandei serves up two new originals under his own name, which follow on from his last release Now Or Never (SIT 155), and first up we have the Original mix of That Beautiful Morning. This track expertly blends energy alongside superb atmosphere and a brilliant lead melody with excellent production detail. Another fantastic euphoric trancer from Adrian Iamendei (AKA Soundwave) to maintain his recent creative hot streak.

Supporting that is the Craig London remix. Craig follows on from his recent double a-side Flying In The Wind / Faces (SIT 156) with this absolute cracker of a remix. Craig's now customary production excellence combines a melodic and euphoric feel balanced perfectly with brilliant atmospheric and emotive layering for a truly inspired take on the original.

Star12012015 is the other half of Adrian's original pairing on this release. This time, showcasing his wide production range by skilfully weaving a beautifully evocative lead melody into evolving layers to create a truly stunning progressive atmospheric track. Ardent followers of SIT and Soundwave might notice a similar feel to this piece to one of Adrian's early releases with us - Lost In Dream (SIT 27) - and further proof that the range of natural ability in his locker is genuinely worth paying attention to. 

Finishing off the release is the Soundwave remix of Star12012015. This remix under Adrian's more familiar Soundwave alias takes the track down his more customary energetic and uplifting route with excellent results. Using the definitive lead melody and overall great feel of the original and blending it superbly with an aggressive and euphoric tone this is a euphoric trance masterpiece.

Another release that once again shows why Stories In Trance is the most diverse and individual label in trance. Always driven by the ideals that we started out with and our ever keen attention to detail, we encourage freedom of expression from all involved in our projects. The end result is pure, undiluted creativity. Because of this, and above all, we are proud to put them out there.

Our story continues...

Check out the release below:

01/06/2018

Stories In Trance - Chapter 53


STORIES IN TRANCE - CHAPTER 53

As 2018 settles into its stride, Chapter Fifty Three follows on in similar vein to the previous Chapter by presenting more of the very best modern tracks and remixes. Some brand new material are blended alongside more established productions, featuring Armin Van Buuren, Ferry Corsten & Eric Lumiere, Vaali's debut track on SIT from way back in 2013, a banging remix from our own Max Stealthy, Rafael Frost, the first play anywhere of Airborne Angel next release here on SIT, Craig London on top form (as usual!), Parity, Another Dimension, and a modern classic from Tritonal Featuring Soto to see us out.

Just the very best in trance - it's what The Chapters are all about! And it's primed and waiting for you below...

02/05/2018

SIT 156 Craig London - Flying In The Wind / Faces


Craig London - Flying In The Wind / Faces

Released on Friday 4th May 2018.

Stories In Trance present SIT 156 by Craig London with the double a-sided single Flying In The Wind / Faces.

Headlining the release is Flying In The Wind. After a break from production SIT legend Craig is back to follow up his last outing The Hell Raiser EP (SIT 146). Craig's now customary energetic flavour expertly combines a melodic and euphoric feel balanced perfectly with brilliant atmospheric and emotive layering. This is a real standout track that perfectly announces his return to the scene in fine style, and in our opinion, an early contender for tune of 2018. Yes, it is that good! 

Completing the double a-sided feature is Faces. With similar qualities to Flying In The Wind but not without it's own unique feel, Faces uses defined and well crafted piano and vocal layering to great effect to give this track a superb uplifting aura.

This release is an extremely strong offering with two excellent tracks and is a great way to mark Craig London's return.

Another release that once again shows why Stories In Trance is the most diverse and individual label in trance. Always driven by the ideals that we started out with and our ever keen attention to detail, we encourage freedom of expression from all involved in our projects. The end result is pure, undiluted creativity. Because of this, and above all, we are proud to put them out there.

Our story continues...

Check out the release with the Youtube link below:

01/05/2018

Stories In Trance - Chapter 52


STORIES IN TRANCE - CHAPTER 52

The third episode of 2018 features some of the very best of right now, with brand new offerings from Jurgen Vries, M.I.K.E. Push Presents Overtone, the first play of the next Adrian Iamandei (AKA Soundwave) track on SIT, a classic from Rafael Frost, Craig London's new release here on SIT which is surely an early contender for tune of the year, Andy Blueman, Abide, SH.O.K.K., Talla 2XLC, and pure power from Flatlex to wrap up.

An order of the best trance doesn't get much fresher than this! So get going below...

01/04/2018

Stories In Trance - Chapter 51


STORIES IN TRANCE - CHAPTER 51

After the epic Chapter Fifty special edition, normal service resumes with Chapter Fifty One. The second episode of 2018 features some of the very best classic tracks and remixes, including trance gems from Push, Ferry Corsten, the legendary Kamaya Painters, Signum, The Thrillseekers, Dark Moon, the seminal DJ Tiesto remix of Paul Oakenfold's Southern Sun, Mauro Picotto, and Armin Van Buuren on full power to finish up.

This is 65 minutes of trance at it's purest, so we'll let you crack right into it!

26/02/2018

SIT 155 SNDWV - Now Or Never


SNDWV - Now Or Never

Released on Friday 2nd March 2018.

Next up on SIT is SNDWV with the three track single Now Or Never, including the Original mix plus remixes from Basil XM and Danny Legatto.

First up we have the Original. Italian producer Adrian Iamandei (Soundwave) under his new SNDWV alias serves up Now Or Never which follows on from his debut production under this moniker - Signals (SIT 153). This track expertly blends energy and aggression alongside superb atmosphere and a brilliant lead melody. Another fantastic uplifting trancer from Stories In Trance and something of the standard we hope becomes synonymous with the SNDWV pseudonym.

Second up is the Basil XM remix. Basil makes his first appearance since his debut original track Prisma (SIT 150 Anthem), but it was worth the wait. Continuing with the trademark uplifting style of his previous work he uses the instantly recognisable lead melody, superb atmosphere, powerful low-end drive and euphoric piano layering to create another brilliant remix.

The final version comes from Danny Legatto. Polish producer Danny Legatto (AKA Roman Korbut) makes his fifth appearance on SIT following on from his fabulous remix of Basil XM's Prisma (SIT 150 Anthem). Danny sticks to his tried and tested uplifting style whilst adding his own energetic touches to the piece. He uses the lead to great effect, perfectly complimenting the feel of the original with evolving and imaginative layering.

Another release that once again shows why Stories In Trance is the most diverse and individual label in trance. Always driven by the ideals that we started out with and our ever keen attention to detail, we encourage freedom of expression from all involved in our projects. The end result is pure, undiluted creativity. Because of this, and above all, we are proud to put them out there.

Our story continues...

Check out the release with the link below:

01/02/2018

Stories In Trance - Chapter 50 (50th Episode Special)


STORIES IN TRANCE - CHAPTER 50 (50th EPISODE SPECIAL)

Well, here it is - The Chapters reaches a half century of episodes! We return for 2018 with the first edition of the year, and in tribute to the format of old we celebrate this landmark achievement with two halves of the best trance has to offer. Thomas Carter kicks things off with some of the best of now, featuring Airlab7, Abide, I5land, Calderone Inc., an absolutely superb new original from M.I.K.E. Push, Cyril Ryaz, SNDWV, and a beautiful track by 4 Strings to close, then Matt Carter takes over with a powerful second half littered with some of the best of yesterday. Present and correct are DJ JamX & De Leon, Fire & Ice, Ferry Corsten, DJ Tiesto, Armin vs M.I.K.E., Mr Sam vs Fred Baker Present As One and then to take the roof off at 141 bpm we close on the sheer energy of V-Three's Zuluu.

Over an hour and half of undiluted trance perfection. We are very proud to have reached this milestone and we hope this edition perfectly captures what The Chapters are all about - sharing the best trance has to offer. No bias, no ulterior motive, just our Stories In Trance. We hope you enjoy, and thank you, listener, for your support.
How it was, as it is, so it goes....this will always be Stories In Trance.


01/01/2018

Stories In Trance - Chapter 50 & Happy New Year

STORIES IN TRANCE - CHAPTER 50 & HAPPY NEW YEAR

Firstly Happy New Year to all our fans and followers, we wish you all well for 2018 and look forward to another year (our 9th) of great music.

Regarding Chapter 50 of The Chapters we are having a one month winter break but will return on the 1st February with a special mix to mark our 50th Show. In the meantime Chapter 49 our end of year special is still available on Soundcloud & Mixcloud for you to enjoy.