17/10/2020

Stories In Trance - Chapter 71 (2010 Special Edition)

 

STORIES IN TRANCE - CHAPTER 71 

(2010 SPECIAL EDITION)

10 years of Stories In Trance, and for the sixth episode of 2020 we return to the trance scene back in 2010 and return with some of the best tracks from that year that have yet to feature in any previous Chapters. This special edition has some absolute crackers in, kicking off with a big-hitting vocal smash from Tritonal featuring Cristina Soto, a superb and underrated remix from Christopher Vassilakis, the SIT Special Mention in the form of Tiesto's Allure, M.I.K.E., Phynn, SHato, DJ Eco & Pacheco, SIT's own Derrick Meyer reshaping Airborne Angel's Apollo, Ilya Soloviev and a beautifully evocative remix from Suncatcher rounding things off.

These are genuine modern classics right here, nicely proving the point that great trance will always stand the test of time. 

A story of trance, from Stories In Trance...

30/08/2020

SIT 174 Vaali - Mirage (Supported By Solarstone In Pure Trance Radio 250)

 


SIT 174 Vaali - Mirage (Supported By Solarstone In Pure Trance Radio 250)

Stories In Trance present to you SIT 174 by Vaali with the two track single Mirage. The Original Mix was supported by Solarstone In Pure Trance Radio 250 on 12th August.

Heading the release is, as is proper, the original mix. Arthur Valiev, under his familiar and well regarded Vaali alias follows on from his most recent work - a superb remix of SNDWV's Tucana (SIT 173) - and carries on his top form here with this fantastic production. Much like all Arthur's work this track shows off his immense production technique and wide range of abilities. Arthur knows how to create great melodies and here the fabulous lead is backed up expertly by richly textured atmosphere, beautiful vocal layering and an ever evolving structure that, like all Vaali productions, is engaging right from the start. As supported by Solarstone In Pure Trance Radio 250.

The other half of this potent release is the Soundwave Progressive Remix. Italian producer Adrian Iamandei (under his Soundwave alias) follows on from his last original on SIT - Tucana (SIT 173) - with this superb remix. He expertly blends a euphoric and atmospheric feel, brilliantly balancing the lead melody with beautiful layering and potent percussive elements. Another fantastic reinterpretation from Adrian to add to his genuinely impressive discography of originals and remixes on SIT.

Yet 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...



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29/07/2020

SIT 175 Craig London - Avalanche


SIT 175 Craig London - Avalanche

Released on Friday 31st July 2020.

Stories In Trance hits 175 releases with a quite brilliant offering from Craig London with the two track single Avalanche.

Headlining is the Original Mix. Stories In Trance legend Craig London is back going solo for this project, for the first time since his original track Dunes (SIT 158), after a spell of tracks and remixes in collaboration with Alex Niko. Avalanche is definitively Craig London, expertly combining a melodic and euphoric feel with great energy and perfectly balanced atmospheric layering, resulting in this well defined, superbly uplifting slice of trance. Nothing short of the usual quality one expects from Craig.

On remix duty we have Matt Mancid. We are delighted to welcome back German producer Matt Mancid to SIT after a little break from productions and this offering is a fantastic way to announce himself back to the trance scene. He takes the track down a truly unique uplifting path, blending all the strongest features of the original with his own production expertise. This remix is a real stand out track, with a fantastic structure that evolves and develops right from the start, culminating in what is without doubt a fabulous piece of trance. 

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...

20/07/2020

Stories In Trance - Chapter 70 (Tenth Year Special)


STORIES IN TRANCE - CHAPTER 70 (TENTH YEAR SPECIAL)

10 years, 175 releases, 70 Chapters. Some achievement, we think you'll agree! So the fifth episode of 2020 celebrates the tenth anniversary of The Chapters, and to mark the occasion we have a special 'old-school' style episode that showcases what The Chapters have always stood for, bringing you the best in trance, regardless of release date.

In this edition we feature some of the best from yesterday that have never featured in a Chapter before; big hitting trance from Tiesto, Kamaya Painters, Armin Van Buuren, Liquid Child, and a 10/10 track from Yves Deruyter. Then we bring it right up to now (well, almost!) with some fresh-out-the-packet trance goodness from legend Ferry Corsten, Ferry Tayle, an older but no less quality offering from Judge Jules & Roger Shah, the brand new release from us here at SIT in the shape of Matt Mancid's remix of Craig London's Avalanche, and Sean Mathews' absolute banger Starting A Fire being bestowed with the title of SIT's Special Mention to wrap it up.

The best in trance, from start, to forever. This is, and always will be, the Stories In Trance way. 


15/07/2020

SIT 174 Vaali - Mirage


SIT 174 Vaali - Mirage

Released on Friday 17th July 2020.

Stories In Trance present to you SIT 174 by Vaali with the two track single Mirage.

Heading the release is, as is proper, the original mix. Arthur Valiev, under his familiar and well regarded Vaali alias follows on from his most recent work - a superb remix of SNDWV's Tucana (SIT 173) - and carries on his top form here with this fantastic production. Much like all Arthur's work this track shows off his immense production technique and wide range of abilities. Arthur knows how to create great melodies and here the fabulous lead is backed up expertly by richly textured atmosphere, beautiful vocal layering and an ever evolving structure that, like all Vaali productions, is engaging right from the start. 

The other half of this potent release is the Soundwave Progressive Remix. Italian producer Adrian Iamandei (under his Soundwave alias) follows on from his last original on SIT - Tucana (SIT 173) - with this superb remix. He expertly blends a euphoric and atmospheric feel, brilliantly balancing the lead melody with beautiful layering and potent percussive elements. Another fantastic reinterpretation from Adrian to add to his genuinely impressive discography of originals and remixes on SIT.

Yet 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...



20/05/2020

SIT 173 SNDWV - Tucana


SIT 173 SNDWV - Tucana

Released on Friday 22nd May 2020.

The Stories In Trance legacy continues with our next offering, SIT 173 by SNDWV with the two track single Tucana, including the fantastic original and Vaali remix.

We start in traditional format with the Original mix leading the way. Italian producer Adrian Iamandei under his SNDWV alias follows on from his last original on SIT - Alpha Librae (SIT 164) - with another superlative original production. He expertly blends a euphoric and energetic feel, superbly balancing the lead melody with driving low-end punch and potent percussive elements via excellent production finesse. Another fantastic creation from Adrian to add to a genuinely impressive discography; a producer held in the highest regard by SIT and fans alike and with tracks like this it is easy to see why.

On remix duty is another SIT legend, Arthur Valiev, under his familiar and well regarded Vaali alias. Following on from his most recent work, the Vaali remix of London & Niko's Siren (SIT 170) he carries on his top form here with this fantastic production. Much like all Arthur's work this track shows off his immense production technique and wide range of abilities and once again he takes his remix down a truly unique route. Arthur knows how to use great melodies and here the fabulous lead is backed up expertly by rich atmosphere, beautiful guitar layering and effectively complemented all the way through with an ever evolving structure that will have you hooked right from the start. 

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...

16/05/2020

Stories In Trance - Chapter 69


STORIES IN TRANCE - CHAPTER 69

Chapter 69 is here, so please, come on in! The Fourth episode of 2020 features another carefully considered blend of new and old, with a couple of SIT exclusives. Let us walk you through what's on offer:
The first play anywhere of the forthcoming new original from SIT legend Vaali, a cracking new track from DRYM, a beautiful modern classic from JPL, London & Niko, superlative 'Suncatcher' styled vibes from Sunlight State, yet more brilliance from Push, Trance Arts, Jordan Suckley, a potent blast from the past from DJ Wag, the SIT Special Mention in the form of DJ Klubbingman & Andy Jay Powell's latest stormer, and the first play of the brand new SNDWV track Tucana.

Any shape, size, style and speed - we celebrate the best of the entire trance genre. You're just one more click away from another story in trance... 


02/04/2020

Stories In Trance - Chapter 68


STORIES IN TRANCE - CHAPTER 68

Welcome to the party, people! Carrying the energy from last month's Chapter 67, we again blend a carefully selected batch of the best new tracks with a few modern classics. Setting off with a beautifully delicate original from Ehren Stowers, we follow with Craig London's cracking remix of Vaali's Say Something, new material from Jamieson & Lamb, one not to be forgotten from Eco, Rafael Frost on full power rethinking Ferry Corsten, Roger Shah, Key4050 & Plumb, another banger from Daniel Kandi, a brilliant Alex M.O.R.P.H. remix, and selected for our new feature - SIT's Special Mention - S.H.O.K.K. turns it all the way up to max with Smoky Peat. 

No filler, just the best in trance. That's The Chapters...

05/03/2020

Stories In Trance - Chapter 67


STORIES IN TRANCE - CHAPTER 67

Welcome, trance fans, to the second episode of 2020! After our previous Spectra Special Edition, normal service is resumed, though that certainly doesn't diminish the quality of the tracks on offer here. Some 'fresh-out-the-box' productions alongside a few classics, we feature Arthur Valiev, a brand new and truly beautiful piece from Zoya, Lev Rubel, a belter from Luca Lombardi, the newest offering from London & Niko's recent release on SIT, DJ Fait & Andy Jay Powell, Markus Schulz & Departure with Gabriel & Dresden, an evocative new original from The Thrillseekers, an absolute classic remix from Tiesto, Push, and another shiny new track from Daniel Kandi to conclude events.

Eleven tracks, 74 minutes. Clear your schedule...

12/02/2020

SIT 172 London & Niko - Closer / Under The Sea


SIT 172 London & Niko - Closer / Under The Sea

Released on Friday 14th February 2020.

Stories In Trance are delighted to present SIT 172 from London & Niko, with the double A-sided single Closer / Under The Sea. Leading off is Closer. 

Stories In Trance legend Craig London is joined once again by Alex Niko, a regular collaborative partner of his and together they have been making some great tracks over the last couple of years. Here they follow on from their last appearance on SIT, the fantastic original Siren (SIT 170) with this excellent double A-sided single. Closer expertly combines a melodic and euphoric feel with perfectly balanced atmospheric vocals, resulting in this well defined, superbly uplifting slice of trance. Nothing short of the usual quality one expects from these guys.

 The other half of the release is Under The Sea. Much like Closer, this is an excellent piece of trance with a beautiful lead melody, backed up with expertly crafted vocal and melodic layering, all put together with sublime production technique and wraps up another quality double offering from Craig and Alex 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...


25/01/2020

SITS8 The Stories In Trance Collection - Spectra: Part White


SITS8 The Stories In Trance Collection - Spectra: Part White

Released on Friday 24th January 2020.

Stories In Trance gets to the 10 year mark, so in honouring our achievement we continue with our series exhibiting the best of every release from the decade with the eighth volume.

Our belief in the project was clear from day one. We think the strength of the label is in its diversity and over the years have presented work covering a wide range of flavours within the trance genre, and sometimes beyond. We have worked with a global roster of talent, all featuring because of their vision and encouraged to express that within their work with little interference from us. The results have stood the test of time, not only garnering support from some of the scene's biggest names but featuring prominently in sales charts and online plays. So what better way to pay tribute to the uniqueness of our story than to share with you our favourites from every single release on SIT.

This is a little bit of all of it, the whole story. This is Spectra - The Stories In Trance Collection. The best of releases 141 to 160 is presented here in part White.

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20/01/2020

SIT 171 Triumvirate - Still Glow The Embers (Re-Ignited)


SIT 171 Triumvirate - Still Glow The Embers (Re-Ignited)

Released on Monday 20th January 2020.

Stories In Trance are delighted to offer you SIT 171 by Triumvirate with the two track single Still Glow The Embers (Re-Ignited). Originally released in spring 2015 the track gets a sensational new remix for 2020.

And so, here it is, the Edelways remix. Russian trance star Edelways (Arut Anastasyan) makes his second appearance on SIT following on from his epic remix of Airborne Angel's Star (Relit) (SIT 166). This latest appearance on SIT serves up something truly special indeed with this superb reworking of this modern trance classic. Building from the unique brilliance of the original and blending with his own production finesse, the end result is a real standout track. Beautiful feel, brilliant melodic evolution, fantastic atmosphere, fabulous structure and exceptional reinterpretation of the lead melody all amount to what is surely one of the best tracks of 2020. This is a stormer, absolute trance perfection!

The second part of this double header comes in the shape of the original mix from 2015 for anyone who missed it. This track has a grand feel right from the start, powerful, energetic and emotional, this track has it all. Every single second of this piece of music is vital to the overall dynamic, no time wasted, every moment captivating. Rich, deep low end power provides the underpinnings which are complemented by sweeping saws and arps, a stunning piano layer, and aggressive, ever evolving percussion provides the garnish all beautifully complemented by the emotive vocals. This is for everyone who truly loves all that is great about trance.

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...

17/01/2020

Stories In Trance - Chapter 66 (Spectra Special)

STORIES IN TRANCE - CHAPTER 66 (SPECTRA SPECIAL)

How It Was, As It Is, So It Goes... this is STILL Stories In Trance! We continue into the new decade, and first things first, we celebrate 10 years of SIT!

Over recent weeks we have released Spectra, The Stories In Trance Collection, showcasing the best from every single one of our releases. So, to back that up, here we give you Chapter 66, the Spectra Special Edition. The first episode of 2020 features some of the very best tracks from the Spectra series, but, only those that have not previously figured in a Chapter. 10 forgotten gems! We give you productions from The Bluebear Project, Igor Stroom, Max Stealthy, Vaali, Craig London, I5land, Forenetix, Daissen 'n' Witches, Aftermorning Productions and an absolute banger from Soundwave to wrap.

If you like what you hear here, then please check out the Spectra series via all our digital partners. Thank you for all your support, and we look forward to continuing our story well into the future...


SITS7 The Stories In Trance Collection - Spectra: Part Violet


SITS7 The Stories In Trance Collection - Spectra: Part Violet

Released on Friday 17th January 2020.

10 years of Stories In Trance! And marking that milestone is this series featuring the best of every single release, now moving into what we have here, the seventh edition.

Our belief in the project was clear from day one. We think the strength of the label is in its diversity and over the years have presented work covering a wide range of flavours within the trance genre, and sometimes beyond. We have worked with a global roster of talent, all featuring because of their vision and encouraged to express that within their work with little interference from us. The results have stood the test of time, not only garnering support from some of the scene's biggest names but featuring prominently in sales charts and online plays. So what better way to pay tribute to the uniqueness of our story than to share with you our favourites from every single release on SIT.

This is a little bit of all of it, the whole story. This is Spectra - The Stories In Trance Collection. We give you part Violet, the best of releases 121 through 140.

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12/01/2020

SIT 170 London & Niko - Siren


SIT 170 London & Niko - Siren

Released on Monday 13th January 2020.

Ten years of Stories In Trance, and the tale continues with SIT 170 from London & Niko, with the two track single Siren.

Leading off is the original mix, by SIT legend Craig London and this time it's a collaboration under London & Niko. Alex Niko hails from Iran and he and Craig have been making some great tracks together over the last couple of years. Here they follow on from their last appearance on SIT, the superb remix of Danny Legatto's Back To Me (SIT 167), with this excellent original creation. Expertly combining a melodic and energetic feel with perfectly balanced atmospheric layering results in this perfectly defined, superbly uplifting slice of trance. 

On remix duty is another SIT legend, Arthur Valiev, under his familiar and well regarded Vaali alias. Following on from his most recent work, Arthur Valiev's double A-side Obsidian / Quartz (SIT 168), he carries on his top form here with this fantastic production. Much like all Arthur's work this track shows off his immense production technique and wide range of abilities, this time taking the remix down a unique proglifting route. Arthur knows how to create and implement great melodies and here the fabulous lead is backed up expertly by rich atmosphere, beautiful piano layering and effectively complemented all the way through with an ever evolving structure that will have you hooked right from the start.

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...

10/01/2020

SITS6 The Stories In Trance Collection - Spectra: Part Indigo


SITS6 The Stories In Trance Collection - Spectra: Part Indigo

Released on Friday 10th January 2020.

Stories In Trance is 10 years old! And at the centre of the celebrations is this series bringing you the very best of a full decade's worth of releases, with this being the sixth segment.

Our belief in the project was clear from day one. We think the strength of the label is in its diversity and over the years have presented work covering a wide range of flavours within the trance genre, and sometimes beyond. We have worked with a global roster of talent, all featuring because of their vision and encouraged to express that within their work with little interference from us. The results have stood the test of time, not only garnering support from some of the scene's biggest names but featuring prominently in sales charts and online plays. So what better way to pay tribute to the uniqueness of our story than to share with you our favourites from every single release on SIT.

This is a little bit of all of it, the whole story. This is Spectra - The Stories In Trance Collection presenting part Indigo, the best of releases 101 to 120.

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03/01/2020

SITS5 The Stories In Trance Collection - Spectra: Part Blue


SITS5 The Stories In Trance Collection - Spectra: Part Blue

Released on Friday 3rd January 2020.

Happy 10th birthday Stories In Trance! And what better way to commemorate this momentous achievement than with a series showcasing the best of the decade's releases, and here we give you the fifth instalment.

Our belief in the project was clear from day one. We think the strength of the label is in its diversity and over the years have presented work covering a wide range of flavours within the trance genre, and sometimes beyond. We have worked with a global roster of talent, all featuring because of their vision and encouraged to express that within their work with little interference from us. The results have stood the test of time, not only garnering support from some of the scene's biggest names but featuring prominently in sales charts and online plays. So what better way to pay tribute to the uniqueness of our story than to share with you our favourites from every single release on SIT.

This is a little bit of all of it, the whole story. This is Spectra - The Stories In Trance Collection and part Blue features the best of releases 81 through 100.

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