When Katy Perry gets Paul Van Dyk in to produce her next album we can celebrate Peak Trance. But in the meantime if 90s trance is a pleasure (guilty or otherwise), you need this in your ears…
Trance Wax appears to be a side project of Ejeca. Dishing out remixes of classic trance / prog house gems: Future Sound of London, Orbital, BT, etc.
And in case you missed it, this mini-doc on the origins of Darude’s Sandstorm is worth a watch too:
I did a bit of post-watch digging and ended up on Darude’s Twitch Channel – which is yet another work of genius.
Honestly, BPRM (as I’ve just labelled it) is my new favourite audio-visual subculture. It combines rural/suburban landscapes with sounds that feel like your brain on a come-down (with a few fading bubbles of euphoria fizzing round the edges). The first two also whack in a healthy dose of text-based rave nostalgia. What’s not to love.
Earlier in the week I stumbled across this amazing video for the incredible Bicep track Glue:
Love. Love. Love. So many of my favourite things in one place. Congrats to Joe Wilson, and the team at Topsafe.
It made my mind wander back to this belter of a video from Erol Alkan from a few years ago. A Hold on Love. Massively smiled at this story all over again. Nice work Daniel Brereton (check his site, there’s lots more music vid goodness).
Then, tonight I came across this from Bibio – Phantom Brickworks III (Edit), from the new album Phantom Brickworks.
Any other examples of the genre spring to mind? Please add in the comments below.
Andrea Belfi – Lead. Outstanding hypnotic track. Album launch in London on Oct 30th. Find out more.
VR often feels like this expensive and complicated world that requires loads of fancy kit and dosh to get into. But we’ve been playing about, to see what’s possible on a limited budget.
Thanks to A-Frame it took some talented people on the team a criminally short time to knock up a thing that pulls products into a strange virtual world via a public API. (Thanks to Joel for the A-Frame tip off).
Introducing Shopageddon.biz – a VR experience that lets you shop with your face. Clearly it’s not fully weaponised eye-based e-commerce, just yet ;-)
A tiny bit more on the W+K London Blog.
This game’s been around for a year or so, but it’s new to me. And in the last few hours it’s brought me so much pleasure. Who’d have thought that wiring up speakers could be so joyful. Aux B is available on IOS and Android.
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