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As time goes by, some songs become timeless classics. Even more when artists reimagine different emotions and moods. This is the case with Eynka‘s ‘Beyond Us‘. It wasn’t long until Swiss Electronic duo Adriatique made their own renditions of the track. They amped it up a notch when they immortalized their rendition at the Hatshepsut Temple in Egypt last year for Cercle. Finally, we’re delighted to get an even more magical version of the track, brought to you by Deep House Parisian Icon Alex Wann.

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‘Beyond Us’ (Hatshepsut Version Alex Wann Remix)

How do you remaster and refresh a track that has so much influence and power, you may ask? Well, it seems like Alex Wann found the right formula for his ‘Beyond Us’ remix. From Eynka’s melodic touch, to Adriatique’s deeper and darker undertones, Wann manages to deliver an ethereal track with powerful afro elements. The percussion calls out to your ancestors, and the groove represents the vast deserts phenomenally. After a successful run with his Kelis’ ‘Milkshake’ Remix, the producer continues to influence the world around him.

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A star in the rise, Alex has received the support from House legends Keinemusik, Pete Tong, Swedish House Mafia, Diplo, and Blond:ish. This remix furtherly proves his ability to produce with different elements and styles, such as Adriatique’s unique sounds. Earlier this year he embarked in a North American tour, visiting major musical capitals such as Miami, New York, Toronto, San Francisco, and Montreal. Next Up, Alex Wann will make his rounds around Ibiza, Milan, Dubai, and La Bourget.

Watch out for Alex Wann this summer! He will most likely reign supreme with this delicious version of ‘Beyond Us’.

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A State Of Trance Top 1000 #1 Is Revealed!

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After 30 years of nothing but Trance excellence, with all the feels, and all the incredible talent, Armin van Buuren‘s legacy prevails. A State of Trance Top 1000 Award revealed the number one track of the label. We can’t imagine how hard it was to pick their top track ever. Cue the drum rolls please… The award goes to none other than Dutch Trance producer RAM and German DJ Jorn van Deynhoven. The honorary title is thanks to their remix of the 2009 masterpiece ‘RAMsterdam’.

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The Duo took it on their social medias to showcase the plate they received to commemorate the award. We can’t forget the track has earned over 10 million streams on spotify. The track embodies Trance in its rawest form. Its true nature and drive summarize the power the genre carries from decade to decade. Naturally, ‘RAMsterdam’ (Jorn van Deynhoven Remix) reigns supreme over 999 other songs that have moved millions of people since the inception of A State of Trance. Furthermore, RAM mentioned on his Facebook post that after he earned the title, DJ Mag announced his residency in the number one Trance club in China for 2024.

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Both artists are one of a kind, and the award deeply recognizes the mark they continue to leave on a State of Trance and the scene itself. ‘RAMsterdam’ (Jorn van Deynhoven Remix)paved the way for more unique sounds to evolve and develop to this day. RAM and van Deynhoven have what it takes to carry the title of worldwide phenomenon.

Congratulations to these two legends! Now, go ahead and leave ‘Ramsterdam’ (Jorn van Deynhoven Remix) on replay. After all, it is the number 1 ASOS Top 1000 track.

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[EVENT REVIEW] Ultra Chile Returns After Nearly A Decade, And In Full Force Too

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The large ‘U’ festival celebrated a fantastic return to South America recently.

When you think of Ultra Music Festival, you likely gravitate towards Miami straight away. But we’re lucky enough to have them all over the world, celebrating parties far and wide. That is certainly a blessing for energetic crowds living in somewhat further places in the globe, like South America.

I’ve been here for a while, and it’s safe to say it’s growing a strong community of Dance-devoted madmen like me. I’ve been lucky enough to get to know the Argentinian scene fairly well, and also those in its neighbouring country, Chile. This is a country where Hardstyle reigns supreme, and genres like Techno and its branches are seeing a roaring uptrend in the number of fans and followers. So much so, that Ultra themselves decided to pay a visit. A two-day visit, mind you.

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Ultra Chile: Its History

Chile had its first Ultra in 2013, with the next two years also calling artists from around the world to come together on the far southern end of the globe for Ultra Chile 2014 and 2015. The year after, Chile received a more compact Road To Ultra, as well as in 2017, for the Ultra host of those years was the continental giant, Brazil. After that, Chile would have to wait some time before the brand set foot on it again.

2023 saw Road To Ultra return to the long country for a Halloween party, headlined by Marshmello, Nicky Romero, Oliver Heldens, and Two Friends. And this year, the acclaimed main branch returned in full force, with two days of unstoppable beats coming from a handful of places, and showcasing an impressive plethora of talents, established, up-and-coming, returning… everything.

It was held on Friday, April 19th, and Saturday, April 20th, in Santiago’s iconic go-to place for massive events, Espacio Riesco.

Day One: Friday

Day One kicked off late in the afternoon, at 7 PM to be precise. The crowds started to appear from very early on. Once inside, it was time to have a look at the place, and, oh dear, they truly made the most out of the venue. Three of the four stages were on that day, the Mainstage, on the back of the property and boasting an impressive open-air setting, the Resistance stage, a blacked-out, massive former plane hangar to welcome the best Techno represents in the world, and the Carolina stage, a local-lineup filled stage out on the open.

Day One Winners

Jumping between the Mainstage and the Resistance stage allowed me to watch basically all artists for a little. That’s life at a festival, you can’t really marry one particular DJ. That said, I think I’ve got my favourite artist of the night, and it is Stephan Bodzin.

I had never watched him play, so I was basically going in not knowing what to expect. Add to that, I was at the Main seeing Armin before, so I didn’t really know what I was about to witness. Walking into Resistance, the first thing I noticed was that there was A TON of space to dance and just be yourself. The Mainstage was filled to the brim with people, and well, that left the Techno-devoted stage with a crowd that was truly enjoying Bodzin’s magic. I did too.

I swear, ten minutes in I was already fully hooked. Eyes closed, moving side to side, that kind of hooked. Him playing a live set was a tenfold amplifier as well, since he was interacting a lot with the audience, and the audience interacted a lot with him back. Ask me to name one track from his set, I can’t. But what I CAN recall vividly is how happy he was managing his instruments, and how happy the people dancing beside him were. I was one of them, fully gone away in a trance. A star for you, mate.

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Day Two: Saturday

Day Two started quite earlier, promising twelve endless hours of good music. My friend — who flew in from Buenos Aires for the festival — and I entered the place just past 2:30 PM. And after a little day tour of the venue, we headed straight to the brand-new Resistance Square stage. Reason being, Daniella Da Silva was on at 3:00.

The stage itself was really interesting to me, since the Ultra guys turned this giant conference place into the host for the darkest, most energetic beats of the entire day. I remember my highschool once took me for University speeches or something of that kind literal years ago, and seeing it changed to fit a literal Ultra festival blew me away.

The other stages were just as breathtaking as the day before, and now places like the Mainstage enjoyed the geographic surroundings of Espacio Riesco: mountains for days. It was another level. Point for you, day parties!

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Day Two Winners

Daniella Da Silva

My friend wanted to see her so badly, and I wanted to learn from someone new to me. Good. Lord. Those were 90 minutes of nonstop dancing. There are pictures and videos of me absolutely losing it during her set which I won’t show for, reasons, but let me tell you, her energy is sensational. Dark, Hard Techno. I’m not of the kind to enjoy that in a car ride or on a normal day, but I for sure allowed myself to enjoy her beats at Ultra. I felt slightly sore after that, and that should tell you enough of how good of a set hers was.

Hardwell

My childhood hero. How wouldn’t I have enjoyed Hardwell’s set when he was my role model when I was in school back in the day? Growing up loving ‘Encoded’, ‘Spaceman’, and his remix of ‘Man With The Red Face’, it was about time to see him again. Absolutely nuts. Lots of what he played I had heard before at his Ultra Miami set from earlier this year, but far from taking away from the experience, it allowed me to sing my lungs out. Special shoutout to that ‘Strobe‘ x ‘Save The World‘ mashup which nearly got me crying.

Kasablanca

These guys take the gold for me, no question. Seeing Hardwell, you know beforehand that it’s going to be a phenomenal show, but I had never seen Kasablanca before. I’d only heard their Anjuna tunes. And so my friend and I got to the very front of the Mainstage to see them. We could not have decided better.

They played a live set, just like Bodzin had done the day before. The difference here was the setting: While Stephan Bodzin played inside the warehouse vibe of the Resistance stage, Kasablanca did it out in the open. And their set just so happened to occur during the last hours of the day and into the night, sunset included.

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They absolutely rocked it. From synths to vocals to literal choreography, their set had it all. They truly made good use of the Mainstage speakers as well, with their fat-bottomed tracks. I can’t tell you just how magical that time was, even the landscape fit the vibe of their music. Mountains all around, the clouds turning slightly red at sunset (see a few pictures above), and the moon reigning high aloft by the time they dropped their remix of Above & Beyond’s ‘Black Room Boy’. The duo take the gold, and my heart with it. I won’t turn down the possibility of seeing them in the future.

Final Thoughts

It had been a while since I last attended a big festival, since I’d been much more inclined to go to artist-focused events. It was a refreshing treat to come to Ultra Chile and soak in the festival experience again. My mate and I had a great time, enjoyed the food (shoutout to Papa John’s), the Gin Tonics, and the feel-good atmosphere. For now, be right back, I’ll be listening to Kasablanca!

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INTERVIEW: Mark Knight Talks Winning 2024 Icon Award, his Journey in Electronic Music, Toolroom Records + More

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The living legend Mark Knight was awarded the Icon Award at the 2024 Electronic Dance Music Awards (EDMAs). Knight is the founder of Toolroom Records, which has been influential in the dance music scene for the past 20 years. His work often integrates elements of classic house music with contemporary influences, producing tracks that have become well-known within the genre. Knight’s collaboration with the EDMAs highlights his long-standing contribution to electronic dance music. Through Toolroom Records, he has supported the growth of many artists in the industry. The EDMAs, recognized for honoring top achievements in electronic dance music, has absolutely given the proper honor in the proper category in this case.

The EDMAs are known for allowing fans to vote for the winners, emphasizing the importance of the fans being a driving force in how the award was decided upon in Mark Knight’s case. The EDMA’s this year, in Miami, featured well-known DJs such as Martin Garrix and Armin van Buuren, and so many other A-list names, demonstrating the event’s prominence and overall influence within the electronic music community.

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Over his career, which spans more than three decades, Knight has been a key influencer within house and techno. Toolroom Records, under his leadership, was noted as Beatport’s highest-selling label in 2023 – an incredible feat to say the least. Knight’s discography includes notable tracks like “Man with the Red Face” and “Second Story,” which are beautiful releases and easily recognized within dance music culture.

Knight also focuses on fostering new talent through the Toolroom Academy, and his international reputation as a DJ is well-established and isn’t slowing down anytime soon. His most recent project, Fool’s Paradise, aims to promote quality house music and bring an overall different edge to the scene. The Icon Award, one of the most important awards of the entire ceremony, at the EDMAs, serves as recognition of Knight’s long-term impact on EDM, affirming his influential role in shaping the industry. With that said, we couldn’t help but chat with Mark Knight about the EDMA’s, his career, and so much more. See the full exclusive interview directly below.

How does it feel to snag the Icon Award at this year’s EDMAs, both on a personal level and for your career?

Winning the Icon Award is honestly a big deal for me. It feels like a validation of all the hard work and passion I’ve put into music over the years. It’s great to see that effort being recognized by both the industry and, importantly, by the fans. Their support has been the backbone of my journey, and getting this kind of acknowledgment from them means the world to me.

When you think about your journey in electronic music, which standout moments do you think nudged you towards clinching the Icon Award?

I’m not sure it’s for me to say really! I’m really humbled by it. I guess there are a few key moments that really stand out. For example, the first time I heard one of my tracks played in a club and saw the crowd’s reaction, it was a game-changer for me, and with all the music I’ve made I’ve kept this in mind. It solidified my desire to produce music that moves people. Also of course, launching Toolroom Records was a pivotal decision, marking a shift from not just creating music but also curating it, providing a platform for others in the scene.

With the EDMAs being big on their unique trophies and letting fans have their say, what’s your take on getting this kind of love and recognition from the fans?

The fan involvement in the EDMAs, where their votes have a say, adds an extra layer of gratitude and connection to winning this award. It reinforces the idea that music is a shared experience, and their love and recognition fuel my drive to keep pushing the boundaries of what I do.

Now that you’ve got the Icon Award under your belt, how do you see your role or vibe changing within the electronic music world?

Holding the Icon Award now, I don’t see it as changing my role in the scene but rather reinforcing my commitment to contributing positively, whether that’s through my own music, supporting emerging talent, or pushing the genre forward in innovative ways.

Over the years, you’ve had a ton of highlights. What sticks out as the most epic moment or achievement for you before this award?

Honestly this is impossible. I can’t distill a 30 year career into a single moment, or even a couple of handfuls of them! I think still being here and still being recognised as a leader in the field is all I could have asked for.

You’ve played a huge role in launching a lot of artists with Toolroom Records. How do you juggle your own music with helping up-and-comers find their groove?

Balancing my music with supporting new artists through Toolroom Records is a constant endeavor. It’s about creating a space where up-and-coming talent can thrive while also staying true to my own creative process. It’s a challenging but rewarding balance, focusing on nurturing the next generation while also evolving as an artist myself.

After being in the game for over 30 years, how do you keep things exciting and appealing for both the newbies and the die-hards?

Keeping the excitement alive in music, especially after 30 years, is about staying curious and open. It’s about embracing new sounds, technologies, and collaborations, always looking for ways to innovate and inspire, both for the newcomers to the scene and the long-time fans.

Is there a game-changing decision or a moment you can share that really set you on the path to where you are now?

A game-changer for me was definitely the decision to dive into the music industry full-time. Taking that leap, focusing on my music, and starting Toolroom Records set the foundation for everything that came afterward. It was a risk, but one that has guided me to where I am today.

Looking ahead, how do you envision your and Toolroom Records’ influence shaping the future faces of electronic music?

Looking forward, I hope to continue shaping the electronic music landscape through both my own work and the artists we support at Toolroom Records. The goal is to keep pushing the boundaries, fostering new talent, and ensuring that quality music gets the platform it deserves, shaping the future of electronic music in a positive and dynamic way.

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