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Massane, the rising Melodic House star, and part of the This Never Happened family, released his second studio 12-track album By The River on August 25th. Not familiar with Massane? Bruno aka Massane is a French producer and guitarist who has been active on the TNH label since his three EP debut Visage 1 (No Return), Visage 2 (Crossroad) and Visage 3 (Not Alone) in 2020. His collaboration with label boss Lane 8, ‘And We Knew It Was Our Time‘, a fan favourite, followed shortly after. These successful releases paved the way for his debut album Another Dawn in 2021. He puts up a spectacular live show, by serenading the crowds with his guitar to compliment the Melodic and Techno House he fills the room with.

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PicJer Photography from Massane’s Toronto Show

EDMTunes had the opportunity to sit down and have a chat with him before attending his sold-out Toronto show, just as he embarks on his album tour. We caught up on his year and spoke more about his touring and brand-new studio album. Check it out below!

How was your previous tour? And how do you expect this upcoming tour to be?

This exact tour is starting today with the release of my new album, I will discover what has changed. I was told the second album is something special regarding touring because people connect again. We don’t know exactly why but I was talking to with other artists and expect it to be special.

I want to talk about the tour that just finished, at the beginning of the year. That was so fast, as I was dealing with finishing my new album at the same time as touring. The few months of tours felt like 2 days, went by in a flash. I was seeing people and at the same time composing music with amazing people. I moved to the US at the same time as I was touring and it was awesome. The people were amazing. Seeing people from the label of TNH for the first time during the last tour including Lane 8 was amazing.

You’re now living in the US, and have toured a few times in the US. If you have played in Europe, has it been different from the shows in the US?

I haven’t really played in Europe. So my career started in the US thanks to TNH. Since they are big in the U.S. I decided directly to move here and do shows here. I am still open to the European shows. I don’t know when that will happen, it is complicated to be everywhere.

From your first album Another Dawn, to your second album By The River, what has been the difference in production?

I want to speak about the other people I collaborated with for this album first. Because in Another Dawn it was really more introspective. We were just exiting the time of Covid, through which I was alone a lot, composing alone a lot. I liked it, it was my own thoughts. For the second album, there were distinct changes (a few similarities). I had to take time not only to tour but also to compose music.

There were instances in the second album where I did compose music on my own if I was in the South of France, similar to my first one. But it was a lot less than the first time around. For the second album since I had started touring, I connected with people on the dance floor. This inspired some tracks that you can hear are heavily tuned and dance floor oriented. That is definitely influenced by the touring. And you will notice that was not on the first album at all.

I was still into darker music but it came to me a lot easier on the second album. Especially the track with Grigoré ‘Cryo’. There is the French track ‘Dérive’ with Margane where you can see I am trying different stuff with people & making music for the dance floor. These two things are the main difference- more Dance music and collaborations.

What are the top three tracks you have produced so far?

That is a tough one, it’s like choosing your favourite children. Haha. The one with Lane 8, ‘And We Knew It Was Our Time’, was my favourite because I connect with it a lot. I have seen it played in front of so many people, I love it. There is ‘Boreal’ that comes to my mind. Also ‘Never Loved’. Uh, maybe I forget, I need to see my discography. Those are my top 3 as of now!

What is your favourite venue you have played at so far? And what is your dream venue to play at as your career progresses?

There are 2 that come to my mind. First one is Audio in SF. Because it was my first day in the US in my entire life and I played a show to a packed venue. We were going out of Covid and I was the French guy coming, I was wondering, will there be any people there? When I started going on stage it was packed, and it was a sold-out show. You couldn’t fit any more people there even if you tried. I have the vivid memory in my mind and that will never leave me. I also love the afternoon party hosted in Washington DC – Flash Rooftop parties. The atmosphere of those parties, people dancing in the afternoons. It is so great. I opened for Lane 8 at Redocks last year! It was an amazing time and I hope to headline there someday!

Other than EDM music what do you like to listen to? What inspires you to create your own music?

I listen to metal & rock mostly but also pop, and it’s crazy, pop is amazing right now. On my own though it’s rock the majority of the time. I started messing around with guitar when I was younger, so I always created my own music from then on and then directly got into composing. There wasn’t access to music sheets, or classes for me in my earlier days which led to messing around. Once I realized that I understood the power a computer had. It was a wow moment – I could create an entire track without just messing around. That’s when I knew this was my entire life and I wanted to do this. I dedicated all my free time to composing from then on.

What made you decide to move from your alias PhYnee to Massane? 

With PhYnee I was experimenting. You could hear it during the ending days, it was almost the Massane sound. I actually messed around with a lot of hip-hop genre then, I was not planning to do anything with that alias. It was for me to show music to my friends and I was trying to make stuff. But I did release through PhYnee on Ben Bohmer’s label. That’s when I discovered my sound and then I had a talk with Lane 8 and it made sense to move to Massane because I knew I had found my sound. It was hard to change but it was worth it. Massane is a forest with a river in the south of France close to where I was born and where I lived. Since I hiked a lot I found it beautiful to connect with nature. That led to Massane.

What is next for Massane? Anything you want to tell your fans reading EDMTunes?

We have my album releasing so the tour linked with it will be insane. I already have new tracks but you will hear all about it through upcoming Lane 8‘s or my own mixtapes. It’s amazing and my computer is full of amazing stuff, but I am letting the album breathe first. Thank you very much this was fun! And can’t wait to show everyone what I have in store for them!

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Massane Live in Toronto

I was thrilled to have had the opportunity to dive into the depths with Massane after which I experienced his sold-out show in Toronto. R8YZ and Plainsight Toronto have had a hand in bringing in all the rising stars from TNH. R8YZ set the stage up for Massane with classic melodic house and dance music. A lot of his mixes include Lane 8, Yotto, and Ben Böhmer, and the inspiration continues on.

The crowd was pumped for Massane’s 2-hour live set. The energy was unreal. Everyone sang along and danced to the old and new tunes of his. Classic tunes played that night were ‘Summer’s End‘, ‘And We Knew It Was Our Time‘, ‘Lost at Sea‘, ‘Boreal‘, ‘Closure‘, ‘Wild‘ and the list goes on. The most exciting part of the live set was the guitar, which notched up a million levels of his performance. Of course, the crowd went wild when Bruno played tracks from By The River. Some bangers he played are ‘Cryo’, ‘Away’ and ‘Luna’.

Hearing his By The River tracks live and seeing the crowd groove to it, really put what Massane said in context. This album truly speaks to the crowd and is influenced by the crowd. The evening Toronto experience with Massane was dark, happy and full of great Melodic House and Techno tracks.

Massane will continue his By The River tour through North America this fall. If you haven’t caught him live before, check him out. His tour dates can be found here. Stay tuned to EDMTunes for all your music news!

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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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Adriatique’s ‘Beyond Us’ (Hatshepsut Version Alex Wann Remix) Is a Mystical Voyage

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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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