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Well … something’s different …. It’s not the name and it’s certainly not ‘In Search Of Sunrise’s to-the-core musical nature! DJs? Well, it’s an ever-evolving cast, so that’s a given. Ah, but of course … it’s the date! Sunrise is a three-six-five affair and while the esteemed series has done summers a-plenty and once dipped its toe into autumn, this is the first modern era ‘ISOS’ that’s sought a winter’s dawn.

Launched by Tiësto in 1999 and subsequently helmed by Richard Durand and most recently Markus Schulz, the series is now within touching distance of its milestone twentieth. Its third phase has been defined by a pronounced dynamic between its DJs. In Markus Schulz, you have your lynchpin, and then in close support genre progressives like Jerome Isma-Ae, Kryder, Gabriel & Dresden & last year Matt Fax, and classists including Kyau & Albert, Sunlounger, Andy Moor & Orkidea.

‘Sunrise’s dynamic is completed in 2023 by arch-Anjuna-ist Ilan Bluestone, and Daniel Wanrooy – a man who’s recording career reaches almost as far back as ‘ISOS’ itself. Alongside Markus, they’ve picked up the mix-mantle and auditioned tunes by the hundred, all the while asking themselves but one question: ‘… is it Sunrise?’

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As ever, that quest starts in their own backyards, with the three bringing much radiance from their respective studios. There’s been a fair degree of crate digging too, looking for inspirational deeper-cut tracks to melodically and harmonically remix into ‘Sunrise’s realm. The trio have also screened the latest from kindred studio spirits, all of which has been peerlessly mixed into three-hours and forty minutes of epic, atmospheric, day-breaking music.

When it comes to those post-peak clubbing hours, Markus Schulz has proved to be a masterful sun-up soundtracker. His sixth Search features plenty of his own Coldharbour brew, including ‘Rabbit Hole’ Circus material like the x Sarah Warren ‘Light On’ and (in its new In Search of Sunrise Remix form), the HALIENE-voiced ‘Death Of A Star.’ There’s also first-listen Schulz material receiving their premieres, including the majestic likes of ‘Summer Of ‘99’, ‘Forgotten Element’ and (new Daxson link-up) ‘Reverence’. Around those are a veritable wealth of new sonic treasure from operators including Matt Fax, KhoMha, Estiva & Mike EFEX.

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Anjuna-to-the-max, it’ll surprise few to learn that Ilan Bluestone’s disc is ripe with produce from that particular quarter. Amongst those are Sunny Lax’s ‘Cerasus’, Boom Jinx, Nitrous Oxide & Einar K team-up ‘Breathing’ and the Elysian trio’s ‘Light Years’ and ‘Sparks In The Night’. Ilan’s also been in the ISOS remix swing, delivering treatments of Above & Beyond’s ‘Diving Out Of Love’ & ‘Northern Soul’, as well as Chicane’s ‘Saltwater. You’ll also find his recent collabs with Oliver Smith (‘Blue Eagle’) and Giuseppe Ottaviani (‘Futuro’). And speaking of A&B, their ‘Spin Off’ from ‘Tranquillity Base Vol.1’ also plays a key part to his mix, as does Maor Levi’s reworking of Tiësto’s In My Memory’.

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And if all that doesn’t leave you feeling those first rays on your face, Daniel Wanrooy’s disc is here to make absolutely certain of it! He intros with his floor-fresh JES team-up, ‘We’ll Be Together’, before channelling even more of that ISOS vibe with his x BLR collab ‘Cielo’, and solo tracks ‘Terra Incognito’ and ‘How Will I Know’. Further in are the latest from some other classic ‘Sunrise’ contributors, with Mark Norman, Jonas Steur and Cor Fijneman respectively supplying it ‘So it Begins’, ‘Solis’ and ‘In Domo’. At the crest off Disc 3, Daniel touches the sun with some killer remixes of Kamaya Painters ‘Far From Over’ and ‘Falling Back To You’ from Delerium.

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Has ‘Sunrise 19’s moodier art-aesthetic and winter release spot brought an even cooler collection to your door!? Well, that’ll require a Search of your own! Here’s where to begin:


Mix 1 – Markus Schulz

01. Markus Schulz & Sarah de Warren – Light On
02. Markus Schulz – Summer Of ‘99
03. Matt Fax – Beyond Belief
04. KhoMha – Ancient Voices
05. Jerome Isma-Ae & Alastor – String of Lights
06. Markus Schulz & Daxson – Reverence
07. Late Night Alumni – Beautiful (Myon x Hoten Remix)
08. Tim Besamusca – Neptunia (Club Mix)
09. ReDub – Utopia
10. Andain – Beautiful Things (Mike EFEX Remix)
11. Sunbeam – Outside World (Bart Skils & Weska Remix)
12. Thomas Lizzara – Traveller (Thomas Lizzara Techno Remix)
13. Estiva – Via Infinita
14. Victor Ruiz – Pura Vida
15. Markus Schulz – Forgotten Element
16. Daxson – When Tomorrow Comes
17. Robert Nickson – Sundown (Stoneface & Terminal Remix)
18. Markus Schulz & HALIENE – Death of a Star (Markus Schulz In Search of Sunrise Remix)

Mix 2 – Ilan Bluestone

01. Bonnie x Clyde – Another You (Ilan Bluestone Remix
02. Tiësto featuring Nicola Hitchcock – In My Memory (Maor Levi Remix)
03. Adam Stark – Sciya
04. Chicane featuring Moya Brennan – Saltwater (Ilan Bluestone Remix)
05. Jonas Steur – Second Turn (Adam Stark Remix)
06. Sunny Lax – Cerasus
07. Ilan Bluestone – On Me
08. Boom Jinx & Nitrous Oxide & Einar K featuring Vintage & Morelli – Breathing
09. Above & Beyond – Diving Out Of Love (Ilan Bluestone Remix)
10. Ilan Bluestone & Oliver Smith – Blue Eagle
11. Elysian – Light Years (Club Mix)
12. Nourey & FOSTER – Meant To Be
13. Above & Beyond – Spin Off
14. Giuseppe Ottaviani & Ilan Bluestone – Futuro
15. Tom Fall – Guiding Light
16. Elysian – Sparks In The Night
17. Above & Beyond featuring Richard Bedford – Northern Soul (Ilan Bluestone Remix)

Mix 3 – Daniel Wanrooy

01. Daniel Wanrooy & JES – We’ll Be Together (Intro Mix)
02. BLR & Daniel Wanrooy – Cielo
03. Nutland & BL_NK featuring Rienk – Frozen Inside
04. Mark van Rijswijk – Laguna
05. Truetone – Losing Control
06. Mark Norman – So it Begins
07. Sherano & Amber Revival – Hit and Run
08. Daniel Wanrooy – Terra Incognita
09. Re:Locate & Simon Anthony – Ready
10. Jonas Steur – Solis (Estuera Mix)
11. Cor Fijneman – In Domo
12. Golden Sky – Forever (Aerofoil emix)
13. Daniel Wanrooy – How Will I Know
14. Tim Besamusca – Galaxy
15. Kamaya Painters – Far From Over (Daniel Wanrooy Remix)
16. JPL – In Our Youth
17. Delerium featuring Mimi Page – Falling Back To You (Daniel Wanrooy Remix)
18. Fonzerelli – Floating Through Time

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MitiS Announces Unity Tour and Releases Latest Single ‘Falling Into Mystery’

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MitiS has just dropped his third single, ‘Falling Into Mystery,’ from the highly anticipated album Unity. Teaming up with Dia Frampton, the track offers a soothing escape with its serene melody. MitiS is also starting his 18-stop “Unity Tour,” giving fans a chance to experience his music live. ‘Falling Into Mystery[ is out now via Ophelia Records.

‘Falling Into Mystery’ is like a musical adventure, telling a story about being brave and embracing the unknown. The gentle melody feels like a warm hug to the soul, and the overall theme encourages facing uncertainties with courage. With soothing piano tunes and glowing synths, the song creates a peaceful atmosphere, bringing a mix of happy emotions and a sense of calm.

The Unity Tour launches on March 1 and culminating on May 5, the tour promises to be a transformative live experience, with stops in iconic cities like Chicago, San Diego, New York City, Vancouver, Philadelphia, and more. This tour marks a pivotal moment in MitiS’s career, introducing live piano elements into his sets, a bold move that is set to elevate his already transcendent performances. This innovative integration signifies more than just an evolution in his sound; it heralds the beginning of an expansive, immersive journey for his fans, blending the boundaries between artist and audience in a shared odyssey of musical exploration.

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Paul Van Dyk Returns to NYC for a Special Two-Night Takeover


German trance legend Paul van Dyk returns to New York City on December 8 and 9. The maestro will be gracing his presence at Silo Brooklyn. As always, he has a few tricks up his sleeve!

The December 8 Show

The December 8 show – FOR THE RECORD – will be focused on trance music. It will be a journey through the genre’s finest tracks – past, present, and future. All this with a nod to van Dyk’s own timeless productions. Expect some VANDIT classics, to the never before heard songs that he will be testing out to the NYC audience.

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The December 9 Show

The December 9 show is dedicated to van Dyk’s much talked about VENTURE X concept. It explores the harder and darker side of electronic music. It is an event where the master DJ and curator sources from various electronic music genres. The trance icon will bring it all together during one incredible evening. Van Dyk famously feeds off his fans, focusing on the improvisational art of the craft and sequencing sounds on the fly. Familiar sounds are presented in an entirely new context, focusing on embracing the unexpected. It is that moment when you hear a snippet of a song you love but find your jaw dropping in awe over the direction and journey van Dyk takes you. It is unpredictable! It is unmissable! It is VENTURE X, defined by Paul van Dyk!

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Those whetting their appetite for new music look no further than a groundbreaking new collaboration between Paul van Dyk and DJ Pierre (also known as PHUTURE) entitled ‘ACID TRAXXX’. The track is a relentless, high-energy composition that blends the signature 303 basslines and squelchy synthesizers of acid house with uplifting melodies and driving beats. The track has already generated immense anticipation within the electronic music community and is expected to be a highlight of both artists’ live sets. This monumental collaboration is available now exclusively through VANDIT Alternative as a download and on vinyl as part of the three-track ACID TRAXXX EP.

About Paul Van Dyk & His NYC Connection

New York City has always been a second home for world-renowned electronic music icon Paul van Dyk. The German maestro has played a major part in the development of the New York City electronic music scene. It dates back to the days of his first US gig (and residency) at the Limelight. It was at the infamous early 90s club kid night, “Disco 2000” here. He went on to become a monthly resident at the internationally renowned NYC club Twilo. It was a flashpoint for the 90’s electronica explosion. His marathon sets are the stuff of legend. The four walls of a club couldn’t contain van Dyk’s dynamism. In 2002, he became the first DJ to take over Central Park’s Summer Stage. He presented one of the most memorable electronic music experiences imaginable from the big city Oasis. This annual end-of-summer event attracted fans from all over the world!

Make sure to join Paul van Dyk in Brooklyn at SILO on December 8 and 9!

December 8, 2023 – FOR THE RECORD
December 9, 2023 – VENTURE X
Time: 10:00 PM – 4.00 AM
Venue: SILO – 90 Scott Ave, Brooklyn, NY
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LISTEN: Rising Producer Rendr Unleashes Mind-Bending “Betrayal” Single Ahead of Upcoming LP

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Denver artist and bass music maestro Rendr has finally unveiled the captivating title track ahead of his exhilarating 10-track debut project, Betrayal, slated for release on December 14th via his own label, Space Trash Records. As you’ll hear below, the new release acts as a refined teaser, offering listeners a sneak peek of the intricate sonic energy and groundbreaking sound design we can expect on the full-length project. This track is brimming with personality, and is not to mention incredibly hard-hitting and entertaining – and we can’t imagine how much it would go off in a live setting. Hear what we mean by streaming the single via Spotify and be sure to read what the producer himself has to say about his upcoming anticipated LP.

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“This album really represents a new journey for me as a musician and producer. I think the oldest song got started in 2021 and the newest I made just a few weeks before I decided to call the album done. The name ‘Betrayal’ represents the feeling of being betrayed that we’ve all dealt with in different ways and the ways that it can shape who we are, for good or bad. It’s the first part of a bigger story and I can’t wait to get it out there into the world.

As time goes on and I figure out more and more about what I want to do as a musician, I realize that it’s supposed to be a fun thing, not something that stresses me out or makes me frustrated.. and just living by that simple realization is really how this album got made. I sit down and do the best I can do and that’s enough to make me happy and I hope it resonates with everyone because of that.” Rendr

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