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Author: Sebastian Rusu

In-Depth Interview With Simon Patterson

Simon Patterson ‘Opens Up’ About EDCLV, His Career, & New Releases! The name Simon Patterson should be familiar to most trance aficionados. Between endless chart-topping releases and headlining major events, Simon’s success is unquestionable. His name has become synonymous with cutting edge trance, techno, and psytrance ever since his concept Open Up was launched. However, when we were given the opportunity to do an interview with him, we wanted to expose you to how he reached the place he’s at right now. From working for labels to becoming an artist that constantly pushes the boundaries of what’s new, to...

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AIM Experience Montreal 2017 || Sebastian’s Top Picks

AIM Experience returns to Montreal for the third year running on July 14-16 to bring you the best in house, progressive, and trance! As the summer festival season kicks in top gear, AIM is proud to organise the third edition of the AIM Experience in the Carillon Parc & Historic Site around one hour from downtown Montreal. If you wish to attend an event that stays as far away as possible from mainstream performers, then look no further. This year, the event hosts three distinct stages focusing on tech-house, deep house, house and progressive, as well as trance. The focus is on artists...

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Dreamstate SF 2017 || Sebastian’s Retrospective

Insomniac has all the right ingredients to put on a fantastic trance spectacle. The main problem is that not all of them are present at the same time. As I start writing this review, I’m sitting at the San Francisco airport barely an hour after the completion of the event. I’m juggling various thoughts in my head. I’ve been at four Dreamstate shows, and by now I’ve seen a few patterns emerge. As I make my way through the review, I’ll touch upon all of them. For now, the short stick is this: I believe that Insomniac has all...

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AIM Experience Montreal 2017 || Event Preview

Join us for three days of electronic music in the Canadian outdoors thanks to AIM Experience 2017! AIM (Art – Innovation – Movement) Electronic Music Festival is back in Montreal for the third year running this 14-16 of July! AIM Experience is anything but your run of the mill music festival. The event takes place in one of Canada’s historic sites, Carillon National Park. This is the location where one of the earliest battles between the French colonists and the native Indians took place in 1660. Festival goers are encouraged to camp on the grounds and explore both the sights as...

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Dreamstate Presents Paul van Dyk @ New City Gas || Event Review

Dreamstate teamed up with the one and only Paul Van Dyk for his long-awaited return to Montreal! This is not my first Paul Van Dyk review, nor will it be my last. The reason is simple, Paul van Dyk is at the centre of my passion for electronic music, and especially trance. I remember hearing his now famous song “For An Angel” at the tender age of 9 back in 1998. I couldn’t believe that digital instruments could create such a beautiful piece of music. A simple piano riff. A strong kick accompanied by a lush high-hat. Add a couple of acid lines, and you have, in my opinion,...

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