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Category: Throwback Thursday

#TBT || Above & Beyond – Stealing Time

Eleven years after its release, Above & Beyond’s “Stealing Time” remains a timeless trance masterpiece. These days, Above & Beyond is basically required listening for fans of electronic music. Love them, hate them, or have significant feelings about their move away from traditional trance in more recent years, there is no denying that they are pioneers of the genre. Above & Beyond have left an indelible imprint on electronic music since their inception, and they show no signs of stopping anytime soon. Way back in 2006, Above & Beyond released Tri-State, their debut album. Hailed as a masterpiece, the album...

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#TBT EDCLV Edition || Flosstradamus – Total Recall

Relive “Total Recall” by Flosstradamus before EDC Las Vegas 2017 This week’s EDC Las Vegas-themed edition of Throwback Thursday brings us “Total Recall” from none other than the HDY BOYS themselves, Flosstradamus. Five years ago they composed one hell of a track, melting ambient sounds over some very disgusting dubstep bass. The lyrics and vocals creep on you seductively, washing darkly over your body and enticing your senses. Be sure to get your EDC Las Vegas ticket and check out Flosstradamus! Total Recall is the ability to remember with clarity every detail of the events of one’s life or of...

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#TBT || Mike Foyle – Firefly (Mark Sherry Outburst Remix)

Burst Forth Like A Firefly! Every once in a while, you find a gem in the record boxes of yesteryear. As a personal challenge, I’m selecting a tune from this week in a randomized year to peruse for #ThrowbackThursdays here at EDM Identity. Rewind the clock to 2007 – Armin was peaking, Tech-Trance was a huge but infant sound, and well… Trance was, perhaps, in a creative heyday.  Now 10 years later, we look into the rearview mirror and see the burgeoning sound yet again. Mike Foyle, by the year 2007, was no longer a newcomer to the Trance...

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#TBT || Perpetuous Dreamer – The Sound of Goodbye

A fleeting alias bears incredible fruit with “The Sound of Goodbye” Fun fact: Did you know that Perpetuous Dreamer was one of Armin van Buuren’s earliest aliases? Back in 1999, Perpetuous Dreamer would begin as a solo project, bestowing the trance world with new music like “Future Fun-Land”, one of only three tracks that Armin would deliver under the Perpetuous Dreamer alias. The second production entitled, “The Sound of Goodbye” would be the most successful track that would come out of the short-lived project as it dominated the air streams, hitting number one the US dance chart in 2001. The...

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#TBT || Space – Carry On, Turn Me On

The sound of the future from years past, check out 70’s hit “Carry On, Turn Me On” by Space! Sometimes, you have to go back a long way to find your roots.  In the case of this week’s Throwback Thursday, we’re going back in time all the way to the 70’s with “Carry On, Turn Me On” by Space.  Founded in 1977 by Didier Mourani, Space was the most prominent band in the mostly French Cosmic Disco scene of the late 70’s and early 80’s.  To most people Space is long forgotten, but they left a lasting impression on...

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#TBT || Enigma – Sadeness

Let’s throw it back to 1991 with Engima’s track “Sadeness (Part I)”! I have a confession to make: I owned both Pure Moods V.1 and V.2 in middle and high school. Why is this important? Partially because the ambient side of electronic music is one of my favorite and simultaneous one of the least discussed sides of the genre. Another reason is Pure Moods led me to the magic that is Enigma who created the wonder that is “Sadeness”. Enigma was originally formed in 1990 by Romanian-German artist Michael Cretu. Cretu stated that Enigma was created to represent “an omnicultural world...

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