This year’s Top 100 Clubs results, powered by Miller Genuine Draft, demonstrated the love and support for our international nightclub scene. More than 600,000 votes were counted from across theplanet, marking the poll’s biggest year yet. Everyone remembers the first time they crossed the threshold of a proper club and first fell in love with this scene. We asked some of the planet’s leading DJs to share their memories with us...
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Paul van Dyk, Aly & Fila, Cosmic Gate and more have been confirmed for Privilege Ibiza’s new trance night, titled SHINE.
The new party will take place on Mondays in Privilege’s VISTA room with the season set to run for 11 weeks from 9th July to 17th September.
Paul van Dyk will be joined by other trance acts including Bryan Kearney and Simon Patterson, alongside young guns like Grum and Ben Nicky.
Armin van Buuren has locked the full list of names to join his Hï Ibiza residency this summer.
Markus Schulz, Cosmic Gate, Aly & Fily and many more join the bill. You can see the full programme below.
During the residency, Hï Ibiza’s second room will be helmed by Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, who have also confirmed they will bring Lost Frequencies, Roger Sanchez and many more.
Tomorrowland has added Carl Cox, Alan Fitzpatrick, Aly & Fila, Martin Garrix, Mind Against, and Paul van Dyk to the list of names set for this year's festivals, held in the fittingly named city of Boom, Belgium.
EDC Orlando may have been one of the most unmissable US EDM events this year, but not everyone could make it to Florida in person.
Thankfully, a host of live sets recorded over the course of the two-dayer —which took place last weekend — have been made available on Mixcloud, meaning if you missed being there you don't have to fully miss out.
Tomorrowland have announced the second in their 'Daybreak Sessions' compilations series, a 3-CD series devoted to the very best deep and tech-house from the festival's stages.
For round two, masked DJ Claptone is at the helm, alongside Danish hero Kolsch and duo Gorje Hewek and Izhevski, who are set to provide "a selection of heavenly beats... straight from the heart".
Armin van Buuren has released the full stream of his A State Of Trance 800 performance live from Utrecht, Netherlands that took place 18th February.
The full video also include’s Armin’s all-vinyl closing set that focuses on trance classics from the '90s and beyond.
You can stream sets of additional ASOT 800 artists, including Estiva, Denis Kenzo, Aly & Fila, Orjan Nilsen and more, via Soundcloud here.
Check out the video of Armin van Buuren’s full ASOT 800 set below.
Dance music was born in nightclubs, and it is in these incredible spaces where it will always live on. But there is something quite special about transporting the energy and excitement of dance music into a totally different space. Here we recap four occasions when dance music crossed into iconic, unusual spaces.
PAUL OAKENFOLD AT THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA
Earlier this month, trance returned to the airwaves in glorious style as global trance stars Aly & Fila, from Egypt, hosted BBC Radio 1’s Essential Mix.
Speaking about the event the duo referred to the mix as “a dream come true after13 years".
The mix includes 34 Exclusive tracks , including the world-premiere of the single from their forthcoming studio album.
Listen to the mix again on the BBC iPlayer.
Something magical happened at the Pyramids on Friday, Sept. 11; Egyptian trance legends Aly & Fila played the biggest show of their lives at the last standing ancient Wonder of the World. Not many have been given that privilege, except for the likes of Sting, Kylie Minogue, Andrea Boceilli and few other lucky artists.