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1 September 2014

Pure Bliss Vocals - Best of 2014

When it comes to Vocal Trance, Pure Bliss Vocals has become a symbol and the authority to the best in quality Vocal performances within Electronic Dance Music. Now in partnership with Raz Nitzan Music/Amsterdam Trance Records we present to you another compilation album. 

Pure Bliss Vocals - Best of 2014 takes a looks back over the year and shares some of the hottest vocals on offer. With music from the likes of Late Night Alumni, Ana Criado, Audrey Gallagher, Tenishia, Ellie Lawson, Allen & Envy, Jan Johnston, Nitrous Oxide, Kaimo K and many more. 



Tenishia & Maria Nayler - Lifetime When Right (Radio Edit)
Beat Service feat. Jess Morgan - When You Won't Come Home (Radio Edit)
Tucandeo & Esmee Bor Stotijn - Northern Lights (Matt Bukovski Edit)
Allen & Envy feat. Jess Morgan - The Heart That Never Sleeps (Radio Edit)
Kaimo K & Sopheary - I Will Feel Again (Radio Edit)
A.R.D.I. & Cynthia Hall - Sunflowers (Radio Edit)
Ana Criado & Nitrous Oxide - Before I Met You (James Rigby Edit)
IRA & Paulina Dubaj - Better In Time (Cold Rush Edit)
Flynn & Denton and Audrey Gallagher - Say My Name (Radio Edit)
Stoneface & Terminal and Ellie Lawson - For You (Radio Edit)
Myon & Shane and Late Night Alumni - Under Your Cloud (Radio Edit)
Tenishia & Ana Criado - Ever True (Radio Edit)
Lost Witness - Happiness Happening (Allen & Envy Edit)
Denise Rivera & Dennis Pedersen - For You To Wake Up (Radio Edit) 
Nitrous Oxide & Neev Kennedy - Let Your Heart Beat Home (Radio Edit)
Clay C & Tiff Lacey - Endless Sleep (Radio Edit)
Arman Bahrami & Molly Bancroft - Loving Out Loud (Kaimo K Edit)
Dart Rayne & Yura Moonlight & Cynthia Hall - Step Towards The Within
Sneijder & Cate Kanell -Letting Me Go (Radio Edit)
Feel & Jan Johnston - Illuminate (First Effect Edit)

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28 August 2014

Out Now: LTN feat. Christina Novelli - Feeling Like Yeah

Beatport Release Date: August 25th 2014
Release Date (all stores): September 8th 2014
Label: Enhanced ProgressiveCat. Number: Enprog196

Enhanced Progressive familiar LTN returns to the label with some freshly crafted progressive indulgence.Teaming up with legendary vocalist Christina Novelli, LTN's latest offering sees progressive sounds from one of the finest producers of the moment alongside the instantly recognisable voice in the awesomely summery 'Feeling Like Yeah'.

Filled with euphoric synth leads, Asian-flavoured FX and delicate piano chords, 'Feeling Like Yeah' balances the perfection of Christina's vocals with beautiful driving progressive elements. A release beaming from start to finish, 'Feeling Like Yeah' again pushes LTN's name further into the forefront of the progressive scene.


Out Now: Solid Stone & Jennifer Rene - Not Enough

When it comes to gorgeous, mind-melting grooves, Solid Stone is able to consistently deliver. Jennifer Rene adds longing and deep emotion to 'Not Enough' with her airy vocals, creating pure bliss in the production. This is the kind of tune that will cause one to pause and reflect, providing perfect musical therapy in the process.

Mystery Islands feat. Jennifer Seeker - It Is Just A Word:

Mystery Islands make his comeback to Blue Soho to complete our 151th release with a big Jennifer Seeker collab. Hailing from Oulunsalo and specialising in progressive trance, he creates unique melodies from his career start, this time it comes with plus a super tight production made for a perfect combo and we are glad to announce "It Is Just A Word" is more than a word.



Out Now: Andy Moor & Lange feat. Fenja - Top Of The World

Beatport Release Date: August 25th 2014
Release Date (all Stores): September 8th 2014
Label: Lange Recordings
Cat #: LANGE149

Lange Recordings sees its label boss team up with Grammy nominated producer Andy Moor as well as Billboard chart topping vocalist, Fenja for an instalment of heart pounding Trance beats and emotions.

Having both recently rocked the stage at EDC this year, Andy Moor & Lange put on yet another stunning display of inspired synth work and drum patterns that will leave you feeling on 'Top Of The World', while Fenja's refrain is as contagious as it is resonant. 

It's yet another example of why Lange is leading the way with his productions, and this collaboration with Andy Moor is sure to tick all the right boxes. A welcome return on home label, Lange Recordings!



Gareth Emery feat. Christina Novelli - Dynamite (Official Music Video):

Here is the music video for my new single with Christina Novelli 'Dynamite'. Taken from the #1 selling iTunes album 'Drive'. Available now on iTunes:

Gareth Emery "Drive", the new album is now available at iTunes. Click here to download now:


Out Now: Andy Duguid feat. Ilana - Zebra

A release with the original name of ‘Zebra’ can only have a special story behind it. During a performance and Q&A in South Africa Andy had the chance to speak to aspiring DJ’s, but also a couple of kids. One little boy, guitar in his hand, asked Andy if he could make him a song. Who can say no to that?

Back home, Andy teamed up with Ilana and ‘Zebra’ was born, an upbeat, happy and energetic trancer with Ilana’s beautiful vocals subtly woven through it.



26 August 2014

Lyrics: Super8 & Tab feat. Julie Thompson - No Frontiers

Lyrics: Super8 & Tab feat. Julie Thompson - No Frontiers

No frontiers
No battle lines
Aint no rules to this
Game of life
Aint  no rules to this
War tonight

No frontiers
No razor wire
Aint no rules to this
Game of life
Aint no rules to this
War tonight

So use your words as weapons
In these final seconds
Take your aim and fire
Shoot me down

So use your words as weapons
In these final seconds
See my bullets lying on the ground.


25 August 2014

Pure Bliss Vocals Interview with Estiva:

Estiva (Steven Baan), of Reeuwijk, The Netherlands, has been welcomed globally into the Electronic Dance Music industry as one of the leading artists of Tritonal's Enhanced Music – “the label that delivers tune, after tune”.

With a much loved, personal approach and a loyal fan base, Estiva’s melodic, emotive and upbeat style has lead to consistent support from the industry’s biggest influences, including; Tiësto, Nicky Romero, Armin van Buuren, Above & Beyond, Dash Berlin and many more – all whilst having tracks regularly featured on the United States’ pioneering satellite radio station, Sirius XM.

Estiva has established himself as an artist with a mature and intricate sound who’s able to consistently deliver eminent and forward-thinking productions.


Welcome Steven, It’s a great privilege to be speaking with you today. How have you been enjoying the summer season & 2014?
Hey hey! It’s been a different summer to me as I was in Australia for two weeks. And it’s winter there… So I guess I’ve been missing out on two weeks of summer, ha! I can’t complain though, I’ve been touring a lot and finished three new vocal tracks already!

Over the years you’ve become one of the hottest and most requested artists within the Electronic Dance Music scene. With numerous Top 10 Beatport tracks/remixes. But where did it all begin? What got you into EDM and who were your biggest influences? 

When I was very little I listened to the music my older brother listened to. I remember I was really into happy hardcore. Later on I discovered ‘In Search Of Sunrise’ by Tiesto and Armin’s ASOT. Around that time it was that I found out about some really basic music software. My brother saw me struggling and got me more advanced software (FL Studio). From there it took off and I kinda rolled into the career I’m in right now. It’s still my number 1 hobby too!

Fresh from Enhanced Music is your newest release “Feels Right” with Sarah Russell. The track has summer anthem written all over it. Another huge production from you. Tell us a little something about the track and the recording process? What was it like working with Sarah Russell?

I did a remix for a collab she did with Daniel Kandi some years ago. I absolutely love her voice and I’ve always wanted to work with her. About a year ago we started a track together but the final outcome didn’t really satisfy us. We still wanted to make the collab happen and out of nowhere she wrote ‘Feels Right’. I remember getting her demo and I immediately felt inspired. A few weeks later our collab was a fact! It’s been one of the quickest collabs I’ve done.

She’s crazy talented and her voice is really unique I feel. Like I said, I wanted this collab to happen and she was excited about it as well. And I think if you want something to happen that much, it will happen!

Estiva feat. Sarah Russell - Feels Right:

Earlier this year you released another vocal tune “Reach For The Sky” with Justin Oh and Abby Rae. It seems you’re a lover for vocals in a track. Do you feel they add something special towards the track?

Vocals add another dimension to a song. They make a track mean so much more with melodies, harmonies and obviously the words. A great vocal can make a song last longer. At the and of the day that’s what people will get hooked on and remember for years and years. People will be able to sing along and create their own interpretations!

For anyone unaware, you also host your own podcast “Next Level”. Tell us about the show and what kind of music we’re likely to hear? What’s the signature sound?

Diversity is the keyword here. In the 60 minute show I showcase what I like and believe me, I like a wide variety of genres! It still is mostly dance music as I like to create a flowing mix!

Also speaking of radio shows, you’re now on rotation to host Enhanced Sessions. Big congrats!

Thank you! Yes, I’ve had my fair share of guest appearances and takeovers but I’m now the official host once a month which is fun! Proud moment for me when I got the call from the office!

Recently you’ve been touring on the Enhanced Sessions Album Tour. How was the experience? What was your favourite city along the way?

It’s been a blast! Before the Enhanced tours started I’ve played a lot of shows traveling on my own so it felt really good to be on the road with someone you enjoy hanging out with. I’d been looking forward to coming back to Australia again for about a year so I was really excited when it finally happened! I remember the Melbourne and Sydney shows were absolute fire! The North American tour consisted of all debut city’s for me (apart from Ottawa) so naturally that had me buzzing too! It’s so nice to see people appreciate the Enhanced brand all over the world! And of course meeting cool new people and seeing great new places is one of the perks of my job that I can never get bored of!

You’ve just finished mixing Enhanced Sessions Volume Four with Juventa! What can we expect to hear from your selection of music included on the compilation?

Soooooo many exclusive tracks that no one except us and Enhanced have heard! I’ve included three of my own new tracks!

Pre Order Enhanced Sessions Volume Four:

What other upcoming events/tours do you have coming up?

I’m playing at South West Four Festival in London tomorrow, which is absolutely massive! There’s going to be a new bunch of tourdates announced very soon, including Asia, North America and Europe!

Out of all the tracks you have done to date, do you have a personal favourite or one you’re most proud of?

I’m always proudest with the latest song I’ve put out. I still learn a lot every day when I’m in the studio and the latest song should always be your best track on the technical side of things. I recently remixed Mat Zo, which was a big moment for me though!

Do you have a favourite tune from 2014 so far? Or another producer’s material that without fail appears in your recent sets.

I’m in love with Porter Robinson’s ‘Fellow Feeling’ and ‘Fresh Static Snow’ as we speak!

Since becoming a DJ/Producer, what’s been your most memorable moment to date? Any events or funny stories you would love to relive? 

Too many! I remember Skrillex dropping by at my show in Seoul as well as playing 138bpm b2b with Ferry Corsten in Japan! 

Now that “Feels Right” has been released. What’s next? Any other original tracks or remixes to come from you this year?

I’m working on some instrumentals and I have two new vocal tracks coming up (Voices and Let It Go). Beside the usual dance beats I’m working on some Indie pop material inspired by CHVRCHESS and Electric Youth!

Music aside, are you passionate about anything else? Any hobbies or favourite past times you would like to share?

Cycling! I love my racing bike! I wish I could take part of the Tour de France or another big course like that! I’d finish last though..

Massive thanks for speaking with us today Steven. Once again big congrats with “Feels Right” and all the best for the rest of 2014. We look forward to hearing your future work. Cheers!

Thank you and speak soon again!

Interview by Danny @PureBlissVocals


Estiva feat. Sarah Russell - Feels Right:

Lyrics: Rafael Frost & Ana Criado - Never Been Hurt Before

Lyrics: Rafael Frost & Ana Criado - Never Been Hurt Before

It is way past midnight
My thoughts won't allow me to sleep
Goodbye again without forgiveness
With its price, its betrayal and deceit

I am stronger than your lies
But I can’t fight the tides
Logic escapes me
While my heart confounds me

I gave myself
With all I had
Like I Never been hurt before
& I’ve tried to believe
Like I never had a broken heart
Kept coming back for more

Like I Never been hurt before


Tucandeo & Esmee Bor Stotijn - Northern Lights:

Tucandeo’s first outing here on Amsterdam Trance Records - ‘Awake’ with Molly Bancroft won them plenty of new fans within the Trance Community as they continue to build support with their melodic progressive sound. Their productions are well crafted with a fine attention to detail and we can’t get enough!

Here on the follow-up - ‘Northern Lights’ with the talented Esmee Bor Stotijn, they show us once again why they are becoming a respected name within the scene. With Matt Bukovski along on remix duties, the single turns hands in the air massiveness and a peak time stormer!


Aurosonic & Frainbreeze feat. Nina Schofield - Lift You Up:

Aurosonic Music is back and as we're still reeling from how well the debut release (Aurosonic & Neev Kennedy - Now I see) was received, the latest offering signals more of the same as Aurosonic teams up with Ukraine's Frainbreeze and last but not least the critically acclaimed UK based singer/songwriter/pianist Nina Schofield.
Classy is the word to describe this track, from the stunning production to the heartfelt and blissful vocals, 'Lift Me Up' shines brighter than the sun. Expect slick grooves, lush synth plucks, piano's and guitar melodies in beautiful chord progressions, seductive strings and atmospheres that bring a soothing laid back vibe while keeping a positive energy flow.
The majestic vocals of Nina really bring a progressive vocal anthem feel and you will soon realise why this unique and enchanting artist has been described as "Imagine a young (and easier to relate to) Tori Amos, with a dollop of PJ Harvey and a sprinkling of Kate Bush and you're somewhere around half way there....''
If vocals aren't your thing, the Dub Mix offers everything you need for those trance warm up sets or peak time progressive work outs.
Release Date: September 8th, 2014