DA’s Hypnotic Grooves, Vol. 3 : the best in pure progressive & trance
Hypnotic Grooves is Dancing Astronaut’s bi-weekly space for nothing but true, unadulterated trance and progressive. Only the highest quality sounds are valued here, curated with a mission to show the thriving, yet often underexposed side of these genres. The first half of each mix starts off deep and progressive, featuring music from labels such as Lost&Found, Last Night On Earth, and Sudbeat. Then, we venture into trance territory, travelling through various shades of uplifting, tech, and psy that display the music’s artistry and credibility in a climate where it’s widely disregarded.
This week’s edition features a treasure trove of new music. On the progressive side we have a formidable new track by Jerome Isma-ae & Alastor that’s been a recent favorite on the circuit, in addition to cuts from Guy J and Guy Mantzur, Venezuelan stars Fur Coat, and a dark, tech-leaning offering from Markus Schulz under his Dakota moniker.
A fair amount of uplifting selections finds its way onto the trance half this week; Pure founder Solarstone has a new release, “A State Of Mind,” while his colleague Orkidea has also put out his first tune in quite some time. Will Atkinson injects some dark chaos from the tech trance arena, and Alpha Portal dominates the goa portion. Then, we finish off the mix with a beautiful new single from Arnej which channels the long lost sounds of mid-2000s progressive trance.