DA’s Hypnotic Grooves, vol. 4: Presenting the best in trance & progressive
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, traveling through various shades of uplifting, tech, and psy that display the music’s artistry and credibility in a climate where it’s widely disregarded.
A good deal of uplifting music has made it onto Spotify as of late, giving Volume 4 of Hypnotic Grooves a solid chunk of euphoria via the likes of Solarstone, Factor B, and more. Meanwhile, California Sunshine provides an incredible taste of classic Goa sound to the playlist’s end while Mark Sherry and The Second Phase offer a spot of tech trance.
As always, the progressive side of Hypnotic Grooves, Vol. 4 is lush and melodic, with highlights including a new Gai Barone piece and Oliver Schories’ single from his new EP on Parquet. Other standouts are Eli & Fur representing Anjunadeep, Coyu & Bastian Bux experimenting with progressive sounds, and Dave Seaman manning the remix of the famed “Death Espiral.”