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    The story behind "Shivers" by Armin van Buuren Feat. Susana [Interview]

    Susana is a Dutch singer, songwriter and performer, who’s a well known name in the trance scene for more than 15 years. She’s did already work together with people such as Ernesto vs Bastian, Aly & Fila, RAM, Lange, Driftmoon, Bart Claessen and of course Armin van Buuren. In the year 2005 Susana...
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    The story behind "Ralphie B - Massive" by Ralph Barendse [Interview]

    Ralphie B is an alias of Dutch DJ and producer Ralph Barendse. He was born on April 6, 1977 in Zwijndrecht, a town based near the city of Rotterdam. In the year 1999 Ralph released his first record on Dutch label Deal Records. During the years Ralph released tracks under project names such as...
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    The story behind "Close Horizon" by Thomas Bronzwaer [Interview]

    Thomas Bronzwaer is a Dutch DJ and producer who’s active in the scene since 2003. He’s known for trance releases under project names such as Arizona, Lost World, Avalon and of course under his own name Thomas Bronzwaer. I recently sat down with Thomas in his studio to ask him about “Close...
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    The story behind "Ferry Corsten - Punk" [Interview]

    During the years Ferry Corsten did releases under names such as System F, Gouryella, Veracocha, Moonman, Pulp Victim, EON, Starparty, Vimana, New World Punx, Sons Of Aliens, Embrace and many, many others. The very first time he released a track under his own name Ferry Corsten, was in the year...
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    The story behind "Signum feat. Scott Mac - Coming On Strong" by Ron Hagen [Interview]

    Signum is a project from Dutch DJ and producer Ron Hagen. In the first 10 years of Signum, Ron worked together with Pascal Minnaard on all productions and remixes, but since 2007 Ron is the main man behind Signum. In my previous interview with Ron, we already discussed the Signum classic “What...
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    The story behind "Trance & Acid" by Kai Tracid! [Interview]

    One of Kai Tracid’s biggest anthems is for sure his track “Trance & Acid”. For this interview I spoke to Kai about this massive classic, you will hear more about the story behind the track, the production process, why he said "no" to Moby, some very personal details about the "Trance & Acid"...
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    The story behind "Signum - What Ya Got 4 Me" by Ron Hagen [Interview]

    Ron Hagen is a DJ and producer from Zoetermeer, The Netherlands. He is mostly known for the project Signum for which he worked together with Pascal Minnaard until the year 2007. Since that year Ron is the main man behind Signum. Signum has been a familiar name in the trance scene since the...
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    The story behind "Storm - Storm" by Jam El Mar [Interview]

    "Storm" was a project from German based duo Jam El Mar and Mark Spoon a.k.a. Jam & Spoon. Storm’s debut track was called “Storm” as well. It came out back in 1998 and the track became a big success in the clubs. And ... it even made it into the UK charts, which was not very common for an...
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    The story behind "Cygnus X - The Orange Theme" by Matthias Hoffmann

    Cygnus X was a project from German producer and composer Matthias Hoffmann. Cygnus X was mostly known for tracks such as “Superstring”, “Positron”, “Turn Around”, “Kinderlied” and of course “The Orange Theme”. That one came out back in November 1994 via Eye Q Records. The track is based on a...
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    The story behind "Life Is Too Short" by Kai Tracid! [Interview]

    In the year 2001 Kai Tracid's track “Life Is Too Short" came out, which is based on a piece of music from Klaus Doldinger called “Flug Auf Dem Glücksdrachen”; A track which was used in the movie “Die Unendliche Geschichte", which is internationally better known as “The Neverending Story”...
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    The story behind "Dance 2 Trance - Power Of American Natives" by Jam El Mar [Interview]

    Dance 2 Trance was a project from Rolf Ellmer a.k.a. Jam El Mar, together with Dag Lerner a.k.a. DJ Dag. In the year 1990 the very first ever Dance 2 Trance record got released; a 2 track vinyl with the song “Dance 2 Trance” on side A and “We Came In Peace” on side B. The big commercial...
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    The story behind "Drax - Amphetamine" by Thomas P. Heckmann [Interview]

    I've always been a big fan of "Amphetamine" by Drax; a project from German DJ / producer Thomas P. Heckmann. Last month I sat down with Thomas in Mainz, to ask him about the story behind this massive classic! Enjoy!
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    The story behind "Cygnus X - Superstring" by Matthias Hoffmann [Interview]

    It was not easy to find him and he hardly does interviews; Matthias Hoffmann a.k.a. Cygnus X. So I’m super happy he said “yes” when I did ask him to share the story behind the classic “Superstring”. Oh and in case you didn’t know, Matthias is also one of the founders of the legendary Eye Q...
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    The story behind "Your Own Reality" by Kai Tracid [Interview]

    Earlier this month I made a visit to the beautiful studio of Kai Tracid. I spoke with him about the story behind his classic “Your Own Reality”, I did ask about his break from the music scene, why he came back, his recent collabs, his future plans and more! Enjoy and thanks for watching! BTW...
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    The story behind "Jam & Spoon - Stella" by Jam El Mar [Interview]

    I recently sat down with Rolf Ellmer a.ka. Jam El Mar in his beautiful studio. For this week’s vlog I did an in-depth interview with him, about the story behind “Stella”, a legendary classic which he did together with the late Mark Spoon as Jam & Spoon. Enjoy and thanks for watching!
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    The story behind "Wave Force" by Perry O'Neil [Interview]

    Perry O’Neil is an alias of Dutch DJ and producer Perry van de Vrede. In the year 2004 he released a lot of tracks under this name on the legendary progressive house and trance label "Electronic Elements". During the years Perry made tracks such as “Cold Fusion”, “Kubik”, “Myst”, “Switched” and...
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    The story behind "St. John vs Locust - Mind Circles" by Perry O'Neil [Interview]

    Last week I sat down with Perry O'Neil for 2 interviews for my YouTube channel. In the first interview we spoke about Perry's very first ever release; "Mind Circles", a beautiful trance track which came came out in 2003 under the project name "St. John vs Locust". Part 2 will be online soon...
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    The story behind "The First Rebirth" by Jones & Stephenson [Interview]

    In 1993 Jones & Stephenson released “The First Rebirth” via Bonzai Records. It became a massive success in the rave scene back then. And even now, 27 years after the original release, the track is still as popular as ever. During the years “The First Rebirth” got several re-releases with remixes...
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    Breakfast - The Sunlight [2007]

    Breakfast - The Sunlight, released in 2007 via Flashover Recordings.
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    Hey guys! Just signed up again, love the new layout! I was a (not very active) member back in the day, I can't even remember my old username tbh hehe.... My name is Twan, a 45 year old music lover and collector from the south of The Netherlands. Some of you might know me from my hobby vlog...