TranceFix Awards - The Best of 2021

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Last couple of hours guys! The vote closes in a bit less than 14h.

Still deliberating over my votes though. I think I have a top 5 so far.
 

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I've completed my voting :cool:

My Trance's Top 21 Picks for 2021
  1. Jam & Spoon - Stella's Cry (Push Tribute To Markus Remix)
  2. Activa - Someone Else's Dream
  3. Coredata - 94
  4. Foxhill - Supermassive (Coredata Remix)
  5. Stoneface & Terminal – Moonscape
  6. VillaNaranjos – Guadalest
  7. Fady & Mina - Wonder Why (Activa Remix)
  8. Activa - The Lost Language
  9. Benjani - Belvedere (Mac & Monday Remix)
  10. Trancewax - Throne (Activa Remix)
  11. Super Frog Saves Tokyo - Kyoto (Solarstone Reconstruction)
  12. Foxhill - Supermassive (Allende Remix)
  13. Factor B & Arielle Maren - Connected
  14. Alex Wright – Airglide
  15. Nitrous Oxide – Kyoto
  16. Corin Bayley presents R3B0RN3 - Buying Time
  17. Activa – Disharmonic
  18. Mac & Monday - Silhoutte of A Girl
  19. SONIN - Cry (Club Mix)
  20. VillaNaranjos - Cala D'Hort
  21. Will Atkinson - Last Night In Ibiza
Best Album: Activa - Tri-Series Part Three
Best Producer: Activa
Best Label: Pure Trance
Best Compilation: Solarstone – Electronic Architecture 4

My Top 21 Mix/Other Genre Picks for 2021
  1. Maara - Open Up Coconut
  2. gardenstate & GVN - Take Me There (Falden Remix)
  3. DISCO19 - First Tones
  4. DJ Headshot & Matris - Space Bells
  5. Horse & Knitter - Naki
  6. Lakou Mizik & Joseph Ray - Ogou (Pran Ka Mwen)
  7. Scott Diaz - Hearts Apart
  8. Ovnimoon – Emotions
  9. Noor – Spiritual
  10. Sasha Busko – Minicoco
  11. Adam Pits - Fungus Hunter
  12. Assimilated - Sequence Of Occurrences (Dorian Grey Remix)
  13. Esso - Thunder (Coredata Remix)
  14. Gai Barone & Luke Brancaccio - J'aime L'amour
  15. Pablo Gargano - Summer Tribe
  16. Peyote Dreams - State Of Mind (Slack Mix) Alex Kassian’s Dream State
  17. Simon Doty - House For All
  18. Babylon X - Hyper Love
  19. Jedidiah - Extended Life
  20. Cosmithex — Polarity (Timewave Remix)
  21. V-TI - Northern Lights

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The Enigma State tracks will be a 2022 release - so shouldnt really be included in lists here imo.

Cold Blue - Songbird would be my top pick for a 2021 Trance track. Most of my favourites of the year were Techno.
Its Sunbird, but yeah...it was in my top 3 as well :)
 

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They will have it on the 2022 list because if they like it,they will buy the release this year. You have to have the rules one way or the other. Do you go by official release date or when a producer puts a sample up lol.
I think its way more intressting to know when the tracks were made rather then when they were released, that's just administrative bullshit.
 
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Yeah I get what your'e saying @Magdelayna, it is usually better to just stick to release date as to not complicate things but this release wasn't really following normal patterns, in the sense that the first samples came out in early 2021 but then we got pretty much the full tracks much later and have essentially been listening and discussing the tracks all year (and in some cases paid for it too) and it very much feels like a part of 21 rather than 22. There's a bout 50+ instances of votes for these tracks so far so seems many feel the same. Even Enigma State and Daz voted for it too haha ;)
 
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Triplicity (Extended Mix)​

Shagz & Simmetrik​

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Yeah I get what your'e saying @Magdelayna, it is usually better to just stick to release date as to not complicate things but this release wasn't really following normal patterns, in the sense that the first samples came out in early 2021 but then we got pretty much the full tracks much later and have essentially been listening and discussing the tracks all year (and in some cases paid for it too) and it very much feels like a part of 21 rather than 22. There's a bout 50+ instances of votes for these tracks so far so seems many feel the same. Even Enigma State and Daz voted for it too haha ;)

Luckily I read about this just in time (before the voting is closed), so I edited my list and included "In My Fantasy". I honestly thought that Enigma State's tracks would have been considered a 2022 release (so not to be included in this list)!
 

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Just did it, finally. Had some trouble with the bottom 5, there were a couple more tracks that deserved to be there. But ultimately, just glad and relieved I finally did it. Will write a couple of words about my choices if I find some free time in the following days.
 

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After reading the votes that have been shared I can see a lot of common choices with others and my own. Nice to see when harmonious agreement takes place in Trance. It has been a good year for the scene, but much more to do and grounds to be made up.
 

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Thanks for the positive comments man : )
This album was a labour, but worth it. My JP8000 crapped itself not long after finishing ‘There’s the Walrus’ so I was really glad to get it done, the track is 80% JP.
@Narel your remix of Matahari really blew my mind and properly alerted me to your talents. I'm just going through your back catalogue on Beatport from the beginning and there are some absolute beauties there. Do you always produce with a mixture of analogue and digital gear and what have been your best loved tracks over the years?
 

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My Top 50 Electronic Music of 2021

01) Trancemaster - Ultrapulse
02) Air Protection Office - Super Lead Free
03) Alphonse - Beechwood
04) Abdul Raeva - Basic Contact
05) Tom Vernon - Disappear
06) Artifact303 - Unidentified
07) Eric Cloutier - Boketto
08) Vril - Alte Seele (Voiski Remix)
09) Tondiue - Tondiue
10) Xuri - Nectaries
11) Maara - Open Up Coconut
12) Maruwa- Body Journey
13) Viggo Dyst - Everything Else Is Secondary (Baltra Remix)
14) Alleged Witches - Maintenance Tips For Heavy Equipment
15) Bliss Inc. - Pangaea
16) Sniper1 and Suki - Purple Haze
17) Solar Suite - Slingshot
18) Mehen - Imperfections In The Sun
19) Sofia Kourtesis - Dakotas
20) Kilig - A Little Chemistry
21) Vril - Alte Seele (Vril & Marcel Dettmann Bass Mix)
22) Utroit & K.O.S - Mofo
23) Bicep - Sundial
24) VC-118A - Voice Message
25) Christine Benz - Medusa (Conforce Interprataion)
26) Tom Vernon - Amber Fade
27) Utroit & K.O.S - Konichiwa
28) Logic1000 - Like My Way
29) Lazarus - Harbinger
30) SW - tranceCANs
31) Ayesha - Ecstatic Descent
32) Kessler - Old Wives Tale
33) ES-Q - Scenic Route
34) Overmono - So U Kno
35) Sansibar - Fantasmas
36) Chontane - Our Desire
37) Bicep feat Clara La San - Saku
38) Djoko - Morning Wonders (Leo Pol Remix)
39) Swoose - Bloom
40) Mella Dee feat Infinite Coles - Love It Or Not
41) DJ Aedidas - Seductive
42) Ferdinger - Bygones Be Bygones
43) Viggo Dyst - Weekend Special
44) DJ Seinfeld feat Stella Explorer - She Loves Me
45) Vitess - Plasma Pluck
46) Deano - Curverball #4
47) James Bangura - Tribeca
48) Alleged Witches - Parasitic Future
49) Deniro - Malamute
50) Milena Glowacka - Prithvi


As usual there's 2 lists. The above list is the "official one". However, i also created (as i always do) a playlist with my top 50 Electronic Music tracks available on Spotify. You can find it here. If you listen in order, it goes from 50th > 1st.


Albums
Alleged Witches - Work After Machinery
Artifact303 - From The Stars
Artificial Drm - Pythagoreo
VC-118A - Spiritual Machines

Hope you enjoy.
 
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@Narel your remix of Matahari really blew my mind and properly alerted me to your talents. I'm just going through your back catalogue on Beatport from the beginning and there are some absolute beauties there. Do you always produce with a mixture of analogue and digital gear and what have been your best loved tracks over the years?
Ooooft! be careful in that back catalogue there's some cringers in there where the 'mastering engineer' messed things up, and some tracks that I cringe at now that nothing to do with poor mastering!

Glad you like that remix, opinion was a bit divided on here - a good thing, keeps one sharp!
I only have one analog synth - a Behringer TD-3, so not even an old thing. I do use some old virtual analogs though; Nord Rack, Nord Lead 3, Access Virus B and Roland JP-8000, they are used on pretty much every track, for example the lead riff in the Matahari remix is the JP, the pads in it are Nord Lead 3 and the lead in my alternative mix of 'Endgame' is the Virus B. I'm a heavy user of an Access Virus Ti Snow too.

Fav tracks, wow.... emmmmmm;

Recently released 'Ambient1' EP on Bandcamp, I'm really proud of these and they took ages.
Remix of Audio Noir 'Life', I really liked this but no one bothered with it.
'Analysis Mode On Phaelon'
'The Machines Were Dreaming' - production is very dated now but its my fav lead riff I've done.
My mix of ‘Burn Your Idols’
Vitaly Shturm 'Sensoria' remix
'Counter Entertainment'
'There's The Walrus'
 
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