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    Trancefix - 2017 Trance - Elimination Tournament (Round 3)

    Round 3!

    RULES:

    1. Each track starts with 6 points.

    2. You can vote only once per day, or when at least 3 others have voted

    3. When you vote, you must add 1 point to a particular track and subtract 2 points from one track or split the 2 points between 2 tracks. Copy the whole list from the previous poster.

    example:
    Artist 1 - Track 5 (-2)
    Artist 2 - Track 6
    Artist 3 - Track 8 (+1)

    Sudden Death - After we're left with the last two songs, the one with most points is declared a winner if there's a 48 hour (give or take) period without points given.

    Criteria for choosing tracks:
    - 15 or more replies
    - mostly positive replies
    - no albums (we can do that later)
    - no reworks/remixes of classics
    - no IDs/unreleased, no demos, must be signed to a label
    - has to be mostly trance
    - from releases with remixes I picked the most popular mix.
    - from 2 track singles and multi track EPs, I either picked the most popular track, or if more than one was getting positive feedback, spread them out on different rounds.

    Arnej - They Still Need Us - 6
    Ferry Tayle & Dan Stone - Vona - 6
    Adam Ellis - Blu 82 - 6
    Signum - Euphoric Hope - 6
    Allende - Time & Again - 6
    Stoneface & Terminal - Bolide - 6







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    Nice! I was waiting for another round Kicking things off:

    Arnej - They Still Need Us - 4 (-2)
    Ferry Tayle & Dan Stone - Vona - 6
    Adam Ellis - Blu 82 - 6
    Signum - Euphoric Hope - 7 (+1)
    Allende - Time & Again - 6
    Stoneface & Terminal - Bolide - 6

    I do not like the 'deadmau5 clap' used in Arnej's 'They Still Need Us'. Signum - Euphoric Hope is the winner for me, with S&T coming in close second. Signum closed his set last year at Luminosity with this track, fond memories. I just have a weak spot for S&T. Although this particular release is not among their best. All other tracks are not bad, but they do not do anything for me.
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    Hard to chose the loser. Easy to choose the winner.

    Arnej - They Still Need Us - 4
    Ferry Tayle & Dan Stone - Vona - 4 (-2)
    Adam Ellis - Blu 82 - 6
    Signum - Euphoric Hope - 7
    Allende - Time & Again - 6
    Stoneface & Terminal - Bolide - 7 (+1)

    Explanation:

    Vona is as generic as they come. No magic. Blu-82 and Euphoric Hope are kinda better, still don't like them but they are good enough to keep their points. They Still Need Us and Time & Again are decent, the latter is better.

    Bolide is a future classic for me. Track with insane energy, great melodies and an amazing main synth. One of the best breakdowns/build-ups and climaxes I've heard (in modern trance). Simple but amazing. Always lifts my mood and my energy levels.
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    Arnej - They Still Need Us - 4
    Ferry Tayle & Dan Stone - Vona - 5 (+1)
    Adam Ellis - Blu 82 - 4 (-2)
    Signum - Euphoric Hope - 7
    Allende - Time & Again - 6
    Stoneface & Terminal - Bolide - 7

    Blu 82 is so melodramatic in its execution, i find it distasteful. Euphoric Hope and Time & Again are alright. I don't like tech much, so no Bolide for me. Melody in that is quite random too, in truth i really haven't gotten the hype they've gotten with their tech releases. They Still Need Us is rather awkward and unwieldly, but I do like chunky beat/bass and the big synths. I like its quirkiness.

    Finally, Vona is your regular Always-Alive styled trancer. Nothing particularly innovative here, but the melody is strong. This is the only release here i can extract some emotion out of, so it's my pick this time around.

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    Arnej - They Still Need Us - 4
    Ferry Tayle & Dan Stone - Vona - 4 (-1)
    Adam Ellis - Blu 82 - 4
    Signum - Euphoric Hope - 6 (-1)
    Allende - Time & Again - 6
    Stoneface & Terminal - Bolide - 8 (+1)

    Decided to take one off Euphoric Hope this time.
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    Arnej - They Still Need Us - 2 (-2)
    Ferry Tayle & Dan Stone - Vona - 4
    Adam Ellis - Blu 82 - 4
    Signum - Euphoric Hope - 7 (+1)
    Allende - Time & Again - 6
    Stoneface & Terminal - Bolide - 8

    I am sorry to undo your work @Gagi but I am going to award a point to Signum

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    Arnej - They Still Need Us - 2
    Ferry Tayle & Dan Stone - Vona - 3 (-1)
    Adam Ellis - Blu 82 - 4
    Signum - Euphoric Hope - 6 (-1)
    Allende - Time & Again - 6
    Stoneface & Terminal - Bolide - 9 (+1)

    It's ok @Arnoud, so as long as Bolide wins.
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    Let's keep this going!

    They still need us:
    Stylistically sounds like the old Arnej, but sounds a bit lacking musically. Not a huge fan of the kick nor the beat. The production sounds a bit rough and unfinished.

    Vona:
    Pretty generic trance track. I was never really fan of this 2005-2008 (or so) anjuna style piano uplifting.

    Blu-82:
    Also quite aggressive and hard, a bit more original and interesting than the previous track, the main melody does nothing for me though.

    Euphoric Hope:
    Not really my style either, but I think it's technically pretty good, even though it's a bit loud. Compared to the previous two the arrangement gives more room for sounds, so it's not as busy and crowded as them.

    Time & Again:
    Also a bit on the sledgehammer side of aggressive trance. Sounds sound a bit thin compared to the previous tracks and perhaps a bit too much top end on everything. Lead sound doesn't quite fit a trance track like this.

    Bolide:
    Sounds quite noisy and loud, but I think overally is the most unique of them. I like the big drive too.

    No clear favorite this round for me.

    Arnej - They Still Need Us - 2
    Ferry Tayle & Dan Stone - Vona - 1 (-2)
    Adam Ellis - Blu 82 - 4
    Signum - Euphoric Hope - 6
    Allende - Time & Again - 6
    Stoneface & Terminal - Bolide - 10 (+1)

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    Arnej - They Still Need Us - 2
    Ferry Tayle & Dan Stone - Vona - 0 (-1) [KO]
    Adam Ellis - Blu 82 - 4
    Signum - Euphoric Hope - 5 (-1)
    Allende - Time & Again - 6
    Stoneface & Terminal - Bolide - 11 (+1)
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    Arnej - They Still Need Us - 0 (-2) [KO]
    Adam Ellis - Blu 82 - 4
    Signum - Euphoric Hope - 6 (+1)
    Allende - Time & Again - 6
    Stoneface & Terminal - Bolide - 11

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    Adam Ellis - Blu 82 - 3 (-1)
    Signum - Euphoric Hope - 7 (+1)
    Allende - Time & Again - 6
    Stoneface & Terminal - Bolide - 10 (-1)

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