Para X is to release a debut artist album.
In the past his tracks have featured on global compilations by EMI and Sony as well as established underground albums such as Technoclub and D-Trance.
He has also found himself on the playlists of names including Armin van Buuren, Paul van Dyk, Aly & Fila, Giuseppe Ottaviani and Manuel Le Saux.
Rising Star represents his first solo album and features tracks including Northern Clouds, Sparkling Waterfalls, Psycholada and Heal My Wounds.
“The beauty of trance fulfils my life with pure bliss,” he says.
“Emotional music helps me to escape from all the bad and devastating things in life. It is always there for you when you need it and it doesn’t ask for reward. Knowing that there are people out there feeling just the same way as me pushed me towards creating this album. I wanted to share my emotions and provide a place to escape your troubles once in a while.”
Para X – Rising Star will be released as a CD and for download by Discover Records on 29 May 2017.
A new album has been released celebrating twenty years of the artist Chicane.
It features original as well as updated mixes of classic tracks and traces a musical journey from the seminal Offshore to the present day.
Artists who have contributed to the album include Kryder, Philip George, Jody Wisternoff, Grum and Thomas Datt.
The iTunes version of the album features a 30 minute interview with Chicane about the last 20 years of his career and a previously unseen collection of photos.
“The Twenty album is not drawing a line under my career. It is a celebratory project,” says Chicane.
“I’m going to continue writing the music that I love. Onwards and upwards!”
Has anyone been watching HBO’s Emmy-award-winning The Knick? It features an electronic soundtrack by Cliff Martinez.
To co-incide with the second series, which airs in the UK on Fridays at 21.00 on Sky Atlantic, a new album has been released with tracks by Martinez and Gregory Tripi.
The series is directed by Steven Soderbergh who is known for his work on Behind The Candelabra, Magic Mike and Contagion. Actor Clive Owen stars as cocaine-addicted Dr Thackery who works at the highly experimental fictional Knickerbocker Hospital in New York in 1900.
The soundtrack is weird and wonderful and beautifully evokes the unusual atmosphere of the series.
Track titles include Pig Thermometer, So You Want To Cook Me and Son Of Necrotic Bowel Resection.
It is available via the HBO Shop. Check it out and don’t be frightened!
Paul van Dyk is releasing a new compilation featuring remixes from his Politics of Dancing album.
A snippet of the On Air Mix of PVD & Giuseppe Ottaviani – In Your Arms has been released on van Dyk’s Soundcloud and it sounds pretty awesome.
If the other tracks are this good it should be a must buy.
The Politics of Dancing 3 remix album is released on 11 December 2015.
Faithless have released a new compilation.
It features classic tracks such as Insomnia, We Come 1 and God Is A DJ remixed by some of the hottest artists currently on the dance music scene including Avicii, Armin van Buuren and Eric Prydz.
Other artists who have added a fresh twist to Faithless’ music include Above & Beyond, Axwell, Claptone and Autograf.
The second disc features the tracks in their original form.
The album – Faithless 2.0 – has been released in anticipation of a UK tour visiting Glasgow, Birmingham, London and Manchester.
Tree Of Life is the 200th release on Pulsar Recordings.
It is an album of tracks by Romanian producer Marian Closca and features some beautiful music.
There are tunes including At Dawn, Pacific, Tree of Life and Gravity but special mention has to go to chill out track Celestial which is truly stunning.
For more information visit the Pulsar Recordings website.
Grammy nominated Swedish DJ/producer Alesso has announced he will perform at at special event at Koko in London on Friday 8 May 2015.
Having previously sold out venues such as the O2 Academy in Brixton the producer will play to a smaller crowd of just 1,400.
Alesso’s debut album – Forever – will be released on 25 May via Virgin EMI/Def Jam Recordings. The album features collaborations with Calvin Harris and Ryan Tedder as well as the singles Cool and Heroes.
Ralph Kyau and Steve Albert are set to release their new Distant Lights album on 13 February 2015.
It features original tracks such as Easy, Are You One Of Us and Follow The Waves. There are also collaborations with artists including Stoneface & Terminal and Neev Kennedy.
The album release is supported by a global tour with the duo visiting Germany, the USA and the Czech Republic over the next few months. More dates are yet to be announced.
Kyau & Albert – Distant Lights will be released on Euphonic and is available to pre-order.
TheEDMblog has been hearing good things about this new album by one of the all time dance music greats.
It features trademark original tracks such as Église as well as collaborations with the likes of Ferry Corsten, Christian Burns, Senadee and Lisa Gerrard.
Any new album by Chicane is an event in dance music and this one is causing a lot of excitement.
You can pre-order now.
Chicane – The Sum Of Its Parts is released on 25 January 2015.