Dave Pearce celebrates the golden era of trance


The creator of one of the UK’s best known and well loved dance music radio shows has compiled a new album celebrating the golden era of trance.

Dave Pearce was the host of BBC Radio 1’s Dance Anthems during a period when it received acclaim from dance fans around the country and pioneered the emerging sound of trance.

Without his support and the huge number of dance music fans reached by the show many of today’s household names might never have found an audience.

The new three CD mix compilation features tracks well known to passionate dance fans including Paul van Dyk – For An Angel, Faithless – We Come One, Robert Miles – Children, Binary Finary – 1999 and Chicane – Saltwater.

In addition, there are lesser known tracks which have featured in Pearce’s specialist trance sets at events including Trance Sanctuary at The Egg in Kings Cross and The Gallery at Ministry of Sound in south London. These include Orkidea – Beautiful, ATN – Miss A Day and The Mystery – Fever.

“It’s been a labour of love putting this mix collection together,” says Pearce.

“It has brought back so many wonderful memories like watching 50,000 clubbers go completely nuts to Mauro Picotto – Lizard when I dropped it at the infamous Millennium Dome Ministry of Sound rave.”

“I will never forget the sense of anticipation when I first played OceanLab – Satellite at the Escape in Swansea after I signed it to my NuLife label.”

“Other fond memories include appearing in the video for Push – The Legacy at my night at Eden in Ibiza, giving Tiesto his first live BBC Radio 1 dj set and playing tunes like the beautiful Yahel – Devotion at Ministry of Sound.”

“This really was an incredible era to be a dj and clubber. The sense of euphoria and togetherness in the big trance nights was overwhelming. It is sad to see the state of the British club scene today. Give me somebody going nuts with a glowstick on a podium over somebody shuffling in a corner on their mobile phone any day!”

Dave Pearce Trance Anthems will be released on Friday 30 March 2018 as a CD, digital download and via streaming services such as Apple Music and Spotify.

For further information about Pearce’s live events visit: http://www.davepearce.co.uk.


Discover 200


Respected label Discover Records have announced the release of a bicentenary album.

Discover 200 features tracks by the likes of Neal Scarborough, Chris Hampshire, Ben Gold, Greg Downey and Thomas Datt.

The label has long received acclaim for seeking out the best underground trance music and for launching the careers of producers including John Askew, Activa, John O’Callaghan and Sean Tyas.

One of the hottest producers of the moment, Para X, has compiled the release and created a continuous DJ mix.

The album will be available exclusively on Beatport on 21 August 2017 followed by a full release on 4 September.

Dave Pearce mixes new trance album


Delirium: Summer Trance is the new mix compilation by dj and producer Dave Pearce.

It features tracks by some of the biggest names such as Ferry Corsten, Paul van Dyk and Markus Schulz alongside up-and-coming producers including Farius, Ben Hennessy & Sensi.

“Trance music is in a great place in 2016. It has been exciting putting together an album mixing established names alongside a multitude of hot new artists from around the globe,” explains Pearce.

“I’ve tried to make the album a musical journey that reflects the many dimensions of today’s trance scene opening with some beautiful progressive trance and powering through to some uplifting beats. These are some of my favourite tracks from the last couple of months. No other dance music has the ability to give you those goosebump moments.”

Pearce has contributed 3 tracks to the album himself including his Beatport Top 5 anthem Trance Sanctuary, The Trip and forthcoming collaboration with Farius called Florecer.

Delirium: Summer Trance is released on New State Music on 26 August 2016 and is available to pre-order via iTunes.

Cream Ibiza 2016


The new Cream compilation features 60 of the biggest tracks from the world of electronic dance music.

CD1 features work from artists including Jonas Blue, Rudimental, Armin van Buuren, Alan Walker and Ferry Corsten.

On CD2 you’ve got the likes of Calvin Harris, Paul van Dyk, Markus Schulz and Coldplay.

CD3 has classics from Faithless, Energy 52, Zombie Nation, Degrees Of Motion and Frankie Knuckles.

The album is released to coincide with Cream’s 21 years on the White Isle and will be available on 22 July 2016.

New compilation released on Flashover

Spanish trance producer Dimension has released his first mix compilation on Flashover Recordings.

It features tracks by artists including Hazem Beltagui, DJ Orkidea, Stoneface & Terminal, Cosmic Gate and Snow Flakes as well as originals by Dimension himself.

The 15 track release is available now via Apple Music, Spotify and other major portals.

Dimension will be performing at Tomorrowland in Belgium, Electronic Family in Amsterdam, Beachclub Fuel, Panama in Amsterdam and Maassilo in Rotterdam between now and December 2016.

Cream Anthems 2016


Global clubbing brand Cream are releasing a new compilation album.

Cream Anthems 2016 features tracks by artists including Philip George, Faithless, Duke Dumont, CamelPhat, Yotto and Eric Prydz.

“Released 21 years after the inaugural Cream Anthems album in 1995, Cream Anthems 2016 continues to curate and celebrate the freshest music appealing to everyone from club-head fanatics, festival ravers, to weekend and house party starters,” say the label.

Cream Anthems 2016 is due for release on 26 February 2016.  Pre-order now via Amazon or iTunes.

New mix compilation by Airbase

Swedish DJ & producer Airbase has created the first in a series of new compilation albums.

Flashover Recordings presents Airbase features tracks by Rafael Osmo, Bart Claessen, Johnny Yono, Dimension, Andy Moor, Max Graham and Ferry Corsten.

The album also includes a track by Airbase called Lachrymose and takes listeners “from a techier sound to a more progressive one and back to trance”.

Flashover Recordings presents Airbase – The Mix Compilation will be available worldwide on Friday 4 March 2016.

90s Dance Anthems

DJ, producer and radio presenter Dave Pearce is releasing a new compilation album featuring classic dance tracks from the 1990s.

De’Lacy – Hideaway, Gat Decor – Passion, JX – There’s Nothing I Won’t Do and Mory Kante – Yeke Yeke are just some of the tunes featured.

Other popular favourites include Darude – Sandstorm, Underworld – Born Slippy, BT- Flaming June and Alice Deejay – Better Off Alone.

“The 90s was a decade that gave birth to an amazing array of new and different sounds – most of which are still replicated today,” says Pearce.

“From the speed garage found in tracks like Double 99’s Rip Groove or the rave sounds of The Prodigy, to the cool New York house from acts like C&C and Crystal Waters, it was an incredible 10 year period finishing off with the rise of euro dance and trance.”

“There were so many phenomenal gigs and parties along the way.  There were raves at the Astoria with The Prodigy, SL2, Alison Limerick and more.  My first Eden Ibiza and BCM Majorca residencies in the mid 90s, trance parties at Ministry of Sound and Heaven and, of course, the early dance music festivals including Homelands and Creamfields, which helped launch the first big festival dance acts including Chemical Brothers, Faithless, Groove Armada and Underworld.”

“While I could only include a small number of tunes I hope I’ve managed to capture the very essence of what made the 90s such a memorable decade.”

Dave Pearce 90s Dance Anthems will be released on 25 December 2015.

Carwash – Disco Classics

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If you have any knowledge of the history of dance music you will know that modern EDM would not exist without the tracks featured on the new Carwash – Disco Classics album.

Disco was part of a musical revolution when it exploded onto the scene in the 1970s and an exciting new dance culture evolved.

Legends of the genre are featured on the album including Sister Sledge, Candi Staton, Gloria Gaynor, Diana Ross, Donna Summer and the incomparable Sylvester.

The 3 CD album features 60 tracks and is available now via Amazon and iTunes.

Add this to your record collection now! It’s awesome.

Essential Ibiza 2015

New State Music are releasing a new compilation album celebrating the underground sound of Ibiza.

The double CD is presented by Essentialibiza.com, the ultimate online news guide to the White Isle.

Essentialibiza.com is the news resource for Ibiza covering all aspects of the island with exclusive, behind-the-scenes reports and unparalleled access to the DJs, promoters, club owners, hoteliers, bar owners and island characters that make Ibiza the magical place that people love,” say the producers of the website.

The compilation, which is called Essential Ibiza 2015, features tracks by Dirt Crew, Luke Solomon, Roland Klinkenberg, Mr V and Citizen.

It has been mixed by DJs Jo Mills and Andy Baxter who between them have performed at clubs including Pacha, We Love Space, DC10 and Amnesia.

Essential Ibiza 2015 will be available on iTunes and Amazon from 4 September 2015.