Pharmacy – Phase 2 by Jonathan Allyn ( Guest Review)

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The fantastic lady editor/promoter that has been getting me some of my best event reviews dropped this in my lap and once again, she doesn’t disappoint. Jonathan Allyn definitely never showed up in my reality before because I couldn’t forget talent like this.

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Mix of the Week – Jorn van Deynhoven’s April Mix (100th post!)

For my 100th post here at, I am delighted to feature a mix by one of my very favorite new trance producers, Jorn van Deynhoven. And just like the name implies, the mix is thick with delicious, uplifting, euphoric and rambling trance that I could not be more happy about. Track after track brings back this trance feel that I thought I would never be able to experience live after Trance Energy in Amsterdam died a whimpering, electro-induced death and Sensation lost any loyalty to the original sound that made it famous. Particular highlights include the Manuel Le Saux remix of Any Given Moments & the Pure Mix of Solarstone’s Please. Also, his track “Superfly” is not only a favorite in A State of Trance, but an exceptionally well-produced track that gets me very excited to see what he does next. The track list is below as always. When you play it, make sure to play it on a system that has a subwoofer. Sit back, relax and enjoy the aural journey Jorn takes you through. Can’t wait to see him on this side of the pond.

01. Temple One – Venus [Enhanced]
02. Miroslav Vrlik – November (Suncatcher Remix) [Perceptive]
03. Ferrin & Morris – Arizona [Transistic]
04. Signum – Any Given Moments (Manuel Le Saux Remix) [ID]
05. Adam Seller – Titanium (Darren Porter Remix) [Fraction]
06. Talla 2XLC ft. Skye – Rise (Photographer Dub Remix) [Tetsuo]
07. Mark Sherry – My Love (Darren Porter Remix) [Liquid]
08. Rene Ablaze & Charles McThorn – Purple [Redux]
09. Jorn van Deynhoven – Superfly [A State Of Trance]
10. Solarstone – Please (Pure Mix) [Blackhole] & Chris Brown steal the fuck out of Arty & Mat Zo’s track “Rebound”

[UPDATE: Rebound, by Arty & Matt Zo has returned to the Beatport Top 100 list, for the first time in 2 years.]

Just in case you didn’t have enough reasons to dislike, Chris Brown & VEVO some more, today they uploaded the 5th track from his fourth “studio” album #willpower. I’m going to use studio extremely loosely here, as the track is straight up lifted from two astonishingly talented producers, Arty & Mat Zo. Just because I would never wish to be accused of not showing my work, the two videos are below. Listen to Rebound, then listen to “Let’s Go” and if you think didn’t rip this the fuck off, I’ll buy you a coke.

Arty & Mat Zo are wonderful producers, with Arty making some amazing remixes and Mat Zo having just dropped a mind-blowing, genre-exploding Essential Mix on BBC’s Radio 1 back in Feb. 70 tracks in 2 hours, annotated with tracks from “Cosmos” by Carl Sagan. Those of you playing the home game remember I named it my Mix of the Week back on February 16th. Get at it, as I’ve re-listed it below.

They both mentioned that had asked to use the track but they declined/didn’t want to work with him. It seems, much like Chris Brown, just can’t take no for an answer. When pressed about it, Chris Brown pleaded stupidity on twitter and hasn’t said sh*t. Besides how annoyed I am that this has forced me to write William with two periods so often in this review, I think it’s quite a stunning commentary that this violation of copyright & artistic integrity should ensure both of these fools are run out of town on the rails after being tarred & feathered. But they won’t be, and people will still love the shit out of his new CD and Chris Brown will continue to get sex thrown at him.

Le Sigh. Anyway, try and get at Arty & Mat Zo’s work, I’ve listed their respective soundclouds below, so instead of wasting your time hating on either of the fools in the first 2 words of the title of this article (because I’m done typing William with dots), blow up their shit, buy some stuff or just listen and enjoy two hard working trance/EDM producers. I’ve also included the beatport link to the track, just in case it’s impressed you so much that you want to buy it and not the shoddy knock off by He Who I Am Sick of Naming & the guy who has a neck tattoo of the woman he beat up.

Guest Review! That Noble Fury’s first Gotham show – Reviewed by Jonas David Grey

(Re-posted from star of stage & screen Jonas David Grey’s tumblr, which can be found here:

It is almost midnight. Almost Easter. Bathed in blue light, a small, cavelike room in the middle of New York’s Bowery is dark, surprisingly quiet and still. As the faithful begin to congregate, a group of young men unassumingly take the stage to set equipment, plug cables, tape down set lists. They are focused and deliberate, perhaps a bit somber, in their tasks. The room fills with pilgrims, traveling from places like Boston and DC, pressing forward in devotion and anticipation until finally there is no room left at the foot of the stage.

The place is Arlene’s Grocery. The band is That Noble Fury. The show is sold out.

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EP of the Week: Phutureprimitive “Searching for Beauty in the Darkest Places Pt. 1”

It is really hard to get away with essentially all of what Phutureprimitive does. Both psy & dubstep are things that can be done from well to vomit-inducing poorly. Released literally today, this first of a 2-part release that will eventually be a full CD is an exceptional example of how to do an array of things right. Not only is the psy-step fantastic, but the glitch and general bassy feel is accentuated by some fantastic vocals by Jillian Ann, Rain & Lila Rose. This specific choice of talent ensures that no facet of the 5-track salvo of awesome disappoints.

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