#17 MILITANT ARTISTS ANNOUNCE MAGNUS – THE PSY-KING OF TRANCE

Announcing Magnus – THE PSY-KING OF TRANCE

img_498156054_208Militant Artists have added, to what has become one of the most sought after and well respected agencies in the dance music arena. Magnus joins the solid line up of artists that includes legendary DJ and producer Scott Bond, Manuel Le Saux, Thomas Datt and Lostly. Hailing from Maryland, Baltimore, Mike Wadel AKA Magnus has called Seattle his home for the past decade. His career to date has seen releases across many of the biggest and most respected trance labels, including Discover Records, Pharmacy, JOOF, Perfecto Fluoro, Solarswarm, and Borderline.

Magnus’s tracks have appeared on CD compilations by Armada, Perfecto, Ministry of Sound and Moist Music and have also ranked in the top 10 charts on Beatport.  His tracks have also been played on countless radio shows, including a massive eight plays on “A State of Trance”.

In 2009 Magnus won the “Sean Tyas Melbourne Remix” competition on Discover Records, under his alias Michael Lee.  In 2011 his first album “Signal Strength” was released on JOOF.  That same year, Magnus began working with Perfecto, releasing a Magnus Dub remix of “I’m Alive” by Paul Oakenfold and Infected Mushroom, as well as his original track “Velvet”. More recently, Magnus has been working on collaborations with Activa, Thomas Datt, John Dopping, Shake, and Sinerider. His EP entitled “Render One” was released in May of 2014 on Perfecto Fluo

 

2015 has started with a flourish with his track “Neon Division” appearing exclusively on Simon Patterson’s “Trance Nation” compilation for Ministry of Sound in April. He also saw his UK debut at iconic trance event Gatecrasher REBOOTED in February, which has opened the floodgates and spiked interest Internationally.

Magnus has often been referred to as a crossover artist, combining the elements of trance, tech-trance and psy-trance, to create a unique signature sound and one which is fast making him one the most requested artists in both the trance and psy-trance arenas. And with lot’s of new material in the pipeline, as well as a number of festivals booked this coming summer we look forward to presenting this unique, groundbreaking artist at a city or gig near you SOON!

 

For more information:

Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/MagnusMusic

SoundCloud – http://www.soundcloud.com/Magnus_Official

Beatport – http://www.beatport.com/artist/magnus/10834

Youtube – http://www.youtube.com/ioncommander

About.me – http://about.me/MagnusMusic

For all bookings, contact: [email protected]

For all press enquiries, contact: [email protected]

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#13 TRANCE LEGEND SCOTT BOND JOINS MILITANT ARTISTS

Scott Bond 4Scott Bond – THE LEGEND OF TRANCE!

Militant Artists are ready to unveil their newest artist, and it doesn’t get much bigger than this! Legendary trance DJ, producer and promoter Scott Bond joins the forward thinking agency that already boasts an array of talent including Manuel Le Saux, Thomas Datt and Lostly.

Recognized as one of the true pioneers of the trance scene, he has been credited with shaping the sound that we all know and love, as well as being the co-founder and driving force behind one of the most well known and successful clubbing brands in the World – Gatecrasher. This earned him the title of “Worlds Finest Resident” – as voted for by readers in the Mixmag Dance Music Awards, as well as an all time high position of 34 in the annual DJ Mag poll. Over the years Scott has performed in more than 40 countries and can count Creamfields, Luminosity, Miami’s Ultra Music Festival, Zouk and Ministry of Sound, as feathers in his cap.

 

Scott Bond 3Scott has been responsible for mixing 15 trance albums, including the ground-breaking Gatecrasher Black, Red, Wet and Disco-tech. They went from silver to platinum in less than a year and boasted sales in excess of 1 million units globally. In addition, he has received high praise for his Platinum, AHEAD and Slinky Trans-Atlantic releases and appeared on BBC Radio 1’s Essential mix no less than four times. The accolades don’t stop there. His production work has been second to none.1998 saw the release of his hit single “I’m Not Going Home” under his alias Q:Dos, while 2003 marked the start of many successful collaborations with Solarstone. “3rd Earth” was massive and received support from the biggest names in the industry. Originally a white label release on “Made In England” and then ID&T it eventually found its way on to the world’s most prolific Trance label – Armada, with live airplay from the likes of Tiesto, Paul Oakenfold, Paul Van Dyk, Markus Schulz and of course, leading visionary, Armin van Buuren, who created his own exclusive mash up of the song. This featured in every country as part of the ASOT 600 Expedition Tour.

 

Fast-forward to 2015 and Scott’s latest production collaborations with Charlie Walker are again receiving rave reviews, with tracks such as John Lennon – Imagine (Scott Bond & Charlie Walker Remix), Adam White – Ballerina (Scott Bond & Charlie Walker Remix) and Terra Firma – The Adventures Of (Scott Bond & Charlie Walker Remix) garnering support from Trance’s finest.

 

Scott Bond 5Scott Bond’s releases on REBOOTED have ALL been featured as World premieres on “A State of Trance” radio. Van Buuren has not been shy of praise, having referred to Bond as “The legend of Trance” – A delightful compliment, which emphasizes a position of sustained greatness. Armin has also shown continued support with an exclusive bootleg of “John Lennon – Imagine (REBOOTED Remix)” which he once again liked so much, he created his own edit which was included on ASOT, Creamfields and his “Armin Only -Intense Tour”.

 

 

REBOOTED

And now the man, who started the Gatecrasher phenomenon all those years ago, is once again bringing the dream alive with his new concept “REBOOTED”. This exciting, global initiative aims to break through the barriers of pre-formed ideas and his passion and commitment are evident. When asked to describe REBOOTED as a strategy, this is what he had to say:

12326890923_c20cf82966_k“REBOOTED is the act of starting over and rediscovery with the ultimate goal to surpass all perceived benchmarks or expectations. Founding a label is the central part of the plan and will be positioned at the forefront of dance music culture by setting clear, defined targets of where Trance, as a genre is at now and where it wants to be. In other words, it’s a brand for a track, a remix, an album, an event and a record label – but also a direction that we can all choose to follow”.

 

 

 

John Lennon – Imagine (Scott Bond & Charlie Walker Remix)

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=787788777950216&set=vb.326258104103288&type=2&theater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5x6AdMyeT5U

Adam White – Ballerina (Scott Bond & Charlie Walker Remix)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxbT64MP8D4

Danny Stubbs – Voices In The Dark (Scott Bond & Charlie Walker Remix)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VydzfwcpUeY

Terra Firma – The Adventures Of (Scott Bond & Charlie Walker Remix)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYoKgrJQ03U

Militant Artists – Scott Bond

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/scottbonddj

Facebook Rebooted – https://www.facebook.com/MusicRebooted

Soundcloud – https://soundcloud.com/scott-bond

Mixcloud – https://www.mixcloud.com/djscottbond/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/DJScottBond

Beatport – https://pro.beatport.com/artist/scott-bond/19499#

 

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