RaveForLifeClear (1) copyI’m not known for “Down Time” – I love a good project to get stuck in to. Over the last couple of years I have involved myself with one of Brighton’s cooler and more enduring club nights – “Hush” – or “Hard Hush” as it is now known!! What started as a business meeting in a pub (isn’t that where all good meetings happen?),to discuss promotion and social media, has developed in to a strong friendship with founder and promoter Tasha Beaumont Kaye.

She bucks the trend in club night promoters – Super nice and “in it” for the love of the music! And this has been proven beyond doubt to me. Having been diagnosed with cancer last year, Tasha was incredibly supportive – more so than many people that i have know for Years.

Cancer is something that keeps rearing its ugly head among our circles. Is it perhaps our age? Both of us seasoned clubbers, our circles are now in the main, 40+ year old “Peter and Petra Pans” – refusing to accept that our clubbing days are over. Young to the core, we fit a demographic that precedes the more savvy and socially aware Millennials. Defined by age alone as “Generation X” – for the clubbing fraternity, this perhaps was a term that is far more appropriate for very different reasons!

We have both lost influential people in our lives recently, due to the dreaded scum that is cancer and both now have people in our lives that have been diagnosed in the last few weeks. Sadly, for my father, there is no positive outcome on the horizon.

Tasha is now, taking it one step further. The next Hard Hush event is a twelve hour hard house / drum n bass “Stompathon” to raise money for the the incredible people of Macmillan Cancer Support. As free events go, its a cracker! Involving a number of World Class International DJ’s such as Oberon, Chris Hampshire and Laura May. Local talent includes the hugely talented Gordon Darling and SMX Project, who are making a big name for themselves in the trance scene, as well as being residents on  Trickstar Radio. With donation buckets and a raffle – including some cool industry prizes, its gonna be one hell of a party.

Realising that there would be limitations on relying solely on the event, I was keen to explore options and open up more money raising opportunities. As a direct result #RaveForLife was born! A cheeky play on words, this concept looks to reach out and raise awareness within the clubbing community. Having had the privilege of meeting many industry professionals since the inception of The Muzik Genie, I felt sure that they would be the first port of call. And the response has been astounding. So much so, that we have been able to create the first annual “Hard Hush Fundraiser”!

Instead of just asking people to donate, we are #JustGivingBack, with a bounty of products, festival and club tickets to give away – both here and abroad. Contributors include one of the biggest DJ Management companies – Twenty4Seven, one of the biggest dance event organisers in the UK – James Dean Events, as well as numerous club nights including Remedy, RONG, Trancecoda, Gods Kitchen and BOSH.

On the production side of things, Lennar Digital (Sylenth), Producer Loops and Cat Martin have all donated prizes and both Black Hole Recordings and Recoverworld Label Group fly the flag for the record labels. With more to confirm over the coming weeks, its really is a swag bag to shout about!

Running from Monday 21st April for one calendar month, the aim is to engage both socially conscious clubbers with World class dance events – whilst raising money for a great cause. Full details can be found be found on the Just Giving Page and the fundraising Facebook page.

The fact of the matter is that one in two of us will succumb to, or know someone who gets diagnosed with cancer in our life time. A frightening statistic indeed. MacMillan aims to reach and support the lives of every single individual affected by cancer in the UK.

So please get behind our cause. You don’t even have to donate to be a part of this. By sharing what we are doing and helping us to reach as many people as possible, you will play your part.

In advance thank you and Keep On Raving!


#RaveForLife #JustGivingBack
#HardHush #JustGivingBack #RaveForLife


Happy Bank Holiday Monday! And I have nine more reasons to be cheerful! We have nine releases out today from the Recoverworld Label Group! As always, let’s start with the singles, with seven of the labels putting out seven fantastic new tracks! Discover Digital gives you “Shores of Light” by Ilya Soloviev and Rishi. Featuring first on the “Global Trance – Russia” it became one of the most requested tracks. Its official release includes a great remix from Stephen Lombardo – aka Drama who never disappoints! Eve Records has a double release from DJ Pavel S. “Samurai” and “Take Control” move closer to techno than house and combine moody with hypnotic deep seated grooves. “OLGA” by Second Wave sits perfectly on the Kill The Lights label with its lush chords and feel good summer vibe melody. The
Lostalgia imprint marches on with fellow countryman Diving Analogue getting his latest release “Hatsukoi” on the label – a peak time euphoria heading straight for the big room.

The incredibly talented Peter Hulsmans see’s his latest release on Discover Records. His tracks are always a big event for us at HQ, as his own clever style and musical vision never fails to deliver that unique sound that we know and love from this distinctive producer. Finally on the singles, its Dark vs White with two banging tracks going head to head. The Worlds darkest trance label – Discover Dark brings you a G8 special delivery. “My Agenda” and “Overdrive” are packed full of energy with more than a hint of acidic pulsating action. Meanwhile Christian Drost drops the massive “Intruder” on Discover White Label– a single track, filled with lush chords, an infectious top line and tight production to create this epic floor filler.

This weeks albums again see the two dark forces of trance music – DD and DWL, dishing out some of the gnarliest tracks out there! Oberon‘s Dark Sessions Radio is proving to be a runaway success in the Beatport charts with his monthly release reaching Vol. 7 – and this week features Christian Drost Music Official, Cristian Ketelaars, John Askew, The Technicians, Inertia, Chris Voro, Peter Plaznik, Johann Stone and Second Sine. DWL continues its journey through White Label Trance and Vol. 3 has 15 more of its best exports from the back catalogue including Origin, Daniel Skyver, Channel Surfer,Jonathan Carvajal, Liam Wilson, Jimmy Chou, Victor Dinaire and Bissen.

Top Notch artwork from Kerri Sharp, Vestige and great work from all of you releasing on “Team Recoverword” – ‪#‎RWtrance‬ ‪#‎TranceBarmy‬

Download or listen at all the usual places including Amazon.co.uk, iTunes and Spotify!

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Happy Monday lovely people! Time to get rolling with the Recoverworld Label Group releases – and its another bumper week!

Lets kick off with the singles and flying the flag for the ladies this week isJanina Tregambe! Having already seen a release earlier this year as one third of Polyamoris, she debuts as a solo artist on Discover White Label with a double release. “Closer” opens with big chords, big beats and big emotion while “New Day” includes grateful helpings of acid, bass and an eerie vocal sample. Next up – Grich who brings us “Riot” on Eve Records, with lashings of beats and bass! Danil Kraev releases a track which was originally included on Ex-Driver’s Global Trance Russia. “Still Water Runs Deep” gets a brand new remix from Laura May Lovegrove, who is truly becoming a force to be reckoned with in the Trance scene. And finally Lostly releases three brand new tracks, ahead of his American tour and the release of his ‪#‎LiveAs‬ album next week. “Not Giving In”, “Loosing It All” and “No Turning Back” ooze the type of class that we have all come to know and expect from this A List trance producer!

On to albums and the long anticipated release “Militant Artists – presentsThomas Datt” is the latest in the series showcasing the super talented roster. Lots of Thomas’s own work included, as well as tracks from Chris Voro, John Askew, Sly One vs Jurrane and Matt Holliday – as well as a continuous mix! Pure ‪#‎DattAss‬ quality! Oberon‘s successful series “Dark Sessions Radio” is up to 06 and this months trip down the Discover Dark lane includes some monster releases from Indecent Noise, Gary Maguire, Greg Downey, Sean Tyas and Channel Surfer amongst others. And we round of this week with “Recoverworld Trance Sessions” with a fantastic selection of tracks, new and old. Álvaro Corvinus Santis, Skyborn, Sholan, Ehran Ehren Stowers, Team 140 (Official), Astuni, Laura May and Andy Cain DJ-Producer all make the final cut!

Download on Beatport, Amazon.co.uk or iTunes or listen on Spotify! Great cover art from Kerri Sharp as always!

Okay – ready steady go!!! Have a great week ‪#‎trancebarmy‬ ‪#‎rwtrance‬


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Monday means Recoverworld Label Group Release Day and its a biggie again this week! Eight releases on seven labels. First up – the singles! As part of Militant March Mike Squillo releases “Thanos” on Discover Dark, while Álvaro Corvinus Santis releases a triple whammy on Discover White Label entitled “Peak Rush”, “Knock Out” and “Lunar Module”. The first official release under the working title Lost Man comes from Andre Frauenstein aka Lostly and our man down under Manuel Le Saux entitled “Worlds Apart” and from Manny’s stable is a celebration of “Extrema 400” compliments of James Kelly. Last but not least on Discover Deep is a track that originally appearing on Ex-Drivers Global Trance Russia album. “To The Stars” comes from Sensitive5 with a fantastic remix from Danny Stubbs (Official) who provides his own progressive trance interpretation of the original.

Moving on to the albums and we have the first in our new series entitled “‪#‎Trance4Life‬” which features floor fillers from Peter Hulsmans, Sean Tyas,Damian Wasse Music, Christian Drost Music Official, Gary Maguire and many more. DJ Rich Smith brings us vol. 2 of “Discover Digital Sessions” with tracks from Liam Wilson, DeathMind, Thomas Datt and James Rigby to name just a few. Finally Mr Magic aka Oberon releases the third “Militant Artists presents” and true to form, this is no ordinary production, as he tears up the rulebook once again. With thirteen tracks from some of DD’s finest including Stuart Millar, John Askew, Changes Music and David Rust – plus a continuous mix form the man himself, there is only one thing to say . The Dark Lord of Trance is back – brace yourself!

As always you can check out all these releases on Beatport, Amazon.co.uk, iTunes, Spotify and all other reputable download stores!

Thanks as always Kerri Sharp for the awesome artwork!

Have a good week and keep it trance ‪#‎trancebarmy‬ ‪#‎rwtrance‬

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Its the Recoverworld Label Group Releases Day! Out on Extrema Global Music is “The Next Level” by James Kelly. Discover Dark sees the release of “Gnarly” by Johann Stone which includes a superb remix by Sequence. This week also sees the first in our latest series of albums. Oberon brings you “Dark Sessions Radio” which will pay a monthly homage to his hugely popular radio show and DJ Rich Smith releases the first in his new series of albums on Discover Digital. All are available on Beatport, iTunes, Amazon.co.uk and Spotify

Happy Trance Monday!!

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#06 Let’s Get Lostly – The New Face of Trance!

lostlyIt’s been a busy few months for Militant Artists South African Super Star Andre Frauenstein aka Lostly and it’s just about to get busier! With the pending release of his genre hopping debut artist album NO DIRECTION HOME (released early 2015) this musical masterpiece is a personal journey, which proves beyond doubt the incredible versatility this artist has to offer. Containing 10 massive dance floor fillers and with early support from the likes of Aly and Fila, John O Callaghan, Brian Kearney, Indecent Noise and Manuel Le Saux it looks set to catapult him to new heights!

As head of A & R for the hugely successful trance label Discover Records, Lostly will be making his UK debut on February 13th 2015, in the labels hometown Brighton, for the official album launch party. Included on the line up is previous head of A & R, John Askew and current head of A & R for Discover Dark – Oberon, making this a truly label orientated launch. Signed copies of the CD will be available on the night, in advance of the full release date.

The title track No Direction Home will be released as a single, towards the end of January 2015 with remixes from Thomas Datt and Gary Maguire, while Take this Acid will follow as the second single shortly after.

And it doesn’t stop there! Look out for two high profile remixes over the coming months, with both Armada Records releasing his remix of the trance classic, Signum “What Ya Got 4 Me” and Blackhole Recording releasing his remix of the new Senadee single “Robot Love”.

His recent invitation to play at one of the World renowned “#AbsolutNights” events in his home town of Johannesburg and his latest starring role in feature length movie “Treurgrond” directed by Academy Award Nominee Darrell Roodt, looks to further cement Lostly’s reputation as an all round performer and one of the industry’s most likeable and hardworking characters!

#LetsGetLostly #LetsGetMilitant #RWTrance

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#05 Kinetica – Amazonia Out 29th September on Discover White Label

DISCWL63Recoverworld Label Group are happy to announce the debut of Kinetica on Discover White Label. Since we heard his remix of Allen & Envy vs. S.W.A.P.’s ‘Nemesis’ on Discover Dark – we knew that we had to snag an original track from him for our White Label offshoot.

‘Amazonia’ exceeds our expectations; it’s tribal, euphoric and absolutely huge where it needs to be!

On the remix is O.B.M. Notion, whose version of the track extends the peaceful nature of the original, adding in additional emphasis where you might not expect it.