Anything that doesn’t change dies, and so we are delighted that Uplifting and Vocal Trance continues to evolve. What is produced each year is heavily influenced by the major music conference in Miami Florida. One of the current trends is to produce shorter tracks. In previous years, an Extended Mix would have been anything from 7mins 30 seconds to 10 minutes long. Currently we are seeing Extended Mixes which are less than 5 minutes. The is the main reason why we have an increasing number of tracks on each CD (this year, CD1 has 15 tracks on it!!!).
CD1 opens with Caitlin Stubbs singing Believe Beyond the Night. It’s a progressive sound, and a great way to open the Album. This is followed by Ferrin & Morris’ Horizon featuring the voice of Hysteria!. A sensational piece of music, which will have you singing each time you play it. Emma Horan is bound to get you on your feet and dancing in Lead Me Home. The next series of tracks blend seamlessly together building you higher and higher, leading us to the sensational voice of Jessica Lawrence in Craig Connelly’s masterpiece How Can I. This track is a one-of-a-kind, and gets a rating of 15 out of 10 – we haven’t heard anything this high in a long time. Just try and NOT sing “How Can I” in the peak of this track…..
We also though that How Can I would be the peak track for CD1. But the following track, Better Day, is almost as good, and certainly gives it a run for its money.
CD 2 gets off to a strong start with Kate Marsh singing Light The Way; closely followed by Plumb singing All Over Again. We are pleased to welcome Jorn van Deynhoven back to our albums with his Rising High, and Alan Morris treats us with his strong base line in A New World. Speaking of New World (the artist), he has been silent whist completing a University degree, and is baaaaack with Ikigai. What a great way to return. This has all his usual traits. Yum yum yum.
The peak of CD 2 is the 7 Baltic remix of You Are My Angel. This track has a massive base line, so make sure you turn it up loud. Our closing track, A Thousand Roads, features the haunting voice of the Melbourne vocalist Lisa Gerrard. She is the vocalist from the movie Gladiator, and is also the vocalist in Now We Are free, which is the closing track on Ruby Trance Volume Seven.
This album is fast paced, so make sure you fill up your drink before you press “play”
As always our thanks go to the people who help tirelessly with what we do through the year. These include (in no particular order) Damon, Joal & Geoff, Jacob B, Kurt, Moleshall, Motherbird, Shane & Jacob, Ben T, Steve O, High Gurl, John M, Zane, Talon and others. And as always, a special thanks to Zac for his patience.
We are very pleased to present our latest album, Ruby Trance Volume Sixteen
Ruby & Stephen