UK – Dreamstate London Preview w/ Danielle

by | Feb 7, 2017 | EVENTS, PREVIEWS

What better way to celebrate with trance families across the world

For the first time in my life, I will be hopping on a plane and crossing the pond to visit London, England, a city with a history dating back centuries during the Roman times. This adventure will fulfill my love of history by visiting landmarks like Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey as well as new modern marvels like the London Eye and to top it off with Dreamstate off course.

On March 4th, 2017 Insomniac will present its first stand alone Dreamstate London at the O2 Academy in Brixton.  Successfully debuted at EDC UK 2016, this event will feature some of the best artist in the industry—Aly & Fila, Bryan Kearney, Dan Stone, James Dymond, Menno De Jong, Paul Van Dyk, Shugz, and Vini Vici.  A lineup sure to sell out the place with a high energy four-to-the-floor beats that will transport you to your wildest dreams.

Traveling halfway across the globe for a trance show may seem ludicrous to some people. But for me, trance is life which gives me passion and desire to move forward. The anticipation of being able to fly my Trance Family LA flag next to the Union Jack has me smiling ear to ear.

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Aly & Fila (aka Aly Amr Fathalah & aka Fadi Wassef Naguib) are an Egyptian Trance duo. They host an Internet radio program called Future Sound of Egypt. Their track “We Control the Sunlight” was chosen as Tune of the Year on Armin Van Buuren’s program called A State of Trance in 2011. Aly and Fila were both born in 1981 and have known each other since kindergarden. After falling in love with the music of Paul Van Dyk, Steve Helstrip and Chicane, they built their first small studio and started doing electronic music and dJing in 1999. After establishing themselves in Egypt, they decided to go international in 2002 by signing with the German record label, Euphonic Records. –
Bryan Kearney began DJing when he was 19 years old and in this time has established himself firmly on the dance scene in Ireland. His sets contain the very best in upfront trance and techno with the emphasis always on energy and the unexpected.He was a permanent fixture on the airwaves of Dublin throughout 2002 and 2003 with prime time shows on Energy Fm and Kiss Fm providing the capital with the very best in brand new material each week. In 2003, Bryan began his own night Tranceformation in the Crypt at the legendary Temple Theatre. Each of the three nights was a full house which in turn led to him warming up for the likes of MIKE and Lisa Lashes on the main stage. –
Norfolk-born Dan Stone started rocking the clubs of East Anglia 13 years ago but only began producing his own music in 2005 securing his first signing ‘Made In Bahrain’ with trance super label, Anjunabeats, in 2006. His uplifting, euphoric sound has attracted support from huge shows such as Above & Beyond’s Trance Around The World and Armin Van Buuren’s A State Of Trance gaining him an ever-growing fanbase across the world. He has taken his style of big room, floor filling trance to clubs and club nights up and down the UK including Ministry Of Sound, Gatecrasher, Passion and Off The Rails and this year will be taking his sound overseas for the first time to up and coming trance capital, Poland. –
Grabbing the attention of the Trance World and quickly climbing the ladder of success in the cut-throat world of music, James Dymond has captured the adoration of fans and co-artists alike with his spellbinding sounds. James Dymond has taken the term, “grand entrance”, to a whole new level… Hailing from training in classical music, James Dymond entered the Trance scene in September 2011 in a blaze of light of musical glory. His captivating sound brought him quickly to the attention of many established artists but most notably Armin van Buuren … – James Dymond Facebook
Menno de Jong is primarily known as a Trance DJ and producer with an international following. Based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, de Jong was born on March 17, 1984 and was interested in music — classical as well as modern — at a young age… He went on to perform at major clubs and festivals worldwide, including Tomorrowland, Electric Daisy Carnival, A State Of Trance, Amnesia Ibiza and Amsterdam Dance Event and over the years developed an unwitnessed agility in performing, equally talented in delivering prime time sets as well as marathons lasting as long as 10 hours. – Menno De Jong
Grammy nominated artist and globally acclaimed DJ and Producer Paul van Dyk continues to dominate the electronic music charts and appears at the pinnacle of every Top DJ list across the globe. His fifth original album In Between was released August 2007 and features collaborations with David Byrne and Jessica Sutta. PvD is renowned as one of the hardest working artists, with sold-out tours that cross each continent, headline spots at every major festival, and a hugely successful recording career. With over 3 million albums sold worldwide, Van Dyk travels around the world … –
Shugz’ DJ skills are arguably where his real talent lies. Relentless practice for years has lead to an astounding array of deck wizardry, comparable to a very rare few in the scene. Often seen in sets using a 3rd deck, scratching, cutting & using layered effects, combining fast mixing and unexpected tune drops – Shugz is fast becoming a fan favourite. Having achieved local hero status in N. Ireland, Shugz recently debuted at the famous ‘Luminosity Beach Festival’ and was highly acclaimed as having the ‘set of the night’. – Shugz Facebook

Vini Vici is the new project of Aviram Saharai & Matan Kadosh, both well-known and experienced electronic music producers for over a decade. The concept of Vini Vici was formed by the boys with an intention to express their love for the old school sound, paired with their progressive ideas. Iboga Records and FM Bookings, widely considered to be the biggest psytrance label and booking agency, were the first to see the potential of the project and invited them to be part of their well respected family, alongside names such as: Ace Ventura, Liquid Soul, Ticon, Captain Hook, Atmos, and the like.Vini Vici Facebook