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REVIEW: Menno de Jong - Ahimsa out on ITWT / Black Hole recordings

1. Original Mix

The next release on In Trance We Trust is for the label’s poster child Menno de Jong! With Ahimsa he delivers the kind of delicious trance piece only he can. It starts off quite roughly leading up to a soothing break. The powerful bass is never far away though, so after a magnetizing build-up Ahimsa erupts into true dance floor frenzy. Definitely a set favorite! 

Dimitri Kechagias review:
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 [item value="10"]Beat and Rhythm[/item]
 [item value="10"]Basslines and Groove[/item]
 [item value="10"] Melody [/item]
 [item value="10"] Synths [/item]
 [item value="10"]Breakdown[/item]
 [item value="9"]Climax  / Drop / Crescendo / Pay off moment[/item]
 [item value="9"]Intensity, Drive and Energy[/item]
 [item value="9"]Sound-design and Arrangement[/item]
 [item value="10"]Overall Atmosphere[/item]
 [item value="9"]Goosebumps / Shivers moments[/item]
 [item value="9"]Emotional affinity and heartfelt moments[/item]
 [item value="9"]Originality and Inventiveness[/item]
 [item value="9"]Dancefloor Efficiency / Festival Arenas Effectiveness[/item]
 [item value="10"]You can’t get this memorable track out of your head[/item]
 [item value="10"]It has potential to become an anthem or a classic[/item]
 [item value="9"]Menno de Jong - Ahimsa[/item]
 [content title="Summary" label="Overall Score"]Menno de Jong is the man that  has pushed to the higher level the legendary imprint In Trance We Trust and rebuild its so well known and respected brand for the new generation of trance fans. His track Ahimsa is carefully produced uplifting smasher with tough drums, metallic basslines and superb breakdown that calms your senses and awake your spirit. The climax is not as powerful as I have expected to be as it rather than moving to uplifting feel good direction moved towards a more dark tech trance climax with flute like riff while the full melodic goodness comes in the last sequence. We love surprises and  certainly this track tries and manage to be different. Love it [/content]

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