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REVIEW: Alex M.O.R.P.H. & Paul van Dyk - We Are out on VANDIT records

We are not lost. We are not afraid. We are not filled with hate. We are the most technologically advanced civilization in human history and we will not be cowed by ignorance nor fear-mongering. We are loving. We are strong. We are one.

The time is right to join together in peace and humanity. “We Are” (VANDIT) is the new collaboration from trance kingpins, Alex M.O.R.P.H. & Paul van Dyk. “We Are” is out now.

The Original Mix of “We Are” kicks-off with a hard-hitting 4/4 beat and booming, low-end bass that makes bodies move. The energy and excitement of the track gradually build in layers as synthesizers stealthily enter with their minor-chord commotion until….bang! Melodic progressions of sunshine-filled synths arrive while distorted stabs add accent and the energy builds. By the time the bassline fully appears, listeners know they’re in for something exceptional. It’s a testament to Alex M.O.R.P.H. and Paul van Dyk and their innate skill at reading a crowd that the first big chord change utterly grabs one’s attention. Here is a track to remind today’s EDM-saddled youth what quality electronic dance music really is and why so many people fell in love with this sound in the first place. “We Are” is electronic dance music as it should be, at its purest and best. “We Are” unlocks something within the listener’s brain and commands the body to react in a reliably ecstatic way. The Radio Edit of “We Are” takes the essential elements of the original and boils them down into a tight package suited for radio.

About Alex M.O.R.P.H.
Alex M.O.R.P.H. is a German DJ and producer best known for the sub-genre of electronic dance music known as trance. With almost 20 years in the business and more than 100 original productions and 130 remixes to his name, including, “An Angel’s Love,” “Sunset Boulevard” and “The Reason,” Alex M.O.R.P.H. has built a reputation characterized by authenticity and a passion for music. As a DJ, Alex M.O.R.P.H. has performed at numerous festivals, including, Trance Energy, A State of Trance, Ultra Music Festival and Electronic Family, and at iconic venues, including, Godskitchen, Madison Square Garden, Ushuaia Beach Club and Space. For over 12 years, M.O.R.P.H. has co-hosted his HeavensGate radio show and produced events of the same name. His Universal Nation radio show was launched in 2015.

About Paul van Dyk
One of the most beloved DJ/producers and electronic musicians of this generation, GRAMMY®-nominee Paul van Dyk is as respected by his peers as he is revered by fans. As a youth growing up in East Berlin before the fall of the Berlin Wall, van Dyk’s earliest musical influences came from listening to pirate radio and smuggled mixtapes originating from the West. Intoxicated by the forbidden sounds emanating from a world just beyond his grasp, van Dyk would years later be on an unstoppable path towards conquering every earthly continent as a widely admired creator of electronic dance music. His timeless anthems include such classics as, “For An Angel,” “The Other Side,” “We’re Alive,” “Tell Me Why (The Riddle),” “Nothing But You,” “I Don’t Deserve You,” “Time of Our Lives,” and many others. With six full-length studio albums and several mix compilations to his name, including the critically acclaimed Politics of Dancing series, van Dyk carves time to program and host his own VONYC Sessions radio show airing on FM and digital radio worldwide each week.

About VANDIT Records
Established in 2000 by Paul van Dyk, VANDIT Records is a leading electronic dance music record label founded on the unwavering principle of artistic integrity. Today, VANDIT remains the “go to” imprint for electronic music connoisseurs. The philosophy of VANDIT follows that of its chief and founder: “No art without artists.”

As one of the most cutting-edge and enduringly innovative labels of the electronic music generation, VANDIT Records stays true to its philosophy ‘No Art Without Artists’. At the start of the 2000s VANDIT made immediate waves releasing a string of now established club classics like Nu-NRG’s ‘Dreamland’, The Thrillseekers’ ‘Synaesthesia’ and Jose Amnesia’s ‘The Eternal’ to name just a few. With an artist talent pool of established names, such as Judge Jules, Alex M.O.R.P.H and founder Paul van Dyk himself as well as lots of gifted younger blood names they keep on bringing high-quality electronic music into the scene.

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="10"]Climax  / Drop / Crescendo / Pay off moment[/item]
 [item value="10"]Intensity, Drive and Energy[/item]
 [item value="10"]Sound-design and Arrangement[/item]
 [item value="10"]Overall Atmosphere[/item]
 [item value="10"]Goosebumps / Shivers moments[/item]
 [item value="10"]Emotional affinity and heartfelt moments[/item]
 [item value="10"]Originality and Inventiveness[/item]
 [item value="10"]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="10"]Alex M.O.R.P.H. & Paul van Dyk - We Are[/item]
 [content title="Summary" label="Overall Score"]Alex M.O.R.P.H. and  Paul van Dyk collaborate for the awesome straight to the point pure uplifting trance beauty called We Are. The track is an energetically charged uplifting trancer that follows the rules and conventions of the beloved genre with superb small breakdown at the beginning with hints of the main melody that lead to the main section with solid grooves, pumping basslines and melodic goodness to die for. The breakdown is sweet and dreamy as it starts with warm cinematic strings and heavenly voices that add certain epic feel to it until the classic Paul van Dyk melody comes to the forefront to give you goosebumps and make you feel totally and utterly excited. The climax will ensure that you will be carried away as high as you can with the wings that only trance music offers to those who believe in the power that comes out when you are together and when we are united right there in the middle of dancefloor. Its number 1 at Beatport Trance Chart! #PureGold Love It [/content]

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