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Guest Reviews: Alex Wright's January 2017, Top 5 Trance Encounters

The very talented UK based dj and producer Alex Wright, who has  releases on top labels like Always Alive, Levitated Music, Sundance, Veritas recordings, Blue Soho, and Emergent Shores with support from the biggest trance djs in the world including Armin van Buuren, Ferry Corsten and many more every month selects and reviews his Top 5 tracks of each month ahead of his radio show Trance Encounters that is streamed on 1mix radio every 1st Friday of every month with great success and big following. Exclusively for 1mix radio and Flux BPM Online Alex Wright chooses his top 5 trance encounters for January 2017. Alex Wright has studied extensively music production and he holds BSc degree in Audio & Recording Technology from De Montfort University, Leicester (DMU). Enjoy reading what he has to comment on each release with his knowledge as producer and DJ and of course put in your diary a reminder to not miss his radio show on 1mix radio.

Dan Stone - Colorado Avenue [Future Sound Of Egypt]

Alex Wright Review: Dan Stone has hit some high level chart success to start his 2017 off with a bang, 'Colorado Avenue' has a hot, steamy, mirage feeling to it with his trademark floaty reverb tails and soft yet punchy percussion. Overall Mark: 8/10

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Daniel Kandi Vs Witness45 - Yangtze River [Always Alive Recordings]

Alex Wright Review: Another collaboration with a lesser-known name than himself, 'Yangtze River' with Witness45 has that dreamy atmosphere that I miss dearly when it comes to well-produced trance. The warm, detuned, and sidechained bassline is refreshing to my ears on top of the melancholy vocal chops and evocative chord progression. The main melody has an awesome oriental vibe to it and is built unconventionally with excellent, unique tonality. Overall Mark: 10/10

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Nx-Trance - Swash [Mysterious Station]

Alex Wright Review: From quite a low-key label which releases a bomb or two every now and again, Mysterious Station present the Blackout release by Nx-Trance. Swash was my favourite, with a pacey, techy groove and dramatic, melancholic mood that is expressed expertly through top-class sound design. Overall Mark: 8/10

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Orla Feeney & Kristina Sky - Crestfallen [Extrema Global Music]

Alex Wright Review: Female producers Orla Feeney and Kristina Sky team up together on Manuel Le Saux's Exrtema Global Music label to create this steadily-moving, perfectly balanced track which plays on warm stereo FX and a tantalising main lead melody. Very delicious stuff from these two which sits very nicely on the ears. Overall Mark: 7/10
Zack Mia - Black Dawn [Digital Society Recordings]

Alex Wright Review: Having collaborated with Daniel Kandi on the fabulous 'Sector 7' last year, I had my eye on Zack Mia since with his recent releases on Enhanced Music sublabel Digital Society Recordings. Here is his latest one 'Black Dawn' which has a brilliantly rounded-off sound and a huge uplifting main melody. A very gracious and beautiful track that is simple and effective from the South African. Overall Mark: 9/10

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▼ Connect with Zack Mia:

▼ Connect with Digital Society Recordings:
Web: http://enhancedmusic.com
Spotify: http://enhan.co/DSR-SP
Beatport: http://enhan.co/DSR-Beatport
Facebook: http://enhan.co/DigitalSocietyFacebook
Twitter: http://enhan.co/DSR-Twitter
SoundCloud: http://enhan.co/DSR-SC

Don't miss Alex's Wright Trance Encounters on 1mix radio every 1st Friday of the month from 20.00-21.00 for the very best in trance and progressive. If you wish Alex to feature your track in his show and reviews or to book him for your next trance event please email him: alex_dj[at]live[dot]co[dot]uk

Latest Alex Wright releases:

Gerome feat. Cassandra Grey - Into the Unknown (Alex Wright Remix) [Emergent Music]

● Connect with Emergent Skies:
Web: www.emergentmusic.ca
Facebook: bit.ly/Skies-FB
Twitter: bit.ly/Emergent-TW
SoundCloud: bit.ly/Emergent-SC
Youtube: bit.ly/Emergent-YT
Spotify: bit.ly/Emergent-SP
Instagram: bit.ly/Emergent-IG

DJ T.H. feat. Alisha Nauth - Lost In Me (Alex Wright Remix) [Entrancing Music]

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Mike Squillo & Alex Wright - Mikasa [Always Alive / Available 10.02.2017]

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▼ Connect with Mike Squillo:

▼ Connect with Always Alive Recordings:
Web: alwaysaliverecordings.com
Spotify: enhan.co/AlwaysAliveSpotify
Beatport: enhan.co/AlwayaAliveBeatport
Facebook: enhan.co/AlwaysAliveFacebook
Twitter: enhan.co/AlwaysAliveTwitter
SoundCloud: enhan.co/AlwaysAliveSoundCloud

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