Ferry Corsten and Trance Wax have released a collaborative single.
Dutch trance legend Ferry Corsten is no stranger to collaborations, and his latest in the ongoing UNITY project, alongside Belfast-born Ejeca's Trance Wax moniker, is one of his best yet.
Titled 'Black Lion' and released via Corsten's own Flashover Recordings, the single follows the producers UNITY tracks with Ciaran McAuley and Purple Haze, and marks Trance Wax's second EP under the alias following an Anjunabeats drop this year.
Taking classics from trance’s golden age and recontextualising them for the modern dancefloor? In the wrong hands, this concept could spell danger: crass, overly nostalgic and about as necessary or appropriate as an EDM reboot of Human Traffic. In the right hands, though, there’s a whole new lifecycle and exciting set of dots to join. Less of a recontextualisation, more an entirely new context; it’s a story that now goes two generations deep, it maps the changes in dancefloor culture and it marks a much broader musical shift in electronic music in general.
“I find the breakbeat brings things down a level, it’s easier to slow things down that way,” says McCartney, who tends to describe Trance Wax as a breakbeat act rather than a trance act. It makes sense; the whole reason for this project is versatility. Trance Wax isn’t about nostalgia, or trance for trance’s sake. It’s about bringing certain aspects of it back into the mix because they work, they’re relevant and worth revisiting.
Boardmasters has announced the second wave of artists to play the festival, which runs from Wednesday 8th to Sunday 12th August on Fistral Beach in Cornwall.
Booka Shade, Dusky, Best of British nominees Trance Wax, Grandmaster Flash and more are all set to spin.
The new additions also include DJ Zinc b2b MJ Cole, Will Clarke, Shadow Child and more. You can check out the full line-up below.
The new acts join headliners The Chemical Brothers, who were announced in November.