It was an amazing year for Coldharbour Recordings. The Miami based label did not cut any corners in 2015 as they satisfied the thirst of trance fans with stunning releases. Whether it be in an intimate clubs until the early morning of the next day, or at a festival with thousands of strangers who are connected by the same beat, or at home for your own convenience, the sounds of Coldharbour was there helping people groove. Just in case you missed it, Black Hole Recordings made it easy to enjoy the top Coldharbour Recordings tracks of last year. The list of future favorites does not disappoint as it contains elements of progressive, dark, uplifting and everything in between.
The list contains a great number of talents. Fisherman & Hawkins, who destroyed the ceilings of dance floors with “Skypunch”, and Klauss Goulart, stealing hearts with his hit “Bashert (We’ll Meet Again)”, are some of the recognizable names on the list. Then there’s a new rising stars under the Coldharbour banner like UK’s Arkham Knights, rocking the world with their hit “Knightfall”, and Chicago’s Dave Neven, letting dancers everywhere know that the world could use more cowbells with his single “Drifter”.
To ask me to rank those 20 tracks and choose my favorite would be a crime against trance music. I would be lying if I said that I didn’t put one or two or 20 of those songs on repeat as I went on a run or cleaned the house. Plus, beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. I’m sure that applies to ears, as well, or something. So give this compilation a listen and arrange your own list of which track tugs at your heartstrings the most. With so much to choose from, it’s ok to be lost and confused, I know I was.
‘Coldharbour Recordings Best of 2015 Top 20’ is available on Beatport or iTunes.
The duo New World Punx (aka Markus Schulz and Ferry Corsten) released their latest track “Memories” today, March 9th, via ‘New World Punx Music’ through Black Hole Recordings. Featuring the emotionally charged voice of Cara Salimando, this is the New World Punx’s first official vocal track. Prior to the release, New World Punx has been busy road testing this single during their recent solo and joint sets worldwide. This track is will clearly dominate their sets over the coming months during the 2015 festival season including their recently confirmed appearance at Coachella 2015.
New World Punx (aka Markus Schulz and Ferry Corsten) were recently confirmed to perform at Coachella 2015. In advance of the festival they’ve teamed up with Coachella to offer their fans a sneak preview of their newest single “Memories” featuring Cara Salimando on vocals. This is the first official vocal track from New World Punx. They’ve been busy road testing this single during their recent solo and joint sets worldwide. This track is will clearly dominate their sets over the coming months during the 2015 festival season. “Memories” will be released on March 9th via ‘New World Punx Music’ through Black Hole Recordings.
Spanning 200 releases over the past decade, IDMA-nominated Coldharbour Recordings has captured the hearts and imagination of many fans within the electronica domain. And its storied tale undertakes a new chapter beginning in 2015 – joining the family at Black Hole distribution.
The label, founded by DJ Times & Pioneer America’s Best DJ for 2014, Markus Schulz, has been heralded for its quality of releases through various genres, combined with the talent contained by its roster depth. Along with being the home of the Miami native’s appraised singles (the latest being the incredible Winter Kills Me featuring Lady V), talents such as KhoMha, Grube & Hovsepian, Nifra, M.I.K.E. Push, Mr. Pit and Rex Mundi continue to prominently feature in the playlists of many top-tiered DJs.
Black Hole Recordings, already housing Markus’ New World Punx Music label alongside Ferry Corsten, boasts a rich history of success and adulation in our scene. Their strategy and efforts will further increase Coldharbour’s continued development, with more label event nights coming than ever before.
The partnership begins in January, and among the first releases is the anthemic Skypunch by Dutch duo Fisherman & Hawkins. This will be complimented with EPs from Danilo Ercole and Solid Stone, and the centrepiece of the label will focus on Markus’ exciting project spanning the entire year – dedicating a new production each and every month to a particular city of inspiration.
This is bound to be nothing short of amazing.
January 19: Markus Schulz – Bayfront (Miami)
January 26: Fisherman & Hawkins – Skypunch
February 09: Markus Schulz Pres. Coldharbour Selections: Part 38
The wind storm that shut down Electric Daisy Carnival 2012 brings back memories for Markus Schulz fans because the festival was shut down during his set. Markus Schulz has some unfinished business and now KhoMha is attached to the topic with a remix of Storm Chaser by Cosmic Gate that was named after the wind storm.
You’ve heard this track before but today you’ve learned where the name came from if you didn’t already know. The track is available for purchase today, May 13, 2013 exclusively on Beatport.