With the summer season in full effect, there have been few cities that have been as lucky as New York. With superstar DJs coming, every weekend playing at all the hottest spots, Governor’s Beach Club has been no exception. Just two weeks after Laidback Luke’s smashing Super You & Me, trance heavyweights Dash Berlin and Tritonal brought their own unique brands of melodic and progressive trance to the island.
As Tritonal -the American trance duo of Chad Cisneros and Dave Reed- began their set, it was clear they had come with a spirit of fun, and celebration. Mixing a wide variety progressive house, big room house, trance, and progressive trance, Tritonal exuded a stage presence that’s often missing from today’s acts; (and they don’t do the infamous Jesus pose!) In addition to dropping medleys of their own tunes such as “Everafter,” they also brought Armin Van Buuren’s “We Are Here To Make Some Noise“, Oceanlab’s “Breaking Ties“, Alesso and Ingrosso’s “Calling (Losing My Mind)“, Ferry Corsten’s “Punk“, and even Porter Robinson’s “Language” (a track that has been played at nearly every event this summer). Throughout their set, Chad and Dave engaged the crowd, whether by their stellar track selection or engendering a sense of patriotism; waiving an American flag to the roars and cheers of “USA! USA!” And although the entire set was electrifying from start to finish, perhaps the most goosebump-inducing moment came as the sun set, and the entire crowed sang along to Above & Beyond’s lead single, “Sun & Moon” The unique atmosphere that comes with a trance show was infectious was viral, as everyone knew every word, bringing the night up to a whole new level.
Following Tritonal’s masterful show, the main headliner Dash Berlin would take the stage. From the getgo, it was clear that Berlin was ready to party. Following Tritonal’s model, Berlin played a varying range of styles and “dashups” that had the crowed entranced. With records like Dirtysouth’s remix of Miike Snow’s “The Wave“, Gareth Emery’s “Concrete Angel“, Above & Beyond’s “On My Wat To Heaven“, Porter Robinson’s “Language” (yes, the both played it), a dashup of Nero and Zombie Nation, or even a performance of “Better Half of Me” with Jonathan Mendelsohn’s live vocal performance, the night was special. Even with the special live vocals, the essence of the night was captured as Dash dropped a dashup with Coldplay’s hit, “Fix You” and once again, the entire crowed entranced, sang along, and again to tracks such as Avicii’s “Fade Into Darkness“, or Dash’s own “Waiting“.
All in all, the event was quite successful and the #trancefamily was out in full effect. The uniqueness of trance shows is quite special, and this was the kind of night that showed why.
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