Against the Tide

by Aaron Waters

As a longtime dance music fan, trance and progressive mostly, I really enjoyed compilations like Magik, Northern Exposure, Forbidden Paradise, Boundaries Of Imagination and Trancemaster series in the past. Simple effective soulful dance music which takes you on a journey. Nowadays there is glad-fully great (underground) modern-produced trance & progressive available on a few labels, but I noticed I always grab back to my classics playlist from time to time for the (what they say) Golden Trance/Progressive Era, from 1996-2004. I personally love that spacey, atmospheric trancy sounds a lot, also dreamy textures,choirs and no extreme long breakdowns. You will find similar sounds on this album referring to that period mentioned above. So the last two years I dedicated myself to make an oldskool progressive and trance album and the result is here with 25 tracks on the (double) album Against The Tide. I tried to make a divers album with the sounds from the Golden Trance/Progressive Era, 1996-2004. On many labels oldskool progressive trance (and especially the sounds and style) is a bit forgotten and I hope this album will fill in this gap a little bit, sort of. A big thanks to Fuzion Four Records CEO Aaron Waters for giving me the opportunity to release this oldskool progressive and trance album Against The Tide. I really hope people will enjoy this album like I was enjoying making it. All the best -Guido Hermans

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As a longtime dance music fan, trance and progressive mostly, I really enjoyed compilations like Magik, Northern Exposure, Forbidden Paradise, Boundaries Of Imagination and Trancemaster series in the past. Simple effective soulful dance music which takes you on a journey. Nowadays there is glad-fully great (underground) modern-produced trance & progressive available on a few labels, but I noticed I always grab back to my classics playlist from time to time for the (what they say) Golden Trance/Progressive Era, from 1996-2004. I personally love that spacey, atmospheric trancy sounds a lot, also dreamy textures,choirs and no extreme long breakdowns. You will find similar sounds on this album referring to that period mentioned above. So the last two years I dedicated myself to make an oldskool progressive and trance album and the result is here with 25 tracks on the (double) album Against The Tide. I tried to make a divers album with the sounds from the Golden Trance/Progressive Era, 1996-2004. On many labels oldskool progressive trance (and especially the sounds and style) is a bit forgotten and I hope this album will fill in this gap a little bit, sort of. A big thanks to Fuzion Four Records CEO Aaron Waters for giving me the opportunity to release this oldskool progressive and trance album Against The Tide. I really hope people will enjoy this album like I was enjoying making it. All the best -Guido Hermans