John O'Callaghan and Cold Blue create blissful atmosphere in latest Subculture Compilation – EDM All Day

John O'Callaghan and Cold Blue create blissful atmosphere in latest Subculture Compilation – EDM All Day

The time year has arrived to showcase the current ethos Subculture, ‘s reputable trance imprint. The head honcho elects rising …

The time year has arrived to showcase the current ethos Subculture, ‘s reputable trance imprint. The head honcho elects rising talent , who in the past two years has established himself as a prodigious new addition to the uplifting and tech circuits, to join him in mixing together the two-disc compilation. Together, the two have created what can only be described as bliss, with each mixer contributing a sentimental mix melody and euphoria with a touch edge.

John O’Callaghan opens the mix with an ethereal concoction his own originals, and those his friends and colleagues. His first selections lay strings on heavily, making for a cinematic listen that evokes a new-age orchestral feel. Calmness is attained briefly with Activa’s “Meridian,” before the Irish trance don reaches back into uplifting territory with a bout Craig Connelly, then down into the tech side the spectrum with his recent output, “Next Stop Muddy Waters.”

The second half the compilation doubles as an album sorts for the lauded Cold Blue, who features entirely his personal repertoire in his contribution. Not that this isn’t appreciated; his production abilities are diverse and well-honed, with the German newcomer displaying a particular affinity for crafty melodic arrangement. He reminds listeners his most iconic singles throughout the past year, including “Speed Of Life,” “Once In Time,” and the more recent “Learning To Live.”

 

 

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