It's only Monday, but from what we've seen from Beatport's latest releases today, it's going to be a good week for trance music. The first notable track comes from one of the site's featured releases: a collaboration between Luke Bond and Omnia. While both artists have their firm roots in trance, they've developed their careers thus far on similar but separate trajectories. Bond's artistry was at one time closely tied to his fellow UK-bred producer Gareth Emery, but over the past year we've seen him branch out to bring his melodic chord-driven sound to other labels, specifically Armind as we've seen today. Omnia has always been a friend to the Armada imprint, and though his celebrity might be under the radar, his tracks always end up being definitive.
Their work together on "Reflex" has produced a track whose core melody seems inspired by Gareth Emery himself, with an insistent progression and an energy to make the track true to its trance styling, but fill a big room.
Luke Bond & Omnia
Armind / Armada