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The Best of 2022: A Year in Review

December 2022

It has been an incredible first year for our trance music label. In just 12 months, we have achieved 20 releases, garnered support from the legendary A State of Trance radio show, and had multiple tracks reach the top 10 on Beatport, including collaborations with renowned producers such as Xijaro & Pitch, Darren Porter, Tom Exo, BiXX, and 1st In Line.

In addition to our impressive track record, we have also introduced exciting new initiatives such as Listens Live, a Twitch live show where industry professionals provide feedback on anonymous demo submissions, and Reason Codes, a valuable tool for producers to receive detailed feedback on their tracks.

We are incredibly proud of what we have accomplished in our first year, and we are looking forward to continued growth and success in the future. As supporters and promoters of the finest in trance music, we are excited to see what the next year will bring.


Rising Stars: New Artists to Watch in Trance.

As a highly skilled American producer and DJ, 1st in Line is a true master of the trance genre. Co-founder of Reason II Rise music and a music executive, he is dedicated to growing his fan base and sharing his passion for trance with the world. With a passion for emotive melodies, powerful vocals, and driving beats, he has captivated audiences around the world with his incredible music. Beginning his production journey in 2016, 1st in Line has quickly risen to the top of the trance scene, earning accolades such as being featured on Raz Nitzan's Trance 2020 compilation and winning the Beatport Producer Challenge in 2020. A true artist and innovator, 1st in Line continues to push the boundaries of trance music, creating electrifying tracks that are sure to get any dance floor moving.

The Trance Community: Highlights and Insights from the Scene

2020 was a challenging year for the trance music scene, with the COVID-19 pandemic shutting down clubs and festivals around the world. However, despite the difficult circumstances, the trance community has remained resilient and determined, finding new ways to come together and support each other.

One of the standout developments of the past year has been the rise of online platforms and virtual events, which have provided a much-needed lifeline for artists and fans alike. From live streams and DJ sets to virtual festivals and online communities, the trance scene has embraced technology and found new ways to connect and share the music that we love.

This has been a difficult time for everyone, but it has also brought about a renewed sense of community and connection in the trance scene. As we look towards the future, there is a sense of hope and optimism that we can continue to build on this momentum and create a vibrant and thriving trance community.

The pandemic has taught us that even in the darkest of times, the power of music and community can provide a beacon of light and a reason to rise. As we move forward, let us continue to support each other and the music that we love, and together, we will create a bright future for the trance scene.

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  • Trance music has always been known for its emotive melodies, driving beats, and passionate fans. In recent years, there has been a shift in the way that music is produced, with an increasing focus on social media and online platforms. This has opened the door for a new generation of trance producers who are using these platforms to share their music and connect with fans.

    As a result, there are many talented and exciting new producers emerging on the trance scene. These producers are using social media and online platforms to share their music and build their careers, and they are starting to gain recognition and support from fans and industry professionals alike.

    Here are five up-and-coming trance producers to watch out for in 2022:

    • 1st In Line: A passionate and talented producer who is dedicated to creating music for the true trance fans.
    • BiXX: A rising star who is known for his emotive melodies and driving beats.
    • Xijaro & Pitch: A dynamic duo who are making waves in the trance community with their powerful tracks.
    • Tom Exo: An exciting new producer who is known for his innovative and forward-thinking approach to trance music.
    • Darren Porter: A veteran producer who is still at the top of his game, with a string of hit tracks and a dedicated following.

    These are just a few of the many talented producers who are making their mark on the trance scene. With their passion, talent, and dedication, they are helping to shape the future of trance music and bring it to new audiences around the world.


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So what's next?

In 2023, our main focus will be on growing the Reason II Rise community and building a utopia for trance fans and producers. To achieve this goal, we need the support of our followers, fans, and the trance community at large. We are seeking both financial support and active participation in our initiatives, such as Listens Live and Reason Codes.

As we continue to grow and evolve, our aim is to create a thriving hub for all things trance, where fans can connect with each other and with the producers who create the music they love. We believe that by working together and supporting each other, we can create a truly special community where the best in trance music can thrive.

We are excited for the opportunities and challenges that 2023 will bring, and we look forward to working together with our fans and supporters to make Reason II Rise a destination for trance lovers around the world.

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