Richard Durand and Myon & Shane 54 - In Search of Sunrise 11

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Globetrotting DJ extraordinaire and Master of the Sunrise ceremony, Richard Durand is back to present his fourth installment of the compilation line MIXMAG called “the greatest trance series of them all”. Having previously tracked daybreaks in South Africa and India, with his 2012 Australian edition he shook up the ‘Sunrise’ system, sharing its mix duties for the first time. In 2013 he’s decided to raise the stakes again. For its eleventh excursion the series sharpens the search-field, moving from country to city, as Richard dusk-till-dawns Las Vegas. He’s recruited Hungary’s finest Myon & Shane 54 to the expedition - collectively they’re about to take old Sin City by storm.

Without missing a beat Richard hits the Vegas’ turntables, dealing ‘See Inside’s pacific-harmonics, courtesy of wunderkind Niko Pavlidis. Harmonizing a lower tempo with cooler atmospherics, the glacial translucence of Silence Groove’s ‘Hanging In The Air’ writes breakbeat code into the mix. The series’ knack of card-marking the hottest new trance producers’ music before the season starts continues... Nu-blood studio hounds like AWD, Joshi, The Flyers and Craving stack ISOS’ pack, delivering a straight flush of Strip-raiding moments. ISOS: 11 counterweights its newcomer talent by hooking in plenty of big whalin’, high roller producers too. Ferry Corsten & Giuseppe Ottaviani, BT, Andain and (naturally) Richard himself strike gold time after time with a hot streak of tracks including ‘Magenta’, ‘You Once Told Me’ and ‘Running On Empty’.     

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 “With electronic music in States having changed so momentously over the last couple of years, there really was only one choice when it came to the country for 2013’s ‘Search’. I’ve selected Las Vegas to be the focus point, as it’s a place I’ve seen the sun come up many times over. This album though is as much about the bigger East-to-West coast picture. It’s a celebration of everything that’s great musically about L.V. and the USA at large.”  – Richard Durand
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In its early stages Mix 2 of ‘Las Vegas’ flips a run of progressive aces. The likes of Alex O’Rion, Johan Malmgren and Durand’s own studio-ware brings epic melodic and increasingly atmospheric sound phases to the table. Further in, music from stateside producers like George Acosta, Steve Kaetzel and others unlock yet more sonic space to the mix. House wins, but for a moment with Moonbeam’s ‘Madness’ and Boom Jinx, Maor Levi & Ashley Tomberline’s ‘When You Loved Me’, tossing a moodier deuce of wildcards in. Around the midpoint Richard pulls yet another ace from his sleeve with ‘In Search of Sunrise 11’s seismically registering anthem. Recorded alongside Ukrainian pair Eximinds, ‘Las Vegas’ opens Mix 2’s thrusters wide, setting it on course for its edge-of-the-seat climax. As Jace Williams ‘Hope & Pray’ and Falcon’s ‘Haybusa’ let the tech-trance juice ride, Columbia’s KhoMha releases the pitch-sirens on Cosmic Gate’s ‘Storm Chaser’, cashing the mix out in ground shaking fashion.   

With Richard’s own Vegas takedown complete, the Dutchman splits the compilation’s deck, bringing Myon & Shane 54 to the table. They frontload their first ‘Search’ with the rolling drums, guitar-flecked riffs and the mellifluous vocals of their latest showstoppers ‘Hurricane’ and ‘Light’. Bringing the big ISOS guns to bear is the free-fall lament of Above & Beyond’s ‘Alchemy’ and Audien’s breakout hit ‘Wayfarer’, which ups the mix’s ante again.

Of their first ISOS trip Myon & Shane 54 said: “We had quite big shoes to fill but making this mix was a true labour of love. Musically there was one goal we had in mind: continuing the classic series in terms of style, mood and depth, regardless of what musical trends or genres might dictate to a regular mix CD.”  

Dexterously weaving in harmonic, euphoric, progressive and even housey elements into ‘Sunrise’s game, neophyte producers like Mike Danis, LTN and The Madison roll the mix a long run of sixes. With the stakes at house limits, Myon & Shane go all-in, turning the last cards to reveal a purpose-built new/classic mash-up of Tiësto legendary ‘Just Be’ and Juventa’s Vegas riffing ‘The Strip’.

Track list

  • 01
    4:08
    See Inside (Richard Durand's In Search of Sunrise Remix)
    By Niko Pavlidis featuring ROW
  • 02
    7:42
    Hanging in the Air
    By Silence Groove
  • 03
    7:22
    Nightlight (Santerna Remix)
    By Sydney Blu, JD and Betsie Larkin
  • 04
    6:58
    Kingfisher
    By Joshi
  • 05
    6:22
    Heart Breaking
    By Max Roelse & Two Killers featuring Ange
  • 06
    6:40
    Ester
    By The Flyers
  • 07
    7:24
    I Loved You
    By Steve Kaetzel featuring Emma Lock
  • 08
    4:07
    In Time (Radio Edit)
    By AWD
  • 09
    7:08
    Running On Empty (Richard Durand's In Search of Sunrise Edit)
    By Richard Durand and Neev Kennedy
  • 10
    7:09
    Krysta
    By Rocking J and Pedro Del Mar
  • 11
    6:19
    Skin & Bones
    By Andy Duguid & Julie Thompson
  • 12
    7:04
    New Universe
    By Stas Isometrica featuring Edward Lytkin
  • 13
    7:08
    Pontius Pilate (Lence & Pluton Remix)
    By Tamra Keenan
  • 14
    6:53
    Flare
    By Craving
  • 15
    5:33
    Magenta
    By Giuseppe Ottaviani with Ferry Corsten
  • 16
    9:00
    You Once Told Me (Walsh & McAuley Remix)
    By Andain
  • 17
    3:10
    These Dreams (Richard Durand's In Search of Sunrise Remix)
    By George Acosta featuring Shakeh
  • 18
    6:23
    Floe (Alex O'Rion Remix)
    By Steve Kaetzel
  • 19
    7:07
    Every Other Way (Johan Malmgren Remix)
    By BT featuring JES
  • 20
    7:18
    Madness (Exclusive Club Mix)
    By Moonbeam featuring Avis Vox
  • 21
    6:52
    Cala Conta
    By Cyre
  • 22
    6:14
    When You Loved Me
    By Boom Jinx, Maor Levi and Ashley Tomberlin
  • 23
    3:06
    Never Maybe (Radio Edit)
    By Sequentia presents Daniel Garrick
  • 24
    6:35
    One More Time (Walsh & McAuley Dub Mix)
    By Motif featuring Naemi Joy
  • 25
    5:49
    Hold Me Now (Pedro Del Mar & DoubleV Instrumental Remix)
    By Pedro Del Mar and Spark7 featuring Jane Kumada
  • 26
    8:12
    Summer Inside
    By Meridian
  • 27
    5:53
    Las Vegas (In Search of Sunrise Anthem, Original Mix)
    By Richard Durand & Eximinds
  • 28
    5:37
    Don't Look Back
    By Alex O'Rion
  • 29
    6:16
    Sunstar
    By Tom8 vs. Luke Ryan
  • 30
    6:44
    Hope & Pray
    By Jace Williams
  • 31
    9:06
    Lifelines
    By Allen Watts
  • 32
    3:52
    Hayabusa (Radio Edit)
    By Falcon
  • 33
    5:13
    Storm Chaser (KhoMha Remix)
    By Cosmic Gate
  • 34
    3:39
    Hurricane (Radio Edit)
    By Myon & Shane 54 featuring Amy Pearson
  • 35
    7:14
    Up
    By Michael Myers and Astrid Suryanto
  • 36
    3:32
    Lights (Cole Plante Radio Edit)
    By Myon & Shane 54 and Aruna
  • 37
    6:00
    Wayfarer
    By Audien
  • 38
    9:07
    Alchemy (Myon & Shane 54 Redemption Mix)
    By Above & Beyond featuring Zoë Johnston
  • 39
    4:01
    Are You Gonna Love Me (Radio Edit)
    By Mike Danis
  • 40
    6:14
    When You Loved Me
    By Boom Jinx, Maor Levi and Ashley Tomberlin
  • 41
    6:57
    Get On the Move
    By Moonbeam featuring Pryce Oliver
  • 42
    3:51
    City of LIghts (Radio Edit)
    By LTN
  • 43
    3:41
    We Are True (Radio Edit)
    By Mike Danis
  • 44
    4:22
    Outshine (Radio Edit)
    By Myon & Shane 54 and Natalie Peris
  • 45
    3:52
    Copycat (Radio Edit)
    By The Madison
  • 46
    3:48
    Banger (Radio Edit)
    By Coe
  • 47
    3:50
    Stella Polare (Radio Edit)
    By Juventa
  • 48
    6:27
    Vampire (Eximinds Extended Edit)
    By Myon & Shane 54 featuring Carrie Skipper
  • 49
    3:26
    What Happens There (Radio Edit)
    By SNR
  • 50
    3:53
    The Strip (Radio Edit)
    By Juventa
  • 51
    3:11
    Just Be (Radio Edit)
    By Tiësto featuring Kirsty Hawkshaw
  • 52
    5:16
    Sailing Stones (Myon & Shane 54 Ambient Mix)
    By Myon & Shane 54
  • 53
    72:26
    In Search of Sunrise 11 Mix 1
    By Richard Durand
  • 54
    71:48
    In Search of Sunrise 11 Mix 2
    By Richard Durand
  • 55
    77:36
    In Search of Sunrise 11 Mix 3
    By Myon & Shane 54