Richard Durand with Lange - In Search of Sunrise 12 - Dubai

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Having sought the sun-up in Sin City last year, 2014 sees Richard Durand take the ‘Search’ in the opposite direction, to a place ever increasingly tagged “the Vegas of the East”. The most gleaming emirate of them all, Dubai is as famous for its cloud-piercing skyscrapers as it is its super-expanse deserts. It’s also supports an electronic music ecosystem that’s surpassed ‘flourishing’ and long since hit ‘overdrive’, boasting huge crowd-pull festivals, a thriving underground studio scene, dedicated EDM sites by the dozen and its own monthly dance mag.

Reflecting new clubbing principalities has historically been key to ‘Sunrise’s genetic. Richard’s fifth trip since taking the fiesta over from Tiësto, the excursion East sees the man from Amsterdam join forces with UK trance maestro Lange. The album follows in the fine traditions of the series by tapping the most creative, edge-cutting trance at its studio source. From there the pair have harmonically and seamlessly mixed ‘Sunrise’s Class of 2014 into three mixes that will again act as summer’s trance barometer. And this year, with ‘Dubai’, that’s reading hotter than ever.

Of the latest in the mix-comp series, Richard says: “I think the only real surprise that comes with this year’s ‘In Search of Sunrise’ destination is that it hasn’t come sooner. Dance music has broken out in so many areas since I took over mixing the album, that’s it’s been a mission in itself to keep up! Dubai is a place I’ve played many times now and somewhere I know I’ll never get tired of coming back to. People go out of their way to find great music, great nights and great experiences here. It’s that passion, dedication and selectivity that I’m trying to reflect by shining ‘Search’s light on the emirate”.

Reflecting everything from its mirrored high-rise cosmopolita to the heat refracted sandy shimmer, I.S.O.S. 12’s audio skilfully captures both the essence and heartbeat of Dubai’s DNA. Richard & Lange’s shared mission to bring its tracklist one album-exclusive after another has resulted in 200+ mixed-minutes of incredible music. Richard’s first mix initially comes quartered in the trance-progressive provinces. Azotti feat. Bagga Bownz’s ‘Day And Night’ and Talamanca’s ‘Ocean Drive’ soundscape its beatific intro, before Laura Aqua’s bowed-but-unbroken vocals on Jeremy Vancaulart & Assaf’s ‘The Space Between’ turn up the emotional wattage. From there ‘Dubai’s shades & patterns undulate from the trance-tropic (Sean Tyas’ ‘Take A Moment’, RAM’s ‘Epic’ and others) to hothousers like Somna & Yang’s ‘Chasing Stars’. Adding to his own lucent album overture, Richard adds the purpose-built Tech of ‘Shield Of Faith’ to the mix’s midsection and the spicy ‘Sambuca’ to its closeout.

Dawning every bit as bright, the second mix brings fresh-cut music like Ira’s ‘Don’t Tell Me’ (vocalled by the aptly christened Paulina Dubaj), ‘Forever In Our Hearts’ from Holland’s Ruben De Ronde and, adding deeper, more eclectic tones, Moonbeam’s ‘I Go On’. Alex O’Rion heats up on ‘Cocoa’, whilst High5 feat. Nanje Nowack ‘Ten Thousand Suns’ and ‘Karma’ from Hungary’s Sunny Lax keep things equally as thermal. Tying off his 2014 Sunrise quest, Richard works in ‘The Inquisitor’ from the on-fire Driftmoon (marking the pair’s second appearance after ‘Luminance’), the pure driven trance of Elfsong’s ‘Seldarine’ and Amir Hussian & Allen Watts equally flammable ‘Step Into My World’.

After recruiting Myon & Shane 54 to his Las Vegas ‘Search’ last year, for 2014 Richard has invited none other than Lange to guest mix the third and final ‘Dubai’ disc. Over 80 minutes he brings together both the best of the underground with music from some of its scene-wide legends. I.S.O.S. forefather Tiësto’s ‘Just Be’ (in its newly reworked Kris O'Neil form), Andy Moor’s ‘Fade To Light’, ‘Out Of Coverage’ by Bobina and his own remake of ‘A Different Shade Of Crazy’ are just some of the big-name highs. Newer production names shine just as bright, as music from Tangle, Johnny Yono, Danilo Ercole, Dimension and others define and refine Lange’s ‘Dubai’ vision.

‘In Search Of Sunrise 12: Dubai Mixed by Richard Durand & Lange’ brings what MIXMAG calls “the greatest trance series of them all” a new level high.

Track list

  • 01
    2:13
    Dubai Desert Fish (Intro Mix)
    By Richard Durand
  • 02
    4:50
    Day and Night (Radio Edit)
    By Azotti featuring Bagga Bownz
  • 03
    8:56
    The Space Between
    By Jeremy Vancaulart, Assaf featuring Laura Aqui
  • 04
    6:40
    Ocean Drive (Savid Remix)
    By Talamanca
  • 05
    4:05
    Chasing Stars (Radio Edit)
    By Somna & Yang featuring Michele C.
  • 06
    5:52
    Whatever You Like
    By Kam Delight
  • 07
    4:00
    Shield of Faith (Radio Edit)
    By Richard Durand & Cynthia Hall
  • 08
    6:54
    Lost Soul
    By NoMosk & Roman Messer featuring Christina Novelli
  • 09
    5:21
    Take a Moment (Edit)
    By Sean Tyas
  • 10
    3:49
    Higher (Hazem Beltagui Radio Edit)
    By Rafael Frost & Jennifer Rene
  • 11
    6:43
    Luminance (Original Mix)
    By Driftmoon
  • 12
    3:46
    Epic (Radio Edit)
    By RAM
  • 13
    8:46
    Come With Me
    By Ronny K. vs. Ren
  • 14
    6:41
    Sambuca
    By Richard Durand
  • 15
    4:12
    Sphinx (Edit)
    By Faruk Sabanci & James Dymond
  • 16
    78:05
    In Search of Sunrise 12 Mix 1
    By Richard Durand
  • 17
    1:53
    Atlantis (Intro Mix)
    By Richard Durand
  • 18
    8:12
    Eve
    By Gai Barone
  • 19
    3:49
    Better in Time (Radio Edit)
    By IRA & Paulina Dubaj
  • 20
    8:10
    Forever in Our Hearts (David Broaders Remix)
    By Ruben de Ronde
  • 21
    7:14
    I Go On
    By Moonbeam featuring Polina Griffith
  • 22
    6:32
    Cocoa (Trance Mix)
    By Alex O'Rion
  • 23
    5:43
    Ten Thousand Suns
    By High 5 featuring Nanje Nowack
  • 24
    4:25
    Into the Light (Edit)
    By Adam Kancerski featuring Aneym
  • 25
    4:18
    Karma (Edit)
    By Sunny Lax
  • 26
    7:02
    Imagination (Cold Rush Remix)
    By Roman Messer featuring Ange
  • 27
    4:20
    The Inquisitor (Edit)
    By Driftmoon
  • 28
    6:26
    Beyond Horizons
    By ReOrder
  • 29
    8:31
    Seldarine (Original Mix)
    By Elfsong
  • 30
    3:32
    Step Into My World (Radio Edit)
    By Amir Hussain & Allen Watts
  • 31
    3:18
    On Her Behalf (Radio Edit)
    By Dimension
  • 32
    7:39
    Amatoria
    By Ferrin & Morris
  • 33
    78:36
    In Search of Sunrise 12 Mix 2
    By Richard Durand
  • 34
    8:31
    Contact
    By Danilo Ercole
  • 35
    6:14
    Hussar
    By Max Freegrant & Matrey
  • 36
    6:46
    Just Be (Kris O'Neil Remix)
    By Tiësto featuring Kirsty Hawkshaw
  • 37
    6:06
    Verano
    By Dimension
  • 38
    3:53
    The Recluse (Radio Edit)
    By Johnny Yono
  • 39
    3:37
    Fade to Light (Radio Edit)
    By Andy Moor
  • 40
    8:07
    Quantum (Future Disciple Remix I)
    By Bissen
  • 41
    3:35
    Carnivale (Radio Edit)
    By Michael Badal
  • 42
    2:11
    Firebird (Radio Edit)
    By Tangle
  • 43
    5:26
    Hey! While the Sun Shines
    By Lange presents LNG
  • 44
    5:32
    History
    By Andy Duguid featuring Jaren
  • 45
    6:44
    Never Far
    By Ari Kyle & Audioscape featuring Simon Latham
  • 46
    3:34
    Vilnius (Radio Edit)
    By Anske
  • 47
    6:25
    Out of Coverage
    By Bobina
  • 48
    3:39
    Dreamcatcher (Radio Edit)
    By Anske
  • 49
    4:03
    A Different Shade of Crazy (Lange vs Refracture Breaks Mashup Radio Edit)
    By Lange
  • 50
    3:38
    Zeal (In Search of Sunrise Radio Edit)
    By Mateusz
  • 51
    3:34
    Melbourne (Radio Edit)
    By David Gravell
  • 52
    74:19
    In Search of Sunrise 12 Mix 3
    By Lange