You've probably heard the rumours, and no doubt you heard the first single on Armin's ASOT last week; yes, Daniel Kandi and Phillip Alpha are launching their own Enhanced sublabel, Always Alive Recordings.
Named after Daniel's supersonic radio show, Always Alive continues Demarks No. 1 Trance star Daniel Kandi and his sidekick Phillip Alpha's rapid rise in the world of Trance. Responsible for some of the biggest tracks and remixes on Enhanced over the past years, not to mention a whole host of chart topping, dancefloor destroying productions across some of the other luminary labels, this duo definitely know how to make hit after hit, and have quietly mentored some of the brightest talents to hit the scene in recent times.
Starting an imprint of their own is the logical step according to Daniel; 'we are starting the label because we believe in a lot of the smaller artists and want to help them become established musicians and get a better foothold in the EDM Industry. Furthermore we want to show that we have also established artists releasing quality tracks; this label is really just about good music.' Phillip adds, 'The label is all about the sound and the melodies that Kandi and I appreciate, it's not really a certain style within the Trance genre, but our releases will all be built around happy/uplifting melodies. We have both in recent times been asked to help out some in terms of A&R'ing and this is a good chance to turn it into something of "our own" now that we have a label to work our own sound on'
Launching Always Alive is the fantastic 'Promised' from Daniel Kandi himself - and fans of the tradiditonal Kandi sound will not be disappointed with its irresistible melody. Daniel: 'It was a melody that had been stuck in my mind for quite a while. Back in the summer I met this wonderful German couple that had huge passion for uplifting trance, and they came to me and asked if I could make a track that was dedicated to them, after seeing how much they cared or each other I decided to give it a go and this is the end result. A powerful uplifting trance track dedicated to Dino Biedermann & Mayte Richter who picked the title "Promised".
Promised will be released in January with a remix from Jason Van Wyk.