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Moonbeam - The Random

Early 2013 will see Moonbeam - Russia's most prolific EDM duo - surmount their greatest career challenge to date. 'The Random' represents not only the group's fourth extraordinary artist album, but also their first original film score. Soundtracking the directorial debut of the Moonbeam's Pavel Khaleev, it brings together 12 enigmatic original tracks alongside 10 floor-flaming club renditions. Featuring Moonbeam's unique vocal ensemble, on board are the singer-songwriter talents of Avis Vox, Leusin, Aelyn, Blackfeel Wite, Matvey Emerson and others. An authentic 'first' for a trance act, both audibly and visually you've never experienced anything quite like 'The Random'.

"With its exacting production, stunning FX, moody, beautiful songs, dreamscape synthery and add-in movie appeal, 'The Random' has the makings of a game-changer for Moonbeam" – 10/10 - Album of the Month, Mixmag - Feb 2013

Among the first acts to graduate internationally from Russia's thriving EDM scene, over the course of the last decade Pavel and Vitaly Khaleev have passed numerous musical landmarks together. Most recently they completed their 200th studio production, whilst their latest single ('You Win Me') scored the 500th release milestone on the award-winning Black Hole Recordings label. With the release of 'The Random' though they realize of one of their greatest collective aspirations… their first film score.

Vitaly Khaleev says: "over our last two albums ('Around The World' and 'The Secret') both Pavel and I consciously and subconsciously have included cinematic influences in our music. Scoring a film is something many producers dream of doing, but few get the chance. When Pavel got the go ahead for his film, we both knew that this is an opportunity for Moonbeam too good to miss."

Two halves to form a whole... A 2XCD release 'The Random' opens with its film score versions. Across twelve tracks of cryptic lyrics, ethereal tones and spellbinding vocals, they amplify and electrify the movie's otherworldly central theme. Mounted on skipping breakbeats Polish singer Jacob A adds a soulful, searching lean to 'Only You', while on the beatless magnificence of 'Madness', Avis Vox delivers a bewitching mix of Russian verse and English chorus.

Following what DJ Mag called her "incredible, intoxicating" turn on last year's 'Daydream', Muscovite singer-songwriter Leusin delivers again with 'Flight'. Backed by folk-ish guitar strums and slow rolling pianos & drums, the track burns up the atmosphere. On 'Alive' atmosphere skirts closer to atmosfear, as ominous strings, frayed sub-riffs and darker minded FX cast their spell. Offsetting them are the elevating melodies of 'You Win Me' and glacial chimes of the aptly titled 'Dark to Light', which equalise the mood. Collectively 'Little Monster', 'The Fatal Thread' and 'Sun Went Down' transits the OST into its closing stage, perfectly capturing the film's metaphorical, sci-fi-come-supernatural storyline.

"Many artists - trance and otherwise - cite their music as being filmic, movielike or cinematically styled. With 'The Random', Moonbeam take that to the literal level." - Mixmag "Our absolute endgame with this album was duality", says Pavel. "A long-player that is every bit as capable of developing atmosphere in a cinema as it is delivering big room moments in a club. Nothing else will do."

Here come the drums... From the first neuron homing synth line and distorted growl of disc 2's opening track 'Awaking', be in no doubt that 'The Random' has shifted its aim. Heading floor-bound at speed, the postmodern house synths of 'The Raven', the New Order-ish keys (& riveting Blackfeel Wite sung vocals) of 'Together' and the dark sonic matter of 'Heavy Rain' relocate the release to the heart of the dancefloor. With its runtime regularly interleaved with Moonbeam's trademark moving harmonic melodies, the Club Mixes symbiotically fuse with the original versions to create a 360° experience.

With 'The Random' Pavel and Vitaly have imagined their own little audio-visual universe - a visionary, surefooted journey that makes for a frontier pushing release. It opens in clubs (and cinemas) in Spring 2013.

Release Date: 11th February 2013

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Moonbeam feat. ARCHNGL - Sun Went Down

1. DJ Tarkan Remix
2. Ost & Meyer Remix
3. DJ Tarkan Instrumal Remix
4. DJ Tarkan Radio Edit
5. Original Soundtrack Mix
6. Ost & Meyer Radio Edit

Russian duo Moonbeam present their new single 'Sun Went Down' on Black Hole Recordings. The track has the well-known Moonbeam sound accompanied by the touching vocals of ARCHNGL. DJ's Ost & Meyer take on the remixing for this Beatport Only release.

Moonbeam consist of Pavel & Vitaly Khvaleev, who's unique trance sound is very much respected by the EDM community. Their releases receive support from people like Armin van Buuren, Tiesto, Paul van Dyk, Ferry Corsten, Axwell, John Digweed and many more. Besides performing all over the world, the two brothers also manage their own record label 'Moonbeam Digital' and own a film studio in which they create their own music video's and those of others. With well over 500 releases on Black Hole Recordings, Moonbeam can definitely be called a household name in the industry of dance.

Ost & Meyer is an Ukrainian DJ duo consisting of Nikita Bogdanov and Vadym Porotkov. With their focus on trance and progressive these two have already made quite name for themselves receiving support of Above & Beyond, Armin van Buuren, Markus Schulz, Gareth Emery and many more and also gaining top 10 chart positions.

Release Date: 28th October 2013

 

Moonbeam feat. Matvey Emerson - Alive

1. Paul Thomas Remix
2. Paul Hazendonk & Noraj Cue Remix
3. Original Soundtrack Mix
4. Club Mix

The recent release of Moonbeam's new soundtrack "The Random" has been the source of a successful string of hot new titles. Singles like "Only You" (with vocalist Jacob A), the follow up "You Win Me" (which they recorded with singer Aeylin) and finally "The Raven" all scored big time and formed a superb prelude to the final presentation of the official soundtrack for the movie "The Random". In the last couple of years, the Russian brothers Pavel and Vitaly Khavleev have created their own, truly unique sound. Tracks like "Song For A Girl", "Breathless" and "Look Around" already pointed in direction that led to "The Random". "See The Difference Inside" which appeared on "In Search Of Sunrise 6, Ibiza" and Moonbeam's remix of Rachael Star's "To Forever" on the 7th, Asia themed part of the series; both are tracks that have that particular sound. In a recent interview, Vitaly Khavleev said, quote: "Over our last two albums ("Around The World" and "The Secret") both Pavel and I consciously and subconsciously have included cinematic influences in our music. Scoring a film is something many producers dream of doing, but few get the chance. When Pavel got the go ahead for his film, we both knew that this was an opportunity for Moonbeam that was too good to miss."

Matvey Emerson is a DJ/producer and singer from Perm, Russia. Emerson's original mixes and remixes have been recognized by industry giants like Tiesto, Armin Van Buuren, Paul Van Dyk, Paul Oakenfold, Markus Schulz, David Vendetta, Moonbeam, Richard Durand, Kyau & Albert, DJ Bobina and DJ Feel. In his home country of Russia, Emerson's mixes can be heard on popular local radio stations like Radio Record, Megapolis, D FM, HIT FM, UFM). Emerson's track "Prizma" was nominated at the International Dance Music Awards and in September of 2011 Matvey Emerson released "Wanderer", a collaboration with a world renowned trance project Moonbeam. In April of 2012 Matvey Emerson released his first solo album called "Fantom". He now works on collaborations with several new artists as well as playing live DJ sets on the world club scene where he combines his talents as a DJ and Vocalist.

Moonbeam's "Alive" will once again cause a major stir on today's dance floors. The highly sophisticated composition anchors around a deep and touching theme that will lead to summer-like feelings amongst the party people. Aptly adding taylor made remixes by big shots Paul Thomas and Paul Hazendonk, Moonbeam's new "Alive" will create the perfect dance atmosphere for every self respecting DJ.

Release Date: 29th July 2013

 

Moonbeam featuring Avis Vox - Madness

1. Exclusive Club Mix
2. Spartaque Remix
3. Original Soundtrack Mix
4. Boss Axis Remix

Moonbeam's extraordinary 'The Random' artist album/Original Soundtrack caused a major stir in the EDM pond when it arrived at the start of 2013. Through its enigmatically charged singles – which included 'The Raven' ("cross-genre sophistication" said MIXMAG) and 'Flight' ("enrapturing" – The UK's DJ Mag), it's rallied a new generation of Moonbeam fans. Now, anchored around the stunning, multi-linguistics of Avis Vox's vocal, the Russian duo single-strike again. Welcome to 'Madness'.

Moonbeam's Exclusive Club mix beams Vox's vocal straight to the heart of the floor, alternatively lamenting and uplifting the track's tone. Transferring fluidly between its English and Russian lyrics and vocals, its exotic thrall is catalysed by the rush of sonic uplift of Moonbeam's surrounding production.

On his remix, Ukrainian producer Spartaque gives 'Madness' one of his classic tech-through-techno treatments. Developing a powerful drive through its punchy drums and painstakingly crafted FX, its angular synths deliver a convincing TKO.

Moonbeam's Original Mix buzzes with electro fission, providing an even more atmospheric vision for the track. Wrapping things up, German duo Boss Axis bring many shades of house to 'Madness'. Warming the production to appropriately thermal summer-like temperatures, they provide an entirely unique take on the track.

Release Date: 3rd June 2013

 

Moonbeam featuring Leusin - Flight

1. Original Soundtrack Mix
2. Club Mix
3. Kairo Kingdom Remix
4. Michael Calderone Remix

Moonbeam present their new single "Flight" on the Black Hole imprint. The vocals are performed by Leusin.

The recent release of Moonbeam's new soundtrack "The Random" has been the source of a successful string of hot new titles. Singles like "Only You" (with vocalist Jacob A), the follow up "You Win Me" (which they recorded with singer Aeylin) and finally "The Raven" all scored big time and formed a superb prelude to the final presentation of the official soundtrack for the movie "The Random". In the last couple of years, the Russian brothers Pavel and Vitaly Khavleev have created their own, truly unique sound. Tracks like "Song For A Girl", "Breathless" and "Look Around" already pointed in direction that led to "The Random". "See The Difference Inside" which appeared on "In Search Of Sunrise 6, Ibiza" and Moonbeam's remix of Rachael Star's "To Forever" on the 7th, Asia themed part of the series; both are tracks that have that particular sound. In a recent interview, Vitaly Khavleev said, quote: "Over our last two albums ("Around The World" and "The Secret") both Pavel and I consciously and subconsciously have included cinematic influences in our music. Scoring a film is something many producers dream of doing, but few get the chance. When Pavel got the go ahead for his film, we both knew that this was an opportunity for Moonbeam that was too good to miss."

Never forgetting the people on the dance floor, Moonbeam once again makes sure to accompany their new single with a tight package of state of the art remixes. Allow yourself to be mesmerized by the original version of "Flight" and dive into the dance floor goodness of the remixes by Michael Calderone, Kairo Kingdom and of course Moonbeam's own club mix!

Release Date: 1st April 2013

 

Moonbeam - The Raven

1. Original
2. Rosie Romero & Ian Round Remix

Moonbeam present their new single "The Raven" on the Black Hole imprint.

It seems that our friends from Moonbeam are really on a roll with their new releases. Not too long ago, we heard their new single "Only You" with vocalist Jacob A and the follow up "You Win Me" which they recorded with singer Aeylin. Still amongst the biggest music exponents of Russian dance music, their reputation defining debut album "Around The World" harvested the hit singles "Song For A Girl", "Breathless" and "Look Around". Their debut mix compilation "Space Odyssey" soon followed on Black Hole Recordings and it was Tiesto who reserved Moonbeam's 2007 single "See The Difference Inside" for his acclaimed "In Search Of Sunrise 6, Ibiza". The same happened later on with Moonbeam's remix of Rachael Star's "To Forever" on the 7th, Asia themed part of the series. Moonbeam's 2011 album "The Secret" was one of their many releases on their own label Moonbeam Digital and now the boys present their latest diamond: the single "The Raven".

Fans of Moonbeam will be nicely surprised to hear the abstract character of this new single. With clear references to Depeche Mode's "Behind The Wheel", the track unfolds as an intense, progressive floor filler with respective tech- elements. Rosie Romero and Ian Round kept the progressive sound of the original, but turned it into a real in-depth underground style club stomper. Moonbeam's "The Raven" will be the white raven on many playlists, surprising everyone on the dance floor.

Release Date: 4th February 2013

 

Moonbeam feat. Aelyn - You Win Me

1. Original Soundtrack Mix
2. Club Mix
3. Radio Edit

Moonbeam present their new single "You Win Me". The vocals are performed by Aelyn and it's worth mentioning that this is also the 500th milestone single release on the Black Hole imprint.

We previously heard from Moonbeam when the guys released their new single "Only You" with vocalist Jacob A. The Russian brothers Pavel and Vitaly Khavleev can count themselves amongst the biggest music exponents of Russian dance music. The release of their reputation defining first album "Around The World" harvested the hit singles "Song For A Girl", "Breathless" and "Look Around". They released their debut mix compilation "Space Odyssey" on Black Hole Recordings and it was Tiesto who reserved Moonbeam's 2007 single "See The Difference Inside" for his acclaimed "In Search Of Sunrise 6, Ibiza". He later on did the same with Moonbeam's remix of Rachael Star's "To Forever" on the 7th, Asia themed part of the series. Moonbeam's 2011 album "The Secret" was one of their many releases on their own label Moonbeam Digital.

The first version of "You Win Me" comes in the Original Soundtrack Mix, as was the case with their previous single. It truly offers a new sound from the Moonbeam studios and indeed sports a filmic atmosphere that embraces you like a warm blanket. For the clubs, the Khavleev brothers once again delivered a Club Mix that will fit perfectly on every DJ's track list; especially for ISOS style- or intimate late night club sets. Absolutely beauty.

Supported by: Jason van Wyk, Adam K, Paul Oakenfold, Bobina, Dazzle, Riccardo Sada (DJ Mag Italy), Ad Brown, M.I.K.E., Lange, Steve Anderson, Mr Pit, Jorg Zimmer, Dimitri Kechagias, Eddie Sender, Mallorca Lee, Pedro Del Mar, T.O.M., Karanda, Stefan K, Kyau & Albert, Darin Epsilon, Rafael Osmo, Giuseppe Ottaviani, Dj Sasj, Walsh & McAuley, Spix, Solarstone, Kamil Jaworski, Trance In France, Flash Brothers, Haris C, Aeonism, Mario Rybansky (Dance One Radio), Alex O'Rion, Richard Durand and many more!

Release Date: 12th November 2012

 

Moonbeam feat. Jacob A - Only You

1. Original Soundtrack Mix
2. Club Mix
3. Dub Mix
4. Radio Edit

Moonbeam present their brand new single "Only You" on the Black Hole imprint. The vocals are performed by Jacob A.

It's been a while since we've heard from Moonbeam, but they're back again with a brand new single. The Russian brothers Pavel and Vitaly Khavleev can count themselves amongst the biggest music exponents of Russian dance music. The release of their reputation defining first album "Around The World" harvested the hit singles "Song For A Girl", "Breathless" and "Look Around". They released their debut mix compilation "Space Odyssey" on Black Hole Recordings and it was Tiesto who reserved Moonbeam's 2007 single "See The Difference Inside" for his acclaimed "In Search Of Sunrise 6, Ibiza". He later on did the same with Moonbeam's remix of Rachael Star's "To Forever" on the 7th, Asia themed part of the series. Moonbeam's 2011 album "The Secret" was one of their many releases on their own label Moonbeam Digital.

"Only You", especially the Original Soundtrack Mix, presents a new sound from the Moonbeam studios and breathes air and a mysterious atmosphere that is perfect for the lounging moments of relaxation. A killer arrangement gives the track a heartbeat. For the dance floors, the Khavleev brothers created the uptempo Club- and Dub mixes in good old Moonbeam trance style.

Supported by: Paul Oakenfold, Judje Jules, Cosmic Gate, James Hannan, Sied van Riel, Austin Kramer (Sirius XM), Rafael Osmo, Mario Rybansky (Dance One Radio), Riccardo Sada (DJ Mag Italy), Michael Farrell, Rachel Rixham, Andrea Mazza, Trance In France, Dj Shadowfall (LazerFM, Chicago), Space RockerZ, Giuseppe Ottaviani, Mike Saint-Jules, Norbert Pohl (Rise FM), Smart Apes, Danilo Ercole, Dimitri Kechagias, Dj Dazzle, Dennis Sheperd, Andy Duguid, Shipstad & Warren, Sebastian Weikum, Fabio XB, Andy Moor, David Casto, Kris O'Neil, Washington State University/KZUU 90.7 FM/Pullman, Charles Mc Thorn (Sunshine-Live Germany), Liam Shachar, M.I.K.E., Kyau & Albert, Eddie Sender, Alex O'Rion and many more!

Release Date: 24th September 2012