Trance Unity#6 is just around the corner, and with it comes one of the best lineups of any trance event in Canada. Once again, this exciting event will take full advantage of the ample space that Circusprovides by having three separate and stylistically distinct rooms of trance. These three rooms are: the Heaven Room, the Earth Room, and the Hell Room. Out of the three rooms, the Hell Room (my personal favorite) is known for showcasing the darker side of trance — and this year is no different. Check out our preview of the full event here, and the heaven room here.
Making his first Trance Unity appearance is veteran producer Jam El Mar. Best known as half of the famous duo Jam & Spoon, Jam El Mar has been performing around the world since the nineties. Jam El Mar has had multiple recent releases on labels such as Tronic, Coldharbour, and Truesoul, showcasing his versatility and skill as a producer. Well regarded in both trance and techno circles, Jam El Mar’s music will fit perfectly with the mood of the Hell Room.
This year, an absolute legend of the trance underground is making an appearance in the Hell Room. His name is John 00 Fleming. John’s uncompromising brand of dark and atmospheric trance has won him praise from trance fans around the world. I’ve seen John play numerous times over the years, and he always brings something new to the table. If you’re looking for a high-quality set that takes you on an otherworldly journey, John 00 Fleming is your guy.
Of course, no Hell Room lineup is complete without the legendary Mark Sherry. The head of Outburst Records, Mark has been instrumental in growing the tech-trance scene. Every year that I’ve been to Trance Unity, Mark Sherry has taken the night to new heights. If you’re not careful, you’ll find yourself jumping up and down during his entire set! Mark’s driving tracks and high energy behind the decks make him one of the top acts to see at Trance Unity. Gentech, his duo work with trance legend Scot Project, has been making huge splashes in the scene with their supercharged tech trance and hard trance performances. As with many of the Trance Unity sets, expect a ton of fresh and unreleased tracks to be thrown your way! Those of you who are into tech trance — this is not a set you want to miss.
Sean Tyasis another trance master and Trance Unity veteran who needs no introduction. With countless appearances at the world’s top dance music festivals, Sean Tyas has developed a reputation for performing at the highest of levels. In a world where songs are often forgotten about a week after their release, many of Sean’s own trance productions have stood the test of time. In addition to hosting his popular radio show, Degenerate Radio, he is part of the well-known VII crew. Those who have seen him in action know just how dynamic and intense his sets can be! From breakdowns that give you a rush of emotion to earth-shaking drops, Sean can do it all. Given Sean’s wide range of styles to draw from, I’m incredibly excited to hear what he will bring to the Hell Room.
Opening up the night, we have Niles Baxterand Hamm who will be playing a B2B set together. Based in Ottawa, Niles Baxter has played at Trance Unity since 2017’s edition. In addition, Niles has been behind the decks at Escapade Festival, U4RIA Festival, and has opened for numerous big names such as Markus Schulz, and Sander van Doorn. His tasteful track selection and superb DJing skills will make for a memorable set. Hamm (Chris Hammond) is the “other” half of Monkey BuzineZz. He has played at Trance Unity before (in 2018), and he has opened the trance stage at AIM(in 2019). Hamm has spun many a night at Circus, including a B2B with Niles back in January 2020. He will surely start off the night right so I’ll be there early to catch his set.
There’s something about the Hell Room that keeps me coming back for more each year. Every Trance Unity, Monkey Buzinezzalways finds a way to improve this amazing event. Hurry and grab your tickets to Canada’s best trance event and prepare yourself for 13 hours of non-stop trance of the highest calibre. See you on the dancefloor!
Most of the TRANCEported team hails from the GTA, but for one. Luc writes for the team while living in the city of Chicago, IL, where he is a biomedical engineer by day and a musician by night. You may meet Luc on one of his trips to attend a trance event in Toronto or Montreal, or at a major music festival somewhere on earth.