With EDC Week and EDC (Electric Daisy Carnival) upon us in Las Vegas this week, it is time to highlight Arizona Trance that is starting to become a “thing”. In recent weeks, “First Friday Trance” featuring sets from local trance DJs as well as headlining sets from Sean & Xander at Bar Smith has become quite a hit among Phoenix Trance Family. The intimate vibes mixed with the techno crowd seem to be working well.
Along those lines a new group (with help and support from Phoenix Trance Family), Phoenix Trance Alliance has been launched to help the trance scene grow in Phoenix. Their first event featuring trance favorite Alex M.O.R.P.H. at Shady Park Tempe is happening May 26th. The night before (May 25th), Ben Nicky makes his return to the area for a night at Maya Nightclub in Scottsdale.
Arizona Trance continues with the return of Darude to Maya Nightclub on June 8th for FREE. Also on June 8th, Kristina Sky will be playing at Sky Bar in Tucson. *EDIT* This has officially been canceled.
On June 10th, Intricacy: Extrema Phoenix makes its debut at Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix featuring Manuel Le Saux and other familiar names. On June 15th, Gareth Emery makes his return to Maya Nightclub.
*Edit* Cosmic Gate will be making their return to the area with W&W on June 9th at Release Pool Party at Talking Stick Resort. Tickets go on sale Friday May 18th at 12:00 PM.