Marc's Public Blog - Clubbing and Trance
Ok, so I like electronic dance music, more specifically Trance. Unfortunately, the US, it's let's just say... a bit behind in that department. If you ever hear such music on the radio, or even in the street, let me know (for instance, in Australia, I heard great Trance in even a waterslide park of all places, and in Europe you can easily get EDM/Trance on broadcast radio).
Since 2004 (it's not 2016), the good news is that Trance has grown quite a following in the US, and places like the SF Bay Area, and while Trance has been declared dead a few times in the last 10 years, it's still going strong here, and we're lucky to have at least one or two big Trance parties per year, so yeah!
With San Francisco and San Jose nearby, I've had some opportunities to see some great EDM/Trance DJs. Back in the early 2000's, they sadly played club music in the US that was nowhere close to the hits they had composed and were known for, but over the years, as Trance started becoming more popular, those DJs finally started playing their good tunes in the US too, and maybe from 2004 on, it's only been getting better.
Over time, I've seen many of my favorite DJs across the world, whether it was locally, in New York City, Canada, Australia, and of course Ibiza, and at Halloween 2004, I finally attended some great local parties that proved that you could get the good stuff locally too (even if all the artists came from other countries .
Over the years, I also got the chance to meet a few of my favourite DJs, here are some pictures with Johan Gielen (2004), Paavo and Tony (2014), and Armin at Ruby Sky in 2005, 2007, and 2009:
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Judge Jules @ Ruby Skye
2009 looks like another year where Ruby Skye is working hard not to disappoint on the Trance DJ front. While I've ironically had to miss a few good DJs they had due to not being around, I had no excuse for missing Judge Jules, whom I've seen play great sets in the past (and I can't wait for the upcoming Armin and Above & Beyond).|
I've said it before, and I'll say it again: I am thankful for Ruby Skye being here to provide a nice, clean, and professional club to see my favourite Trance DJs reasonably locally (2H drive for me, but much better than having fly to LA, another state or country :) ). Oh, and I'm so happy not having to go back to 1015 :)
Unfortunately, I was midly disappointed by Judge Jules' set. He did a good job working the crowd and spinning, but I just didn't care much for most of the tracks he played, which was a bit surprising since the last times I saw him, he played great ones. I guess there are days with and without as they say :)
Anyway, it was still a good evening, and thanks to the folks from Ruby Skye for letting me take pictures.
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