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"Staring At Infinity" - Martez Feat Essence
Do you mind if I comment on this song again? I had fallen in love with this Trance epic right from the start and made a repeating loop of my favorite part of this song and blasted it on my car stereo all last summer... Exotic and wonderful sounds from across the pond!! This is one of the best Trance vocal performances I have ever heard, so expressive and mysterious. Sorry if my comments are not descriptive or technical enough. I have virtually no formal education in music and couldn't play a musical instrument to save my life, I'm a virtual musician that can only painstakingly program sounds! I didn't know Martez until now but they are really good at laying down Trance tracks for your vocals! I love Epic and Classic Trance more than anything and your creative abilities with your voice make you one of the best Trance vocalists alive today I would say without hesitation!! This song is a real treat, over and over again I listen and it just never gets old... Great lyrics, concept, production, it's all just so perfect! I can tell you've worked incredibly hard to get to this level and any and all success is well deserved! By the way, I've watched your music videos many times too and your dance moves are equally as cool and original as your voice! Love it all to death... in a word, Amazing!! - DJ Frankie
Your tracks always sound so professional. It's no wonder you get so much air play. Top track. Awesome!
This is really professional sounding Miss Ess! You have a lovely voice too! Super Track
O.o Now this is some trance I can really get into! :) Love your vocals! :) Martez did some awesome mixing here too! Makes me wanna go mix lol.. When music hits the emotion button on me makes me wanna mix like crazy.. Oh wow.. 3:05.. Breakdown.. Love it! :) You and Armin Van Buuren should hook up and mix together lol.. I believe you could definitely be a major hit! :) Thumbs up on this one for sure! ;)
The opening to this was nicely arranged. Ess, your vocals on here are so good. "Hold my hand and we can fly, with the angels in the sky" - I already imagined your vocals flying over the soundscape, that line brought the whole package together. Awesome work from both of you.
Yeah baby! lol shwing!
This track is bang on with dreamy vocals and a superb backing. Nice chord work and great bottom end. Top notch you two and gets our belated thumbs!
Track very nicely mixed. Differing frequencies of musical parts sit well together. Very nice use of reverb :) Ess your vocals are very good!
mega Tune Ess, fab vocals.. this has to be one of your best..so yeah takne me 2 years to drop by.. never quick off the mark. So pumped at your successes. FAB!
back for another listen............still got that punch and ur vox on this track as i said before is stunning, would love to work on a track with you, i love your mystical t5one to ur vox...............gr8 2nd listen......cheerz sis xx
Still loving this Guys!!! A track of this calibre will never date and always be classy!!! Streets ahead of it's time!! MASSIVE!!! Happy New Year Guys!!
Wow... nice sound. Loving the melody and that vocal is really nice. Love the main riff at around 2.12. This would no doubt go down well on the floor! Top quality production! I can see why this is NO 3! No doubt will hit NO 1! Voted.
love the space boots...strange adventures multiply.....
quality , great sound and top class vocals,
Lovin that profile pic, bit of mystery about it. awsome track, melodic, atmospheric, great stuff. vocals are first class. voted. silo
Great tune here Ess. Vocals Sweet.
My eyes were drawn to the sexy profile pic and before i knew what i was doing i was clicking on the blue play icon. Was expecting pop princess stuff so was surprised to get some melodic trance. An unusual vocal style but it works really well on this track. TMR
This is beyond wonderful, perfect music, cool vibe, and I know for sure this would have everyone in the club having a wonderful time!
I love everything in this track, the vocal is
excellent, crystal clear and so smooth an d soulful!
Wow L, this is has got to be one of my favorites of yours and I've missed it till now somehow. The good news, I'm listening for the first time and getting that awe and discovery feeling that only comes once with each song put out there over time. This is just amazing...
Mega track Essence, Martez has done an awesome job on the remix and your vocals are Superb! Top production. Mal.
wow what a track................vox is awesome, reminds me of delirium silence with the vox.........love it
Just right in the perfect zone. This is excellent!! Applause!!!
Epic track love the vocals and the effects used. Big production yeah enjoyed this.
Still a monster track...am sooo jealous :)
Yeah! These female vocals are outstanding!! This track is totally insane, I love it. Reminiscent of U2 on the instrumental portion of the track. There is no arguing with music like this, it is outstanding and spectacular!!! Super highly rated! Yeah!!!
KONY 2012 brought me here! lol Just a wee thank you for the great vocals, i will leave it for about 2-3 years before i do another remix! lol
Wow, brilliant track. We have been getting a little jaded with the dance genre for a while, but this really hits the spot. Sounds really fresh and exciting. Lovely vocals and infectious melodies. Top class!!
p.s. checked your photos - must say - lovely legs!!
Would love this to play in a club~
I would certainly get my butt out of the chair~ onto the dancefloor! :)
((Much love~ sis/mum/sue))
Totally lovin the intro girlie!! Grimey with lovely dirty bline!! Oh dear, I may be in love with this one!! Loving the chord changes with your beautiful vocals swaying throughout!!! Brilliant!!!!!!!!!!
Take care Girlie, Lots of love!!
Hello Miss Essence, not sure if you still come here much, but just dropping by to say hi, and listen to some trax on mp3 u - 'Staring At Affinity Remix 2011, fab & luv it, always luv your voice, so suits you the style, 'Lost' KTA, very cool, your vocals are like strings along the track, lovely work here. Listen to more later miss!, have a fab 2012! Sonya Stewart.
hummmmmmmm kick is thumping, nice snare ......claps koool.......ohhhhhh fook the vox wow............gr8 track im loving this
great voice its not what i normally listen to but this song as a good sound to it well done
This is jumpin'. You have an amazing vocal talent.An ace track. Rated Thanks for your comments on our sex song.lol.
John and Paul.
sweet vocals great sound
Essence: Cool track. Great groove!!! Great vocals. Nice job. Thumbs up. Wait for Stars
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Really cool short breaked intro. Nice and unexpected. Bassline comes in and track flows good. Vocals are sublime. Angelic!!! Top qualty production. This is the track i like the hear over and over....
This is a big big track Lisa,very cool production from Martez.The kick separation with the phat bline is quality.The piano lines shine so well is this great track.Well done Lisa on chalking up a class track love the sexy dreamy vocals on this.D/L a must thanks.
love it - brilliant song
This is amazing, I love this entire song from start to finish. Great mix and instrumentation coupled by incredible vocals. Well done!
Wicked track, with a great summer vibe, would go down well on many a dance floor.Great vocals from Essence too. Nice work Peace Paul!
Hey Essence, just droppin in to say thanks for droppin in for leaving nice comment. :)
Talking about clubstompers, damn this is some big ass production.
There's nothing more to say then...chapeaux.
You have a lot of tracks here, so i will need some time to get back with you :)
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Bloomin gorgeous, bang up to date and ready for the summer selection!!! Two of the slickest producers ever on mp3u produce one of the best tracks to air from mp3u ever.........MY OPINION!!!
Lurvely, laid back but stll pumpin if you catch my drift.........lol!!!!! Lovin it!!!!
BANG ! impact 4 -2 the floor ? I feel you have had your ear to the floor Marty Excellent. That bass drum is parting the waves and leaving everything in it’s wake. The structure & timing of the track is strong, I‘m feeling it Marty. At 2:02 the melody comes in strong bouncing & pounding away on the senses with all the instruments complementing each other, the bass changes & E-fx all slide in with ease. I like what you did at 4:38 the duality between the vocal and the producer and yet complementing each other, intelligent structure (Excellent). The track is phatt, bouncing, slapping and in ya face. It’s very good Marty, the only criticism is that Essence has a very distinctive vocal that could be exploited to it’s full potential and maybe as the producer you could take off the rough edges & polish the diamond.
WOW had to turn the volume down a bit as the wax started to loosen in my ear Sheesh!. Once I settled down into it I really enjoyed this . It is very commercial and worthy of all buttons pressed.
back for a listen :) BASS on this is awesome Marty, so are the vocals :) really good track, love it.
very nice, indeed...how did I miss this? and a free download too...great tempo to this,and sexy vocals too :) see if I can get this in one of my next mixes :) progressive, tech, even trance :) spoilt for choice with this one :) very nice...peace,Ricky
top track, holy kick! lol absolutely love the vocal work! bassline is off the wall on this. sweet job guys :)
great tune and yes the vocals are superb. thanks for sharing.
great production really love it,those vocals are top class!!!!!!!!
Nice crystal production on this, love your vocals.
Marty did a good job remixing this to an electro house track. it has a nice beefy bassline drivign the track with its original melodies. Your voice sounds just as nice as it did in the original but with more emphasis in this mix. Great track, enjoyed. Matt
I like this very very much, your voice sounds angelic anyhow... but it's a huge, beefy, bouncy floor filler. Would take this over the cut and paste UK dance chart crap any day.
:)Thankyou so much for your support! Your comments mean alot - Ess X
one for the club floors lisa!!! dope beat digin that beefy kick and warbling sidechained bassline:O). you sound lush and sexy voxed hun.
love the chords in this one for sure, but its that voice that rocks it for me if i m being honest. quality production!!!
Class production this. I like the reverb on the vox - it is perfect for me - I love the way the bass drives this one - it is classic club material for sure -
Hi Ess.. This is the Ess i know.. Dance based music and those dreamy vocals.. You and dance music sit hand in hand, its like your vocals fit without effort... (if you know what i mean).. love that backing track... i can stomach dance music that has a melodic feel..
Wow Ess, you have such a pretty voice! Well I knew that from the first time I heard you on a Dan Michaelson tune.
Well it's around 2.30 am,just woke up after a heavy sesh...so am not gonna wax lyrical lol.Just gotta say I fookin' love this track,your voice is perfect for this kind of dreamy dance style.Thanks for the d/l lady....straight on the ipod :)
Lots of punch to this tracks kicks, the bass line's nice and smooth,, your vocals are nice, I should listen through the phones as you sound a little heavy on the verb through these speaks so I won't comment on the vox, never found a prob with your singing I don't know why ppl are on about that, it's a nice full track but there could be more ambience throughout, that being said I read you say it is what it is so I take it that means your not looking for suggestions so I'll leave it at that, I like luv.
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I have been a member here now since 2006 and have enjoyed a great journey over the years! Here are some of my highlights:
+Enjoyed over 25 signed releases on various labels across the genres of drum and bass, trance, house, trip hop and electronic ambient.
+Featured in Computer Music Magazine issue 101 in the Listening Room slot with ViralEssence.
+ Received airplay on BBC Radio One Asia with the track "Green Bliss" ViralEssence (C.A.B.L.E Remix). This track was also picked up by drum and bass gurus Bad Company and released on their album.
+ Been reviewed in Weed World magazine with the album "Into the Light" with our 15 track ViralEssence CD. Featured alongside Tiesto and Tom Findlay from Groove Armada. Also recieved good reviews in local newspapers alongside Morrisey (don't laugh ;p)
+Topped the charts at MP3Unsigned.com with solo and collaborative projects and received a lot of positive feedback and made friendships that have lasted.
+Co-managed a Drum and Bass stage at a 3 day festival "Eastern Haze" in Norfolk. Headlining acts included Nicky Blackmarket, Ray Keith, Dr S Gachet and EZ Rollers. The 3 day event went without hitch and is still fondly remembered by the crowds that rammed out tent for 3 days. We were also featured on the BBC Norfolk website and photos from our tent were used on their news website.
+Signed permanently to three labels. "Black Tiger Recordings" – trance, “Eyereflex Records” - trance and "Subsonik Sound Recordings" - Drum and Bass.
+DJ'd Europe, UK Festivals and club scene. Handing the decks over to my DNB Hero and long term legend from the root of the scene Aphrodite was a highlight.
+Hosted a 2 hour weekly radio internet show on Evolution fm on a Friday night 7-9pm playing everything from Drum and Bass, trance, Hard dance styles and Old Skool.
+Presented radio alongside UK celeb and commedian Alex Zane for Myspace Mars Planets Radio.The show was sponsered by Mars and hosted on Myspace and user voted as to who presented. I got voted in 2 weeks running and enjoyed the opportunity to interview Mark Thomas off the cuff about his political view of the Coca Coca corporation! lol.
+ Have enjoyed being number 1 in the drum and bass download charts over at Trackitdown and Beatport! Have also enjoyed lower spots within the top 10 with other releases with Subsonik the bad boy!
+Had support from Worldwide Trance /Dance DJ Matt Darey. Matt played "Hope" Tamerlan & Djons Feat Essence on his huge trance radio show "Nocturnal Sunshine" where he hand picks the best tracks around for airplay that are of the moment. Also Matamar Djs, Czech based republic have supported tracks such as "Evolution Machine" Tamerlan and Djons feat Essence and played worldwide in their sets.
+Tracks such as “Staring at Infinity” have gone huge on Youtube! This track started right here on MP3Unsigned with our very own talented Irish lad Marty (M4RT3Z). Subsonik heard it and remixed it and released it. The resulting drum and bass remix has gone down a storm and still gets freshly uploaded by people every few weeks! Plays are well over 130,000 on the combined uploads from people adding tracks to their libraries of Drum and Bass, and packed with a lot of positive comments. My favourite Youtube comment describes the track as an “Eargasm”! Lol. The track has also been used and uploaded by various YouTubers for gaming, dance videos and extreme sports!
+ BBC Introducing have played "The Charging Bliss Project" aka Stu Francis and myself several times on the Norfolk show! They have played "Starchild" and "Sky Rainbow" the most! http://soundcloud.com/djanonymity/the-charging-bliss-project
+ Summer 2012 and "The Charging Bliss Project" have reformed and the new 2nd album from us "Earth Dub" is forthcoming following advice from supporters at BBC Norfolk! The album will be slightly more acoustic and less "production". Something you can imagine as a real on stage act, rather than studio based :)
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