REVIEW: Velvetine – The Great Divide

Artist: Velvetine

Genre: Trance

Label: Anjunabeats

Release Date: September 3, 2012

Rating: 9.5 out of 10.0


The American singer-songwriter-DJ Aruna and the Hungarian trance DJ duo Myon & Shane 54 are also known as Velvetine, a side project that has returned to release their second single titled “The Great Divide” after a long wait since the release of their first collaboration “Safe” in August 2009. Almost a year after its first appearance on TATW 400 in November 2011, Anjunabeats is finally releasing this single on September 3rd. The trio has taken inspiration from Thomas Newman’s 2008 film score Revolutionary Road, and fans can expect a great track full of melody, beauty, and inspiration.


The original mix of “The Great Divide” begins slowly with an ambient feel to it and then turns into the main piano melody. Eventually picking up speed, dropping the bass, and the angelic voice of Aruna begins. As their first collaboration, the breakdown in this track is very orchestral, thought out, and catchy with the violin solo striking at the right moment. Although being introduced almost a year ago, during this time the trio has made some minor changes to the track, but the sound is still great. The single will also include the Myon & Shane 54 Summer of Love remix, as well as the Soundprank remix which was played on TATW 439.

Whether you are a fan of Aruna, or Myon & Shane 54, or even both – “The Great Divide” is a brilliant new track by this trio that will sweep you off the feet. Once again, Velevetine has shown their musical abilities and created a wonderful track that most definitely represents it. Get a copy of The Great Divide on September 3rd.

Review by Eva Sipkova

This post originally appeared on Electronic Nightlife, now a part of beatcue.

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