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Ripples (ft. Melissa R Kaplan) now available everywhere

This release is a breath of fresh air, and really makes me miss the days when quality vocal trance was the norm and not the rare treat it seems to be today – and that both mixes of this track are!

– iDJ Magazine

Now available worldwide:

Swallowtail now on Beatport Exclusive

Big boshing stabby progressive trance coming atcha – the latest Derek Ryan single is now out exclusively on Beatport, with other portals to follow soon.

Check it out on Beatport!

From the blurb:

San Francisco based producer and DJ Derek Ryan returns to Noys Music with his latest masterpiece Swallowtail, a groove filled production featuring epic chord stabs, gritty basslines and lush atmospheric synths

Reborn ft. Charmy out on Dirt, Lies & Audio

Got a new vocal trancer featuring an emotional maelstrom of vocals from Charmy out today!

This journey has been really personal for her, and she’s translated it into a powerful, emotional vocal. Pair that with some serious drive, add a pinch of epic, and stir well…

From the blurb:

Derek Ryan has released yet another super tight production here at Dirt, Lies & Audio Recordings… with a stand out vocal from Charmy, tech fused bass lines and big room riffs… This will carry you on the music route throughout the land filled with emotional quality trance… THIS IS A MUST FOR YOUR TRANCE COLLECTIONS!!

Out now: 
iTunes | Amazon | Beatport | Audiojelly | Juno | Trackitdown

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Azure on Echelon White

Another banger out on Echelon Records!
Pretty different feel on this one, with a seriously driving electro inspired bassline, and a sunny feeling uplifting melody. Fellow San Francisco luminary Ryan Mendoza brings the noise in his epic remix as well!

Find it here:
Derek Ryan – Azure on Beatport

Here’s what the blurb says:

American producer Derek Ryan returns on Echelon with his delightfully fresh single “Azure”. His debut EP Optera in 2010 had a progressive emphasis with a slight tech twist and was well received by the audience. The new single boosts things up with a striking drive and a wild bass line, not forgetting pungent melodies and rich textures. The original mix flows with ease, adding different elements throughout the development. The package comes with a remix by Ryan Mendoza who builds his interpretation of Azure on a steady bass gallop while the melodic side has a more classical trance approach. — 1. Azure (Original Mix) 2. Azure (Ryan Mendoza Remix)

Catharsis – Out Now!

My latest single, Catharis, has just been released by We Stand Alone, and has already gotten massive support.

This one’s an energetic prog trancer that’s sure to move ya – esp with the killer remixes by SNR and Danny Chen.

Here’s what the label sez:

Derek Ryan delivers an awesome release, with supporting remixes from SNR and Danny Chen. The SNR Remix has already seen plays from Mike Saint-Jules and has featured on tyDi’s Global Soundsystem Show.

Check out previews:

Derek Ryan – Catharsis (Original Mix)

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Derek Ryan – Catharsis (SNR Remix)

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Derek Ryan – Catharsis (Danny Chen Remix)

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If you dig it, find it on iTunes, Juno Records, Beatport, and Audiojelly.

Dreaming EP out now!

In this latest package from San Francisco’s Derek Ryan, whose previous releases on Echelon Records, Noys Music, Cable, and Inspired Records have garnered massive support, we get two solid driving melodic tunes:

Dreaming Awake features the vocal talents of SF local songstress Belinda Yamate and spins a web of melodic textures and growling bass into a whirlwind of light and color for a triumphant finish with a big room boom.

Stealing Stars takes it a notch deeper and massive with evocative textural elements against an undulating groove that build to a starry lead paired with Japanese vocal samples (“Will you steal even the stars from our sky?”) themed around technology encroaching on the natural world, coming together in a huge nocturnal landscape.

Find it here on Juno | Beatport | Amazon | iTunes

Out now on Trance All-Stars!