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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!

Aureal remix of Easy Come out now on Inspired Records!

Got a new remix out with a huge big room sound. Aureal is an exciting new project I’ve been doing with Alex Fixed (Dublin), and we’ve reworked Willem De Wolf’s original tech trancer into a festival sized progressive trance demon.

Check it out Audiojelly or Juno!

Skyfire EP out now on Noys Music!

Skyfire EP Cover

Skyfire EP Cover

Mike Koglin’s killer label Noys has just released a two-track EP of my latest stuff coming up. Got support from alot of killer industry names, so listen for it at your local club!

Here’s the blurb:

American dj and producer Derek Ryan is making his debut on Noys Music with two excellent productions. Combining driving beats and pulsating bass lines, Skyfire is an energetic upbeat track while Lightcyle is somewhat darker with filtered stabbs and a haunting synth line.

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POL – Clear Bull (Derek Ryan remix) released

Argentinian Trance producer and fellow Echelon artist POL’s latest bomb has just been released on Bonzai sublabel Fourty-5 Records, including a remix from yours truly.

I went for a techy prog vibe for the remix, so it should shake some serious speaker weight.

Check it out on:



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Find out more about POL and his other releases on his MySpace page

Optera EP coming March 23rd

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Latest Derek Ryan release – Optera EP – coming soon — out March 23rd in all shops!

The title track is a deep and textural journey with atmosphere and energy.

From the promo blurb:

Optera EP consists of the original mixes of Optera and Resonance, their alternative mixes, and a remix by POL. The original mix of Optera is based on a groovy bassline and several melodical themes growing gradually around it. A recurring female vocal motif appears throughout the track, binding the parts together. The breakdown releases the bass for variation and introduces the main theme for the second part which packs a lot of melodic power and rich harmonies. POL’s remix adds a different perspective to Optera with bright melodics and rougher groove.

The second track on the EP, Resonance, begins with a more all-out intro. The main bassline hits in and the track builds up with several percs, FX, and melody lines. The break literally ponders on the theme of the track with a vocal sample, then lifts up for the energetic second part. All the tracks have a generally progressive structure and vibe, and the alternative mixes offer some techier twist and groove.

EP coming soon on Echelon Records

EchelonBanner3Finnish Trance and Progressive label Echelon Records will be releasing an EP of the songs ‘Resonance’ and ‘Optera’ with alternate mixes and remixes. Stay tuned for more details!

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