Uplifting Only is the world's leading radio show for the orchestral uplifting trance genre, and also focuses on emotional uplifting trance, vocal uplifting trance, and a little orchestral and chillout music, with Ori Uplift on Safehouse Radio every Saturday from 4pm.
To quote iTunes commenters, Uplifting Only is "nonstop mixes by the best source for uplifting trance music. Perfect for long travels, tasks, homework, or to just jam out", and "Some of the best music out there. All the tracks are just beautiful."
It is the definitive show for orchestral uplifting trance the way Armin's A State of Trance intends itself for trance and progressive. Like ASOT, UpOnly includes weekly fan votes for favorite tracks and tunes of the year, a large number of exclusive world premieres every week, and exclusive recorded voiceovers from the artists whose tracks are premiered that week.
Orchestral uplifting trance is a genre of music that is both euphoric and peaceful, energizing and cinematic. It fuses trance and symphonic music by taking the genre of uplifting trance and having the breakdowns be like emotional/epic orchestral or film music. It also features trance melodies that are more epic, emotional, or euphoric than other uplifting trance.
Uplifting Only was rated the #8 trance radioshow/podcast in the 2014 Trance Podium Awards, and Trance Hub rated it one of the top 5 trance shows for working out (and the top show for yoga & pilates).
UpOnly is the flagship show for Abora Recordings, the world's top label for orchestral uplifting trance and emotional uplifting trance and the home of 11 sublabels.
On the first show of the month, UpOnly plays much vocal uplifting trance. It plays all-instrumental uplifting trance the rest of the month, except for guest mixes or special episodes, which can also have vocal trance.
Two mixcompilations based on the show and its voting reached the #1 spots on the Beatport genre charts for releases, and five have reached the top 5 on the charts.
Join Monastery Resident Chris Blade for your weekend warm up every third Friday from 9pm, with Dance 2 Trance. Delivering a live mix of Uplifting & Hard Trance, you can expect plenty of classic's and upfront fresh promos. He will also be inviting DJ's on to the show for some guest mixes.
Chris's love for dance music all started at the age of 18, having a brother who is a few years older, gave him the opportunity to go out with him and experience some amazing club nights and DJ's that rocked a packed dance floor on a regular basis, it was moments like these that gave him the ambition to become a Dj.
Chris Blade has been a DJ since 1994, in that time he has travelled all over the world to some of the best club nights and dance events imaginable, so he knows first hand what is expected to produce a memorable night on the dance floor!
His career started out in Torquay at the age of 20, playing out on a student night every week at one of the popular bars, Chris soon had a small fan base which helped him secure regular warm up sets at the best night clubs in Torquay, his natural ability behind the decks and the way he worked the crowd with his energetic sets, soon gave him the break he was waiting for. The famous Monastery night club and the legendary Claire's (Full Tilt) both offered him Resident DJ.
It was at this time where he had the privilege to play with some of the best DJ's in the industry on a regular basis, Judge Jules, Lisa Pin-Up, Lisa Lashes, BK, Steve Thomas, John oo Fleming, Graham Gold to name a few and he certainly lived up to the challenge. Another Residency at Pilgrimage in Plymouth and other club nights at Dance Academy (Plymouth), Fish Tank (Portsmouth), Underground (Sheffield) and many more around the UK.
Chris is currently one of the residents for Extreme Revolution, he has been fortunate to play along side Kutski and DJ Scott Project recently, and is looking forward to many more quality club nights in the future.
As one of the four founders of Future Sound, which was a promotion and DJ agency, he was a key player in all of the Future Sound nights that were held across the country, but one that really sticks in his mind was at the Mezzanine in Wolverhampton, which was voted the No.1 club in the country at the time, after this very successful night, this also gave him the opportunity to DJ at the Mezzanine sunset cafe in Ibiza, which was located near the famous cafe Mambo.
Over the years his music genre has varied through garage, house, funky house, tech house, electro, tech trance, uplifting trance, hard trance, hard house, Nu NRG and even the odd bit of drum n bass, what ever the occasion he uses his technical ability with all types of equipment, whether it's spinning vinyl on the legendary Technics, CD's on the ground breaking Pioneers or using the latest digital equipment in Traktor, his DJ sets are always energetic, he reads the crowd, always plays for the crowd and he appreciates how fortunate he is to be a DJ.
Phil Langham will tranceport you from the everyday bump and grind on beautiful Journeys Through Uplifting Trance every Saturday from 6pm. Not to missed!
Having got interested in dance music right from the early days of Chicago House, Phil went through a few genres before settling on Trance music in the late 90s and started recording sets that later became the Journeys Through Uplifting Trance series. This in turn became a weekly radio show.
The show isnt a race to get out promo's and new releases as quickly as possible, but more of a history of Trance that has been active since 1999.
Phil has also done many guest mixes for the likes ofOri Uplift's 'Uplifting Only' (every Wednesday from 5pm on Safehouse Radio), Trancer recordings, 'Uplifting Selections' and many more. He has also mixed compilation albums for Verse Recordings.
He comes from a musical background, thanks to his father who is a muti-instrumented musician. Phil did some Club DJing in the mid 2000s but these days he's more of a family man, letting the music do the talking during his show.
Join DJ Term every 2nd Saturday on Safehouse Radio in the month from 9pm for TERMinology, bringing you three hours of upfront Trance from vocal to just plain filthy to get you in the party mood for your weekend!
DJ Term been mixing for 16 years, Initially learning his trade playing at free parties in Devon and Cornwall his reputation for energetic music spread.
Moving into the club scene in Plymouth he persued a career of high energy sounds leading him to ever faster and more intense sounds and being at the forefront of Freeform in the South West and pushing the intensity of his sets with the help of his good friend Kevin Energy with a residency for Synthetic at Crash Manor.
After promoting a very successful RE:Birth Hardcore and Freeform night at Tall Trees in Newquay followed by a residency at the HUB in Plymouth he returned to his roots in Trance.
He still pushes the energy and emotion (without the pace) bringing his skills to venues across the uk from Ministry of Sound to Crash Manor and The Country Club Reunion at the Old Fire Station in Bournemouth coming full circle from his days as a clubber at the original legendary venue in Dorset.
He now hosts a monthly three hour Upfront Trance Radio Show on Safehouse Radio with a simulcast live video on Facebook.
You can expect emotion, driving sounds and lots of energy as he takes you on a journey through Trance from the highs of blissful vocals to the filthy depths of grinding bass.