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Murder House Flip: The Quibi series’ showrunner on why he wanted to flip murder houses. – Slate

Posted: April 7, 2020 at 3:59 pm

Quibi

Murder House Flip. To hear the name of Quibis best-titled show is to fall into a trance from which there is no awakening. It is to contemplate the boundaries of existence, to say nothing of the possibilities of short-form video content. It is a title that is self-explanatory and yet gives rise to a million questions, so perfect a reduction of the impulses behind several subgenres of reality TV that it sounds like a parody, one all the more beautiful because it happens to be true. Murder House Flip. Say it loud and theres music playing. Say it soft, and its almost like praying.

In the following interview, which has been condensed and edited for clarity, Slate talked to Murder House Flip showrunner Star Price, a veteran of shows like The Amazing Race and Penn and Teller: Bullshit!, about the delicate balance of mixing home improvement and true crime, whether this is the best or the worst time to launch a new streaming service, and just what is a Quibi, anyway?

Sam Adams: Let me start by asking you first, who came up with the title for Murder House Flip and how big a drink did they pour themselves when that happened?

Star Price: Josh Berman, one of our executive producerswho worked on CSI, Bones, a lot of other showscame up with the idea with Sony Television. I was brought in because Ive done a lot of documentary, serious documentary, including true crime, and Ive done reality, including home makeover shows. Because this is kind of the merging of the two, thats how it all came together.

What did you like about the idea?

Well, in my business, how many times do you get a chance to do something thats never been done before?

Quibi episodes are designed to be watched both horizontally and vertically. The app lets you switch back and forth just by rotating your phone. Was it hard to shoot for that environment?

Youre thinking of that the whole time. You also have to try to design moments that will pop in horizontal and also unique moments that will pop in vertical, because you want people to be able to be able to enjoy it either way, exclusively. Even though we were making these short-form Quibis, we were actually making what felt like longer pieces because we were shooting for both versions.

So, if youre interviewing a couple next to each other on the couch, which happens a lot in home-improvement shows, you have to sit them father apart so each can have their own vertical shot.

Exactly. You have to frame in a very specific way, because you dont want to shoot things twice, especially when youre doing a documentary or reality-based show. You live and die by the actual moments that are happening in front of your camera. You have to frame it in a way that you know if something great happens, youve got it covered both for the horizontal version and the vertical version. We had three cameras working on every scene simultaneously, some framed for horizontal, some framed for vertical, some both. It was a real dance.

Quibi was designed and pitched to its audience as something to fill the spaces in the day: Youve got a few minutes waiting for your subway or in line at the store, watch a Quibi. But its launching in a world where daily commutes have ceased to exist for many people, and if youre waiting in line, you need your full attention to make sure no ones standing too close. How do you feel about launching a new service in the middle of a pandemic?

Well, certainly nobody wanted to be going through what were all going through now. I would say that I think that the Quibi platform complements a lot of other streaming services. Ive got three teenagers at home, and they dont want to be around Mom and Dad much. Theyre off in different corners of the house on their phones all day. Theyre doing social media all day. Thats how theyre connecting with their friends. Theyre not sitting in front of a 50-inch television to binge-watch a one-hour drama. I do think that theres a lot of opportunity now for people in such a disjointed time, where every day is so unpredictable and confusing and unsettling, to clear your head for six to 10 minutes at a time in a different part of the house.

The flip side is that while some of us may have more unstructured time, its become extremely difficult to concentrate on anything.

I was just saying that to a friend of mine yesterday. Its so true. I was going to finally binge-watch The Wire. I got about three episodes in, and I just couldnt do it. It was a great showI just didnt have the focus. Who knows. Its an interesting time and anythings possible. I do think we have some compelling programming, and maybe that will help people pass the day.

The couple you start Murder House Flip with are an interesting case, in that not only are they not unnerved to live in a house once owned by a notorious serial killer, theyre kind of into it. Theyve practically got memorabilia up on the walls. It doesnt freak them out at all.

Which is what made them so strangely compelling and interesting. Theyre just wonderful people too. I would say that even though they bought the house out of a morbid curiosity, as the years have gone by, they are exhausted by the tension and by the negative energy that that yard [where the killers victims were buried] has for them. They never did anything to that yard. It looked exactly like it did when the murders happened. They have grandkids, and theyre retired, and they want to have the grandkids over to play.

In our other episodes, youve got the other extreme. We have a couple or a family in Canoga Park [in Los Angeles] that has truly been deeply emotionally affected by the fact that theyd been living in this house for 15 years and this young woman is sleeping in the same bedroom where a young girl was murdered. At the end, when we revealed the changes that we did, they burst into tears. It was incredibly emotional. I think one of the strengths of the show is that we can cover something like the [Dorothea] Puente story, which has some fun elements to it, as dark as it is, because of Tom and Barbara. But we also have episodes coming that are incredibly emotional and quite a journey for the people involved.

Every episode is very positive. Every story is very positive. We were very respectful of the tragedy that occurred. We dont make light of it, ever. Our focus was on helping these people who are in these homes. An interesting thing is that they all would say just on their own that it didnt feel like their house, that the tragedy owned the house. The focus of the whole show was to give them their home back.

Theres a couple in the trailer who are like, Buying a murder house was the only way we could live near the water.

That was an interesting one. They were a couple that went in with their eyes open. They knew what had happened in this house, but theyre a young couple, just got married, want to start a family, and heres this house thats an incredible deal, close to the beach. They thought, Well, this isnt going to bother us. Then sure enough they move in, pour their life savings into it, and theyre freaking out.

Do you have a favorite couple? How many couples are we dealing with in the first season?

We did four houses. Each house has the three-Quibi format that you saw with the first one. Theyre all so different. I think the young couple that you saw in Oceanside[,California,] where they bought a house and the man dismembered his wife in the bathtub was probably the mostwe all felt something in that house. Even when we scouted it. It was just a strange feeling, maybe in our imaginations, but thats one that we all really worked hard on, and they were a great couple. We wanted to help them and give them something to start their family with. That was very rewarding, that one.

The title Murder House Flip definitely gets peoples attention, even if its not in a good way. Stephen Colbert spent a segment making fun of it in January, and the Verge singled it out as one of Quibis most ludicrous shows, based solely on the premise. Is that a case where all press is good press?

Its the craziest title ever. When I first heard it, I said, I want to be a part of this, because thats never been done before. I also thought, Why didnt I think of this?

Correction, April 7, 2020: A headline on this post originally misstated that Star Price was also the creator of the show.

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Trance (2020) – IMDb

Posted: March 24, 2020 at 5:53 am

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Amazon.com: Watch Trance | Prime Video

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(Contains no "spoils") I was curious about James McEvoy & looked at some movies & trailers. Decided on TRANCE & very, very happy with choice!!!

I had anticipated more of an action/thriller, but TRANCE is even better...more of a psychological suspense!!! The plot "almost" revolves around an art heist, but, don't think..."oh, another 'art heist caper' film", because it's very far from that. The art heist itself could almost be another character.

The writing and performances are all masterful! James McAvoy is the magnetic lead, playing Simon, who stole the painting (I'm not giving anything away here), received a fierce blow to the head from Frank, a wicked bad-ass, very well done by Vincent Cassei, which results in Simon losing his memory of what he did with the painting. Giving a bewitching & captivating performance is Rosario Dawson, playing the hypnotherapist Simon is brought to, in order to try hypnotherapy to coax & recover his memory, and, therefore, the painting....

This is where TRANCE really begins playing with viewers' minds, teasing and tantalizing us with each step Simon takes!!! Here's what TRANCE'S plot is really all about...memories: real, "suggested" perhaps even false memories & suppressed memory. This recipe proves deliciously entertaining!!! For we're taken along on a twisting, turning, taunting, engrossing ride of what's real & what's imagined!!! While it may sound extremely confusing, the brilliant writer(s) of TRANCE and the director, Danny Boyle, "almost" answer one question at a time during each new scene as it unfolds...(or do they)?!

TRANCE builds & builds the suspense throughout the film, culminating in an invigorating thrill throughout, tying it all together neatly & very satisfyingly for the viewer. TRANCE is everything & more a psychological suspense should be and it's exceptional!!

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How to Wake Up From the Trance of Unworthiness – Good News Network

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The Lesson: Though were rarely conscious of it, we continually evaluate ourselvesand are convinced that something is wrong with us. In this audio session, acclaimed psychotherapist and Buddhist practitioner Tara Brach takes us through the process of waking up from a mental state we might not realize were caught up in; and once we can let go of constant self-judgement, we can actually live up to our potential. Join her as she explores the factors which lead to the trance of unworthiness, how we can identify it as it happens, break free of the cycle of self-doubt, andmost importantlydevelop trust in our own natural inner goodness.

Notable Excerpt: Ive found that usually theres a gap between our standard of how we should be, and our own experience, and its that gap which makes us feel like were not okay. The number one deepest regret of the dying are that they didnt live true to themselvesthat they lived according to the expectations of others, of the shoulds and I thought it would be tremendously useful for people to have a guided passageway through and beyond the forces that guide us to live unfaithfully to ourselves.

The Speaker: Tara Brach is an American psychologist, author, and proponent of Buddhist meditation. She is a guiding teacher and founder of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC, although Dr. Brach teaches her Wednesday night meeting in Bethesda, Maryland.

Download Tara Brachs audio session The R.A.I.N. Meditationand browse her other audio meditationsat the Sounds True digital library.

Podcast: Sounds True was founded in 1985 by Tami Simon with a clear mission: to disseminate spiritual wisdom and to wake up the world. Since starting out as a project with one woman and her tape recorder, the group has grown into a multimedia publishing company with more than 80 employees, a library of more than 1,500 titles featuring some of the leading teachers and visionaries of our time, and an ever-expanding family of listeners from across the world. If you want to learn more, you can check out their YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, or website.

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Every concert you can livestream on March 23 during the coronavirus outbreak – CNET

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Melissa Etheridge

Amid the coronavirus outbreak, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the US government have encouraged social distancing to slow the spread of the sickness. This has led to the cancelation of many large cultural and sports gatherings.

An increasing number of artists are still trying to provide experiences for fans without sacrificing safety. Here are all the shows you can stream now.

"Last night a DJ Saved My LIfe!" On Saturday, DJD-Nice Hosted An Instagram Live Social Distancing Uplift Partyfeaturing everybody's favorite, uplifting music, an energetic vibe and an overwhelming feeling of unity. 100,000 people showed up. On Sunday 160,000 people showed up. Everyone showed up from Ava DuVernay to former Vice President Joe Biden. From Justin Timberlake to Will Packer Jr. From Bernie Sanders to former First Lady Michelle Obama to Dj Khaled to Janet Jackson and Rihanna. He's back at it today. Tune in for another multi-hour raging dance party! Let's hope he keeps this going every night.

#DniceHomeSchoolpresents Quest Lovers Rock: Sloppy Seconds. For those of you that don't know him, Questlove is the legendary drummer for The Roots and drummer in the in-house band for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon After turning in a killer DJ set Sunday night watched by more than 100,000 people, he's back at it today spinning killer R&B tunes and deep cuts. Tune in for another multi-hour DJ set! Let's hope he keeps this going every night.

Miley Cyrus hosts a Monday-Friday hourlong live stream "connecting w/ special guests discussing how to stay LIT in dark times" in her new series #BrightMinds.

Chris and Rich Robinson of The Black Crowes will be performing a special set on NPR Music #tinydesk

Armin van Buuren's venerable A State of Trance brand is launching a live stream entitled "Beat the Silence."Trance fans can tune in via ASOT's Twitch, Facebook and YouTube channels, with music streaming daily. #ASOT

Garth Brooks has announced he will play a concert on his weekly "Inside Studio G" Facebook series tonight. The show will be just Brooks and a guitar (and possibly wife Trisha Yearwood) taking requests for up to an hour. SiriusXM will also broadcast the show on The Garth Channel (ch. 55), Brooks' exclusive SiriusXM channel.

Diplo has been spinning a minimum of a two hour DJ set every single night since the quarantine started. Tune In!

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Armin Van Buuren Ultra Music Festival 2020 (Virtual Audio Festival)

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Kontor Live is hosting "DJ Delivery Service," a daily series of live-streamed performance from Kontor Headquaters.

Kontor Live is hosting "DJ Delivery Service," a daily series of live-streamed performance from Kontor Headquaters.

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No Take Away Shows during lockdown? No problem, here are the Stay Away Shows! We want our entire community and all music lovers to have access to their favorite artists and discover new talents during the confinement period. That's why we're launching the Stay Away Shows. Every day, at 7pm Paris time, 2pm NYC time, 11am LA time, on our instagram, friends from the Blogothque will come and play a live show with a lot of surprises. Please, stay home, stay safe, and see you tomorrow!

Jason Crosby, piano virtuoso, hosts his daily live stream.

Miley Cyrus hosts a Monday-Friday hourlong live stream "connecting w/ special guests discussing how to stay LIT in dark times" in her new series #BrightMinds.

Rolling Stone's In My Room Series

Years & Years will perform on their Instagram Live for "Together, At Home: WHO-Global Citizen Solidarity Sessions." #TogetherAtHome

Brandy Clark will perform on her Instagram Live for "Together, At Home: WHO-Global Citizen Solidarity Sessions." But stay tuned later that day for the first installment of Brandy's Book Club at 4 p.m. PT when she'll talk about Glennon Doyle's book Untamed on her Instagram Live. #TogetherAtHome

Armin van Buuren's venerable A State of Trance brand is launching a live stream entitled "Beat the Silence."Trance fans can tune in via ASOT's Twitch, Facebook and YouTube channels, with music streaming daily. #ASOT

URL Tour

Madison Beer live streams from Billboard Live At-Home

Perpetual Groove will broadcast the electric portion of their May 30, 2015 concert at The Georgia Theatre in Athens Georgia that ended a two-night stand at the venue.

Armin van Buuren's venerable A State of Trance brand is launching a live stream entitled "Beat the Silence."Trance fans can tune in via ASOT's Twitch, Facebook and YouTube channels, with music streaming daily. #ASOT

The UK's No.1 jive and swing band!

Picture This will perform on their Instagram Live for "Together, At Home: WHO-Global Citizen Solidarity Sessions." #TogetherAtHome

Armin van Buuren's venerable A State of Trance brand is launching a live stream entitled "Beat the Silence."Trance fans can tune in via ASOT's Twitch, Facebook and YouTube channels, with music streaming daily. #ASOT

Live from his pad in San Francisco, CA

"Last night a DJ Saved My LIfe!" On Saturday, DJD-Nice Hosted An Instagram Live Social Distancing Uplift Partyfeaturing everybody's favorite, uplifting music, an energetic vibe and an overwhelming feeling of unity. 100,000 people showed up. On Sunday 160,000 people showed up. Everyone showed up from Ava DuVernay to former Vice President Joe Biden. From Justin Timberlake to Will Packer Jr. From Bernie Sanders to former First Lady Michelle Obama to Dj Khaled to Janet Jackson and Rihanna. He's back at it today. Tune in for another multi-hour raging dance party! Let's hope he keeps this going every night.

Melissa Etheridge: Day 6

Vance Joy will perform on his Instagram Live for "Together, At Home: WHO-Global Citizen Solidarity Sessions." #TogetherAtHome

Christine and the Queens is doing something every day on Instagram and she promises "guests and weird concepts included."

Vanessa Carlton will host an Instagram Live performance every day at 5 p.m. CT starting Sunday, March 22 until Thursday, March 27 when she releases her sixth album Love Is An Art.

I So Lounging Day 5

Garth Brooks has announced he will play a concert on his weekly "Inside Studio G" Facebook series tonight. The show will be just Brooks and a guitar (and possibly wife Trisha Yearwood) taking requests for up to an hour.SiriusXM will also broadcast the show on The Garth Channel (ch. 55), Brooks' exclusive SiriusXM channel.

Lead singer from Death Cab for Cutie livestreams from his home. Previous editions have included Radiohead and Joy Division/New Order covers, plus plenty of Death Cab and Postal Service classics.

Butterboy, the weekly comedy show that normally happens Mondays at Brooklyn's Littlefield with hosts Aparna Nancherla, Jo Firestone and Maeve Higgins, will hold an online edition with guests Hari Kondabolu, Joyelle Nicole Johnson, Sean Patton, Adira Amram, Kyle Ayers, Caitlin Cook, Kendall Farrell and more. If you buy a $5 ticket you'll be sent a link to an unlisted YouTube so you can watch. Proceeds go "directly to the people making this show, both in front of the screen and behind the screen," with 10% being donated to Food Bank for New York City.

Doobie Decimal System Duo's Daily Live Stream from Marin, CA

Metropolitan Opera: Wagner's Tristan und Isolde (Opera)

The Met is hosting "Nightly Met Opera Streams" every day during its coronavirus closure. Each night is a different "complete operatic gem from our collection of HD presentations from the past 14 years." Each night's new opera begins streaming at 7:30 PM ET and will repeat through 3:30 PM the following day.

"Hey friends! We would love nothing more than to be out there on the road bringing the music to the people, but that's not possible right now. So we put our heads together and decided to start Stringduster TV, every week night at 6 PM MST."

Each Monday night you can tune in to watch a hand picked show from the archive. This week we rock with an unforgettable night from the Brooklyn Bowl on September 6th, 2011. While you watch, please consider making a donation to Conscious Alliance.

Metallica Mondays: Live at Slane Castle - June 8, 2019

Craig Wedren is performing improvised vocal soundbaths to accompany his Sabbath Sessions podcast at 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday on Facebook.

Robin Barnes presents #SongbirdAtHome, a weekly event!

Give Monday Some Riespect

Old Salt Union is hosting a LIVE & ONLINE Webcast starting at 7PM Central Time Right here on Facebook Live. We're all in this together and can't wait to be able to get out there and see you in person. Until then please join the band for a set of tunes.

From Ridgewood, Brooklyn, NY

David Foster and Katharine McPhee from Malibu, California

Jazz Pianist

Live @ Home: Day 7

Phish tribute act Jazz Is PHSH will premiere their 'Live At Brooklyn Bowl' concert film to help raise money for the musicians of the collective impacted by the tour cancellations. The performance features Justin Stanton and Bob Lanzetti of Snarky Puppy, Felix Pastorius of The Hipster Assassins, Adam Chase of The Chase Brothers, John Culbreth of Naughty Professor and more.

Orville Peck, psychadelic cowboy, will perform tracks off his debut album Pony to celebrate its first anniversary, tease an upcoming record and chat with fans and special guests.

#DniceHomeSchoolpresents Quest Lovers Rock: Sloppy Seconds. For those of you that don't know him, Questlove is the legendary drummer for The Roots and drummer in the in-house band for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon After turning in a killer DJ set Sunday night watched by more than 100,000 people, he's back at it today spinning killer R&B tunes and deep cuts. Tune in for another multi-hour DJ set! Let's hope he keeps this going every night.

Tune in to Reed Mathis' Daily Show Live From Home: Quarantine #7

Carlos Santistevan from Decentralized Sonic Quarantine Network

The Thomas Wesley Show

PHYSICAL DISTANCING MEETS LIVE MUSIC FOR A TRANSCONTINENTAL PUNK SHOW!

Kiana Lede performs for the twice daily Billboard Live At-Home series.

Third Man Records is hosting "Third Man Public Access," a series of live-streamed performance from their Blue Room in Nashville, TN.

Tune in everyday. at 1 p.m. ET for Sofi Tucker's daily live stream

Kontor Live is hosting "DJ Delivery Service," a daily series of live-streamed performance from Kontor Headquaters.

Tune in everyday. at 1 p.m. ET for Fred Hersch's daily live stream of jazz music.

No Take Away Shows during lockdown? No problem, here are the Stay Away Shows! We want our entire community and all music lovers to have access to their favorite artists and discover new talents during the confinement period. That's why we're launching the Stay Away Shows. Every day, at 7pm Paris time, 2pm NYC time, 11am LA time, on our instagram, friends from the Blogothque will come and play a live show with a lot of surprises. Please, stay home, stay safe, and see you tomorrow !

Miley Cyrus hosts a Monday-Friday hourlong live stream episode of her new series #BrightMinds.

Live from his pad in San Francisco, CA

X Ambassadors perform for the twice daily Billboard Live At-Home series.

Melissa Etheridge: Day 7

Christine and the Queens is doing something every day on Instagram and she promises "guests and weird concepts included."

Vanessa Carlton will host an Instagram Live performance every day at 5 p.m. CT starting Sunday, March 22 until Thursday, March 27 when she releases her sixth album Love Is An Art.

I So Lounging Day 7

Lead singer from Death Cab for Cutie livestreams from his home. Previous editions have included Radiohead and Joy Division/New Order covers, plus plenty of Death Cab and Postal Service classics.

Doobie Decimal System Duo's Daily Live Stream from Marin, CA

Metropolitan Opera

The Met is hosting "Nightly Met Opera Streams" every day during its coronavirus closure. Each night is a different "complete operatic gem from our collection of HD presentations from the past 14 years." Each night's new opera begins streaming at 7:30 PM ET and will repeat through 3:30 PM the following day.

"Hey friends! We would love nothing more than to be out there on the road bringing the music to the people, but that's not possible right now. So we put our heads together and decided to start Stringduster TV, every week night at 6 PM MST."

Craig Wedren is performing improvised vocal soundbaths to accompany his Sabbath Sessions podcast at 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday on Facebook.

From Ridgewood, Brooklyn, NY

David Foster and Katharine McPhee from Malibu, California

Live @ Home: Day 8

Tune in to Reed Mathis' Daily Show Live From Home: Quarantine #8

RONATRONIX

Benny Benassi performs for the twice daily Billboard Live At-Home series.

Tune in everyday. at 1 p.m. ET for Sofi Tucker's daily live stream

Tune in everyday. at 1 p.m. ET for Fred Hersch's daily live stream of jazz music.

Third Man Records is hosting "Third Man Public Access," a series of live-streamed performance from their Blue Room in Nashville, TN.

Kontor Live is hosting "DJ Delivery Service," a daily series of live-streamed performance from Kontor Headquaters.

No Take Away Shows during lockdown? No problem, here are the Stay Away Shows! We want our entire community and all music lovers to have access to their favorite artists and discover new talents during the confinement period. That's why we're launching the Stay Away Shows. Every day, at 7pm Paris time, 2pm NYC time, 11am LA time, on our instagram, friends from the Blogothque will come and play a live show with a lot of surprises. Please, stay home, stay safe, and see you tomorrow !

Miley Cyrus hosts a Monday-Friday hourlong live stream episode of her new series #BrightMinds.

Lauren Jauregui performs for the twice daily Billboard Live At-Home series.

Live from his pad in San Francisco, CA

Melissa Etheridge: Day 8

Christine and the Queens is doing something every day on Instagram and she promises "guests and weird concepts included."

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Best Uplifting Trance Mix – All Time Favourites #1

Posted: February 27, 2020 at 2:27 am

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Tracklist:[00:00] 01. Super8 & Tab - Irufushihttps://open.spotify.com/track/2t1rAU...

[03:18] 02. Xgenic - Around Mehttps://open.spotify.com/track/1UmAbO...

[09:28] 03. Temple One - Forever Searching (Adam Nickey Remix)https://open.spotify.com/track/3hRGeZ...

[16:49] 04. Xgenic - Prometeus (Sensitize Remix)https://open.spotify.com/track/7GiLC5...

[21:47] 05. Farid - Afloathttps://open.spotify.com/track/7oVdlg...

[27:11] 06. Elias B - Polar Ice (Adam Nickey Remix)https://open.spotify.com/track/0Y19dN...

[33:15] 07. Daniel Kandi - Childhttps://open.spotify.com/track/27066e...

[38:48] 08. Driftmoon - Bittersweet (Temple One Remix)https://open.spotify.com/track/3kTVus...

[44:09] 09. Hydro Aquatic - Crossfirehttps://open.spotify.com/track/17Qiyp...

[49:43] 10. Stevy Forello - Shaded Starlight (Temple One Remix)https://open.spotify.com/track/5wBqVt...

[54:35] 11. Ultimate - If We Werehttps://open.spotify.com/track/1v3fbb...

[1:00:09] 12. Grenz & Skaarung - Radiate (Suncatcher Remix)https://open.spotify.com/track/39MYi3...

[1:05:43] 13. Daniel Kandi - #Trancefamilyhttps://open.spotify.com/track/5bk5fW...

[1:12:12] 14. A.R.D.I. - Eternityhttps://www.beatport.com/track/eterni...

[1:18:15] 15. UCast - Kliahttps://open.spotify.com/track/75q19R...

[1:24:13] 16. Solis - True To Me (Suncatcher Remix)https://open.spotify.com/track/2W0oXg...---Music Genre: Uplifting Trance

#Trance #UpliftingTrance

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The most requested title track composed by Vinayakan from ‘Trance’ is here! – Times of India

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Vinayakan is a phenomenal actor and we know that! But the actor now proves that he is great with music as well. Vinayakan, who won the hearts of movie buffs with his performance in 'Kammattipaadam', is now ruling hearts with his new composition for the recently released Anwar Rasheed directorial 'Trance'. Vinayakan has composed the music for the title track of 'Trance' and the song is just fab. Vinayak Sasikumar has penned the lyrics and playback singers Neha S Nai and Lee have crooned for it. The title track also happens to be the most requested tracks by movie lovers ever since the film was released. Music lovers and cinephiles had been dying to hear the song again and so, the makers have finally released the song!The addictive track is sure to drive you crazy. Here it is: Directed by Anwar Rasheed, Trance was released in Kerala on February 20. The movie is bankrolled under the directors own production house Anwar Rasheed Entertainments and is receiving mixed reviews from the audience.Trance has Fahadh Faasil essaying the lead, Viju Prasad, who is a motivational trainer. The most awaited film of 2020, the movie also has a stellar cast of Nazriya Nazim, Soubin Shahir, Vinayakan, Chemban Vinod Jose, Dileesh Pothan, Sreenath Bhasi, Jinu Joseph and Tamil director Gautham Vasudev Menon portraying some of the pivotal characters.On the technical front, Amal Neerad has cranked the lens. Vincent Vadakkan is the screenwriter and Praveen Prabhakar is the editor for Trance. Oscar-winning sound designer Resul Pookutty is managing the sound design. Jackson Vijayan has managed the music and he has also joined Virus fame Sushin Shyam for the background scores in the movie. The movie is releasing the cinemas outside Kerala tomorrow.

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Witness The Essence of Trance [25 Years of RAM] – EDMTunes

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RAM is out with his 25 years mix of Essence Of Trance. Covering 4 discs and 320 minutes of music, this is epic in both size and scope. Are you ready? You better be!

Our Dutch DJ, producer, promoter and label runner lived a lifetime of trance25 years (and a month!). Since his first DJ booking, hes been experiential at every nook of trances progression. Last month, he sold out his open-to-close show at Amsterdams famed Paradiso concert hall. Now, we get to listen to it forever on this album.

Experience his own quintessential musical history, through mixing and compiling in this career-defining move. RAM has left nothing to chance. From 400 down to 78 tracks, he worked hard at cutting down his quarter-decade-spanning list of music.

You will see highly recognizable names featured in remixes. Each song flows together to the next, and we love this about albums. Its like one giant set that never ends. We are honored to hear this set-list.

The album is grouped into four headings: Moments, Magic, The Journey,andPassion. For every main headliner weve seen, theres an arsenal of the undergrounds most beloved waiting with remixes. That is to say, Ralphie B, Vincent de Moor, Chakra, X-Cabs will be in here. Plus, Salt Tank, Signum, The Thrillseekers, DT8 Project, York, Gaia and more.However,Tisto, BT, Armin van Buuren, Paul Oakenfold, A&F, John OCallaghan, Solarstone, Dash Berlin, Gareth Emery also take to the decks.

Disc 1: This is about my memories, about countless unique and unforgettable moments Ive collected throughout 25 years of DJ-ing.

Disc 2: The magic of music, [especially trance], has a strong impact on the human bodyThe power of melody, harmony, and rhythm packed in a soul work from someone to someone. That is what music is about for me, magic!

Disc 3: Music takes me where I go. I am so grateful for my journey. I have seen many beautiful places around the world and [connected] with thousands of people. The best thing about this journey is that it never gets boring.

Disc 4: My passion for music has always inspired my being. Never give up on your dreams, have faith, trust, and believe you can achieve whatever your dreams and passions are.

For me it is all about melodic, emotional trance and the feelings this music gives me. Due to evolutions in electronic music, I have played different types of trance in my career. Instead of creating 4 mixes with different subgenres, I have chosen for tracks that fully connect to my essence of trance. The tracks on this compilation inspired and motivated me for the last 25 years, I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. RAM

Listen now and let us know which musical identity you resonate with.

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‘Trance’ review: Fails to impress overall despite its bold theme – THE WEEK

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Director-producerAnwar Rasheed wanted to keep the story of his new film, Trance, close to his chest and guard its fantastically intricate concepts till the film's release. So much so that he didn't even want to release a trailer just to avoid any sort of spoilers. It was for his hero Fahadh Faasil's push that Rasheed released the trailer for Trance at the last minute. Of course, revealing details of the film before its release would not only have killed the curiosity, but also could have invited controversies. Because, the film deals with a very sensitive subjectreligion.

Trance is definitely a bold attempt for its theme, as far as Malayalam cinema is concerned. But it fails to do justice to the theme it explores with its weak script that becomes so cluttered and confused towards the third act.

The film explores the journey of a motivational speaker, Viju Prasad, from the locale of Kanyakumari to the world of tele-evangelism. In the first half, we see the intelligent use of montages to tell Viju's past. The sound design in these portions are truly world-class. The film follows a linear progression in its narrative. It starts at a slow pace. The protagonists character-building is decent. But, once his new avatar is introduced, the film gains speed and the whole show becomes more stylised. It becomes more and more messy, too, as far as storyline is concerned. Fahadh's character has references from Indian Godman Osho to Israeli televangelist Benny Hinn.

Hinn used to have a theme of using his jacket (or 'God's Jacket') to heal blind, deaf, people with cancer and AIDS in his evangelical shows. His ministries had been dubbed financially suspect and corrupt by Ministry Watchan organisation who reviews Protestant ministries for financial accountability and transparencyin 2006. In Trance, you could see its protagonist, too, waving his coat to sell God.

Trance goes to the depth of financial crimes happening in name of God. Though the film makes a direct attack on Protestant and independent churches, it takes extra care not to piss off the powerful Catholic church. There is a conscious effort from the director to show that Catholic priests or nuns do not support activities like interfering with medical treatment in the name of religion.

Trance is a technically brilliant film. DOP Amal Neerad makes it a visual treat. Reportedly, this is the first time a Bolt High Speed Cine-bot camera has been used in a Malayalam film. Neerad explores a range of shots and angles to give a stylised output. Editor Praveen Prabhakar really deserves an applause for the beautiful montages, and the sound designing byResul Pookutty is just mind blowing. However, at the end of the day, technical brilliance alone cannot save the film.

The films cast is huge. Fahadh Faasil does a neat job. Actor-filmmaker Gautham Vasudev Menon makes his acting debut in Malayalam. But, the exceptional performance is that of Sreenath Bhasi. In Trance, Nazriya Nazim finally comes out of the cocoon of her cute, cuddly and naive Nazriya-like characters. But she is neither an enigmatic Ma Anand Sheela nor an eccentric Harley Quinn. And, her character is one of the badly written ones in the film.

Expectations for Trance were quite high, and for many good reasons. This is Anwar Rasheeds first feature film after a gap of eight long years. The team had big names in front of the camera, and also in the background. Also, there were lot of speculations and intrigue about the theme it explores. But it fails to give a great impression, overall.

Film: Trance

Director: Anwar Rasheed

Starring: Fahadh Faasil, Nazriya Nazim, Gautam Vasudev Menon, Sreenath Bhasi

Rating: 2.5/5

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Fahad Faasil’s ‘Trance’ takes on the business of religion – Gulf News

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Faahad Faasil in 'Trance' Image Credit: Supplied

Indian National Award-winning director Anwar Rasheed returns after seven years with a story about the business of religion.

The film is led by Fahadh Faasil and an ensemble cast of accomplished actors, including Gautham Menon, Soubin Shahir and Nazriya Nazim. Faasil in particular has earned rave reviews for his role. With his chameleon ability, Faasil has carried many films on his capable shoulders. His body of work includes diverse roles and he has an ease with which he brings alive his characters, from the arrogant businessman Arjun of Chappa Kurushu, the playboy Dr Arun of Diamond Necklace, Cyril of 22 Female Kottayam to the OCD software geek Harikrishna of North 24 Kaatham. Faasil won the Indian National Award for his role as a petty thief in Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum.

Trance has been receiving appreciation for its bold content, stylish filmmaking and stellar performances.

Heres everything you need to know about the film.

Vincent Vadakkan is clearly on a high. The ad-filmmaker from Bengaluru marks his debut in Malayalam cinema as a writer with Trance and spoke to Gulf News tabloid about his new journey.

What is Trance about?

This story follows the journey of Viju Prasad, a motivational trainer who is transformed to become Pastor Joshua Carlton by an independent group of people in a Corporate set-up and spirituality is their business. However, Trance is also about sibling relationships and psychological elements, and not just the business of religion. It dwells also on the psychological turmoil the protagonist endures the journey inside his mind.

What sparked this story?

I had seen some of my family members being part of religious groups. Not to forget troll videos of such groups. The format is the same. They claim this is Christianity, but Christianity is beyond all this noise. Post release of Trance I have been asked if I am a non-believer. I am a believer of Christ.

Trance has been in the making for a long time, tell us how it developed.

I quit my career with Oglivy in 2014 to write my story. My first draft was ready by the end of 2015. I narrated it first to Fahad, who liked it and spoke to Anwar about the story. Anwar liked the story and the project was on. Its a human intense subject and after several discussions and revised drafts, Trance was ready. Anwar has the ability to bring out the best in you. When I felt this was the best I could do, he pushed me to stretch myself further. Filming took two years.

Sketching many characters must have been quite a challenge. Were there moments when you got stuck?

Trance constitutes many characters that have been played by a team of accomplished actors. There was so much content in the film; the film could run for three to four hours. We had to edit to two hours plus. While sketching, every character had to be given a clear importance keeping in mind the huge star cast.

There were many instances when I got stuck with writers block but you do come out of it. In fact when stuck with Trance, I went on to write another story.

Is Trance inspired from people around?

Not really. One back story of a character was inspired from a real life incident. It is the character Vinayakan plays; he is one of the Pastors followers. I read the story in a news report about how things are done in the name of faith.

How did Gautham Menon come on board?

We wanted somebody suave and stylish, a Malayali bred outside Kerala to play Solomon Davis, the brain behind the business venture. Anwar had watched Gautham Menons interview and he liked the way he conducted himself. He felt that Gautham was perfect to play the role.

For me, it went beyond my dreams. I never thought Gautham Menon will play the villain in my first script. It was good spending time with him. You can sit the whole day listening to him. We spoke about films and writing. He is too good and has a style.

How did Fahad prepare for his character?

We gave Fahad references to his character. He did not imitate them but came up with his own version of Joshu. It was an intense role for him- there was a lot of screaming loud in scenes, besides pausing on some words and stressing on other words. Fahad got it bang on.

What were the shooting challenges?

Since Anwar Rasheed is the director and producer, we did not have a producer breathing down our necks. The biggest challenge came while filming with a crowd. They had to perform and not merely stand around. And, the performance had to be synchronised. We briefed them on it. For one scene, Anwar told them to think about the problems in their lives and perform. After he said cut they continued in that state, so immersed they were in their problems. Assistant directors rushed to wake them up from their stupor. They had got carried away, some were in tears.

For me every shot was amazing to see my story unfold on-screen. Each frame is a masterpiece. Towards the tail end, we shot with a crowd with smoke around and Fahad in his climax attire. It was almost a heavenly feeling. I got goosebumps.

What was your Trance moment?

A: Sitting inside the theatre with the audience at the first days show, I was eager to know how people will react to some dialogues. Listening to their clapping and watching the reactions was encouraging. I was overwhelmed.

TAMIL DIRECTOR GAUTHAM MENON ON HIS ACTING GIG

Role call

I was surprised to receive a call from Fahadh Faasil who mentioned that director Anwar Rasheed wanted to meet me for a project. Anwar came down to Chennai and offered me the role of Solomon Davis. For me, it was about the director, actor and I had heard so much about Amal Neerads crew. I believe everyday is a learning. I wanted to be in the midst of this brilliant team.

The role

Solomon Davis believes in business and money a no-holds-barred man. He is very quiet and scheming, even if he is saying a few things, there is a layer that he does not reveal. He is also someone who gets down to getting things done. With grey shades to him there is a mysterious air about him. Anwar described the character well. I made sure I got the lines right. I enjoyed playing Solomon, except for the last scene-you will understand when you watch the film.

Being directed

There were only four to five shots a day. In between shots I had three to four hours to myself. Working in the Malayalam industry was a nice and learning experience. The crew spend so much time setting up a shot and you understand why they get it perfect. I loved being directed by Anwar. In Trance small roles were taken on big actors. They worked like a family. When shooting we were hanging around and chatting. I enjoyed their company. I am looking forward to being a big part of the Malayalam industry and in talks with actors including Fahad Faasil. I like the way the audience accepts new films.

On Fahad Faasil

He is the best actor in India. Trance is completely Fahads story and journey and he has portrayed it brilliantly.

OSCAR-WINNER RESUL POOKUTTY ON DESIGNING THE SOUND

The filming involved huge crowds, as many as two to five thousand people. Fahad had apprehensions and called me up to say When I am doing my voice right, I am not getting the body language right and when my body language is right, I am not getting the voice correct. I told him you just go ahead with it. For me every flaw is seen as an advantage. While shooting in sync, its not about doing everything right but about being live with it. There are a lot of accidents that happen and these go to make a scene memorable and super-human like-the result is a brilliant performance.

The director was very pro-sync. No one complained when we asked for retakes or asked for more time, Anwar even pushed the release by a week for me to finish the mix comfortably. We did this film with so much love.

The protagonist goes through some situations in life that required a series of psychological analysis through sound. Trance is a state of mind. What takes him into that state of mind? We arrived at a soundscape through careful use of sounds to emulate a feeling of trance. Prior to Trance, I worked on a film, Thaakkol, based on the Christian tradition. For Thaakkol, I was analysing sounds of Christianity and went into the deep aspect of this community through sound. The very sound palette used as identification in Thakkol was used as subversion in Trance.

In the second half, the story moves to another plane where sound is used stylishly and in a very unorthodox way. We had to strike a balance with quiet moments, slow paced moments and not make it a harsh experience. Sound has the ability to sub-consciously affect you and there is a conscious use of the same in Trance.

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Trance releases in the UAE on February 27.

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