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- David Forbes


David Launches The Engage Podcast.

All historical Aria waves podcasts are available here just click the Podcast tab at the top of the page

Revert E.P Out Now Support from PVD / ASOT PLAYLISTED

Overboard out now on Lange recordings





Free Download.

Free Download Foo fighter Times Like These (David Forbes Respray)

Free Download Lethal Riff Cressida (David Forbes Respray)




Catch David Playing the Zoom arena @Size in the park.

David Plays the Subculture arena at this years Coloursfest.


ARIA KNIGHTS WMC 2013 / Aria takes over Dream Nightclub.

David Makes his L.A. Debut @ The Belasco Ballroom














David Forbes Aria Podcast / Subscribe to the Aria Podcast.


All the podcast episodes are up to date check out the playlists and mix in the Podcast tab.

Aria podcast episode 020 & playlist uploaded and ready for YOU!!


This is a new Collaberation with Long term friend Mark Sherry Forthcoming May 2012 already heavily support by Ferry on his tours and Radio Show. WATCH THIS SPACE!

Brand New Subb Label of Aria Digital coming soon.

Team 140.? Underground Music…?
Aria Knights is the Exciting new sub label from the Aria music group. Catering to more of the higher bpm end of the trance, tech-trance & techno spectrum. Aria Knights will bring you fresh new dance floor destroying tracks from the experienced & upcoming producers in the EDM scene.

The new Aria Digital website will be live in the next few weeks expect some amazing releases in 2012 , we've had a sneak preview of the site and boy it looks slick.

Aria Digital Website Now Live

Aria Digital tends to Aim more at the chunky Progressive Trance mould, not wanting to pigieon hole ourselves Aria Digtial. But we like melody's, a strong song concept complimented with exceptional bass. Anyone who is a fan of such Labels as Armada, AVA, Coldharbour, Rebrand to name a few…are on the right lines when submitting a demo to Aria Digital.

David Forbes & Full Tilt - Incline (AVA Recordings) OUT NOW!!

David's next single on AVA is a collaberation with Irish producers Timmy & Tommy (FullTilt)

30k youtube views Armin Support on ASOT lloks like this release is already shaping up to be HUGE!!

David hooks up with Irish duo Timmy & Tommy now going under their Fulltilt Ailias ...The Track is entitled - INCLINE watch out for this one.

ARKADI - Force Of Nature / Inc Norin & Rad Remix OUT NOW!!.

David Forbes brings his mighty tech trance 'Arkadi' alias to Fraction once again, with another unstoppable slice of main room floor damage entitled 'Force Of Nature'!

The Original Mix is an absolute sledgehammer peak time weapon, combining David's trademark cone blowing kick drums and super-grooved bass lines against atmospheric stabbed synths and intricate percussive rhythms to really set the tone. On the breakdown, David's highly impressive hook writing skills are once again on full show with another anthemic crowd pleaser to whip the atmosphere into frenzy before dropping into the super infectious groove once again! Norin & Rad return to the label after the massive success of their remix for 2nd Phase earlier this year, once again raising the bar for production standards with another absolutely incredible piece of work. Superb attention to detail combined with bags of energy and drive guarantee fans of this rising duo will not be disappointed! Another spectacular outing from David Forbes! Luckily, there is more where that came from - 2012 watch out!

David Forbes & Alan Nimmo - Replay / Flex (AVA Recordings) OUT NOW!!

David Forbes & Alan Nimmo - Replay / Flex forthcoming on AVA.

the Guys continue their collaberation work with another belting release for Armada Music. Release date to be finalized with this package.

Matt Darey - Hold Your Breath - David Forbes Remix

Trance Royalty Matt Darey enlisted David to get on the remix duties for his new single due out Jan 2012 on S107 Armada Music and whoaaaaaaaa the remix is sounding so good!! Matt was delighted with outcome, which David was happy to hear.

Productive times at this years ADE, with it being the biggest to date a sell out 10,000 people attending the conference,it was a really productive trip putting faces to alot of the emails sent over the years. im sure you will see him next year....roll on Miami.

Recently David teamed up with one of the uk's finest EDM producers Dave Parkinson. Dave was in the rave cave smashing it up with David on a collaberation which is sounding pretty special.

Gorbals Sound Studio Premises.

New studio premises. recently i have moved into a new studio complex, which i have to say is one of the best studio complex's in Scotland if not up there with the best in the uk, boasting 3 state of the art studios. studio one boasts one of only 2 Neve desks of its size in the world hand built by Rupert Neve himself.

Studio 2 also boasts a vintage neve desk which was used for all the classic Deca releases, anyone who knows a bit about classical music will know what im talking about.

Studio 3 where im based is dolby certified zero referenced studio and air tight vocal recording booth.

i will upload some photos for you all to feast your eyes upon.

David Forbes - Dalton 91 / Touchscreen (AVA Recordings) OUT NOW!!


Support from : Andy Moor , Gareth Emery , Ernesto, Myon & Shane 54, Max Graham, Gabriel & Dresden, Richard Durand, TyDi , Marcus Schossow, Ben Gold, DJ Ram, Mark Sherry to name a few.

David Forbes - Yasai (AVA Recordings) Out Now!

David Forbes makes his new single ‘Yasai’ burst with diversity, just the way we like it! Riding the tide of music for more than 20 years, is Scotsman David Forbes.

This music junkie has over a hundred releases behind him, but with an endless wave of creativity the ideas keep coming. Devoted to the rhythm, it didn't take long for him to come up with a worthy follow-up to 'Point Picquet', 'Ko Tapu' and 'Katsu'.

Breathing diversity throughout the full 8 minutes of its bliss, is the stunning 'Yasai'.

David:"I’m always trying to push the boundaries with the various types of music I’m producing". And so he does on 'Yasai'. He makes it a pounding progressive trancer that truly unfolds itself.

It slowly builds from a melodic and mysterious gentle piece, to a melodic break with several effects joining forces. Eventually, it pays off with heavy synths and throbbing basslines, without losing its melodic power. Alan Nimmo, with who David collaborated for the 'Ko Tapu' and 'Galapagos' E.P., gave 'Yasai' a fine big room punch, giving it the funk and energy of a true peak-timer.



Gareth Emery Markus Schulz Rank 1
Tristan Judge Jules M.I.K.E.
Dash Berlin
Tim Stark FerryCorsten
Mark Pledger
Alex M.O.R.P.H Tjerk Coers EddieHalliwell Lange
Kristina Sky
Austin Kramer JohnAskew NicChagall
Lisa Lashes
Paul van Dyk
Sied van Riel
Dave Pearce
Orjan Nilsen

David Forbes - Point Picquet & London Rd (AVA Recordings) Out Now!!

In search of diversity? Magnify the sound of David Forbes. More than 15 years have passed since the Glasgow based DJ and producer started to live out his dreams and celebrate the wonders of music with productions in various styles. No rookie to the game, David has mastered the art of techno, gabber, trance and hard trance, as well as taking sidesteps to prog and house. This open minded producer has a thing for EDM, in the biggest sense of the word. The deeper side of his sound gets its show time on Andy Moor's successful AVA Recordings. 'Point Picquet' guides you down the road of moody prog-trance. Filled with a core of melodic gold, this masterpiece balances danceable beats with soothing melodies. 'London Road' rides a slightly different sound. This energetic prog-piece gives you nothing but peak time pleasure!

Support : Andy Moor , Ashley Wallbridge , TYDI, Sean Tyas,Gareth Emery, Dash Berlin, Ernesto ,Trance International, FerryCorsten, AlyandFila, Jorn van Deynhoven, M.I.K.E., Menno de Jong, Alex M.O.R.P.H, Lange

Paul van Dyk, Christopher Lee, Marcus Schossow, Eddie Halliwell, Ben Gold, William Daniel, Signum

Due to the no stop output of Mr Forbes..he starts a new Ailias..ARKADI...already David has signed off some tracks to (2Play) Spinnin and Fraction Records some great remixes in lined up for this Project..im sure you will be hearing alot more from ARKADi in the coming months.

Darkadi - S5000 - Dark / Light Mixes OUT NOW!

With almost two decades of production under his belt, and a DJ support list as long as you're likely to encounter, Fraction Records all-star David Forbes steps into the shadows of his new 'Arkadi' alias with the absolutely incredible 'S5000'.

The Dark Mix opens the release in furious style, with biting percussive rhythms and floor thumping kick drums fusing perfectly with David's trademark cone rattling basslines to provide the perfect backbone to the contrasting delicate piano lines and droplets of vocal before the breakdown. Atmospherics are set to overdrive as the break section unfolds beautifully in a series of crowd pleasing big room chord changes, squeezing the tension to absolute breaking point before erupting into a fireball of tech fuelled energy! Essential! The Light Mix features all the key ingredients for the more uplifting crowds, combining breakbeat patterns and playful melody lines whilst retaining the essence and drive required for the big rooms. David Forbes, once again on the money with two fully fledged peak time weapons!


Arkadi - The Box. Fraction Records.

Arkadi - Login 2Play Records.

Arkadi touches down on 2Play with a bomb of a three tracker! Login comes in a 134, Dark and Light mix to suit your personal taste. Grand, fabulous and unspoiled trance of the highest level. Recommended!

Support / feedback from: Markus Schulz, Gareth Emery, Cosmic Gate, Kyau & Albert, Lange.


Arkadi & William Daniel - Infinatus 2Play Records.

Arkadi teams up with William Daniel to bring you 'Infinatus'. A grand powerful track with an amazing piano and string break embodying true emotion. Uplifting and awesome release on the 2Play imprint!

Last updated May 2011

Released Friday 27th May 2011 ,Tracks from David Forbes , Tydi, Ashley Wallbridge, Orjan Nilsen to name a few.

Worldwide Trance Sounds mixed By David Forbes Release date 27th May.

David is next to take the reins of Armada Music's ‘Worldwide Trance Sounds’ compilation series. He’ll be picking up where Robert Nickson left off and that’ll be for a mix that’s “melodic”, with an “uplifting touch” and “ever-original angles.”

Taking an advanced look at the tracklist Kicking off with his and fellow countryman Alan Nimmo’s ‘Galapagos’, it works its way through the latest n’ greatest from Ashley Wallbridge, tyDi, Filo & Peri, Dash Berlin, Orjan Nilsen, and a good few other purveyors of fine trance. The album is out through Armada on 27th May.

David Forbes is flying high right now, and this latest remix shows why! White hot production technique spills over from start to finish as the intricately crafted percussion flows against the flawless basslines and rhythmic synth stabs creating the perfect peak time floor stormer!

Indecent Noise rounds of the package with a Tech Edit of the Original Mix, this time creating a massive razor sharp drop in section for the techier floors - perfection!


David Forbes - Yasai (Inc Alan Nimmo Remix) Coming Soon

3 Productions featured on Andy Moor's - Breaking the Silence Vol.2

An audio reflection of music, as it is right now. The time has come for Andy Moor to break the silence once more with the next installment of 'Breaking The Silence'. 2 years after the first Volume, Grammy-nominated Andy Moor gives a welcome indication of where he is.

Andy Moor's style and sound has a reputation of its own, a mature sound representing quality, patience, groove and melody, his constant boundary defiance is encapsulated in and being the first to discover the next evolutionary breakthrough in dance music. Highly ranked in the critically acclaimed DJ Mag Top 100 for years and head of his very own AVA Recordings label, Andy has kept himself busy in the past 15 years of his career. Treasured for his remixes, productions and collaborations and loved for his relentless energy during gigs and performances, Andy stands in an imposing position on the music spectrum of today.
'Breaking The Silence Volume 2' will treat its listeners to fresh and exclusive tracks from the AVA Recordings label. Established artists such as Ashley Wallbridge, Tydi and David Forbes compliment up and coming producers such as Ben Nicky and Masoud.

Disc 1
01. Will Holland feat. Jeza – Start Again (Original Intro Mix)
02. Ad Brown presents Maxi Valvona – Fractions
03. DNS Project & Fast Distance – Kickdown
04. Zack Roth – Silver Of Blue
05. Masoud feat. Hannah Ray – Here We Go
06. Gofman & Tsukerman – Bliss
07. Joseph Areas – Subtle Motion
08. David Forbes – Point Picquet
09. Daniel Kandi – Promised (Jason van Wyk Remix)
10. Mark Eteson – Universal Language
11. Nitrous Oxide feat. Anyem – Follow You (Maor Levi Remix)
12. Ad Brown feat. Kerry Leva – Memorial (You Were Loved) (Maor Levi Club Mix)
13. Lange & Fabio XB presents Yves De Lacroix – Electrify (Lange Mix)
14. Danny Chen feat. Cristina – Just A Dream

Disc 2
01. Ashley Wallbridge – Liquid (Intro Mix)
02. Mike Koglin – Sunstar
03. Tenishia feat. Aneym – Man in Denial (David Forbes Remix)
04. Masoud – Skyward
05. Cerf, Mitiska & Jaren – Another World (Original Vocal Mix)
06. Andy Moor vs M.I.K.E. – Spirit’s Pulse
07. Fabio XB & Yves De Lacroix – Universe Of Love (First State’s Prog Mix)
08. Snatt & Vix – Destination Shoreline
09. tyDi feat. Tania Zygar – Half Light (Fabio XB Vocal Rework)
10. Ben Nicky – Drizzle
11. Tydi feat. Brianna Holan – Never Go Back
12. David Forbes – Yasai
13. Tritonal feat. Cristina Soto – Lifted (Mat Zo Remix)
14. Ashley Wallbridge – Moonlight Sonata
15. Spark7 – Lightness

Its Been Hibernation Time for David These last few months collating and writing new material for his EDM assault in 2011.


Sebrof Strikes Back with his 2nd release on Marco v's Incharge Records

In a club (So Make some noise) coming soon.

With ‘Readers Demo’ he made his debut on In Charge, but Sebrof has not been resting since.
‘In A Club (So Make Some Noise)’ is his new weapon of choice and with its driving beats it’s
made to do some serious damage. Made for clubs and to make some noise!.

Support from : Marco V, Armin van Buuren, Tom Novy, Mark Knight, Arnej , Ronald van Gelderen , Robbie Rivera, Cliff Coenraad, judge jules to name a few.



David Forbes & Alan Nimmo - Ko Tapu / Galapagos.

Out Now on Soundpiercing Records (Armada) release date 7th Feb 2011.

David Forbes gives it a good spin of musical variety, setting forth a sound swirling of house, trance and progressive. Coming together in the two-track collaboration with Alan Nimmo, one half of the legendary Team SR and Signalrunners team-ups, as they bring in a new, extraordinary blend of music on the Soundpiercing label.

Exploring instrumental depth, the guys present a cleverly build 'Ko Tapu', an energetic, prog-house driven masterpiece. 'Galapagos' comes in 2 shapes, the original and the 'alternative mix'. No matter which version you play, you'll find that they're both equally soothing and deep. However, if you prefer the edges to be a little less rough, the 'alternative mix' will tease your ears.

Support from

Above & Beyond, Dash Berlin,Sander Van Doorn, Gareth Emery, Richard Durand, Judge Jules, Paul Oakenfold, Max Graham, M.I.K.E., John O’Callaghan, Leon Bolier, Andy Moor, Ashley Wallbridge, Jorn van Deynhoven, Greg Downey, Myon & Shane 54.

Tenishia - Man in Denial David Forbes Remix.

Forthcoming on S107 (Armada).

Tenishia feat. Aneym

Man In Denial

Maltese duo Tenishia looks back on an outstanding 2010. Joven & Cyprian became Malta's most successful DJ and producer duo, with sold out club nights and special performances in several tv shows. But that's only the beginning of their impressive story. Tenishia closed down the year with the third Malta Music Award for 'Best Dance Production' in a row, this time for 'Stranger To Myself', with the lovely vocals of Aneym.

They say to never change a winning team, and that's why the new release of Cyprian and Joven once again features the beloved voice of Aneym. 'Man In Denial' is a heavy-weighing, deep bassed club stormer. Anemy's hopelessly addictive vocal and layer over layer of melodies come together in a perfect combination of everything essential to blow your mind.

On the remix, British DJ and producer David Forbes shows to be handling musical diversity. Based on powerful synths, he translated 'Man In Denial' into a deeper version, without losing any of it original atmosphere.


Man In Denial (Original Mix)
Man In Denial (David Forbes Remix)

David remix's Signums Lead release from there highly acclaimed Album .

Liberate - David Forbes Remix OUT NOW!

There’s plenty of DJ’s and producers out there, who’ve been around trance-land for years, but there’s only a few of them that managed to leave a remarkable impact on it. Ron Hagen and Pascal Minnaard are, undoubtedly, two of them. Together, they form the legendary Signum duo, looking back on 13 years of producing all-time classics such as ‘What Ya Got 4 Me’, ‘Push Through’, ‘Come Around Again’, ‘First Strike’ and remixes for the likes of Armin van Buuren, Tiësto and ATB. An absolute highlight of 13 years of Signum is the release of their first artist album ‘For You’. Taken from the album, the two Dutch masterminds now present their new single ‘Liberate’, featuring the lovely vocals of Kate Louise Smith. ‘Liberate’ is the tempting beat evidence that their sixth sense for captivating melodies hasn’t aged a day. An intimate, layered track for the floors and quiet moments at home. On the remix, British DJ and producer David Forbes translated ‘Liberate’ into a contagious flow of melody, soothing chords and tender piano. On the remix, Forbes creates plenty of space for the vocals to truly stand out. Delicacy is being served.


Sebrof Debut's on Marco v's Incharge Imprint.

Don’t get yourself fooled by the title of this new track by Sebrof, because it’s far from being a demo track.

Behind Sebrof goes the man better known to most as David Forbes. With ‘Readers Demo’ he delivered a deep dark yet very, very cool techno track. Rolling beats and a driving baselines… yeah baby!

some support feedback,

Markus Schulz , Marco v, Tiesto, Armin, Koen Groeneveld, Cliff Coenraad, John O'Callaghan, Jochen Miller, Nic Chagall, Marcel Woods,W & W, Lange, Jonas Stenberg, Ali Wilson to name a few .

Coming up we have the follow up to David & Alan Nimmo's debut collab Samui which was judge Jules Tried and tested track of the week. This is entitled Kotapu / Galapagos...they seem to be keeping on the remote Island vibe here in the title. This track is due for release feb 2011.

Katsu makes the Best of AVA 2010 Compilation

Andy Moor has just compiled the best of bundle form AVA for 2010 all the big hitters from the last 12 months are on there full tracklist below.

01. Andy Moor Feat Carrie Skipper - She Moves (Original Mix)

02. Ashley Wallbridge - Harmonies (Original Mix)

03. Ben Nicky Feat Linnea Schossow - Tears (Original Mix)

04. Tydi Feat Audrey Gallagher - Calling (Original Mix)

05. David Forbes - Katsu (Original Mix)

06. Tydi - Good Dream (Original Mix)

07. Ashley Wallbridge - Rhythm (Original Mix)

08. Alexander Popov - Metropolis (Original Mix)

09. Moonpax Vs Snatt & Vix - Replay Girl (Original Mix)

10. Ben Nicky - Rattle (Original Mix)


David has been concentraiting all his efforts on his forthcoming AVA releases.

First up is Yasai his followup to Katsu..this comes with a wicked remix from Alan Nimmo (Signalrunners)

Next on the map is Point Piquect / London Road. David is really happy with the material he has been producing lately for AVA long may it continue.

David Signs Exclusivley to Armin van Buuren's Armada Music.

After countless releases on all of the major big hitters, David Forbes is now exclusive with Armada Music.
After many years and numerous releases with Armada I've decided to concentrate more with my David Forbes sound under the one roof. I'm really excited to crack on and and write even more tracks that i hope the fans out there enjoy.

Tour Dates & Guest Mixes

Earlier this month i played my debut gig in the Lviv Ukraine for the Kiss Fm Party alongside Chris Dee Deed & Tigran Oganezof packed club great atmosphere, really can wait to get back over there some time soon.
David Forbes - Yasai Forthcoming soon on AVA. really exited about this new release anyone who was feeling Katsu will hopefully like this too.
David Forbes & Alan Nimmo - Ko Tapu "Forthcoming on [Soundpiercing].

David Forbes • Guest Mix
Tiesto Clublife 167 (David Forbes Guest Mix) Click here to listen.
01. David Forbes feat. Antonia Lucas – Because Of You
02. David Forbes – Katsu
03. David Forbes & Nimmo – Samui


Global Bookings

Australia & Asia Bookings

Tour Dates
21 / 06 / 2014 - I Am Amsterdam (Glasgow).

28 / 06 / 2014 - Area 13 (Ayr Race Course).

14 / 04 / 2012 - GBX (Keller Club Glasgow).


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