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#TBT || John O’Callaghan – Big Sky

#TBT || John O’Callaghan – Big Sky

If you are searching for some wildly uplifting vocal trance then look no further than “Big Sky” by trance legend John O’Callaghan!


Released on Armind and named A State of Trance’s track of the year in 2007, “Big Sky” would be destined to become one of the most popular John O’Callaghan tracks to date. It will without a doubt go down in history as one of the greatest trance classics of all time. In fact, it was even featured on Armin van Buuren`s compilation album Universal Religion 3 the very same year it was released, and after 10 long years, the track is clearly as relevant today as it ever was. Here we are in 2017 and “Big Sky” remains in the forefront of our precious scene, receiving some serious air time by some of the biggest and most respected names in the game.

I challenge you to hit up any major trance festival or show without hearing this tune at least once. It has even been the target for some incredible remixes with Adam Ellis, Ben Gold, Signum and RAM, Agnelli and Nelson, Darren Porter, EDX, and City Zen adding their own flavorful touch. With hypnotic lyrics dished out by song-bird Audrey Gallagher and a flowing melody with incredible balance and power, “Big Sky” is the true definition of uplifting trance and will forever be known as the track that put John O’Callaghan on the map.

Stream John O’Callaghan Ft. Audrey Gallagher – “Big Sky” on SoundCloud:


John O’Callaghan Ft. Audrey Gallagher – “Big Sky” Lyrics:

I know this silence, been here before
I’m walking blinded through your door
This is a sense of things to come
This innocence oh, oh

Breathe in this moment, it’s come and gone
Further and faster through your soul
Open your eyes and breathe some more
Open your mouth oh, oh

Release yourself…it’s a big sky
Reveal yourself…it’s a big sky
We love, we leave, we take, we give
Release yourself…it’s a big sky

It’s a big sky

I know this silence, been here before
I’m walking blinded through your door
This is a sense of things to come
This innocence oh, oh

Breathe in this moment, it’s come and gone
Further and faster through your soul
Open your eyes and breathe some more
Open your mouth oh, oh

Release yourself, it’s a big sky
Reveal yourself, it’s a big sky
We love, we leave, we take, we give
Release yourself, it’s a big sky

Breathe in this moment
Breathe in this moment
Breathe in this moment
Breathe in this moment

Release yourself, it’s a big sky
Reveal yourself, it’s a big sky
We love, we leave, we take, we give
Release yourself, it’s a big sky

It’s a big sky
It’s a big sky
It’s a big sky
It’s a big sky


About John O’Callaghan:

John O’Callaghan is an artist, producer, DJ and an internationally respected name in the world of Electronic music. O’Callaghan or ‘JOC’ as his army of fans have dubbed him, has long pushed the boundaries of musical genres in ways that have earned him a stellar reputation across the dance music industry. From the ambient progressive tones of the ‘Henrik Zuberstein’ guise to the techno wedged into his ‘Joint Operations Centre’ productions. He always showcases true diversity in his sound, and has emerged as a leader of the trance movement.In the past few

In the past few years he has encapsulated the true artistry of uplifting melodic trance music resulting in smash hit remixes on the crème de la crème of the finest Electronic music labels around such as: Armada, Black Hole, Vandit, Garuda and of course his heavy hitting originals on his widely respected Subculture record label. John O’Callaghan has long been responsible for taking vocal records and transforming them into extraordinary Trance Classics. This was evident when his remix of Gareth Emery’s ‘Concrete Angel’ hit Number One in the download charts, and the original was voted ‘tune of the year’ by millions of fans on Armin Van Buuren’s ‘A State Of Trance’ radio show. An artist that is responsible for creating some of the defining sounds and biggest vocal tracks of recent times, John O’Callaghan has also retained unprecedented levels of credibility within the underground scene. With three studio albums and a discography littered with some of the most iconic Trance records of the recent era, such as: ‘Big Sky’, ‘Find Yourself’, ‘One Special Particle; and ‘Exactly’.While many of the tenants of trance have recently waved the white flag in exchange for top-dollar, big-room business, John O’Callaghan has always stuck to his guns. An innovator by its very definition, the Irishman is untouchable due to

While many of the tenants of trance have recently waved the white flag in exchange for top-dollar, big-room business, John O’Callaghan has always stuck to his guns. An innovator by its very definition, the Irishman is untouchable due to his unwavering commitment to keeping the genre free from the pollutions of pandering to the masses. Tech and uplifting are his specialty, with a slew of pseudonyms at his disposal to ensure he always has a side option to spice up his discog. Either through his scene-defining sets or the sign-offs on his Subculture imprint, you can always count on JOC to push trance towards the promised land.


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Maria Clinton

Maria Clinton

Maria first fell in love with electronic music in the early 2000's when she heard a little tune called "Satisfaction" by Benny Benassi. Since then she has dived head first into the scene and become passionate about the trance, techno, and tech house genre's. Festival's like EDC, Dreamstate, and TomorrowWorld hold the key to her soul and dance music will always and forever be a major part of her life.
Maria Clinton

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Maria Clinton

Maria first fell in love with electronic music in the early 2000's when she heard a little tune called "Satisfaction" by Benny Benassi. Since then she has dived head first into the scene and become passionate about the trance, techno, and tech house genre's. Festival's like EDC, Dreamstate, and TomorrowWorld hold the key to her soul and dance music will always and forever be a major part of her life.

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