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Are you planning on attending Dreamstate Poland in April 2020? Why not bundle our mini Trance Retreat into your trip to one of Europe's best trance events? Enjoy a compressed version of our full week retreats and enjoy group seminars, 1-on-1s, as well as an unparalleled networking experience. This 'mini' edition begins on Tuesday, April 14th, 2020 with a pick-up in the central old town of Krakow, Poland, and after a 3 night retreat, you'll get dropped off in Katowice, Poland on April 17th in time for the Dreamstate Europe Pre-party featuring instructor Menno de Jong with his open to close Menno Solo concept! And while you're there, why not stick around another night or the massive Dreamstate Europe event happening April 18th, 2020 itself!



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DAW: Logic X (previously Cubase / Reason
Greatest Career Achievements: Producing a series of nr. 1 Trance records and touring the world for shows at clubs and festivals, as well as hosting and building the brands Menno Solo and In Trance We Trust internationally.
Specialties: Composition, melodies and writing/producing tracks for vocalists


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DAW: Protools 12
Greatest Career Achievements: Playlist added on Sirius XM, 10M Views on YouTube, NO2 Selling album in the UK/US/CAN.
Specialties: Vocals/Song Writing/Big hit mentality


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DAW: Cubase 10
Greatest Career Achievements: Playing for 25,000 people before Above & Beyond at ABGT 250 at the Gorge. Multiple Beatport #1s in the Trance Genre, 'Enceladus' currently has 1M+ streams on Spotify
Specialties: Mixing & Mastering, Kick & Bass, Chords & Melody construction


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DAW: Cubase 10 (main), but also proficient in Logic Pro X, Reaper and Ableton Live
Greatest Career Achievement: Collaborating with Markus Schulz, JES, Rank 1, Betsie Larkin and remixing my idols Armin van Buuren, Gareth Emergy, Markus Schulz, Above & Beyond!
Specialties: Sound-Design, Mixing & Mastering, Vocal Processing
Dennis is the resident instructor and co-founder of Trance Retreat. He is well respected in the music industry and eager to help you master the foundations of producing electronic music!


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1:00 PMPickup at central Point in Krakow
2:00 PMCheck in & Getting to know each other
6:00 PM Early Dinner & drinks
8:30 PMDemo listening and Feedback session
8:30 AMBreakfast
10:00 AM – 12:30 PM1st Seminar
1:00 PMLunch
2:00 PM – 4:30 PM2nd Seminar
5:00 PMAfternoon Snack
5:30 PM – 6:30 PMPossible 1on1 Session
7:00 PMDinner
8:30 PM – 9:30 PMPossible 1on1 Session
9:30 PM – 10:30 PMPossible 1on1 Session
8:30 AMBreakfast
10:00 AM – 12:30 PM3rd Seminar
1:00 PMLunch
2:00 PM – 4:30 PM4th Seminar
5:00 PMAfternoon Snack
5:30 PM – 6:30 PMPossible 1on1 Session
7:00 PMDinner
8:30 PM – 9:30 PMPossible 1on1 Session
9:30 PM – 10:30 PMPossible 1on1 Session
10:00 AMBrunch
12:00 PMCheckout
2:00 PMDrop off in Katowice
8:00 PMMenno Solo (Official Dreamstate Preparty)


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Two single bedsBedsKing bed
Private Bathroom

Welcome cocktail

meet & greet

Group instruction
Over 10 hours of seminars, production time and informal panels
Private tutoring
1 hour of private tutoring (to be reserved).
Bonus hour of 1-on-1 instruction
Daily breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks (vegetarian available).
Complimentary non-alcoholic beverages and select alcoholic beverage
End of Retreat Party
Complimentary entry to Dreamstate Europe Preparty: Menno Solo
to and from venue from pick-up point in Krakow (optional drop off in Katowice)
World Class Networking

*Accommodations for Friday, April 17th, Saturday, April 18th, and entry for Dreamstate Europe main event are not included. Soundcation recommends staying in Katowice and taking a 15-20 minute taxi or Uber to the Gliwice arena.

*You are responsible for your own transportation to the pick-up point in Old Town Center in Krakow, Poland


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Finish off your retreat week at one of Europe’s biggest Trance Festivals!

While the retreat ends on the afternoon of Friday, April 17th, our official afterparty will be instructor Menno de Jong playing one of his legendary Open to Close ‘Menno Solo’ sets at the Gliwice Arena (located 20 minutes away from Katowice). And while you’re here why not stick around for an extra night for the main Dreamstate Poland event taking place at the Gliwice Arena on Saturday, April 18th?

You can catch retreat instructor Craig Connelly taking over the decks & playing on a huge stage with top notch production to an energetic crowd of of over 20,000 attendees!

Other artists on the lineup include Ferry Corsten pres. System F, Markus Schulz, Giuseppe Ottavianni Live 3.0, Astrix, Key4050, MaRLo and many more!


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Break your payment into 3 easy installments

Starting with all of our retreats in 2019 we will now be offering a payment plan schedule. All of our retreats can be paid for in smaller increments. If you apply and are accepted, your first payment amount will include any payments due prior to your join date.

Note that due to the mini nature of this retreat we are unable to split the payments into more than 3 segments.

AcceptanceJanuary 31February 29
January 31
February 29


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We will be following up with select candidates. We’d like to get to know a bit more about you, your production skill level and what you would like to gain from this trance retreat experience. Chosen applicants will have a follow up call with the organizers.


Please note that Trance Retreat is a PAID Retreat, please have a look over our pricing information. Serious applicants only please.


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