Core has joined forces with Trackitdown to bring you monthly trance reviews from DJ Nick The Kid. This month find releases from Above & Beyond, Porter & Weston, Judge Jules, Alex M.O.R.P.H., Nick Sentience and more. At the end, find out our forgotten classic of the month!
All tracks can be found for download on the Trackitdown website, links have been provided.
1. Above & Beyond pres. Tranquility Base - Razorfish (Jerome Isma-Ae Remix) - Anjunabeats
I've always been a huge fan of Jerome Isma-Ae & this release is nothing short of stunning. Peak time progressive
with real emotion. It's no suprise that this was aired numerous times at the recent Global Gathering weekend.
I for one will definitely be supporting this one in the coming weeks.
2. Woody Van Eyden - Raving Society - Original Mix - Inov8 Recordings
Dutch legend Woody Van Eyden has been in the game a long time and demonstrates yet again his abillity to create a dancefloor smash with Raving Society. Lush chords & dreamy pianos combine with bubbling acid on this big rooom release that is sure to go down well with those who like their more authentic sounds!
3. Judge Jules & Corderoy - Give Me A Reason (Original Mix) - Vandit Records
Ex-Radio 1 hero Judge Jules teams up with rising trance star Corderoy on this seriously impressive release on Vandit.
Huge festival style vocals, Dubstep drops & a powerful emotive riff! This one is going to be causing quite a stir for a while I feel and
I can't wait to play it out.
4. Porter & Weston - The Tesla Effect - Original Mix - Aria Knights
One of my favourite producers right now is Darren Porter, his remix of 'Lift' was a really big track for me and
you simply have to admire the energy & euphoria that his tracks deliver to a dancefloor. This collaboration with
Gareth Weston is right up there with his best and with John O'Callahan, Sean Tyas, David Forbes , Mark Sherry & Brian Kearney
all supporting - this could well become a 2012 future classic! Massive!
5. Sonary - Pearl - Original Mix - Crossair Recordings
I am absolutely loving this new offering from Sonary, smoooth synth work & a real mood lifter. OK this may not be cutting edge
or pushing the envelope for new sounds but it's a classic formula that still works so well, especially when delivered like this!
I for one will be including this in my playlists!
6. Alex M.O.R.P.H. feat Sylvia Tosun - Antara (The Circle) (Original Mix) - A State Of Trance
Alex M.O.R.P.H really is on fire lately with an abundance of fresh & huge sounds as well as the recent launch of his Prime Mover Album and affiliated World Tour. Antara is one of the highlights from this incredible artist album for me and is a very powerful vocal track indeed. The energertic scaled riff & Sylivia's
gorgeous voice really do sit together so well and was probably the tune of the night at our recent Hindsight Summer Main Event in Devon!
7. Type 41 - Sky Dropper - Original Mix - Critical State
U.S based Type 41(Discover) makes an appearance on rising trance Australian trance imprint Critical State and what a tune!
Gliding lead sounds, pulsing basses & rich layers alll play a part in this immaculate production. Definitely one for fans of the
more driving end of the spectrum, make sure you check out the remix also from ASOT signing Avenger!
8. Burak Harsitlioglu feat. Claire Willis Show Me The Way - Scott Lowe Remix - Trancefixion Digital
This is one of the finest examples of vocal infused trance for the 140 bpm crew I've heard in a long time. Absolutely epic remix
from Scott Lowe! Shivering melodies, spine tingling breakdown and a big clubroom kick to drive it all in the same direction.
Supporting already are Giuseppe Ottaviani, Brett wood, Manuel Le Saux,Touchstone and now me! This is Massive!
9. Nick The Kid Presents Kitchen Disko feat Anna Mcdonald - Ibizan Heat - Spaceshokker's ' Balearic Sundown ' Dub - Hinsight Blue
We have finally got clearance to release this 2011 Summer Ibiza Anthem on my own label - Hindsight Blue. For those that haven't yet heard, this was tune we put together last year to celebrate 10 years of Ibizan Heat - Ibiza's largest annual clubbing holiday. The original dub picked up big support from ARMIN VAN BUUREN, MARKUS SCHULZ, MARCO V, TYDI & BRANDON BLOCK, We then employed the songwriting talents of Kirk Field& the wonderful vocals of Anna Mcdonald (Tara Mcdonald's Sister). Along came a variety of fantastic remixes such as this 140bpm monster version from Spaceshokker's (S.H.O.K.K & Space Raven) that up until now has been unreleased. I championed the release heavily last year on the White Isle by playing this version at Judgement Sundays and the original 128 mix at Cream, Amnesia to a packed main room. Make sure you head over to Trackitdown and check all mixes as you can'y buy them anywhere else.
10. Nick Sentience & Paul Robertson - Sylo (Original Mix) - Night Vision
This has to be one of my favourite tracks so far this year, there is a definitely a no-cheese factor with this deeper output from scene veteran Nick Sentience and Australian production friend Paul Robertson. Searching riffs & a meaty kick/bass section are locked to cause complete devastation whenever played. This featured in my recent set for Judgement Sundays in Ibiza and boy did it get a reaction! I can't wait to hear more like this from Nick Sentience!
REVIEW REWIND - FORGOTTEN CLASSIC OF THE MONTH:
Drax - Amphetamine (Thomas P. Heckmann aka Drax) (Original Remaster) - Trope
Trance music has changed a considerable amount over the last 20 years and being lucky (old enough) to remember it's infancy, there really
were some crucial key tunes that had a massive influence on the scene as a whole. After hearing this tune on the legendary FACT album from
Carl Cox whilst still at school in around 1997, I can honestly say I had never heard anything quite like it. Back then trance had a way more underground
feel to it and I use to attend a lot of free parties all over the South West and this tune reminds me heavily of that era! Timeless classic! Go & grab
a piece of history!
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