New Releases & Exclusives (18)May 3rd, 2010
Susana feat. The Blizzard & Omnia – Closer
It doesn’t come around very often that a singer gets their announcement before the producer does. But Dutch vocalist Susana has all right to be on top. ‘Closer’ is the title track to her debut album of the same name, released on May 7th 2010. It took the Dutch lady seven years to achieve all this, working with some of the world’s most talented producers.
After collaborations with Armin van Buuren, Rex Mundi, Dash Berlin and many other big names, the honour to work with Susana goes to The Blizzard and Omnia. Ukrainian producer Evgeny Smirnov and Norwegian producer duo Lars-Christian Nyheim and Tore Vatle Jensen share the same warm, progressive trance sound and decided to bind their strengths. You’ll find that ‘Closer’ is warm, atmospheric and full of details. In perfect addition to that, Susana will take you in with her strong voice – genuinely translating the fragile essence of ‘Closer’. This beauty of a track will crawl under your skin before you know it.
Estonian producer Beat Service, who also remixed Susana’s ‘Nothing At All’, now gives a peak-time treatment to ‘Closer’. Big beats, drums and a piano-driven break make his remix stand out.
Matt Everson – Heist Manouvre
With a keen ear for UK’s finest beat-talent, label owner John O’Callaghan selected another future champion for the trance scene. Promising sounds left the studio of Matt Everson, not just tingling the ears of John himself, but also making waves on the masses he played it for. Known as one of UK’s most requested DJ’s, the variety of Matt’s sets can also be heard in his productions. Though this fourth Subculture release is only his second original release ever, it clearly shows Matt’s determined to show what he’s made of: 100% pure passion for music.
With ‘Heist Manouvre’, Everson unlocks an emotional, straight-forward trancer. Clubfloors will tremble to its bass, bodies will move and minds will be stimulated, as ‘Heist Manouvre’ bursts into the outermost corners of trance universe.
Nick Sentience is responsible for some more trance damage, as he hits the techy sounds with his club-quaking ‘Heist Manouvre’ remix.
Glenn Morrison – Symptoms Of A Stranger EP
Glenn Morrison’s ‘Odyssey’, ‘Satellite’, ‘No Sudden Moves’ and ‘Drone’ EP are still etched in memory, but a new EP is set for reminiscence. After years of powerful instrumentals and loads of practice on several top notch remixes, the Canadian producer now takes a deep dive into vocals. ‘Symptoms Of A Stranger’ is set to fill your mind with progressive rapture, guided by the voice of UK’s vocalist Cathy Burton. Fondling trance and progressive, ‘Symptoms Of A Stranger’ resounds somewhere between the mesmerizing stars and the deep, dark ground trembling on its beat.
Spanish producer Henry Saiz, re-worker of tracks by Way Out West, John Digweed and Tiësto, added a unique touch of warmth to ‘Symptoms Of A Stranger’ on his Space Oddity remix, that doesn’t let itself be captured into the ‘prog-house’ genre only.
The cherry on top of all this, is ‘Triangle & Strings’. An outstanding piece of music that takes you in at an instant, riding on a deep progressive-trance sound of strings, synths and tantalizing beats.
Anton Firtich feat. Victoria Mazze – Meant To Be Free
“You can bluff when you’re losing, but never rewind.” A perfect fit to Markus Schulz’ ‘Las Vegas ‘10’compilation, as mystery and darkness unfold in the prog-trancy ‘Meant To Be Free’. A thick production from the hands of Russian sound-rider Anton Firtich, flirting with the lush vocals of Victoria Mazze. A strong track that deserves to be played out loud only.
Remixes hail from Russia with fellow-producer Cramp on the job, turning ‘Meant To Be Free’ into an anthem of progressive depth, and Slovakian ‘Vegas’ producer Robert Burian, intensifying the big room and distortive prog sound on this beauty.
Exclusively out on Beatport.