Classic of the week: Robert Nickson – SpiralDecember 16th, 2012
‘A true classic’, ‘this is trance at its best’ and ‘this is what melodic trance should sound like’. Just a couple of comments on Robert Nickson’s ‘Spiral’. And you’ve got to admit, ‘Spiral’ really does apply to that description. With a solid build-up, a lovely melody on top and a whole lot feeling and euphoria underneath it, ‘Spiral’ deserves the classics title. And that’s exactly why, 8 years after its original release, it’s our Classic of the Week!
Robert Nickson:“I remember the first time I played it out at a huge trance event in Madrid. It was the last track I played and it really banged. I think it was also one of the longest voted Future Favourites on ASOT too. I’ve tried remaking it over the years, but I was never satisfied. I wouldn’t say the original is perfect, but it’s still the version I prefer most. From a production side it could sound cleaner, but at the same sounding less clean adds some charm.”
It was his second release so far, and it sure opened the way to a whole lot more. It didn’t take long before the multi-national guy became part of the Armada Music family. After ‘Spiral’, Robert released another slew of productions on the A State of Trance imprint, yet none of them have equaled the incredible success of ‘Spiral’.
So head back in time and turn up the volume on Robert Nickson’s ‘Spiral’, as featured in the Trance Top 1000!