Trance World - Mixed By Signum Now Available on iTunes
Signum is Pascal Minnaard and Ronald Hagen, two producers who met at high school and have gone from classroom dreams of making music to playing out and hearing their tracks hammered in some of the best clubs in the world.
Based in Zoetermeer, a little city near The Hague in The Netherlands, the duo have been hugely influential in the trance scene. Pascal got a record contract at the Dutch label/agency BPM Dance, with Ron also signing to the label later, and the pair's 1997 inaugural joint production, 'What You Got For Me', became a massive club anthem.
After a string of hugely successful productions and remixes (for the likes of Armin van Buuren, Tiesto, ATB and Lost Tribe), the pair were inundated with requests to DJ, and feeling that the time had come to play out at clubs, they set about learning to mix. With DJ bookings guaranteed, Signum made their UK debut in style, playing a three-hour set at Gatecrasher in July 2001. They've since rocked it at the UK's best clubs: Godskitchen, Gatecrasher, Passion, and Slinky; festivals from Global Gathering to Homelands; and had their passports well and truly stamped with gigs in Australia, Spain, Japan, Ibiza, Canada, Africa, Switzerland, Germany, Mallorca and Malaysia.
Signing to Armada Music in 2003, Signum hit the number one spot in dance charts all over the world with productions including 'Push Through', 'The Timelord' and 'Come Around Again', a collaboration with vocalist Anita Kelsey, described by Ron & Pascal as the track they've always wanted to make.
2007 brings the release of this mix album, Trance World, the first in an exciting new series from Armada. Featuring a range of tracks from across the trance spectrum, including a slew of their own productions, this double CD is a must-have for all trance fans. 'It's our first mix compilation and it's taken a long time to put together so it's really cool to finally do it,' says Pascal. 'We wanted a wide selection of different genres and show that trance can still be trance but also harder, more techy.'
With an artist album on the horizon, high profile gigs and more remixes to come, it seems that 10 years of Signum is only the start of a beautiful partnership.
01 Signum - Shades of Asia
02 M.I.D.O.R - Wilderness
03 DJ Remy & Roland Klinkenberg - Bilderdyk Drive (Remix)
04.Hidden Logic pres. Luminary - Wasting (Ronski Speed Remix)
05.The Blizzard - Kalopsia
06.Mike Koglin vs POS - Untitled Audio (Nitrous Oxide Remix)
07.Mark Otten vs Carrie Skipper - Time is Serene (Menno de Jong Remix / AVB Mash Up)
08.Sebastian Sand - Strange Bends (Kyau and Albert Remix)
09.Kirsty Hawkshaw meets Tenishia - Outsiders (Cosmic Gate Remix)
10.Signalrunners - Aria Epica (Bart Claessen Remix)
11.Luminary - Dark Eyes (Funabashi Pres Tom Porcell Mix)
12.Signum - Syndicate
13.D-Factor - Mystique
14.Under Sun vs Signum - Captured (Signum Signal Remix)
01.The Doppler Effect - Beauty Hides In The Deep (Envotion Remix)
02.DJ Remy - Scrap
03.Simon & Shaker - Plan 9
04.DJ Shah - Palmarosa
05.Jonas Steur - Second Turn
06.Super 8 vs DJ Tab - Won't Sleep Tonight (Original Dub Mix)
07.M-I-D-O-R - The Bandit
08.Maor Levi - Reflect
09.Vincent de Moor - Fly Away (Cosmic Gate Remix)
10.Vincent de Moor - Flowtation (Signum Signal Remix)
11.Arksun - Arisen (Airbase pr. Parc Remix)
12.Signum - Harmonic
13.D-Factor - Raw and Nasty
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