Greg’s and my new single “Shield Of Hearts” is out now on Alter Ego Progressive. Featuring vocals from Greg’s wife Jessica, the package comes with remixes from Orbion, Dreamy, and Electrovoya. If you’re curious to hear the evolution from idea to release, check out the concept demo at the bottom of the page.
“The Original mix is based round a gorgeous sun-kissed vocal, which begs to be played on white sands! Along with the vocal the duo suck you in with a poignant, plucked theme sequence which has everything needed to be an instant favourite! Chunky beats, warm undertones and a pallet of rich and addictive sounds for the summer months!”
My first collaboration with amazingly talented soon-to-be rising star “Chase”, is out on Beatport (Exclusive) today! As per usual, it will hit all major online outlets in two weeks time. For this track I looked to continue my melodic journey, letting myself be influenced by the more German sound of melodic mainstream trance, as it to me inherently is more progressive in nature than many other “sounds” within the melodic trance niche. For the instrumental mix I engaged an old friend from school, “Woodfield”, who is an amazingly talented instrumentalist, to play the guitar sections for the track. On remix duty are Kim Svärd (Magic Island), Daniel Ascot and Andy Field, with early support from Solarstone on Solaris International and Pedro Del Mar on Mellomania/Mellomania Vocal Trance Anthems.
“Tune in tonight for Solaris International #364 on Afterhours.FM at 7PM CET – packed with quality tunes from the likes of Matt Fax, Sargas, Paul Oakenfold, Giuseppe Ottaviani, Christian Rusch and many more!”
In tonight’s episode of Solarstone’s “Solaris International Episode #364” Rich featured the Kim Svärd (aka Kim Saya Road) Uplifting Remix of my forthcoming track with Chase, “Set Me Free”. Head over to http://mixcloud.com/solarisinternational to check out the show, and then swing by FSOS Records to get future updates. Also, why not dig through the archives and check out the Kim Svärd remix of my track Numb from FSOS001?
Written after a blog-post by a headliner in the Anjunabeats team, talking about the importance of track names in the new age of digital non-physical releases, the fourth release on FSOS Records, “The Arp”, was the first of two tracks written in an attempt to make the most of a very simple concept. Uplifting, driving, and very much in to the point, The Arp delivers an intense journey through rough bass-frills, lush pads, ambient piano landscapes, and its namesake focal-point: the arp. Appropriately premiered at the Luminosity Beach Festival, this is a summer gem in its truest form. On remix duty is power-duo Sande & Acler who serve up a more big-room oriented take on the theme. Big synths, punchy rolling drum work, and huge hands-in-the-air type atmospheres, the Sande & Acler remix is THE track for trouse enthusiasts everywhere. The release hits Beatport on February 3rd. Check it out!
Back in 2004 I per request produced the intro track for CD1 of Markus Schulz’s debut compilation on Armada, Coldharbour Sessions 2004. Today, it finally sees a release of its own, as it kicks off its two-week Beatport exclusive. Numb is release number one on the newly started Future Sound Of Sweden (FSOS) Records, starting off the catalogue at FSOS001. Along with the classic Original Mix are a selection of new mixes from Swedish artists Kim Svärd (Magic Island), Millaway (Blue Soho Recordings, Echelon Records), Daniel B, and myself.
My track with Tyler Michaud has finally been released; it’s out already – exclusively – on Beatport, and will see a full release on December 12th. Check Vandit Digital for more info; it’s the B-side on Tyler’s digital EP “Numb Crimson Dream” (VANdig 035).
Having returned from my trip to Southeast Asia, I have yet again refocused my efforts on music and have since finished two tracks for the album, my Christian Rusch Remix of Perpetual featuring Fisher‘s “Innocent”, as well near finished my Christian Rusch Remix of a tune by Michael Splint featuring Sasja, a new take on an old trancey breaks tune I did with Özgür Can back in 2003, and two new more full-on trance singles. Moreover, Steve “Thrillseekers” Helstrip was in town this past week – playing for Monday Bar at GK – and club premiéred the “Christian Rusch Club Mix” of my “Then Came The Rain”, prompting much appreciative crowd reactions.