Recent posts: Narel
Melbourne based Narel aka Nick Simmons marks his debut on LCD with a stunning slice of trance goodness with “The Machines Were Dreaming” and backed up with a remix from the master himself, Airwave. Nick is a veteran on the EDM scene with releases on some classic labels and remixing for top artists over many years and with projects like this we are sure to see a lot more in the future.
The original mix gets things started with a nice thumpy bass over some beautiful sweeping pads and melodic synth. A steady solid groove builds with a bit more punch on the kicks and a strong deep bass giving lots of depth. On the main break a whole world of melodies explodes with some jaw dropping synth work, this gives an uplifting feel and will have any floor moving, this is something special!
On remix duties is none other than Airwave, quite simply, a legend. Here he applies his skills in style as he always does. Nice and smooth intro on the pads and then straight into a full on kick that builds to a superb grooving bassline. Expertly crafted percussions give off a flowing rhythm with strings adding layers and then on to a stunning break where we see melodies applied brilliantly in a huge cinematic setting. Once again Laurent shows us his true scope in creating a full on trance experience.
A little extra from Narel with an Ambient mix, all the melodies from the original given to us for total relaxation purposes and what a great job it does, wonderful!
New instalment in the Afterhour Trax series, this time featuring tracks and remixes from Lolo, Audiotox & Watson, John 00 Fleming, 21street, Kiilto, Rishi K., Manu Riga, Sovve, Chantola, Thorin, Narel, Greyloop & Flashtech, Citizen 42, Sebastian Weikum, Jan Peters, VidesAngelini, Airwave, Fred First, George V, Janeiro, Bernie Allen, Ivan Nikusev & Wav-E, Eli Clement, Satiny and Type.
End of the year compilation, including all the best tracks released in Green Martian in 2011.
Includes original tracks and remixes from Narel, Planisphere, Thorin, Kosmorama, Asten, Sebastian Weikum, Kiilto, George V, Manu Riga, J. Khobb, Sovve featuring Devize, Arto Kumanto, Michal Jesensky , Bernie Allen, Greyloop & Flashtech, Sun, Kids Of Hashish, Eli Clement, Fred First, Blufeld, Gerard Serrat, Esprit Fort & SoulState, Dyron and Paulina Steel.
A true activist in Electronic music of all kinds for well over 15 years, Belgian Airwave’s discography counts more than 250 records and dozens of remixes, many of them being supported by the biggest names of the industry. Genius Composer and Performer, the man’s imprint on the scene is remarkable.
Hit by surprise by a virus called Electronic Dance music, Laurent developed his knowledge of music and technology in Parallel until his first demos saw the light of day in may of 1995. 1996 saw him release his first tracks on the infamous Bonzai imprint, but that is 1998 that saw him grow up and become the progressive trance artist we know today, with the release of his first Airwave record, I want to Believe, immediately picked up by UK’s own Sasha and Oakenfold, and later on by up and coming youngster Tiësto, gaining popularity as much as he was playing Laurent’s records. The same can be said about the whole dutch trance scene, in which Laurent’s records were and still are omnipresent.
That is how Laurent developed his DJ and performer’s career from back then, having several gigs worldwide, from Tokyo to San Francisco, from Auckland, NZ to Toronto, and from Manchester to Athens. Hundreds of gigs saw him perform at the world’s biggest clubs of those times, Slinky, Gatecrasher, Godskitchen, The Gallery, 1015, Dopler in Bratislava, and many others, all of them had the chance to welcome Laurent Airwave one day, if not several times, which proves that you don’t need to overcommercialize your music to get rewarded all around the world.
«Everyday is full of new challenges, and limits only exist into the human brain» are Airwave’s words of wisdom for every single day. Don’t limit the man to a single genre, as his 15 years in the business gave him the ability to execute any style of music with a true sense of perfection and achievement.
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Thorin born on 7 October 1977 in Goirle, a small village near Tilburg. He didn’t stay there for long. At the age of 1 year he moved to Almelo which is a medium city in the eastern part of the Netherlands. Thorin grew up in a musical family, uncles who play guitar, Drums and many other instruments, aunts who sing lets say it’s all in the family.Almost everyone in the family is doing something with music.His father played in several bands some with guitar and others with percussion.
At a young age thorin got connected with music, influences from bands like Deep Purple, the Doors, Pink Floyd. Thorins taste of music is very wide from soul to funky stuff to modern music.In 1992, some friends introduced Thorin into house music nowadays so called oldskool house. While partying a lot Thorin got interested in DJ’ing. He bought some turntables and started to learn mixing 12″ records. After 6 months he controlled dj basics. Buying records and records and getting more DJ skills. He also got interested in producing his own music, lucky for him he got in contact with an old friend from his father. That friend started with producing in the early 80’s. Maurice learned Thorin the basics of Producing, Maurice already had released some music on different labels and did some things together with Sander Kleinenberg in the early 90’s. He was also Sander K’s first Sound/Audio engineer.
Bonzai Progressive Kult – Volume 7 (Bonzai Progressive) by Marnik Bonzai
Bonzai Progressive Kult 7 – 19th Anniversary Edition.
Featuring original tracks and remixes from Jamez & Soulboy, Orlando Voorn, Ehsan Zadegan, Narel, Planisphere, 21street, Phony Orphants, Lemonchill, Squared Curves, Manu Riga, Dennis Franchi, Soundmodul & Moffous, Onemenwork, Joal, Apple Juice, Fred Tames, Kevin Cheung, Adam Nics, Cause & Effect, Mike Young & Savi Leon, Fab Code, M62, Kernel Key, MiniTech Project, Lucio Grandi, Zas & Sanze presents Mindgamers, Mass Digital, Sander Bogertman, Matt Silver & Brisboys and Soulwave.
Ibiza 2K11 – Laidback Trance Frequencies
Featuring original tracks and remixes from Airwave, Chris M, Wenturo, Sovve feat Devize, Blufeld, Arto Kumanto, Michal Jesensky, Güçlü Başak, George V, Narel, Planisphere, M & D Substance, Zakat Project, Eli Clement, Arjona vs Soren Andrews, Efedry, Vadim Dreamer, Max Gueli, Esprit Fort and SoulState, Foxa and Liquid Nations.
WMC 2K11 – Yearly compilation of Trance & Dance out on Nemesis.
Release comes with original tracks & remixes from Nathan Profitt, Manuel Le Saux, Miika Kuisma, Ollis, Outer Sunset, Adam White, David Folkebrant, Emil Gallier, Max Angel, Claudia Cazacu, Esprit Fort & Soulstate, Tigran Oganezov, Ville Lope, Mikko L, Lunar Motion, Harmonic Agenda, Syna, Ayleon, Spago, Dito, Tommy Baynen, LOLO, Avatar One, Suffuse, Narel, Nervous, Testpilot, Mikka Leinonen, Liquid Nations, Sovve, Tom Fall and David Casal.