Review: South African producer PHATT has earned his stripes over the years with a constant slew of big melody tracks, covering the spectrum from hard trance to progressive. His latest for the Nukleuz label (for which he runs the Nukleuz Green division) is a prime example of his euphoric melody work and expertly fine tuned production. A more banging remix comes via label regulars Audioscape. Although not as killer as the huge original, there is no doubt it will sound great on a massive system and send the hands sky high in the air.
Review: Big fresh sounds once again flying out of the Nukleuz UK camp with young Russian duo Pulse & Sphere dropping one of their most noteworthy tunes to date. Following releases on Arisa, WAX, and Marcel Woods Musical Madness the pair really come up trumps on 'I Surrender' euphoric melodies combine with raw tech trance sounds and solid rolling percussion and bass-line. For something a little different but equally playable the in-house Big In Ibiza boys knock a treat up that is perfect for warming the crowds and stands up with the likes of Swedish House Mafia. A hot act to watch over the coming months, especially with them soon to get into the studio with Binary Finary.
CRW - "I Feel Love" (Steve Hill vs Technikal remix) - (8:02) 146 BPM
Stu Allan - "A Feeling" (Steve Hill vs Technikal 2011 remix) - (7:50) 145 BPM
Review: For those who like there beats a little harder and synth leads soaring higher, look no further. As part of the Frantic DJ Legends series, long time collaborators Steve Hill & Technikal team up to tackle two huge anthems. First up is the Ibiza classic from CRW 'I Feel Love', a no holds barred attack of euphoria to the senses. While on the flip they go to town on the hardcore classic from Stu Allan 'A Feeling'. Tunes like this will never get old, an essential addition to the 'get out of jail' secret stash!
Review: The weekly big hitter from the Nukleuz UK camp comes courtesy of a man who has been somewhat off the scene for a little while. Denmark's DJ Choose is back with vengeance, bringing his relentlessly rolling rhythms and sky scrapper sized energy rises to the floor. 'Silk Ceiling' is slightly different to his techy and brash Detox releases, with a gloriously light melody filling the soundscape. For the progressive heads, long term associate Fredin delivers something really special.. Two tracks in one here, nobody would blame you for playing both in the same set!
Review: The UK's Nukleuz Records continue a fine run of late with this debut from young Argentinian duo Sagittarius. 'Connection' is delightfully laidback and intricately produced track that sits softly in the middle of progressive and uplifting moods. The pair clearly have a penchant for melodies which is showcased in abundance here. A name to keep and eye and ear to the ground for over the coming months.. So get on them early, as we predict big things!
Review: A new young talent being catapulted onto the world stage here. Hailing from Ukraine the 22 year old follows in the path of Tigran Oganezov and Dart Raybe, with a much more melodic edge. His previous Nukleuz release 'Life Is Short' did catch our attention, but with 'Unforgettable' he delivers a mature masterpiece, showcasing his musical talent at the highest order. An emotive melody playing into minor scale to add real drama. Its totally captivating and in a league of its own for a producer of this age. One of our favourite Nukeluz releases of the past year by a country mile, so don't miss.
Let The Darkness In (original mix) - (7:45) 135 BPM
Let The Darkness In (Cut & Splice remix) - (7:00) 128 BPM
Review: Electro trance anyone? Nukleuz do the business again and uncover a promising new talent from the dance music breeding ground of Sweden. Youngster Vanity In Mind follows his Oakenfold supported 'Raindance' with this energetic fusion of floor directed madness. There is a wickedly grinding electro remix on offer on the flipside also from label regulars Cut & Splice, so the phrase 'something for everyone' certainly rings true here.
Without You (Alpha Force & TOM remix) - (7:27) 133 BPM
Review: South African Pierre Pienaar has for many years now been the linchpin of Nukleuz Records, heading up the A&R for their Green sub-label and providing countless mass supported remixes and singles. His latest is some of his finest work, showcasing what a magician of melodies he is with a sound that's as 'big room' as you'll ever hear. For the remix they welcome back Alpha Force & T.O.M, a duo who are making quite a name for themselves on the label and further afield. They strip back the euphoria and keep things nice and driving, making for a well rounded package.
Review: Chris Baker is the latest young name to join the fledging Irish pack of trance producers who seem to be taking over the floors of late. 'Nothing Else Matters' is his introduction, and what a cracking start it is. Nukleuz once again proving their a&r prowess is as on point as ever. Hair raising uplifting melodies and rocking beats power this home via a multitude of rollercoaster twists and turns. Chris provides an alternative mix on the flip with a pounding kick likely to rip holes right through your speaker cones.
Review: Swiss producer Force One follows last years 'Mojito' with another cocktail entitled double header for Nukleuz Records. 'White Russian' is epic trance, quite rightly with a mysterious air of the aforementioned county-land. Flowing with a breakdown that carries more drama than a James Bond film, it manages to instantly sink in like you have heard before yet still sounds totally fresh. 'Black Russian' in contrast takes on a lighter shuffle, yet still keeping plenty of floor appeal.