Review: Iconic anthem alert!! The legendary BT unlocks his genre defining classic 'Flaming June' for Black Hole recordings. First realised back in '97 (for many considered the golden era of trance) and without doubt his biggest ever single, it gets an exciting modern day twist from a plethora of fine talent. Heading up the pack is Paul Van Dyk with a typically well polished production fuelled by a heavy acid line and the famous hooked unleashed in the break. With a melody like this, you can't do much wrong with Gareth Wyn and Fred Baker both adding their subtle styles respectively. Completing the package (and our pick of the bunch) is Anjunadeep duo Jaytech & James Grant.
Review: Slightly mysterious newcomer BT Cop - all we know is that he hails from Glasgow - describes his music as "psychedelic dark disco, slow motion techno and chug". On this, his second EP for Nein Records, the title track is a synth-y nu-disco affair with a hint of acid in the bass department, before the Two Mamarrachos Remix adds funk drums and some early 80s Euro flava. 'It's Not Quite Right' is a tripped-out boogie jam, 'Dear Green' sounds like Hawkwind trying their hand at Belgian new beat and then finally there's 'In Mind', which you can file under 'uneasy listening'.
Review: To round of what has been a monumental year for Russian youngster Arty, the Armind label enlist some fellow hot talent to bring their flavours to his anthemic BT collaboration 'Must Be Love' featuring the now imbedded classy vocals of Nadia Ali. All three of the new interpretations are of the highest quality, however for us its Armada regular Shogun who wraps the stunning vocals in gentle melody lines and subtle deepness which brings plenty of warmth. The breakdown is an absolute joy too, and If you want more power then head straight for Dannic's cut, while Au5 sits somewhere between the two.