Trance Artists To Look Out For In 2012
Here’s a short list of some people to look out for in 2012, or our last year of existence if you believe the Mayan’s! Some, if not all of the names listed, you may recognise for one reason or another.
The artists mentioned below aren’t necessarily new or upcoming, so it’s just a list of who you, the trance fan, will be more than likely hearing a lot of. So, after stirring the musical pot in 2011, these talented men will more than likely create a storm in 2012. This list is very uplifting orientated, but even if you’re not a huge fan of uplifting trance, don’t let that put you off checking these guys out!
So, in no particular order…
Piotr Bukowski aka Matt Bukovski, is a young Polish man with a mature musical head. Making trance in a faster, uplifting style in his own unique way, Matt has caught the eye of many DJs around the globe and to the delight of his ever growing fanbase, he has been included on great CDs such as ‘Mellomania 21’. The only way is up for Bukovski!
Although not new to the scene (in fact he’s been around for many years and is pretty famous, and anyone reading this will no doubt know of him!), you could argue that 2011 was one of Bryan Kearney’s biggest years in terms of both success and respect gained. Bryan produced ‘Stealth Bomber’ which is yet another track of his that made it to No.1 on Track It Down and also released his first mix CD; ‘Passion: The Album vol. 2’, mixing one of the discs alongside none-other than John ‘00’ Fleming! Expect more fantastic productions both from the man himself and on his label Kearnage, in 2012. Tech, progressing, uplifting, Bryan’s got it covered.
Jamie Gilsenan, better know as Mark Leanings and still very new to the scene, hit the trance world like a speeding bullet from apparent obscurity with his popular tracks ‘Drop Shot’ and ‘Guilding Light’. With support from Sean Tyas, Judge Jules, Ferry Corsten, Paul Oakenfold and Bryan Kearney, to name but a few, Leanings is sure to be causing havoc throughout 2012.
In 2011 Sneijder [Andrew Liggett] released his ‘Onto Tomorrow/Facelift’ EP, which was unsurprisingly, very popular. Then there’s the huge remix he and John O’Callaghan did of Full Tilt’s ‘Surrender’. Sneijner is another artist breaking through with a mature, hard and uplifting sound, and having the backing of labels such as the world renowned Armada, plus Spinnin, Subculture and Vandit, Sneijder is going places. It’s advisable trance fans go to those same places!
Menno Meijer is the man behind the Aerian alias, and isn’t very well known, which given the quality of his music just isn’t right! He saw his track ‘Hindsight’ remixed by Darren Porter and it received the backing of Sean Tyas. If you haven’t heard it yet then go and listen to it now, then remember his name and keep an eye out for any releases of his this year.
If you’re a fan of those longer, classical breakdowns in nothing but pure uplifting trance, then Jordan born Ahmed Romel’s the man for you. His track ‘Only For You (Arctic Moon Remix)’ features on Armin van Buuren’s 2011 Year Mix, and his track ‘Amman’ will be featuring on the upcoming Blue Soho compilation ‘SOHOLAND’. It looks like he’ll be a busy man in 2012 and in case you somehow manage to miss any of his music, then he’s definitely worth checking on throughout the year.
There are of course, many, many more talented men and women out there making quality music, but not everyone could be listed. All the above opinions are mine.
Some information has been obtained from Discogs and Facebook
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