After a string of top hits Planisphere kept the momentum going with yet another epic stomper. NYE boasted a cinemascope style sound that filled every nook and cranny of a room while taking us high into the stratosphere and beyond. A solid slice of progressive trance that will remain a firm favourite among many. The oft forgotten Cubed resided on the flip and was an equally top notch tune.
ElectroKiss – The Teacher (Slap Me Like A Bitch) (Original Release 2007 Bonzai Music Cat No. BONMU 10-12)
This electro house pumper emerged right at the centre of Bonzai’s transformation following a previous few years of change. First released on Moyo Records in 2006, this one got snapped up due to its energy and big room appeal. The vocals certainly make this one colourful. The original release came with Original, Non Vocal and Acapella versions.
The fourth outing from Laurent as Lolo, Who Are You? was a masterclass in melody with wonderful cascading synths and a solid trance groove. On the flip we had the impressive Nick Pylon remix as well as the superb and sometimes underrated Elemental which was another absolute stomping trancer that was carried along by a driving, energetic groove and beautiful melodies.
The artists behind the mighty Fire & Ice also branched off into other areas of trance and this one from their alias E.N.E.R.G.Y remains a seriously pumping trancer. Pounding beats and intricate sub melodies lined up against a solid underground style vibe that appealed to many. When this comes on you know you’re in for an epic ride.