|Believe + I Want To Believe|
|Will I (Discover Love)|
2004, two years after Believe went all over the world, Laurent hit us with another album entitled I Want To Believe. With a much more diverse range of styles including progressive trance, downtempo, uplifting and trance, this one appealed to the more discerning music listener. Division Bell, Lightspeed, Escape From Nowhere, Venus Of My Dreams and many more top notch tracks greeted us this time and once again he did not disappoint.
The 1993 release of Jones & Stephenson’s – The First Rebirth, physically shook the whole dance music scene to its core, in particular the Hard Trance scene where this track rests comfortably. This track still commands a lot of respect and has been the topic of much musical debate among a vast array of different people with different tastes. Some call it chaotic confusion, others call it sublime melodic trance, but no-one can deny that this piece strikes the balance between pumping hardcore beats and energetic melody driven trance. Its creators, Frank Sels aka Franky Jones and David Brants aka Axel Stephenson, had unleashed a masterpiece that propelled not only their own profiles but that of Bonzai as well. Head over to the flip and have your mind blown with the fully immersive, ambient Life Of Flow which carries an urbanised narrative, almost the complete opposite of its A-side sibling. The First Rebirth went on to spawn numerous re-releases and remixes and still gets a visit from many longstanding and new fans alike.
In 2002 Airwave delivered his first studio album entitled Believe. A stunning collection of works from an already established artist who would go on to legendary status among his army of fans. Believe featured many top cuts including When Things Go Wrong, Ladyblue, Above The Sky, Innerspace, Sunspot and more. Since then Laurent Veronnez has continued to deliver only the finest quality trance and progressive trance. It all started in 1996 but this is when it all lifted off and set the trance world alight.
The first release from The Blackmaster was this 1998 cut entitled Faith Forever on Axma. A dark progressive trancer, this one rocked out many venues and would stand out even today with its deep grooving bassline and acid laced hooks. Dark vocals overlay the trance sound perfectly and the main riff will send you high in the sky. The flip featured the equally impressive Trippz which is another fine example of the M.I.K.E./Push universal sound, the guy is simply a genius!
Insider – Boots On The Run (Original Release 1998/1999 Bonzai Records UK/Bonzai Records Cat No. BRUK01/BR99142)
Kris Vanderheyden was responsible for many projects over the years and Insider was one of his most popular. After a string of hits since the early nineties Insider delivered Boots On The Run in 1998 appearing first on our Bonzai Records UK label before showing up on the main label the following year. Check out the Fire & Ice remix of this one for some trancetastic moments.
Christophe Vervroegen, David Brants, Gregory Dewindt and Peter Schiettekatte teamed up and created Blue Alphabet in 1994. Their debut track Cybertrance quickly rose to become one of the most iconic nu energy trance cuts. The whole track is wrapped up in an infectious groove and always hits the spot wherever it gets played.