Recent posts: Fire & Ice
The legendary trance duo Laurent Veronnez and Jurgen Leyers aka Fire & Ice are next in line for a special 25 years remix as part of our classics series. Heart & Mind gets a makeover from superlative trance DJ and producer Paul Pearson which is destined to become a firm favourite among the trance family all over the world. The guys burst onto the scene and took the trance world by storm in 1998, dominating our XTC imprint and other sub labels with tracks like Lost Emotions, Beyond My Control, Forever Young, Souvenir De Chine, Samoa and many more. Their sound became synonymous with the melodic, uplifting and energetic trance scene and hit after hit ensured their tracks always got peak time attention. At the top of their game they not only delivered quality tracks but numerous remix requests for a wide range of artists covering different genres opened them up to new audiences and cemented their place in the history of trance. In 2006 they took a step back, focusing on their solo ambitions before making a welcomed return in 2008, treating their throngs of fans to a couple of tentative farewell tracks. The original mix of Heart & Mind boasted a tight driving groove with melodic synths that soared into the stratosphere, taking us along for the ride. An absolute gem of a track that deserves a contemporary workout.
Inspired by Oldfield’s masterpiece of the same name, Jurgen and Laurent continued their run of top notch blistering trance. Pounding beats and searing trance synths were at play here alongside some beautifully crafted melodies. This one certainly raised the roof at many venues across Europe and beyond.
Composed by Jarre and trancified by the dynamic duo of Fire & Ice, this one really hit the sweet spot becoming a top pick for many. Coming at the height of their superb run, these guys were at the top of their game with not only quality tracks but numerous remix requests for a wide range of artists covering many genres. The original 12″ had Out Of Darkness on the flip.
Jurgen Leyers and Laurent Veronnez stormed back into the trance world after a short break with the fantastic Samoa on the newly formed Fourty-5 label. Surging rhythms and energetic synths took this track to new heights and was a most welcome return for this duo’s army of fans. Para Siempre on the flip was an equally superb cut offering up a more emotional sound with that heart reaching guitar breakdown.