Undoubtly, one of the most original and fresh sounding producers in the trance music scene, Simon Patterson, has been one of the main reasons why trance has slowly been moving towards the deeper and darker end of dance music.
His new sound was the culmination of inspirations from underground genres such as Techno, Progressive, Breaks, Trance, Psy Trance and more. His sound more distinctively headed down the Psy Trance route.
Since his initial success with his Open Up brand, which focuses on the complete opposite of what most radio shows showcase, he has maintained massive success with a number of singles on Armin van Buuren‘s Armind label with singles such as Time Stood Still, Brush Strokes and Dissolve while his brand has been a staple for artists such as Astrix, John Askew and Sean Tyas.
Now, Simon continues his success as the mixer of the new Ministry Of Sound‘s legendary Trance Nation series, which boast artists before such as Paul Oakenfold, Markus Schulz and Armin van Buuren.
Simon Patterson also included twisted and warped sounds, from the world of Techno with artists such as Alex Di Stefano on his Trance debut of I’ve Got The Power and Jamie Walker with his crushing comeback single of Rojo, to Tech Trance with Tempo Giusto‘s chaotic single, Benzin, and Sean Tyas‘ Direct Dizko inspired single, Da Doo Da Dah.
On the second CD, Simon’s Psy influence takes shape with Astrix‘s cutting edge banger, Sapana, and Gaudium‘s face clipping single, Wrong Theory, before heading into his own productions with the aforementioned Time Stood Still, as well as his other Armind single, The One, with Trance vocaist, Lucy Pullin and his left field Perfecto Fluoro single of Whites Of Her Eyes.
A fantastic mix compilation wouldn’t be complete without a slew of Trance exclusives, and Trance Nation has always been a great location to unveil the latest and greatest in Trance music. Exclusives in this compilation include brand new singles from Harmonic Rush on The Acid Test, Magnus on Neon Division and Sonic Element‘s Evolve, as well as a new collaboration with Eddie Bitar, and Middle Eastern heroes, Fady & Mina on Shamiram.
Source: Your EDM