The last 50 weeks have see Sied van Riel track-blasting his way around the electronic dance universe’s most prominent clubs, arenas and festivals. December 16th will see him transit 2013/2014 through the release ‘Rielism 2’. The follow-up to his much-champed 2011 debut mix-voyage, it’s worthy successor in every right and respect. The second realization of ‘Rielism’ brings a heritage-return to Sied’s best-known-for sound – that of atmospheric, floor-thriving progressive and powerful, cultured trance.
Seamlessly, harmonically and thrillingly mixed to perfection, it includes numerous box-fresh, never-heard-before tracks from some of planet Earth’s most talented electronic musicians. Incoming is music from the artisanal studios of Corsten, Tyas, O’Callaghan and Ottaviani, as well as hot-ticket audio from Aly & Fila, Bobina, Arctic Quest, Protoculture, Sneijder and a dozen + others besides. With many exclusives from ‘Rielism’s own anchorman, ‘R.2’ has already taxied for take off. So strap yourselves in, ensure your seat is in the upright position and secure any loose objects! Cos things are about to get as Riel as they can get.
‘Rielism 2’ embarks on its sound quest in smooth accent, courtesy of the astounding new SvR creation ‘Breathe Out’. A bona fide stylistic departure, its progressive transcendental-ism features the warm, indolent vocals of Danish songstress Signe G. It draws ‘Rielism 2’ up into an epic 160-minute-long sonic slipstream. Doubling as a near ‘mini artist album’, as it reaches cruising speed it unfurls much previously unheard/purpose built van Riel material. In and amongst its progressive thermals, trance glide-paths and tech/elec turbulence are his latest single ‘8 Decades’, the distinctive vocals tones of Chris Jones on their forthcoming ‘Share The Night’ and Evil Sardine’s ‘Cruisin’ (van Riel again, in intriguing, offbeat, anagram-ic form!).
On bringing the second edition of ‘Rielism’ to fans, Sied said: “to the greater extent this release represents my return to the sound with which I first made my name. I always think that it’s better left to fans, journalists and significant others to stylistically label exactly what that is. What I do think you’ll hear, and from the very earliest tracks in the mix, is a real succession from the overall sound of ‘Rielism 1’.
Hope you enjoy the ride as much as I do!”
Further exclusively pushing ‘Rielism 2’s upwards trajectory is Spark7’s neuron bombing retouch of Aly & Fila’s club-smash ‘We Control The Sunlight’ and Marc Simz thermobaric remix of Bobina’s ‘No Substitute For You’. The side-chain-compressed, pitch-bending infection of Sherano’s ‘It Moves On’ toughens ‘Rielism’s stance, while Bogdan Vix’s ‘Providance’ and others brings techier sequences and inflexions. Comparably the second disc also contains a wealth of Sied’s new production collaborations. Among them are ‘Razor’, ‘Beast Within Me’ and ‘Long Laster’, which sees the Dutchman sharing studio space with the likes of Wezz Devall, David Forbes and Eximinds.
With its mix-thrills already flying it well above safe operational levels, Sied gives ‘Rielism 2’ one last stratosphere-directing throttle squeeze. With 2014 breakthrough threat Sneijder’s dynamo drums & aerodynamic synths propelling ‘Remember Me’ and Will Atkinson’s likewise equipped peak-time port of Ferry Corsten’s ‘Many Ways’ achieving final stage ignition, ‘Rielism 2’ reaches full combustion. Will ‘Rielism 2’ prove too Riel for you? Only one way to find out! Flights commence December 16th.