Judge Jules is back with ‘Monte Carlo’

Judge Jules, photo: PRHe’s back! Judge Jules is a man who needs no introduction (though we’re probably about to give him a quick one anyway!). Past master of everything from raves to the airwaves, he’s also a producer no stranger to VANDIT’s discography. Over the last few years’ tracks like ‘Collide’ (with Christina Novelli), ‘The Attack’, ‘Phenomenology’, ‘Fiber’ and others have all left crater-deep impressions on dancefloors. Of late the electronic music impresario has been back in the studio flash frying another speaker-reaper! ‘Monte Carlo’ finds the Judge at his most pure, driven and out-and-out trancey.    

 ‘Monte Carlo’ roars to life with echoing vocal harmonic loops, super-loud claps, toughened drums, stretched, delayed FX and chords & pads-laden highs. Quick drops, with just as fast kick-drum bring-backs, the track walks the cooler line between melodic bliss an uprocking euphoric!

A tune that have crowds on their toes from Amsterdam to Zanzibar and all points in between (yes, we’re thinking Monte Carlo!), this one’s got summer pathfinder written all over it.

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Ben Nicky feat. Chloe Stamp present ‘Brave Heart’

Ben Nicky, photo: PRIf there’s one thing that’s been missing around the VANDIT ramparts of late, it’s arguably a honest-to-goodness, laser raisin’, floor-blazin’ vocal trancer!! Step forward then Mr. Ben Nicky, to put an end to this unholy drought and floor-side get those collective vocal chords lifted. He’s gotten together with singer/songwriter talent Chloe Stamp to create the impossibly catchy, deliriously uplifting ‘Brave Heart’. 

Cut at full-blooded trance speed, the track beats a path to the floor with running b-lines, 808 drums and 303 acidics. Dropping into the break, Ben intros Chloe’s calling, siren-song harmonics, backed by pad & chord wash and lump-in-ya-throat pianos. With her heart-on-sleeve lyrics and angelic tones stamping their sear on the break, Ben hooks in its thunderbolt mainline and splits ‘Brave Heart’s atom!

Nano-genres, do-one. This is trance, served plain, straight and most uplifting!!

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Ben Nicky feat. Chloe Stamp present ‘Brave Heart’

Ben Nicky, photo: PRIf there’s one thing that’s been missing around the VANDIT ramparts of late, it’s arguably a honest-to-goodness, laser raisin’, floor-blazin’ vocal trancer!! Step forward then Mr. Ben Nicky, to put an end to this unholy drought and floor-side get those collective vocal chords lifted. He’s gotten together with singer/songwriter talent Chloe Stamp to create the impossibly catchy, deliriously uplifting ‘Brave Heart’. 

Cut at full-blooded trance speed, the track beats a path to the floor with running b-lines, 808 drums and 303 acidics. Dropping into the break, Ben intros Chloe’s calling, siren-song harmonics, backed by pad & chord wash and lump-in-ya-throat pianos. With her heart-on-sleeve lyrics and angelic tones stamping their sear on the break, Ben hooks in its thunderbolt mainline and splits ‘Brave Heart’s atom!

Nano-genres, do-one. This is trance, served plain, straight and most uplifting!!

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Eranga feat. Tricia Mcteague bring out ‘Welcome’

Eranga, photo: PRSomeone’s been putting something in the water down VANDIT way! For their next release they take a temporary departure from planet trance, heading down into the netherworlds of deep, deep vocal house. They’ve brought together the vocal talents of Tricia McTeague (most recently heard on Protoculture’s ‘Burning Bridges’) with the mysterious, masquerading-under-a-new-name producer Eranga for the astonishing absorption ’Welcome’.

Cut from classic deep house cloth (think: Kupper, Chandler, Deep Dish, Mood II Swing, etc), Eranga lays down a production platform of low-slung tribal beats, crisp minimal percussion and cool, tightly checked licks & beautifully curved sub-riffs. Having previously collaborated on songwriting with esteemed producers including Narada Michael Walden and Nile Rodgers, and having supported Lionel Ritchie, Elton John, Pink and others, Tricia’s vocals are in a class of their own. She lends ‘Welcome’ an extraordinary lyrical infiltration and vocally emotive pathos that’s quite impossible to ignore. Dark, moody and minimal; sometimes less is more.  

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Eranga feat. Tricia Mcteague bring out ‘Welcome’

Eranga, photo: PRSomeone’s been putting something in the water down VANDIT way! For their next release they take a temporary departure from planet trance, heading down into the netherworlds of deep, deep vocal house. They’ve brought together the vocal talents of Tricia McTeague (most recently heard on Protoculture’s ‘Burning Bridges’) with the mysterious, masquerading-under-a-new-name producer Eranga for the astonishing absorption ’Welcome’.

Cut from classic deep house cloth (think: Kupper, Chandler, Deep Dish, Mood II Swing, etc), Eranga lays down a production platform of low-slung tribal beats, crisp minimal percussion and cool, tightly checked licks & beautifully curved sub-riffs. Having previously collaborated on songwriting with esteemed producers including Narada Michael Walden and Nile Rodgers, and having supported Lionel Ritchie, Elton John, Pink and others, Tricia’s vocals are in a class of their own. She lends ‘Welcome’ an extraordinary lyrical infiltration and vocally emotive pathos that’s quite impossible to ignore. Dark, moody and minimal; sometimes less is more.  

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