I first heard about Basil O’Glue from his numerous remixes on the rapidly growing Mistique Music label. Somewhat unknown at the time, the Greek producer Basil O’Glue or Haris Vasiloglou (can you see where the name comes from?) quickly shot up to reknown in the progressive trance scene thanks to support from Coldharbour label owner [artist dj=markus-schulz text=”Markus Schulz”] after he released Basil’s 3 track EP Angular Momentum, which received widespread play from a number of the scenes most respected names and also received critical acclaim.
It seems like just about anybody with a passion for proper trance enjoys O’Glue’s productions, probably because they’re a beacon of shining light in the stale trance scene of 2012, where the oversaturation of cheesy vocal trance productions and it’s swaths of annoying #trancefamily followers are almost impossible to avoid. Though his first release was in 2008, since then O’Glue has amassed a huge number of releases and remixes on a vast selection of esteemed labels, such as the previously mentioned Coldharbour Recordings, Mistique Music, Oxygen Recordings, In Trance We Trust, and Afterglow Records.
He also collaborates with Christopher Vassilakis under the alias of Celluloid, which closely mirrors his solo productions in that they’re heavily melodic, continuously evolving soundscapes that inevitably build to an incredible and overwhelming crescendo of sound that really demonstrates the purpose and meaning of trance, that is to let it take overtake you and put you into a state of trance.
One of his most recent singles Dropout, released on Afterglow Records, demonstrates this perfectly. Showcasing his penchant for unique basses, skillful layering of sounds and moving ever onward, the track is an amazing experience from beginning to end, which is entirely typical of a Basil O’Glue production. On remix duties for Dropout are David Granha and the increasingly popular Wellenrauch.Please enter the url to a YouTube video.
Basil O’Glue also hosts one of my favourite progressive podcasts each month, Momentum. Each of these episodes features an hour mix from Basil himself, covering both progressive house and trance productions, and a guest DJ spot for the second hour. Download links and tracklists are available from Basil O’Glue’s website.
Finally, here is a two hour Basil O’Glue live set that was recorded at the Coldharbour Night at Circus Montreal, which really highlights his exceptional track selection and ability to build a set.
02. Sound Process – Traitor’s Gate (Original Mix)
03. Kassey Voorn – Viola (Dosem Remix)
04. Art Of Trance – Praxia (Original Mix)
05. 16 Bit Lolitas & Glowfield – Calling New York (DAVI Remix)
06. Marcelo Vasami & Ariel AB – Too Long Too Late (David Granha Remix)
07. Rebels Without A Cause & York – Red Violin (Rebels Club Mix)
08. Envotion – Recoder (Extended Mix)
09. Danilo Ercole – A Man With Two Names (Original Mix)
10. Gofman & Tsukerman – Darko (Original Mix)
12. Funkagenda – Shinjuku (Phase Difference Bootleg)
13. Wellenrausch – Shape Of Berlin (Basil O’Glue Dub Mix)
14. Markus Schulz pres. Dakota – In A Green Valley (Basil O’Glue Remix)
15. Morvan – Kiss Of A Musse (Wellenrausch Remix)
16. Paul Trainer – Quasar (Aaron Camz Remix)
17. Tucandeo – Club Stalkin’ (Basil O’Glue Remix)
18. Basil O’Glue – Doublespeak Effects (Original Mix)
19. Markus Schulz pres. Dakota – Apollo (Wellenrausch Remix)
20. Rex Mundi – The Black Hole (Original Mix)
21. Grube & Hovsepian vs Klauss Goulart – Territory (Celluloid Remix)