2011 has been a year of experimentation, as artists mash together genres in the hope of finding a combination that’s innovative and fresh. Mixing trance with breaks is certainly not a new concept, however with the incredible rise of over the top dubstep acts like Skrillex and Flux Pavilion, audiences crave something a little heavier than an airy trance track with a slightly different rhythm.
Enter Matthew Nagle, a promising new talent already remixing and working with some of the biggest names in trance, such as Marcel Woods, Binary Finary and now mostly recently, Tiesto’s trancier alias, Allure. The Matthew Nagle remix of On The Wire fuses together trance, breaks and dubstep into an explosive, well produced package.
After stepping out of the limelight for a couple of years, Paul Oakenfold is back. Part of his quest to reinvent himself means seeking unique remixing talent from artists in other genres. Beatman and Ludmilla‘s remix of Tokyo is just that, a unique take on Oakenfold’s original. Released on Perfecto Fluoro, the remix is an unrelenting wall of noise that only rests for the breakdown, where the trance elements from the original come back into play.