Remember when your older cousin Jimmy would tell you stories about the golden years of Trance? And he would describe a culture that was purely about the music, matching or exceeding any event today? Surely he was telling wive’s tales, right?…wrong.
Welcome to Gatecrasher.
This legendary brand was conceived in 1993 when two men from the UK by the names of Scott Bond & Simon Raine defined a clubbing culture for generations to come. To date, Gatecrasher has released 21 albums, owned multiple super clubs, and posted every Trance pioneer on its bills.
It gave homage to tens of thousands of people wanting an escape from regular life, immersing themselves in a world that knew no prejudice.
It remains to be recognised as just that. And if you weren’t around in Jimmy’s time, you can still experience his glory days in what will be considered your glory days in years to come.
Gatecrasher: Return of the Lion crosses the Atlantic this August to kick off a tour on Australian and Indonesian shores. Headlining the tour will be the legend himself Scott Bond, and well established veteran Mauro Picotto. Joining them will be tech powerhouse Indecent Noise and Australia’s very own, Factor B.
For many of us, we want to keep the rave culture in our blood, or simply enjoy the offerings of that escape from regular life. Although evolution entails highs and lows, the soul of Trance has remained, and the best way to experience it is to listen to the experts.
I think cousin Jimmy was on to something. You should probably take his advice…
Purchase your tickets here: http://www.gatecrasherau.com/
Artwork courtesy of: Shannon Beveridge (UTE)
Stay tuned as we will be releasing an exclusive interview with Scott and Mauro, as well as a special guest mix from Scott Bond later this week.
A little more about the artists…
Recognized as one of the true pioneers of the trance music scene, Scott Bond has been credited with shaping the sound that we all know and love, by contributing as a DJ, producer and promoter. Perhaps he is best known for being the co-founder and driving force behind one of the most successful clubbing brands in the World – “Gatecrasher”. This earned him the title of “Worlds Finest Resident” as voted for by readers, in the Mixmag Dance Music Awards, as well as reaching an all time high position of 34in the Annual DJ Mag poll, thanks to his acclaimed Gatecrasher residency.
Mauro Picotto is an Italian DJ who began his career in 1984, at the age of eighteen, at a club in Piedmont called Top Sound. Following his studies he devoted himself full time to his passion as a DJ and in 1988 he became a finalist in the Italian DMC. In 1989 he won the Walky Cup Competition, broadcast on TV, which enshrined him as the best Italian DJ. Mauro Picotto has released over 600 productions and numerous remixes, and to date he has sold over six million copies worldwide. He has played in best clubs with the most famous Djs, as well as having participated in all the major events, from Love Parade to Creamfields, MTV Festival, Winter Olympics in Turin, Ultra, Time Warp and Awakenings.
Indecent Noise is a producer and engineer hailing from Warsaw in Poland. His sound is completely rapt in energetic and melodic trance sounds which can often use techier sounds to deliver devastating impact. Playing live Indecent Noise fully uses the benefits of technology by using laptop and midi controllers with Ableton Live making his sets special and unique.
As well as being an individual artist, Indecent Noise is also the brains and the main man behind “Mental Asylum Records”. His label has become well established as a platform for showcasing the best in up-tempo, uplifting, trance and tech trance. The label not only features original and remix work from Indecent Noise himself but also material from his favourite crop of current and new producers. Finally as if being a Dj, a producer and a label boss wasn’t enough, Indecent Noise also has his own weekly radio show which is broadcasted every Thursday, at prime time (9-10pm GMT / 10-11pm CET) on leading online station, afterhours.fm. As well as the radio broadcast you can also sign up and subscribe to “Mental Asylum Radio” via i-Tunes. For track listings and downloads, keep an eye on his social channels and his Soundcloud
Over the past 12 months Australia’s own Factor B AKA Brendan Blatt has firmly established himself as one of the most exciting & fastest rising talents in the world of uplifting trance. His last 3 releases have all gone #1 on the Beatport trance charts and 2016 saw him take out the ‘Best Newcomer’ to trance in the Trance Podium awards. 2017 has already taken Brendan to un-chartered waters for an Australian uplifting trance DJ – playing regular events around the globe from Gatecrasher in the UK to Luminosity Beach Festival in Amsterdam to Belgium -where he made his debut at one of the world’s biggest electronic festivals – Tomorrowland.