Who.Is - We.Are by Anjunabeats published on 2010/07/02 13:50:44 +0000 Who.is is the new project from trance legend Bart Claessen and fellow Dutchman Raz Nitzan – a prolific producer and former collaborator with 16 Bit Lolitas. With a slight tech-edge to the intro, driving bass and an infectiously euphoric bleep melody, ‘We.are’ quickly sets the pace before a breakdown that harks back to the glory days of classic trance. Epic and unravelling, it builds layers of melody, synths and pads into a climatic build, drops into a suckerpunch tight, techie groove before the final sweep of epic melodic release. Another track that borrows from the past but gives classic sounds a fresh future, ‘909+’ is an unashamed homage to the Roland TR-909 drum machine – a piece of hardware instrumental in the birth of all modern dance music – and conjures waves of haunting, trippy trance bliss out of the vintage piece of kit. With echoes of classic Bonzai Records and LSG about it, ‘909+’ is an innovative arrangement that builds and builds into an epic hypnotic headtrip.