The initial discussion at Black Hole Recordings offices started by the water-cooler and ultimately moved into the label’s main meeting room (large music-industry-sized table fitted as standard!). With Tiësto ready to pass over the ‘In Search Of Sunrise’ controls, the question on the table was: who would take over as the new mixer and creative compiler of the series? Many a cup of strong black coffee was drunk and everyone, office-wide was canvassed for their thoughts. The outcome though (rather un-dramatically!) was undivided.
From that point, events took a turn for the mischievous…
Black Hole teased & tweeted, they laid false trails and floated elaborate (alright, misleading!) ‘clues’. All of which were designed to keep everyone guessing and maybe even put you off the scent altogether… Until, of course the time was right.
It was just around that time that we bumped into them in Miami and (really, bless ‘em!) they dropped the whole exclusive straight into Trance International’s lap! We didn’t even get to buy them a beer.
The answer you’re all after is actually a completely organic one, and proves the most intuitive of moves forward for ISOS.
Richard Durand seemed to have a substantial presence on the scene back before many of us knew what he looked like, let alone played & produced. One minute he wasn’t there, the next he was everywhere. This was down, to quite some great degree to the aforementioned world’s former no.1 regularly marking him out as thenew talent to watch. With almost head-spinning, neck-twisting speed, he came good on Tiësto’s early affirmations.
01. First State - My Sanctuary
02. George Acosta featuring Fisher - Beautiful
03. Venaccio & Daigon - The Violet Hour
04. Kostya Veter featuring Madelin Zero - Envy
05. Ad Brown and Matt Lange featuring Kerry Leva - As The Rain Falls
06. Craving - Never Alone
07. Zoo Brazil featuring Rasmus Kellerman - There Is Hope
08. Ben Preston - Pillars Of The Earth
09. San vs. Wendel Kos - Kiss Of Life (Ibiza Sunrise Mix)
10. Jorg Zimmer - Sydney
11. Avis Vox - Introspection Attempts (Moonbeam Remix)
12. Tom Cloud - The Darkest Star
13. Richard Durand - For No Reason
01. Michael Badal, Zya & Teddy C - Deltree
02. Ad Brown featuring Renee Six - Something For The Pain
03. Jason van Wyk - September Rain
04. San featuring Therese - Kissed By The Sun (S1dechain Remix)
05. Daniel Wanrooy - Ocean Terrace
06. BT - The Emergency
07. Alex O'Rion - Jellyfish
08. Richard Durand & JES - N.Y.C.
09. Hodel & Sunstate - Distant Motion (Aurosonic Remix)
10. Beltek - Par
11. Bartlett Bros. vs. Mazza - Satellite Of Love (Fabio XB Rework Dub)
12. Who.is - We.are
13. DJ Observer & Daniel Heatcliff featuring Hannah Ray - With Me (Original Vocal Mix)