hard and big room trance Category

Special Guest: Danny Powers (Nu Depth / UK)
The journey started for Danny Powers back in the summer of 1998, his first encounter of proper trance music was coming across the Gatecrasher Black Compilation, the rest as they say ‘is history’. This led him onto buying the next two in the series and really kicked his trance passion into gear. Listening to this style of music while he was 15 seemed weird as it was a break from the chart trash flying around at that time. He instantly got hooked on those riffs, how could an instrumental based form of music get him so hooked?! 

His first club experience was the good ol’ Mezzaine in Wolverhampton, hearing the likes of Flat 6’s ‘It’s too late’ on a loud system for the first time was something he wasn’t going to forget as a young clubber. Next up was regular visits to Godskitchen at the newly opened venue Air, then Gatecrasher events at the NEC. This then led onto a passion for his first favourite DJ, this being the Dutch trance maestro DJ Tiesto. After buying the DJ Tiesto compilation ‘Revolutions’, this spiralled into him buying the In search of Sunrise comp’s, Magik Journey series and any other Tiesto related Cd’s. Alongside Tiesto he also started listening to the likes of Paul Van Dyk, Armin Van Buuren, Ferry Corsten and Marco V. All these artists have had effect on me till this present day, whether it to be there productions or DJ sets. He travelled up and down the country following these DJ’s, whether it be Gatecrasher at The Republic or Heaven in London, Passion at the Emporium or Slinky at the Opera House etc … He soon realised that He wanted one day to be on the other side of the DJ booth. 

In the summer of 2007 he started his own label nu-depth recordings with the intention of hopefully one day competing with the big guns. Vandit, Discover, Euphonic, Conspiracy all these labels have been influential to him the last couple of years and their sound is what he’s tried to incorporate onto the label, just with a bit added depth!!! Kicking off his project was Mark Eteson & Jon Prior’s ‘Dynamic Stability’; this was backed with a big euphoric Remix from Aly & Fila and a punchy workout from Frase. This released featured on Armin’s ‘A State OF Trance’ show and most recently on Tiesto’s ‘Club Life’ show. Other supporters of the nu-depth sound include John Askew, Jon O’Bir, John O’Callaghan (my current heroes!!!) Paul Van Dyk, Ferry Corsten, Markus Schulz, Ronski Speed, Matt Darey, Mark Eteson, Activa, MIKE, Kuffdam & Plant, Marcos, Frase and many more. 

In 2008 Danny Powers released his first remix on nu-depth. His remix of Airborne Angel’s ‘The Unit’ was played by Mark Pledger and featured on his Anjuna Beats Worldwide show. Next up was his first ep on nu-depth, ‘Eternal Call’ received support from DJ Tiesto and it received seven plays on Radio One from Judge Jules, John O’Callaghan (his Essential Mix) and Dave Pearce. The other track on the ep ‘Frequency’ got support from John Askew, Aly & Fila, Christopher Lawrence and many more. This led to remixes for Flux Delux (Vicky Devine’s ‘Facing The Truth’, which was played by Paul Van Dyk on VONYC) Perceptive and nu-depth digital. With his next ep on the way the future is looking bright .

With more releases and remixes forthcoming on nu-depth from him, he hopes one day that he will be able to rub shoulders with the likes of the above names, one day hopefully. As he read somewhere before ‘If you don’t have a vision of where you want to go, you won’t get there’.

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