I have long been a fan of Italian DJ and producer Manuel Le Saux.

He champions the sound of full-on euphoric trance and has releases on labels such as Recoverworld, A State Of Trance, Nu-Depth and Digital Society Recordings.

He has also played events across Europe including Quest 4 Trance, Luminosity, Tomorrowland and the Entrance Festival.

First Light is his debut artist album and, according to the record label, “sums up what trance is all about: epic strings, lush pads and strong melodies.”

The album features tracks such as Reaper (a collaboration with Fluctor), Dream On, Capricorn and Beautiful Moments Of Life (featuring TrancEye).

I can’t wait to hear it because I feel sure it will rank as a ‘trance event’ of 2013.

Manuel Le Saux – First Light is released as a digital download and CD on 25 February 2013 on Discover Digital.