Dave Pearce celebrates the golden era of trance

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The creator of one of the UK’s best known and well loved dance music radio shows has compiled a new album celebrating the golden era of trance.

Dave Pearce was the host of BBC Radio 1’s Dance Anthems during a period when it received acclaim from dance fans around the country and pioneered the emerging sound of trance.

Without his support and the huge number of dance music fans reached by the show many of today’s household names might never have found an audience.

The new three CD mix compilation features tracks well known to passionate dance fans including Paul van Dyk – For An Angel, Faithless – We Come One, Robert Miles – Children, Binary Finary – 1999 and Chicane – Saltwater.

In addition, there are lesser known tracks which have featured in Pearce’s specialist trance sets at events including Trance Sanctuary at The Egg in Kings Cross and The Gallery at Ministry of Sound in south London. These include Orkidea – Beautiful, ATN – Miss A Day and The Mystery – Fever.

“It’s been a labour of love putting this mix collection together,” says Pearce.

“It has brought back so many wonderful memories like watching 50,000 clubbers go completely nuts to Mauro Picotto – Lizard when I dropped it at the infamous Millennium Dome Ministry of Sound rave.”

“I will never forget the sense of anticipation when I first played OceanLab – Satellite at the Escape in Swansea after I signed it to my NuLife label.”

“Other fond memories include appearing in the video for Push – The Legacy at my night at Eden in Ibiza, giving Tiesto his first live BBC Radio 1 dj set and playing tunes like the beautiful Yahel – Devotion at Ministry of Sound.”

“This really was an incredible era to be a dj and clubber. The sense of euphoria and togetherness in the big trance nights was overwhelming. It is sad to see the state of the British club scene today. Give me somebody going nuts with a glowstick on a podium over somebody shuffling in a corner on their mobile phone any day!”

Dave Pearce Trance Anthems will be released on Friday 30 March 2018 as a CD, digital download and via streaming services such as Apple Music and Spotify.

For further information about Pearce’s live events visit: http://www.davepearce.co.uk.

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