Second Sun - PlaygroundVANDIT053 - December 8th, 2005
The prolific artists of Second Sun are back with their incredible production „Playground“. The Original Mix was already included on their artist album Inside Out which was released in the beginning of 2005.
Our Vinyl contains the wicked NU NRG Mix of Playground which gets her kit off to a bass light groove, followed by uplifting synths and harmonic melodies.
Studying guitar from when he was 7 years old and after singing and playing in a string of bands, Antoine decided to use his expertise towards electronic dance music creation. “At a certain point I felt limited by playing in bands with only guitars, a bass and drums. I felt that in electronica there were unlimited sound possibilities, which is much more appealing to me as an artist” he says.
Adam, on his side, has devoted his life to keyboards and electronics. Adam had his own small studio with samplers, synthesizers, and drum machines at only 10 years old! “I’ve always been fascinated by the ways you can use technology to create music. From growing up in the 80’s listening to Depeche Mode and Duran Duran to when Antoine first introduced me to electronica, I’ve had an undying passion for expanding my knowledge for electronic music and the equipment used to create it” he says.
Together, they stormed into the electronic dance music scene with their first single "Empire" which landed them a record deal with Paul Van Dyk's Vandit records, after the track was handed to the German Dj at one of his marathon sets at the legendary club Twilo in New York City. The single was described by critics as "mindblowing" and "ten minutes of total pleasure". The track was remixed by the international Dj to be found on his first compilation "The Politics of Dancing" in 2001. It can also be heard on other compilations such as the first "Vandit Sessions" compilation CD and “Future Trance Ibiza”.
For their second single, the duo teamed up with Paul Van Dyk to produce “Crush” (March 2004), with Antoine on vocals. The track’s “Vandit Dub” was first heard on PVD’s groundbreaking “Reflections” LP. With support from many of the world’s biggest Djs, “Crush” went all the way up to the #1 spot on the U.K. Dance Charts. The song has been described by Mixmag as a “trance gem” and the Hyper remix (on the Positiva Records release) was hailed as one of the top 5 best trance and break anthems.
“The Spell” which was released in October 2004 conquered the dancefloors as well!
Blending solid songwriting with cutting edge electronic production will always be Second Sun's main intent. “We love to tell stories in our songs, whether it be through sound or vocals" they say.
Vandit 053 – Playground - is the perfect symbiosis of four big Vandit artists who already gained lots of credit all over the world.
Second Suns Original Version and the NU NRG Mix are absolutely massive! Don`t miss it!
- Second SunPlayground (Original Mix)08:48
- Second SunPlayground (Nu NRG Mix)07:06