Richard Durand vs. The World EP 4 AfricaAugust 22, 2012
Richard Durand presents the fourth release in his Vs. The World project, this time with the winner from the African part of the competition. The EP features the titles “Sequence”, “Free Fall” and “Pleasure”.
The first track to kick off the EP, “Sequence” has Richard Duran’s signature written all over it. Definitely staying close to his well known trance style with hard tech ingredients in it, the powerful arrangement is full of energetic synth lines that will take the party to another level.
“Free Fall”, was the track that was sent out to the world for Richard’s Vs. The World project this time and the winner was DJ/Producer Stefan Viljoen. South Africa based Stefan Viljoen, also known as The Beat Prophet, started spinning at the age of 15. As described in his biography, he likes to play from his soul and projects his deep love for dance music by focusing strongly on clean mixing. As a producer he is known for delivering deep and groovy baselines with techie elements. It’s exactly that what we get to enjoy on “Free Fall’, in which we here an enticing and new view on a Richard Durand gem.
The third and final title of the EP, “Pleasure”, is a collaboration with the also South Africa based artist Protoculture, also known as Nate Raubenheimer. He began at a young age and followed an education for audio engineering in pursuit of a professional music career. His first album, “Refractions”, put his name on the world’s map. To date he’s played on every major continent, and received much praise for his energetic and emotional live shows, headlining at festivals like Glastonbury and Ministry of Sound in the UK, Creamfields and XXXperience in Brazil, Earthcore Global Carnival in Australia and Ageha in Japan. He now adds another notch to his belt with this energetic slammer; once again and with “Pleasure”, Richard Durand shows the competition what a fine producer duo can establish.
Supported by: Judge Jules, Markus Schulz, Jochem Hamerling (Slam!FM), Riccardo Sada (DJ Mag Italy), Andy Duguid, Faruk Sabanci, Jess Voorn, Giuseppe Ottaviani, Dimitri Kechagias, Michel de Winter (Radio Hi-Tec, The Netherlands), David Casto (iDJPool), Arnej, Marco Ravelli, Alex O’Rion, Steve Kaetzel, Eric van Kleep (Slam!FM, Clubbin’), Space RockerZ, Liam Shachar, Ronksi Speed, Dj Shadowfall, Julius Beat, James Hannan, Tim Stark (DJ Mag), Charles Mc Thorn (Sunshine-Live Germany), Ryan Morales, Mario Rybansky (Dance One Radio), Tjerk Coers (Fresh FM), Lange, Eddie Halliwell.