It was almost time to expect a full length studio album by Irish DJ/Producer Sneijder. Over the past few years, he has given us some massive releases on some of the biggest lables and supported by the big bosses of the Trance world. His debut album ‘Everything Changes’ gives us what we need in this day & age – True Sounding Trance Music (Minus Cheese).
The album starts with a track titled ‘Remember Me’. It’s a slow intro track with some acid (Mr Acid’s album afterall). The version featured on the album is the ‘Breaks Mix’. It’s not a Club track for sure, but it’s more of a bringing you to the Club kind of track.
Track 2 ‘The Only Place’ (Chillout Mix) is a huge contrast of his original club banging hyper energetic tracks. ‘Elements’shows massive influences from PVD’s evolution styled Bassline/drums and is a Non-Traditional, Vulgar Electronic Tribal Trance track I just can’t get over.
‘Low Orbit Ion’ starts like an intro with a cool bassline and stabby synths. Some massive bass and a very 90s Techno-Trance styled infinite-loop feel. This is followed by a superb Vocal Club track titled ‘Be With You’ being one of the best tracks on the album for sure. It’s loaded with energy and you just don’t want it to stop.
The core essence of this album is showcased by ‘Nero’ a terrific collaboration with Giuseppe Ottaviani. This is a signature Go On Air styled uplifting track with it’s almost VANDIT sound. For me, easily one of the best collaborated tracks of the year. Next up is another team-up with The Noble Six named ‘Question Mark’. This a club track which wants to be an anthem but just doesn’t get there. ‘Love Of My Control’ features Christina Novelli on the vocals resulting in a fanstic Vocal Trance track ready to rock the clubs. However the version on the album starts rather abruptly. But the acid, vocals and the pad magic make up for all that was lost.
The 9th track with Mark Leanings is titled ‘Breaking Point’. A proper 138 club monster with infinite energy and classic cymbals takes you back a decade and makes you stay there. What it also features is a very Jordan Suckley styled Tech-Trance sound.
‘Collision Course’ with Nick Callaghan and ‘Resolute’ are dark acid tracks with trademark Sniejder sounds followed by ‘Acid’, probably the most signature Sneijder sounding track on the record. It just keeps pumping with terrific acid and a mind blowing Euphoric mid-section.
A 9/10 for this track alone. Finally, this album ends on the 13th track featuring the Acoustic Mix of ‘Be With You’. A down tempo Chilled version of the club track with very crisp vocals and some beautiful piano maintaing a true Trance Chillout track without the generic commercial-pop elements we normally hear.
To sum it up, Sneijder’s offering is solid and true. And if you’ve never heard of him (You need to live on a rock for that), this album showcases his style and sounds like clear glass. For 2015, this is probably The Need of the Hour to counter the amount of cheese released this year. So the next time someone asks you “Hey! What is Trance? What does it sound like?” You know where the answer is.
Review by: Hushrov Bhesania