C IS FOR CHICANE

Some soft trance with celtic underpinnings – a sort of dream trance with extra ethnicity. Not my cup of tea but amazingly popular. I blame Riverdance and Clannad.

 

Chicane is the group name for British trance musician and remixer Nick Bracegirdle, who first attracted attention under the name Disco Citizens with the Top 40 U.K. hit “Right Here Right Now” in 1995. Changing to Chicane, he reached the British Top 20 in late 1996 with “Offshore.” He then enlisted Clannad’s Maire Brennan for a remake of the Clannad hit “The Theme From Harry’s Game” under the title “Saltwater,” which reached the U.K. Top Ten and became an international hit. The first Chicane album, Far From the Maddening Crowds, was released in 1997. As a remixer, Bracegirdle transformed Bryan Adams’ “Cloud #9” for another major hit in most Western countries. Employing Adams as an uncredited vocalist, he then topped the British charts with “Don’t Give Up.” It was featured on the second Chicane album, Behind the Sun, released in Europe in the spring of 2000. This disc reached the Top Ten in Britain and charted across Europe and in the Far East.

 

For those who like this sort of thing, two new Chicane Live dates have been announced for the UK – Club Academy, Manchester on 3rd December 2008, then the Carling Academy Islington on 6th December. Sadly, I shall be washing my hair on those days.

 

Chicane – No Ordinary Morning

 

Chicane – Offshore 2001 (Bee Hunter’s Milleniuum Club Mix)

 

Chicane – Offshore

Chicane website

~ by acidted on October 30, 2008.

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