T.H.E Interview: Sneijder

0
36

With of one of the richest label histories in electronic music – stretching back over an astonishing 600+ single releases and 19 mix-comps, its credo is enshrined in its name. In Trance We Trust’s list of former compilation mixers includes hall-of-famers and revered underground legends alike – Bobina, Johan Gielen, Misja Helsloot, Cor Fijneman and Mark Norman to name but a handful. Its singles discography reads more like an A to Z encyclopaedia of trance music’s producers and remixers. Today In Trance We Trust releases their extraordinary twentieth mix-comp. Commemorating this landmark is a job too formidable for any one DJ… So they’ve hired 3! In a first for the series an In Trance We Trust compilation will field a disc trilogy, mixed by a troika of the scene’s most steadfast trance quartermasters – Menno De Jong, Mike Saint-Jules & Sneijder!

9395181

T.H.E – Music Encyclopedia managed to catch up with Sneijder to talk about what went into the making of the 20th edition of the legendary “In Trance We Trust” compilation!

T.H.E – How has the reaction to your latest CD been?

Sneijder – Really good, The overall buzz on the CD on Social Media has been great, I’m delighted everyone likes it!

T.H.E – How long did this CD take to make from start to finish, recording-wise?

Sneijder – It took me a few weeks to narrow down my tracklist and then 2 days to mix.. After that I spent 2 days on transitions and made a small intro. Mix wise I would say around 4 days in total.

T.H.E – What kind of ‘sound’, production wise, did you have in the back of your mind, prior to entering the studio?

Sneijder – Always focusing on a similar vibe to my live sets, a blend of uplifting and tech trance. The disk is a perfect reflection on what you would hear from me in a club as a DJ.

T.H.E – How pleased are you with the final outcome? (sound – production wise)

Sneijder – Really happy, I am very fussy with everything I do lol .. So I’m really happy it has turned out exactly how I wanted it too.

T.H.E – Please inform us about your favourite songs from the compilation!

Sneijder – I have a few favorites that I like, I love ‘Isolator’ from Will Atkinson, great blend of tech and uplifting trance. Also my new collab with Bryan Kearney titled ‘Next Level’ is a one I love. I like all the tracks to be honest, they were selected as they each have something I love in a trance track.

T.H.E – Are there any ‘crazy’ behind the scenes anecdotes from these sessions that you can share with us?

Sneijder – Not really, it was a great experience for me overall, one I hope I can do again some day.

T.H.E – How would you describe the sound of your new CD to any potential new fan?

Sneijder – A blend of uplifting and a tech trance aimed for the dancefloor, just how I like my music, nice melodies and fast basslines!

T.H.E – Who are your influences and heroes? (music-wise)

Sneijder – Too many to mention over the years, but the most influential have to be Scott Brown, Pablo Gargano, Ramirez, Ferry Corsten, Nu-Nrg, Tony de Vit, Sasha, Nick Warren, Giuseppe Ottaviani, Paul van Dyk, Aly & Fila and John O’Callaghan .. All of these guys have influenced me and my sound over the last years.

T.H.E – Before we wrap up, would you like to share something about the 20th edition of “In Trance We Trust” which hasn’t been shared yet?

Sneijder – Sure, everyone should go and grab a copy, as it has the perfect blend music wise of Trance imo, from progressive to melodic right through to uplifting, its essential for your collection. 🙂

T.H.E – Any message for your fans in India?

Sneijder – Thanks for all your amazing love and support, and I hope to see you all soon!

Check out the continuous mix of “In Trance We Trust 020” mixed by Sneijder below!

In Trance We Trust 020 – Sneijder by T.H.E – Music Encyclopedia on Mixcloud

Connect with Sneijder:

Facebook

Twitter

Purchase “In Trance We Trust 020” here.

Follow me!

T.H.E

The latest news, reviews, previews, interviews and much more from the world of Electronic Dance Music!
T.H.E
Follow me!