Craig Connelly – The Universal


Craig Connelly has been well known for a series of club-bangers one after the other, like ‘Lost Without You’ feat. Kate Miles, ‘This Life’, ‘A Reality’,’ Trouble In Paris’ and ‘New York Sunday’ and now he’s out with a fabulous new single – ‘The Universal’.

Starting off with a huge rush and some airy background music, the track sets its stance right from the first few seconds. As it moves into a hard hitting drop, one is sure to be on his feet, jumping already! Some amazingly fiery snares, intense percussion, it keeps up a really good tempo.

The piano-chimes which the fast beats transitioned into is a brilliant point in the track to get a breather before one gets ready to go all out for the intense vibe it creates! You’re most likely to hear it at every big music festival for sure.

Craig first stepped on the industry ladder began in late in 2010, when he was announced as the winner of Super8 & Tab’s ‘Empire’ remix competition. On its release, his rework caught the ears and found the turntables of a veritable who’s who of trance DJs. His first original production, ‘Absolute Electric’ – a hypersonic, floor-rushing Trancer – proved to be a revelation. Off the back of sustained pre-release play from spinners like Armin van Buuren, Dash Berlin, John O’Callaghan, Lange as well as his biggest advocate, Emery, it wowed club audiences worldwide. Released in June 2011 – with a remix from Tritonal attached – it tore up the Beatport chart, peaked at #2 and produced one of the year’s most head-turning EDM debuts.

The last twelve months in music production have been prolific to say the least for Craig Connelly, with no less than 11 Beatport Top 10 selling Trance productions to date including two number 1’s ‘Black Hole’ & ‘Robot Wars’ with remixes for John O’Callaghan and Aly & Fila to top it all off. His latest single ‘Decibels’ landed at number 3 and picked up huge support including Gareth Emery, Armin van Buuren and Markus Schulz to name just a few

As a DJ, Craig has long shown the makings of a great deck-tition. Building his reputation through Manchester’s thriving club scene, each set he delivers comes purpose built and precision mixed to work the nature of crowd in front of him.

With his own set of ardent followers worldwide, he’s always been in the top picks of many!

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Pavan Kumar


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