Even by VANDIT’s own lofty standards, the label’s mission to bring you the cream of nu-skool trance has been in even richer form than usual of late. Just 4 months back Goodgreef resident James Cottle opened his account with Berlin’s label legionnaires with (appropriately enough) the mighty ‘Opener’. Now, in quick-heeled fashion, the young man from Durham is back and ready to mainline summer 2016 with his second floor cutter, ‘Rudimental’!
James Cottle – Rudimental, available through Beatport here
‘Rudimental’ is no pussyfooting toe-tapper, nor melodic trance head-nodder… it’s a big-ass, arena-filling roof-tile-removing behemoth! Ballistically, James has charged the studio’s sound banks to create a primetime offering, which starts off uplifting and will likely end with your jaw being retrieved from floor.
Has Mr. Cottle managed to go one better than ‘Opener’ then?! Well DJ Mag certainly seemed to think so. Giving it a more than healthy 8.5 score, they said: “following his debut, ‘Rudimental’ exhibits real progression. The tone is still locked in the ‘up’ position, but the longer structure & complexity to its most prominent riff satisfies no end” .
Discover ‘Rudimental’ for yourself, when lands today!
01: Rudimental (Original Mix)