The year is nearly 1990. Underground trance rules the beaches of Goa and the basements of Belgium. Synthesizers have the power to spawn new genres. Paul Oakenfold brings acid house to an ebullient Ibiza and launches Perfecto Records to cater to a burgeoning new scene.
Wish you had a time machine? “The Nettle” is the next best thing. Irish producer Bryan Kearney turns back the clock with a powerful production that weaves a hypnotic web of Goa synths into a potent acid trance lead. The track’s harshly uncompromising energy makes the rest of the Beatport Trance chart sound like Kidz Bop in comparison. Only fitting that this track be released on Oakenfold’s own Armada imprint Perfecto Fluoro this week.