LONDON superclub HOME is the latest to move in a deeper, progressive trance direction with the announcement that FUTURESHOCK and DANNY HOWELLS will be the new additions to the residents’ roster at ‘DEEP SOUTH’, joining current resident STEVE LAWLER after the departure of Australian JASON BYE.
The “progressive trance” sound, which was originally championed by DJs such as Sasha and John Digweed, is now set to dominate clubland, with Cream drafting in Timo Maas to join their team of residents for 2001, while Gatecrasher have already declared that they will be moving in a “deeper” direction.
At Home, Futureshock are taking up the reins in the new year after Bye returns to Sydney, joining the already progressive-heavy evening ‘Deep South’, which began after the departure of Danny Rampling.
Futureshock’s remixes for everyone from The Chemical Brothers to Underworld have been hugely successful club hits, as was recent single ‘Sparc’. February will then see recently departed Bedrock resident Danny Howells join the roster.
NME.COM Dance Editor John Hall commented: “Along with the increased popularity of DJs like Sander Kleinenberg, Craig Richards and Lee Burridge at the more commercial clubs, and even big name trance DJs like Paul Oakenfold and Pete Tong moving away from the more bombastic, Euro-tinged sound that has dominated for the last two years, it seems that ‘deep’ or ‘progressive’ trance is finally moving out of the underground.”