Swedish producer Bjorn Akesson has become something of a regular on Aly & Fila’s Future Sound Of Egypt label and his latest track once again builds upon the solid track record of one of the finest labels trance music has to offer.
Breathe is one of those rare tracks which manages to mix various styles while not being too obvious about it. At 132bpm, this is at the “slow end” of uplifting trance, but the energy in the rhythm, bass, and manic synth sounds gives it the feel of an old-school hard-house or psy-trance track. There’s clever use of sound design and arrangement which is complimented beautifully by the occasional break, some uplifting pads and a brief build. But the driving rhythms are never far away–it’s a perfect example of making a track “full-on,” without scaring away those who aren’t into 150 BPM hardstyle.
Breathe is nicely climbing up the Beatport charts and is a must-have for any trance DJ looking to get dance floors moving over the coming months.