Jun 20, 2011
Nhato's New Opus
Aly & Fila & Philippe El Sisi feat Senadee - Without You [The Never Knowing] (Nhato Remix) [Armada]

Nothing makes me happier than to see an artist step up to the plate and hit a grand slam every single time. Yes, the trailblazing trance all-star Nhato is back again with what is already becoming one of my favorite tunes of the year. The original is by the unstoppable trance duo Aly & Fila as well as Philippe El Sisi, with Senadee on the vocals. It tells the story of one of the most common struggles in the tangled game of love. Check the lyrics out at the end of the post to get a sense of what it’s about and see if those lyrics resonate with you–they certainly do with me.

Nhato’s take on Without You is nothing short of exhilarating, filled with deeply emotional sections, driving and techy basslines, and some truly standout production. I’m amazed at how innovative he is with the genre. The extreme attention to detail continually lifts him above the noise–just have yourself a listen to 5:15 for evidence. Many producers would have just repeated what they did earlier in the track and ended it there, but not Nhato. I am very glad to see this release on trance mega-label Armada, as he deserves such a name at the helm. This young producer’s tracks should be enough to inspire a brand new wave of trance producers into this coming decade and beyond. Do yourself a favor and become acquainted with his music–you’ll certainly be happy you did!


I don’t wanna do this anymore
I don’t wanna feel this way
Gotta stop you at this open door
If you’re never gonna stay
You have all the odds on yours
It’s a game I’ll never win
I am through with the never knowing
It’s worse than the hardest truth
Never knew that the never knowing
Could hurt more than life without you
Without you

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