Recognized as one of the true pioneers of the trance music scene, Scott Bond has been credited with shaping the sound that we all know and love, by contributing as a DJ, producer and promoter. Perhaps he is best known for being the co-founder and driving force behind one of the most successful clubbing brands in the World – “Gatecrasher”. This earned him the title of “Worlds Finest Resident” as voted for by readers, in the Mixmag Dance Music Awards, as well as reaching an all time high position of 34in the Annual DJ Mag poll, thanks to his acclaimed Gatecrasher residency.
Exploring Scott’s discography is like opening a trance treasure chest. He has been responsible for mixing 15 trance albums. Most have been with Gatecrasher, including the ground-breaking “Black”, “Red”, “Wet” and “Disco-Tech” which helped position the sound of the club, both in terms of musical and artistic direction. These went from silver to platinum in less than a year and boasted sales in excess of 1 million units worldwide. In addition to this, he has received high praise for his “Platinum”, “AHEAD” and “Slinky Trans-Atlantik” releases. As if that wasn’t enough, Scott has appeared four times consecutively on BBC Radio 1’s Essential Mix.
Bonds production work has been second to none.1998 saw the release of his hit single “I’m Not Going Home” under his alias Q:Dos. 2003 marked the start of many successful collaborations with Solarstone. His track “3rd Earth” was massive and received support from the biggest names in the industry. Originally a white label release on “Made In England” and then ID&T it eventually found its way on to the world’s most prolific trance label – Armada, with live airplay from the likes of Tiesto, Paul Oakenfold, Paul Van Dyk, Markus Schulz and of course, leading visionary, Armin van Buuren, who created his own exclusive mash up of the song. This featured in every country as part of the ASOT 600 Expedition Tour.
Onward to 2015 and Scott’s latest collaborations with Charlie Walker are again receiving rave reviews, with tracks such as John Lennon – Imagine (Scott Bond & Charlie Walker Remix), Adam White – Ballerina (Scott Bond & Charlie Walker Remix) and Terra Firma – The Adventures Of (Scott Bond & Charlie Walker Remix) garnering support from Trance’s finest.
Owner of record label RΞBOOTΞD – Scott’s productions once again have ALL been featured as World premieres on “A State of Trance” radio. Van Buuren has not been shy of praise, having referred to the talented producer as “The legend of Trance” – A statement that truly emphasizes his position of sustained greatness. Armin has also shown continued support with an exclusive bootleg of “John Lennon – Imagine (REBOOTED Remix)” which he once again liked so much, he created his own edit which was included on ASOT, Creamfields and his “Armin Only -Intense Tour”.
Travelling around the World to play to his global audience of fans, he can boast a passport stamped with over 40 different countries, having played stages such as Luminosity, Miami’s Ultra Music Festival, Zouk and many more! His UK appearances include the biggest venues and most iconic events in the calendar, with Creamfields, Gods Kitchen, Slinky, Ministry of Sound and Homelands, all included on his impressive CV. He continues to attract capacity crowds due to his unique ability of handpicking beautifully crafted music and delves into the depths of the unknown. These ingredients form his trademark style and take any listener on a perfectly mixed, exploration of trance.
Energetic and never failing to deliver, his latest venture, “REBOOTED” marks a return to the true, authentic nature of trance music and defines why Scott has earned the status he has today. Put simply:
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