Friday, December 4, 2009

Man With No Name

Man With No Name


United Kingdom.
Martin Freeland, also known as Man With No Name or by the initials M.W.N.N., is a UK goa/psytrance DJ and producer, one of the very defining artists in the genre having a unique sound of heavy bass lines, raw grooves and explicit melody lines.

Originally a techno producer, Martin’s long and illustrious career began way back in 1988 when he appeared with several tracks on the collection “Urban Acid” (released by, a sub-label of Polydor, Urban) that sold over 65.000 copies. He followed this by releasing several EPs with techno tracks, but in the early 90’s he changed his sound to trance.

In 1996 he released his first full-length album “Moment of Truth”, on the early trance label Concept in Dance, including several goa trance and melodic trance tracks, such as “Sugar Rush” which also was released as an EP, including the heavy goa anthem “PlayTeleport”, which instantly has become a classic.

Two years later in 1998, Martin released his second album “Earth Moving the Sun” on Paul Oakenfold’s label Perfecto (East West). The mix of heavy goatrance and melodic trance tracks is still there, but the sound had become less techno influenced, more melodic based and experimental towards house.

Two EPs was released from this album, both melodic trance tracks; “The First Day (Horizon)” with vocals from Mark Gardener and “Vavoom!” including house remixes by De Niro. In the year 2000 the third album “Teleportation” was released, on Dragonfly Records. Martin had returned to the label he left in the middle of the 90’s. “PlayTeleport”, “PlaySly-Ed”, “PlayLunar Cycle” and “PlayNeuro Tunnel” are tracks that were previously released and reappear on this album.

Man With No Name


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