It’s becoming a common thing: reviewing a Giuseppe Ottaviani liveset. The last two were recorded at the ADE and the other at Guangzhou, China. This month’s edition was recorded at Lush!, Portrush, Northern Ireland. On the 31st of December 2017 he played there, with fellow DJs John O’Callaghan, Shugz, and the Northern Irish Trance Family (never heard of them before). For £15 you would dance your way to the new Year in style, with legendary names playing. Now that’s a NYE you wouldn’t want to miss.
Giuseppe Ottaviani is a legend, and is gaining a huge fanbase with his GO On Air 2.0 liveshow, which has led him all over the world, playing wherever there’s a craving for Trance music. And if you’ve heard these sets before, you know he’s there to leave a lasting impression. His sets are superb, and live. That’s the thing: he makes every night unique and special. And that’s what I like. But that’s not the only thing….
Here’s the tracklist, a true feast for your eyes. Just look at this beauty!
01. Rafael Osmo – Renaissance (Giuseppe Ottaviani Remix)
02. Amos & Riot Night – Interstate Four
03. The Moon feat NU NRG – The Moon Loves The Sun (Giuseppe Ottaviani 2017 Rework)
04. Giuseppe Ottaviani – Live ID
05. Giuseppe Ottaviani – Slow Emotion 3
06. Filo and Peri vs Simon Patterson feat Eric Lumiere – The One Anthem
07. Giuseppe Ottaviani – Live ID
08. Giuseppe Ottaviani feat Lo-Fi Sugar – Rush (Giuseppe Ottaviani 2017 Rework)
09. BT & Jes – Every Other Way (PureNRG Remix)
10. Giuseppe Ottaviani – Legacy
11. Giuseppe Ottaviani – Live ID + Queen – Flash (Sample)
12. Eric Prydz – Opus (PureNRG Bootleg)
And again he has done it. How does he make every bloody set amazing? During the early noughties it was Tiësto who made everything work brilliantly, but now, during the tens (tenties? what is it called) it’s Giuseppe Ottaviani who does every with a lot of passion and dedication, and makes it work. A truly underestimated legend in the making. A superstar.
He might not even care about the money, but he’s more focussed on the actual music. And that’s what’s been missing in the scene. The big names started to become bigger, and decided to make music to a wider audience. Influenced by the bigger styles like Pop music, it just made it worst. I don’t like it, when they change the style completely, basically for extra sales. Giuseppe stays true to the Trance scene, and whenever you see him play live, you can see a man with a passion, dedication, and a smile from ear to ear. With this set he blew away the audience in Northern Ireland.
I can only give credit to him, for making yet another amazing set, and also for making awesome music. It’s a gift that only a handful of artists have. Literally everything they touch, turns into gold. Even the air Giuseppe is breathing, turns into this. And during this set he played the dopest track of 2018: ‘Legacy’. What a brilliant anthem. He could have played this on a loop for 2 hours and I wouldn’t give a shiny shite. This is pure, this is Trance. And I’m digging it.
Anything bad about this set? Erm. Well, I don’t know. I seriously don’t know. Mmm, difficult. It’s for free, it contains awesome records, and you get Giuseppe talking a bit through it, to highlight certain records. I can’t think of anything else we actually need? Even the crowd shouts out loud, and you can hear it. They are loving it, and so am I!
A big set, and the usual score.
DJ: Giuseppe Ottaviani
Genre/Style: Trance, Progressive Trance, Vocal Trance, Uplifting Trance
Liveset Info: Recorded @ Lush! Portrush, Northern Ireland, 31-12-2017
Length Liveset: 00:59:11
Tracks: 12 (twelve)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 58.4 MB
File Type: mp3
More Information: Giuseppe Ottaviani – Facebook Fanpage