A few months ago Robert Nickson came to my attention thanks to Sied van Riel’s podcast series, in which he played the majestic ‘Heliopause’. I fell in love with it immediately, and since the first time I am hooked to this kind of Trance music. Robert Nickson as an artist is rather unknown to me, haven’t really delved into his musical back catalogue, but only a handful of hours ago someone uploaded a Robert Nickson tribute mix, which contains (believe it or not) only tracks by this producer/DJ. So I don’t need to look very far to find a proper mix.
I have reviewed a Robert Nickson set a couple of weeks ago, but not had the chance yet to discover this artist. But what he has created with Heliopause has left a mark on me. This is an anthem I would have not discovered if it wasn’t for Sied to add it to the ‘Rielism 4′ album. I am seriously in love with this track, and after hearing this dedication/tribute mix to Robert Nickson by Chris Blaylock, I am seriously impressed with the sound that Robert Nickson has. This kind of Trance music is just perfect for me. Staying true to the core. That’s the kind of Trance music I’d like to hear. 24/7.
Let me show you the tracklist! It’s a beauty! Oh, and it does contain a lot of Robert Nickson. A lot. Hence why this is a tribute mix!
01. Robert Nickson – Euphorica (Extended Mix)
02. Robert Nickson – Heliopause (Original Mix)
03. Robert Nickson – Circles (Original Mix)
04. Robert Nickson & Cat Martin – Every Sun (Extended Mix)
05. Mike Shiver & Sonicvibe – Lunation (Masters & Nickson Remix)
06. Robert Nickson – We Don’t Forget (Original Mix)
07. Robert Nickson – Initium (Original Mix)
08. Robert Nickson – Touchdown (Extended Mix)
09. Robert Nickson & M.I.K.E. – Tachyon (Extended Mix)
10. Ferrin & Morris – Light In The Dark (Re:Locate vs Robert Nickson Remix)
11. Robert Nickson – Maybe Next Time (Original Mix)
12. Robert Nickson – Liberate (Original Mix)
13. Amir Hussain & Robert Nickson – Nevada (Original Mix)
14. Robert Nickson & Re:Locate – Proxima (Original Mix)
15. Robert Nickson – Motion Blur (Original Mix)
16. Robert Nickson & Re:Locate – Vivid (Original Mix)
17. Thomas Datt – 2V2 (Robert Nickson Remix)
18. Robert Nickson – Spiral 2015 (Original Mix)
Beautiful, isn’t it? I reckon that you will have the best hour and a half once you’ve press play. I know I certainly had a wonderful time. And I’ve played it at least three times in a row. This mix fits the atmosphere outside beautifully: the sun is shining, and we need some relaxing and atmospheric music, and who else should we turn to, eh? Robert Nickson knows exactly how to make excellent Trance music, and Chris Blaylock has made a wonderful tribute mix.
Of course, I could not leave Heliopause behind. The anthem that made me fall in love with Robert Nickson is included in this mix, but so are 17 others. And after playing this yet again I have realised that I can’t pick a favourite. They all seem to have something unique, refreshing, and so good, it’s just unfair to single handedly pick one. They are all at the same level, and all have the same feeling. Euphoric Trance music coming at you through the speakers, and the quality is just right. Nothing is wrong at all.
Robert seems to have found the secret formula, and with this secret he has created many memorable Trance anthems. Just the way I prefer Trance music. No nonsense, just breathtakingly beautiful anthems. Euphoric to the core, and also staying true to what Trance is, and what it should do. Not that EDM garbage I really detest. That’s not Trance music. Nor will it ever be. But what Robert creates, that’s Trance in its purest form.
I’ve read on several websites that Robert has the gift of making everything beautiful, and I agree. And the man behind this tribute mix has made one really remarkable mix. This is just the right mix at the right time, commemorating a legend in the scene. I’ve got nothing negative to mention at all.
Enjoy the good weather we’ve got now, and play this out loud. It will create a very fine weekend, one we all deserve. And it will increase our enthusiasm for Robert Nickson!
DJ: Chris Blaylock
Mix Info: Robert Nickson Tribute Mix
Length Mix: 01:28:14
Tracks: 18 (eighteen)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 162 MB
File Type: mp3
More Information: Robert Nickson – Facebook Fanpage