Since the reigns passed from his former mentor Tiësto to Richard Durand, the In Search Of Sunrise helmsman’s search has sailed him to South Africa and Australia; to settings as contrasting as India and Vegas and most recently, in 2014, out to Dubai. This year’s ‘In Search Of Sunrise 13.5’ though brings the search closer to its spiritual home… Amsterdam! A native and resident, Richard’s had a ringside seat on which he sees and participates in the city’s year-on-year ascension to club, festival and electronic music metropolis.
Richard also welcomes his co host, BT, to the I.S.O.S. decks! BT brings with him his own sound, as well as a new stylistic, artistic tangent to the series.
Together BT and Richard have sought, signed and woven a trance/progressive/house nexus into ‘13.5’s disc triad. Across 47 tracks, they feature dozens of producers, including Andy Moor, Tenishia, Arty, Moonbeam, LTN, Andy Duguid and Dimension being just a few. Additionally, it also features numerous ‘I.S.O.S. 13.5’ exclusives, including the Durand singles ‘Typhoon’ and ‘Time Warp’.
Arriving at the latest stage of the mix-comp series’ journey, Richard says: “Amsterdam is my hometown and, since I started mixing the ‘In Search Of Sunrise’s the electronic music lights around here have grown brighter with each year passing. Recognition of that is long overdue, so with this edition, I’m bringing it back home!”
As to the origin of the new edition’s 13.5 ‘code’, Richard reveals: “I’m not the world’s most superstitious guy, but I’m as ‘13-phobic’ as they come! So there’ll be no 13th floor at the ‘Casa del Sunrise’ and no 13th stop on the I.S.O.S. voyage on my watch! Be lucky! Stay lucky!”