Though they have both been mainstays in the trance scene for a very long time, Ben Gold and Richard Durand have never joined forces on the productional front together. Now the duo have teamed up to release the track ‘A Thousand Times’, which is out now on Armada Music. Taken from the upcoming second part of Ben Gold’s ‘Sound Advice’ album series, this new single brings back the classic trance sound.
Ben Gold: “We bumped into each other in the ASOT studio during the 2018 TOTY countdown. We were celebrating our tracks making the Top 20 and started talking about what we liked and what we didn't like in Trance music today. It just clicked and we arranged a studio session to make the most of that connection. It perhaps isn’t the most obvious collaboration, but it’s a real 50/50 match-up that takes the best of both our sounds and fuses them into one production.”
Richard Durand: “We met in Australia on tour in 2011. It’s always good to see Ben on the road; we get on well and have respect for each other’s music. As we now live 10 minutes away from each other, it was super easy to set up some studio sessions. We started with a beautiful melody that we said we could listen to ‘A Thousand Times’ and that’s where the title came from. This record has been such a huge highlight in my sets for the past few months; I can’t imagine a set without it!”