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Chicane

Description
In any other language apart from Chicane-speak, Nick Bracegirdle is Chicane. He is from Chalfont St. Giles and likes to snowboard and drive insanely fast – within the constraints of the law, of course! For a man addicted to some hair raising pursuits, it’s a more chilled side of his character that has brought him notoriety; he has written and produced some of the most enduring and haunting trance tunes of the last decade; Offshore, Halcyon, Don’t Give Up, Stoned in Love, Saltwater, Middledistancerunner. The list could go on for quite a while but resting on his laurels is not a Nick thing. Pushing the concept of Chicane can sometimes feel to his fans, a strange thing to do (if it ain’t broke don’t fix it, right!), but for Nick this is an obsession. “Slowly, I learned that I was Chicane, and what I brought to any song, or project, was to put my coat, if you like, over its shoulders.”

Chicane tracks get under your skin, they don't force themselves upon you. “When ‘Don’t Give Up’ first appeared, I remember seeing the band at a London show, there was a stonewall refusal to dance, six months later the track was a Chicane anthem.” People have anchored life memories to Chicane songs.
And long may that tradition continue.

Chicane albums feature musical fusions, much as; Icelandic band Vigri, singer Kate Welsh and rapper Aggi Dukes. Indeed, collaborations are something that Chicane is known for. Sir Tom Jones, Bryan Adams, Natasha Bedingfield, Adam Young, Steve Edwards, Duane Harden are a few of the very diverse
people that have worked with Chicane. Blending styles and erasing boundaries is one of Chicane’s favourite strategies, witnessing the many cross-over records on his latest collection of sounds.

Most recently, the 2000 album of ‘Behind The Sun’ was remastered and re-released on Armada Music, including a brand new version of Bryan Adams collaboration, ‘Don’t Give Up’.

The expression ‘hot off the heels’ does not apply when talking about the timing of Chicane albums. The tracks are crafted, caressed and encouraged into shape, and that takes time, however.....

It’s been twenty years since ‘Offshore’ became the default setting of trance, resonating and infiltrating everyone’s lives, but that DNA has evolved, no less original, and no less addictive; Nick shows that the Chicane spark really is alive and well.
Track Credits
Chicane - Going Deep (VillaNaranjos Remix)
Writer and producer
Billy Ray Martin - Honey (Chicane Club Mix)
Remixer
Chicane - Offshore (Disco Citizens Remix)
Producer
Chicane - Saltwater (DJ Tarkan & V-Sag Remix)
Writer and producer
Chicane - The Nothing Song (Disco Citizens Remix)
Writer and producer
Billy Ray Martin - Honey (Chicane Vocal Mix)
Remixer
Billy Ray Martin - Honey (Chicane Radio Edit)
Remixer
Chicane - Saltwater
Writer and producer
Chicane & Vigri - Three (Club Mix)
Writer and producer
Chicane & Ferry Corsten - One Thousand Suns (Club Mix)
Writer and producer
Chicane & Ferry Corsten - One Thousand Suns
Writer and producer
Chicane & Ferry Corsten - One Thousand Suns (Radio Edit)
Writer and producer
Chicane & Ferry Corsten - One Thousand Suns (Soundprank Radio Edit)
Writer and producer
Chicane & Ferry Corsten feat. Christian Burns - One Thousand Suns (Soundprank Remix)
Writer and producer
Chicane & Ferry Corsten - One Thousand Suns (Disco Citizens Remix)
Writer and producer
Chicane & Ferry Corsten - One Thousand Suns (Danny Howard Remix)
Writer and producer
Chicane & Ferry Corsten feat. Christian Burns - One Thousand Suns (Danny Howard Vocal Mix)
Writer and producer
Chicane & Ferry Corsten feat. Christian Burns - One Thousand Suns (Soundprank Vocal Mix)
Writer and producer
Chicane & Ferry Corsten feat. Christian Burns - One Thousand Suns (Vocal Mix)
Producer and writer
Chicane & Ferry Corsten feat. Christian Burns - One Thousand Suns (VillaNaranjos Vocal Club Mix)
Producer and writer
Chicane & Ferry Corsten feat. Lisa Gerrard - 38 Weeks (Extended Album Mix)
Producer
Chicane & Ferry Corsten feat. Christian Burns - One Thousand Suns (Soundprank Extended Vocal Mix)
Producer
Chicane - Popiholla
Producer and writer
Chicane - Ibiza Strings (Solarstone Retouch)
Producer and writer
Chicane feat. Moya Brennan - Saltwater (Kryder Remix)
Producer and writer
Chicane - Lost You Somewhere (Interstellar Bootleg)
Producer and writer
Chicane - Offshore (Original Version)
Producer and writer