Aural History


Ahead of his headline performance in The Box, we take a look back at the career of a dance music legend.

Ahead of his headline performance in The Box, we take a look back at the sounds that shaped Chicane

Chicane - "Offshore"

The track that started it all. "Offshore" was Nick Bracegirdle's first release under his Chicane alias. In 1996 it reached No.12 on the UK Singles Chart and made it onto countless Ibiza compilation albums. "Offshore" announced Chicane as a major player in the burgeoning trance scene.

Chicane - "Sunstroke"

The follow-up to "Offshore", "Sunstroke" had a similarly ethereal, blissed-out feel and attained similar chart success and popularity, particularly due to its instant chill out classic status.

Chicane - "Saltwater"

The track that made Chicane a household name. "Saltwater" was released in 1999 and reached No.6 in the UK Singles Chart. Featuring a re-recording of the vocal from "Theme from Harry's Game" by Clannad's Maire Brennan. This achieved massive chart success and as, anyone who grew up in Northern Ireland will know, became the official theme used in Belfast City's promotional advertisements throughout the early noughties.

Chicane - "Don't Give Up"

Chicane's biggest chart success to date. "Don't Give Up" debuted as Pete Tong's first 'Essential New Tune' of the new Millennium. After remixing Canadian rock singer, Bryan Adams' track "Cloud Number 9", Chicane approached Adams to be the voice of "Don't Give Up". After burying Adam's signature rock sound in layers of vocoders, the singers involvement in the track was originally kept secret. However, once the song was released, the guest vocalist was revealed and Adams and Chicane have since performed the track live together.

Chicane Feat. Tom Jones - "Stoned In Love"

After a two-year legal struggle with ex-label Xtravaganza, Chicane was back on new label, Universal, and ready to release another huge collaboration, this time featuring welsh national treasure, Tom Jones. "Stoned in Love" went on to reach No.7 in the UK Singles Chart.

Chicane - "Come Tomorrow"

The first single from Chicane's self-financed third studio album, Somersault  in July 2007 and quickly became a club classic.

Chicane - "Poppiholla"

The lead single from his eventually cancelled Re-Work EP, "Poppiholla" is based on the Sigur Ros track "Hoppipolla". The track was A-listed by Radio 1 and charted at No.7.

Chicane - "Hiding All The Stars"

The follow-up to "Poppiholla", "Hiding All the Stars" featured a sample from electro-legend Gary Numan's 80s anthem, "Cars". Although the Re-Work EP on which it was featured never saw an official release, this track along with "Poppiholla" were eventually included on his fourth studio album, Giants.

Frankie Goes To Hollywood - "Relax 2009" (Chicane Remix)

Released as part of the 25 year anniversary of the infamous Frankie Goes to Hollywood track. Chicane's remix of "Relax" became a regular closer at his live shows. 

Chicane & Ferry Corsten - "One Thousand Suns"

Based on his 2011 single, "Thousand Mile Stare". "One Thousand Suns" saw Chicane team up with trance royalty Ferry Corsten and singer Christian Burns. The track is one of Chicane's heavier productions and his most recent release to date. 

Get tickets to see Chicane in action, when he headlines The Box on 23 May.

29 Apr 2014