On February 24th, Manchester DJ and producer Craig Connelly will release One Second Closer, his debut artist album.
Even if you haven’t heard the name Craig Connelly before, you’ve surely heard his electrifying sound. The UK DJ and producer has gone on to produce at least eleven Beatport Trance chart-topping singles including “Black Hole,” featuring Christina Novelli. Connelly was initially thrust into the limelight in late in 2010 when he was announced as the winner of Super8 & Tab’s ‘Empire’ remix competition. In the last three years, though the prolific artist has also been responsible for heavy-hitting remixes of Gareth Emery, Ferry Corsten, Lange, Andy Moor, John O’Callaghan and Aly & Fila tracks. Now, Connelly’s debut album One Second Closer marks a new chapter in his career.
As a fan of many of Connelly’s tracks, I am looking forward to hearing what he has in store for fans on the debut album. His progressive and trance tunes are often emotional and moving and he is able to create masterful remixes. Additionally, he will launch Higher Forces Records, an independent label “with a music-first A&R policy focused on only the most moving and authentic records.” Along with the label, Craig will be curating Higher Forces Radio, a new podcast featuring that celebrates multifaceted dance styles in electronic music whether they are Trance, House or anything in between.
One Second Closer is comprised of twelve new tracks, including singles with Christina Novelli, Gavin Beach, Jessica Lawrence and Sue McLaren. The album is an amalgamation of styles that Craig has mastered – vocal trance, progressive house, and pop, thus showcasing his immaculate production and songwriting skills.
Pre-order One Second Closer HERE, along with the release of lead single “How Can I,” an ethereal progressive tune featuring Jessica Lawrence.
Stream Craig Connelly ft. Jessica Lawrence – “How Can I” via SoundCloud:
One Second Closer Tracklist:
- “We Are” feat. Emma Connelly
- “Light The Way” feat. Kat Marsh
- “How Can I” feat. Jessica Lawrence
- “Battleground” feat. Dan Dobson & Elle Vee
- “Out Of Orbit”
- “Stay” feat. Jessica Lawrence
- “Black Hole (Reprise)” feat. Christina Novelli
- “Elevate” feat. Renny Carroll
- “Home” feat. Sue McLaren
- “One More Shot” feat. Gavin Beach
- “Small Box For A Big Man”