Smoke - Ashley Wallbridge - Smoke/Rhythm (2010, AVA)
Ashley Wallbridge has been building quite a reputation for himself in a relatively short amount of time. His tracks started being released in 2008, but things really started picking up for him in 2009, with his collaboration with Andy Moor, Faces, becoming one of the most popular trance tracks of the year, as well as releasing tracks such as Masquerade and Shotokan, which garnered support from big names in forward-looking trance such as Gareth Emery and the owner of AVA recordings, Andy Moor. His last release, Harmonies/Melodies, came out a few months ago, and contained what was in my opinion the best track he had made so far, Harmonies.
After a few months of intensive touring as a highly in-demand DJ, and releases of popular remixes such as his version of Andy Moor’s She Moves, he’s back with the first of a whole barrage of new tracks he has lined up for release. Wallbridge often has a hard time choosing names for his tracks, but this one he found easily, after the demo version of the track blew up the new monitor speakers in his studio on its first play-through. Smoke is an excellent track in the vein of Harmonies, a very futuristic progressive trance track, with one of the most insane buildups you will hear.