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Following on from the huge sell out success of the first reunion, we return to Nation in Liverpool for a Bank Holiday Sunday spectacular, celebrating the Superclub era and the promise of further unrivalled nostalgia for the second Cream Reunion.
With our Special Guest * in mind, we venture into the Main Room to relive special memories and create new ones. Joining our Special Guest and described as the ‘first lady of trance’ we welcome the stunning Jan Johnston. Raised in Salford, now residing in Spain, Jan’s instantly recognisable and haunting ethereal vocals melt the senses and touch the soul. Accepted the world over as one of the finest in the business Jan turns great records into timeless classics and has worked and collaborated with the likes of Paul Oakenfold, BT, Chicane & Tiesto.
Jan’s big break came when BT (Brian Transeau) discovered her on a solo project, ‘Paris’ & ‘The Prayer’. Using the vocal from ‘The Prayer’ the soaring yet touching ‘Calling Your Name’ was born and soon a special partnership was fused on Perfecto Records. Featuring on BT’S ESCM album the ‘Remember’ took the plaudits as one of Perfecto’s finest 12” packages and an almost guaranteed airing at Cream every week. Further collaborations on ‘Mercury & Solace’ & ‘Flesh’, combined with a successful solo career merely confirmed her standing as the Perfecto’s finest.
Most famously it was Jan’s work with Anthony Pappa & Alan Bremner to produce ‘Skydive’ under their ‘Freefall’ guise on Stress Records in 1998 that reverberates as one of the finest dance records ever produced an all time Cream classic. A very special live PA awaits!
Joining Jan, we welcome from Frankfurt the hugely talented and versatile Oliver Lieb. An instant addition to electronic music’s hall of fame with around two dozen aliases and well over 200 productions and remixes, the German maestro has been a purveyor of mesmerising progressive, trance, house & techno for over 20 years. Combining deep bass frequencies and moving melodies, Oliver is most famed for his work under his ‘L.S.G.’ moniker, creating masterpieces such as ‘Netherworld’, ‘Hidden Sun Of Venus’, ‘Shecan’ & ‘Into Deep’, which have been championed at Cream by the likes of Sasha, Paul Oakenfold & Parks & Wilson.
Signed to labels such as Harthouse, Superstition, Hooj, Platipus & MOS, as Oliver Lieb his own work has heralded such greats as ‘Subraumstimulation’ & ‘Lightspeed’, and as a remixer he’s always added something different to the original in a way that only Oliver Lieb finds possible. A seemingly endless discography, highlights include remixes of Utah Saints’ ‘Lost Vagueness’, Ambassador’s ‘The Fade’, Push’s ‘Universal Nation’ & ‘Art of Trance’s ‘Kaleidoscope’, to name but a few in an illustrious career.
Warming the nights proceedings up will be none other than local legend Steve Parry. With 20 years experience under his belt, Steve’s house and progressive sound has graced many of the world’s top nightclubs and events, including Cream, Bedrock, Renaissance & the Zurich Street Parade to over 1 million people. With 10 years as Manager of 3beat Records and a weekly radio show on Juice FM, Steve’s ear for a tune is second to none.
Completing the line-up is promoter and resident Samuel Lamont. After playing an Oakey inspired closing set in the Annexe, Sam’s versatility, creativeness and knowledge of his audience will once again be in full force to deliver the music and memories that we all crave.
* Special Guest to be announced on 17th April *
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