Sied van Riel – Mentalism (Reset) Reviewed

Label: Reset
Reviewed by: Rachel Rixham

“Sied van Riel proudly presents his new production on Reset called ‘Mentalism’. In true Sied tradition, it’s a really big anthem”.

From the prolific electronic dance breeding ground that is The Netherlands, with close to overnight speed, in 2008 he landed. In that year alone he was tipped by Tiësto as “the hottest producer around”, by DJ Magazine as “the next big thing to hit trance” and took home’s Trance Award for the scene’s ‘Best New Face’. 12 lightning-fast months later he’d qualified all those early markers through a fleet of equatorially hot track releases, club-hypnotizing DJ performances and a ‘next-level’ remix ethic.

In 2009 he played over 60 show-stopping sets (which included spinning at an incredible 7 world-class events in just 9 days). It was an achievement which culminated in him making his debut on DJ Magazine’s Top 100 2009 DJs chart at No.85. He’s the latest DJ to graduate to trance music’s ‘Van Clan’ hierarchy. He is Sied van Riel

Sied Van Riel – Mentalism
Rolling beats secure the pace, neatly fused together with iced cold shots that quickly awaken a mighty bassline, a bassline fiercely set on conquering the hidden crevices between your brain cells, a bassline that eradicates normality in a split second, leaving you levitating through your very own existence and imagination.

As the track begins to climb the curvaceous hook appears in all It’s glory, heaven-scent warmth quickly unravels a climbing fury, that without a moments notice somersaults in to a catastrophic explosion of bass, pulsing beats, succulent sweeps, and gut-wrenching twists and turns, that rhythmically leap around a catapulting energy. Mentalism is not only a trip through the mind, but a place known only to us, when we truly feel it – for Riel.

On the dance-floor you can expect total carnage. Whilst the thumping bassline encourages a rage of madness, the melodious theme will submerge the emotions, leaving the crowd totally breath-less!


DJ Support:
Armin van Buuren: ‘Played on ASOT and Armin Only’
Markus Schulz: ‘Played on Global DJ Broadcast’ –
Sander van Doorn: ‘Supporting’
Judge Jules: ‘Huge track! Like it’
Gareth Emery: ‘Nice track here from Sied’
Simon Patterson: ‘Great!’
Andy Moor: ‘Top stuff’
Lange: ‘Love the way this one builds, superb lead as well’

Links of Interest!/siedvanriel