Chicane (UK trance/electronic music producer)

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Legal name: Nick Bracegirdle


Chicane (born Nicholas Bracegirdle; 28 February 1971) is a British composer, songwriter, and record producer. Among his works are singles "Offshore", an Ibiza trance anthem included in many compilations in both chill-out and dance versions; "Saltwater", which featured vocals by Clannad member Máire Brennan, and the UK number-one hit "Don't Give Up", featuring vocals by Bryan Adams, which became a top ten hit on singles charts across Europe and Australia.

Far from the Maddening Crowds, Chicane's debut album from 1997, is still considered a seminal release among the trance music community, while the second album, 2000's Behind the Sun, was certified gold in the UK. In 2007, after the hindrance of an ultimately unreleased album (Easy to Assemble) in the intervening time, the third artist album Somersault was released on Bracegirdle's independent record label, followed shortly after by a tenth anniversary re-release of Far from the Maddening Crowds which included a new mix of "Offshore" ("Offshore 2007"). He released his fourth studio album Giants in 2010, with the fifth studio album Thousand Mile Stare following less than two years later, in spring 2012. The sixth studio album, The Sum of Its Parts, appeared in early 2015.

In addition, Bracegirdle also worked under the aliases Disco Citizens, producing a handful of less radio-friendly, vocal-less tracks with a stronger progressive house sound. Working with singer Vanessa St. James and producer Mr. Joshua, Bracegirdle was part of the Mr. Joshua Presents Espiritu project, known for the song "In Praise of the Sun", released with both English and French vocals. Bracegirdle contributed with executive production on Tomski's "14 Hours to Save the Earth". Nick Bracegirdle has also used the alias, Sitvac, to produce a one-time single, "Wishful Thinking."

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1997 Far From the Maddening Crowds Chicane 5
2000 Behind the Sun Chicane 3 10
2007 Somersault Chicane 2
2010 Giants Chicane 4
2011 Thousand Mile Stare Chicane 2
2015 The Sum of Its Parts Chicane 3

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2001 Visions of Ibiza: Compiled by Chicane Chicane 1
2008 The Best of Chicane: 1996-2008 Chicane 2
2016 Twenty Chicane 2


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1996 Offshore Chicane 4
1997 Sunstroke Chicane 4
1997 Offshore ’97 Chicane 2
1997 Lost You Somewhere Chicane 3
1998 Strong in Love Chicane feat. Mason 4
1998 Red Skies Chicane 1
1999 Saltwater Chicane feat. Maíre Brennan 6
2000 Don't Give Up Chicane feat. Bryan Adams 9
2000 No Ordinary Morning / Halcyon Chicane 3
2000 Autumn Tactics Chicane 2
2002 Love on the Run Chicane feat. Peter Cunnah 5
2006 Stoned in Love Chicane feat. Tom Jones 6
2007 Come Tomorrow Chicane 1
2008 Bruised Water Chicane vs. Natasha Bedingfield 5
2009 Poppiholla Chicane 3
2009 Hiding All the Stars Chicane 2
2010 Come Back Chicane 2
2010 Middledistancerunner Chicane feat. Adam Young 1
2010 Leaving Town Chicane 1
2011 Going Deep Chicane 1
2012 One Thousand Suns Chicane & Ferry Corsten 2
2013 One Thousand Suns (Christian Burns version) Chicane & Ferry Corsten feat. Christian Burns 1
2013 Three Chicane & Vigri 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1996 Offshore EP #1 Chicane 1

EP + Compilation + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1999 Chilled Chicane 1

Broadcast + Compilation + DJ-mix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2013 Chicane Presents Sun:Sets, Volume 1 Chicane 1
2013 Chicane Presents Sun:Sets, Volume 2 Chicane 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2011 Where Do I Start Chicane 1

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