Nu NRG

Nu NRG

Real Name:
Andrea Ribeca & Giuseppe Ottaviani
Profile:
Andrea Ribeca (Born in Viterbo, Italy, 1974): His first experience with the turnables was in 1990, becoming then a cutting/scratch dj. Meanwhile his passion evolved with a deeper and deeper knowledge of music which brought him to subscribe his first techno work in 1992. After that production he worked for many years as a resident dj in various techno-trance clubs, until 1999 when he meets Giuseppe with whom he starts the NU NRG project.

Giuseppe Ottaviani (Born in Viterbo, Italy, 1978): At the age of 7, encouraged by his particular temperament for music he begun to study the piano. In 1995, after developing a fine music sensibility, he became a dj, getting closer through the years to techno-trance music, that revealed itself to be a strong passion. So he began to attend techno parties, at one of which in 1999 he met Andrea, and shortly after started the NU NRG project.

Their first productions together have a lot of success in the roman region and the track 'Dreamland' finally leads NU NRG to Paul van Dyk, who signed the guys to his credible label Vandit Records. 'Dreamland' made it into the German ODC TOP 40 charts and was also featured on Paul van Dyk's Album 'The Politics Of Dancing'.

Last year Andrea and Giuseppe have been very successful with their first German live performance, opening for Paul van Dyk at the 'Love from Above' Event and playing a great set on the Vandit Truck at the Loveparade 2002.

2003 they started their first Live UK performance in Sheffield and followed by gigs in London's Heaven Club in March 2003 and with Mayday, Germany's biggest indoor event in April 2003, Energy, Switzerland's biggest indoor event and Arc, New York in August 2003.

In May 2003 their 2nd Vandit Release: the Space Flower EP was release, a strong follow up after the success of Dreamland that proofed their great potential.

Their first album 'Freefall' was released on 12 July 2004.

The group has hung up its activity in late 2005. The will to make solo career was the main reason behind this decision. Last releases through Monster Tunes label contain only the old material. Despite releasing some of it recently, there is still a large number of tracks which could be only heard in their live-sets, not anywhere else.
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Nu NRG Discography

Albums

Nu NRG Freefall (Album) Vandit Records Russia 2004 Sell This Version
MSCD002 Nu NRG Most Wanted(CD, Album, Mixed) Monster Tunes MSCD002 UK 2007 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

synthetic 018 Andrea Ribeca & Nu - Nrg* Andrea Ribeca & Nu - Nrg* - Energyzer E.P.(12", EP) Synthetic synthetic 018 Italy 2000 Sell This Version
New Energy* Take Your Air Stik Trance Italy 2001 Sell This Version
Murphy Brown Und Nu-NRG* Murphy Brown Und Nu-NRG* - Progressive Tanzproduktionen Teil 1 Zeitsprung Schallplatten Germany 2001 Sell This Version
Nu-NRG* Dreamland (EP, Single) Vandit Records Germany 2001 Sell This Version
SYNTHETIC 021 Nu-nrg* Energizer Rmx(12") Synthetic SYNTHETIC 021 Italy 2001 Sell This Version
STKT013 New Energy* Energetic Wave(12") Stik Trance STKT013 Italy 2001 Sell This Version
The Moon (2) Feat. Nu NRG The Moon (2) Feat. Nu NRG - The Moon Loves The Sun E.P. (EP) Extra Wild! Italy 2002 Sell This Version
STKT016 New Energy* Illusion(12") Stik Trance STKT016 Italy 2002 Sell This Version
Nu NRG Space Flower EP (EP) Vandit Records Germany 2003 Sell This Version
Nu NRG Connective EP (EP, Single) Vandit Records Germany 2003 Sell This Version
Nu NRG Casino (Single) Vandit Records UK 2006 Sell This Version
Nu Nrg Kosmosy / Last Experience (Single) Monster Tunes UK 2006 Sell This Version
Nu NRG Most Wanted (Disc 2) (Single) Monster Tunes UK 2007 Sell This Version
Nu NRG Most Wanted (Disc 3) (Single) Monster Tunes UK 2007 Sell This Version
Nu NRG Most Wanted (Disc 1) (Single) Monster Tunes UK 2007 Sell This Version

Compilations

none Nu NRG Wintermix 05/06(CDr, Comp, Mixed, Promo) Vandit Records GmbH none Germany Unknown Sell This Version

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Jarren

Jarren

September 10, 2017
edited about 1 month ago
From 2000-2004, Nu NRG were amongst the favourite acts for all Trance fans.

Their ability to combine beautiful melodies with hard, driving rhythms became legendary, and it got to the point where you would be able to buy anything that had their name on it without even worrying about listening to it first.

Of course, the standout track will always be Dreamland. It will forever be one of the all-time Trance anthems. But really, you can pick any track / remix from them and you'll be happy.

It always surprised me that there were not more Italian Trance producers around the early 2000's (apart from the Media machine).

Nu NRG are undoubted legends of Trance.
SLAWEK.PL

SLAWEK.PL

December 26, 2014
I think they were the best trance duo in 2001-2003 . they produced great mixture of two worlds - dreamy uplifting melody and raw hard trance bassline. for me all productions of nu nrg (or new energy) is must-have for all uplifting/hard trance maniacs.
Srbine

Srbine

December 4, 2005
edited over 11 years ago
The heroes from Italy. Guiseppe and Andrea are one of the biggest artists today. They always make top quality tunes that gets the crowd going. Ever since they released the 12" Dreamland that also were on Paul van dyks "Politics of Dancing" they have become a big name in the scene. In the last months Guiseppe and Andrea have also started to do solo projects besides Nu Nrg and also those projects have recived many great responds around the world. There are no limits for these to guys. Paul van dyk sure can pick em for his label VANDIT.
Raijin

Raijin

October 24, 2005
edited over 11 years ago
Well, very interesting that no-one has found it prudent to mention these two.

A very original sound regarding their arrangement and style; I've been following their material pretty closely since they hit it big with "Dreamland". Their tracks are living proof that melodic trance can still be epic and hard without becoming cheesy or formulaic.

Want hard and techy? try "The Mind" on the Connective EP. Care for something with great vocal accompaniment? Try their remix of Sunblind's "Believe". Or, if you want to see some real production talent as far as chord structure, cadence, and phrase, look no further than "Le Mirage" another brilliant track from the Connective EP.

Really, Nu-NRG's music can be the perfect compliment to any trance set. Whether Hard Dance/Trance in general, Psytrance, melodic, down-tempo, it really doesn't matter.

Their live-act does not lack either, as they perform well blended mix-sets as well as an exquisite Live-PA act. If you've lost faith in trance music, then look no further... these guys are an enduring sound that will not be so easily typecasted or emulated. Let's hope they get the recognition they deserve.

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