In a trance

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Special to the DailyDJ Kimball Collins was voted America's number one trance DJ by Mix Magazine.

He spins a unique brand of trance that has turned the Orlando native from a Florida favorite to one of America’s most respected and renowned DJ/producers. Now at the pinnacle of his 15-year career with residencies including Club Utopia in Las Vegas and international gigs at clubs around the world, such as Ministry of Sound in the U.K., he is back to play more personal clubs.

“You can’t beat the intimacy of a smaller venue,” he said about 8150.

He’s currently touring in promotion of his new DVD/CD combo, “Live in Tokyo.” Twenty-five minutes of live footage from a performance at Japan’s club, Velfare, is included. The DVD also includes a 3-D visual animation segment put to three of Kimball’s favorite new tracks.

When he hits the decks, he aims to play “music that moves people on the dance floor as well as in their souls, but I try to mix it up with sure-fire dance-floor shakers to create an exciting blend.”

By local DJ and show opener Hal Coleman’s assessment, “Kimball’s music has good ups and downs with lots of emotion.”

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Hal is looking forward to learning a few tricks to get the crowd dancing. “I have never experienced any dance floor quite as unique as the one at 8150,” said Kimball. “It’s really exciting to see so many people bouncing. The best shows are ones with a great crowd, warm and interested no matter what the size.”

Kimball Collins will be at 8150 tonight, and doors open at 8.

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