It's been another strong year for The Thrillseekers, otherwise known as Steve Helstrip. His 'NightMusic' compilation series has spawned a third volume and the new artist album is written and ready to break out of the studio. Something of a veteran of the UK trance scene, Steve is excited after a year that has seen a return to high quality trance music. "This year has honestly been one of the best that I can remember," he enthuses. "I know people always say that in these interviews, but I genuinely believe that things are really healthy right now. When I DJ I can easily find two hours of brand new quality trance music to play. That didn't happen last year. I was always having to fill things out with tech or progressive tunes." This new wealth of good quality music served Steve well on recent trip to South America where he had an opportunity to play a rare extended set. "I was playing at a club in Buenos Aries called Big One," recalls the 'Synaesthesia' man. "I was a bit concerned because it was Sunday night and I wasn't sure what kind of crowd I'd have. But the place was rammed and I got to play for seven hours! The crowd out there were unbelievable and to play such a long set was a real highlight for me."