The ReWind series exists as merely an aid in the discovery (or rather, rediscovery) of the unintentionally forgotten, or the often overlooked tracks of yesteryear.
Since Discover Dark’s 100th is right around the corner, I thought I’d be interesting to take a look back at the extended play that started it all.
Back in 2004, what we now call tech trance was pretty much in its infancy. John Askew planned to change that, with the introduction of the now genre-defining Discover Dark imprint. The first release came from the man himself, in the form of the Club Music EP.
The more popular track, Blackout (the A side) is regarded by some as one of his best tracks, alongside Vellum, Chime and Vandalism just to name of few. I however, am a much bigger fan of the maybe lesser known AA side.
His very own ‘stripped down’ club mix of Electroglide sums up what was (and arguably still is) great about the newly established sub-genre: it managed to give trance an even harder edge, all the while maintaining its highly melodic undertones. A smooth fusion of techno and trance that has resulted in one of my personal favourites from John.
Until Discover Dark 100 hits, enjoy its very first outing:
Country: UK / Style: Tech Trance / Year: 2004 / Label: Discover DARK*
*Part of the Recoverworld Label Group.
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ReWind returns next Friday. 😀