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.
I’ve said many times in the past that if you were to ask me what my all-time favourite track was, I’d answer Greece 2000. That is still true now, but I think I’ve stumbled upon one of the very few truly great remixes of it.
The original is quite possibly one of the greatest progressive tracks you’ll ever hear, right up there with the likes of NY FM or Twilo Thunder from Breeder. This reshuffle from G&M Project keeps that glorious melody intact, while adding a little bit more umph. The percussion is more noticeable, the acids have a much greater presence, but the original vibe has not been damaged.
In many ways, this is the perfect way to sum up the trance sound of the early 2000s: nothing too aggressive, nothing too loud, just a smooth combination of sounds that creates a rather hypnotic atmosphere (hence the name of the genre). I know this sounds like I’m going all grampa here with “music these days. ‘Twas better in the 1800s”, but there’s something about these old productions that just isn’t present in today’s singles (with a few exceptions, of course).
Plenty more oldies to discover (or rediscover), so I’ll see you next Friday for a rather special edition of ReWind. Until then, enjoy the G&M Project remix of Greece 2000:
Country: The Netherlands / Style: Trance / Year: 2003* / Label: Massive Drive Recordings
*Released as part of Three Drives’ Melodies of the Universe album.
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A more chilled ReWind returns next Friday.😀