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.
Given how many times I’ve featured his work in previous articles, trance pioneer Martin Freeland, aka Man With No Name truly needs no introduction.
He’s created a multitude of remixes (most notably of Cygnus X’s Orange Theme and Virus’ Sun) and an equally impressive number of original tracks, which played a key role in shaping what trance has become today. When talking about some of his classic works, most often, people point to Floor-Essence, the second track on his debut album, but we’re here to uncover the not so often played ones.
In the spotlight this week is none other than the title track of his first album, Moment Of Truth. A straightforward goa production, complete with punchy kicks, heavy baselines, accelerated tempos and the all important 303 riff that binds it all together. With all the pieces in place and the necessary tweaks made, Martin gives it that unmistakable MWNN sound that is accessible, while at the same time giving a nod to the more underground-oriented productions.
An old school trance fan’s treat, here’s the original mix of Moment Of Truth:
Country: UK / Style: Goa Trance / Year: 1996 / Label: Concept In Dance
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ReWind returns next Friday. 😀