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.
For week 38 of the series, I’ve picked a track from the extensive back catalogue of prolific trance legend Mike Dierickx, better known as Push, M.I.K.E. or Plastic Boy (among dozens of other aliases).
Released in 1998 as the first track under his Plastic Boy moniker, Twixt was a highly melodic, very energetic trancer, with prominent arps and kicks. The detuned supersaw, and the filter sweep in the build have no doubt made it a favourite for fans of that older sound. Thing is, I’m rather more interested in a remix, to be completely honest. The remix in question is from British producer Dan Jarman, aka Mea Culpa.
Thanks to Dan’s production prowess, the original got a slightly punchier kick, a clearer melody and, my personal favourite addition, an acid line that really helps the track stand out. While I personally haven’t experienced the 90s trance scene, nor have I been listening to this genre for all that long, I have great respect for the people who were there at the beginning and helped shape the genre we know and love today.
If you’re looking for a pure dopamine injection from the late 90s, look no further than this week’s ReWind feature. Without further ado, here’s the Mea Culpa remix of Plastic Boy, Twixt:
Country: UK / Style: Progressive Trance / Year: 1999 / Label: Bonzai Trance Progressive*
*Now part of Banshee Worx BVBA.
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ReWind returns next Friday. 😀