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.
If you’ve been a trance fan for quite some time, you’ll have heard of Rowan Blades and Simon Noble, aka Breeder. The duo was instrumental in the development of the harder turn of the century prog-trance sound, with tracks such as The Chain, Twilo Thunder or Tyrantanic being some of their most well known originals. For some reason, another one of their tracks pretty much slipped by rather unnoticed, which is quite strange. As such, I thought featuring it on this week’s ReWind spotlight wouldn’t do any harm.
The track in question is the third release form Simon and Rowan’s Rhythm Syndicate imprint, and it’s dubbed Rockstone. Besides its single release, it was included on CD 2 of one of my personal favourite mix compilations, Sasha and John Digweed‘s final Northern Exposure release, Expeditions.
The signature Breeder vibe is present in this production as well, with heavier base rhythms, subdued acid layers and exquisitely crafted melodies that even now, nearly 16 years on, still sound absolutely stunning. If you’re just now discovering trance, or even better, the classics, this one is as good a place as any to start.
Part of the reason why I’ll always have a great deal of respect for Rowan and Simon is their ability to pull off something like this. There were many who produced great trance back in the day, but very few were able to make a track flow they way Breeder has.
Without further ado, here’s the original mix of Breeder, Rockstone:
Country: UK / Style: Progressive Trance / Year: 1999 / Label: INCredible | Rhythm Syndicate
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ReWind returns next Friday. 😀
Image remixed from: here.