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.
We began the week with some newer style prog trance, so I guess it’s only fair to have a look at the oldschool sound as well. This time, we’re going 17 years back for a superb Platipus release.
Gerret Frerichs and Oliver Huntemann aka German production outfit Humate are probably best known for ‘Love Simulation’, a track which peaked at #18 in the UK Singles Chart in 1999. However, for this recommendation we’re focusing on something released the year before, namely 3.2. As you’ll notice, it’s not the original, but rather a remix. Let’s take a closer look.
The honor of occupying the A side of Platipus‘ 47th back catalogue release goes to a stunning rework from UK production duo Bedrock. For those not familiar, the remix is signed John Digweed & Nick Muir, who extend the original to a very satisfying 12 minute and 16 second arrangement. Although the intro bears some similarities with their Ambient mix, John & Nick add a little more umph to this one, keeping things still relatively laid back. From the first hints of the melody, to the pads and kicks, the smooth progression highlights a tremendous skill in sound control, as the acids take the lead role near the track’s end. A true prog-trance masterpiece.
Until next week, here’s the Berock remix of Humate, 3.2:
Country: UK / Style: Progressive Trance / Year: 1998 / Label: Platipus
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