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.
As it often happens with these older features, they start out in life as drafts and collect dust until I get around to finishing them. This remix has been in the back of my mind for a couple of weeks now so I thought it finally deserved its place in the spotlight. Let’s see what’s what.
Belgian duo Crystal Manoeuvres aka C.M. (Marino Stephano & Crisci Mauro) is perhaps best known for the 1997 hit Dream Universe. Released initially under German imprint Fog Area Trance, the track benefited from its fair share of remixes, both right around the original release date and long after (Activa’s remix comes to mind as a recent example). The version you’re about to listen to below landed in spot number 68 in the back catalogue of one of UK’s most famous imprints.
The 1998 Hooj Choons release of Dream Universe spanned two discs, the first of which included the original and Man With No Name mixes. Disc two is the one we’re focusing on, more specifically, its B side. Crafted by legendary British trio Tilt, their Eastern Storm Remix gives a delightfully oriental spin on the C.M. original, excelling in the build-up department, like many other Tilt productions. The most striking aspect of this rework is without a doubt the breakdown, in which Dream Universe‘s distinctive main riff sits between masterfully picked vocal samples and flute-like melodies. It’s…unreal.
I want you to hear for yourself what the fuss is all about. Don’t or just listen to bits of it. Let it build, and get the full experience. Until next week, I’ll leave you with Tilt’s Eastern Storm Remix of C.M., Dream Universe:
Country: UK / Style: Progressive Trance / Year: 1998 / Label: Hooj Choons
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