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.
Back in 2010, I was heavily into Above & Beyond’s tracks (for good reason), and a regular listener of Trance Around The World. The trio’s sound changed over the years (as did the name and vibe of their show), but their older stuff gets numerous plays from me on a regular basis. Let me give you an example, via this week’s ReWind feature.
Released back in July of 2005, when Above & Beyond’s Anjunabeats had yet to break the 50 release mark, the collaboration with Andy Moor on Air For Life was undoubtedly a high point both in the label’s history and the release schedule of that year. The original was a satisfying blend of both Andy and Jono, Paavo and Tony’s sounds, also being included on A&B’s debut album, Tri-State. That was the A side of the vinyl, but what about the B side?
Well, flip the 12” over and you’ll be greeted by a deep, progressive mix from Airwave, a mix which deservedly got most of the attention. Breakdown-wise, this manages to much better underline the eerie vocal of the original, setting the scene nicely for the short, yet satisfying build-up. As far as mid-2000s progressive trance goes, this is absolutely golden.
Go ahead and check it out for yourself, below. 🙂
Country: UK / Style: Progressive Trance / Year: 2005 / Label: Anjunabeats
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