This coming New Years’ Eve we are stopping by Avalon Hollywood to do a reprise of the 6+ hour Classics Only show we did there when we started the tour back in May. When we did that show, Classics Only was a new concept for us, and we hadn’t unearthed all the great 2000’s music that we ended up playing all summer and fall all across the world.
So, to commemorate the tour’s ending and entice you to spend your hard earned money on some tickets to one of our final Classics Only shows, we’ve put together of 10 classic dance songs we’re still not sick of even though we’ve heard them all year long.
Our set on New Years' Eve will be 5+ hours and Morgan Page is also doing an extended set.
- Josh & Dave
1. Trentemoeller feat Anne Trolle - Moan
Trentemoeller was one of our favorite artists from this era of dance music. His ability to fuse indie rock with techno and even some trance felt effortless and “Moan” from his 2006 debut album “Last Resort” still to this day sends chills down our spines and makes us feel oh-so sexy.
2. Kirsty Hawkshaw - It’s a Fine Day (James Holden Remix)
“It’s A Fine Day” has had many incarnations in its 32 year life. Originally recorded by an artist name “Jane” in 1983, it found a new lease on life in 1992 when Opus III covered it and it was a sizable international hit. Later in the 90’s, Miss Jane (no relation to the original artist) did another cover of it and that version was a hit in the US. But for us, it wasn’t until Opus III’s vocalist Kirsty Hawkshaw did her own cover of it and enlisted James Holden to do the remix. That’s when we truly fell in love with this song.
3. Sultan & Ned Sheppard - Together We Rise (DJ Remy & Roland Klinkenberg Remix)
Long before Sultan & Ned became the darlings of the EDM world they were cranking out progressive house monsters from their Montreal-based studio. One of them, “Together We Rise” still does the business on the dance floor and especially this version by Dutch duo DJ Remy & Roland Klinkenberg.
4. Sia “The Girl You Lost To Cocaine” (Sander Van Doorn Remix)
Sander Van Doorn has made so many classics we love. But one of the most enduring ones is this remix he made for a pre-fame Sia back in 2006. Raw, rough and tough, this is forever a go-to track that will ignite any party at any time of the night.
5. Andain “Beautiful Things (Gabriel & Dresden Unplugged Remix)
We made this song in 2003 and it became one of the trance genre’s defining moments. What’s so weird is that there’s really no trance in it. But nevertheless, when it gets dropped, the club or event becomes and instant singalong. A classic for sure if we might say so ourselves.
6. Dash Berlin - Till The Sky Falls Down (Instrumental)
We happened across this track on Beatport long before Dash Berlin became a global phenomenon. The original version features a vocal but we always gravitated to the instrumental. We always felt that there was enough of a story in the music that you don’t need anything more.
7. Gabriel & Dresden - Tracking Treasure Down
In February of 2005 we started working on our debut album. The first session for this record happened to be Tracking Treasure Down, a song that we wrote the words and tracked all the vocals before we even took a lunch break that day. It has gone on to become one of our signature songs and chicks seem to dig it.
8. Rank 1 - Airwave
This track really needs no introduction, It’s been an anthem for nearly 16 years. It has all the emotion and drama that one wishes today’s crop of trance producers could top. Is is the greatest trance record ever? Maybe.
9. Way Out West - Mindcircus (Gabriel & Dresden Remix)
We were obsessed with this song even before we remixed it. The piano melody is so catchy that even if there were a half baked vocal on top it still would have been a great tune. We really just let the piano melody and the vocal do their thing, added our own drums and bass and got the heck out of the way.
10. Above & Beyond - No One on Earth (Gabriel & Dresden Remix)
We met Above & Beyond in a club in London in the fall of 2003 and immediately hit it off. We both shared a love for songs and lyrics that pull at your heart strings and a big trance payoff. So we decided to do a remix swap. They would remix our song “As The Rush Comes” and we would remix “No One on Earth” and both tracks basically owned trance in 2004.