1998 is Another Trance Classic Revived by Markus Schulz and Ferry Corsten

The New World Punx is the name of the super duo of Markus Schulz and Ferry Corsten, two veterans of trance music and two producers that understand the important of moving forward but also remembering the past.  When they made their A State of Trance debut at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night they revived another trance classic, this time a track that is entering it’s 15th year in existence, Binary Finary’s legendary ‘1998.’

Binary Finary is from Australia and rose to fame when they released ‘1998’ and it became the first trance track to enter the UK Top 30.  This will be the second time that Ferry Corsten has remixed this track, the first time was in 1999 when he was partnered with Tiesto under the name Gouryella.

The first track that the duo revived was ‘Loops & Tings’ that was one of the biggest tunes of the summer of 2012 and continues to make dance floors explode every time that it is played.  The driving bassline as the track builds is instantly recognizable.  ‘Loops & Tings’ was originally released by Jens in 1993 at a time when dance music was exploding throughout Europe in the early part of that decade.  It was later remixed in 2003 by Marco V as ‘Loops & Tings Relooped.’

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Another track that Markus Schulz and Ferry Corsten revived is ‘Stella,’ the original version of this classic track was released 20 years ago by the German duo Jam & Spoon.  I could try and describe the track but it’s best to just listen to the melody in the middle that eventually leads to that signature bassline.

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It has been over 20 years since these tracks were originally produced and what’s old is new again in a way that isn’t living in the past but more about remembering the past and putting a modern touch on them.  After you’ve listened to the current versions above make sure to check out these originals and remixes, you’ll understand how they’ve polished these off for the modern day.

The originals:

The original Binary Finary 1998:

Here’s the Gouryella remix titled 1999:

Jens Loops & Tings Original

Marco V Loops & Tings Relooped

Jam & Spoon Stella Original

About Keith Wozniak

I've been involved in the electronic music community for over 13 years in every aspect from promoting, running a production company, leading a Dancesafe chapter and also running a large web site for my local scene. Also check out TheSceneisDead.com.

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