OUT Chicane - Saltwater (Young Marco Remix) [Armada]

Artist(s)
Chicane
Release title
Saltwater (Young Marco Remix)
Label name
Armada Music
Release date
Aug 18, 2023
Release type
Single
Link to external store
https://www.beatport.com/release/saltwater-young-marco-remix/4217889

Z Dobrej Woli

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Remixing one of the biggest hits of both Chicane and trance music as a whole, Amsterdam-based DJ and producer Young Marco limelights his natural propensity for crate digging and reimagining classics. Starting off with a uncomplicated breakbeat before fully delving into the nostalgic trance vibe with stuttered choir pads and a brisk four-to-the-floor rhythm, this remix of 1999's 'Saltwater' will resonate with fans old and new.



I guess... I need to give it a chance on a release day 🤔
 
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mrwright

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Always concerned when a classic like this gets an "update" - think I need another pint at the pub before attempting a listen!
 

Jetflag

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Unless this is speedmetal and I can put it under one of my more stormy windsurf edits..

2/10 compared to the original, and I haven’t even listened to it 😈
 
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TJY001

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I was scared, especially with how dodgy Armada can be... but it's actually not half bad you know! 140bpm, no steroids at all... I'll need to listen properly on a better machine but not awful...
 

Gijs

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lmao I was not expecting that! Can't wait for the release 😁
@mrwright @jetflag give it a listen before you say stuff you wusses lol



No but seriously, absolutely loving this approach. Fully agree with TJY on this one, Armada has released some absolutely horrendous remixes of classics lately and I'm very happy this isn't one of them.
 

mrwright

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lmao I was not expecting that! Can't wait for the release 😁
@mrwright @jetflag give it a listen before you say stuff you wusses lol

Lol, well I was glad I had my 2nd pint of cider before listening. I'm just not sure why this was necessary - there ought to be a massive stone tablet on which the names of tracks which must not be touched are carved because they're truly hallowed.
 

Jetflag

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lmao I was not expecting that! Can't wait for the release 😁
@mrwright @jetflag give it a listen before you say stuff you wusses lol



No but seriously, absolutely loving this approach. Fully agree with TJY on this one, Armada has released some absolutely horrendous remixes of classics lately and I'm very happy this isn't one of them.
I will don’t worry. Can’t be a die hard chicane fan and not too heh
 
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Quethas

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Remix by young Marco V could have been interesting.

I am suspicious about pretty much all of the reworks of the old classics. Most of them fails miserably, but some are worthwhile. In those cases the remix needs to fill few things.
1. In needs to sound different enough from the original. So it actually sounds like remix or another track.
2. It is not just "trance by numbers". Way too often we have heard old track added to template we have heard countless of times.

This actually sounded... decent?
 

TRANCEBLASTER

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is it the same version from his 'Essential Mix' ??? like it more than the original

Young Marco - Essential Mix 2023
 

Hot Tuna

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This track makes a lot more sense in the context of his essential mix posted above, which I'd recommend listening to - especially fans of 'old skool revival' stuff. I wouldn't download it or play it in a set but it was fun to hear a slightly different take, and a fitting set closer.

I gather Young Marco plays across a wide range of genres and has only been drifting in a trancey direction recently, but he seems a good lad. Apparently his essential mix is made up of mostly unsigned demos from new producers that he put out a call for online.

It's weird to see a rare case of the two scenes almost crossing over like this. I find it quite refreshing that the producers represented in the 'Old School/Classic Trance' thread seemingly have no interest in support from the old guard, but simultaneously weird that even the likes of J00F or Solarstone haven't caught on to Bliss Inc, Dylan Forbes, Alex Kassian, Rambal Cochet...etc. But long may it continue that way.
 

Dreamless

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Today more old school classics are being remixed than actual new classics being produced. What a time to be alive.