Gaia - 4 Elements (2000)

Artist(s)
Gaia
Release title
4 Elements
Label name
Captivating
Release year
2000

Daysleeper

Lost in Trancelation
Jul 13, 2020
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Sweden
Guys!!

I just fell in love with this one again! Theres something special about this one that has a timeless quality to it. Its a little different from the other A-list dutch classics from the era. One could argue that dutch trance never was pure trance to begin with but if anything , this takes the cake for me for being the most pure dutch trance tune within that era. Maybe alongside Tony Walker -Field of Joy.

I wouldnt take away nor add anything to this. The intro is perfect! That 🌊 droplet! Doesnt that make the tune? The damn water droplet is pure magic! And the outro!? What about that? Its like reading a good book I imagine. Its a perfect ending. I LOVE how it winds down immediately after the climax and doesnt add the same tension-building elements like in the buildup.

I dont find any cheese in this tune guys! Do you?

PURE CLASSIC dutch trance!


 

Archon

Gagi
TranceFix Crew
Jun 27, 2020
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Never liked the original, thought it was nothing special, until I heard it again last year. At least now I respect how well-produced and balanced it is. Armin really nailed this mood down back then.
 

nightslapper

Senior Member
Oct 5, 2023
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Armin made some great intros to tracks - the Aria - Dido remix aswell. No thought is put into tracks nowadays concerning the intro,outro,theme or story to it. This one nailed it though!
check out his track Space Case from this year. it's strongly conceptual with intro, theme/story and all that even though the overall style is debatable
 

Progrez

Elite Member
Jun 17, 2022
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check out his track Space Case from this year. it's strongly conceptual with intro, theme/story and all that even though the overall style is debatable
Nah the closest thing to come to this track is his remix of Yahel - Devotion. It has similar sounds especially with the intro.