- Aug 24, 2020
- 142 Paul van Dyk Avenue
You forgot the remixes when it was released as "Breathing (Airwave)" in 2003.
To be fair, the original question was how many times it's been remixed, not how many times it's been remixed pointlessly. Even if the list is in its incomplete form, I think Airwave's been remixed more than enough.The old remixes that were on (or around) the release, don't count for the "list of pointless reworks of classics" imo.
Imo it doesn't need to have that many remixes for people to just leave it alone.
Official releases haven't been that many, but coupled with the unofficial ones, there's quite a few. If we count both trance and house variants of it, official and unofficial:
- Rank 1 vs Dutch Force Mix (1999) - sure, included on the original release, but technically a different mix so I'd say it counts.
- ATB Mix (2000)
- Junior Vasquez Marathon Airwaves Remix (2000) - really rather strange this one
- Sunset Chillout Mix (2000) - very nice chillout rework
- 21st Century Mix (2014):
- twoloud Remix (2014)
- Giuseppe Ottaviani Remix (2023) - the fact that this is the first (official) remix since 2014 is quite unfortunate
If we're looking at bootlegs and unofficial releases:
- Cykiq's TMT Remix (2000)
- Wrongun! Remix (2008) - no sample for this. The Airwave remix of When Things Go Wrong comes up in search. Not the same track (though still nice).
- Hughes & Ballantine Drop Ur Drawers Rework (2013)
- @Magdelayna Resurrection Mix (2016)
- Johan Gielen Bootleg (2016)
- Inversed Remake (2019)
- Eufeion Remix (2019) - really nice Rave-y kind of remake
- Metta & Glyde Bootleg (2019)
- Jay Flynn Remix (2020)
- Steve Allen Rework (2020)
I'd say it's been remixed enough.
The old remixes that were on (or around) the release, don't count for the "list of pointless reworks of classics" imo.
More often than not, those remixes are quite worthy. Reworks from the last decade... well... we all know about those...
But speaking of Breathing, my favorites are Airwave (Rank 1 vs Dutch Force) and Breathing (Breaks Dub).
For me the best versions are the Sunset mix and the Aaron Static Remix. I never liked the original.
I like how this has turned into an Airwave appreciation thread. For me the best mixes are the ones on the original release.
1. Rank 1 vs Dutch Force
It's a record that will forever stay in my memory because it came out in late 1999. That was the first year that I listened to trance. Airwave was like the cherry on top that completed a large cake of fabulous trance released that year.
And funny how after that first year, I've not seen a year since has been even remotely close in terms of quality.
The push dub mix has a gorgeous raw authentic dark progressive sound. The breakdown sounds sloppy but everything is top notch.The most magic moment for me about Airwave is when they put it on right at the end of the Gatecrasher Disco-tech CD as a kind of encore - im pretty sure that was the first time a lot of people had heard it. Im not sure when the actual release was,compared to that CD.
Is it essentially the same remix, but with vocals? Or is it an actual different version?No one asked for it but Breathing remix from Giuseppe will be released this Friday
Do you really want to know?Is it essentially the same remix, but with vocals? Or is it an actual different version?
Well... given that Breathing hasn't been remixed much, and I do have nostaligic feelings for that 2003-summer, I'm curious what he'd make out of it.Do you really want to know?
Is it essentially the same remix, but with vocals? Or is it an actual different version?
Very strange - so you didnt like the main melody in the original but you liked it in the remixes?
I never saw the point of the whole Breathing version. Isn't that also just a vocal on top of the original?Ah okay. So this 'Breathing' remix is indeed exactly the same as his 'Airwave' remix:
Open project > put on the a capella from Breathing > render > new remix finished > receive tons of love emojis on facebook > Guiseppe for president.
Well, if you ask our parents, they will say it's the same.the whole Breathing version. Isn't that also just a vocal on top of the original?