Rank 1 - Airwave (Original Mix) [1999]

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Rank 1
Release title
Airwave (Original)
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Arcade Music
Release year
1999

Eich

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This immortal trance classics brings up so many good memories from when I first started DJ`ing in a club around 1998.
After that I have hundreds of memories hugging both friends and trance family strangers at events when djs play Airwave.
And the drop, with the strings plays..... Makes me cry every time <3

 
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Just have to post this video ^^ Everytime i see it im sad i wasnt there.

 

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^ I know one mainstream rapper ripped it off, but are there really that many ripoffs of Airwave?
There used to be an old video on Youtube that was basically ten different copies of the Push - The Legacy pluck melody, but it seems like it was taken down.
edit: for your viewing pleasure (trance embarrassment)
 

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One of as my favourites as well.

Yeah I think I lost count of how many times I thought "hey this song reminds me a lot of Airwave"! But the majority are just involuntarily ripoffs of maybe just a part of the melody. What can you do... it's so recognizable and easy to reproduce!
 
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Not my favourite by them, but still a very nice tune indeed. Never encountered a rip-off of it, time for me to find one just to hear what it would sound like, I guess.
 

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It's funny, I never found this track to be more than just "ok"
 

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I know that many people will likely not agree with me, but these days I'm tired of this track. Easily the most overplayed classic trance track.
If I have to listen to this track today, I prefer the Breaks Dub of Breathing (the vocal version) over any other mix:

 

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^ Breathing in general is such a gem. The breaks remix is great.
I'm a fan of the original vocal mix. It feels much more aggressive than Airwave and would sound much better on a large sound system.

 

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Yeah it's nice and I get the appeal. It's not a bad track by any means, it's simple and yet so warm and lovely. Sometimes even that is hard to achieve. It evokes pretty simple emotions.

But it's just not for me, and I'll never listen to it on purpose. Usually, I look for more complex tracks, that evoke more complex emotions...or take me somewhere. This "live in the moment" style doesn't really appease to me.
 

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I don’t like Breathing all that much tbh.

For me the original version of Airwave (not the Dutch Force Remix some prefer) is outstanding, and certainly a track I’ll never tire of.

“Overplayed“ is not even a thing to me tbh. True classics are tracks you never tire of listening to whether it’s for the first or millionth time 😊
 
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