Steve Helstrip (The Thrillseekers) Appreciation Thread

aSeb

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Had to start this one. Steve Helstrip, better known as The Thrillseekers is definitely one of the biggest legends of the Trance scene. So many gems from the past 20+ years under the various aliases he has used. A true flag bearer of the classic trance sound and still going strong with his latest releases.

I think he deserves his own thread here where we post our favorite tracks produced/remixed by him. It can be a top-5, top-10, or just single tracks that you want to mention. Whatever you like to share here. Maybe some less known gems there perhaps?

I will start with my top-10 picks:

1. Hydra - Affinity
2. Witness Of Wonder - Emotion In Motion (Thrillseekers Remix)
3. Ferry Corsten - Sublime (Thrillseekers Remix)
4. The Thrillseekers - Synaesthesia (En-Motion Mix)
5. The Thrillseekers - Dreaming Of You
6. Ferry Corsten - Sweet Sorrow (Thrillseekers Remix)
7. The Thrillseekers - Last Time (Club Mix)
8. Sholan - Can You Feel (What I'm Going Thru) (The Thrillseekers Remix)
9. The Thrillseekers - In These Arms (Hydra Remix)
10. En-Motion - Getting Away With It (The Thrillseekers Instrumental Mix)
 

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There is something about Stay Here With Me. One of my favourite songs and while I agree it's not everybody's cup of tee since not everyone likes vocal trance, there is something really special in this one...

 
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I love these appreciation / tops posts.

He's been a MASSIVE inspiration for myself since 2009 or so.

Wish I could've discovered him earlier...though by now I have dozens of his tracks in my memory which make goosebumps around my skin.

He's probably one of my 10 favourite trance artists ever.

I found it hard to include even 20 favourites from Steve, but tried my best. There are tracks and remixes from his projects and groups included.

Honourable mentions:
20. Rhythm Of Life - You Put Me In Heaven With Your Touch (The Thrillseekers Remix)
19. En-Motion - Getting Away With It (The Thrillseekers Instrumental Mix)
18. Usual Aspect - Mr Blue (The Thrillseekers Remix)
17. Pulser - Square One (Thrillseekers Intro Mix)
16. Hydra - Affinity (Original Mix)
15. Chicane feat. Justine Suissa - Autumn Tactics (The Thrillseekers Remix)
14. Rapid Eye - Circa Forever (Iberia's Mainroom Mix)
13. Chicane - Autumn Tactics (The Thrillseekers Remix)
12. Armin Van Buuren Pres. Alibi - Eternity (The Thrillseekers New Horizon Mix)
11. Witness Of Wonder - Emotion In Motion (Thrillseekers Remix)

Top 10:
10. Orinoko - Island (The Thrillseekers Remix)
09. Ferry Corsten - Sublime (Thrillseekers Remix)
08. 8 Wonders - The Morning After (The Thrillseekers Remix)
07. Free Radical - Surreal (En-Motion Remix)
06. Aurora - Hear You Calling (En-Motion Remix)
05. The Thrillseekers - This Is All We Have
04. The Thrillseekers - Savanna
03. Insigma - Insigma
02. Ferry Corsten - Sweet Sorrow (The Thrillseekers Remix)

01. Morpheus - Signs

Didn't include the tracks below as I prefer remixes of them:

- Synaesthesia (Ferry Corsten Remix)

- Open Our Eyes (Alex M.O.R.P.H Remix)

- Truth (Pulser Remix)


P.S. Song For Sendai would've been #21 I guess. Amazing gem, dedicated to victims of Japan in 2011. Was glad to hear it once live, was an emotional moment. But I think I like these 20 tracks slightly more :p
 
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Magdelayna

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Here was my Tribute mix to him :

01 Chicane - Saltwater (The Thrillseekers Ambient Mix)
02 Chicane - Autumn Tactics (The Thrillseekers Remix)
03 Alibi - Eternity (The Thrillseekers Remix)
04 Orinoko - Island (The Thrillseekers Remix)
05 Hydra - Affinity (Original Mix)
06 Reflekt - Need To Feel Loved (The Thrillseekers Remix)
07 Rapid Eye - Circa Forever (Iberia Mix)
08 Rapid Eye - Never Going Back (Iberia Mix)
09 The Thrillseekers - Synaesthesia (En-Motion Mix)
10 The Thrillseekers - Synaesthesia (Alaska's Sunset Mix)

https://soundcloud.com/magdelayna%2Fmoe-113
 
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Hensmon

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Will have to look back through the library when I return home next year, but off the top of my head

1. Synaesthesia (En Motion Remix)
2. Affinity
3. Orinoko - Island (The Thrillseekers Remix)
4. Rapid Eye - Circa Forever (Iberia Mix)
5. ...TBC

Synaesthesia was one of the early Kazaa downloads for sure. I remember being utterly blown a way by it and can say confidently was a gateway for me into the best genre ever made.