The Roc Project ft. Tina Arena - Never (& remixes) [2002]

Artist name(s)
The Roc Project, Tina Arena (vocals), Filterheadz, Tiesto
Release title
Never (Past Tense)
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Jul 13, 2020
Randomly heard the Filterheadz Luv Tina remix blasting from a car in my little corner of the world. The US-Mexico border is one of the last places I would expect to hear someone blasting trance, so I was a bit #shook! Anyways, that made me think of this track, which to my surprise has not been posted on the classics section yet.

The Filterheadz Luv Tina remix is one of the highlights from Nyana, along with the other excellent tracks from there. I love how the vocals complement the instrumental. Everything about this track feels cohesive, as if it were greater than the sum of its parts. By far my favorite version of this track.

Filterheadz Luv Tina Dub. This one might sound better for instrumental lovers, but to me it feels like it's missing something, and it's not quite a 100% dub. There are some stray your looove lines from the vocalist in this track, and the backing I'll never line is still present.

Tiesto remix. Never heard this one much - it feels more like standard club trance from back then. It's okay, but vastly overshadowed by the excellent Filterheadz remix.

For those who are curious about the original mix, here it is. It's house instead of trance, but it feels balearic and very much of its time. Good Deep Dish vibes, too.
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