RAM & DANIEL SKYVER – GROTESQUE REWORKED & REMIXED 2

You want it pure, unmodified and exactly as the original artist intended it?! Well this time you’ll need to look elsewhere! This September the good folk at Grotesque stand ready to toot the horn of all things ‘remix’ once again!

With an airtight game plan, ‘Grotesque Reworked & Remixed 2’ serves you one mix of the best of the best from trance’s freshly released & remixed crop, whilst the other cliff-dives into the archives to rework some of the genre’s classier classics. Over 230 minutes, the release has a posse of on-point remixers to hand, with Alex M.O.R.P.H., Ferry Tayle, Jordan Suckley, Sneijder, Robert Nickson, Roger Shah just some of those flexing their remix-muscles. They’ve had a starry cast of legends to work on too, with productions from Tiësto & Armin, Aly & Fila, Ferry Corsten, Gabriel & Dresden, Giuseppe Ottaviani, Andy Moor and Lange among those coming under the remix laser.

Having handled Volume 1’s duties solo, Master of Grotesque ceremonies RAM shakes up the album system some. For its second outing he’s drafted in head of Grotesque A&R Daniel Skyver to co-mix the edition. With RAM’s focusing on the ‘now’ and Daniel on the ‘then’, between them they’ve delivered a mixcomp that’s as big a salute to the time honoured trance remix as you’ll hear this year!

 

 

On his mix Daniel has dug deeper into the crates to focus on still remix-fresh trance heritage. A ‘Café Del Mar’/‘Greece 2000’/’1998’-rerun this is not! Over its opening half you’ll hear reworks like Ruddaz’smuch-champed take on Coast 2 Coast’s ‘Home’, Roger Shah’s reimagining of ‘Somewhere Inside’ from Allure & Julie Thompson and Alex M.O.R.P.H. uptick of Kamaya Painters’ ‘Wasteland’. Further in Joy Kitikonti’s ‘Joyenergizer’ gets a lightning bolt retouch from 2nd Phase, Armin & Tiësto Pres. Major League’s ‘Wonder?’ dazzlingly comes to the remix attentions of that man Jordan Suckley and Indecent Noise overhauls DJ Wag’s Overdose classic ‘Man On The Moon’. Bringing his disc to an adrenaline-charged conclusion, Daniel lines up David Forbes’ fresh-off-the-desk remix of Hennes & Cold’s ‘The Second Trip’, while the mix and heads to the dawn with Binary Finary’s elevating spin on Mauro Picotto’s ‘Komodo’.

On Vol. 2, RAM’s tasked himself with handling the cherry-pick of 2018’s remixes and in the search has left no stone unturned. He frontends’ the mix with Robert Nickson reshaping of Giuseppe Ottaviani & Christian Burns ‘Brightheart’, Sneijder’s restoration of Lustral’s ‘Everytime’ and the Ciaran McAuley refit of Aly & Fila/Ferry Corsten collab ‘Camellia’. As the mix crosses over into its second – even more uplifting – phase, RAM spikes the punch with some reworks of his own material. ‘Forever And A Day’ and ‘Circle Of Life’ feature in their Allen Watts and Amir Hussain reinterpretations, while his and Mark Sherry ‘Nordic Nights’ gets hit by a Darren Porter rebuild. He reaches its final apex with Dan Stone’s remix of Aly & Fila’s ‘We Control The Sunlight’, Davey Asprey’s ‘Sunbreaker’ and HP Source’s H.P Lovecraft-esque take of Sneijder’s ‘Neutralize’.

Remix fun for the whole (trance) family, ‘Grotesque Reworked & Remixed 2’ is the release you need to launch your 2018 clubbing autumn the right way. Full tracklist details below, and the album’s available to pre-stream/purchase via this link now: https://reworked.choons.at/remixed2

RAM & Daniel Skyver – Grotesque Reworked & Remixed

Disc 1 Reworked – Mixed by Daniel Skyver

  1. Julie Thompson – Shine (Ciaran McAuley Remix)
    02. DJ Ton T.B. – Dream Machine (Ton T.B.’s After Daylight Remix)
    03. Coast 2 Coast featuring Discovery – Home (Ruddaz Remix)
    04. Allure featuring Julie Thompson – Somewhere Inside (Roger Shah Remix)
    05. Jonas Steur featuring Jennifer Rene – Fall To Pieces (Daniel Skyver Remix)
    06. Lange & Sarah Howells – Out Of The Sky (Andres Sanchez Remix)
    07. Electrovoya – Effervesce II (Omar Sherif Remix)
    08. Kamaya Painters – Wasteland (Alex M.O.R.P.H. Remix)
    09. Basic Dawn – Pure Thrust (Ferry Tayle Remix)
    10. Joy Kitikonti – Joyenergizer (2nd Phase Remix)
    11. Mark Norman – Rush (Paul Denton Remix)
    12. Major League – Wonder? (Jordan Suckley Remix)
    13. DJ Wag – Man On The Moon (Indecent Noise Remix)
    14. Hennes & Cold – The Second Trip (David Forbes Remix)
    15. Mauro Picotto – Komodo (Binary Finary Remix)

Disc 2 Remixed – Mixed by RAM

  1. Orkidea – Nana (Waio Remix)
  2. RAM & Ciaran McAuley – Serengeti (Arctic Moon Remix)
  3. Lustral – Everytime (Sneijder Remix)
  4. Allure featuring JES – Show Me The Way (Dan Thompson Remix)
  5. Giuseppe Ottaviani & Christian Burns – Brightheart (Robert Nickson Remix)
  6. Aly & Fila vs Ferry Corsten – Camellia (Ciaran McAuley Remix)
  7. Andain – Promises (Chris Schweizer Remix)
  8. RAM & Susana – Someone Like You (ReOrder Remix)
  9. Andy Moor, Somna & Diana Leah – There Is Light (A.R.D.I. Remix)
  10. RAM & Stine Grove – Forever And A Day (Allen Watts Remix)
  11. RAM – Circle Of Life (Amir Hussain Remix)
  12. Mark Sherry & RAM – Nordic Nights (Darren Porter Remix)
  13. Aly & Fila featuring Jwaydan – We Control The Sunlight (Dan Stone Remix)
  14. Davey Asprey – Sunbreaker (Mike Sanders Remix)
  15. Sneijder – Neutralize (HP Source Remix)

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Space Ibiza announces new partnership with Carl Cox and 3 of the biggest players in Ibiza

Pepe Rosello, Carl Cox, Dave Browning & Juan Arenas join forces to drive the Space Ibiza brand forwards

The intention is for four partners who all have a long history with the brand to nurture, grow and ultimately to secure the legacy of what is one of the best known, loved and certainly the most awarded club brands in history.

The partnership is made up of Pepe Rosello, the owner/founder of Space in Ibiza. Pepe who alongside Martin Ferrer of Amnesia and Ricardo Urgell of Pacha positively changed the face of Ibiza nearly 30 years ago.

“Space es una forma de vivir la música, que es parte de nuestras vivencias compartidas en los momentos más vibrantes de nuestras vidas. Las raíces de Ibiza se extienden hacía nuevos destinos con la alegría, pasión y entusiasmo de esta aventura, para “volver” de nuevo a nuestra casa, la isla.”  

ENGLISH TRANSLATION: “Space is a way of living the music, which is part of our shared experiences in the most vibrant moments of our life. The roots of Ibiza extend to new destinations with the joy, passion and enthusiasm for this adventure, to return to our house, the island.”

Carl Cox, who is recognised as the number one DJ in the world by his peers. Carl’s love of Space is well documented, and his 15-year residency ended the year closed its doors.

”Space club Ibiza, has always been my home for the last 20 twenty years, and now to pave the new way for the future of Space is really exciting, and now forming a partnership with Pepe, Juan, and Dave Browning, to run the newly formed team, it feels solid in the way that we are a family team, and I feel we can bring everything back to where it belongs.”

“We already have some exciting news for next year, and we will tell you all more about that nearer the time. But for now I am very happy with my new role for Space, and I can happily fly the Space flag high.”

Dave Browning, Ibiza promoter of many of the biggest and best parties of the last 15 years and Juan Arenas, Space general manager for the final 8 years in its Playa Den Bossa home.

The Space terrace is part of clubbing folklore, and the 4 partners feel they have a duty of care to ensure generations to come also have the opportunity to experience what, for many hundreds of thousands of people, shaped part of their lives.

Space was more than just a building but a meeting of like-minded people with a shared love of music a feeling, a coming that shouldn’t be lost after the closing of Space’s spiritual home 2 years ago. The idea is to take Space’s original concept of a spiritual coming together of like-minded people to dance and party, regardless of your status or background, across the globe, bringing it to a new generation of people and venues.

Suffice to say that the next chapter in the history of the “best club in the world” will bring a much-needed injection of optimism to the current generic clubbing by numbers music scene that used to be Ibiza.

At the time of print, none of the partners can neither confirm nor deny the many rumours of a new venue in Ibiza suffice to say this is just the first page in the next chapter the story of the ‘best club in the world’.