When Fractal and BT unleashed fury with their dubstep collaboration, Letting Go, fans of the long-time trance legend didn’t know what to think. A surprise? Most certainly so. A betrayal? Not at all. BT’s successful attempt at skillfully stepping outside of his original realm of music production is a good sign. This means that he is up for adding his unique style to other genres that are catching fire in electronic music, and bridging gaps between the bass world and the trance family.
Was this a sure-fire commitment from BT to produce dubstep on a frequent basis? Probably not – but hearing something new from one of your favorite artists is always exciting. Letting Go, featuring the beautiful vocals of JES, is a trance-meets -bass hit that is simply a dominating fusion. The best of these two genre worlds collide, creating one of the most complete tracks of 2013 with its euphoric trance builds and electrified waves of bass. But honestly, that’s not why we’re here. Trance Fam, if you still weren’t sold on the original, this oughta make you smile. Bring on the pure-form trance remixes by Antillas & Dankann and LTN.
Fascinated by the trance mood and influenced by the sound of progressive house, Dankann mixes different styles together to create impressive, mind blowing tracks. His natural talent and passion for music are expressed when he states that the quest for the perfect melody is crucial to his productions as the right melody has the power of mirroring and amplifying human emotions. After having dabbled in music for a few years and having earned himself a nomination for “Most Promising Artist” at the 2009 Beatport Awards, Dankann came to
a turning point in his career when he started working with legendary trance producer Antillas in 2010. Antillas has his own elite resume of music successes, including joining Armada Music’s roster in fall of 2011. Antillas has since then become a highly requested remixer and, in this capacity, he laid his hands on tracks by such Artists as Armin van Buuren, Markus Shulz, Dash Berlin, Andy Moor, Kim Wilde, Emma Hewitt, Roger Shah, Ashley Wallbridge, Solarstone, Da Hool in addition to releasing more of his own music. Together, Antillas and Dankaan have taken this track back into the traditional trance style that makes the lifelong JES and BT fans fall in love once again with Letting Go.
The second remix comes from Jakarta native LTN. In 1996, LTN picked up his first set of turntables and never looked back. His natural ability to create tunes and melodies that have been stored in his head for many years, have finally had the chance to be released. LTN finds inspiration from artists such as Armin Van Buuren, Markus Schulz, Andy Moor, etc. In his home studio, several great tracks have been created that satisfy his fan’s need for a sound that can be described as the perfect arrangement of soothing trance melodies, groovy techno percussion and funky bass lines. As a producer LTN has found himself at the forefront of the global revolution of dance music.After getting his start as a producer, LTN has now entered into the industry as an artist that is receiving acclaim from artists all over the globe. His remixed version of Letting Go is a progressive trance favorite that breathes in vibrant, energized life into the track. Lifting JES’ vocal performance into peak angelic perfection, this remix is one for your trance collection.
Download the remixes and the original here.
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