You might remember a reworking of Samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings, one of the stand-out tracks from William Orbit's Pieces In A Modern Style. Chances are, you'll remember the uptempo dance anthem remix more than Orbit's take on the classic. The remix was by Dutch trance DJ and producer Ferry Corsten. Like his countryman DJ Tiesto, Corsten's been a busy boy since, popping up on compilations like Trance Nation and reworking U2's New Year's Day. Not surprisingly, the hype surrounding Corsten just now is palpable.
On hearing the single, much of it is justified. A solid trance track plays it safe as the main mix, but the remixes of the main offering are worth getting hold of. These, to varying degrees, fuse progressive electronica with club vibes. The massive Cosmic Gate Remix is the version most likely to be played in clubs, with its insistent rhythm and uptempo pace, while Kid Vicious's remix sounds like Eat Static attempting chart success.
As this is Corsten's first record under his own name, expect instant chart success across Europe.