Sometimes you ask and you receive. On original release of “One Thousand Suns” back in September we described it as a Reese’s peanut butter cup – two great tastes that taste great together. UK producer Chicane has created some of the biggest trance tracks in clubland history (“Strong in Love,” “Saltwater,” “Offshore,” “Don’t Give Up”) and so has Dutch producer/DJ Ferry Corsten (“Out of the Blue,” “Rock Your Body Rock,” “Junk/Punk”). Together they have created an absolutely gorgeous balearic track – it’s not exactly trance, nor is it morning music- but rather a fusion of the two genres. Maybe it’s a response to all the aggressive electro that is out there, but there’s something really soothing to the groovy flow of this track. The pads in the breakdown are nearly emotional with the way they feel, and the extended buildup prolongs excitement. The fact that it doesn’t lead to a harder or louder feel makes the track even more special. Incredibly strong, the track received massive play around the world and is back again with a vocal from BBMak vocalist turned popular Armada collaborator Christian Burns. The lyrics are cool and emotional without resorting to the stock cliches often heard on tracks of the nature. Its also great to hear that the producers were able to place the vocals over beats rather than over a 2 minute beatless dropout in the middle of the track. Both remixers manage to do this as well with Danny Howard pumping up the energy with a bit of electro and Soundprank taking a more progressive turn. With this new vocal version, “One Thousand Suns” just might make the leap from the clubs to crossover.
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