It must be a real honor to hear one of your classic embraced by the new generation. Just as Mauro Picotto’s epic “Joyenergizer” was reworked earlier this year by Sander van Doorn, Tiesto’s classic “Flight 643” gets a big room update by fellow Dutchman John Christian. If you go back and listen to the pounding original (or vocal version with Suzanne Palmer), that incessant hook instantly ingrains itself into your brain. The new version starts a bit more subtly, dropping down before gradually teasing and bringing in that hook. The energy builds from mellow stadium/progressive to banging big room. I can already imagine the different vocal bootleg versions that are going to be playing every night during Amsterdam Dance Event next month. Maybe we should start a betting pool to take odds on which ’90s instrumental club hit will be updated next? One thing that is interesting to note, the label for the release of Flight 643 is Musical Freedom, which Tiesto himself started back in 2010.
Image Courtesy of Spinnin/Musical Freedom.