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REVIEW: Airwave - The Quest For Beauty incl Jam El Mar remix on Bonzai Progressive

Airwave - The Man, The Legend - returns to Bonzai Progressive with a delicious helping of the most beautiful trance in The Quest For Beauty which comes complete with two superb remixes from Jam El Mar and Airwave's own Fuel Terrace Remix. What more can be said about this guy, he just keeps on giving and surprising his army of followers with every production and with a career spanning over 20 years, Airwave's profile just keeps on rising. More recently he has been delighting his fans with a mixture of videos that cover everything from production tutorials, reviews and critiques as well as some very interesting live casts that take place on the way to or during his gigs, check out Airwave's social media spots for more on these as they are fast becoming quite regular and much anticipated. This Summer has already been a very busy one for Airwave, Legacy Festival, Tomorrowland, Luminosity, Retro Beach and others are just a sample of where you got to hear some classic sets. Coming up very soon you lucky people down under can expect to hear an Airwave set at Bad Habit in Perth which follows a return to Gatecrasher for their Reunion bash. Lots more to come from this guy so it's well worth staying tuned in.

The Quest For Beauty - Original Mix boasts a long intro made up of some wonderfully crafted soundscapes that lead into a powerful driving trance groove full of melodies and euphoria. The cinematic qualities that we know and love are present making this another epic slice from the man himself and we've no doubt this one will be a firm favourite among many.

First up on the remix we have the legendary Jam El Mar, an artist who championed the trance sound from the very early days alongside his friend and studio partner the late, great Mark Spoon as Jam & Spoon. For many years this guy has brought his super-charged sets to countless festivals and parties across Europe, as well as producing some of the most memorable tracks ever to be created (Stella, Follow Me, Odyssey To Anyoona, Tripomatic Fairytales 2001 and 2002 anyone?) We're delighted to have him on board at Bonzai Progressive and hope to see more in the future. Here he delivers a solid, deep and moody progressive groove full of lush tones and a pounding, driving beat. The break features a sublime vocal sequence that fits the sound perfectly before we get back into full on mode for the duration.

Up next is Airwave's own Fuel Terrace Remix which is inspired by the Beach Bar at Fuel in Amsterdam. This time we go full on driving progressive with a chugging bassline and some tasty synths, strings and pads. An underlying acid line moves the sound beautifully while the super sweet melodies draw you in.

Get this one in the bag, you will not be disappointed!

Enjoy it or Airwave's radio show LCD Sessions 017 

Dimitri Kechagias review:
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 [item value="10"]Beat and Rhythm[/item]
 [item value="10"]Basslines and Groove[/item]
 [item value="10"] Melody [/item]
 [item value="10"] Synths [/item]
 [item value="10"]Vocals and Lyrics[/item]
 [item value="10"]Breakdown[/item]
 [item value="10"]Climax  / Drop / Crescendo / Pay off moment[/item]
 [item value="10"]Intensity, Drive and Energy[/item]
 [item value="10"]Sound-design and Arrangement[/item]
 [item value="10"]Overall Atmosphere[/item]
 [item value="10"]Goosebumps / Shivers moments[/item]
 [item value="10"]Emotional affinity and heartfelt moments[/item]
 [item value="10"]Originality and Inventiveness[/item]
 [item value="10"]Dancefloor Efficiency / Festival Arenas Effectiveness[/item]
 [item value="10"]You can’t get this memorable track out of your head[/item]
 [item value="10"]It has potential to become an anthem or a classic[/item]
 [item value="10"]Airwave - The Quest For Beauty [/item]
 [content title="Summary" label="Overall Score"]The exceptional artist and DJ Airwave that deserves a lot of praise and respect for his immense influence in the trance & progressive scene returns to the core of his roots with the hair raising and truly outstanding single The Quest Of Beauty. The track comes with 3 magnificent flavours to choose from and get out of your head completely and transposed to another galaxy. The original mix starts with a magical intro with guitar riffs, cinematic strings, opera style vocals and three dimensional sound design that make you feel surrounded and abducted from the heavenly sounds. The track continues with power and intensity with the gigantic beats and rough basslines while on top synths, strings and other cinematic sound effects travel your spirit to another space. The original mix sounds more chilled and tripping out and is perfect when you want to keep the pace and let the atmosphere flowing. Close your eyes and let Airwave guide you to the eternal Quest for Beauty that drives the mankind from the Ancient Greece times. This is what I call Trance! The beloved legend of trance Jam El Mar is back with an outstanding deeper interpretation that has tribal influences, superb depth and production that will make you melt on the dancefloor instantly. Melodic and tranquil will definitely make you feel refreshed and rejuvenated to say the least. Full Terrace remix is a fantastic full on driving trance affair with added acid overtones and injected with more energy and stamina to make you sweat, dream and trance on any dancefloor or festival arena. Quality from start till the end the track has incredible arrangement that make you feel lost and totally immersed with its cinematic dreamworld. A True Classic Trance Anthem! #PureGold Love IT so much! [/content]

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