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REVIEW: Push - Strange World (Andrew Bayer Remix) out on Anjunabeats

Having reimagined the classic trance sound with 2015’s ‘Anamnesis' EP, Andrew Bayer returns to modernise one of trance music’s most iconic records in ‘Strange World’ by Push.

Originally released on the Bonzai label in 2000, ‘Strange World’ gets a respectful but innovative remake for modern floors thanks to Andrew Bayer’s Midas touch. 

Andrew says: Strange World (2000 Remake) has always been one of my favourite trance records of all time. Everything about it: the subtle changes, the rhythms, and how forward thinking it was (and still is). I struggled at first as I needed to slow it down to fit into my sets, but I didn't want to lose the magic of the original. The big breakthrough was when I was struggling with the bassline for ages, a light bulb went on: take the riff, and put them all on one note, transpose it down and there's the bassline. Sometimes the most simple things are the best result to complex issues. I am so proud of this mix, and grateful for M.I.K.E.'s blessing. I hope you enjoy the remix as much as I enjoyed working on it. It certainly is an honour to include such a wonderful piece of trance history in my sets. Enjoy :)

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"]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"]Push - Strange World (Andrew Bayer Remix)[/item]
 [content title="Summary" label="Overall Score"]Definitely one of the most influential trance producers of all time is Mike Push who has revolutionise trance music with his innovative sound and melodies that seems to be difficult to overcome and every producer seems to refer to them one way or another. Andrew Bayer who was incredible at his dj set at Creamfields provides what I call one of the finest remixes of classic trance tracks that we have heard so far. Andrew merges his own chunky electro punchy bassline with pounding slamming  drums but he follows the original track and the arrangement resembles the original a lot. The breakdown is super special with the main theme unleashed in its full glory and the climax being full on hands in the air but with the twist and elegance we get on Andrew's remixes. The spirit of trance is in safe hands! #PureGold Love It [/content]

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