Brazilian techno artist Victor Ruiz has put his own unique spin on Binary Finary’s iconic trance hit ‘1998’. It’s a darker, more techno-oriented remix that has been warmly welcomed by the techno community. Ruiz’s remix features rolling percussion and a dominant kick drum, which guide the historic trance number into darker techno waters. The remix is being championed by some of the biggest names in techno, including Joseph Capriati, Adam Beyer, Armin van Burren, Vintage Culture, Enrico Sangiuliano and ANNA.
It’s already been tried and tested at some of the globe’s biggest events and festivals, proving to be a perfect fit for the late-night, apex moment. While the remix takes a darker turn, it still retains the anthemic spirit of the original track, with its emblematic trance riffs. It’s a hit with fans of both techno and trance, who have eagerly awaited its arrival.
Victor Ruiz on Remixing ‘1998’
“1998 was the year I started to play music. On Christmas Day my parents gifted me a bass guitar and that changed my whole life. Fast forward to 2005 when I started to produce Electronic Music, I was really into Psytrance and Trance music. I discovered Binary Finary’s ‘1998’ and it became an instant classic and a favorite. I always dreamt of remixing the original track as it has influenced me so much throughout the years.
When I got the chance to put my hands on it, I had to make something special since I had been mentally rehearsing this moment for over a decade. It took me a few months to come up with the arrangement idea, but once I had it clear, I knew what to do. This remix is just a confirmation that dreams do come true.” – Victor Ruiz.
Binary Finary’s ‘1998’ – A Legendary Track
Binary Finary‘s legendary original was one of the biggest dance music tracks of the 90’s and early 00’s, infiltrating the touring playlists of almost every major trance DJ on the circuit. Through a series of remixes from the likes of Paul van Dyk, Alex M.O.R.P.H and Dosem, ‘1998’s impact has continued to surge over the years, even re-emerging on the Beatport charts as a No.1 and proving itself to be one of the most influential productions in the evolution of electronic music.
Overall, Victor Ruiz’s remix of Binary Finary’s ‘1998’ is a positive development for both the techno and trance scenes. It is a well-crafted track that is bridging the gap between the two genres and opening up new possibilities for both. It’s a masterful reimagining of a classic track, and it is sure to be a staple in the sets of DJs for years to come.