We continue our 25th year celebrations with another classic remixed in contemporary style. This time around Matan Caspi gets to grips with Tiesto’s 1996 cut The Tube which first appeared on our XTC imprint back in the day. Tiesto aka Tijs Verwest really needs no introduction, he’s achieved global success in the last 20 years playing in massive arenas to sold out concerts as well as unleashing a torrent of music in that time. His early days stretch right back to 1990 and he is the man behind a multitude of aliases which littered the early 90’s with some memorable moments. He first appeared for us on Bonzai Jumps with Glycerine – 666 in 1995 which also led to contributions on other BJ cuts. His first release as DJ Tiesto was this one which came around the same time as his other Bonzai Jumps releases – Second Game and When I was A Sperm – under his Tom Ace and TB X-Press (with Bjorn Wendelen aka DJ Ghost) monikers respectively. Matan Caspi takes to the helm on the remix and yet again he impresses with his attention to dishing out pure quality progressive house. Based in Tel Aviv he remains undoubtedly one of the most productive electronic music producers under the spotlight. He has been constantly developing his music productions and his work has been internationally exposed and played by many artists and top DJ’s around the globe. Over the years he has amassed 15 original cuts with us at Bonzai HQ as well as a ton of remixes and appearances on many compilations. He’s also a regular visitor to our Bonzai Basik Beats radioshow where he delivers tight mixes at every turn. He runs the label Outta Limits together with his good friend and production partner Stan Kolev and is always busy with touring and concentrating on his future productions, where you will find original, raw and innovative material.
Matan captures the essence of the original track beautifully adding a delicate modern twist that will definitely grab a lot of attention. A deep rumbling bassline drives the track alongside a tight drum section filled with chunky beats and rhythmic percussions. You just know something special is on its way as a subtle intensity creeps into the sound. As the intro gets us in the mood a rich pad changes the whole dynamic of the track adding brighter tones and making way for the outstanding Jarre-esque synths. Some very cool artistic flair is added with tumbling orchestral drums that leads us back into full on mode for the duration. An absolute stomper of a track that will not disappoint, a must have for sure.