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The Allure of Early Millennial Dance Classics: Feels So Good

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Hey dance enthusiasts, we’ve cooked up something you won’t want to miss—a new set of BackSpins infused with early Millennial Dance Classics that still resonate today. Originally hailing from the zenith of dance music between 1999 and 2003, these tracks offer a cocktail of nostalgia with a dash of contemporary flair.

Initially, the plan was to package this sonic experience as a single set. But let’s be honest, when you’re dealing with early Millennial Dance Classics that exude both melodic depth and rhythmic complexity, it’s hard to limit yourself. So, we decided to let the beat breathe and split it into two incredible sets. Whether you were grooving to these beats back in the day or are a newcomer to the genre, these selections offer a timeless journey worth embarking upon.

Now, let’s dig into the essence of this set—its remixes and re-works. Take, for example, the version of “Breathe” by Telepopmusik. The mix we’ve featured here isn’t your typical extended cut; it’s a deftly crafted re-work by Sarlotte. This iteration preserves the essence of the original while enhancing it with a novel intro and outro. For those who seek both familiarity and a fresh spin, this one’s a keeper.

But the set doesn’t stop there. Goldtrix and Andrea Brown’s “It’s Love (Trippin’)” receives the Original EPTN Mix treatment, adding a robust layer to an already captivating track. Or take the case of Chicane’s “Saltwater” featuring Maire Brennan; the Tomski vs. Disco Citizens Remix takes the listener on a euphoric expedition across sonic landscapes.

Moreover, the enduring “Get It Together” by Seal takes on new heights courtesy of the Bill Hamel Vocal Mix. Here, Seal’s soulful vocals are further amplified, making the track a noteworthy inclusion in the pantheon of early Millennial Dance Classics. And speaking of vocals, Frou Frou’s “Breathe In” is enriched by the Watkins Vocal Mix, offering a textured ambiance that both captivates and intrigues.

Other gems in the mix include Beginerz’s “Reckless Girl”, Simply Red’s “Sunrise” remixed into an ATFC, and Layo & Bushwacka!’s “Love Story” accentuated by Tim Deluxe Remix. A special nod goes to the Narcotic Thrust with Yvonne John Lewis’s “Safe From Harm,” with the K-Klass Off Limits remix adding an extra layer of intrigue.

So, what’s the verdict? These early Millennial Dance Classics prove that well-crafted dance music ages like fine wine. Whether it’s the upbeat vibe of Dido’s “White Flag” given an edge by the Scumfrog Extended Mix or the haunting allure of Sono’s “Keep Control” under the Terry Lee Brown Jr’s Vocal Mix, each track offers something unique while echoing the zeitgeist of a bygone era.

Be sure to tune in tomorrow for part two of this dance floor odyssey.

Until the next time…ENJOY!

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Album : BackSpin | Feels So Good
Artists : Various
Genre : House Classics
Length : 1:22:33

1. Telepopmusik – Breathe (Extended Mix)

2. Goldtrix feat. Andrea Brown – It’s Love (Trippin’) (The Original EPTN Mix)

3. Sonique – It Feels So Good (Original Breakbeat Mix)

4. Seal – Get It Together (Bill Hamel Vocal Mix)

5. Chicane feat. Maire Brennan – Saltwater (Tomski vs. Disco Citizens Remix)

6. Beginerz – Reckless Girl (Original Mix)

7. Dido – White Flag (Scumfrog Extended Mix)

8. Frou Frou – Breathe In (Watkins Vocal Mix)

9. Sono – Keep Control (Terry Lee Brown Jr’s Vocal Mix)

10. Simply Red – Sunrise (ATFC Morning Glory Remix)

11. ATB – 9PM (Till I Come) (Club Mix)

12. Layo & Bushwacka! – Love Story (Tim Deluxe Remix)

13. Dirty Vegas – Days Go By (Full Vocal Mix)

14. Narcotic Thrust feat. Yvonne John Lewis – Safe From Harm (K-Klass Off Limits Mixshow Edit)

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