Right now I’m going to get a little personal with you all. Today is not only Thursday, the 24th of March, but it’s also my twenty-second birthday. Yes, I’m sitting at home writing instead of lying on the beach, drinking copious amounts of alcohol or dancing around my house to uptempo Hardcore. You can trust that I’ll be drinking wine by the bottle when evening strikes, but for now, I’m going to present you with a track that’s incredibly special to me and pay a personal tribute to it.
I know that this particular master-piece ruffles a few feathers, especially amongst Hard Dance fans who either don’t appreciate deep house or prefer the ‘harder’ sounds, but that’s fine, as it’s my birthday I’m choosing this track because it’s symbolic of some of my finest moments in life…
It was sometime last year when my ears were first graced with the greatness of “Solar” by Noisecontrollers and Bass Modulators; if I can recall correctly I first heard it at Defqon.1. When I initially heard that saxaphone blended in with melodic Hardstyle elements, I couldn’t quite describe how I felt; it was as if my love for Hardstyle was reignited so powerfully and my faith in the scene became stronger than ever. Soon after I was first infected by this groovy deep-house inspired gem, it became my ‘soundtrack’ for the 2015 summer.
As some of you may know, I spent last summer living out my dreams and attending some of the most astonishing events whilst living in in The Netherlands. Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think that I’d be working and partying alongside my biggest idols and the track “Solar” was merely symbolic of this. Weekends were spent partying under the sun (or rain) and every time I heard that beloved saxophone I would hang my head back in disbelief at how much I loved Hardstyle, loved the scene and loved my life.
In a nutshell, summer-jam “Solar” isn’t just a ‘great track’ or a ‘hit.’ For me it represents something real and I’m sure that many other fans feel this way about certain tracks.
I know many of you are fantasising about that saxophone, so click play below and float away in happiness!