Dutch producer Patrick Prins is known for his many pseudonyms, covering everything from ‘hardbag’ anthems to uplifting trance – Movin’ Melodies, Artemnesia, Indica etc.
But it’s arguably his 1994 release, Le Voie Le Soleil, under his Subliminal Cuts guise, that the Amsterdam native struck gold – a timeless piece of piano-led house that brings a nostalgic tear to an ageing raver’s eye.
As Prins posted on his Facebook page earlier today, has has just released a reworked version of the summer classic (Mixes de Lumière – check it out here), making sure not to lose sight of the energy of the original.
“Re-Worked my classic,” he wrote. “Le Voie Le Soleil. Risky business. Do it right, Keeping the honesty full. […] No guts no glory.”
After all, when you have base material as good as this, you don’t want to deviate too much.
The enduring allure of the track – which makes a welcome cameo in the excellent Dublin Oldschool, released last year and now available on Netflix – is illustrated by the YouTube comments, as ravers of all ages recall how this track impacted their lives…in all cases, for the better.
“I hate to sound like an old nostalgic fart, but what happened to simple, uplifting feelgood music like this? So much dance music nowadays is over compressed, over produced, too clinical and lacking heart and soul,” writes an individual named Max Video.
“Wow. Not heard this in 20 years! Goose bumps all over,” adds John Leggat. “Imagine growing up without a quality dance scene like the 90’s UK piano dance. Generation X was blessed. Generation Facebook are fed Tiesto and David Guetta.”
“I never did any homework back in the 90′ because epic anthems were played on pirate dance stations everynight,” says Mucktada. “I escaped by listening to these great tracks. Nothing like them today.”
Or, as Lawrence Sharp puts it, “I’m 59 next birthday and this still does it for me. Rushing my moobs off with only caffeine as a stimulant. Makes me weep to remember what we experienced.”
There’s even room for the next generation to share the vibe, with 16-year-old CJH adds that he/she “heard my mum playing an orbital and when I heard tunes like chime I was completely hooked on the whole old school house. nothing nowadays compares to the true raw foundations of house music.”
Keep her lit, Patrick! 🙂