Binary Finary ‎– 1998

Positiva ‎– 12TIV-98, Positiva ‎– 7243 8 85992 6 9
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM

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A1 1998 (Matt Darey Mix)
Remix, Producer [Additional Production] – Matt Darey
AA1 1998 (Binary Finary Mix) 5:24
AA2 1998 (Paul Van Dyk Remix)
Remix, Producer [Additional Production] – Paul Van Dyk

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Ⓟ 1997 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Aquarius Records under exclusive license to EMI Records Ltd.
Ⓒ 1998 EMI Records Ltd.
Made in EU.

A1: remix & additional production for Anthonic Productions.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 24388 59926 9
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout groove machine stamped): 12 TIV 98 A-1-1-
  • Matrix / Runout (Side AA runout groove machine stamped): 12 TIV 98 AA-1-1-
  • Price Code: PM 212
  • Rights Society: BEL/BIEM

Other Versions (5 of 49) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
AQUACDS16 Binary Finary 1998(CD, Single) Aquarius (2) AQUACDS16 UK 1998 Sell This Version
ORBIT 003 Binary Finary 1998(12") Orbit Records ORBIT 003 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
ARDI1531 Binary Finary 1998 (The 2010 Mixes)(7xFile, WAV) Armada Digital ARDI1531 Netherlands 2010
none Binary Finary 1998(CDr) Armada (4) none Netherlands 2014 Sell This Version
VLMX 223 Binary Finary 1998(12") Vale Music VLMX 223 Spain 1998 Sell This Version


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February 10, 2018

Disagree -

Paul's mix is the best version

The elucidating break and build - no words can surmise :)


September 1, 2013
edited over 5 years ago
I agree with F1end here; the original is the most interesting mix of this seminal track (though I do like the Gouryella and Matt Darey remixes). And though I thought the PVD mix was OK back in the day, it did strike me as the most formulaic and "stock" of the remixes.

The original, by contrast, is a blazing and all-too-short trance track that crosses the line between hard, psychedelic, and progressive. It's a downright masterpiece.


June 2, 2011
edited over 7 years ago
I have to disagree with the comment below.

The original Binary Finary mix is by far the superior tune.

Paul Van Dyk's mix lacks the complexity and true trance quality of the original. It is this mix that started the demise of 'proper' trance, as people imitated the PVD sound.



September 19, 2006
edited over 12 years ago

The original version was always a better than average tuneful high pitched trancer. However Paul Van Dyk's remix is nothing short of astonishing. He quite rightly pretty much so keeps the original as is, but adds a sense of toughness that was somewhat absent from the original. The attention though is placed firmly on the massive breakdown, and its subsequent surge to euphoric heaven. This remix became the basis for countless pale imitations.

Given the huge demand for the Paul Van Dyk remix, it was quite a brave decision by Positiva to place it as the second track on a two track side.