Fervent* & Marc Hill ‎– Peace

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Tunnel Records ‎– TD-098
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14 × File, MP3, Single, 320 kbps
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© 2015 Tunnel Records GmbH
℗ 2015 Tunnel Records GmbH

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  • Barcode: 3614591332449
  • Other (ISRC - Track 1): DEAF61401224
  • Other (ISRC - Track 2): DEAF61401225
  • Other (ISRC - Track 3): DEAF61401226
  • Other (ISRC - Track 4): DEAF61401227
  • Other (ISRC - Track 5): DEAF61401228
  • Other (ISRC - Track 6): DEAF61401229
  • Other (ISRC - Track 7): DEAF61401230
  • Other (ISRC - Track 8): DEAF61401231
  • Other (ISRC - Track 9): DEAF61401232
  • Other (ISRC - Track 10): DEAF61401233
  • Other (ISRC - Track 11): DEAF61401234
  • Other (ISRC - Track 12): DEAF61401235
  • Other (ISRC - Track 13): DEAF61401236
  • Other (ISRC - Track 14): DEAF61401237
  • Rights Society: GEMA

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extrance2007

extrance2007

May 2, 2016

Spanning a 20+ year history rooted in St. Pauli rave culture, Tunnel Records became legendary for maximum overdrive hardclub traxx and top tier DJ mixes. Sadly, a changing tide has ended that era with Tunnel Records closing March 2015. Was the final release on the label a sign of commercialism or a tribute to a fabled time in which we shall never return?

Danny Fervent and Marc Hill are no strangers to each other. It’s no surprise that their Club Mix for “Peace” was textbook hard trance – 140 bpm and hardly over-the-top. I’d say that the Club Mix didn’t stand out much from the hard trance crowd but there’s nothing to complain about. Drop this one near the end of your set and it’s guaranteed to keep the dancefloor shaking.

While the Club Mix is a solid track – 4/5 – Let’s see what the six remixes have in store. Allow me clear the air first. My overall opinion of the single removes the Michael Melody Hardstyle Remix from the equation entirely. I intensely dislike modern hardstyle and thus don’t have an opinion on one hardstyle song from another. Let’s work our way up from there.

Club Tuner is an alias of Danny Fervent. Generally speaking, Danny’s tracks are well-produced but his remix fails to live up to my expectations. Why? Listen to the Club Tuner Remix of “Before You Die” by Madness M; the two remixes are practically the same. Sorry Danny, try harder next time.

Out of the 3 Dancecore mixes the single has, the SnickBoy vs. MaLu Project remix falls in the middle BPM-wise. There weren’t many defining characteristics of the remix. Compared to Club Tuner’s mix, this one is a more toned down representation of the original despite being faster. I’m not going any farther than saying that the remix is average.

How does Danny Fervent’s other remix stand up to the rest? Pretty well actually; the Danny Fervent Remix puts a more progressive twist on the hard trance original. Compared to the Club Mix, the Danny Fervent remix is more soothing with a nicely laid out breakdown and big climax that Armin would be jealous of. Of course, this one isn’t for everybody (especially if you don’t appreciate nu-trance) but it holds its own against similar songs.

Ever heard of Cloud Seven? Probably not, but Dennis Kramer a.k.a. Cloud Seven is an excellent Dancecore producer who puts forth his unique style into all his projects. Standing at a mere 3:54, you’d be quick to underestimate the power of this remix. One-forty-eight BPM and full of uplifting fury, the Cloud Seven Alternative Mix starts with a huge reverse bass opening directly to a lush piano breakdown. Two climaxes follow; the second one takes a jumpstyle twist on the first one. Yeah, you better pay attention to Cloud Seven from here on out if you haven’t already.

One guy you can’t pay attention to anymore is Skyrosphere. With a heavy heart I must say Sky is done with hard trance music as of April 2016. As Dancecore producer Persian Raver said, he was one of the few good hard trance producers still around. But his remix here was the top pick of the crop. Instead of creating a euphoric hard trancer like he sometimes does, Sky envelops you in a foreboding atmosphere of slow progression and deep kicks. Throughout the song there is plenty of layering and new developments as to keep the listener wondering, “What will he do next?”

As the world of German hard trance fizzles into obscurity, it’s about time we look back and enjoy its long history. Tunnel’s final release will always hold a special place in my heart’s hard trance area despite the flaws.

Hey Tunnel; thanks for the wild ride. Peace.