Rank 1 ‎– Awakening


Versions (15)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
7004795 Rank 1 Awakening(12") ID&T 7004795 Netherlands 2001 Sell This Version
7004795 Rank1* Awakening(12", Promo, W/Lbl) ID&T 7004795 Netherlands 2001 Sell This Version
none Rank 1 Awakening (Cosmic Gate Remix)(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none Germany 2002 Sell This Version
CGR-021-R Rank1* Awakening (Remix Edition)(12") Clubbgroove Records CGR-021-R Germany 2002 Sell This Version
TP9251MX Rank 1 Awakening(12") Temprogressive TP9251MX Spain 2002 Sell This Version
CGR 021 Rank 1 Awakening(12") Clubbgroove Records, Kontor Records CGR 021 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
7004935 Rank1* Awakening(12") ID&T 7004935 Netherlands 2002 Sell This Version
7004798 Rank 1 Awakening(CD, Maxi) ID&T 7004798 Netherlands 2002 Sell This Version
KONTOR 230, K230 Rank 1 Awakening(CD, Maxi, Copy Prot.) Kontor Records, Kontor Records, Clubbgroove Records, ID&T KONTOR 230, K230 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
BANG0084 Rank 1 Awakening(CD, Maxi, Enh) Bang On! BANG0084 Australia 2002 Sell This Version
541416 500814 Rank 1 Awakening(CD, Single) 541 541416 500814 Belgium 2002 Sell This Version
7004793 Rank1* Awakening(CD, Single, Car) ID&T 7004793 Netherlands 2002 Sell This Version
7013252 Rank 1 Awakening(5xFile, MP3, 320) ID&T 7013252 Netherlands 2005
none Rank 1 Awakening(5xFile, WAV) Be Yourself Music none Netherlands 2005
none Rank1* Awakening (Paul Webster Remix)(File, MP3, Unofficial, 320) Not On Label (Paul Webster (3) Self-released) none Ireland 2012


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November 24, 2013
referencing Awakening (Paul Webster Remix), File, MP3, Unofficial, 320, none
One of the best remixes of this excellent track. Great effort by Paul Webster. Too bad it is unofficial.


June 1, 2006
edited over 13 years ago
referencing Awakening, 12", 7004935
The two people behind the ‘Rank 1’ project are Dutchmen Piet Bervoets and Benno de Goeij. They met each other in 1997 on a party of a mutual friend. In 1999 they released the first track called ‘Airwave’ under the name Rank 1. This tune became the official anthem for ID&T’s ‘Innercity’ party that was held in December 1999. ‘Airwave’ is probably one of the most famous trance anthems ever.

Besides their productions and famous remixes for Cygnus X, System F, Baby D, Delerium, Ayumi Hamasaki and others, ‘Rank 1’ is also well known for their live acts at festivals such as ‘Trance Energy’ and ‘Sensation’ for example.

In 2002 the ‘Rank 1’ track ‘Awakening’ was released on the ID&T label. In the radio edit of the track, you can hear a very short whispering vocal. This vocal was performed by Olga Zegers, who’s working for ID&T. The remixes of the track are done by the German duo Cosmic Gate, Benicio (Done by Rank 1’s Benno de Goeij himself) and of course Ferry Corsten also made a remix of this track!

On this vinyl you can find 2 remixes. The Cosmic Gate remix is a more banging remix, while the Ferry Corsten remix has a more trancey feeling.

Early March 2003 the video for ‘Awakening’ was shot in Antwerpen (Belgium). The video contains shots of illegal houseparties, and fast, pimped cars.

The ’Awakening’ track scored very well and because it sold over 10.000 vinyl copies, it reached the golden status in The Netherlands. ID&T’s labelmanager Dick de Groot handed over a golden record to Piet and Benno. This was the third golden record for ‘Rank 1’.


March 2, 2005
edited over 14 years ago
referencing Awakening, 12", 7004795

A wonderful piece from Rank 1 that kind of defies their usual style. It starts out as almost a Goa track, densely layering amazing and trippy riffs on top of each other. Then the music cuts out for the breakdown and you get blasted by a fanfare-ish riff that does indeed awaken. Definitely good stuff.