Label:Platipus – plat 71
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Single


AViola (Original Mix)8:00
AAViola (Armin van Buuren Remix)
Producer [Additional Production], RemixArmin van Buuren

Companies, etc.


  • Artwork [Art]TDR*
  • Written-By, ProducerChab, Ctrl


Written and produced (Pineapple Music Ltd.)
AA additional production and remix for Armin Audio.

The copyright of this sound recording is owned by Platipus Records ltd.
℗ 2000 Platipus Records Ltd.
© 2000 Platipus Records Ltd.
Made in England

Track durations not mentioned on the release.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 028979 307130
  • Barcode (Text/String): 5028979307130
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): PLAT 71 A-01-1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side AA): PLAT 71 B-01-1-1

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Viola (CD, Single)Platipusplatcd71UK2000
Viola (12", 45 RPM, Test Pressing, White Label, 1 of 20 )Platipusplat 71UK2000
Viola (12", 45 RPM, Test Pressing, White Label, Handwritten)Platipusplat 71UK2000
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Viola 2005 (CDr, Single)Platipusplat122cdUK2005
Viola 2005 (12")PlatipusPLAT122UK2005



  • pecker101's avatar
    This song makes me cry...Euphoria. I remember when I used to go running in the Hollywood hills in the early 2000s and at 4:41, listen to the lows ....i love this track.
    • VTLPK's avatar
      Just pure audio porn from Armin Van Buuren.
      Nuff said!!!
      • djbaldpaul's avatar
        This is an incredible track, a proper ear-worm, I could hum this all day!
        • snapdragon5310's avatar
          Violas Armin Van Buuren remix is one of the songs that really got me into Trance. Hearing this beast on Tiesto's Magik 6 CD just made me go really fall in love with the genre.
          • alpcelebi93's avatar
            Edited 3 years ago
            Wooow just wow. Viola is one of the best works of trance I think. The melody is extremely hypnotic and it is ever changing. But it is built over a very different sounding, repetitive layer. Together they sound very trippy. Sick, sick trip by moogwai. 4.17 throws you right into the deep space!!

            Edit: oh fuck I just listened to the tektonik remix and it is also incredible!! That repetitive but hypnotic layer I said, tektonik release replaced that with a similarly trippy one. Put the main melody on it and the result is a mindfuck. Very spacey but also introspective.... There are even vocals for God's sake!
            • Tranceinmypants's avatar
              The tek^tonik 2005 remix of this track is where it's at. Too bad this artist faded into obscurity, because his small portfolio of work has some brilliant tracks that he created or remixed.
              • QuiQui_Music's avatar
                Absolute classic trance release, the Armin remix on Tiësto's Magik 6 really shows what trance is about
                • MusicalManiac's avatar
                  I just have to say that the remix of armin van buuren is POWERFUL!!!!!!THIS IS TRANCE!!!!
                  • yajonel's avatar
                    Great and Powerful Remix of Armin i know this in Magik Six of DJ TIësto
                    • TranceOnThePorch's avatar
                      Not much more can be said about this release. It just about captures the zeitgeist of the peak of the trance bubble in 2000. That's not to say the track is lacking or "too mainstream", to the contrary, you have your pick of two of the finest examples of trance to be cut on vinyl.

                      Side A, the original mix, is at once uplifting and introspective as trance can get, with a main melody that's able to move the listener into a euphoric, yet subdued, mindset. Side B, a remix by the then-up-and-coming trance master Armin van Buuren, is more on the uplifting side than any other and is another prime example of late 1990s/early 2000s European trance sound.

                      There are many reasons why Oakenfold, at the prime of his popularity, picked this as one of his favorites, but it has to be heard to truly be believed. No classic trance set is complete without the inclusion of "Viola" in any form.


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