Paul van Dyk has will release two remixes later this month.
Following the release of his ambient album, ‘Escape Reality’, last year, and the subsequent Guiding Light LP, the trance legend has remixed Energy 52’s ultimate Ibiza track, ‘Cafe Del Mar’, for a new EP.
Marking the first new release on Superstition Records in almost two decades, the new remix package from Paul van Dyk will be released on the 23rd July, and will be comprised of an ‘XOXO’ mix and a ‘Shine’ mix.
According to a press release, “the XOXO remix slows the tempo slightly and employs crisp percussion and deep, pulsing bass while still maintaining the out-and-out exhilaration of that epic breakdown, while for the trancepurists the Shine remix delivers the atmosphere of the late ’90s alongside the sharp production aesthetics of the modern day”.
Back in 2018, Italian duo Tale Of Us gave ‘Café Del Mar’ a glorious melodic makeover to mark the 25th anniversary of the track’s release.
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