We’ve written about covers of non-Trance classics in the past since we find that feature intriguing [Romina & Franck Dona – No Education (Jerome Isma-Ae Remix) + Standerwick & Linney’s What About Us]. Today, we have another one courtesy of legend Ralphie B 🇳🇱 & Clara Yates 🇦🇺. We’ve introduced the vocalist before in our review of ‘Back To Life’ with Talla 2XLC and since then, she has done collaborations across all genres! As for Ralphie, he came up in the late 90s as ‘Alpha Breed’, but his career sprang from 2001 hit ‘Massive’ under his main moniker. With Black Hole & Armada being his main labels, he remixed Tiesto, Armin van Buuren, Solarstone, and the like- under his main moniker as well as his other aliases such as Midway + side project First State (w/ Sander Van Der Waal). Speaking of which, it was Arny Bink, Black Hole CEO, who managed to get clearance to release this cover of Ruelle 🇺🇸’s 2016 hit.
A poignant bassline with acid & electro fills gears up for something floor filling, perhaps tech-lifting? The jarring 1st climax revolves around festival synths cultivating a smooth but powerful foundation, it leads to something Massive (pun intended)! Clara’s voice resonates with the original lyrics and induces a great dose of feels. Her following hymn assists the breakdown, which stars the main hook backed by cinematic breakbeats & orchestral strings for a complete dynamic experience. Then there’s a switch to lead sounds & build-up whilst the vocals remain constant! The main climax proves that uplifting trance is still strong through giving a new vibe to motivating lyrics like these, though we must not forget the techy elements throughout the production!
The original was already a very meaningful song about never giving up in life, and this trance remake intensifies all of it. For something closer to the original, the pair also provided an ‘Epic Chill Mix’!