Discovered at this year WMC when Luciano played it to huge reactions at the Cadenza Party, 1998 by Taras Van De Voorde is surely the biggest instrumental track of 2010 !
Originally released on Michel De Heys EC records, the record has been massively supported all summer from djs like Pete Tong (who played it 5 times on BBC Radio1), Luciano, Richie Hawtin, Agoria, 2000 and One and Joris Voorn.
Taras van de Voorde, based in Rotterdam, is one of the talented rising stars coming from the Netherlands.
His sound can be described in one word...Deepgroovyprogressivetechhousefunk...not too soft, not too hard music with a firm uplifting energetic drive, not afraid to bend or cross boundaries whenever necessary, mixed with unforgettable melodies !
With productions and remixes released on labels such as Exceptional, Moodmusic, Wolfskuil, EC records, Armada, Taras has proven to be an outstanding producer for a fresh new sound. 1998 is a great tech-house killer track with a huge bassline, a big-room anthem that rides the line between underground and overground perfectly.
Swiss DJ and producer Deetron who loved the Original reworks the track into an epic mix ! A big club monster with flashes of Detroit inspiration, analogue beats, lush synths and strings tension ! Surely this is going to do the damage on the dancefloors worldwide !