|Originally posted by Midlothian |
Well they may have consciously chosen to change direction for any number of reasons, ranging from personal taste to cater to their audience to simply commercial reasons or whatever. Or a combination.
What would they have been pioneering at the turn of the millennium? You might say they had their own typical sound from '98 - early noughties, if I remember correctly, but production-wise from a "trance" perspective they always lagged behind plenty others at the time. And alongside Piet Blank's DJing at events and Einslive Radio and the like it may in part have been remixes that led to some of their non-chart success, such as PvD's remix of "Cream". Perhaps Steve Thrillseekers Helstrip and Jam & Spoon's remixes of "Beyond Time"? The latter were some of the first tracks I came across when I began to familiarise myself with trance music back in 2000. They were different times.
Not sure what you mean by "copyrighting" and forbidding others to remix their tracks. Whether or not to have tracks remixed may be up to the record labels in question. Is new remixes what you're on about? No thanks, I'd say. And since they seem to have effectively left the trance scene there may be no incentive to re-release anything.
It would make no sense whatsoever for any DJ to show their face in a scene they're no part of, and haven't contributed to in any way production-wise for ages. Do they ignore questions about the matter in interviews? Or just when people facebook them annoying questions?
There's some (German) interviews easily googleable in which they seem to comment on some of their decisions re digital DJ'ing, making a living out of what they're doing at present.
You're obviously free to enjoy whatever you want, but there really are horizons to be broadened if you consider B&J to rank among the best in trance.
I said they where one of the best in that time, don't misunderstand me, maybe I brought the message a bit incorrect. You don't have to have liked there sound, I personal did! I think I just miss the late 90's and early millenium trance sound in general than! For example next to B&J you had Green Court. They also had that typical sound that you don't hear anymore.
Offcourse today the day there are enough beautiful and quality productions, don't get me wrong but lot's of trance also has a mixture of EDM and pop music and that's a development I don't like at all. You have much more subcategories in trance today than you had in the past.
About the remixing yes in all those years I seartanly would have expected that some artist would remix one of there tracks into the sound of trance today, that's what I meant.. but if that is a good idea, that's the 2nd question and I have to agree with you with no thanks! Most classic tracks have to stay classic and will never get any better!
I guess they just went with the flow.. trance was way more commercial those days and when that went over they made that turn I guess. All about the money??
I'm not informed that well about these guys, that's why I had to start this topic, just to answer my questions. Thanks for that!
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