'The Track That...' with Airwave

Written by Remco on 24 May 2019 in Interviews
'The Track That...' with Airwave
Laurent Véronnez, one of Belgium’s iconic underground dance music gurus, celebrates 20 years of Airwave this year. For this occasion he already released the 'Airwave 20 years' album and the 'Progressive Reworks' version of it.

Last week Trance Podium continued that celebration with The TrancePodium Podcast 044 beautifully mixed by Airwave containing some of the tracks featured on 'Airwave 20 Years: Progressive Reworks' and today we dive in the past of Laurent Véronnez with the 29th episode of the 'The Track That...' series.

The track that I wish I’d produced is... Paragliders - Change Me.
Oliver is one of my early heroes, and this is for me the track I wish I had produced. So Glad he did though. This is a man with raw talent.

The track that could make a grown man cry is... Nils Frahm - Says.
This is when you hear this played live that you understand the true meaning of music. This track is so moving.

The track that never fails to put a smile on my face is... Orbital - The Earth Is Burning.
Funny track. Every single time I hear this one, I just remember those two silly brothers on stage with their lit helmets. The only track I remember with long flautando Sax lines.

The track that puts a big a lump in my throat is... Solar Fields - Until We Meet The Sky.
Leaves me speechless every single time. Solar Fields is at the pinnacle of the music I stand for. This one came as the climax of the album with the same name after a long and memorable journey. I keep listening to it after almost 10 years. It’ll never get old.

The track that I’m playing at every gig at the moment is... Andrei Niconoff - Nebulart (Paul Angelo & Don Argento Remix).
Because it’s the perfect balance between groove, vibes, and melodies. This remix duo never ceases to amaze me.

The track that isn’t electronic dance music, but rocks all the same is... New Order - Blue Monday.
Because you could play it in any set and it would have people to dance. Seriously. 1981 my friends.

The track that shoulda been in a movie is... Moshic - Staring At.
It should have ended there. MASA is a massively underrated album by Moshic. This beautiful track reminds me of Conjure One in its early days.

The track that is so perfect in its original form it should never be touched by man nor remixer is... Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here.
To anyone attempting a remix or remake, I wish you to rest in peace, because you’ll end up bashed by the fans or nuts when facing the challenge, losing thus in both cases.

The track that everyone else hates, but I love is... Junkie XL - Today.
Nothing wrong with a bit of raw 80’s vibes in a track. That was a stunner for me but I can’t play it often because everyone seems to dislike it.

The track that made someone a hero to me is... Brainchild - Synfonica.
The track that breaks boundaries of a genre it’s classified into. The guys who made this are all time heroes of mine. Credible and playable.

The track that surprised me the most when I heard it is... Humate - Choose Life.
A bit unexpected for me. Gerrit is known for love stimulation and 3.1/3.2, but this one got me completely into what he does. A Fantastic musician.

The track that changed my life is... Vangelis - Blade Runner End Theme.
That’s the one that started my obsession for Electronic Music after all.

The track that got me into trance is... Blue Alphabet - Cybertrance.
Yup that’s the track I heard for the first time on the radio where I thought I might have a place in the music business with my ideas.

The track that I’ve just put out there is... I Want To Believe (20 Years Remix).
The one that started it all, and I finally managed to do it justice the right way. Loved it in 99, love it in 2019.


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