Charlotte de Witte touches a great trance classic: ‘Universal Nation’

After the announcement of the new label, the queen of techno music tribute to the Belgian trance legend with a remix of one of his iconic track

Although trance music has managed to make history during each of these last three decades, at the end of the 90s reached legendary heights: any track played rightfully entered the history of the trance genre: among the protagonists of that “golden age”, the belgian Mike Dierickx undoubtedly comes to mind: under aliases such as M.I.K.E , Push, Plastic Boy and many others, has created countless trance masterpieces over the last thirty years, often released on the legendary Bonzai Records label.

Although it’s difficult put in the background many of his tracks that have become great classics, probably his most iconic track is Universal Nation: released in 1998 together with Prisma on the The Real Anthem EP, it was re-released as an official single later, becoming one of the most famous trance tracks ever created.

In an era where DJs are increasingly relying on the music of the 90s for inspiration, as we have often said, in recent years techno music has once again found its way into the hearts of electronic music fans around the world: a captivating sound which it often recalled of trance and hard trance music of the end of the millennium and early 00s: Charlotte de Witte, also belgian, is undoubtedly the first icon of this “new” techno movement of recent years: she has already become a legend, we can say that.

Although already appreciated for some time, Charlotte achieved total consecration in 2021, together with the Italian Enrico Sangiuliano thanks to their remix of Age Of Love – The Age Of Love, a legendary trance record from 1990 (but made even more famous by the monumental remix of the German duo Jam & Spoon from 1992): immortalizing the evocative atmosphere of the original track, the Italian-Belgian couple has, with a touch of techno bass, resurrected this classic and their remix has become, during the last two years, one of the most played and popular tracks in the trance and techno festivals around the world.

In the wake of her love for the classics, Charlotte de Witte recently announced the release of the new label Époque, which aims to collaborate with the great labels of the past and release new remixes of some iconic dance record: the first is exactly his remix of Push – Universal Nation:

A lot of excitement for this release, out on January 25th, which has already been played in several DJ sets of Charlotte de Witte in recent months: it goes without saying, but it must be say: it’s a real bomb ! There will also be a limited vinyl edition of the release with an AA side featuring “Universal Nation Live At I Love Techno”, an unrelease of M.I.K.E. from 2001 of 13-minute trip that we can’t wait to hear !

Pre-save Push – Universal Nation (Charlotte de Witte Rework)

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