Date: 10 December 2010
Label: Black Hole Rec
- Fire Wire (Cosmic Gate Remix)
- Fire Wire (Rank 1 Remix)
- Fire Wire (Wippenberg Remix)
- Fire Wire (Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Remix)
- Fire Wire (DJ Delicious Remix)
Needing little (if any) introduction, 'Fire Wire' left a colossal footprint on the 2001 dance music landscape, going top 10 in the UK and announcing Cosmic Gate's arrival as an international act.
The fourth single to be taken from their 'Back 2 The Future' album, 'Fire Wire' has been given a root and branch remix overhaul, spanning several different dance music disciplines.
From the trance quarter Rank 1 and Cosmic Gate themselves have both gotten to grips with F.W., reworking it using tougher, leaner musical methodology than the original. On their Rank 1 remix, Benno de Goeij and Piet Bervoets have opted for a moody deep trance excursion. Complete with hissing industrial effects, mood-infused synths and a slow-cook build, it climaxes with a steel-tough synth pay-off. On their mix, Nic & Bossi throw the speakers a challenge with warping, quaking sub-bass and then propels it floor-bound with a discordant, arena-sized lead-line finisher!
Opting for a more atmospheric take on 'Fire Wire', Wippenberg's mix brings a more progressive vision to the track. Housing up the drums and chilling its bleeping main-line, he pans and shuttles it around the speakers, repeatedly peaking and dropping it using a cool, cavernous 303 line.
Expanding 'Fire Wire's range was very much a part of the 'Back 2 The Future' mission and playing no small part in that are DJ Delicious and production brotherhood , Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike. The latter give the track a dramatic, thudding tech-elec workover whilst Delicious amps up the house angle with spring-loaded bass - turning Fire Wire into a fully fledged (and never previously envisioned!) party rump shaker.