I often think about all the great tunes out there. There are many and vast and they all mean different things to different people. Particular tracks identify a time a place, a moment in each persons memory. There is no definitive dance track of all time as that answer is personal to the individual. My choice though would have to be Underworld – Rez.
The track invokes that magic I first experienced as a teenager of a true dance club, not the commercial foam parties or cattle market with my mates but the true honest all embracing dance music.
I have two stand out moments both encapsulated with this track. The first as a teenager going to The ROOM a small club that was based on George Street, Kingston-upon-Hull in the UK around 1993?. I remember queuing up , apprehensive as I went in alone ( my group of friends were indie types) , people 4-5 years older mainly, people here for the tunage not for the cheap drinks. I remember walking past the crowded bar, mixing with types from all over Hull, mainly rougher looking people but friendly and the majority beaming from ear to ear ( probably MDMA) but all moving to the deep bass of the drum. Lasers going hands in the air euphoric scene that I felt a part , having it large without a care in the world.
The second was in Essex Colchester at a Uny night called Rapture, it was based in an underground car park. I was now fully fledged house music addict, my dance music friends are off on MDMA or speed , but I was always happy with my water and Adidas tracksuit again this track and born slippy , lasers shining , smoke machine on full hands in the air euphoria. I had started DJing at this time at local uni events, and even a club night.
This track is ever so much nostalic. its my best dance track in the world and its Underworld – Rez.
I even got to see it live at Reading Festival 1996. 🙂 good times.