Letting You Go (Greece 2000)
The late ‘90s were an evolutionary peak for the trance music genre, both in accomplishment and regard. The genre got so many of its truly outstanding musical accomplishments in those years of passionate creation, and American gay clubs and club compilation series included it alongside house music as an equal partner. One of those musical accomplishments was Three Drives’ (aka 3 Drives on A Vinyl) ubiquitous 1997 instrumental anthem “Greece 2000,” whose skittering melody and waterfall strings found their way onto zillions of compilations and DJ playlists well past the year its title’s future referenced. Since then the track has been remixed and re-released endlessly, but until now has never been given a vocal facelift. Now reconstructed as “Letting You Go (Greece 2000)” by Dabruck & Klein, the new vocal element adds intention and the sing-a-long capacity the instrumentation always begged for: “You can say what you want to/Cry me a river if you need to/Put my name in a tattoo/I’m letting you go.” Also included are monstrous non-vocal makeovers by Markus Schulz and Roger Shah, rounding out the most gorgeous re-issue of this classic yet.