Live Life welcomes back RANK 1 to NYC for a very special 3hr Classics Set where they will play some of the most notable tracks that made them trance legends as well as other amazing trance classics.
With a very Special Guest German legend TALLA 2XLC joining this special night of Trance Classics for any real trance enthusiast and supporter. Come take a journey into trance with these amazing talents and with us as we travel back in time and listen to some of the tunes that get us hooked into this beautiful genre of electronic music.
They’re one of Europe’s most established, respected dance acts, having been catapulted to stardom by their debut release ‘Airwave’. In the years that have followed they’ve continued to pack out the CD wallets of world’s A-list spinners with speaker-spankers that have included ‘Such is Life’, ‘Symfo’ and ‘Life Less Ordinary’… In 2009 they unleashed ‘L.E.D. There Be Light’ - a track that was quickly snapped up by ID&T as the anthem for that year’s Trance Energy event. Their Live and DJ sets induce floor-quakes before thousands of fans at clubs, arenas and festivals every single weekend. They are Piet Bervoets & Benno de Goeij… and they’re Rank 1. Rank 1’s Year One - ‘Airwave’: After a chance introduction at a party in the spring of 1997, Benno & Piet recognised much common musical ground and decided to work together. As the Dutch trance dawn rose up over Europe, the pair found themselves faultlessly positioned at its epicentre to reign.
Championed by fellow fast-risers Armin van Buuren, Tiësto and Ferry Corsten, in 1999 the stadium-sized sound of ‘Airwave’ sent out an audio shockwave across the continent. It proved to be such a hit that just 12 months later ‘Airwave’ had been released, incredibly, in over 40 countries – jumping into the Top 10 in the UK and becoming the first Dutch track to top the European Dance Chart. The Rank 1 Singles: Working at the pace of roughly one floor-carnivore a year, Rank 1 followed-up with ‘Such is Life’ (2001), ‘Awakening’ (taken from their debut album ‘Symsonic’ - both 2002), ‘It’s up To You’ (2003), ‘Beats @ Rank-1 Dotcom’ (2004) and ‘Opus’/’Top Gear’ (2005). After a year’s production break they returned to the fray in 07 with two monster collaborations: ‘Life Less Ordinary’ (in tandem with Alex M.O.R.P.H.) and the ‘This World is Watching Me’, co-produced with Armin.
Their kinship with the biggest event in trance music is widely-known and they are the only live act to have rocked Trance Energy 3 times! Outside of that Rank 1 has continued to thrill crowds live at some Europe’s best-known festivals including Mystery Land, Sunrise & Nature One. Rank 1 – The Mindset: When it comes to interviews, Benno & Piet are, in essence the ‘Daft Punk’ or trance! Now famously reclusive, they don’t like the term ‘success’ as it implies they have already arrived. Instead, on the few occasions they do speak, they prefer to speak in terms of ‘progression’ & ‘perfection’. Ultimately though they are far happier to let their music do all the talking.
Living in Frankfurt, and championing the sound of euphoric and progressive trance across the globe, Talla 2XLC has become known for peaktime beats, and his vast list of productions speak for itself. You’ll instantly recognize a Talla 2XLC tune when you hear one. Keeping his trademark sound alive and kicking, he kicks in with powerful releases. With releases on Armada, Perfecto, Euphonic records , and Tetsuo music, it’s evident that Talla´s "Addicted to trance radioshow on afterhours.fm and podomatic is one of the most listened trance shows online. Having played some of the biggest trance events like, Ultra Miami, Trancefusion, Mayday, Nature One, Quest 4 Trance, Luminosity Beach Festival and Gatecrasher, he finally makes his return to NYC on Friday October 23rd, playing a 2hr classics set along with Dutch legend Rank1 for a very special Classics Night.