Few electronic endeavors have enjoyed the notoriety that Darude’s “Sandstorm” has. Two decades following the release of the seminal single, Darude’s iconic one-off continues to invigorate the electronic context and inspire those working within it, including bass innovating production pair, Pixel Terror. Monstercat has welcomed the duo’s contemporary update of “Sandstorm,” on which Pixel Terror wash Darude’s ear-gripping song in modern sonics.
Unsurprisingly, Pixel Terror laden on the bass at the revised breaks, even integrating touches of dubstep at these junctures for a festival-suited flip. Taking on such a time-honored dance classic is no small feat, yet Pixel Terror execute the edit with refined ease, cutting Darude’s original a sharper edge. A record poised to continue “Sandstorm’s” tradition of killing the dance floor, Pixel Terror’s alteration can be found on Monstercat – 9 Year Anniversary, a collection of re-envisioned ’90s dance hits released in celebration of the imprint’s nine year anniversary.
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