Some records – despite their brilliance – get lost in the mists of time, that ‘Classic’ tag (prompting inclusion on countless compilations) proving elusive. ‘Indica’, released on Quad Communications back in 1998 is one of those tracks. At the time it was supported by Sasha, Digweed, Warren, Oakenfold – it’s a long list. It’s one of those tracks that makes you sit up & listen, with its simplistic production, ethereal vocal sample and rolling breaks ‘middle bit’ it locked in countless dance floors back when the trance scene was in its Zenith.

Men-D delivers the deeper remix, being a fan of the original version Romanian producer Mischa Mendel has capturing the lushness of the late 90s version on his production radar. He’s utilized and reimagined the original elements brilliantly, layering them on top of a tough percussion track with the original Shaft conga break plus snappy snares, crisp hats and punchy fills.

Pink Bomb band member Darren Bayton aka dB9 has crafted his own ‘Remode’ version; less progressive, considerably faster and more driving for early AM DJs. A rolling bassline gathers the pace and that ethereal vocal sample makes a welcome appearance.

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