Niklas On februari - 9 - 2012 http://tinyurl.com/7l82vta

The fifth classic needs no introduction as its one of trance biggest tracks. I’m talking about MotorcycleAs The Rush Comes (Gabriel and Dresden Sweeping Strings Remix) (buy on Itunes)

Motorcycle are american producers Josh Gabriel and Dave Dresden together with the singer Jes Brieden. The track came out in 2003 with remixes from Armin Van Buuren, Markus Schulz and Above and Beyond just to name a few. But the best remix IMHO is the Gabriel and Dresden Remix with the high reverb, the sweet strings and ofcourse the lovely vocals by Jes. The track topped alot of charts including Billboard where it became no1 in 2004.

Lyrics:

Travelling somewhere, could be anywhere
There’s a coldness in the air but I don’t care
We drift deeper
Life goes on
We drift deeper
Into the sound

Travelling somewhere, could be anywhere
There’s a coldness in the air but I don’t care
We drift deeper into sound
Life goes on
We drift deeper
Into the sound feeling strong
So bring it on
So bring it on

Embrace me
Surround me as the rush comes
Embrace me
Surround me as the rush comes
Embrace me
Surround me as the rush comes
Oh embrace me
Surround me as the rush comes

So bring it on
So bring it on

We drift deeper into sound
Life goes on
We drift deeper
Into the sound feeling strong
So bring it on
So bring it on

* Repeat (x2)

As the rush comes (repeat)

Goosebump points:

00:57 when the bass starts
01:54 when the first breakdown starts
02:22 when the main vocals kicks in
04:29 when the vocals starts in the break
05:41 when the main chorus starts
06:53 when the bassdrum kicks in after the last breakdown

They only released 2 singles officially under the name Motorcycle, the 2nd single was ”Around You” which came out in 2005. There are 2 other tracks though, one came on the Bloom-album, named ”Imagination” and the other one, ”Deep, Breath, Love” only came out as a demo but was released as a white label with a mashup called ”16 Bit Lolitas vs. Motorcycle – Deep Breath Sedna (Dave Dresden Mash-Up)”

After the single ”Around You”, Jes Brieden, went to work on some other projects with D:Fuse, Deepsky, and Solar Stone just to name a few. She was signed to Tiëstos label, Black Hole Recordings where she released her first Solo-album, ”Disconnect” in 2007.
The album contains the Motorcycle-track ”Imagination” and also the Solar Stone-track ”Like A Waterfall”.

Since then, she has sung on tracks from BT, Tiesto and Cosmic Gate just to name a few. She also released her second album ”High Glow” in 2010.

Gabriel and Dresden started out as a duo back in 2001 as remixers for New Order, Way Out West and later made a name for themselves with the release of their first single, ”Lament”. Since the release of Lament, they have been really busy, as remixers, producers and Djs.

Some favourites remixes:

2001 Way Out West – Mindcircus
2002 Andain – Summer Calling
2002 Paul Oakenfold – Southern Sun
2002 Tiësto – In My Memory
2003 Annie Lennox – A Thousand Beautiful Things
2003 Motorcycle – As the Rush Comes
2003 Nalin & Kane – Beachball
2003 Andain – Beautiful Things
2003 Three Drives – Carrera 2
2003 Evanescence – Hello
2004 Above & Beyond – No One On Earth
2004 Dido – Don’t Leave Home
2005 Rachael Starr – Till There Was You
2006 Markus Schulz & Departure with Gabriel & Dresden – Without You Near
2008 Faithless – A Kind of Peace
2011 Andain – Promises

Their mixalbum, ”Bloom”, released in 2004 is legendary and contains loads of own production and remixes.

DISC ONE:
1. Gabriel & Dresden – Arcadia
2. Gabriel & Dresden – Serendipity
3. Gabriel & Dresden – Lament
4. Andain – Here Is The House
5. Michael Burns – Forwards
6. Sarah McLachlan – World On Fire (Junkie XL Club Mix)
7. Audioholics – External Key
8. Voyager – Someone Else
9. Gabriel & Dresden – Dub Horizon
10. Ferenc – Cronch
11. Guy Gerber – Stoppage Time

DISC TWO:
1. Pass Into Silence – Voices
2. Elevation + Gabriel & Dresden – Athena
3. Lili Haydn – Anything (Gabriel & Dresden Code 313 Dub)
4. (RND) – Nova Santori (Josh Gabriel Mix)
5. Dido – Don’t Leave Home (Gabriel & Dresden Mix)
6. Bigtop – Sub
7. Above & Beyond – No One On Earth (Gabriel & Dresden Club Mix)
8. Josh Gabriel – Alive
9. Josh Gabriel – Switch
10. Push – Electric Eclipse
11. Motorcycle – Imagination (Acoustic Version)

In 2005, Gabriel & Dresden started their own label, Organized Nature and later in 2006 their first self-titled album, Gabriel & Dresden which contains the hit singles, ”Tracking Treasure Down” and ”Dangerous Power”.

While working as a duo, Josh Gabriel also released some track under the projects Andain (with singer and songwriter Mavie Marcos and guitarist David Penner though David Penner later quit) and Winter Kills (with singer Meredith Call).

On the 30th of march 2008 Gabriel & Dresden decided to call it quits and went solo.

Josh Gabriel put all his efforts in his Winter Kills-project while Dave Dresden teamed up with Mikael Johnston to form Dresden and Johnston. The new production Duo went on to remix a number of artists including Nadia Ali’s Love Story and Enrique Iglesias’s Tonight, all of which hit the #1 position in Billboard (Magazine)’s Hot Club Play Dance Chart.

The Winter Kills-album, entitled ”Winter Kills” included the hit singles ”Deep Down” and ”Hot As Hades”, 2 personal favourites, especially the remixes by Alex M.O.R.P.H. And John O’Callaghan.

On NYE 2010 Gabriel & Dresden teamed up for a special gig and has officially been back togheter as a duo since.

Related tracks:

Gabriel & Dresden – Arcadia

Motorcycle – Around You (Gabriel & Dresden Remix)
Andain – Beautiful Things (Gabriel & Dresden Unplugged Mix)
Annie Lennox – A Thousand Beautiful Things (Gabriel & Dresden Remix)
Above & Beyond – No One On Earth (Gabriel & Dresden Remix)
Rachel Starr – Till There Was You (Gabriel & Dresden 12 Step Program Remix)
Winter Kills – Hot As Hades (John O’Callaghan Deep Dream Remix)

– Niklas

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