Mark Knight & D. Ramirez vs Underworld – Downpipe (Armin van Buuren Remix)
When Toolroom Records announced its retrospective Anniversary Remixes series, it seemed inevitable that “Downpipe” would be given the full treatment. The track is simply iconic in its sound and sustained relevance, representing one of the most successful releases that Mark Knight‘s label has delivered over the past decade.
Indeed, “Downpipe” has been given about as much attention as any track can garner, with a three-track remix package crowned by a rework from trance titan Armin van Buuren himself. Infusing the tech house original with muscular lead synthesizers and melodic trance breakdowns, van Buuren reinterprets “Downpipe” through the prism of the hybrid house and trance movement that his more recent fare has drifted towards. The end result is a powerful and driving remix that seems just as capable of living up to its signature sample and making fans’ hands shake as the original.