Jason Ross delivers worthy update of ARTY, Mat Zo’s progressive trance classic, ‘Rebound’
We’re not even a full month into 2022 and a second release can now be crossed off our most-anticipated IDs of the year list. At the halfway point of their milestone ABGT450 set from London’s The Drumsheds, Above & Beyond acquainted the Anjunabeats family with a jaw-dropping reimagining of ARTY and Mat Zo’s “Rebound” from none other than Jason Ross. Now converting his Dancing Astronaut 2021 Track of the Year triumph into a clearance from that aforementioned release tracker, Jason Ross has made his return to Anjunabeats for the first time since 2020 to yield the remix that’s been on everyone’s mind since September.
“Rebound” is applauded as a time-tested classic for more than a few reasons. It not only helped to define Anjunabeats as a label in 2011 and beyond, but also welcomed in a previously unfamiliar sound that would be one day be known as either progressive trance, “trance 2.0,” or trouse, depending on who you ask. Over a decade later, Jason Ross had been called upon to modernize “Rebound” for the 2022 world, doing complete justice to ARTY and Mat Zo’s original while equipping it with his own progressive-meets-trance interpretation as well as a bombshell shot of melodic dubstep. Jason Ross explained that “Rebound” has remained a track that he holds close to his heart and that receiving the opportunity to give it his own twist was nothing short of priceless, stating,
“‘Rebound’ is one of those songs that can transport me back in time, to the days where I was just becoming familiar with dance music and with Anjunabeats. If I remember correctly, this was one of those songs with the ‘trance 2.0’ label; it redefined the genre and our scene. To remix a song that means so much to me, personally, it was quite an honor and also a big responsibility. My goal was to maintain the magic that Arty and Mat Zo infused into it, while putting more of a modern approach to the sound so that this record could continue to be played in today’s clubs and festivals. It was one of the more challenging remixes I’ve done to date, but something I’m truly proud of. Out this Wednesday on @anjunabeats!”
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