Victor Ruiz Gives His Unique Spin to Legendary Trance Hit ‘1998’

The legendary Brazilian DJ and producer has remixed Binary Finary’s quintessential trance anthem as part of Armada Music’s 20 Years’ Anniversary Album.

Thanks to his deep appreciation for music, Victor Ruiz has established himself as a dynamic beatsmith and selector with the ability to craft compelling sets full of vigor and vibrancy. Born in Brazil and currently based in Europe, he has been a constant presence on the world stage since 2013 and is widely regarded for his mesmerizing DJ performances.

A staunch contributor to the progression of his beloved genre, the Brazilian native has crafted a substantial back catalog of quality cuts that represent nothing but a sheer passion for underground beats. Like only a select few before him, Victor Ruiz now takes on Binary Finary’s iconic hit ‘1998,’ delivering an impeccable 2023 edit for Armada Music – 20 Years’ Anniversary Album.

“1998 was the year I started to play music. On Christmas Day my parents gifted me a bass guitar and that changed my whole life.Fast forward to 2005 when I started to produce Electronic Music, I was really into Psytrance and Trance music. I discovered Binary Finary’s ‘1998’ and it became an instant classic and a favorite. I always dreamt of remixing the original track as it has influenced me so much throughout the years,” said Victor Ruiz about his remix

Victor’s immaculate remix guides this historic trance number into darker, techno waters with the use of rolling percussion and a dominant kick. Heartily championed by the likes of Joseph Capriati, Adam Beyer, Armin van Burren, Vintage Culture, Enrico Sangiuliano and ANNA, Victor’s massive tech-trance rendition is a classic reincarnation that’s ideal for that late-night, apex moment; tried and tested at some of the globe’s biggest events and festivals.

Tethered to the anthemic spirit of its counterpart through its emblematic trance riffs, the peak-time edit is warmly welcomed by a techno community that has eagerly awaited its arrival over the summer months.

Binary Finary – 1998 (Victor Ruiz Remix) is out now via Armada Music

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