Classic of the week: Ridgewalkers feat. El – FindJuly 22nd, 2012
‘They always leave the best ’till last. Have understanding, no questions asked. You find yourself in what you see. You’ve found yourself in me.’
These lyrics will probably linger in the minds of numerous trance, deep-house and progressive fans forever. The Ridgewalkers’ biggest hit ‘Find’ didn’t really fit one type of music or style. It was ambient house, with a dreamy atmosphere and a proggy approach. Remixed by Andy Moor and Kyau & Albert, the song arrived at Armada Music’s Armind label in early 2005, and was picked up by every big DJ. The support couldn’t have been any better. Armin van Buuren, Tiësto, Paul Oakenfold, Markus Schulz, Above & Beyond and so on. All the key trance DJ’s and far beyond drove the masses wild, as ‘Find’ echoed into the worldwide clubs, arena’s and festival tents of that time.
The team behind this beauty, are the Ridgewalkers. Two Dublin based lads, both experienced dj’s, remixers and experimental producers at heart. One of them is Podje, renowed for his residency at Kitchen nightclub, and the other Ive, songwriter, sound engineer and band touring DJ. To make it all complete, the lovely El, who had been working with various bands and had done several live performances in Dublin, provided the guys a voice to die for. The three met up through mutual friends in 2002 and after hearing each other’s work, decided to try some recordings in the studio. The summer of 2002 saw the first recording of ‘Find’. As for the rest, that’s history. But as one of the biggest EDM classics of the past couple of years, ‘Find’ will surely be part of the future for a long time.
‘Find’ is part of the Trance Top 1000 and can be found in the special Spotify playlist! Check out this ultimate classic, along with many others, right here on Spotify!