Thursday, March 19, 1998

Trivia

DJ Mag Top 100
Rank 1 appeared in the DJ Mag twice during the '00s:
2005 Poll | Rank #81 [http://www.djmag.com/content/poll-2005-rank-1]
2009 Poll | Rank #77 [http://www.djmag.com/node/9347]

TranceAddict Top 250 DJ Poll Results

Rank 1 has appeared in every annual TA DJ Poll since the tradition started in 2005 up till the very last one in 2012. Below you will find their rankings throughout the years:
2005 Poll | Rank #32
2006
Poll | Rank #31
2007
Poll | Rank #46
2008
Poll | Rank #86
2009
Poll | Rank #95
2010
Poll | Rank #128
2011
Poll | Rank #98
2012
Poll | Rank #115
 

A State Of Trance: Tune Of The Week Results
Armin has always supported Rank 1 on his ASOT radioshow with Such Is Life appearing in the very first instalment. Throughout the years, Armin has supported every Rank 1 single (bar After Me, but since this was the B-side to the much more popular and more club-fit Beats At Rank-1 Dotcom, that's no surprise, really) and the majority of their remixes. Below you will find the episodes listed where Rank 1 delivered Armin's favorite track for that week. Credits to this particular Trance Podium thread [http://www.trancepodium.com/forums/a-state-of-trance/topics/asot-tune-of-the-week-list?page=1]
2001 | #025 | 04. Rank 1 - Awakening (Original Version)
2003
| #081 | 04. Rank 1 - Breathing (Airwave 2003) (Original Club Mix)
2005
| #197 | 13. Rank 1 - Top Gear (Original Mix)
2006
| #245 | 08. Ronald van Gelderen - This Way (Rank 1 Remix)
2006
| #251 | 07. Alex M.O.R.P.H. vs. Rank 1 - Life Less Ordinary
2007
| #329 | 10. Anton Sonin & AMX feat. Sari - Undone (Rank 1 Remix)
2008
| #338 | 04. Rank 1 vs. Jochen Miller - And Then... (Original Mix)
2008
| #381 | 10. Rank 1 - L.E.D. There Be Light (Extended Mix)
2010
| #438 | 04. Rank 1 vs. Jochen Miller - The Great Escape (Extended)
2010
| #444 | 14. Velvetine - Safe (Wherever You Are) (Rank 1 Remix)
2012
| #583 | 05. Rank 1 - 7 Instead Of 8 (Original Mix)
2014
| #675 | 17. Rank 1 - Airwave (21st Century Mix)
2015
| #718 | 16. Rank 1 vs. Mike Push - Juno
2016
| #766 | 04. Rank 1 - Superstring

A State Of Trance: ASOT Radio Classic Results

Besides having been chosen the Tune Of The Week several times now, Rank 1's tracks have also been chosen as the ASOT Radio Classic from time to time. Here are the ones that got picked so far:
2006 | #235 | 19. Rank 1 - Awakening (Original Version) [ID&T]
2007 | #329 | 20. Cygnus X - Superstring (Rank 1 Remix) [ID&T]
2008 | #341 | 21. Rank 1 feat. Shanokee - Such Is Life (Extended Version) [ID&T]
2008 | #355 | 21. Rank 1 - Breathing (Airwave 2003) (Breaks Dub) [ID&T]
2010 | #456 | 20. York - Reachers Of Civilization (Rank 1 Remix) [Offshore]
2010 | #487 | 10. Rank 1 - Airwave (Original Mix) [FFA] [Trance Top 1000 2010 #2]
2011 | #501 | 23. Rank 1 - Opus 17 (Original Mix) [High Contrast]
2011 | #534 | 24. Rank 1 - Top Gear (Original Mix) [High Contrast]
2011 | #539 | 22. Rank 1 - Airwave (Original Mix) [FFA] [Trance Top 1000 2011 #1]
2013 | #600 | 22. Rank 1 feat. Shanokee - Such Is Life (Original Mix) [ID&T]
2013
| #610 | 28. Cygnus X - Superstring (Rank 1 Deep Dub) [ID&T]
2015
| #711 | 32. Ronald van Gelderen - This Way (Rank 1 Remix) [High Contrast]

A State Of Trance: Year Mix Appearances
Armin's Yearmix concept has been going strong for nearly 15 years and bar the 2004, 2007, 2014 & 2016 editions, they've always made it on the compilation series with (at least) one to three tracks (max).

2005 | #229 | 66. Mr Sam - Lyteo (Rank 1 Remix)
2005 | #229 | 80. Rank 1 - Top Gear
2006 | #281 | 24. Alex M.O.R.P.H. vs. Rank 1 - Life Less Ordinary
2006 | #281 | 28. Armin van Buuren vs. Rank 1 feat. Kush - This World Is Watching Me
2006 | #281 | 50. Ronald van Gelderen - This Way (Rank 1 Remix)
2008 | #384 | 22. Rank 1 vs. Jochen Miller - And Then...
2009 | #437 | 27. Rank 1 - Symfo
2009 | #437 | 79. Rank 1 - L.E.D. There Be Light
2010 | #489 | 11. Velvetine - Safe (Rank 1 Remix)
2010 | #489 | 14. Rank 1 vs. Jochen Miller - The Great Escape
2010 | #489 | 16. Nic Chagall, Rank 1 & Wippenberg - 100
2011 | #541 | 36. Super8 & Tab feat. Julie Thompson - My Enemy (Rank 1 Remix)
2012 | #593 | 07. Rank 1 & Jochen Miller feat. Sarah Bettens - Wild And Perfect Day
2012 | #593 | 52. Rank 1 - 7 Instead Of 8
2013 | #645 | 57. Rank 1 vs. M.I.K.E. - Elements Of Nature
2015 | #746 | 63. Rank 1 vs. M.I.K.E. Push - Juno


ASOT Classic Volumes

If you like your music in proper quality, here's a CD series that's been going strong for nearly a decade now with full Rank 1 track versions being released on its discs:
Vol. 02 CD1-1: Rank 1 - Airwave (Original Mix) [08:24]
Vol. 03 CD2-4: Rank 1 - Awakening (Original Version) [08:15]
Vol. 04 CD1-3: Cygnus X - Superstring (Rank 1 Remix) [08:15]
Vol. 04 CD1-5: Rank 1 feat. Shanokee - Such Is Life (Original Mix) [08:51]
Vol. 05 CD1-9: Alex M.O.R.P.H. vs. Rank 1 - Life Less Ordinary (Original Mix) [07:07]
Vol. 05 CD4-4: Rank 1 - Beats At Rank-1 Dotcom (Extended Mix) [06:59]
Vol. 06 CD3-9: Rank 1 - Top Gear (Original Mix) [09:18]
Vol. 07 CD1-4: Rank 1 - Breathing (Airwave 2003) (Breaks Dub) [06:38]
Vol. 09 CD4-1: Mr. Sam - Lyteo (Rank 1 Remix) [06:18]
Vol. 10 C4-9: Rank 1 - L.E.D. There Be Light (Extended Mix) [07:41]


"So why did they call it..."
Opus 17? - "Opus" stands for "work" in Classical music. So in this case, Opus 17 was their 17th unique, officially released work if you consider the following order of predecessors: (1) The Citrus Juicer, (2) Black Snow, (3) Airwave, (4) Such Is Life, (5) Awakening, (6-13) Symsonic/Cosmomatic/Conspiracy/T.T.C./Down From The Deep/Equilibrium/Passage To The Unknown/Still In My Mind (a.k.a Symsonic album tracks, exact completion order unknown)*, (14) Beats At Rank-1 Dotcom, (15) After Me and (16) Top Gear. Surprised? Top Gear was chosen as the flipside to Opus, but it existed as early as February (mostly likely even January) 2005 as they performed it at Trance Energy that year. They once explained that officially it wasn't going to see a release but the crowd response to it was so massive that Piet & Benno decided to release it after all. The reason for Opus' title might be that they needed a counterpart for Top Gear (not the other way around) and decided to go for a self-explanatory title. Fits their kinda humor, doesn't it?

* In case you are wondering why they weren't mentioned: "Breathing" & "It's Up To You" are alternatives to Airwave and Symsonic respectively, hence they don't count.

100? - 100 refers to its catalogue number: it was High Contrast Recordings' 100th milestone release. I haven't discovered any other '100' reference within the track myself yet. Anyone else have a clue?

7 Instead Of 8? - This one might be the trickiest self-explanatory track yet as it refers to a specific quality of the track's musical content, rather than its order. You see, the title refers to its time signature. Count the claps in the breakdown: as the melody loops you will count 14 (7), rather than 16 (8), the latter being more common in Electronic music.

13.11.11? - The 13.11.11 title = its release date (reversed for you nitpicky-nagging folks :P) = its exact BPM = its duration. That's about as High Concept as a Recording can get!

Random Trivia
Did you know that by 2016, Rank 1 have covered 15/26 letters of the alphabet in the first letters of their own productions? See below:
A - Airwave | Awakening | After Me | And Then...
B - Black Snow | Breathing (Airwave) | Beats At Rank-1 Dotcom
C - Conspiracy | Cosmomatic
D - Down From The Deep
E - Equilibrium | Elements Of Nature
F - Floorlifter | Freudenrausch
G -
H -
I - It's Up To You (Symsonic)
J - Juno
K -
L - Life Less Ordinary | L.E.D. There Be Light
M -
N -
O - Opus 17
P - Passage To The Unknown
Q -
R -
S - Such Is Life | Symsonic | Still In My Mind | Symfo | Superstring
T - The Citrus Juicer | T.T.C. | Top Gear | This World Is Watching Me | The Great Escape | This World Is So Amazing
U -
V -
W - Witness | Wild And Perfect Day
X -
Y -
Z - Zenith

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