When the idea to revisit some of his recent productions came up, Captain Hook wasted no time. The creative process spiralled organically, first pulling him towards Desert Adventure and Space Tube 25 and very quickly the reworks were born. Reshef then moved on to revisit his earlier remixes of Vini Vici’s ‘Veni Vidi Vici”, as well as his remix to Oforia’s ‘Arcadia’.
Each track got a fresh polish, ranging from new harmonies, changed melodies, new kick & bass, some live FX recordings through a tape and all around fresh sound design with a focus on how it will sound on vinyl, thereby creating a deeper listening experience
The unwavering quality of Captain Hook’s productions lies in the attention to detail. Listening to the spine-tingling, squelchy and undeniably organic sound design of each piece. We felt that the essence of these powerful edits can only be truly represented via the tangible experience that vinyl offers, making this the FIRST EVER VINYL ONLY Captain Hook release.
With each hypnotically layered texture carefully pressed in 96khz & 24 bit on a 180g vinyl, the entire EP has been formatted and mastered with an organic, rough, analogue sound - strictly for the needle. Those of you who know these tracks are in for a treat, since it feels & sounds like a completely new story. And what better way to tell that story than through vinyl. The connection that forms between these spheres of wax and the listener is something that digital formats simply cannot replicate and it’s with this connection in mind that we present to you Captain Hook's 'Space Tube 25' vinyl.
The year was 1997, and the great tree of electronic dance music continued to expand and split into various branches and their native tribes. Psychedelic trance was in full swing, with its staccato kick drums, high BPMs, and consciousness-expanding synth patterns. To some, it was more than a music style - it represented a way of life. Thus it was for Emok and Banel, two young Danish DJ/producers who fully leaned in and came together in Copenhagen to establish what would become one of the longest lasting and most universally respected labels in the psy-trance underground. Ace Ventura, Liquid Soul, Captain Hook, just some of the superstars of the scene that have been loyal mainstays on the label's release calendar over the years, but never detracting from the label's ethos of developing new artists through unity, collaboration, and steadfast support. In 2022, Emok and Banel still wake up every day thinking about their core values of connection, passion and ultimately a zest for life. And of course: heart-racing, foot-stomping, and mind-expanding beats!