Review: Niko Zografos Rework of “No One On Earth”

Since signing four tracks onto Future Sounds of Egypt, Niko Zografos has been on a trance music rampage. The San Francisco DJ released his remix of Cold Blue’s “Gold Rush” on Mental Asylum Records earlier this year. Now a month later, trance fans are having their hearts melted to his rework of Above & Beyond’s 2004 hit “No One on Earth,” featuring Zoe Johnson. Aly & Fila first debut Zografos’ remix at Dreamstate in SoCal to an emotional crowd that felt as if the song was 13 years in the making.

Compared to the original, this rework picks up the pace and kicks the gears into overdrive. The track begins with a pounding bass drum and taping hi-hats before a series of lasers introduces the beautiful chords that make up the main melody. It’s not long before Johnson’s iconic vocals emerge to haunt the electronic synths. As the climax approaches, Johnson’s voice slows down the bassline, allowing the melody to shine through before the soft percussions rev up the tone and take us to the drop.  Fans who remembered the original song 13 years ago, be warned for a sense of nostalgia as the musical magic arrives at its apex. The track leads us out with a perfect duality of sounds that is both uplifting and euphoric.

Zografos gives this trance classic the contemporary 138 feeling that is needed to blast this track into the modern dance scene. A few names such as Sean Tyas, Jordan Suckley, Heatbeat, Menno De Jong, Photographer, Daniel Skyvar, The Thrillseekers, Steve Allen and, of course, Aly & Fila have supported the remix. Many fans have complimented the SF DJ on social media of their love for his rendition of a classic that has been in their hearts throughout these years. Such praise can only add to the list of accomplishments for Zografos. And with one Dreamstate performance underneath his belt, I’m sure the future is only bright.  

 

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ICYMI: Niko Zografos New Single was Feat. in Aly & Fila’s Essential Mix

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Listen to my forthcoming track on Future Sounds Of Egypt Recordings “Mykonos” that was debuted on Aly & Fila’s BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix here

You can also listen to Aly & Fila’s entire Essential Mix on the BBC Radio 1’s official website on the link below. You will not be disappointed (:P)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06zqjh3

01.Tomac – Mehiel (Original Mix) [FSOE Excelsior]
02.Gordey Tsukanov – Underwater City (Original Mix) [JOOF]
03.John Askew – Can I Be Frank (Original Mix) [FSOE]
04.Masters & Nickson feat. Justine Suissa – Out There 2016 (Robert Nickson Remix) [FSOE]
05.Darren Porter – To Feel Again (Original Mix) [FSOE]
06.Luke Bond VS Cartel – Once More (Dan Stone Remix) [Garuda]
07.John Askew – Supersonic (Original Mix) [FSOE]
08.Ferry Corsten – Beautiful (Aly & Fila Remix) [Flashover]
09.Stoneface & Terminal – Earth To Brain (Original Mix) [Perfecto Fluoro]
10.Mauro Picotto – Lizard (Indecent Noise Remix) [CDR]
11.John Askew – Chop Salad (Original Mix) [CDR]
12.Niko Zografos – Mykonos (Original Mix) [FSOE]
13.James Dymond feat. Neve White – With And Without You (Original Mix) [FSOE]
14.Ludovico Einaudi – Two Trees (John O’Callaghan Remix) [CDR]
15.Ahmed Romel – Kenopsia (Original Mix) [FSOE]
16.Ferry Tayle – Twin Souls (Original Mix) [FSOE]
17.Pure NRG – Secret Of The Sahara (Original Mix) [Blackhole]
18.Factor B – We Rise Again (Original Mix) [FSOE]
19.Will Rees – Interlude (Original Mix) [Kearnage Recordings]
20.A & Z – Lyra (Original Mix) [FSOE]
21.Omar Sherif & Jonathan Carvajal ft. Crystal Blakk – Helia (Original Mix) [FSOE]
22.Miroslav Vrlik – Fly Away (Original Mix) [Always Alive Recordings]
23.Mark Sherry meets Space Frog & Derb – Follow Me (Psyburst Mix) [Outburst]
24.Liquid Soul – Revolution (Future Frequency Remix) [CDR]
25.Matt Bowdidge – The Calling (Original Mix) [FSOE]
26.Solarstone – Lost Hearts (Original Mix) [Pure Trance]
27.Simon Patterson & Magnus – Evoke (Original Mix) [Who’s Afraid Of 138!]
28.Aly & Fila x Luke Bond feat. Audrey Gallagher – A Million Voices (Original Mix) [FSOE]
29.Alan Morris – Elation (Original Mix) [FSOE]
30.Paul Denton – Searching the Sky (Original Mix) [Subculture]
31.Sergey Nevone & Simon O’Shine – Extraterrestrials (Original Mix) [FSOE]
32.Dan Stone – Venezuela (Original Mix) [FSOE]
33.UCast – Gearbox (Original Mix) [FSOE]