HR016 :: Gabriel Batz - Besoin D'Aimer
Audio samples: Original | Storyteller Remix                                                                               Photo: homemade
Release date: November 19, 2007

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The career of Montreal's Gabriel Batz has exploded since 2005, when a bootleg remix of David Guetta's "The World Is Mine" propelled him to dancefloor prominence and remix work with top labels like Coldharbour, Perfecto, and Aurium, plus appearances on multiple Armada compilations. On "Besoin D'Aimer," Gabriel demonstrates his gift for fusing beauty with power, creating a club stomper with emotional resonance. On the remix, we enlisted The Netherlands' Storyteller, who shows why he is one of Gabriel's favorite artists with a bumping rework of the original.

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"Solid peaktime progressive with both the Original and the Storyteller Remix. Reminds me of what progressive house used to be." – FeralCode

"I like the Storyteller mix!" – Matt Rowan

"Like the remix by Storyteller!" – Eelke Kleijn

"I have been playing the Storyteller mix in my sets, will likely drop it on my new Frisky show, and also playing it in Mexico in December. Wicked tune!! Right up my progressive alley." – Royal Sapien

"Deffo the Storyteller mix for me...big sounding bomb and super hot production...will be playing this a LOT!!"
– Arjun (Jalebee Cartel)

"Full support for both mixes; favourite being the original mix ;-) Very good job." – Guillaume Nyckees (Galaxie 95.3 FM France)

"Storyteller is one of our favourite producers! Really like his remix, groove, and rhythm line! The original is also nice." – Python

"Liking both of them, great tracks!!" – Masque

"Loving this... Both mixes are really nice. Beautifully crafted melodies built on a solid foundation. Good work!"
– Ché Armstrong (Neuroscience)

"The original sounds pretty narcotic; typical floating Batz bassline & deep penetrating ‘distortional’ melody! Dutch Storyteller returns successfully and surprises me with a lot of refreshing energy in this rework, really banging stuff! 9/10"
– The Mystic Force (Rotationz Radio)

"Solid release once again! Original Mix is a nice trancey piece with strong kicks. Storyteller Mix is pumpin and more progressive!" – Stefan Bauer (Progressive World)