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90’s rave anthem ‘Blue Oyster’ gets double makeover from Olav Basoski and Richy Ahmed

It’s been thirty years since Olav Basoski took the house realm by storm under his Sil alias, and his 1992 original ‘Blue Oyster’ still holds its own on modern dance floors. So to reignite the flame of the timeless classic, the Dutch DJ and producer took it upon himself to create a fresh, percussion-driven take and drafted in Richy Ahmed to provide an equally iconic remix, resulting in two peak-time anthems that are ready to rumble.

Listen to Sil – Blue Oyster (Remixes)

Best known for his iconic ‘Samplitude’ series and staple tracks such as ‘Waterman’ (#22 in Billboard’s Hot Dance Airplay chart, #45 in the UK Singles chart) and ‘Opium Scumzbagz (#56 in the UK Singles chart), Olav Basoski flaunts a discography full of classics. He has reimagined ‘Blue Oyster’ for this remix release on Armada Music, which also welcomes a quality treatment from Richy Ahmed, who rose to prominence with his seminal Hot Creations release ‘The Drums’ in 2013 and became one of Resident Advisor’s Top 100 DJs in the same year.

The English producer has since released across several major dance labels and became a prominent player in the UK House scene, regularly featuring on club and festival billings overseas. He collaborated with Jamie Jones on their ‘More Energy/I Need It’ EP in 2021 and has hit the ground running in 2022 by playing sets across Miami Music Week, Printworks, BPM Festival, Music On Festival and more. His remix of Blue Oyster adds his signature house punch and rolling energy to the classic chimes and strings of the original to bring it right onto today’s dance floor as if it’s never been away.