Airheadz

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Airheadz
Also known as Apex, Ultrasonus, Stargazers
Origin United Kingdom
Genres Trance
Years active 2000-2003
Labels AM:PM
Dos Or Die Recordings
G2
Insolent Tracks
Bang On!
Associated acts Double Trouble, Intenso Project
Members Leigh Guest, Andrew Peach

Airheadz was a UK trance production duo based in London, comprising Leigh Guest and Andrew Peach. They were later joined by Caroline De Batselier who acted as vocalist and live performer.[1]

History[edit]

Although the two members of the group had worked together before under different aliases, the name Airheadz was first used in 2000 on the 12" white label trance track "In The Air" and was subsequently used for a number of trance productions and remixes between 2000 and 2003.[1]

Airheadz are best known for the trance hit single "Stanley (Here I Am)" which first came into existence as a bootleg record entitled "Stanley - Stanley's In A Trance Mix" due to it containing a vocal sample from Eminem's "Stan", and which itself was a sample taken from Dido's "Thankyou". The "Stanley's In A Trance Mix" rapidly became popular on the UK and European club scene and national radio circuit during late 2000 to early 2001, but as a consequence of being unable to acquire legal clearance for the use of Dido's vocal segment, the track ultimately wasn't able to get an official release.[1][2]

In Spring 2001, the track was re-released under AM:PM records as "Stanley - Here I Am" with the Dido sample having been removed and replaced with an entirely new vocal segment (Caroline De Batselier), modifying the feel of the track quite profoundly. In April 2001, the official (modified) version reached a peak position of #36 in the UK Singles Chart and is currently listed in the Top 100 trance anthems of all time.[2]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • 2000: In The Air
  • 2001: Stanley (Stanley's In A Trance Mix)
  • 2001: Stanley (Here I Am) - UK #36[2]

Remixes[edit]

  • 2000: Charlie - Burn And Shiver
  • 2000: Apex - Virtuoso (Airheadz Mix)
  • 2001: Stargazers - Is There Anybody Out There? (Airheadz Mix)
  • 2001: Move - Come Together
  • 2003: Sur Le Mer featuring Sandy - HI-NRG
  • 2003: Jamie West - Venus
  • 2007: Farley Jackmaster Funk - Love Can't Turn Around

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Airheadz discography at Discogs
  2. ^ a b c Roach, Martin (2008). Virgin Book of British Hit Singles (1st ed.). Virgin Books. p. 26. ISBN 978-0-7535-1537-2.