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#TBT || Rank 1 – Such Is Life

#TBT || Rank 1 – Such Is Life

Let’s take it back to 2001 with Rank 1’s Sensation Anthem and trance hit, “Such Is Life”!


The news that Sensation Amsterdam will be entering its final edition this summer sent shockwaves around the world for fans of the brand. While the brand itself may have had a difficult time gaining new ground, the memories that were made at the event in the past will always be with us. There may be no better way to mark the end of an era than by taking a look back at one of the anthems from the earliest days of Sensation, “Such Is Life“!

Released on ID&T‘s own label back in 2001, Rank 1‘s massive tune “Such Is Life” actually began the year before. Originally named “Many Miles Too Soon“, the tune was produced and played out at Trance Energy in 2000 in honor of Miles Stutterheim, the younger brother of ID&T Co-Founder Duncan Stutterheim, who had passed away. The following year, vocals were added to the tune by Shanokee, and ID&T named it the anthem for Sensation 2001. This was the first ever edition of Sensation in which all attendees were asked to don white apparel only, and set the tone for future Sensation events going forward. Clocking in at over eight minutes, this trance tune from an entirely different era of the genre is one of the most beloved tracks by fans of Rank 1.

Check out the video of it being played out live at Sensation 2001 below and let us know what you think about how the track holds up today!

Watch Rank 1 – Such Is Life [Live at Sensation] on YouTube:


Rank 1 – Such Is Life – Lyrics

Such is life
Feelin’
Beautiful life
I see it
I’m making changes now
Open up the door
And I will be here
I am here
Seems like I, been waiting
Held in tight
I’m aching
I’m seeing clearly now
Wipe away the tears
And I will be free
I am free

Seems like I been waiting
Held in tight
I’m aching
I’m seeing clearly now
Wipe away the tears
And I will be free
I am free
I feel
Feel the beauty inside
I see
World is turning outside
I’m here
Hear you calling my name
I’m free
I’m free!


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Grant has been listening to electronic dance music since the early 2000s. Actively involved in the EDM community, Grant is an admin for the EDC & Coachella subreddits and their Facebook groups. Previously he has been part of several EDM startups and promotion companies such as Shamele55, Electric State of Mind and Q-Dance. Originally listening to trance artists such as ATB, Armin Van Buuren and Paul Oakenfold, Grant has expanded his listening experience to include a full set of genres ranging from hardstyle to deep house and has been regularly attending both festivals and club events since 2010.
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Grant Gilmore

Grant has been listening to electronic dance music since the early 2000s. Actively involved in the EDM community, Grant is an admin for the EDC & Coachella subreddits and their Facebook groups. Previously he has been part of several EDM startups and promotion companies such as Shamele55, Electric State of Mind and Q-Dance. Originally listening to trance artists such as ATB, Armin Van Buuren and Paul Oakenfold, Grant has expanded his listening experience to include a full set of genres ranging from hardstyle to deep house and has been regularly attending both festivals and club events since 2010.

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