Rui Da Silva

Rui Da Silva 2001 ‘Touch Me’ climbs on Beatport charts once again, 22 years after its release

Rui Da Silva dance anthem ‘Touch Me’ has unexpectedly climbed the Beatport Top 100 chart, more than two decades after its release. This resurgence highlights the track’s timeless appeal and enduring impact on the electronic music scene. Let’s explore the reasons behind its revival and the lasting legacy of this iconic masterpiece.

‘Touch Me’ was released back in 2001 and quickly became a global sensation, propelling Rui Da Silva to the forefront of the electronic music scene. The track, featuring the soulful vocals of Cassandra Fox, perfectly captured the spirit of the era with its infectious beats, haunting melodies, and emotionally charged lyrics. It struck a chord with club-goers around the world, establishing itself as an anthem that resonated deeply with listeners.

Fast forward to the present day, and ‘Touch Me’ has experienced an unexpected resurgence in popularity. The track has gradually gained traction and re-entered the Beatport Top 100 chart once again after we reported on it back in January, astonishing both fans and industry insiders alike. Its reappearance on the charts demonstrates the enduring appeal of the song, which continues to captivate new generations of music lovers.

One of the factors contributing to the renewed interest in ‘Touch Me’ is the growing trend of nostalgic clubbing. Many individuals who were fervent clubbers during the early 2000s have been seeking opportunities to relive the magic of that era. ‘Touch Me’ perfectly encapsulates the euphoria and energy of those times, making it an ideal choice for DJs looking to create nostalgic moments on dancefloors.

‘Touch Me’ boasts a timeless melody that transcends time and genre. Its infectious hooks and captivating vocals continue to resonate with audiences, appealing to listeners from various backgrounds. Touch Me’ is a prime example of a timeless melody that transcends the boundaries of time and genre. Its infectious hooks and captivating vocal arrangements continue to resonate with audiences, regardless of the musical trends of the moment. This universality is a key ingredient in the track’s ongoing success and its ability to attract listeners from various backgrounds.

Relive the timeless masterpiece below:

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Acting as the CEO and founder of the site, the highly successful entrepreneur soon saw his team grow meteorically under his stewardship, amassing more than 1 million followers across the brand’s platforms. In addition, working with esteemed global entities such as Tomorrowland, AMF, EXIT Festival, Ushuaïa, Hï Ibiza, Parookaville and many others festivals and clubs aswell as some of the world’s most reputable record labels, artists and agencies.