Enigma-“Return to Innocence”
It should be no secret by now that I advocate for musical blending, music that incorporates all different kinds of styles. A great example of this is this song by the German New Age/Electronic project Enigma. This particular song samples Taiwanese aboriginals (many mistakenly think that particular part is sung by American Indians. This sampling actually brought up issues of intellectual property rights as the singing of the Taiwanese aboriginals was sampled from a field recording, and the vocalists were not initially compensated for it), as well as the drum beat to Led Zeppelin’s “When the Levee Breaks.” The song was also used for the 1996 Summer Olympics. I love this song for its grace and its ambient sound.