Gat Decor is a British electronic dance music artist Simon Slater that rose to prominence in the early 1990s. Gat Decor "Passion" was written produced and mixed by Simon Slater in 1991 at his home studio in Surrey, England.
"Passion," was released in 1992 and became an instant hit, reaching number 1 in the UK dance charts the top 40 UK charts . The song was a seminal track in the development of the progressive house music genre, with its driving beat and emotive melody inspiring a generation of producers and DJs.
The success of "Passion" led to Gat Decor being signed to biglife records,. He released several more singles, including "Passion Do You Want It Right Now" in 1996 and "Barefoot in the Head," both of which were also UK top 20 hits.
Gat Decor's impact on the dance music scene is significant. The distinctive sound, which blended elements of trance, house, and techno, helped to define the emerging progressive house genre.
"Passion" was also one of mixmags The 50 Most Infulential Records of All Time
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Gat Decor "Passion" 12"
Unquestionably the record which launched progressive house as a force to be reckoned with. While all around were lame pop-rave pastiches, stomping techno and sing along house, Gat Decor put the pulsing hypno-groove instrumental back onto the dance floor with a bassline that jerked like a cobra on acid and a devistating use of spacial atmospherics. It was trancey, happy, housey, slinky and underground. Progressive house.
Today, Passion continues to be played by DJs around the world, and its influence on electronic dance music can still be heard in the music of many contemporary artists.