Nearly every track Tilt produced in the late '90s became a huge success within the progressive house and trance scene. Superstar DJs like Sasha, John Digweed, and Paul Oakenfold championed Tilt's productions, as did countless other DJs. Trend-setting tracks like "Rendezvous" and "Seduction of Orpheus" helped move progressive house into darker, more ominous directions. Emphasizing hypnotic, tribal percussion and towering, thunderous bass lines, Tilt's style of progressive house had much more in common with mid-'90s trance than house music. With the exception of perhaps Breeder, no production team was more influential in the late-'90s progressive house/trance scene.
The first Tilt release, "I Dream," became one of the most popular dance records of 1996, having been released on Paul Oakenfold's Perfecto label. Tilt then began releasing tracks on another of the U.K.'s largest and most influential dance labels, Hooj Choons. By 2001, however, John Graham parted ways with fellow group members Mick Parks and Mick Wilson to establish himself as Quivver. Nonetheless, Parks and Wilson marched on as Tilt, releasing "Headstrong" and performing live. ~ Jason Birchmeier