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Cztery - reviewed on 10/18/01
Label: 2001 Hit'N'Hot Music (Poland)
Index #: H'n'H CD 0813016
I already praised previous
two albums of this Polish top DANCE group.
JACO and BARTEK (two brothers) and AGNIESZKA are two original
members of the group. There is a new member though: JACEK. "Cztery
(Four)" is group's newest and fourth album. Group took
approach of delivering very eclectic DANCE
album. You will not be stuck with one genre only. As a matter of fact
virtually any currently popular DANCE style
is featured in here. Keep in mind though that all songs are sang in
Polish, so the album might sound for you a bit strange, especially if
you are not familiar with the language. No matter what, the music and
beat speak of itself. After short instance, the follow-up song "All
What I Desire" is a pumped-up TRANCE
tune in the edge of TECHNO. Nice female
vocal provided by AGNIESZKA adds EURO
sound. The beat, the synths, the rhythm are strong points of this tune.
Very good German/Dutch TRANCE school in
this one! Next title "Golden Rain ... Elizabeth"
is a crossover between ROLLERGIRL and ALICE DEEJAY sound, with a male
vocal. Another interesting EURO-TRANCE
sound. A little bit generic, yet very pleasurable. This particular song
was released as a single and was immediately well received by Polish
DJs. "Our Dreams" oscillates
around POP/EURO ala EIFFEL 65 withour vocoder-enhanced
vocals though. "I Am An Angel"
starts as pounding TECHNO tune transforming
into more UNDERGROUND sound with some good synths in the background.
For some SAMBA/POP-alike mixed sound, check
"Colorful Vertigo". For some
close to EURO sound you should check "Give
Me Your Body". A crossover between NRG
and EURO in club edition! Good sound and
good rhythm. If you need some break between the hot rhythms that this
album delivers ad libitum, you should check "I
Am In Love". While it is also at higher BPM, it gives a
good EURO feel. Once again AGNIESZKA delivers
some good vocals. Taken together an exciting album from this probably
best Polish DANCE group. Too bad the group
is touring only locally in Poland. They are definately could do good
beyond the Polish boundaries. In sound sampler I prepared mix featuring
6 tunes from this album. Enjoy!
For more info about D-BOMB, visit their official page at
01. Intro - 3:36
Die For You - reviewed on 09/17/01
Label: 2001 Bonnier Music (Sweden)
Index #: 33420233
oriented album comes from Sweden. Members of the group ( 19 years old
ELENA PAPRIZOU and 23 years old NIKOS PANAGIOTIDIS) in
spite of their Greek names both are born in Sweden from parents that
immigrated to this nordic country. Their music is very dancable and
combines Scandinavian beat with Greek touch. As a matter of fact ANTIQUE
managed to reach top 5 on the Swedish Sales Chart with a Greek song!
Not only that, ANTIQUE was also nominated in the category "Modern
Dance" for a Swedish Grammy Award. With their song "(I
Would Die For You)" they have entered this year Eurovision
Song Contest in May representing... GREECE and took the third place.
"Die For You" is group's
second album and futures in general light, easy to listen and want-to-dance
music. The title song I mentioned above used such instrument as bouzouki
(as I said Greek's elements are in this album). This song is presented
in album bith in English and Swedish. Simlar POP
tune but with much more pronounced EURO
backbone is "Follow Me". This
is probably the song in which you can fully appreciate beatiful and
strong voice of ELENA. "Ligo Ligo"
sang in Greek will give you a clear example of the sound of Greece.
Very melodic tune, again with some very unique instrumentation. For
true EURO sound you should check "Tell
Me" ,"Lonely Nights"
or "Something About You". The
album contains also some slower tunes but in overall this is nice dance
offering. A little bit different from what you used to hear on this
website. Once again, I would really like to hear ELENA in some
truly EURO tunes. She has perfect voice!
As a bonus album features VIDEO clip to their title song. In sound sampler
I prepared mix featuring 6 tunes from this album. Enjoy!
For more info about ANTIQUE, visit their official page at
01. (I Would) Die For
You - 2:59 (1)
2001 - reviewed on 09/14/01
Artist: YVES DERUYTER
Label: 2001 Lightning Records / Bonzai Records (Belgium)
Style: Techno Trance
Index #: 2-01-054
|It is indeed very hard to write the review in such griefing time here in US after deadly stroke of senseless act of terror. Today let me present you a new album coming from a veteran of Belgian TRANCE and TECHNO scene YVES DERUYTER. With more than 16 years of DJ and producer activity YVES became truly an icon. During his tenure as DJ he played in famous clubs such as Baroccis, Globe, Cherrymoon or Extreme. He co-produced music with Frederico Santini and most recently with DIRK M.I.K.E. DIETRICKX such projects as PUSH, M.I.K.E. MOON PROJECT etc. He is not only known within the Belgian rave and club scene but also worldwide. He played already in world's largest parties such as infamous MAYDAY, TRANCE ENERGY, NATURE ONE, GATECRUSHER and others. His most recent singles "Back To Earth" and "Rhythmic Bazz" (June 2001) became club hits and are included among 10 tunes in this brand new album. YVES's music represents journey to TECHNO, TRANCE, RAVE and HOUSE well balanced among these genders. The album features all together 10 full length tracks all in extended versions. It starts with Rave Mix of his"Back To Earth" tune. This is TECHNO in it's HARD edition. Album in general have more TRANCE-TECHNO oriented flavor. "Spiritual Feeling" is a perfectly done TECHNO/TRANCE tune rich with outregously hooky synth line and thrilling feel sending your mind to a neverending land. "Music-Non-Stop" is another thrilling dance experience with angelic TRANCE buttom and full-throttle synths. Scattered male vocals adds to the mystery. For more galloping synths check "Me & My Miracle". You should fall for this very mood inspiring fare. From ambient to very loud and aggressive entertainment, it's pure 8 minutes of unforgettable experience. For some BASS'N'DRUMS sound check the current hit "Rhythmic Bazz". For gorgeous instrumentation check "Transfusion". The album closes rather psychodelic TECHNO TRIP "Shake That ...". So, taken together you getting an excellent TRANCE offering that you cannot afford to mix. The quality music featured in this album should satisfy anyone who falls for TRANCE. In sound sampler I featured 6 tunes from this album. Enjoy!|
01. Back To Earth (Rave
Mix) - 3:55 (1)
Just One More Day - reviewed on 09/14/01
Label: 2001 Kaliber Records / Reactive Music (Sweden)
Style: Trance/Techno/Hard House
Index #: KRCD1
Now let's move to SWEDEN.
PHASIO (Stefan Engblom) is a new discovery in TECHNO/TRANCE
scene in this Scandinavian country. Very young and talented guy is already
known as a DJ and Radio personality. Presented debut album "Just
One More Day" was released in Sweden back in May 2001.
This multi-genre oriented album focusing on electronic sound of TECHNO
HOUSE with it's HARD feeling as
well as with elements of TRANCE. The album
is very dynamic with high BPM tracks and pounding beats in most of the
featured tunes. PHASIO represents a new generation of Swedish
composers that are reaching to more novel sound. While you might try
to compare him with EARTHBOUND or RICHI M for instance you actually
shouldn't. PHASIO is in great route for his own sound that he
is developing successfully. Entire album will keep uou energized. All
13 tunes (without intro and outro) are at 140-152 BPMs. Try to do anything
else than dance. It will not work. The album starts with intro (prolog)
followed by current PHASIO's single "C.P.C.O
(Chain Saw Phasio Cut Open)". A speedy to pain tune with
fierce electronics to tickle your senses. "That's
Style Is My Style" is PHASIO's motto of what he stands
for in his music: TECHNO-HOUSE and electronic
sound! Another TECHNO oriented tune is
"Sex Me". Well at 141 BPM it
might be a challenge but it can be handled. The music is rather monotonic
yet the sound is quite interesting. "The
Way Home" falls into EURO-TRANCE
at least it's music line. Some kick ass bass is featured in "Phat
Bass Kickin'". Quite unusal is "Dance
Tonight". It like DISCO tune
pressed thru electronic machinery. Funny and original! HARD
HOUSE oriented "4+4=24"
should be received well in HOUSE floor.
Vere frenetic and psychedelic sound. "God
Of Nothing" rises the speed to 155 BPM. Fast experience.
Taken together an interesting multi-genre offering from PHASIO who also
wrote all the featured tunes. I wish this young fellow a success. In
sound sampler I featured 6 tunes from this album. Enjoy!
For more info about PHASIO, visit his official page at
Sequence (Limited 2 CD Edition) - reviewed on 08/31/01
Label: 2001 Polydor Zeigeist / Aqualoop Records (Germany)
Index #: 589 154-2
Petrovic jr) was born 27 years ago in Schleswig-Holstein. This
very friendly fellow started his DJ adventure back in 1990 playing
HOUSE, TECHNO and TRANCE
mostly in clubs located in Northern part of Germany. Under the name
DJ TIBBY he also established collaboration with GARY D.
("Energy" from 1997 or "Firedance"
from 1994). As AQUALOOP he released "Twilight
Zone" back in 1996. This track became a club hymn and
was licensed by many labels. It was also found in several compilations.
A true international fame and respect for Slobodan started
in 1997 under his current project PULSEDRIVER. He is being
envisioned as one of the true innovators of harder, driving and kicking
TRANCE. With his "Rhythmic
Trip" he entered international club and RAVE
scene. Later released titles such as "Timemachine"
and "I'm Rushin" became also
club monsters. The sound played by PULSEDRIVER is often called
TRANCECORE. PULSEDRIVER is known
not only as a DJ but also as a very talented remixer and producer
with stuff done for MELLOW TRAX, E-NOMINE, AYLA, PAFFENDORF, BROOKLYN
BOUNCE, SIGNUM and many other projects including VENGABOYS. Presented
album "Sequence" features
most of his singles such as "Take U High",
"Kiss That Sound", "Your Spirit Is Shining", "I
Dominate U" or most current single "Cambodia".
Not just that though! Album features also several new titles such
as "Eternity", "Pictures",
"Fly" or "Recycle".
As a bonus you have video clip of "Cambodia"
and several pictures of PULSEDRIVER. Taken together this album
delivers truly pounding and highly charged TRANCE
sound. If you will be lucky to get the LIMITED EDITION, you will rewarded
with an extra CD featuring exclusive PULSEDRIVER mix with his
most known 6 tunes. This is definately a great buy. Even if you have
some of his titles already on singles or compilations this offering
put them together in one exciting set! The sound sampler features
6 tracks from this excellent album. Enjoy!
01. P.U.L.S.E. (Intro) - 2:49
02. Cambodia - 5:14
03. Take U High - 4:50
04. Kiss That Sound - 5:15
05. Your Spirit Is Shining - 5:51
06. Barracuda - 4:51 (1)
07. Set U Free - 4:15 (2)
08. I Dominate U - 5:15
09. Something For Your Mind - 4:45
10. Eternity - 5:31 (3)
11. Pictures - 4:51 (4)
12. I'm Rushin' - 5:06 (5)
13. Fly - 5:19
14. Recycle - 5:14 (6)
- PULSEDRIVER'S MEGAMIX
|( ) - number in parenthesis
indicates the order in sound sampler from this album
If you want to buy this album or other great euro releases, visit www.europemusic.com
Moor - reviewed on 07/12/01
Artist: VINCENT DE MOOR
Label: 2000 Combined Forces (Holland)
Index #: 7243 524752 2 3
This is yet another release
back from 2000, but again I just recently received and it is still available.
I belive name of VINCENT DE MOOR is familiar to all of you who
value high quality dance music. VINCENT is just 27 years old
DJ. His music is very mature and creative. His first music project was
FIX TO FAX and later he started using his real name. The real
breakthrough came with his "Systematic"
back in 1996. At that time VINCENT also did several remixes. VINCENT
is very productive musician. He released many singles and two album
(including this one). "Moor"
album is very specific. First of all it doesn't include any tracks previously
released as singles. As a matter of fact most of the tracks were written
especially for this album. VINCENT is the composer and writer
of all featured tunes with exception of "Carte
Blanche" that was written in collaboration with FERRY CORSTEN.
The album is ont just a TRANCE one, but
rather shows more diversity in ultimate electronic sound. Clearly masterpiece
of big room TRANCE are such titles as "Worlds
Of Doubt", "United 4 Ever" or "Shamu"
to just name the few or more DEEP TRANCE
oriented fares like "Feeling On"
or "Lover Lady". On the other
hand you will find INDUSTRIAL oriented
tunes such "Human Mystery" or
"Maindistance To The Sun". These
rather represent the experimentations with electronic equipments. Album
contains all together 14 tunes. Each tracks are not clearly separated
from each other, but rather overflows on the top of each other creating
a super mix. You will not be disturbed by breaks and feel like being
part of the transcendental journey right from the beginning to the last
minute! Taken together if you didn't have a chance to grab this album
earlier, you have it now, so better hurry, because such opportunity
might not be soon available to you. In sound sampler I featured 6 TRANCE-oriented
For more info about VINCENT DE MOOR, visit his official page at
this album is still available from EuroMusic World
01. Worlds Of Doubt -
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