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Title: DJ Tiësto - Summerbreeze -MAGIK FIVE - Heaven Beyondreviewed on 02/25/01
Label: 2000 Nettwerk America (US)
Style: Trance
Index #: 0 6700 30160 2 5
Review:
DJ TIESTO - Summerbreeze I am quite ashamed of myself to present you this domestically released album back in October 10, 2000 so late. Better late than never. I am absolutely stunned that such a wonderful release is finally available here in States as domestic release. Looks like we finally be getting some great tunes not paying high import prices. DJ TIËSTO is continuing to surprise us with his new compilations. Presented offering brings memory of some beautiful summer 2000 hits such as "Dreaming" by BT, "Silence" by DELERIUM and many more. Many famous DJ's are responsible for the content of this compilation. Armin Van Buuren who previously made many remixes for DJ TIËSTO's compilations like one in Magik series is one of them. His mix of "Dido" opens the set. Very beautiful mix that starts like intro from the PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. This is an example of OPERA TRANCE style that is starting dominating TRANCE these days (e.g. "Spente Le Stelle" by EMMA SHAPLIN recently released on another domestic label: RADIKAL RECORDS). The opera singer vocal is just hard to resist and the music line is a temptation beyond believe. Stunning track to die for! Oliver Lieb is another remixer featured in this set. His remix of "Far From Over" by KAMAYA PAINTERS turned this TECHNO tune to something that is a hybrid between TRIBAL and PROGRESSIVE HOUSE and turns while the track progresses into TRANCE peak of the hour fare. Nick Muir also known as CABALA is another producer featured. You'll find here his "Dark Blue" track at Original mix. DJ TIËSTO have added to the set also two of his own tracks: "Sparkles" at Transa remix and "Wonder" which are beautiful pieces of pure TRANCE/HOUSE like he knows. He also done remixes for "Silence" by DELERIUM and for "Caught Me Running" by KENNY D. Another track that is very much worth of your attention is "Going Up" by YAHEL. This contemporary TECHNO/TRANCE fare delivers pumping up bottom and mesmerizing gregorian chant overtone as it builds magnificently. Truly a masterpiece. So taken together you have a chance of owing beatiful set of tunes that will make your mind boiling. Don't miss such an opportunity and get one for yourself! We warmly recommend this release to have in your collection. In sound sampler we featured 6 tunes taken from this compilation, however the original turntable mix by DJ TIËSTO was not retained. What you have though, is the music that will drive you exctatic!
Co-reviewed with Alex Arons
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01. ARIA - Dido (Armin Van Buuren's Universal Religion Mix) (1)
02. BT - Dreaming (Libra Mix)
03. YAHEL - Going Up (Magikal Remake) (2)
04. SISKO - Light Over Me (Gate Of Light Mix) (3)
05. JAIMY & KENNY D - Caught Me Running (DJ Tiësto's Summerbreeze Remix)
06. CABALA - Dark Blue (Original Mix)
07. ALLURE - No More Tears (Aquilla Remix)
08. KAMAYA PAINTERS - Far From Over (Oliver Lieb Remix)
09. DAWNSEEKERS - Gothic Dream (John Johnson Remix) (4)
10. DJ TIËSTO - Sparkles (Transa Remix) (5)
11. DELERIUM - Silence (DJ Tiësto's In Search Of Sunrise Remix)
12. MAJOR LEAGUE - Wonder? (6)

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Title: Trancemaster 27 reviewed on 02/24/01
Label: 2000 Vision Soundcarriers / Zomba (Germany)
Style: Techno/Trance
Index #: 302 4101-2
Review:
TRANCEMASTER 2oo7 I am late with the review of volume 27 from TRANCEMASTER series (since 28 has been just released as well). I decided to present you this volume anyway. Back in November 2000 I reviewed volume 26 that had an exceptional value for TRANCE fans. Volume 27 is not different. Since there is tons of various compilations released in this genre, you might have hard time to choose a right one. Not anymore... TRANCEMASTER series is your choice. Period. This set delivers 22 full length versions of cutting-edge CLUB oriented TRANCE. You will be amazed by the quality of featured tunes as well as careful choices that were made to make this offering a fascinating and essential. First CD starts with majestic "Sunflowers" by VINCENT DE MOOR. Monster blend of turbo charged orchestra-type synth bottom and angelic music line. Totally awesome! This CD is loaded with tunes you will die for! "Into The Sky" by NORDLANDER will surround you with killer hooks and gorgeous synth lines, making this one unstoppable TRANCE monster indeed. Sounds a little bit like RANK 1. Be prepared for the TRANCE journey, you've been waiting for! If you liked "The Sound Of Nature - part 2" by MARIO LOPEZ. you have to check R.E.D. S.E.C.T.O.R. mix featured on this CD. It is haunting, it is chilling with female vocals that is an epic sense of ethereal weightlessness. What a gorgeous tune! For AIRWAVE fans CD features their's latest "Lightspeed". Second CD is also a TRANCE monster. It starts with club remix of "Struggle For Pleasure" by MINIMALISTIX. Beatifully ambient, TRANCE circuit party fare with gorgeous synths and piano section that soar. The main section of this tune is an apogeum of DREAM/TRANCE at it's best. You also cannot aford to miss KAY CEE mix of "Strike" by PITCHER or DJ NATRON mix of "Exhale" by SERVANT OF LIGHT. Truly mesmerizing tunes. Anyway, entire second CD is going to give you unforgettable pleasure. Taken together amazing set of tunes to have. Very valuable for DJs as well, since as I mentioned before, it features full length tunes. After listening to both CDs, I have to tell you, one of the best if not the BEST series in ths genre. Get it! You won't regret it! Guaranteed! In sound sampler I feature 9 tracks taken from both CDs. Enjoy quality music!

CD 1
01. VINCENT DE MOOR - Sunflowers (1)
02. NORDLANDER - Into The Sky (2)
03. ALEX ROCCO - Set U Free (Club Mix)
04. MARIO LOPEZ - The sound Of Nature part 2 (R.E.D. S.E.C.T.O.R. Mix)
05. D/J/ GEE - The Dolphin (Picotto Mix)
06. FAST - Transmission
07. BENICIO - For The Love Of You (Bay Breeze Mix)
08. ROOKY - Secrets (Vectrex Remix) (3)
09. PLASTIC ANGEL - Estelle (4)
10. LUNIXX - Infinity (Club Mix) (5)
11. AIRWAVE - Lightspeed (9)


CD 2
01. MINIMALISTIX - Struggle For Pleasure (Club Remix) (6)
02. PITCHER - Strike (Kay Cee Club Mix)
03. TUKAN LIGHT - A Rainbow (Green Court feat. Marc Dawn Mix)
04. SVENSON - Clubbin' On Sunshine (DJ Mellow-D vs. Pulsedriver Remix)
05. SERVANT OF LIGHT - Exhale (DJ Natron Mix) (7)
06. MR. PHILLIPS - 7th Day (C.J. Stone Remix)
07. ES VEDRA - Cala D'hort (DJ Janis vs. Plus One Remix)
08. SIGNUM - What Ya Got 4 Me (Mellow-D Remix)
09. ARNE II vs. REACTOR - Flatliner
10. DJ MIND-X - Colours (Vectrex Remix) (8)
11. HUNTER+LAUKS - A Question Of Faith
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Title: Kosmonauts @ Kontor - Volume 2 reviewed on 02/24/01
Label: 2001 Kontor Records / Kosmo Records / Edel Records (Germany)
Style: Techno/Trance
Index #: 0122662ERE
Review:
KOSMONAUTS @ KONTOR - Volume 2 Last September I introduced you to what was simply called: "Kosmonauts@Kontor" . This presented double CD album similar to the above mentiones is a result of collaboration between two labels: Kosmo represented here by DJ TOMCRAFT and from Kontor SUNBEAM. If you know the "first" volume you will fill right at home, since the style of music featured is exactly similar to one that was present in volume one. Once again first CD features mostly TECHNO sound in flawless mix performed by DJ TOMCRAFT. No wonder why tunes by such DJs or projects like 3 PHASE feat. DR. MOTTE, MR.X & MR.Y, ELEKTROCHEMIE LK, OLIVER LIEB found their home in his mix. DJ TOMCRAFT featured his own "Silence" tune as well. This fare represents actually combination of TRANCE and TECHNO sound. Delicious offering. Don't get confused, it has nothing to do with the track by DELERIUM under the same title (actually DELERIUM's tune is featured as well). Entire CD is heavy! Will do great in any TECHNO oriented floor. Second CD was mixed by SUNBEAM and features outstanding choice of 20 TRANCE tunes. It starts with magnificent "Sun" by SLUSNIK LUNA. This is quite psychedelic EUROTRANCE I have to admit. This one also have some HOUSE elements as well. For some truly marvellous TRANCE fares check "Make A Dream" by BISMARK, "Horizons" by JAMES HOLDEN or "Vanderberg" by RED BARON just to name the few. For the sound sampler I have chosen 6 tracks from SUNBEAM mix. Keep in mind that the original mixing was not retained. The sound was most important for me to present you. For mixing and true adventure you have to get the real thing. Enjoy.

To learn more about DJ TOMCRAFT and SUNBEAM visit their respective pages at www.djtomcraft.de and www.sunbeam.de

CD 1 - mixed by DJ TOMCRAFT
01. AZZIDO DA BASS - Dooms Night (Timo Maas Remix)
02. DJ TOMCRAFT - Silence (Vocal Mix)
03. 3 PHASE feat. DR. MOTTE - Der Klang Der Familie (Dr. Rhythm Mix)
04. MR. X & MR. Y - Global Player (My Name Is Techno) (Extended)
05. VOODOO & SERANO - Blood Is Pumpin' (Azzido Da Bass Remix)
06. NICK BEAT - Technodisco (Thomas P. Heckmann Remix)
07. SVENSON & ARKINSON - Break The Silence (Drift Generator Mix)
08. ELEKTROCHEMIE LK - Schall (Thomas Schumacher Remix)
09. KARIN DE PONTI - Hypnobounce (Jasmin Mix)
10. RATTY - Sunrise (Club Mix)
11. D.H.S. (DIMENSIONAL HOLOFONIC SOUND) - The House Of God (2000 DHS Remix)
12. TAIKO - Die Blechtrommel (Original Mix) (Edit)
13. BANG E.P. - Humantek (Original Mix)
14. DIAL M. FOR MOGUAI - Bang The Drum (MSI Mix)
15. DJ BONEBREAKER - Druck! (Es Ist Zeit) (Club Mix)
16. OLIVER LIEB - Subraumstimulation (Main Mix)
17. DELERIUM - Silence (DJ Tiesto In Search Of Sunrise Remix) (Edit)
18. D.W.A. (DJ'S WITH ATTITUDE) - Realität (Club Mix)
19. WASSERMANN - W.I.R. (Sven Väth Mix)
20. LA RISSA - I Do Both Jay And Jane
CD 2 - mixed by SUNBEAM
01. SLUSNIK LUNA - Sun
02. DARUDE - Feel The Beat
03. ULTRA - Free (Club Mix)
04. BISMARK - Make A Dream (Extended Mix) (1)
05. JAMES HOLDEN - Horizons (Original) (2)
06. BLANK & JONES - Beyond Time (The Thrillseekers Remix)
07. GREEN COURT feat. DE/VISION - Shining (Sunshine Club Mix)
08. CHRIS MOULIN - Breathless (No-Gravity Mix) (3)
09. ATB feat. YORK - The Fields Of Love (Public Domain Remix)
10. NIELS VAN GOGH - Electronic Confusion (Original Mix) (4)
11. BROOKLYN BOUNCE - Bass, beats & Melody (Pulsedriver Remix)
12. MAURO PICOTTO - Proximus with Adiemus
13. YODA - Definetly (Sunbeam vs. Tracid Mix)
14. RED BARON - Vandenberg (5)
15. SUNBEAM - One Minute In Heaven (Harem Doctors Remix) (6)
16. UNDERWORLD - Cowgirl
17. SANDER KLEINENBERG - Slipper Sleazev 18. STEFANO LIBELLE - Fifty-One
19. TIMO MAAS - Ubik (The Dance) (Old Original Mix)
20. LIQUID LOVE - Sweet Harmony (Pascal F.E.O.S. Remix)
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Title: DJ Mix vol. 3 reviewed on 02/11/01
Artist: KAI TRACID
Label: Sony Music Entertainment / Dance Division (Germany)
Style: Techno/Trance
Index #: DAD 501625 2
Review:
KAI TRACID - DJ Mix Vol. 3 Volume 3 of KAI TRACID Official Club Tour Set has been released. Similar to volume 1 and 2 KAI TRACID is presenting himself as DJ. For this set he has chosen 24 tracks. Usually his set featured a balanced mix of TRANCE and TECHNO tunes. This one is actually different. There are several TRANCE tunes like "Angel of Death" by ANGEL OF DEATH (a KAI TRACID another project), "Definetly" by YODA (mixed by SUNBEAM and KAI TRACID himself) or outstanding chiller: "On The Border" by HOPE feat. JOLANA LEE and few others (especially on first CD) but most of remaining tunes are hard core TECHNO and PROGRESSIVE HOUSE. These are really club oriented and as such would be a good choice for all of you who fall into club sound. Also DJs might use this set as well. I am not particularly fond of this sound, but if you want DRUM 'N' BASS or TECHNO HOUSE you should be OK. I really had a hard time to prepare the sound sampler since in most cases the music is very repetitive inducing rather amok than realy enjoyable dance. Granted some tunes like "Modem" by DJ X2000 (remixed of DJ SCot Project) or forementioned above are creative, but most of remaining will put you into more automated mode and you might just get bored. I cannot criticize the tunes he selected for this set, because he plays them. Seems to me that it probably sound much better in club environment than in your home Entertainment Center or worse in your computer CD-ROM. In general, I found this particular release much less interesting compare with his two previous CDs. In sound sampler I focused on music, so there is no original mixing by KAI TRACID retained. I have chosen 6 tracks from both CDs.

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CD 1
01. BROOKLYN BOUNCE - Bass, Beats & Melody (Video Edit-Mix)
02. HENNES & COLD - The Second Trip (DJ Scot Radio Edit)
03. NIGHTCLUB - French Kiss (DJ Scot Project Mix)
04. KENJI OGURA feat. MELANIE DITRIA - Kreissäge Typ A
05. DJ X2000 - Modem (DJ Scot Project Remix)
06. ANGEL OF DEATH - Angel Of Death (1)
07. YODA - Definetly (Sunbeam vs. Tracid Mix) (2)
08. ULTRA - Free (Short Cut-Edit)
09. HOPE feat. JOLANA LEE - On The Border (Nova Remix)
10. BLANK & JONES - Sound Of Machines
11. R.B.A. - No Alternative
12. DERB - Derb (Derbus)
13. PAUL VAN DYK - We Are Alive
14. FATBOY SLIM - Sunset (Bird Of Prey) (Edit)
CD 2
01. ALTER EGO - Betty Ford
02. OLIVER KLEIN - Plexiglas
03. CORVIN DALEK - Pounds & Penz (Alex Flatner Deutsche Mark Remix)
04. MARCO CORDI - Phonomatic (Phono Mix) (3)
05. TONEKING - Pneu (Housetrap Remix)
06. KING-O SURVEYORS' MEASURES - Furlong (4)
07. KENJI OGURA feat. MELANIE DITRIA - Kreissäge Typ B (MG Remix)
08. SPIEL-ZEUG SCHALLPLATTEN - 14 Tek
09. ELECTRIC DELUXE - Electric Deluxe
10. BASIC IMPLANT - Ohrensausen 1 (5)
11. DJ MERLYN - Braunkohle (6)
12. WESTWOOD BROS - Treibgut (Permanent Impulse)
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Title: DJ Networx vol. 8 reviewed on 02/11/01
Label: 2001Sony Music Media (Germany)
Style: Trance/Techno
Index #: 501559 2
Review:
DJ NETWORX - Volume 8 In contrast to reviewed above KAI TRACID set, "DJ Networx vol. 8" not only met my expectation but superseded it. DJ DEAN who usually mix for this double CD compilation has chosen 40 dynamic tracks from TRANCE and TECHNO genres. DJ DEAN features some good, hard to get buy mixes as well providing exciting dance experience. First CD as usually is more devoted to TRANCE club trends. For starter "Monstersound" by DJ BALLON in COSMIC GATE Mix, also "Lovemachine" by AQUAGEN is mixed by COSMIC GATE. Both tracks are already well played and COSMIC GATE mixes are oustanding TRANCE versions with incredible synth-work and excited buttoms overall. Truly masterpieces of the genre. You will also find other tunes that you should be familiar with like "Smile" by FUTURE BREEZE or "Free" by ULTRA or newest from MYTHOS 'N' COSMO - "Hymn" (in haunting Airscape Mix) and MAURO's PICOTTO "Proximus". This CD is full of cutting-edge TRANCE sound. "Reality" by DJ KESSOK is simply intoxicatingly hypnotic circuit TRANCE. If you like COSMIC sound you really should check pounding "The Touch" by BALTES vs. STEVENS. This spacey fare is a chilling and mind fondling experience. Imagination at your finger tips. Similar intense feelings are delivered by BAGHERA's "Tears May Fall" in DE VARGAS Mix truly a rousing, pumped-up TRANCE stomper. Many others are worth of mentioning as well, but to really understand the beauty of it, you have to treat yourself with full CD. The second CD in more TECHNO oriented. It's starts with TECHNO version of legendary "French Kiss" originally by LIL LOUIE now revamped by NIGHTCLUB. Be prepared for extensive dose of hard beat and progressive buttoms when listening to this club oriented CD. Taken together, volume 8 is one of the best edition up-to-date. Well balanced both for club play as for your own enjoyment in privacy of your home. Sound sound sampler features fragments of 8 tunes taken from both CDs. I didn't feature original mixing by DJ DEAN, you just have to trust me it is good. Enjoy the sound and trip to exstatic sound of TRANCE and TECHNO!

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CD 1
01. DJ BALLOON - Monstersound (Cosmic Gate Mix)
02. AQUAGEN - Lovemachine (Cosmic Gate Remix)
03. ULTRA - Free (Club Mix)
04. DJ KESSOK - Reality (Club Mix)
05. FUTURE BREEZE - Smile (Future Breeze Club Mix)
06. VIP 3000 - The Combat
07. BALTES VS. STEVENS - The Touch (Steve Baltes Remix) (1)
08. NOMAX - Sensoria (Gary D & Dr. Z Mix)
09. BAGHERA - Tears May Fall (De Vargas Mix) (2)
10. SVENSON - Clubbin' On Sunshine (DJ Mellow D. & Pulsedriver Remix) (3)
11. MAURO PICOTTO - Proximus (Medley with Adiemus) (Megavoices Claxixx Mix)
12. MYTHOS 'N' DJ COSMO - Hymn (Airscape Remix)
13. PLASTIC BOY - Can You Feel It
14. TRANCED OUT - Heaven Sphere (Vocal Mix) (4)
15. WARLOCK - Target (BCM Project Mix)
16. ACCUFACE - Seduction 2000
17. ANGEL BEATS - Century (Trance Mix)
18. RODD-Y-LER - Seductions
19. DJ AREK - Freedom (Instrumental Mix)
20. HUNTER & LAUKS - Insight (5)
CD 2
01. NIGHTCLUB - French Kiss (DJ Scot Project Mix)
02. DJ X2000 - Modem (DJ Scot Project Remix)
03. BACED - Destiny's Ass
04. DAS LICHT - Trilogie
05. YAKOOZA - Cocaine (DJ Wag Remix)
06. MARTIN EYERER - The Storm (Club Mix)
07. GEEZMO - Wave Bells (Progressive Mix)
08. TRANCE GENERATORS - Connected! (Original Mix)
09. UNIX - A Few More Moments (Meteor 7 Remix)
10. SACCOMAN - Metamorph (Part One Remix)
11. WAVEGENERATOR - Clap!
12. KICK - Drum & Bass
13. DJ FAIT - Do It Like That
14. BLAULICHT 112 - 8erbahn (Skater Version)
15. IMPEGMENT SYNDROM - Show Me your Smile (Hard Stuff Mix)
16. THORSTEN F. - The Day The Sky Rained Fire (Skyfire Mix) (6)
17. CASSEOPAYA - Musicmaker 2000 (DJ Tom-X Remix) (7)
18. JFS - Kaleidoscope (8)
19. SILVER CITY - Drop Out (Mike Nero Short Hard-Tek Mix)
20. VINCENT VEGA - Babylon (Arne LII & DJ Shoko Remix)
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Title: ALMIGHTY ANTHEMS - A Decade Of Dance reviewed on 02/10/01
Label: 2000 Almighty Records (England)
Style: High Energy/Dance
Index #: ALMYCD34
Review:
ALMIGHTY ANTHEMS - a Decade Of Dance I am very thrilled to be able to present this compilation. First of all I would like to thank Alison from Almighty for starting supporting eurodancehits.com with their releases. This label is already a legend of UK HIGH-ENERGY scene with hundreds of singles released in past 10 years. Many of them became classic of the genre. As a matter of fact this double CD compilation is sort of summary of what happened in the label in the last years. The compilation was divided into two parts: first CD puts in retrospective view their releases between 1990-1995 while the second one covers 1995-2000 period. If you have been devoted HIGH-ENERGY freak you should recognize many featured titles. I am sure you will be eager to hear them again. All tracks are in their extended versions and for your listening pleasure were mixed to assure that the party will continue. Well... the authors of this compilation actually went further. Many of featured CLASSIC tunes were remixed, making it even more exciting offering especially for all of you who have the original versions. The first CD starts with very first tune released on ALMIGHTY, truly classic "Neverending Story" by OBSESSION. Tune was remixed especially for this compilation. Very, very different from the original one. The intro phase was extended to eternity yet it has been enriched with beautiful strings and haunting melody line. The rhythm is growing and increasing the speed with track's progression to a marvellous EURO-TRANCE oriented tune. Amazing combination if HIGH ENERGY and TRANCE for hardcore fans of both worlds. You will also find here other razor-edged DANCE beauties like "Save Your Love For Me" by DESTINATION, my all time favorite "Love In The Shadows" by LINDA TAYLOR or very L.A. STYLE oriented tune "Baby Don't Cha Leave Me This Way" by ROYAL 'T'. When listening to both CDs I was really chilled. All the music I always loved, further updated to more synth-oriented sound I've got in one set. Do yourself a favor and get it. It's truly a collector item and real treat for quality dance connoisseurs. In sound sampler I am featuring 6 tunes taken from this compilation. Enjoy!

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CD 1: 1990-1995
01. OBSESSION - Never Ending Story 2000 (1)
02. DESTINATION - Save Your Love For Me
(2)
03. ROYAL 'T' - Baby Don't Cha Leave Me This Way
(3)
04. ABBACADABRA - Dancing Queen
05. LINDA TAYLOR - Love In The Shadows
(4)
06. THE DREAM GIRLS - When Will I See You Again
07. SARAH WASHINGTON - I Will Always Love You
08. BACK TO BASICS - Please Forgive Me
09. ROMAN HOLIDAY - You Are The Music
(5)
10. 4-2 THE FLOOR - Future Love
11. RESPECTIVE feat. HANNAH JONES - Young Hearts Run Free
12. ROCHELLE - Think Twice
(6)

CD 2: 1995-2000
01. THE KINKY BOYZ - You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)
02. LIPSTICK - Back For Good
03. DÉJÀ VU feat. TASMIN - Un-break My Heart
04. NICOLE JACKSON - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
05. NATALIE BROWNE - It's All Coming Back To Me Now
06. BIANCA - Hot 'N' Steamy
07. WHO'S THAT GIRL! - Like A Prayer
08. DÉJÀ VU feat. TASMIN - My Heart Will Go On
09. NATALIE BROWNE - Torn
10. ABBACADABRA - Mamma Mia
11. KIA - So Young
12. UTOPIA - Feel The Need In Me
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Title: Boys Keep Swinging -Boys Keep Swingingreviewed on 01/20/01
Label: 2001 Klone Records / Rumour Records (UK)
Style: Euro NRG/Dance
Index #: CDKOPY 123
Review:
BOYS KEEP SWINGING In this batch two new previews of offerings coming from UK NRG label KLONE Records. Presented CD "Boys Keep Swinging" contains 12 tracks all originated from S.A.I.F.A.M. releases. Presented tunes are mostly covers of now tunes all remade in NRG style. The first on CD is powerful interperation of CELINE DION's "The Power Of Love" done by U-TRAXX. You might recall another remake recently done by FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD, yet U-TRAXX version is mory hypnotic with overall effect that is haunting. Beatiful remake. Also THE HOOTER'S "Private Emotion" was reworked by RED HARDIN in massive EURONRG style with solid male and female vocals. Well.. many other covers from repertoire of BACKSTREET BOYS, RICK ASHLEY and others. Taken together if you like dance and EURO-NRG and do not mind covers this will suit you very well. One more important thing to mention is fact that tracks featured on this CD are in their full extended, non-mixed versions. In sound sampler I featured 6 tracks. Enjoy the sound and fine selection of music

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01. U-TRAXX - The Power Of Love (1)
02. RED HARDIN - Private Emotion
03. HOUZEBOYZ - It's Gonna Be Me
04. BAKERSTREET - The One
05. ATLANTIS - Other Side (5)
06. 3 BOYS - If Only
07. ALEX PERRY - Never Gonna Give You Up
08. DJ OCTOPUS - Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me (2)
09. ZEBRA CROSSING - Africa
10. AXEL FORCE - It's My Life (3)
11. HOUZEBOYZ - Life Is A Rollercoaster (6)
12. DJ OGAR - Lessons In Love (4)

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Title: Euro Heaven 2 (18 NRG Resurrections) reviewed on 01/20/01
Label: 2001 Klone Records/Rumour Records (England)
Style: High Energy/Dance
Index #: CDKOPY 124
Review:
EUROHEAVEN 2 Another release from KLONE. Last year I reviewed volume 1 that since it's released became one of the most sought after KLONE releases. Today let me present you volume 2. It contains another fine selection of 18 tracks again all taken from S.A.I.F.A.M. vault. As subtitle indicates: 18 NRG ressurections, all featured tunes represents cover of classic NRG tunes. You will find in this release such classics as "Jump" from VAN HALEN repertoir done in pure HIGH ENERGY, "Running Up That Hill" originally by KATE BUSH snd now done by LEVY 9. Also PHIL COLLIN'S "Against All Odds" received face lift by BOOSHIDA. Selection includes also remakes of more current hits. For instance you will find in this double CD set remake of currently a mega hit of ATC "Arond The World" in interpretation of BBC, or SONIQUE's "It Feels So Good" in storming remake by ANGELICA. All featured tunes are in their extended and non-mixed versions similar to above reviewed compilation. Taken together very good set for all DANCE music fans. Since S.A.I.F.A.M. did not recently release new compilation from this genre, fans of their music would be able to fill the gap by getting this set ad almost nominal price directly from this UK Label. In mix I created you will find 7 tracks taken from both CDs. Enjoy!

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CD 1
01. ANGELICA - It Feels So Good (1)
02. HELEN - Lucky
(2)
03. LEVY 9 - I Will Love Again
04. DJ SPACE'S feat. THE TWINS - Jump
(3)
05. MARY FUN - There She Goes
06. BBC - Around The World (La La La La)
07. LEVY 9 - Running Up That Hill (Remix)
08. LIBRA - So Close to The Heavens
09. KYRIA - I Want You To Need Me (4)

CD 2
01. BOOSHIDA - Against All Odds (5)
02. IN DEEP - Music
03. HANNA - Breathless (6)
04. MASK - Thong Song
05. THREE GIRLZZ - Wake Me Up Before You Go Go
06. F LOVELY AFFAIR - Do What You Like
07. LEVY 9 - Give Me A Sign
08. VARADEROS - Can't Take My Eyes Off You (7)
09. AXEL FORCE feat. JACKIE - Stomp
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Title: TRANCE DANCE - Volume 7.0 reviewed on 01/16/01
Label: 2000 MORE Music (Germany)
Style: Trance/Techno
Index #: 879 360-2
Review:
TRANCE DANCE - Volume 7.0 Seems to me that European marked is flooded by variety of TRANCE compilation, so to choose one that are more original becoming more and more challenging task for me. "TRANCE DANCE - Volume 7" could be a choice. Several reasons caused that I have decided to review that one. First it came from MORE Music, a German label that has proven to release good dance compilations. The second one was the fact that this double CD compilation has "only" 26 tracks and that meant to me this one might have longer hard to vome by versions. I was right on the money. Indeed this double set includes many truly Extended versions in several cases going beyond 8 minutes of playtime. Therefore, it should be an attractive buy for DJs who spend money of getting singles and empting their savings account. And finally THE MUSIC. Very exciting choices. You will find some titles that have been around but also many that do not repeat in other compilations. First CD starts with "Till We Meet Again" by PUSH. Granted, track is well known but featured version (too bad the name of it was not given) is a pounding club monster. With almost 9 minutes of psychedelic beat and intoxicating buttom you will be driven fast. Definately a club hit. Among other 13 tunes on the first CD you will find other exciting tunes offering you an astounding trip throughout TRANCE scene. Pounding "Sexomatic" by DJ-JAM-X is another thundering tune with raving beat and melodic line to put you into trance. It is hard to single out the titles. All of them are good and gives you the opportunity to travel into various TECHNO/TRANCE dimensions. From very "roomy" tune like "Sunrise" by M.I.K.E. (ubelievable synths work and angelic chords of electronic instruments implemented in this one) or "Summer Madness" by MILKY WAY to very fast paced TECHNO-HOUSE tunes like "Loops & Tings" by RICHTHOVEN (this group interpretation is more orchestrated than the one done by LADY TOM). The second CD is equally interesting. It starts with "Sea Me" by TRANCE COWBOYS. The beginning of this tune suggests DRUM'N'BASS but it is just the beginning. It will soon begin with full-room TRANCE massive monster. Great version for clubs. One of the tracks that truly impressed me is "Baila Para Me" by DJ DIGRESS. Featured version is sparkling sound with all the panaches and brilliance you would expect from TRANCE monster. Female vocals gives this song an impressive touch. Taken together this is one of comps on the market that will offer more underground, club oriented TRANCE/TECHNO sound not just it's commercial flavor. Again, perfect buy for DJs! Since tracks are not mixed, DJs have their work to do. In sound sampler you will find 6 tracks taken from both CDs. Enjoy the sound

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CD 1
01. PUSH - Till We Meet Again
02. DJ JAM-X - Sexomatic
03. RAINMAKER - Eternal Fire (Doug Laurent Mix)
04. M.I.K.E. - Sunrise At Palamos (1)
05. AURA - The Chant
06. KATANA - Silence
07. DJ ROCK - Survival (2)
08. A.I.D.A. - Far And Away
09. MILKY WAY - Summer Madness (Ciao Ibiza)
10. ODESSA - Explorer
11. NORMAN PARIS - Silent Dance (3)
12. TIMERIDERS - Future Generation
13. RICHTHOVEN - Loops & Tings 2000
CD 2
01. TRANCE COWBOYS - Sea Me
02. DJ BEATHOVEN - Time Travel
03. NYLON - If You Love Me
04. DJ DIGRESS - Baila Para Me (4)
05. BOGART & GABLE - Year Of The Dragon (5)
06. NOISEFLOOR - Club System
07. A&S SYSTEM - Darkness
08. FINAL FANTASY - Controlling Transmission 2001
09. CRIZZ LEE - Teardrops In Your Eyes (6)
10. CELESTA - Coruscate
11. CRISS SOURCE - Osaka 3000
12. FORMAT #2 - Flor de Luna
13. DJ SHAH - Riddim
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Title: DJ Tiësto - In Search Of Sunrise 2 -MAGIK FIVE - Heaven Beyondreviewed on 01/14/01
Label: 2000 Black Hole Recording (Holland)
Style: Chillout Trance
Index #: SONGBIRD CD 05
Review:
DJ TIESTO - In Search Of Sunrise 2 New offering from live performance of DJ TIËSTO. The insert of CD says: Over a year has past. He (DJ TIËSTO) has visited faraway lands and has met many interesting and special people. These experiences have influnced his choice of music to what you hear today. TIËSTO tells you the full story here and now, on an amazing journey that will take you from exotic places to the heartland of Europe. Are you in Search of Sunrise too?" I am sure if you are not, his music will make you. This set contains DJ TIËSTO Live Turntable mix he recorded at Studio 301 in Sydney. The featured music is very special because as it stated above DJ TIËSTO is trying to tell you the story. Genre-wise this is what is called CHILLOUT - TRANCE a reminiscence of NEW-AGE music. Very transcendental and mind blowing. This offering is not simply to dance to but rather to listen to. You should grab headphones and start listening to it. Most of the featured titles will be rather unknown to most of you. Just believe me, if you want the mind-tickling experience, this set is for you. With beatiful music touching every single nerve you will experience chilling adventure to cosmic music right from the beginning with angelic "Tantrix" by TASTEEXPERIENCE to the last minute of this compilation. I strongly recommend this release to all of you whol like space and cosmic music. This one is for you. I featured 6 tracks in sound sampler. Let me know what's your feeling are after you will get this set.

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01. TASTEXPERIENCE - Tantrix
02. LN MOVEMENT - Golden Desert Part 2
03. KAMAYA PAINTERS - Summerbreeze
04. RUI DA SILVA - Touch Me
05. SALT TANK - Eugina (Michael Woods Remix) (1)
06. CASS & SLIDE - Perception (New Vocal Mix) (2)
07. MEKKA - Diamondback (3)
08. BT - Dreaming (Lucid's 12" Club Mix)
09. BARACOA - Délirio (Venus Mix) (4)
10. FORTRESS - An Angel Saved My Life (Mark Shimmon & 3rd Degree Bern's Mix) (5)
11. BALLROOM - 4 AM (Marc O'Tool Remix)
12. COAST 2 COAST feat. DISCOVERY - Home
13. BREEDER - Tyrantanic (Slacker's Kingdom Come Mix)
14. MAX GRAHAM - Airtight (6)

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Title: TSUNAMI ONE: Ferry Corsten & Robert Smit reviewed on 01/11/01
Label: 2000 Tsunami / Purple Eye Entertainment (Holland)
Style: Trance/Techno
Index #: CCD1501
Review:
TSUNAMI ONE: Ferry Corsten & Robert Smit More than three years ago TSUNAMI, label based in Holland was established by three folks among them was FERRY CORSTEN and ROBERT SMIT.The sound of TSUNAMI have reached every continent on earth and delivered fascinating tracks like ground breaking "Out Of The Blue" by SYSTEM F, a project of FERRY CORSTEN. The label is moving up releasing truly sound of the future. Here is the first compilation from this label. Both Ferry and Robert decided to give you more the present and the future instead of looking back and bringing the sound we already well know. Both guys are visionary and presented music is indeed stimulating and mind-blowing. This double CD features mixes done by both DJs. The first CD has been mixed by FERRY CORSTEN. I do not need to introduce this DJ to true TRANCE fans. Ferry did an outstanding job mixing top club sound for the new millenium we just entered. CD starts with "Lost In Motion" by SYSTEM F a transcendental journey through the sound, followed by another Ferry's own tune "Galaxia" in his another project MOONMAN. You will also find the newest by GOURYELLA - "Tenshi" written again by Ferry himself. His mix features some other great tunes such "Dreaming" by BT, Vandit Mix of PAUL VAN DYK's "Tell Me Why" or top-notch club tune "Time To Burn" by STORM. I was taken by Thrillseekers Remix of "Someone" by ASCENSION. The melodic line is stunning and featured TRANCE sound is cutting-edge. The first CD is closed with "Field Of Joy" by TONY WALKER. Second CD is mixed by ROBERT SMIT. I have to admit, I did not have chance to listen to his mixes that often before, but based on what he is offering here, I am telling you, be prepared for the trip you will not forget. This mix is loaded with tunes like "Silence" by DELERIUM in unforgetable DJ Tiesto In Search Of Sunrise Remix, speedy TRANCE tune "Mayflower" by TWENTY SOMETHING or "Voila" by MOOGWAI in Armin Van Buuren Remix just to mention the few. Outstanding choices and mix itself. At least as good as Ferry's if not even better. Actually I shouldn't do such comparison. Both mixes deliver the experience that will influence your mood and mind. While FERRY's mix is more into TRANCE sound, Robert is focusing more in TECHNO-HOUSE but TRANCE found it's room in his mix as well. Great buy, great set. In sound sampler I feature 6 tracks. 3 from each mix, and NO I did not retain the original mixing, you have to trust me they were superb. I just wanted to give you the sample of the music you will encounter, and ENCOUNTER it is. Your pants will get wet! That's a promise!

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CD 1
01. SYSTEM F - Lost In Motion
02. MOONMAN - Galexia (Solar Stone Remix)
03. BT - Dreaming (Libra Remix)
04. X-CABS - Infectious
05. M.U.S.E. & DJ SAN - Dendera
06. GAIA - 4 Elements
07. SILVERBLUE - Do You Know (Silverblue Remix)
08. PAUL VAN DYK - Tell Me Why (Vandit Mix)
09. PUSH - Till We Meet Again
10. THE ACT - Something About You (DJ Garry Remix)
11. STORM - Time To Burn
12. JOSH WINK & LIL'LOUIS - How's Your Evening So Far?
13. TAZKA - Youe Eyes
14. ASCENSION - Someone (Thrillseekers Remix) (1)
15. GOURYELLA - Tenshi (2)
16. TONY WALKER - Field Of Joy (3)
CD 2
01. FUTURE SOUND - Call My Name (Way Out West Vocal Mix)
02. DELIRIUM - Silence (DJ Tiesto In Search Of Sunrise Remix)
03. TWENTY SOMETHING - Mayflower (4)
04. FREE RADICAL - Surreal (En-Motion Remix) (5)
05. MOOGWAI - Voila (Armin van Buuren Remix)
06. SILVIO ECOMO - Standing
07. PASCAL F.E.O.S. - Overflow (Timo Maas Remix)
08. QUADRAN - The Love I Lost (Progress Mix)
09. DEJURE - Do You Believe (Christian West Main Mix)
10. DAWNSEEKERS - Gothic Dream (John Johnson Mix)
11. MARC ET CLAUDE - I Need Your Loving (Ferry Corsten Remix)
12. ALEX D'ELIA vs. EBOB ALLSTARS - Isn't Life Wonderful?
13. SIGNUM - Solar Level
14. STARGATE - Serenade (6)
15. SMITER - Both Places
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Title: Euphoria - Transcendental reviewed on 01/09/01
Label: 2000 Telstar Records (UK)
Style: Trance/Progressive
Index #: TTVCD3155
Review:
EUPHORIA - Transcendental I am always extremely happy if my hands can lay on new release from UK series EUPHORIA. The set I am presenting today, I picked in London over Christmas, and I have to tell you, this one is amazing. Mixed by Dave Pearce set of 38 tracks on both CDs. For TRANCE lovers Dave is no stranger. With 18 million listeners across the week to his Radio 1 show and DJing in the UK and Europe he is pretty famous. On the top of it Dave also established a label called NuLife that since launch took dance floor by the storm with such tracks as "R U Ready To Party" by THE SHRINK, "And Da Drum Machine" by DRUM MACHINE and others. The set features NuLife's biggest dance track to date THE WARP BROTHERS vs. AQUAGEN - "Phatt Bass". Well Dave indeed included great tunes in this set. You will not only find well known TRANCE tunes that reached anthem status done by FAITHLESS, DELERIUM, DARUDE, LIGHTFORCE or MARC ET CLAUDE just to mention the few, but also some more rare hard to find beauties. For instance "Come Together (In Paradise)" by FLOYD is one of them. Particularly CD 2 is rich with less known (to me), yet fascinating tunes. That is why the mix I prepared from this compilation contains tunes exclusively from that CD. So, you will find there not only forementioned track by FLOYD, but also other wonderful tunes. For instance "Rise" by GABRIELLE mixed by Matt Darey delivers powerful, pounding PROGRESSIVE/TRANCE with mind-blowing bottom. Exquisitely lush strings, galloping synths and female vocal in the background are stunning. You will also find on this CD re-worked "Home" by CHAKRA or haunting "Save Your Life" by BLACK SPIDER. You simply cannot miss unbelievable and compeling "Fly Away" by VINCENT DE MOOR. Each and every one of you who value quality TRANCE sound cannot afford to be without this set. Truly outstnading choices and great mix itself. Worth money you will pay for it. Sound sampler features 6 tracks. The original mixing was NOT retained. I focused rather on the featured music than anything else.

CD 1
01. FAITHLESS - Don't Leave (Euphoric Mix)
02. THE THRILLSEEKERS feat. SHERYL DEANE - Synaesthesia (Fly Away) (Paul Van Dyk Dub Mix)
03. DELERIUM feat. SARAH MCLACHLAN - Silence (DJ Tiesto In Search Of Sunrise Remix)
04. ZOMBIE NATION - Kernkraft 400 (DJ Gius Remix)
05. SANDSTORM - The Return Of Nothing (Evolution Mix)
06. ELEMENTFOUR - Big Brother UK TV Theme
07. SALT TANK - Eugina (Michael Woods Remix)
08. MARC ET CLAUDE - I Need Your Lovin' (Like The Sunshine) (John Johnson Remix)
09. DARUDE - Feel The Beat (Original Mix)
10. LIGHTFORCE - Join Me (Club Mix)
11. THE WARRIOR - Warrior (Club Mix)
12. 666 - D.E.V.I.L. (Michael Woods Remix)
13. PHATT B - And Da Drum Machine (Original)
14. WARP BROTHERS vs. AQUAGEN - Phatt Bass (Warp Brothers Phatt Mix)
15. QUO VADIS - Sonic Boom (Life's Too Short) (Quo Vadis Maximus Mix)
16. SASHA & EMERSON - Scorchio
17. WAY OUT WEST - The Fall (Bedrock Vocal)
18. SISTER BLISS - Sister Bliss (The Shining Remix)
19. FATBOY SLIM - Sunset (Bird Of Prey)
CD 2
01. TERRA FIRMA - The Adventure Of …
02. SONIQUE - It Feels So Good (En Motion Remix)
03. FLOYD - Come Together (In Paradise) (Vocal Mix) (1)
04. GABRIELLE - Rise (Mash Up Matt Darey Remix) (2)
05. VERNON'S WONDERLAND - Vernon's Wonderland (Pierre Hiver & M. Hammer Remix)
06. CHAKRA - Home (Tilt's Topline Mix)
07. PHREAQ - Falling (Adam Dived Remix)
08. STORM - Time To Burn (Original 12" Mix)
09. THE M-MEN - Feel Real
10. AZZIDO DA BASS - Dooms Night Remix (Timo Maas Remix)
11. BLACK SPIDER - Save Your Life (Nick Beat Mix) (3)
12. RANK 1 - Airwave (Rank 1 vs. Dutch Force Mix)
13. XSTASIA - Sweetness (Michael Woods Remix) (4)
14. VINCENT DE MOOR - Fly Away (Instrumental) (5)
15. COAST II COAST - Home
16. HALO VARGA - Future! (Jaimy & Kenny D. Remix)
17. PLASMA feat. BERRI - Do U Believe (Angelic Remix) (6)
18. MOBY - Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad (Red Jerry's String & Breaks Mix)
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