Monday, October 8, 2018

Various – En-Trance (A Collection Of Tribal Techno Trance Grooves)












Various Artists
En-Trance (A Collection Of Tribal Techno Trance Grooves)
1993 North South

Finishing off the triad of North South with a splendid compilation. All amazing artists and songs with a nod towards the tribal vibe. Not much more to say than it’s brilliant!
  1. Visions Of Shiva - How Much Can You Take? (Emotional)
  2. Exquisite Corpse - Honeymoon
  3. Spooky - Little Bullet (Dum Dum Mix)
  4. The 3rd Alternative - Sinister Footwork (Part Two)
  5. Miro - El Salvador
  6. Rain Forest - The Birds (Deep Trance Mix)
  7. Drum Club - Dreamtime (Space 'n' Time Mix)
  8. Cosmic Baby - Heaven's Tears (Cosmic Baby's Remix)
  9. Professor Trance & The Energisers - Primate Trance
  10. Psychick Warriors Ov Gaia - Obsidian (Album Version)
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                                                                            Monday, September 24, 2018

                                                                            Voices Of Kwahn ‎– Silver Bowl Transmission












                                                                            Voices Of Kwahn
                                                                            Silver Bowl Transmission
                                                                            1996 North South

                                                                            Always been a fan of Voices Of Kwahn for possibly the reason of them being so unique. Multi-instrumentalist Mark "Pylon King" Davies & vocalist Anna Homler blend a trance/tribal dub with plenty of samples that could be from another planet. “Silver Bowl” is one of the coolest songs out there. If anyone would like to share their 4th album Operation Dismantled Sun I’d be forever grateful.
                                                                            1. Annunciation
                                                                            2. Silver Bowl
                                                                            3. The Spirit + The Signal
                                                                            4. Bowl Worship
                                                                            5. Templex
                                                                            6. The Great Call
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                                                                                    Monday, September 17, 2018

                                                                                    Loop Guru ‎– Skin Heaven











                                                                                    Loop Guru
                                                                                    Skin Heaven
                                                                                    1997 North South

                                                                                    Loop Guru lurk on the border between techno and world-music. I’ve seen the described as Ethno-Techno, Worldbeat & Exotic Dub to name a few. Lead by Jamuud (Dave Muddyman) and Salman Gita (Sam Dodson) with a large supporting cast including the likes of Speechless, Linda Goldfinger (Nidahl Bulbul), Elmer Thudd and this single has the lovely voice of Millennia. After ripping this single I’m kind of regretting not posting the album Loop Bites Dog where this single comes from because I forgot how damn good it was… maybe if requested enough I’ll add it as well. Who doesn’t love a good Doumbek & Tabla? Enjoy!
                                                                                    1. Skin Heaven (Radio Edit 1)
                                                                                    2. Skin Heaven (Jackdaw In Skin Heaven)
                                                                                    3. Skin Heaven (Radio Edit 2)
                                                                                    4. Skin Heaven (Extended Trapezium Mix)
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                                                                                    Saturday, August 25, 2018

                                                                                    Various ‎– 21st Century Chill Out












                                                                                    Various Artists
                                                                                    21st Century Chill Out
                                                                                    2001 React

                                                                                    Finishing off the React trio that ended up a “21st Century” trio (we’ll do another React series showing off some of their other great releases someday). The “Chillout” phase in the 90’s was a transformative time for me and still is my go-to genre with trip-hop & downtempo mixed in. I think I bought hundreds of compilations and singles and ended up DJing chill rooms. This amazing collection is fairly flawless with heavy favourites Afterlife, Chicane & Mandalay mixed in. Sit back and enjoy.

                                                                                    CD1
                                                                                    1. Lux - Northern Lights
                                                                                    2. Afterlife - Breather 2000 (Arithunda Mix)
                                                                                    3. Nitin Sawhney - Homelands
                                                                                    4. Paco Fernandez - Mani
                                                                                    5. Uman - Free Uman Walking
                                                                                    6. Aromabar - Winter Pageant
                                                                                    7. 1Slow. Pulse - Riva
                                                                                    8. Les Jumeaux - Miracle Road
                                                                                    9. Wim Mertens - Close Cover
                                                                                    10. LTJ X-Perience - Moon Beat
                                                                                    11. Mandalay - Beautiful (Canny Remix)
                                                                                    12. Chicane Offshore - (Ambient Mix)
                                                                                                                              CD2
                                                                                                                              1. Natural Calamity - And That's Saying A Lot (Natural Calamity Alternative Remix)
                                                                                                                              2. Rinôçérôse - Mes Vacances A Rio
                                                                                                                              3. Boozoo Bajou - Night Over Manaus
                                                                                                                              4. Ohm Guru - Shaping Lights
                                                                                                                              5. UKO - Sunbeams
                                                                                                                              6. Time Passing - Bossample
                                                                                                                              7. Aware - Circles & Cigarettes
                                                                                                                              8. Jazzva - Nervous Lady
                                                                                                                              9. Snooze - Doremifa Girl
                                                                                                                              10. Paul Hunter - The Answer
                                                                                                                              11. Alex Gopher - The Child
                                                                                                                              12. Bobby Trafalgar - Home Shopping
                                                                                                                                                                                          CD3
                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Lemon Jelly - The Staunton Lick
                                                                                                                                                                                          2. Neon Heights - 16 Again
                                                                                                                                                                                          3. Alucidnation - I'm Not Bad
                                                                                                                                                                                          4. Beber and Teasdale - Razorblade
                                                                                                                                                                                          5. Clatterbox - How I Missed You
                                                                                                                                                                                          6. Alpinestars - 77 Sunset Strip
                                                                                                                                                                                          7. Midfield General - Reach Out
                                                                                                                                                                                          8. Troublemakers - Electrorloge
                                                                                                                                                                                          9. J-Walk - Soul Vibration
                                                                                                                                                                                          10. Deadbeats - Got It Going On (Aim Remix)
                                                                                                                                                                                          11. Kenny Hawkes - Ashley's War Part 2 (Two Lone Swordsmen Mix)
                                                                                                                                                                                          12. Lambchop - Up With People! (Zero 7 Remix)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Saturday, August 11, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Various ‎– 21st Century Deep Trance











                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Various Artists
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    21st Century Deep Trance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2000 React

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    To be honest I hadn’t listened to this collection in years. Actually haven’t really listened to Progressive Trance in a long time but this did bring back some good memories, especially disc 2. Lots of evenings at the clubs, red bull & vodka, 4-6 hours on the dance floor and an In-N-Out Burger at 5am. A few great regulars from the REACT roster and some personal favourites in the likes of Cygnus X, Oliver Lieb, Cass & Slide & Bedrock. It’s a pretty great collection & reminder of where electronic music was in 2000.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    CD1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Miller & Floyd - Colours
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. Blu Peter - Funky Suite (James Holden Remix)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    3. Science Dept. - Persuasion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    4. Country & Western - Reincarnation (Danny Howells & Dick Trevor's Science Dept. Mix)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    5. Bond - The Milky Way (Old World Mix)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    6. Natious - Amber (Silk Mix)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    7. James Holden - Horizons
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    8. Philippe Van Mullem - The Secret Folder Pt1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    9. Stephen Parker - D Mention
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    10. Body-Shock - Sleepless
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    11. Coffee Boys - Nipple Fish (Funk Function Mix)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    12. Space Manoeuvres - Stage One (Space Manoeuvres' Separation Mix)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    13. Twister - Mauna Kea
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          CD2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Poseidon - Supertransonic (Jody Way Out West Mix)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. Ocean Wave - Velvet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          3. Cass V Slide - Diablo (Evolution Mix)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          4. Evolution - Phoenix (Breeder Mix)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5. Cygnus X - The Orange Theme (Solar Stone Remix)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          6. Marmion - Five Years & Tomorrow (The Electric Universe Trance Mix)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          7. Skynet UK - Holdin' On (Skynet UK Dub Mix)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          8. Planisphere - O
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          9. Amethyst Vs Danny Howells - Futura 2000 (The Gurning Purple Headed Monster Mix)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          10. Paul van Dyk & BT - Namistai
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          11. BT - Mercury & Solace (Mark Shimmon Remix)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  CD3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Timo Maas Presents Mad Dogs - Better Make Room (James Holden Remix)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. Oliver Lieb - Subraumstimulation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3. Blu Peter - Substance (Tarrentella Vs Redanka Mix)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4. Ecano - Run (Z2 Mix)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5. Antartica - Return To Reality (Way Out West Mix)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  6. Spacepunks - Another Space (Pussy 2000 Mix)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  7. Christian West - Eterna (Club Dub)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  8. Origin - Refined Intricacy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  9. Breeder - Twilo Thunder (Stoked Up Mix)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  10. Bedrock - Heaven Scent (Evolution Main Mix)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  11. Deepsky - Stargazer (Andy Ling Remix)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Friday, August 3, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Various ‎– 21st Century Drum & Bass 02.











                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Various Artists
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        21st Century Drum & Bass 02.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2002 React

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Pioneers of trance & techno, REACT was one of my reliable labels in the late 1900’s & early 2000’s. They kind of covered it all from their Reactivate to Real Ibiza series and Dope on Plastic to Drum & Bass Arena they had some of my most loved compilations. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I can’t sit down and listen to D'n'B all day long but I do very much enjoy a weekly dose. This compilation was one of my first listens into the genre and still one of my favourites. Each disc mixed by 3 different “heads of industry” will take you on a groovy ride through the happening sounds of the early 2000’s. Turn it up and remember the days of dancing in front of the speakers…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        CD1 Cause4Concern
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Faith + Chaos - Possession (Kemal & Rob Data Remix)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. Sinthetix - Dementia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3. Cause4Concern - Peep Show
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        4. Ram Trilogy - Electro Melody
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5. Kemal - Let It Move You
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        6. Cause4Concern - Moongerm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        7. Ed Rush & Optical / RymeTyme - Cannibal Run
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        8. Total Science - Squash
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        9. Red One - Don't Stop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        10. Universal Project - The Truth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        11. Accidental Heroes - White Widow (Future Cut & Kontrol Black Widow Remix)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        12. Spirit - Out Of Control
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        CD2 Chris Industry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Carlito + DJ Addiction - Into Music
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. High Contrast - Make It Tonight
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3. MIST:I:CAL - Swing Time
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        4. TC - Get It On
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5. Hatiras vs. J Majik - Spaced Invader
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        6. Calibre - Fire + Water
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        7. Davide Carbone Feat Dominique - Eldorado
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        8. Total Science - Yvon Is On
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        9. BC - Dogs On The Moon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        10. John B - Like To Get It On
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        11. Accidental Heroes - Hydrophonics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        12. BC - Spacehopper
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        13. Twisted Individual + APB - Deep Gash
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              CD3 Killa B
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Flying Fish - Sudden Urges
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. Danny Byrd Feat Somniare - Changes (Calibre Remix)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3. The Insiders - It's Not Over
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              4. Fellowship - We Can Make It
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5. Ju Ju - Nice Time
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              6. J Majik Feat Kathy Brown - Love Is Not A Game
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              7. Influx Datum - So Sweet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              8. Tee Bee - Two Faced
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              9. Mathematics - Sunday Morning
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              10. High Contrast - Global Love (Calibre Remix)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              11. Influx Datum - Back For More
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              12. Chris Su - Airlift (Mathematics 'Lifted' Remix)
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