Bill Hamel ‎– Balance 003

EQ Recordings ‎– EQGCD003, EQ Recordings ‎– EQGCD 003
Balance Series – 003
2 × CD, Mixed

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1-01 Darko Phased (Blackwatch Spanish Harlem Dub)
Remix, Producer [Additional] – BlackwatchWritten-By, Producer, Engineer – M.O'Brien*
1-02 Lula The DJ, The Music, And Me (Peace Division Freaky Vocal Mix)
Producer – John Craemer & Stephane Kaneda*Remix – Peace DivisionRemix, Producer [Additional] – C.Henry*, J.Drake*Written-By – C.Radbauer*, J.Creamer,S.Kaneda*, W.Santos*
1-03 UDG Give Me Fierce
Producer, Arranged By, Composed By – Rick Pier O'NeilWritten-By – Mangadiva
1-04 Way Out West Mindcircus (Tarrentella & Redanka Dub)
Remix – Tarrentella & Redanka*Remix, Producer [Additional] – Andy Holt, Chris BourneWritten-By – Heap.I.*, Wisternoff,J.*, Warren,N.*
1-05 Joeski Tribalfusion
Written-By, Producer – Joeski
1-06 Hipp-E Primary Funktion
Written-By, Producer – Hipp-E
1-07 Chris Lum Big Tool
Written-By, Producer – Chris Lum
1-08 Paco Bugg* & D'Amatoria Presents Circus Night Amazonia (Chus & Cellabos Iberican Mix)
Presenter – D'Amatoria, Paco Bugg*Producer – Circus NightRemix – Chus & Cellabos*Remix, Producer [Additional] – DJ Chus & Pablo Cellabos*Written-By – David Benjamin Paramino Villellas, Francisco Jimenez Vallejo*
1-09 SSL Do You Mean What You Say ?
Written-By, Producer – Swain,Snell And Lucas*
1-10 Guy Gerber & Sahar Z* Kenny's Back
Co-producer – Sahar Z*Mixed By – Mr T. (2)Written-By, Arranged By – G.Gerber*
1-11 Lamb Gorecki (Hamel's Bootleg Mix)
Remix – Hamel*Remix, Producer [Additional] – Bill HamelWritten-By – A.Barlow*, L.Rhodes*
1-12 Barraka Song To The Siren (Filterheadz Undercurrent Vocal Mix)
Keyboards, Programmed By – Dewar*, Hale*Producer – Gez Dewar, N.Hale*Remix – FilterheadzRemix, Producer [Additional] – Bert & Maarten WilmaersVocals – Claire Pearce*Written-By – Larry Beckett, Tim Buckley
2-01 Hamel* Close (Evolution Mix)
Remix, Producer [Additional] – EvolutionVocals – Christa CraneWritten-By, Producer, Arranged By – Bill Hamel
2-02 Tilt Headstrong (Relentless Vocal Mix)
Engineer, Mixed By [Final Mixdown] – R. Lane*Written-By, Producer – M.Nayler*, M.Park*, M.Wilson*
2-03 Quivver Boz Boz
Written-By, Producer – John Graham
2-04 Mike G Bellslut
Producer [Additional] – Matt DaggettWritten-By, Producer – Mike G
2-05 Gardner & Thomas Control
Engineer – BlackwatchWritten-By, Producer – Blackwatch, David Gardner*
2-06 Powerplant Ft Machineries Of Heaven With Or Without You (Blackwatch Orient Point Mix)
Featuring – Machineries Of HeavenRemix, Producer [Additional] – BlackwatchVocals, Composed By [Original Composition] – Rom Diprisco*, Serena WhittersWritten-By, Producer, Arranged By – John Morgan, Kiki Stewardson
2-07 Little Green Men Need (Satoshi Tomiie Main-Path Mix)
Remix, Producer [Additional] – Satoshi TomiieVocals – Mary Awaere*Written-By, Producer – Chris Scott, Scott Bradford
2-08 Blackwatch And Greed (2) Gentle Rain
Vocals – Leslie Meguid*Written-By, Producer – Michael Thomas, Tobias Wirz
2-09 Redbak* Closing In
Written-By – John Lancaster, Simon Noble



(P) & © 2002 Stomp Pty Ltd / EQ
Manufactured, marketed and distributed in Australia by Stomp Pty Ltd / EQ

1-02 title is listed as "The DJ, The Music, And Me" in the booklet and as "The DJ, The Music,And Me" on the cover.
1-05 title is erroneously listed as "Groundfloor EP (Tribalfusion)" on the release.
1-06 artist and title are listed as "Hipp-E Presents - Primary Funktion" on the release.

Catalog number appears as "EQGCD003" on the cover and as "EQGCD 003" on the CDs.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 823867000019

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June 25, 2011
edited over 7 years ago

Agreeing with the previous reviewer - Bill Hamel put together two exquisite mixes. Considering that I'm writing this review exactly a decade after these mixes were released (to a day! if the date at Discogs is right), it's an amazing testament to the sets' quality. Both have great drive and emotional depth, there are certain emotional undertones to their build up, as both mixes pump and echo their way from start to end. There are moments and peaks that allow for repeated listening, moments both for the dance floor and for your headset. Where other mixes feel more like compilations of tracks across genres, with moments that seem to stick out just for the sake of it, these two mixes blend together into a unified whole where everything fits smoothly and beautifully, serving the listeners' enjoyment - something I value most in a mix.

This release is an example of what sets the best of Balance series apart - a balance of quality mixing with emotional journeys across genres offered by each DJ.

For me, this mix is up there with James Holden's, Joris Voorn's, as well as with the latest-to-date Henry Saiz's: all of these (with a couple of other ones) offer similar timeless, exhilarating and uplifting moments that are worth keeping.

Even after a decade after, it's a definite recommended buy, although it's difficult (or a bit more expensive) to come by now.


June 19, 2007
edited over 11 years ago

One of the best releases from the Balance series, with each track worthy of being played alone over and over again, or both CD's could be left on to repeat through a few times.
Disc 1 builds up the mood and seems to peak with Lamb's Gorecki before finishing up a great compilation with Song To The Siren by Barraka.
Disc 2 has more of the same with Headstrong by Tilt ramping up the mood, before the disc closes off with Gentle Rain (by Blackwatch and Greed) and Closing In (Redbak) winding things up with a more relaxed beat.
Disc 1 is definately the best of the two, simply for its transition from Guy Gerber & Sahar Z's Kenny's Back into Lamb's Gorecki. Brilliant.