DJ Brian ‎– Hardesertrance

Moonshine Music ‎– MM 80075-2
CD, Compilation, Mixed



The Psychedelic Sunrise Mix From Dream Canyon.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 85688 00752 6
  • Barcode (String): 785688007526
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L121
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI A603
  • Matrix / Runout: RB02358M80075

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MM 80075-2 DJ Brian Hardesertrance(CD, Comp, Mixed) Moonshine Music MM 80075-2 Europe 1997 Sell This Version


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April 27, 2009

For those who don't know, Brian is one of the founders of Moontribe in California, USA. If you never got a chance to go to one of their infamous desert partys, then this is small slice of what you would have heard.

Most mixes you come across have one or two gems in the mix. Once in a while there's a mix with tons of classic gems and this is one of those mixes. Tracks 1, 3, 5, 6 10, 12 i've heard on several other mixtapes.

This is one of those sets you would hear at the end of a party. Starts off slammin' and eventually ends with some beautiful tunes. For a brief moment in time, there was this era of funky trance, and it's shown throughout this mix. Loads of moments of breaky/funky/trance bits here.

I think the thing that scares people away from this mix is that a lot of mixes are slammed in there. Not really smooth blends but *BOOM* (here's the next track coming in!). Some of the transitions are a bit weird as the two tracks blend and change into the next track, but they do go together. Think he's just pushing the envelope harder than others and making the mixing a bit more "in yer face". Beatmatching is flawless too.

You'll be shaking the sand out of shoes after this psy-trance/goa/hardtrance experiment


October 16, 2008
A fantastic album which matures over time like a fine wine :)
I have had it for years and it's still awesome to listen to.

Contrary to other reviews, I find the mixing on this album amazing. Something that other self-proclaimed "DJ's" would probably get jealous about.

The track selection is sheer genius - creating a trip like no other from the first track to the last.
Starting out with Funkopaths "Skwirm", the pace builds up to one of my favourite trance tracks of all time - Cruzeman's "Ohm Sessions".

And just when you think it can get no better, it does.. right to the very end.

A masterpiece.


May 1, 2008

Just what you would expect from American techno, Totally generic bargain bin music! Even the mixing is HORRIBLE! Sounded like and epileptic falling UP a flight of stairs or as though someone threw a pair of shoes in the dryer. This cd came out at a time when everyone "claimed" to be a dj. Which explains why I've never
heard of this hack DJ and why he never made it in the already over-populated DJ world.


January 31, 2008

Very good Goa Mix. I was surprised when I first bought in 1998. Some of track are some the best Goa from that time. It still kicks ass especially if you have good pair of speakers in your car. If you like driving fast this is a good set to listen. The track selection is good in that they are well laid out without sounding like his just throwing records. It doesn't compare to Sasha & John Digweed's exquisite mixing but the style of trance up-tempo so it's more fast paced. Highly recommended.