DJ Eclipse* ‎– Ultraworld 5 / Energize

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acid303909acid

acid303909acid

December 6, 2017
referencing Ultraworld 5 / Energize, 12", BONK 7

mr steve gibbs...more well known for his few releases on labels like 5AM (progressive trance) and he has had 2 excellent late 90s club/hard trance on the legendary EVE records...i was in pleasant disbelief when i found steve also did the dj eclipse freeform tunes...legendary producer who didnt make that many records period. i do though wish he had made more as his eve records were both excellent and his freeform was ofcourse legendary with ultraworl 5 being one of the best freeform releases ever put out...
RIP the days of masterful musical madness, im glad im a collector of such innovative serious party material.
ian_s

ian_s

March 27, 2013
referencing Ultraworld 5 / Energize, 12", BONK 7
Slipmatt reviewed the A side in Muzik magazine:
"Yet another top quality futuristic tune from Sharkey's label with top techno stabs, heavy effects and a Bonkers-style arrangement. Tranced-out synths make this different from the average Happy Hardcore tune with some good key changes and vocal inserts. 7/10".
jonathanbutterfield

jonathanbutterfield

September 30, 2008
referencing Ultraworld 5 / Energize, 12", BONK 7

This is the pinnacle of the early so called “freeform” hardcore sound, named because the so called "blending" of other styles namely trance and turned into hardcore tracks. Ultraworld is certainly unique, banging and an absolute dancefloor monster! This has been ripped on many dancefloors and totally cained by DJ Sharkey back in the day when "freeform" was still an unknown genre! 10 years down the line and this track is still miles ahead of the pithced up hard trance styles that we now know and love as “freeform” hardcore today.

In my opinion, DJ Eclipse belongs with the early hardcore producer legends such as Sharkey, Brisk, Scott Brown, Sy & Slipmatt! Eclipse's production carried amazing talent that went relatively unknown to other sub-genres due to lack of support, funding, and perhaps bad timing in the scene. Another crying shame is that he moved to Australia to concentrate on other things and as I understand it no longer produces hardcore! DJ Eclipse - what a legend!