DJ Tiësto ‎– Urban Train

VC Recordings ‎– VCRT95
Vinyl, 12"

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A01 Suburban Train (Original Mix)
Written-By – DJ Tiësto, Ronald Van Gelderen
B01 Urban Train (Marc O'Tool Dub)
Producer [Additional Production] – Marco IletschkoRemix – Marc O'ToolVocals – Kirsty HawkshawWritten-By – Kirsty Hawkshaw, Tom Greenwood (4)

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Published by Allure Muzik, Dance Cave Publishing, Copyright Control. All tracks licensed from Magik Music / Blackhole Recordings.
℗ & © 2001 Black Hole Recordings, licensed exclusively to Virgin Records Ltd.

Printed in the EU.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 24389 79566 0
  • Barcode (Scanned): 724389795660
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): 8979566 1A1 VCRT 95
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): 8979566 1B1 VCRT 95

Other Versions (5 of 29) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
Magik Muzik 802-5 DJ Tiësto Suburban / Urban Train(2x12") Magik Muzik Magik Muzik 802-5 Netherlands 2001 Sell This Version
NEBDJ020 Tiesto* Suburban Train(12") Nebula NEBDJ020 UK 2004 Sell This Version
Neb020 Tiësto* Suburban Train(12") Nebula Classics Neb020 UK 2004 Sell This Version
MAGIK MUZIK 802-1 DJ Tiësto Suburban Train(CD, Single) Magik Muzik MAGIK MUZIK 802-1 Netherlands 2001 Sell This Version
IR 0302 DJ Tiësto Urban Train(12") Independance Records IR 0302 France 2003 Sell This Version


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December 24, 2006
edited over 11 years ago

Whatever else Tiesto does, musically speaking 'Suburban Train' will always mark the pinnacle of his career and for many clubbers this will remain one of the greatest tracks ever.

In truth this probably owes a lot to 'ICE 794' by HH (aka Hardy Heller) but improves on that record by introducing a standard of production that left all others floundering in its wake.

The 'Original Mix' is not unlike a train journey itself, all be it one that knows no bounds. It starts off with tight kick beats and an off beat bass line resembling a train starting off and gains momentum with brassy synth stabs. Even Richie Hawtin was impressed with this intro when he reviewed it in DJ Magazine. The track picks up edgy electroised synth licks before the emergence of lush pads up to the first breakdown, and what an enormous breakdown it is. At this point, this particular train lifts itself off the man made rail tracks it has been industriously travelling upon and instead glides up to the heavens into the unknown. The result is a massive breakdown off such emotional intensity that it would even reduce hardened football hooligans to tears! The track then picks up again, as the train seems to perform a gracefull landing on some more train tracks, albeit still glidding along upto heaven, and storms off at full pelt with the added urgency of even more emotive melodies until the second smaller breakdown. The track then draws to a close by stripping back as the train reaches its destination with all passengers suitably refreshed for the challenges that lie ahead.

Since this record was released, its reputation has continued to grow and must surely stake a claim as one of the greatest trance records of all time.


August 31, 2004
edited over 14 years ago
One of the defining anthems of 2001, this is one of Tiesto's most polished stabs at progressive trance. Rolling baseline, an infectious lead, soaring sweeps and understated chord rolls here build to an effective break-down followed by an extended payoff--around 4 minutes of sustained trancey bliss. I'm something of a Marc O'Tool fan, but the dub on the flip is singularly forgettable, especially compared to how large a hit the original was. For those of you looking for a lower bpm count and a more housey feel, check out the rumbling Way Out West mix.