Dave Seaman ‎– Global Underground 016: Cape Town

Boxed ‎– GU016CD
2 × CD, Compilation, Mixed

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Liner note directly from the release:

Global Underground tracks the world's greatest DJs, capturing the spirit and flavours of the as-yet unpolluted dance floors all over the earth. From Asia to Europe, to the Americas. And, now, Africa. Each of the tracks on these CDs have been personally selected by the DJ himself to give a retrospective view of Dave Seaman's recent sets in South Africa.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 6 64612 20162 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 1): TOC 37934
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 2): TOC 37935
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 1): IFPI 2202
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 2): IFPI 2212

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
GU016CD Dave Seaman Global Underground 016: Cape Town(2xCD, Comp, Mixed, Unofficial) Boxed (3) GU016CD Russia 2000 Sell This Version
GU016CDX Dave Seaman Global Underground 016: Cape Town(2xCD, Comp, Ltd, Mixed) Boxed GU016CDX UK 2000 Sell This Version
GU016CD Dave Seaman Global Underground 016: Cape Town(2xCD, Comp, Mixed, RE) Global Underground (3) GU016CD Singapore Unknown Sell This Version
GU016CD Dave Seaman Global Underground 016: Cape Town(2xCDr, Comp, Mixed, Promo) Boxed GU016CD UK 2000 Sell This Version


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August 8, 2017

This is easily my least favorite Seaman mix for GU, or any other series he's done I think. It's not a bad mix but it's nowhere close to the Buenos Aires mix and I think Melbourne is also better. I gave it 4 stars but its more like 3 1/2 to me, a good mix but nothing special.


August 25, 2015
I feel I should weigh in now after reading some of these negative reviews. I probably hadn't listened to Disc 2 for over ten years until the other day but over the 15 years since it's release I have often listened to Disc 1. This compilation could never have been better than his GU012 Buenos Aires album, let's face it, not many compilations are, it was probably the best GU album and as a 2 disc mix, up there with the best dance mixes of all time. Anyway, this album has aged well I think, Dave Seaman does not do anything like this anymore, with this he was on a trance journey and it has some brilliant tracks, Rui Da Silva, Ian Wilkie and the late, great Slacker and his mix of 'Tyrantanic' for the first disc is nothing to be sniffed at. Disc 2 is where he goes full on trance with the not often seen on compilation albums, Sacred Cycles by Pete Lazonby, Planisphere and 'The Fall' by Way Out West. As ever the mixing is faultless and he had obviously put thought into how he shaped each mix with the first mix a slightly more spiritual journey and the second a more driving energy mix. Probably better than his Melbourne mix a few years later!


February 22, 2015
Should stick to playing football! He was a brilliant keeper.


October 17, 2014

By no means a bad mix. After al, this is Dave Seaman, whose mixing is pretty solid. Unfortunately, aside for a few good tracks (1-800 Ming for instance), nothing really stands out. It falls victum into sounding a bit to similar to the other mixed complinations that were floating around at the time. It's still a good mix however, but given the strength of the GU releases up til then, it should have been better.


May 21, 2012

This isn't as good as his Buenos Aires mix, on which Disc 2 was a real gem. The problem with this mix is that it's lacking some sort of cohesiveness or direction, the mix is just a typical progressive trance mix and it fails to extricate itself from the countless other comparable compilations.

Additionally, it is sort of the on the cheesier and more mainstream side of the trance spectrum. Mixes that use the lesser known underground tracks gain more credibility in my eyes because they are working with less. They aren't using the most accessible and popular tunes to get people to listen to the mix, they are using their actual mixing skill and track selection to come up with something original.

It's not terrible, but it's probably one of the weakest GU releases out of the first 20.