Doof ‎– Let's Turn On - Remixed & Remastered

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Dedicated to Sukhi, Julia and Cosmo Baba.
CD1 comes in different shades of red/pink while CD2 comes in different shades of yellow/green.

On the original release of the album the track "Let's Turn On" had it's outro faded while "Star Above Parvati (Bijli Mahadev Mix)" had a shorter intro, both tracks released complete for the first time here.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 060376 221107 >
  • Barcode (String): 5060376221107
  • Matrix / Runout: DATCD006-Doof-Let's Turn on CD1 #2
  • Matrix / Runout: DATCD006-Doof-Let's Turn on CD2 #2
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 3052
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L173

Other Versions (5 of 8) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
TIP LP 10 Doof Let's Turn On(2xLP, Album) TIP Records TIP LP 10 UK 1996 Sell This Version
TIP LP 10 Doof Let's Turn On(2xLP, W/Lbl) TIP Records TIP LP 10 UK 1996 Sell This Version
TWSCD15 Doof Let's Turn On(CD, Album, RE) Twisted Records TWSCD15 UK 2000 Sell This Version
DATCD006 Doof Let's Turn On - Remixed & Remastered(18xFile, WAV, Album, RE, RM) DAT Records DATCD006 Italy 2015
TIPCD/LP10 Doof Let's Turn On(Cass, Promo) TIP Records TIPCD/LP10 UK Unknown Sell This Version

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DenkiGroove

DenkiGroove

October 2, 2017

Loved the music, not so much the mild headache and ear ringing that followed.
I have to agree with much that has been said below, this is overly loud and not a pleasant experience on headphones.
The CDs do look very nice however, and a lot of work has obviously been put into this release, rating it one star doesn't seem fair.
balagan

balagan

August 5, 2017
edited about 1 month ago

Big disappointment -- Here's a fancy Deluxe Edition release which features some great previously unreleased material. Unfortunately it all completely screwed by poor and unprofessional mastering! This is the first thing I could think of, right on the very first few seconds of listening: terrible over-over-over-loudness and distortion. I ripped it into an pro audio software and it is also very visible - no dynamics on the signal and squared peaks.

Draek, you put many efforts and resources in releasing this music, so please for finalizing and mastering please take someone who knows what he/she is doing, for a change! Otherwise you'll simply continue to ruin good releases.
I do hope to see the stuff of CD-1 here being re-issued properly one day.
crichton

crichton

December 2, 2016
Most guys below me are laughable at best. this release is called Remixed & REMASTERED for a reason.
If the mastering wouldn't have sounded different, there would be no point in remastering.

This is one of my alltime favorite albums and I LOVE this release, I think it sounds absolutely top notch!

once more IMHO, DAT Records prove themselves as one of the most important things to happen to goatrance music ever since the new millenia.
Daniel_Johansson

Daniel_Johansson

July 16, 2015
edited over 3 years ago

Seriously I getting Earache of listening to this re-master! I will join in the mastering train for sure. The music material is still 5/5 but's ruined. It's so high, flat and noisy you barely can't stand it.. It's sad when it comes to a re-release but at least artwork and details are top notch with a fat booklet which is seldom in trance CDs. The awful high mastering are even easier noticed if playing old doof songs on vinyl and this new cd ripped to high-end gear like meridian media player fitted together with a high-end amplifier.
DAT Records have to listen to this critic and change direction in the future...
3moon

3moon

June 10, 2015

Thanks to Draeke 4 his work,
but i have to agree about remastering, if in VA - Analog Dreams was decent,
in Let's Turn On - Remixed & Remastered (?!) is weak,
and don't say please that you have to turn up and turn up the volume to enjoy the music,
how much i have to pump up the volume please?this is not the case.
Maybe someone said that this release sounds well in a sound system at the parties, yes it is!
but because sounds system have compressors working!
years ago the Mastering was too loud, these days it seems sooo pooor.........
and it's a pity............
journeyman05

journeyman05

June 9, 2015
Maybe if you're anal retentive and listen to your music on a $40,000 sound system you might possibly notice this loudness war thingy that some random below is harping on about.

For me it comes to one thing in music that is made to make you dance. Does it sound good & make me dance or doesn't it? Well I can say this album definitely makes me wanna dance. I might not be an audio engineer, but I know what makes good Goa & Psy trance after listening to this style for two decades, and this is the goods.

Great music, sounds great on an average human's stereo, headphones or car system. Oh wait last weekend I payed it through my mates P.A. System and it also sounded great.

Can't wait for the next from DAT. About the only label left in this scene worth spending cash on.

Keep it up!!
Nousagi

Nousagi

May 28, 2015

I absolutely ADORE this re-release! What we get here is not only the original Let's Turn On album but also a remix album from the artist himself. This cannot go wrong! Right?

The remix part differs quite a bit from the original. I would say we should not compare them straight forward but in fact listen to them with another mindset. The original is melodic, fast-paced and outrageous on the dancefloor. On the other hand, the remixes are mostly hypnotic, trancey and with barely any breakdown. The melodies from the originals are subtle, they come as quickly as they go while the acidic trippy beat continues to expand your universe. Not many Goa albums around can achieve this level of trance using this formula.

For me personally, the first CD is better put in an indoor environment. I love listening to it while relaxing on my sofa. I do not believe it is suitable for the madness of the Goa parties (except of course in downtime). To experience the most of it, you have to submerge yourself solely into its sounds. It's mesmerising and quite beautiful!

The second CD does not need introduction. All the tracks are simply stunning. I also do not understand why is there such a complain regarding the mastering. It is excellent and you can clearly hear all the details of the tracks. The dynamics are far from ruined either. But I guess some people want to find flaws in every piece of art. Just enjoy the music which comes in a great package for just 13 EUR, instead of spending 30 on the older release, which will probably come in scratched.

Speaking about the package, you get not only the two magnificent CDs (which are coloured below as well, very neat idea!), but also great artwork and a gorgeous poster, folded gently inside. There is no reason not to obtain this marvel coming from one of the best labels currently, and please don't let yourself be fooled by this malicious review from the person on the bottom. Some people just like to shoot down the work of labels such as DAT or Suntrip, just so that their collection of old-school Goa classics cost more on the market. If you are a music lover like me, ignore them and support this fantastic result of hard-work.
morphast

morphast

April 27, 2015
the remastering is very good
analog dimension is doing a very good thing by refreshing the old school vibes with no overkill!
thanks for this piece of art Fede
Articuno

Articuno

April 26, 2015
edited over 3 years ago

Unfortunately, the remastering of this release is poor. The tracks got much louder at the expense of dynamics. The music generally sounds louder and brighter. This release may cause listening fatigue.

It's obvious that many friends of the label owner want to drown out my criticism of the remastering by claiming that I'm wrong, so here are waveforms of "Star Above Parvati" to provide evidence for my criticism:
Original: http://i.imgur.com/r2r6cei.png
Remaster: http://i.imgur.com/gsXrz2C.png

Background information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loudness_war

It is still worth purchasing this for the remix CD. Although most of the remixes are inferior to the originally-released mixes, they are still relatively strong tracks that put a lot of newer music in the genre to shame.