Guy J ‎– Balance Presents Guy J

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1 DJ Yellow & Flowers And Sea Creatures No One Gets Left Behind (Guy J Remix)
Composed By, Producer – Alain Ho aka DJ Yellow*Remix [Additional Production] – Guy JudahWritten-By – Flowers & The Sea Creatures*
6:55
2 Roger Martinez & Secret Cinema Menthol Raga (Guy J Remix)
Remix [Additional Production] – Guy JudahWritten-By, Producer – Jeroen Verheij, Roger Martinez
7:24
3 Henry Saiz Santa Fe (Guy J Remix)
Remix [Additional Production] – Guy JudahWritten-By, Producer – Henry Saiz
4:44
4 APM001* Migrants (Radio Slave Acapella) (Guy J Edit)
Edited By – Guy JRemix [Additional Production] – Radio SlaveWritten-By, Producer – APM001*
5:30
5 Juan Deminicis Once Upon A Time (Guy J Remix)
Remix [Additional Production] – Guy JudahWritten-By, Producer – Juan Deminicis
5:11
6 Navar Phases Of Grief (Guy J Remix)
Remix [Additional Production] – Guy JudahWritten-By, Producer – Navar
5:12
7.1 Pavel Petrov Fever (Pezzner Mix)
Remix [Uncredited] – PezznerWritten-By, Producer – Pavel Petrov
6:31
7.2 DJ T. Ft. Cari Golden City Life (Accapella) (Guy J Edit)
Edited By – Guy JProducer – Lopazz, Thomas KochWritten By, Producer – Cari Golden
8 Lanoiraude Waitin' (Charles Webster's Massive Sounds Mix) (Guy J Edit)
Edited By – Guy JRemix [Additional Production] – Charles WebsterWritten-By, Producer – Arnaud Malherbe
4:07
9 Dactilar Day One (Guy J Remix)
Remix [Additional Production] – Guy JudahWritten-By, Producer – Fernando Pellon (2)
3:48
10 Echomen Perpetual (Guy J Remix)
Remix [Additional Production] – Guy JudahWritten-By, Producer – Anton Fielding, Chris Scott
7:26
11 Guy Mantzur I'm Your Country (Guy J Remix)
Remix [Additional Production] – Guy JudahWritten-By, Producer – Guy Mantzur
6:45
12 Way Out West Killa (Guy J Remix)
Remix [Additional Production] – Guy JudahWritten-By, Producer – Jody Wisternoff, Nick Warren
8:09
13 Robert Babicz Duba (Guy J Remix)
Remix [Additional Production] – Guy JudahWritten-By, Producer – Robert Babicz
5:59

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Remix credit for track 7a is incorrectly given to Guy Judah, and has been corrected.

© 2013 Balance Music.
Made in EU

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  • Barcode: 9345567000997
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L555
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 94V3
  • Matrix / Runout: A0102144268-0101
  • Other: A01

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tonumaa

tonumaa

January 19, 2015
This is almost a perfect release, I'd lose the vocals on Echomen's "Perpetual"..
Guy J is a genius
spoons

spoons

September 21, 2013
edited over 4 years ago

Grew on me, so now 5/5. I should know after 20 years that the best mixes grow on you! Sorry Guy J fans for my earlier review.
amphiton

amphiton

September 11, 2013

This one sounds more pop than Balance's number series (except for the latest 3 :), but it ultimately takes me back to the golden Global Underground years with it's progressive house and vocals. A really awesome addition, I only wish it was 2CD and maybe released as Balance 024.
Mbeute

Mbeute

August 1, 2013
Great review by Barry_Xwood here, I have nothing to add! Awesome job by Guy J, finally a mixalbum that takes you on a journey instead of putting some tracks together... this is what mixing is all about! Respect! Instant classic.
Barry_Xwood

Barry_Xwood

July 22, 2013
edited over 3 years ago

We were half past april when I found out that Guy J was about to release a Balance mix album. The first thing that went through my mind was: This is going to be so big and so fingerlickin' good!
I'd rather not bring up the comparison to the 'Holden Balance', but reviewing a Balance release is not possible without doing so.... My second thought after I got all excited about the news about this album was, this one could be the One... The One that finally matches the 'Holden Balance'!

Now I know this is a 'Balance Presents' but it is still a Balance release with an artist that could match up to Holden. Another point is, ofcourse, that these are all Guy J remixes and edits. Thats not the case with Holdens balance. In other words, we'll just have to see if this album by Guy J stands the test of time and if it will match up to the famous Holden installment...

So far my intro, but what about the intro on this album!

It sweeps you off your feet instantly with those incredible Tom Yorke-ish/Radiohead-like vocals! It starts out deep, lurking you in and then these beautiful vocals hit you... A bit in a haunting and sad way... But with such beauty it will give you goosebumps.

With the second track he lets you adjust to his plan for his journey he is about to take you on. Its a track from Roger Martinez and Secret Cinema. Guy J turned this one into an warm soothing track with echoes of melody.

Track 3 is a track that, by just looking at the artist and the remixers, could never ever go wrong! A track by Henry Saiz in a Guy J remix.... I don't need to tell you how it sounds, you just know its damn tasty!
Lets just say its only the best of both worlds.

With the fourth track the mix picks up the pace a little bit. Its a dark track with a very dark, deep and haunting vocal. Totally opposite to the vocals in the first track but just as good. Only in a different way. The track leans completely on the bassline and the vocal without getting dull or boring.

With track 5 the mix takes a little step back in pace again getting you ready for Navar's phases of grief. On Navar's track the bassline slightly reminds me of the 'coldharbour sound' from when it was good. Warm and soothing, but less heavy and more subtile. The melody hints towards 'waveforce' by Perry O'Neil.

After the Navar track it gets a little bit funkier. Its a track from Pavel Petrov edited by Guy J with longstretched vocals from a track called City Life.

The mix progresses by giving the listener all kinds of little turns during the first half, showing you just a little glimpse of what he is capable of. From that deep intro with the awesome vocals to a dark, haunting and more techno approach to a some what funkier techhouse track and into a Charles Webster remix

Which has this really warm summer/beach vibe to it that just fits right in the mix. The transition between this and the next track is really well done. If you don't focus while listening you'll probably miss it. Its that well done! Track 9 sounds like one big break. The build up of this track is really good. You just feel that this track is the calm before the storm.

Then all of a sudden out of nowhere the beat drops and the Echomen are on! Great vocals on this track as well. The pace has picked up again and Guy J is ready to take you to the final destination of this journey.

He does that with an excellent track by Guy Mantzur. I'm your country has a warm but pounding kick in it. Without overdoing it. The track is filled with subtile percussion that gives the track just a little more bite. The hints of a vocal completes the track.

Then there comes the12th track of the album and the one track I was most curious about ever since I read the tracklist for the first time...

Way out west's 'Killa' gets a Guy J treatment!
The original is, ofcourse, one hell of an opener and a beautiful progressive monster.
On forehand you know its not going to be as a rough ride as the original, when Guy J remixes a track like Killa.
The track just flows right in from the Guy mantzur track. Less percussion in here than in the previous track, but it surprises you with those gorgeous female humming vocals and the tribal chanting! All the original parts are here. The bassline rolls warm but throbbing, the lovely melody is present in a very subtile way. This is a remix that respects the original, but still shows the remixers identity. For me this track plus the intro track are the highlights of the album.

While the end of the journey is in sight, what better way to close it off than a Robert Babicz chill out/ambient track...
Duba puts you back on the ground gently after an amazing trip through a warm, deep and sometimes haunting soundscape that is Guy J's musical vision.

The album is,in one word, awesome! Yet it is best listened to like you would watch a movie. This is no easy access kind of album. You have to open up and dig yourself into this album, then you'll find an album full of beauty and warm delightful sounds. Guy J proves himself as one of the best 'storytellers' among DJ's nowadays. This is definitly one of the best albums of 2013!