John Digweed ‎– Global Underground 006: Sydney

Boxed ‎– GU006CD
2 × CD, Compilation, Mixed

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1-01 Fortunato & Montresor Imagine (Imagination 1)
Written-By, Producer – Jenre Dayl, Jorg Offer*, Ralf Beck
1-02 Liquid Language Blu Savannah
Producer – Dino Lenny, Liquid Language
1-03 Pocket Wonky (Head Affect Remix)
Remix, Producer [Additional] – Head AffectWritten-By – F. Xavier*, P. Newcomb*, S. Sen-Gupta*, S. Gazey*
1-04 Jan Driver Filter
Written-By, Producer – Jan Siebert
1-05 Shapeshifter (2) Flood
Written-By, Producer – Matthew K. Turner, Michael J. Strathdee
1-06 Astral Matrix Towards Omega
Other [Created By] – Andrew Johnson
1-07 Danny Tenaglia Elements (The Chant)
Written-By, Producer – Danny Tenaglia
1-08 Hong Kong Trash Down The River (McBuffalo Mix)
Written-By, Arranged By, Producer – P. Kane*, P. Pringle*, R. Jay*
1-09 Abundance Spiritual (That Kid Chris Mix)
Remix – That Kid ChrisWritten-By, Producer – Johnny "D" De Mairo, Nicholas Palermo Jr.
1-10 Brother Brown Slap Me Some Skin
Written-By, Producer – Alfie Thorberg*, Henrik Olsen
1-11 David Alvarado Blue
Written-By, Producer – David Alvarado
1-12 Lando Magic Digital Drum
Written-By, Producer – Gerg Ide Lodige*, Lando S.T.P.
1-13 Albion Air
Written-By, Producer – Ferry Corsten
2-01 Fatma Morgana* Apache Spur (Silversonic's Smoking Mix)
Remix, Producer [Additional] – SilversonicWritten-By, Producer – A. Guise*, W. Bruner*
2-02 Roland Klinkenberg Rub-A-Dub
Written-By, Producer – R. Klinkenberg*
2-03 DJ JDM* & Georgio* Velvet Vision
Producer – Georgio Schultz, Jeroen van Meeteren
2-04 Kobayashi* Release (Dub Mix)
Producer – EvolutionWritten-By – Andrew Byrne, Christian Parkinson
2-05 Mortal Autobahnana
Written-By, Producer – Mortal
2-06 Pako Steel Blue
Written-By, Producer – Pako
2-07 Deepsky Stargazer
Written-By, Producer – Jason Blum, J. Scott Giaquinta*
2-08 Paul van Dyk Words (For Love)
Written-By, Producer – Paul van Dyk
2-09 Vintage Millenium Propaganda
Written-By, Producer – Guido Cenciotti, Pablo Gargano
2-10 Pablo Gargano The Unexplained
Written-By, Producer – Pablo Gargano
2-11 The Crystal Method Keep Hope Alive (Andy Ling's Re-Coded Dub)
Remix – Andy LingWritten-By, Producer – Jordan*, Kirkland*
2-12 YLEM Out Of It
Written-By, Producer – Chris Rouse, Jon Hibbitt


  • Compiled By, DJ MixJohn Digweed
  • Liner Notes [Additional Text & Editing]Mark White (11)
  • Liner Notes [Sleeve Notes]Dom Phillips
  • Photography [Melbourne] – Duke Rising
  • Photography [Sydney] – Sumeer Gohil


Tracklisting as given on packaging has some mistakes:
1-03: Is credited as "Wonky" by Head Effect.
1-12: Is credited as "Psycho Samba" by Lando.
2-02: Artist given as "Sound of Sim".
2-03: Is credited as "Subversal" by DJ JVM & Georgio.
2-06: Artist given as "Pako & Frederik".

This is the version with the catalog number all printed in capitalized letters.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5033272000527

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
GU006CD John Digweed Global Underground 006: Sydney(2xCD, Comp, Ltd, Mixed, S/Edition) Boxed GU006CD US 1998 Sell This Version
GU006CD John Digweed Global Underground 006: Sydney(2xCD, Comp, Mixed, RE) Boxed GU006CD UK 2000 Sell This Version
gu006cd John Digweed Global Underground 006: Sydney(2xCD, Comp, Mixed) Boxed gu006cd UK 1998 Sell This Version
GU006CD John Digweed Global Underground 006: Sydney(2xCD, Comp, Mixed, Unofficial) Boxed (3) GU006CD Unknown Sell This Version
90509-2 John Digweed Global Underground 001: John Digweed - Sydney(2xCD, Comp, Mixed, Car) Thrive Records 90509-2 US 1998 Sell This Version


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December 29, 2011
edited over 6 years ago

Disk 1 starts off great and climaxes during the mix between "Elements" and "Down the River", which is very well done. Another highlight is "Magic Digital Drum". I am not a fan of the Digweed sound as much as others are, its sort of lacking in variety or energy. It's certainly not one of the best Global Underground, as it is easily outdone by Sasha's and Tenaglia's contributions. I gotta rant for a second here, how does Albion's Air fit in with dark tribal/progressive house? The answer: it doesn't. After thinking about it for a bit, I think I know the problem with this mix. It's track selection. The only songs that are really worth anything are the ones I mention. If it had a better track selection this mix could have been so much more.

Disk 2's highlights obviously include "Stargazer" and "Words (For Love)", and also "Propaganda". But besides those tracks, again we are presented with a rather monotonous barrage of pounding beats. Where is the moodiness, the variety?

The mixing is phenomenal, he layers multiple tracks and mixes in and out like few - scratch that - like no other DJ can. But in the end, its all for naught as the track selection is just plain garbage at times. This is the same problem with Nick Warren's early releases (Prague/Brazil), when you put great songs like "Magic Digital Drum" next to crappy tunes, it makes the crappy songs sound even worse.

I still give it a 4 if for no other reason because "Propaganda" is a badass track.


August 28, 2006
edited over 12 years ago
Just another Digweed GU bomb.

This starts off a bit slow on disk 1 to get you in the mood. Imagine is a great opening track to start you off. From there highlights include Flood before the emortal Elements. If you haven't had the pleasure of hearing this track this would be the CD to get to hear it. This song rocks!! Other highlights on a very smooth first set include Down the River and Slap me Some Skin. Very easy listening.

Disk 2 is the nuts. The last few songs are pretty trancy but up until Words (for love) it is the signs of Digweed again being ahead of the curve. Just nuts early prog and well worth the listen.

Highlights a plenty but check out Rub a Dub. Rocking party beat. Then Release. This absolute rocks before molding into Autobahnana. Lucky enough to have found it on vinyl (limited copies) and I can now mix those freeway sounds into anything I want. This song is nuts!! Driving all the way home. Steel Blue is a great pick to come out of this and this is my pick of the mixes on the CD. Finally Words is just classic and will still rock any room at a party almost 10yrs on, again a must own.

If you don't have this (or any of the other 2 Digweed GUs) really recommend you get it. The man is something else!


February 28, 2003

I took me a little while to get into this mix, but I think I've finally begun to appreciate. This mix seems very ahead of its time and Digweed is able to throw in so many different elements into this mix that it hard to get bored. Digweed does a great job of establishing the mood of the mix with some more subdued trance tracks at the begining of the mix before moving into more housier territory with excellent tracks like "Element" and "Hong Kong Trash". The first disk keeps building before ending perfectly on the mellowed out trance of "Air". The second disk does a good job of extending the mood established on the first disk but is bogged down by an unusual selection of tracks at the end of the second disc(mainly "Words" and "Keep Hope Alive") that really mess with the flow of the album. Overall, an excellent release from Digweed with some amazing mixing featured throughout. 4 out of 5.