John Digweed ‎– MMII

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Bedrock Records ‎– PEA-CD-6166-2
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1 Pollon Lonely Planet
Written-By – Pollon
7:09
2 Pole Folder & CP Dust
Arranged By – CP*Engineer, Recorded By – Alain BultotWritten-By, Producer – Pole Folder
8:19
3 Bermuda Triangle (2) Mooger Fooger
Percussion – Peter BadenWritten-By, Producer – Ariane Nilsen aka Arta*, Jan-Tore Diesen aka Ivor*, Nils Lausund aka Noa*
5:32
4 Sean Q6 Of Course
Written-By, Producer – Sean Cusick
4:59
5 Flash Brothers Protect The Sense
Written-By, Producer – Ilan Flaishler, Ruven Flaishler, Shmuel Flaishler
4:48
6 108 Grand Te Quiero (Darren Emerson Remix)
Remix – Darren EmersonWritten-By, Producer – Ben Chapman
9:21
7 Shakespear's Sister Black Sky (Dub Extravaganza Part 2)
Producer – Alan Moulder, Shakespear's SisterRemix – Darren Emerson, Rick SmithWritten-By – Guiot*, Detroit*, Fahey*, Ferrera*
8:20
8 James Holden I Have Put Out The Light
Vocals – Jenny HoldenWritten-By, Producer – James Holden
4:43
9 Spooky Belong (Vocal Club Mix)
Vocals – Julie DaskeWritten-By, Producer – Charlie May, Duncan Forbes
8:54
10 Mandalay Deep Love (Charlie May Remix)
Producer – Mandalay, Michael Ade*Remix – Charlie MayWritten-By – Nicola Hitchcock, Saul Freeman
8:58

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(P) & (C) 2002 Bedrock Music Ltd.
Manufactured and distributed under exclusive license to Pioneer Entertainment (USA) Inc.

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  • Barcode: 013023616622

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BEDCD4 John Digweed MMII(CD, Mixed) Bedrock Records BEDCD4 UK 2002 Sell This Version
PEA-MC-6166-4 John Digweed MMII(Cass, Ltd, Mixed) Bedrock Records PEA-MC-6166-4 UK 2002 Sell This Version
PEA-LP-6166-5 John Digweed MMII(3xLP, Comp) Bedrock Records PEA-LP-6166-5 UK 2002 Sell This Version
EQGCD005 John Digweed MMII(CD, Comp, Mixed) EQ Recordings EQGCD005 Australia 2002 Sell This Version
R2 78185 John Digweed MMII(CD, Comp, Mixed) Warner Strategic Marketing R2 78185 US 2002 Sell This Version

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PMJ380

PMJ380

November 7, 2015

This is a 2002 release with no vocal house and has more of a break feel to it as he was with bedrock at the time. The break element I like and is a great mix from a good time period.
jiggawhat

jiggawhat

June 17, 2012
edited over 5 years ago

I must say, I wasn't particularly impressed by MMII. Digweed is known for his style (around this time) that just plods along until there's one standout track. This mix is no exception, and the payoff track is James Holden's "I Have Put Out The Light". Compared to GU019, the build up was not as good. This is a very highly rated mix but I do not believe this one of Digweed's best efforts. Perhaps it is true that Sasha is necessary to bring back atmosphere and emotion into Digweed's mixes, because otherwise they are borderline robotic in nature. I am being harsh on this mix, because its certainly not bad by any stretch. It just boils down to the fact that the development, the build-up, is lacking and fails to captivate the listener.
Tennant

Tennant

August 24, 2009
I've always thought that of the major DJs, Digweed's sets translated worst onto CDs for home-listening. Live he'd spin dark, pounding mixes - powerful, danceable and sinister. But unless you want to annoy the neighbours by switching off all of your lights and turning up a Digweed CD until your house shakes, his mixes are, dare-I-say, boring to listen to at home for the most part.

When many artists change their direction and style, they are met with criticism. But with MMII, Digweed was thinking the right way. He took his dark skills and morphed his devil's trance into a quieter, more progressive mix perfectly suitable for home listening. Beginning with the delightful Lonely Planet, we are soon into Dust with its beautiful enchanting vocal. Mooger Fooger sounds like a lighter version of what Diggers would normally play - spacey and mysterious. We reach a weak spot with the next two tracks, they just don't go anywhere, but Te Quiero is amazing; a rare Underworld classic. My favourite track follows, another fabulous Underworld mix of the haunting Black Sky. Here we hit the typical "Digweed high" about 2/3 in where all the tracks really take off, and it's great right until the end of Deep Love which is what you should be feeling about MMII at this point.

Overall, a nice mix and one of Digger's best CDs in my opinion - not for hard fans of his typical spooky glowstick-waving style. However I felt that this disc had a short shelf life... I really liked it for a bit but it wasn't long before it grew "old", unlike some other classics. But being cheap, it's definitely worth a listen.
zangief_pilam

zangief_pilam

February 12, 2005
edited over 13 years ago
Just gave this album a thorough listen yesterday and it knocked my socks off. The mellow start provides such a build up by the time Flash Brothers and Te Quiero kick in that it just draws you in and makes you bang your head in an exctatic sort of way... Holden, of course, provides with another genius eerie athmospheric song and then the rest finishes it up nicely.

Very rich and complete mix.
SamPope

SamPope

December 17, 2004
edited over 13 years ago

Normally, when one thinks of John Digweed, one thinks of deep, banging progressive house. Not here. This is Digweed's most somber mix yet, sounding more akin to a Northern Exposure release than any of his Global Underground releases. Digger does pick up the pace about midway through the mix, but this is more of a mood piece than a club mix. And like any mix album, there are some awesome tracks, and there are some stinkers too. Lonely Planet's 'Pollon' has a resonatingly beautiful synth loop that will immediately catch your ear, while Pole Folder & CP's 'Dust' is a beautiful, spacy down-tempo piece with some beautiful vocals and nice ambient washing synths. On the more up-tempo side, James Holden's 'I Have Put Out The Light' is absolutely chilling, while Spooky's 'Belong' has an addictive house groove and a gorgeous female vocal, both of which you'll be humming for weeks. The best track goes to Darren Emerson's phenomenal remix of 108 Grand's 'Te Quiero', with it's multiple layers of beautiful swirling melodies and bouncing beat. The rest of the tracks range from average, to annoying (as in the case of Sean Q6's 'Of Course'). So while this isn't Digweed's best effort, it most certainly isn't bad, and is recommended to anyone who enjoys the more melodic, somber side of progressive house.
montie

montie

June 19, 2003
This album didn't recieve the attention it deserves because it was released in a time when its sound was getting old and innovation was needed (which came with Sasha's ADD).
I give props to John Digweed for putting together a great compilation, but I feel that he should have put something more "different" together if he wanted to push the envelope of the genre even more.

Nevertheless, this is one of the best releases from John Digweed. It shows the true beauty of progressive house/trance.
The mix starts out slow, but deep and picks up energy as it goes on. James Holden's "I have put out the light" puts you on an incredible high. Spooky's "belong" eases you out and on to the end into Charlie May's incredible remix of "Deep Love" which brings you on another incredible rush.

This album is a must for those who love progressive house/trance, and those who are just getting into the genre.
markosantos

markosantos

May 15, 2003

John Digweed is John Digweed, and by that I mean one of the best dj's in the world. He proves it again in this mature and solid album, as mature as his previous albums even from "Journey of a DJ". Well the journey seems to be going on the right direction.

This record proves how beautiful music is, and is not all about banging on your speakers, it's a real trip full with colors and textures, by that I mean the contrasting styles of remixes by Darren Emerson and Charlie May, and production masters such as Sean Q6 and Pole Folder & CP.

A must have album.
ravecore99

ravecore99

April 1, 2003

Well this cd doesn't sound like your usual Digweed CD (such as Bedrock or GU014: Hong Kong) but reminds me more of the older Digweed, such as Northern Exposure.

The cd starts out dreamy, melts into some form of house (which I don't much care for) and weaves through techno and trance to end with an excellent climax. The climax is reached in James Holden's I Have Put Out The Light and continues through the next two tracks when the cd ends, too soon I always think.

Basically if you like Northern Exposure 1, 2 or 3 then you might like this cd. If you like Digweed for his "progressive" GU014, GU019 and Bedrock then chances are you won't.