SM-Trax ‎– Got The Groove / ...Is Calling

Avex Trax ‎– AVTCDS-185, Club Tools ‎– AVTCDS-185
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1 Got The Groove (SM Radio Edit) 3:55
2 Got The Groove (SM In Motion Mix) 7:30
3 Got The Groove (SM In Motion Dub Mix) 7:29
4 Got The Groove (DJ Tomcraft Mix)
Remix – DJ Tomcraft*
5 Got The Groove (C.J. Stone Pleasure Mix)
Remix – Akira Yamamoto, C.J. Stone*
6 Got The Groove (SM's Clubbing Cut) 7:02
7 ...Is Calling (Radio Edit) 3:49
8 ...Is Calling (Radio Without Organ Mix) 3:48
9 ...Is Calling (SM In Motion Vocal Mix) 7:24
10 ...Is Calling (SM's Clubbing Cut) 6:58
11 ...Is Calling (Caba Kroll Pres. C.J. Stone Pleasure Mix)
Remix – Akira Yamamoto, C.J. Stone*, Caba Kroll
12 ...Is Calling (Olav Basoski Remix)
Remix – Olav Basoski
13 ...Is Calling (Marc Manga Remix)
Remix – Marc Manga

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July 9, 2003

"Got The Groove" is my long-time favourite. I heard it long time ago (in 1999) on a radio. Then, I have spent few months asking everyone who's track was that. I was surprised to find out it was by SM-Trax because I've heard "Climb On Top" before that and I didn't like it. But "Got The Groove" was just a love at first listening.
"...Is Calling" may be referred to as the sequel to "Got The Groove" because of the vocals. Vocals in "Got The Groove" are "In the beginning there was house music and house music had its own groove..." and vocals in "...Is Calling" are "What is house music? House is a unique form of music..." So, it's basically two profuse talks about house music :). I don't actually have anything to say about "...Is Calling". I can listen to it, but I can live happily without listening to it... Just standard progressive house track. Nothing special.

What I don't like about this CD is that most of the tracks are the same. Track 1 is the short version of track 2. Track 2 is an extended version of track 1 :) - original full length version of "Got The Groove". Track 3 is instrumental version of track 2 (considering that there are not many vocals in the original track, instrumental version is quite meaningless). So, basically first 3 tracks are the same. Track 4, 5 and 6 are, however, pretty different to the originals, especially the DJ Tomcraft remix. But I don't like the remixes... They're quite boring. CJ Stone & Akira Yamamoto's mix is pretty similar to the original. But it has different beats and the synth is a bit modified. Track 7 is the short version of track 9, track 8 is the same as track 7 but without organ (now, this was absolutely meaningless - the difference between these two is negligibly small). Track 9 is the original full length version of "...Is Calling". Track 10 is instrumental version of track 9 (again, quite meaningless considering the amount of vocals). So, again, you're getting 4 tracks which are the same. The rest are the remixes of "...Is Calling". Again, the remixes are quite boring. CJ Stone/Akira Yamamoto's mix is similar to the original track (as usual). I guess these guys don't really have their own ideas, so they just make small modifications to the original track and give it out as a remix. But Olav Basoski does bring some cool beats in. The only good remix on this CD. I always dig his stuff. Marc Manga provides us with a hard house remix, which is not really my taste. Overall, 4 marks, but only because "Got The Groove" is on it.