Sasha ‎– Global Underground 013: Ibiza

Boxed ‎– GU013CD
2 × CD, Compilation, Mixed

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1-01 Raff & Freddy* Deep Progress
Written-By, Producer – B. Raffenne, DJ Freddy
1-02 MRE The Deep Edge
Written-By, Producer – Jamez
1-03 Resistance D Feel High (Humate Mix)
Producer [Additional Remix] – Gerret FrerichsRemix – HumateVocals – Petra LaserWritten-By, Producer – C. Papendieck*, Maik Maurice, Pascal F.E.O.S.
1-04 Dominica Real Time
Written-By, Producer – Chris Lyth
1-05 Medway The Baseline Track
Written-By – Jesse Skeens
1-06 Sander Kleinenberg My Lexicon
Written-By, Producer – Sander Kleinenberg
1-07 Orbital Nothing Left (Breeder Remix)
Remix, Producer [Additional] – BreederWritten-By, Producer – P & P Hartnoll*
1-08 Christian Smith & John Selway Move!
Written-By, Producer – C. Smith & J. Selway*
1-09 Jimpy Feat. Sarah (134) Talkin' (Tarrantella vs Redanka Remix)
Remix – Tarrentella vs. RedankaRemix, Producer [Additional] – A. Holt*, C. Bourne*Vocals – Sarah (134)Written-By, Producer – Jimpy
1-10 Space Manoeuvres Stage One (Pariah Remix)
Producer, Mixed By – QuivverRemix – Pariah (2)Written-By – John GrahamWritten-By [Remix], Programmed By [Remix], Producer [Remix] – Naughty G, Rowan Blades
1-11 Sander Kleinenberg Sacred (Dub)
Vocals – Carmen*Written-By, Producer – Sander Kleinenberg
1-12 Natious Amber (Silk Mix)
Remix – SilkWritten-By, Producer – T. Ratcliffe*
2-01 BT Fibonacci Sequence
Other [Beat Eq'ing & Compression] – Phillip DaveOther [Kyma Coding & Vocal Manipulations] – Bill RustProgrammed By [Additional], Other [Additional Breaks] – Ronnie Ross*Written-By, Producer – BT
2-02 Paganini Traxx Zoe (Timo Maas Remix)
Remix, Producer [Additional] – Timo MaasWritten-By, Producer – Sam Paganini
2-03 Cass And Slide* Perception
Written-By, Producer – Cass Cutbush, Pete Martin
2-04 Pob Feat. Patrick Reid The Fly
Written-By, Producer – Patrick Reid, Paul Brogden
2-05 Sasha Xpander
Producer – Charlie May, SashaWritten-By – A. Coe*, C. May*, D. Forbes*
2-06 Bluefish One
Written-By, Producer – B. Jamieson*, J. Sutton*
2-07 BT Mercury And Solace (Dub Mix)
Producer, Arranged By – BTWritten-By, Producer – BT, Jan Johnston
2-08 Aquilia Dreamstate (LSG Mix)
Remix – LSG*Remix, Producer [Additional] – Oliver LiebWritten-By, Producer – Aquilia
2-09 Junkie XL Future In Computer Hell (Part 2)
Programmed By [Computer] – Erik SaamanWritten-By, Producer, Engineer, Lyrics By – Junkie XL
2-10 Bedrock Heaven Scent/Lifeline
Written-By, Producer – John Digweed & Nick Muir



Ibiza, Spain.
Latitude: 38°51'N.
Longitude: 01°22'E.
Elevation: 05 Metres.

Country of origin: Made in Portugal.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 689787201321
  • Barcode (Text): 6 89787 20132 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 1): K7GU013 CD A #1 SNV CD
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 2): K7GU013 CD B #1 SNV CD
  • Mastering SID Code (Disc 1 & 2): IFPI LH61

Other Versions (5 of 10) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
GU013T Sasha Global Underground 013: Ibiza(2xCass) Boxed GU013T UK 1999 Sell This Version
GU013CD Sasha Global Underground 013: Ibiza(2xCD, Mixed) Boxed GU013CD UK 1999 Sell This Version
GU013CD, gu013cd Sasha Global Underground 013: Ibiza(2xCD, Comp, Mixed) Boxed, Boxed GU013CD, gu013cd UK 1999 Sell This Version
GU013VIN Sasha Global Underground 013: Ibiza(3x12", Comp, Ltd) Boxed GU013VIN UK 2002 Sell This Version
GU013CDX Sasha Global Underground 013: Ibiza(2xCD, Ltd, Mixed) Boxed GU013CDX UK 1999 Sell This Version


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April 27, 2020
Why have I never been able to find the version of Fibonacci Sequence that is on CD2 here?! As I understand it, it's a version/mix by The Light who co-produced the track with BT, but any commercially available version I have ever come across is different, specifically in the drop that occurs about 5 minutes in. The version on Sasha's mix is a euphoric, chord driven monster whereas all the available to buy options I've ever found are bassy and grimy. Any help in tracking down the one on this mix would be so greatly received!

ps. amazing CD this, one of my favourites ever.


April 26, 2020

GU:013 is the one, as far as the late ’90s/early ’00s progressive house/trance zeitgest is concerned. From the setting in the world’s most famous party destination to the roster of era-defining anthem, this is the essential set text of the whole genre. And let’s not forget the moody face on the cover. Sasha: the original “DJ pin-up” and probably the most in-demand DJ in the world come Anno Domini 1999.

But does it live up to its reputation? For this reviewer, it’s a game of two halves. CD1 is probably the single most perfect progressive set ever laid to compact disc. Late ‘90s progressive house often struggles in the 75 minute constraints of the mix CD. The tunes are just too long, too incremental in their unfurling to really pick up momentum before the CD has already come to an end. Not here. CD1 is paced to absolute perfection. It moves through the various facets of Sasha’s sound - deep, hypnotic house, rhythmic progressive builders, summery trance breakdowns, tribal NYC grooves and big emotive climaxes - without missing a beat. It has the massive classics like My Lexicon and Stage One, but also the crate-digger obscurities that you wouldn’t find many other DJs in possession of.

Most importantly it’s mixed to perfection. It still surprises me how many people still seem to think this was a traditional vinyl mix, because there’s an enormous amount of post-production at work here. If you know the original versions of these records you can easily hear how Sasha and his engineer broke them down into individual samples which they then layered into the mix so that elements of each tune meld endlessly into the next one, sometimes reoccurring minutes after the transition has supposedly finished. Elsewhere, tunes are edited and reconstructed and filters and additional FX loop over tracks to add yet more subliminal ear candy to the mix. It’s that extra attention to detail that really makes this a classic. At a time when digitally mixed CDs were becoming commonplace on the market (not least in the GU series) Sasha took the practise to another level. No matter how many times I listen to GU:013 I can always hear something new, some extra bit of mixing artistry I’d never consciously processed before.

CD2, as has been noted elsewhere, is all about the hits. 10 tunes in 75 minutes, three of those running in at almost ten minutes a pop. If CD1 is all about pacing and perfectly contoured energy, CD2 really is about gluing together the biggest records in Sasha’s box and letting the music do the talking. It’s still a blast to listen to, but in places it feels disjointed and lacking in the hypnotic flow you would expect from this style of music. As a result I struggle somewhat, and I find myself putting this disc on less often than the first.

In the age-old debate about which is the superior Sasha effort for this label - San Francisco or Ibiza - I find myself torn. San Fran is more consistently excellent across both discs, but neither one of them is as perfect as CD1 here. For 75 minutes or so you’re hearing The Man Like, and indeed the whole genre, as good as he would ever sound. And that’s no small praise.


November 1, 2019
20 years on this is still unreal. What an album!


April 25, 2019

..... Beyond !

a must have for all GU list


February 5, 2018
Funny story. Back when this came out I downloaded it (Audio Galaxy anyone?) and it was ripped as a single track but mislabeled as global underground San Francisco. I had no clue who was Sasha was anyways but really liked the set. Standout tunes to me were Xpander and Mercury & Solace and it took me a while to ID them. Eventually I collected almost every tune here.
I really don’t care how Sasha did the mixing but it really is a masterpiece. The tune selection is superb and the flow outstanding. I feel if I was given the best technology of today and a century to mix I still couldn’t get close to it.
In my opinion this mix is Sasha’s best and is on par with northern exposure series.


August 8, 2017

I can see why this is for so many people the best GU mix and best Sasha mix (excluding Northern Exposure 1 and 2), but it's not for me. It's still a 5-star mix but I tend to like San Francisco better. I think GU 009 was perfect for that time in progressive electronic music and Ibiza was just more of the same to me. I love both but San Francisco brings back more of the vibe of that time for me.


August 16, 2016
After seeing Sasha , John Digweed & Jimmy Van M in 1999 in New York at Twilo for there 2nd year anniversary - 2 weeks later this cd came out ... And Yes these tracks were played (also) at Twilo NY ... This is still the best mix cd of all time ..... Sasha & Digweed were at there peak in 1999/2000 era of Progressive House and no one could match there skill set ....
Now all DJs play a one hour set and good bye .......


November 17, 2015
edited over 4 years ago

cd1, probably one of the best mixes ever.


November 25, 2012
Jiggawatt - Trance mix? What? CD 1 is NOT trance in anyway shape or form. Typical 100% prog house. If you think CD2 is the fave then fairy muff pal but I've followed Sasha & prog house in general / Dj'd from 1992. It's not about the 4/4 method & BPM but the slightest of touches as in Resistance D's Feel High with the bubble effects in the break! Only happens once but makes the track! San Fran? Anthems? DJ Sakin, Freaky Chakra, Morgan King, Oliver Lieb & Quivver??? Righto...


April 8, 2012
edited over 8 years ago

On this release you see two very contrasting discs. The first is the traditional progressive house sound that Sasha is known for, the second a banging, driving trance mix. Newcomers to trance tend to like the more loud and bombastic music as opposed to the more subtle and deep tracks, and thus CD2 is the more popular of the two discs among most listeners. However, I'd argue that CD1 is just as good, and what makes the first disc are two tracks by Sander Kleinenberg, "My Lexicon", and the dub of "Sacred". These are definitive Ibiza anthems, encompassing the Balearic summer beach feel that Ibiza is known for. The first disc is less accessible, and takes more listens to fully understand and appreciate. Ultimately, I believe many will find it the better of the two discs. It is perhaps one of the best single discs of all of Global Underground. Of course, the mixing on both discs are no less impressive than any other Sasha release.

Many argue that this is the best Global Underground mix album. There's some merit to that claim, but a lot of this argument is by virtue of its popularity and mass appeal. No other Global Underground CD packed in as many anthems on one release as this one did, with classics "Xpander", "Heaven Scent", "Perception", and "Mercury & Solace". Most other Global Underground CDs follow their namesake - they feature underground hits, the lesser known songs. Sasha's San Francisco release, for instance, is comparable to this one in style, but neglects the inclusion of any overwhelmingly popular anthem on either of its discs. For this reason, San Francisco gains some credibility in comparison to its successor Ibiza.

I'm not quite convinced this is the best Global Underground release, but it is definitely the best trance mix in the series.