Various ‎– Armada Trance 9

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1-1 Chicane Hiding All The Stars (Michael Woods Remix)
Remix – Michael Woods
4:31
1-2 Tomcraft Loneliness 2010 (Myon & Shane 54 Remix)
Remix – Myon & Shane 54
4:12
1-3 Way Out West Future Perfect (Ruben De Ronde Remix)
Remix – Ruben De Ronde
4:56
1-4 Glenn Morrison Feat. Cathy Burton Symptoms Of A Stranger 3:41
1-5 Beltek Eclipse 3:30
1-6 Vadim Soloviev Blue Funk (Skytech Remix)
Remix – Skytech
3:26
1-7 The Blizzard (2) & Omnia (2) Metanoia (Dennis Sheperd Remix)
Remix – Dennis Sheperd
3:11
1-8 Max Graham Feat. Neev Kennedy Sun In The Winter (Estiva Remix)
Remix – Estiva
4:46
1-9 Nash & Pepper Feat. Rogue Raven Am I Wrong (Mike Foyle Remix)
Remix – Mike Foyle
3:16
1-10 Markus Schulz Feat. Khaz Dark Heart Waiting (Coldharbour Dub Mix) 4:23
1-11 M6 The Flow (Skytech Remix)
Remix – Skytech
3:54
1-12 Chris Reece & Luciana Di Nardo Still Breathin' (Jessus Remix)
Remix – Jessus
4:08
1-13 Josh Gabriel Presents Winter Kills My Friend (Josh Gabriel Remix)
Presenter – Josh Gabriel
5:20
1-14 J Nitti* Feat Plavka Surrender 4:54
1-15 Shogun (15) Feat. Emma Lock Save Me 5:33
1-16 Francis Preve* Marina (Tritonal's Abduction Mix)
Remix – Tritonal
3:24
1-17 W&W Vs Jonas Stenberg Alligator Fuckhouse 4:05
1-18 David Forbes Katsu 6:32
2-1 Thomas Bronzwaer Collider (Intro Mix) 4:49
2-2 Arnej The Strings That Bind Us 3:50
2-3 Dash Berlin Feat. Solid Sessions Janeiro (Signum Remix)
Remix – Signum
4:03
2-4 The Thrillseekers Savanna (Daniel Wanrooy Remix)
Remix – Daniel Wanrooy
4:16
2-5 Allende Tricky Waters (Aguada Remix)
Remix – Aguada
3:46
2-6 M.I.K.E. Presents Plastic Boy Aquarius
Presenter – M.I.K.E.
4:27
2-7 Signum First Strike 2010 (Sebastian Brandt Remix)
Remix – Sebastian Brandt
4:40
2-8 Claudia Cazacu Valley Of The Kings (Dereck Recay Remix)
Remix – Dereck Recay
4:40
2-9 Storm Storm (Mark Sherry & Dr Willis's 'Flashback' Mix)
Remix – Dr Willis, Mark Sherry
4:19
2-10 Sophie Sugar Vs Sunlounger Lost Together (Armin Van Buuren Mash Up)
Remix [Mashup] – Armin Van Buuren
3:43
2-11 Aly & Fila Feat. Denise Rivera My Mind Is With You 3:15
2-12 Binary Finary 1998 (Alex M.O.R.P.H. Remix)
Remix – Alex M.O.R.P.H.
3:15
2-13 Paul Trainer Deal With It 3:43
2-14 Arctic Moon True Romance 4:24
2-15 Matt Everson Heist Manoeuvre 4:10
2-16 The Space Brothers Everywhere I Go (Claudia Cazacu Vocal Mix)
Remix – Claudia Cazacu
3:00
2-17 Andy Moor Feat. Carrie Skipper She Moves (DNS Project Remix)
Remix – DNS Project
4:37
2-18 Paul Webster (3) Punchbag 5:14

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ПРЗ CD00115 Various Armada Trance 9(2xCD, Comp, Mixed, Dig) Open Gate Records ПРЗ CD00115 Russia 2010 Sell This Version

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August 16, 2018
edited 10 months ago

For fans of trance dating back to the early '90s and still able to hang in there through the aughts to the current [still-new] millennium, Armada is a desirable label that remains to champion the cause. In 2018, Armada is almost practically the only game [still] in town; constantly signing a myriad of artists and producers left and right for digital distribution. Ten years ago, Armada mixes on CD or 2CD were ubiquitous, competing in a still-crowded field when trance and techno compilations were easily found on the retail shelves of Tower, Virgin Megastores, Barnes & Noble, Best Buy, Circuit City(!?!?), etc.
Armada stood out from the rest of the pack for their attention to quality, albeit while sticking to the formula.

This [Volume 9] double-CD is typical of Armada's calibre; an engaging and compelling mix of quality tracks from both well-known and (at the time) up and coming emerging artists, some classics, and some then-new tracks. The mixes are seamless; the selections blend effortlessly and imperceptibly together. No doubt, by this time (2010) mixed digitally to eliminate any errors in key and beat-matching, and to insure standardized audio levels.

Well, this affectation of high-calibre distinction all contributes to an even-keeled sterility that keeps the overall results as being subdued, muted, and somewhat low-energy. A lot of times, nothing really jumps out or stands apart from the rest. Thankfully, most of the emotion arrives periodically with passionate female vocals that give extra color to avoid anonymity, and prevent overall blandness or mediocrity. It's apparent that diva-fronted trance takes major cues from DELERIUM and CONJURE ONE's classic works with Sarah McClachlan, Sinead O'Connor, etc.

Curiously enough, I think that disc 2 is "better" than the first disc of this double-disc set. The tracks are more distinctive, with much more dynamic, and fuller with energy and life. I give CD1 a 3-star rating, while CD2 gets 4 stars. Both are more than adequate shining examples of uplifting and atmospheric progressive trance, although we could use more of hard trance injection into the proceedings, for my tastes.

8 to 10 years after the fact, this music is almost the forgotten "unheard" music; basically ignored on college radio where tastes are practically dictated by Spotify and Instagram. So during the Summer months when students are nowhere to be found on campus, and student DJ's abandon their late-night, early morning time-slots, I'll plan (as usual) to avoid broadcasting youtube video tracks over terrestrial air, or MP3s from a laptop-- and pop this CD2 from Armada's Vol.9 into the [actual] CD deck and broadcast 75 minutes nonstop of great, not to be forgotten trance electronica.

*On KXLU 88.9 fm radio, Loyola-Marymount University, Los Angeles; streaming on kxlu.com