Various ‎– Reactivate 11: Stinger Beats & Techno Rays

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React ‎– REACT CDX 88
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Reactivate – 11
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1 Hoschi The Tribe 4:02
2 Kinetic A.T.O.M. Borg Destroyer 4:34
3 Blu Peter The Pictures In My Mind (Arabesque Mix) 3:40
4 Aura Infinity Acid Bottle 3:40
5 De Niro Evolver 3:29
6 Positivity Positivity's Knirvana 2:18
7 DJ Scot Project U (I Got A Feeling) (V-Mix) 5:02
8 Choci & EC 1 Give It To Me 5:46
9 Fierce Child Gonna Getcha (Danny's Euro Energy Dub) 3:33
10 Skylab (2) Accident 3:04
11 Overcharge Whiplash
Featuring – G-Meter
2:44
12 Pablo Gargano Blow Your Mind 3:12
13 Pro-Active Technicidat 3:50
14 Seb Rainbow Islands (Friends Lovers & Family Mix)
Remix – Friends, Lovers & Family
5:39
15 Third Man Planet Hunters 3:44
16 16C+ Gospel 2000 4:08
17 Albion (2) This Is For 8:27

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Also available unmixed - as REACT CD 88.

Other Versions (5 of 6) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
REACT CD88 Various Reactivate 11 - Stinger Beats & Techno Rays(2xCD, Comp + Box) React REACT CD88 UK 1996 Sell This Version
EL 77017 / DISC1, EL 77017 / DISC ONE Various Reactivate 11 - Обжигающие Техно Лучи - Disc1(CD, Comp) Electric Records, Союз, React, Electric Records EL 77017 / DISC1, EL 77017 / DISC ONE Russia 1996 Sell This Version
REACT LP88 Various Reactivate 11 - Stinger Beats & Techno Rays(3xLP, Comp) React REACT LP88 UK 1996 Sell This Version
REACT CD88 Various Reactivate 11 (Stinger Beats & Techno Rays)(2xCD, Comp + Box) React, MDS, DanceNet REACT CD88 Australia & New Zealand 1996 Sell This Version
EL 77017 / DISC 2, EL 77017 / DISC TWO Various Reactivate 11 - Обжигающие Техно Лучи - Disc2(CD, Comp) Electric Records, Союз, React, Electric Records EL 77017 / DISC 2, EL 77017 / DISC TWO Russia 1996 Sell This Version

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Sneaky-Peanut

Sneaky-Peanut

March 15, 2010

I agree with the_psychologist all the way withy this one. The thing is I had no idea there were mixed versions of Reactivates available til I found one in a charity shop. On listening to it, I can't wait to get the unmixed version, but for now this will do as a 'listening copy'. Only just.

The fact is, while the tracks are good, the mixing is severely bad. While the syncing is fine, and Choci even throws in a few harmonic transitions (though I expect more by luck than judgement), the whole set is made almost unlistenable by incredibly confusing mixes. This is simply because ol' Choci CANNOT COUNT! Seriously, listen and see. Tracks come in on the second, third or fourth beat, often during breakdowns or after the first snippet of the chorus. The result? An incredibly clumsy, rushed mix. It is impossible to make any sense of track 12 into 13 simply because of Choci's inability to tap eight beats. How he ever created tracks of his own is beyond me.
the_psychologist

the_psychologist

October 8, 2008

You know, this mix, while being a bit of a classic, has some huge problems.

First, the actual mixing by Choci is pretty shocking. It seems like he's trying to get as many tracks in as possible without really considering whether he's playing the best parts of each. Very awkward phrasing to boot.

The second problem is the track "Rainbow Islands", which is cheezier than fromage au gratin. I know that Reactivate 10 also had that happy piano tune, which served as a similar downer in an otherwise incredible mix, but "Rainbow Islands" is fifty times worse.

Aside from those problems, the track selection is a very interesting blend of German and UK Acid/Techno/Trance. There are some massive tunes on here.

My recommendation is to buy the double unmixed CD, which has a pile of great tracks in high quality for your own mixing use. Then you can slap them together in Ableton or something and pretend like Choci never created this.