Various ‎– Summer Trax Vol.1

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Sakkaris Records ‎– SRLP 50071/2
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2 × Vinyl, LP, Compilation
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(P) 1993, Sakkaris Records

Sakkaris Records thanks the following record companies and labels for their cooperation: ALA BIANCA, AMERICAN MUSIC, BLANCO Y NEGRO, B.M.G. ARIOLA Greece, BOUNCE Rec., CALYPSO Rec., D.F.C., DIG-IT, DISCOMAGIC, DISC-O-VERY, EXPANDED MUSIC, FAZE 2, IRMA Rec., MANY Rec., NOW DISCS, ONIZOM MUSIC, PULSE 8, TRANCE Rec.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout of LP 1, Side A): SAC 50071 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout of LP 1, Side B): SAC 50071 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout of LP 2, Side D): SAC 50072 D

Other Versions (2 of 2) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SRCD 50071/2 Various Summer Trax Vol.1(2xCD, Comp) Sakkaris Records SRCD 50071/2 Greece 1993 Sell This Version
SRMC 50071/2 Various Summer Trax Vol.1(2xCass, Comp, Dol) Sakkaris Records SRMC 50071/2 Greece 1993 Sell This Version

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VelktronDJ

VelktronDJ

November 14, 2012
edited over 5 years ago

A nostalgic release by Sakkaris records, the "unsung hero" of the Greek disco & dance music records publiscing scene. This compilation captures all the spirit of that period right after the "acid rave" era between 1990-1992 and the transition to "real" Eurobeat/Eurodance soon after in 1993-1994. Unfortunately, Sakkaris Records stopped releasing compilations soon after this release, and so "missed out" on what was to follow, probably due to FM Records' and Polygram's monopoly in that field, and their fierce competition with licensing artists and songs.

Either way, this is a very solid 1993 Techno compilation, combining both residual acid rave/early techno elements with more mellow house, ragga and proto-eurodance tracks. Sakkaris quality from start to end, for those who know. Classic names like Praga Khan & Bit Max coexist with covers of Moonlight Shadow and The Logical Song, as well as with early Datura tracks and many rare singles and b-sides of the era. There are unusual tracks like Funky Guitar, and surprises like a different version of The Beloved's "Sweet Harmony"! It really sits nicely between all that "Rave" mania of the previous years, and the "Golden Age" of Euro Dance that came right after it, and is a must-have addition to any serious collector's lineup.

That "vol. 1" in the title should make one hope that a sequel of comparable quality was released...I would sure love to see that!