Various ‎– X-Mix-1 - The MFS-Trip

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Alien Nation Intro 0:30
Gemini 6 Skysoaring 6:08
True Love Breath Of Stars 3:23
Effective Force Diamond Bullet 2:42
Cosmic Baby Cosmikk Trigger I 5:09
Cosmic Baby Oh Supergirl 4:39
Microglobe High On Hope 3:30
Voov Strobe Light 2:13
Futurhythm Transmanic 3:15
Cosmic Baby The Space Track 7:03
Humate Love Stimulation (Lovemix) 5:25
Cosmic Baby Heaven's Tears 3:59
The Visions Of Shiva How Much Can You Take? (Physical) 5:01
Cosmic Baby Sweet Dreams For Kaa 2:42
Loopzone Natural High 4:14
The Visions Of Shiva Perfect Night 4:10

Versions (6)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MFS 7045-2 Various X-Mix-1 - The MFS-Trip(CD, Comp, Mixed) MFS MFS 7045-2 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
MFS 7045-1 Various X-Mix-1 - The MFS Trip(LP, Mixed) MFS MFS 7045-1 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
MFS 7045-1 Various X-Mix-1 - The MFS Trip(LP, Mixed, TP, W/Lbl) MFS MFS 7045-1 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
MFS 7045-4 Various X-Mix-1 - The MFS-Trip(Cass, Mixed) MFS MFS 7045-4 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
!K7023VHS, RTD 387.0023.5 Paul van Dyk X-Mix-1 - The MFS-Trip(VHS, Comp, Mixed) Stud!o K7, Stud!o K7 !K7023VHS, RTD 387.0023.5 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
MFS 7045-2 Various X-Mix-1 - The MFS-Trip(CD, Mixed, RM, RE) MFS MFS 7045-2 Europe 1998 Sell This Version

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fhw4979

fhw4979

October 6, 2013
referencing X-Mix-1 - The MFS-Trip, CD, Mixed, RM, RE, MFS 7045-2

I have to agree with the last review. This is likely my favorite DJ mix and I own literally thousands of them. This mix spawned an obsession with the MFS label to the point that I had to track down every release, not easy in the USA. The music here never fails to mesmerize me. A+++++++++++++++ Brilliant!!!!!!!
dchicago909

dchicago909

February 5, 2009
referencing X-Mix-1 - The MFS-Trip, CD, Comp, Mixed, MFS 7045-2
I have to agree with the last reviewer on this one. When this CD came out it was extremenly well receieved as the effort in pulling these jams together must have ben considerable! I think it's also a great example of how spacey and melodic trance could be against a backdrop of GOA style trance emerging which was not erm... so melodic? You have to remember this is 1993 and trace was relatively new in town. I think the overall result is great and I played this frequently alongside the Psychotrance mixes. Comparing it these days it does feel a bit flat but the good memories and appreciation hold it up in my mind nevertheless.

Stakkertoo

Stakkertoo

January 6, 2008
referencing X-Mix-1 - The MFS-Trip, CD, Mixed, RM, RE, MFS 7045-2

This album still to this day is my favourite DJ mix of all time. Since listening to this in 1993 I have gone right through the spectrum of dance music and although I no longer listen to trance or it's descendants I still hold this mix up as an example of how good music can sound when put together with similar tracks.

I have spent the last 13 years slowly collecting each record from this mix on vinyl.

Awesome.
fabriknos

fabriknos

October 12, 2007
referencing X-Mix-1 - The MFS-Trip, CD, Comp, Mixed, MFS 7045-2
There's a reason the pitch shifting is obvious in this mix and that's because these records were literally all over the place bpm-wise, and without beatmatching the majority of them, there would have been a lot of cheap fades between tracks and no consistent energy. In his defense Paul picked good points in the tracks to introduce the pitch shift, and he did quick cuts between some tracks as well to change it up. Sure you never want to do it, but better that than never getting consistency in the mix. After all these years I still think this is a wonderful example of trance in a time when it was fast paced, atmospheric, creative, hypnotic, but tasteful... all the things good trance should be... and Paul did a great job capturing that sound at its peak.
planet-noise

planet-noise

April 24, 2007
edited over 10 years ago
referencing X-Mix-1 - The MFS-Trip, CD, Comp, Mixed, MFS 7045-2

PITCH PAUL, PITCH!!!

This is one of the worst DJ sets I have ever heard. Garbage, Crap or whatever you call it. I just can't imagine someone like Paul Van Dyke, doing such an awful work. DJing is NOT just about synchronizing 'Beat on Beat', but a FEEL which in this case is totally currupted.
OK, I admit it's no so easy to do a set from all of those different styles of music and tempos, and make 'em all sound 'together', but in here, there's not even an attempt to do so (What's the musical connection between "Transonic" and "Space Track"? etc.)

Even as a 'Beat on Beat' set, it doesn't sounds good: First of all, many tracks are too-fast and high pitched, which is almost always sounds bad. Then, in many places the pitch is roughly adjusted and you can easyly note the miss-tune which benn caused because of this, and this is something that happens all along this CD, especially on "Cosmic Trigger", "Sweet Dream For Kaa", "How Much Can You Take?"... Well, I can take it no longer. This is require a special telent to totally ruin really good music, which can be easly put in the mix if you know what you're doing, or maybe there's an attempt to ruin Cosmic Baby's classics...?

So, the music here is brilliant but the DJ mix doesn't work. This is a good example which prooves once more that a DJ can "do the patry" or not.

Easy with the pitch slider, Paul!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
fabriknos

fabriknos

March 15, 2004
referencing X-Mix-1 - The MFS-Trip, CD, Mixed, RM, RE, MFS 7045-2

this is THE definitive ambient-trance compilation, mixed during the more tasteful years of PvD. the classics are here - "Love Stimulation" and "The Space Track" among them. though the standout track for me has always been "High on Hope" by Microglobe, one of the best tech/trance releases of all time in my opinion. pure bliss to hear that track on here, alongside such other great classics from the Golden Dyys of trance. a must, must have!
FleshMaster69

FleshMaster69

December 12, 2003
referencing X-Mix-1 - The MFS-Trip, CD, Mixed, RM, RE, MFS 7045-2
This is Paul van Dyks first dj-mix compilation from summer 1993. It was recorded for a joint project between then video-producers !K7 and MFS. Pauls original master mix for this album was recorded onto reel-to-reel tape and during the process of rewinding the master-tape, he managed to spaghetti the entire master, rendering it completely unusable. That tape was binned. This mix was his second attempt.
Even though many of the tracks and MFS artists are unknown, it contains some classic moments and still puts many so-called trance compilations to shame.
For those interested, they should check the first ever trance compilation also from MFS "Tranceformed from beyond".
ravecore99

ravecore99

April 22, 2003
referencing X-Mix-1 - The MFS-Trip, CD, Mixed, RM, RE, MFS 7045-2

I have heard almost all of the tracks on this cd. It seems that Cosmic Baby makes a huge appearance, and that is a good thing.

All of the tracks on this cd are classics. I can't comment on the mixing or track order since I have not heard this actual cd, but rather the individual tracks.

This cd would be a great way to get introduced to Trance, from the early 90's.