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Matthias Matthew Hoffmann
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Early Cygnus X releases were a collaboration between Ralf Hildenbeutel & Matthias Hoffmann. Now it is only Matthias Hoffmann.
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Albums

Cygnus X - F.A.C.T. album art Carl Cox The Orange Theme Carl Cox - F.A.C.T. (Comp) React France 1995 Sell This Version
Cygnus X - The Remixers Tony De Vit album art Tony De Vit Turn Around (Tony De Vit Remix) (as Cygnus-X) Tony De Vit - The Remixers Tony De Vit Fantazia UK 1996 Sell This Version
Cygnus X - Abduction album art Andrew Souter Orange Theme (Original Mix) Andrew Souter - Abduction (Comp) Solid State Records UK 1996 Sell This Version
Cygnus X - Northern Exposure 2 album art Sasha And John Digweed* Positron Sasha And John Digweed* - Northern Exposure 2 Ministry Of Sound UK 1997 Sell This Version
Cygnus X - The Trance Sound Of Dance Tuning Disco album art Sterbinszky The Orange Theme (Bervoets & De Goeij Mix) Sterbinszky - The Trance Sound Of Dance Tuning Disco (Comp) EMI Hungary 1999 Sell This Version
Cygnus X - Gatecrasher Wet album art Various The Orange Theme (Moonman's Orange Juice Remix) Various - Gatecrasher Wet (Comp) INCredible Australia 1999 Sell This Version
Cygnus X - Live At Innercity - Amsterdam RAI album art DJ Tiësto The Orange Theme (Moonman's Orange Juice Mix) DJ Tiësto - Live At Innercity - Amsterdam RAI ID&T, Sony Music Media Netherlands 1999 Sell This Version
Cygnus X - Ibiza Mix 99 album art Various The Orange Theme Various - Ibiza Mix 99 (Comp) Blanco Y Negro (2) Spain 1999 Sell This Version
Cygnus X - Clubmix 2000 ② album art Various Superstring (Rank 1 Remix) Various - Clubmix 2000 ② Universal Music TV UK 2000 Sell This Version
Cygnus X - Global Underground Prototype > 3 album art Seb Fontaine The Orange Theme (Solar Stone Remix) Seb Fontaine - Global Underground Prototype > 3 Boxed UK 2000 Sell This Version
MXCD 1062 (CD) CTV Cygnus X - Ibiza Mix 2000 album art Various Superstring Various - Ibiza Mix 2000(4xCD, Comp, Mixed, P/Mixed) Blanco Y Negro (2) MXCD 1062 (CD) CTV Spain 2000 Sell This Version
Cygnus X - Sensation album art Various Superstring (Rank 1 Remix) Various - Sensation (Comp) Sony Music Media Netherlands 2000 Sell This Version
013252 CF Cygnus X - Club 2000 album art Various Superstring (Rank 1 Remix) Various - Club 2000(2xCD) Combined Forces 013252 CF Netherlands 2000 Sell This Version
none Cygnus X - Miles Christian Stutterheim album art Various The Orange Theme Various - Miles Christian Stutterheim(2xCD) ID&T none Netherlands 2000 Sell This Version
Cygnus X - The Ibiza Annual - Summer 2001 album art Various Superstring (Rank 1 Mix) Various - The Ibiza Annual - Summer 2001 Ministry Of Sound UK 2001 Sell This Version
WSMCD049 Cygnus X - MTV Ibiza 2001 album art Various Superstring (Rank 1 Remix) Various - MTV Ibiza 2001(2xCD, Mixed) Warner Strategic Marketing United Kingdom WSMCD049 UK 2001 Sell This Version
Cygnus X - American DJ - 01 Los Angeles album art Swedish Egil Superstring (Rank 1 Mix) Swedish Egil - American DJ - 01 Los Angeles The Right Stuff US 2001 Sell This Version
RAD 98004-2 Cygnus X - Radikal Records - CD Sampler  Volume 4 album art Various Superstring Various - Radikal Records - CD Sampler Volume 4(CD, Promo, Smplr) Radikal Records RAD 98004-2 US 2001 Sell This Version
Cygnus X - Club Classics - Universal Stories Of Dance album art Various Orange Theme Various - Club Classics - Universal Stories Of Dance D-ROM Limited UK 2002 Sell This Version
Cygnus X - Hard NRG - The Anthems album art John Ferris And Jason Midro The Orange Theme (Moonman's Orange Juice Mix) John Ferris And Jason Midro - Hard NRG - The Anthems Ministry Of Sound Australia 2003 Sell This Version
Cygnus X - ID&T Classics - The Megamixes album art Various Superstring (Rank 1 Remix) Various - ID&T Classics - The Megamixes Universal TV Netherlands 2004 Sell This Version
BUS 202CD Cygnus X - Trance Culture album art Various The Orange Theme (Bervoets & De Goeij Remix) Various - Trance Culture(2xCD) Barcelona Urban Sound BUS 202CD Spain 2005 Sell This Version
Cygnus X - The Mash Up Mix 2006 album art The Cut Up Boys* Superstring (Instrumental) The Cut Up Boys* - The Mash Up Mix 2006 Ministry Of Sound UK 2006 Sell This Version
Cygnus X - Switchback album art Tiefling Hypermetrical Tiefling - Switchback Temporal-Net UK 2006 Sell This Version
Cygnus X - Classic Trance Nation album art Various The Orange Theme (Bervoets & De Goeij Mix) Various - Classic Trance Nation (Comp) Ministry Of Sound UK 2007 Sell This Version

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nickhar

nickhar

December 14, 2010
Many of the nicest times in my life were spent listening to Cygnus X.

Favorites are "Turn Around" (original and a.b.c. edit), "Positron '03" and his remix of "Madagascar" by Art of Trance. "Deliberation" is also pretty outstanding.
hyperreal

hyperreal

August 15, 2010
Cygnus X was also responsible for some sublime remixes from the Platipus stable of artists, for example the mesmerising version of Art of Trance's Easter Island. For me what this version is what trance is all about, but there are several other remixes he did that transformed a good track into something epic.
Mrmilano

Mrmilano

May 31, 2008
The comments on the review above, from fabriknos, Mar 15, 2004
are very true, it is amazing that no further comments have been made on one of the foundations of the new generation of Electronic music.
I first heard the amazing sounds of the EYE Q label back in 1995, and it was spellbinding. I still remember the places I visited, the clubs I frequented and that time of life with Cygnus X's music. It is definitely an ICON in electronic music, and I totally agree, better than 99% of the crap that is released today, via mp3 or other media.

I guess electronic has suffered the decadence of becoming more mainstream, and the pressure to make a commercial single has dwarfed the ability to produce quality music as this.

"The Orange Theme" and "Superstring" are two of his more known work, and they are classics.
Too bad that many lesses remixesd are made, such as the Plato Remix, the Terry Toner Mason mix and others that really mess up the original.
Even the lesser-known "Positrion" like "Symmetry" and "Synfonica" are a better choice when wanting to hear electronic of quality.

Lets rescue these jewels, but not with new 2008-2009 mixes.
Lets hear the originals.
fabriknos

fabriknos

March 15, 2004
why has no one posted comments on this artist?? cygnus x must have made two of the most well-known trance classics of all time, "The Orange Theme" and "Superstring" and even the lesser-known "Positrion" is better than 99% of "trance" that was released in the 90s or today. a true legend and extremely important member of the Frankfurt trance scene (Eye Q, etc). his project Brainchild is equally as good with tracks like "Symmetry" and "Synfonica" rating right up there are some of my favorite techno/trance/whatever tracks ever made. let's stop hearing cheesy progressive trance remixes of this guy's work and hear some all new stuff!! come on matthias!

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