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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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Cygnus X - Superstrings album art Cygnus X Superstring (Speedlight Mix) Cygnus X - Superstrings (Maxi, Single) Eye Q Records Germany 1994 Sell This Version
Cygnus X - Under The Milkyway album art MIR Under The Milkyway (Cygnus X Long Version) MIR - Under The Milkyway Recycle Or Die US 1996 Sell This Version
Cygnus X - Rain album art Baby Fox Rain (Cygnus X Remix) Baby Fox - Rain (Single) Malawi Records US 1997 Sell This Version
JAN97CLUB Cygnus X - Promo Only Club Series: January 97 album art Various Under The Milkyway (Cygnus X Mix) Various - Promo Only Club Series: January 97(CD, Comp, Promo) Promo Only JAN97CLUB US 1997 Sell This Version
Cygnus X - Gatecrasher: Black album art Various Madagasgar (Cygnus X Remix) Various - Gatecrasher: Black INCredible UK 1998 Sell This Version
Cygnus X - Platipus Records Volume Four album art Various Madagascar (Cygnus X Mix) Various - Platipus Records Volume Four (Comp) Platipus, Platipus UK 1998 Sell This Version
Cygnus X - Magik: Far From Earth album art DJ Tiësto Madagascar (Cygnus X Remix) DJ Tiësto - Magik: Far From Earth (Comp) Black Hole Recordings Netherlands 1998 Sell This Version
Cygnus X - Madagasga album art Art Of Trance Madagasga (Cygnus X Remix) Art Of Trance - Madagasga (Maxi, Single) Platipus UK 1998 Sell This Version
REM-070 Cygnus X - Dreams Unfolded album art Thee-O Madagascar (Cygnus X Remix) Thee-O - Dreams Unfolded(Cass, Mixed, Promo, C90) Pure Acid Mixtapes, Biohazard Productions REM-070 US 1998 Sell This Version
UB 2001 Cygnus X - Underground Beats (Series 2 Volume 1) album art Various Madagascar (Cygnus X Remix) Various - Underground Beats (Series 2 Volume 1)(2xCD, Comp, Ltd, Promo) CD Pool UB 2001 UK 1998 Sell This Version
POIC1098 Cygnus X - Promo Only Import Club: October 1998 album art Various Madagascar (Cycnus X Mix) (as Cycnus X) Various - Promo Only Import Club: October 1998(CD, Comp, Promo) Promo Only POIC1098 US 1998 Sell This Version
541416 500158 Cygnus X - Solid Sounds [Format 8] album art Various Madagascar (Cygnus X Remix) Various - Solid Sounds [Format 8](2xCD, Comp) 541 541416 500158 Belgium 1998 Sell This Version
CRCD 05 Cygnus X - No-One MDP -Quattro- album art Various Madagascar (Cygnus X Remix) Various - No-One MDP -Quattro-(CD, Comp, Mixed) Cyber Records CRCD 05 Netherlands 1998 Sell This Version
Cygnus X - Magik: A New Adventure album art Various Easter Island (Cygnus X Mix) Various - Magik: A New Adventure (Comp) Black Hole Recordings Netherlands 1999 Sell This Version
Art Of Trance Breathe (Cygnus X Remix) Art Of Trance - Breathe (Maxi, Single) Platipus UK 1999 Sell This Version
Cygnus X - Easter Island album art Art Of Trance Easter Island (Cygnus X Mix) Art Of Trance - Easter Island (Single) Platipus UK 1999 Sell This Version
PLATCD 70 Cygnus X - The Best Of Platipus album art Anthony Pappa Easter Island (Cygnus X Rmx) Anthony Pappa - The Best Of Platipus(2xCD, Comp, Mixed) Platipus PLATCD 70 UK 1999 Sell This Version
Cygnus X - Future Trance Vol.8 album art Various Madagascar (Cygnus X Remix) Various - Future Trance Vol.8 (Comp) Polystar (3) Germany 1999 Sell This Version
Cygnus X - Platipus Records Volume Five album art Various Easter Island (Cygnus X Mix) Various - Platipus Records Volume Five (Comp) Platipus, Platipus UK 1999 Sell This Version
876917-2 Cygnus X - Trance Stimulation album art Various Madagascar (Cygnus X Remix) Various - Trance Stimulation(CD, Mixed + CD + Comp) One Way Records (2) 876917-2 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
GOFO 9903-2 Cygnus X - Marc Et Claude's Trancemix Vol. 1 album art Marc Et Claude Madagascar (Cygnus X Remix) Marc Et Claude - Marc Et Claude's Trancemix Vol. 1(2xCD, Comp, Mixed) Go For It GOFO 9903-2 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
73 50072 Cygnus X - The World Of Trance Vol. 1 album art Various Madagascar (Cygnus X Remix) Various - The World Of Trance Vol. 1(CD, Mixed) Lube 73 50072 Netherlands 1999 Sell This Version
0047582ERE Cygnus X - DDC (Deutsche Dance Charts) Vol. 1 album art Various / DJ Digress Madagaskar (Cygnus X Remix) Various / DJ Digress - DDC (Deutsche Dance Charts) Vol. 1(CD, Comp + CD, Mixed) Edel Records 0047582ERE Germany 1999 Sell This Version
wr 96003 Cygnus X - Connecting Waves Volume 3 album art Various Madagascar (Cygnus X Remix) Various - Connecting Waves Volume 3(CD, Mixed) Waves Records wr 96003 Netherlands 1999 Sell This Version
73 50122, 73 501220 Cygnus X - Trance 2000 album art Various Madagascar (Cygnus X Remix) Various - Trance 2000(2xCD, Mixed) Lube, Lube 73 50122, 73 501220 Netherlands 1999 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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