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Safri DuoPlayed-A-Live (The Bongo Song)

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Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song) (Radio Cut)3:18
Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song) (Original Club Version)8:36
Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song) (DJ Tandu Mix)7:41
Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song) (Spanish Fly Remix)9:33
Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song) (Nick Sentience Mix)7:40
Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song) (Serious Mix)7:57
Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)3:11

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    • dehoedtenderandt's avatar
      .. well (final): the main pitch of this trancemix is - of course of course - "played-a-live" and it is not the fastest track in this selection but IT IS the main-pitch aaight! bye..
      • dehoedtenderandt's avatar
        carnival, well (brazil) next up just had to be safri duos PLAYED-A-LIVE and complementing 20Hz real well; i'd say (again) get the version coming with teh music-video and on a nc-17-tip: the content is not very light / for the faint-hearted in some perspective anywayz..
        • RebeL9's avatar
          RebeL9
          Played-Alive is basically Vincent De Moor - Flowtation with bongo drums. Check it out :-) lol!
          • VTLPK's avatar
            VTLPK
            Still throw this in now and then, never fails to bring a smile to faces.
            • SpyderTracks's avatar
              SpyderTracks
              This for me is a really underrated track, I know it was played everywhere but feels like it got lost quite quickly also. Just picked it up and it's hard not to smile when listening to it. Beats are brilliant, the intro build is superb. Wonderful track.
              • MusicalManiac's avatar
                When I heard it was a child and now I am 16 years old and by God how many memories and nostalgia gives me now but now I heard the mixes and personally and my favorite is the mix of dj tandu since it is in my opinion squeezes all the energy Of the original song and makes it more danceable
                PS: that Classical
                • aka_supra's avatar
                  aka_supra
                  Best and favourite remix track is "Played-A-Live" (DJ Tandu Mix).
                  • Mr.Confidence's avatar
                    Simple and very formulaic, but my god does it work. On the more commercial side of trance, and loved and loathed in equal measure, it was a floorfiller and got airplay in Ibiza 2000. I remember this being promo'd a few month before the Ibiza season hit full swing - to maximise sales, you don't get that anymore!

                    It came out at a time where Trance was starting to become played out, the commercial peak of trance and huge arena/festivals, people were moving into harder sounds, and darker sounds, so it was refreshing to hear that great big breakdown amongst the harder dance.
                    • Edited 19 years ago
                      Generally speaking, different people expect different experiences when attending weddings.

                      Women attend weddings expecting their romantic spark plugs to be ignited. Single women attend weddings expecting to walk away no longer remaining single.

                      Guys attend weddings expecting free multiple course meals and booze. Single guys attend weddings expecting free multiple course meals and booze.

                      Speaking for myself and for other quality music enthusiasts, the last thing some people expect is to be - out of all things - introduced to quality music. And yet, ironically, it was at a wedding that I first heard Safri Duo's 'Played-A-Live', or, as it's affectionately known, "The Bongo Song".

                      "Being blown away" is a fairly accurate description of the feeling my soul experienced when that combination of Latin-flavoured percussion and Eurogated synths pounded into my ears. The massive sound achieved through these two formats is almost indescribable. The gentle breakdowns juxtopose with the euphoric buildups and the whole is even greater than the sum of its parts. The feeling begins life at your feet and gradually, but very notably, spreads up your body until the pins and needles eventually infect the hairs on your head. Plus the sound of the crowd going berserk doesn't damage the vibe either. Make no mistake, this track takes no prisoners. There are no vocals here, but like I've said elsewhere, the soul has no need for verbal forms of communication. The bass stabs with the low pass filters during the first breakdown speak more languages to me than any multiple disc DVD set.

                      There are five different versions on this CD5, each version with its own unique appeal. While all use the original tools to their fullest, each mix builds a radically different house. There is, of course, the original (as described) and a radio edit, which does its best to encapsulate the nine minute original opus into a three minute quickie. The third party remixers are DJ Tandu, Spanish Fly, Nick Sentience and Serious.

                      The DJ Tandu remix adopts a more progressive approach and is a fantastic getting-to-the-peak part of your set. The breakdown is similar in vibe to that of the original's, though the euphoria factor decreased slightly. High recommended.

                      The Spanish Fly remix is breathtaking. It takes the Latin spices of the original to another level, and despite the additional French vocals, you're probably all the way in Rio with this one. There is a distinctly 1980's feel to this, courtesy of those ballerina-styled synths. Once again, the breakdown is notable, for it features a simulated heartbeat, which gives the whole thing a natural organic feel.

                      Next up is the Nick Sentience mix, which is, evidently, the Yin to the Spanish Fly's Yang. Sentience injects the original with a Hard House syringe. My least favourite of all the mixes, it still has its 5:30am credential.

                      The Serious mix (pun intended) will delight Techno/Tech-House fans. All things electronic, bleepy and dark are audible here. Good for a good trip.

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