The VolunteersSun Down

Label:Eye Q Records – EYE Q 007
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM


Other Side
ASun Down8:46
This Side
BSummer Frequency5:49

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℗ 1992

Both tracks are 140 BPM.

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  • Label Code: LC 6450

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Sun Down (12", 45 RPM, Test Pressing)Eye Q RecordsEYE Q 007Germany1992
Sun Down (CD, Single)Eye Q RecordsEYE Q 007 CDGermany1993


  • alpcelebi93's avatar
    Sun Down is a wonderful track with its soothing, sweet melody, and extremely hypnotic elements. Takes you on a journey..
    • expandabear's avatar
      What a good record.

      I know the a-side is called "sun down" but this doubles as absolutely perfect morning music. If you're ever outdoors with only a cloud or two in a bright blue sky and with a dancefloor full of blissed out trance kids, drive the melody in the a-side home. It's contagious bliss. (It also reminds me a lot of some Jaia tracks, so if you dig this, you might wanna look into Jaia.)

      B-side is tense and builds energy very well without being "rough" or "threatening" or whatever words you might associate with tense. It's just musical tension and it builds it quite nicely. It calls out to me to be resolved by modulating downwards but the chord progression never goes that way, so that might be up to you, as a DJ. ;)

      "Frequency.. frequency..."
      • Madacp's avatar
        wow glad i found this track been looking for over ten years. Sun down heard first on a mix tape of sven vath live in anjuna goa 1993. HAD A OUTSTANDING SELECTION this being one of. Sun down, beautiful musical journey. non threatening and joyful with uplifting yet thought provoking melodic content. and now a serious nostalgic ride .

        If anyone else heard that tape please get in touch. love to know more of the tracks, only sourced a few
        • hypogenetic
          In 1992, an unknown Dj plays to a handfull of my friends and a few randoms at a club in Brisbane, Australia, by the end of the night we are annihilated,lying on the dancefloor.

          Dj Dag steps down from the DJ booth and as he is leaving we ask, "What was that", he looks at us, put's his record box down and opens it, pulls out three copies of Sundown by the Volunteers and Dag says "It's just Truunce".

          Me and 6 friends go home with our three copies and play them until the sun goes down the next day, MAGIC!, sent me all the way to the Omen in 95' did that one chance meeting all those years ago.
          • Universe's avatar
            Edited 15 years ago
            Possibly more so than any other DJ Dag release this captures the very essence of the 'Join the Tribe' mantra.

            Close your eyes and you can almost imagine yourself on the desert plains in pre-Columbian America, at night, dancing around the tribal fire in full regalia, probably under the influence of some sort of hallucinogenic substance.
            So infectious is the harmonic melody underpinning 'Sun Down' that it will stay with you forever.

            Even on such a legendary label as Eye Q, this stands out as something different and special.



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