What's to say? I'm a trance DJ who's woefully in need of booking. I'm also a serious martial artist and a fan of all varieties of music.

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posted a review of Moonshine Music. over 13 years ago
I remember back in 1997 that this was THE label. I saw an ad on TV for Keoki's new (at the time) album and nearly pissed myself. It was very shortly thereafter that I got the sense they were going in a very stupid direction. For me, the beginning of ... See full review
posted a review of Daft Punk - Homework. over 13 years ago
This album was my gateway drug to electronic music, and for that, it will always have a special place in my heart. That said, most of the tracks on here still appeal to me even though my musical tastes change with time. Many of the tracks are not quite ... See full review
posted a review of Krunchie - I'm So Excited. over 13 years ago
The B side is straight up Euro cheese, but the A side is worth a listen. It's definitely trance, but with some housey influence. I accidentally left this one in my "buy these records" stack in a frantic 10 minute sale, and after listening to the A side ... See full review
posted a review of DJ N-Exus - The Quest. over 13 years ago
My preference on this release goes toward the universe remix. The club mix is hard as hell and probably the only track that ought to use the vocal sample, and the elektron mix is, as you probably guessed, more in the electroclash vein. The universe ... See full review
posted a review of Energy 52 - Café Del Mar (Café Del Marco V Remix). over 13 years ago
By far my favorite mix of this amazing classic. Marco's amazing percussion hammers on top of the original synth riff in a balls to the wall slamming tribaley/techy hurricane of trance awesomeness. This is a good record to convince your naysaying ... See full review
posted a review of JamX + De Leon* Featuring Bernard Sumner - Blue Monday. over 13 years ago
Well it's not TERRIBLY unique. Both mixes feel like they're just the original song with production to make it fit better in a modern club setting. That said, the new production does nothing to kill the brilliance of the original, and the decision to ... See full review
posted a review of Voodoo & Serano - Blood Is Pumpin' 2005. over 13 years ago
The B side contains the obligatory "update remix", which is more of the same, only slightly different. At least the slight difference this time comes in the form of completely mangling the acid line with some great filter work. On the A side there's a ... See full review
posted a review of Quietman - Plastic Gourd / Tranquil. over 13 years ago
Plastic Gourd I like for listening to. The melodic intro is almost painfully long, but has really good, almost acidic production. After that it's a lot like other Platipus tracks of its time (which is not a bad thing, mind you). Tranquil, on the other ... See full review
posted a review of System F - Needle Juice. over 13 years ago
I recently dusted this one off and was amazed at how much this track stands out. ESPECIALLY the Jan Driver remix. It might be System F, but the production is dark, techy and quirky as hell. Not just for System F, but in general. Break this one out ... See full review
posted a review of Rank 1 - Awakening. over 13 years ago
A wonderful piece from Rank 1 that kind of defies their usual style. It starts out as almost a Goa track, densely layering amazing and trippy riffs on top of each other. Then the music cuts out for the breakdown and you get blasted by a fanfare-ish ... See full review
posted a review of Oakenfold* - Southern Sun 2004. over 13 years ago
Love this one to death. Maybe I'm just a sucker for guitars in trance music, but everything about this piece just screams "well done!" The track starts out sounding fairly proggy and in a minor key. Then somewhere along the line it changes its mind ... See full review
posted a review of D-Mention - Daydream. over 13 years ago
This is a GREAT melodic hard trance record. I bought it years ago and it's still something I love to pull out. Sure, Daydream is kinda cheesy and formulaic, but Forgotten Symphony has some clever and un-ubiquitized (is that a word?) production tricks ... See full review
posted a review of DJ Kane (2) - Get High. over 13 years ago
No complaints about this track AT ALL. It's got abraisive, jarring production that features a LOUD distorted kick drum beating out a syncopated rhythm and blaring synth work that would devastate most dance floors. Then there's the vocal sample... ... See full review
posted a review of Chrome - Mephisto / Mindprint. over 13 years ago
Dark dark dark dark dark dark DARK hard trance here. Mephisto features an infrequent synth stab that really lends itself well to a track titled "Mephisto". Don't expect any cheese here, it's almost entirely production, which is why it's awesome!
posted a review of Brainbug - Nightmare. over 13 years ago
The Psycho Radio remix is an interesting but not unique electroclash (am I allowed to say that?) approach to the song. Fun, but the Judge Jules remix does it one better by offering up a crazy, frantic, abraisive but not quite hard trance experiment with ... See full review
posted a review of Airscape - Sosei. over 13 years ago
According to my Japanese dictionary, "Sosei" is half of the word sosei-suru, which means revive. While this song does indeed get the floor moving, it ironically feels very much like the same ol' same ol'. If you're not tired of hands in the air epic ... See full review
posted a review of Platipus. over 13 years ago
Despite much great naysaying, I still like this label an awful lot. Sure, a lot of the thunder's gone, but they still manage to put out releases that feel slightly left of center. Their sub-label, Gekko, is especially consistent with quirk and ... See full review
posted a review of Fire & Ice - Para Siempre. over 13 years ago
Oh yes... I first got this early in 2004 as a B side to Samoa. I liked this track much, much more because of the melancholy guitar melody. Well, apparently other people also felt it deserved more exposure, so it got the remix treatment. The Woody Van ... See full review
posted a review of Freaky Flow - Obscene Underground - Volume 1. over 14 years ago
This is Freaky Flow's most notorious DJ mix. Every track is a killer, and no one's jungle collection is complete without it. The only way to really fault this mix is to point out MC Flipside's rhymes which just fall flat most of the time ("For real, ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Nightmares From Rotterdam -- The U.S. Edition. over 14 years ago
I get the sense that this is Moonshine's effort at making "Gabba for dummies". It contains a lot of tracks that were big years before the CD came out, and most of them are by DJ Paul in one way or another. Not suprisingly, DJ Paul was also responsible ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Absolute Trance. over 14 years ago
This is an alright compilation of really big trance tracks put out in a form that's friendlier to DJs than most compilation efforts. The tracks are very melodic and epic (not a bad thing if not done to excess), and they all even fit together well, ... See full review
posted a review of Kane (2) - Rain Down On Me (Remixed By Tiësto). over 14 years ago
I like this song even though I really shouldn't. It's well produced, but to me its weakness lies in the fact that it can't stand on its own without the vocals. It goes from a soaring, epic, melodic trancer to a really boring piece of trance wankery. ... See full review
posted a review of Seizure World vs. AFG - One / The War. over 14 years ago
A great, hypnotic trance record that's not really a proggy style uplifter, but not really a goa tripper either. It's somewhere in between the two. It's got some fairly amateurish sounding production, but it's got two good tracks that deserve more ... See full review
posted a review of Scooter - Jigga Jigga!. over 14 years ago
First and foremost, this is a Scooter track. That said, it's a very good Scooter track. I refuse to acknowledge the existance of the extended mix simply because the idiotic vocals don't add anything to the song, which is otherwise good. The club mix ... See full review
posted a review of Paul van Dyk / Peter Heppner - Wir Sind Wir. over 14 years ago
Just when you feel like PVD's completely sold out, he does something like this. The ambient mix and dub mix are easy to view as mainstream radio fodder, yet the club mix is an amazing yet minimal piece. It's dark, techy, quiry, but really, really good. ... See full review
posted a review of Mindsensation - Violet / Daydreamer. over 14 years ago
Wow, just wow....

Tribal trance with absolutely scorching synth riffs and masterful, driving percussion. If you can't feel this record you must be dead!
posted a review of Lustral - Everytime. over 14 years ago
This is probably the only way to do an uplifting vocal trance track without making it painfully cheesy. Timo Maas does a good job making this track quirky, but Mike Koglin's version stands out for me because as gentle and uplifting and anthemic as it ... See full review
posted a review of DJ Scot Project - FM (Feelin' Me). over 14 years ago
This record gets my vote for track of the year. It keeps building and building, delaying the climax for an impossibly long time. It jumps back and forth between clever production and abraisive noise. When the climax finally does hit, it hits like a ... See full review
posted a review of DuMonde - Cold. over 14 years ago
The title of this record is extremely descriptive. I had to check to be sure that this was the same DuMonde that did Tomorrow, and it is, but it's a much darker and harder track with a melody that feels like a siren. It even has a tinge of electro ... See full review
posted a review of Christopher Lawrence - Mind Eraser. over 14 years ago
It amazes me that this record ever got released because it's so wonderfully minimal. It's almost the complete antithesis of all its contemporaries. The riff itself is very simple, but the production elevates this track into the realm of mind-blowing. ... See full review
posted a review of Scooter. over 14 years ago
It really, really, REALLY cracks me up to see people take a band like Scooter so seriously. I mean come on, that's like taking Tenacious D seriously.

Sure, they've done tons of "ripping off", but that's a large part of electronic dance music in ... See full review
posted a review of Riva Featuring Dannii Minogue - Who Do You Love Now? (Stringer). over 14 years ago
Don't bother with the vocal version, Stringer is a great prog trance track. The beat chugs along in typical trance fashion but the melody is not so typical. It's a lot like an old school number given a modern production style. It's a very nice little ... See full review
posted a review of Adam Freeload - Scorched Angel. over 14 years ago
This is a fairly odd choice of tracks to mash up. Mood-wise they fit together okay, but melodically they're not quite a perfect match, so when it segues from one melody to another it feels a little awkward and forced. Nevertheless, it's done as well as ... See full review
posted a review of SveN-R-G - Goin' Crazy. over 14 years ago
This is one of those tunes with that typical Aqualoop sound, only it never gets happy. Cheesy, yes, but in a harder sort of way. The melody itself comes from the track "The Beat Can't Change" by Art of Fighters. The Bassraiders rough it up and add ... See full review
posted a review of Talla 2XLC - Can You Feel The Silence (The Remixes). over 14 years ago
This is an uplifting trance number from Talla that samples the guitar riff from Depeche Mode's Enjoy The Silence. You know, the one from the intro. Good for hands in the air sets.
posted a review of Phlash! - Get A Life (Frantic Theme). over 14 years ago
An extremely bouncy release that features a cheery piano melody that reminds me personally of both Underworld's Born Slippy and Elton John's Grey Seal. There's also a vocal sample which may or may not be meant ironically that goes "get a life you drug ... See full review
posted a review of Equator - Al Ritmo Frenetico. over 14 years ago
This track is difficult for me to describe.... The track is on a trance label, and it certainly has trance style production, but the music itself is a little more like fast latin flavored house. It's very hands in the air and extremely cheesy, but for ... See full review
posted a review of Slyder - What Happens. over 14 years ago
A very interesting progressive house tune that feels a little like it thinks it might be trance. In fact, I suspect more trance DJs will want this than prog DJs. It features a male vocal that sounds an awful lot like Peter Gabriel (but isn't). It's ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Trance Classics. over 14 years ago
This is every trance track you've heard way too many times put into two CDs. I'm not saying they're BAD songs, just that they're overplayed. For example, the second track on the first disc is Sandstorm. Also, there were quite a few blunders in the ... See full review
posted a review of Bamford* & Perris* - Saturday / Khemistry. over 14 years ago
The first thing you'll notice about these tracks is that they're FAST. They run at a goa-like speed, but feature soaring melodies. Both tracks are very well done, and have blazing synth riffs that most progressive trance and hard trance producers would ... See full review
posted a review of Against The Grain - Further. over 14 years ago
This is a nice little track that really defies description. It's not quite trance, not quite progressive house, and not quite in between. It's very organic sounding, and even features an accoustic guitar. There's also a sweetly sung female vocal going ... See full review
posted a review of Unix - The Dark Wonder. over 14 years ago
A.... hard trance track that samples Don't You Want Me by Human League? Wow... It works suprisingly well. Unix managed to take a rather cheesy sample and make it sound very dark and evil. Don't ask me how, such things are beyond me, but it works. ... See full review
posted a review of Warp Brothers - We Will Survive (Remixes). over 14 years ago
This is a hard trance blaster in the usual Warp Bros. style with two very noteworthy things. The first is the really bizzare vocal sample that runs through the breakdown and says something about fighting aliens. The second is the blatant sample of ... See full review
posted a review of Armin van Buuren Featuring Ray Wilson - Yet Another Day (Riva Remix / Rising Star Mix). over 14 years ago
This is a great progressive piece from Armin Van Buuren. In fact, he's pretty consistently good. This track features a mellow male vocal that's simply addictive. I personally have mixed feelings about male vocals in dance music, but the way they're ... See full review
posted a review of Matt Darey Presents Lost Tribe - Possessed. over 14 years ago
This is a wonderful record. Make no mistake, this is indeed the same Lost Tribe that did Gamemaster, but you wouldn't know it by listening to the track. On the A side is a stunning piece of electro influenced trance with blatantly synthy drums, a ... See full review
posted a review of Bedrock - Heaven Scent (Pob Remixes). over 14 years ago
With this track, Pob takes the original classic and gives it his signature quirky production style. It's so well done that you won't recognize what track it is until the main melody drops in, which usually generates a HUGE crowd reaction. It's a great ... See full review
posted a review of Envio - Time To Say Goodbye. over 14 years ago
This track is a straight up masterpiece. It uses a melancholy guitar riff that stops my heart every time I hear it. When the guitar kicks in, the production mimics the melody to beautiful effect. A wonderful progressive tune that's sure to become a ... See full review
posted a review of Future Breeze - Ocean Of Eternity. over 14 years ago
This track really desperately wants to be an anthem, but it just kinda falls short. It seems to be following in the footsteps of their track Temple Of Dreams, but the melody isn't as powerful or catchy. The production style is exactly the same though, ... See full review
posted a review of Aquagen - Hard To Say I'm Sorry. over 14 years ago
When I first heard this record it made me laugh so much that I had to buy it. Now I regret that decision. This track is so unbelievably cheesy you have to hear it to fully understand. It starts off hard with aggressive beats and bassline in the usual ... See full review
posted a review of Ian Van Dahl - I Can't Let You Go. over 14 years ago
A very cheesy epic trance track in Ian Van Dahl's typical style. The usual pop diva vocals fall into the mix right where you'd expect them to. However, this track stands out because it makes blatant use of a synth riff you're going to be very familiar ... See full review