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posted a review of Nu NRG. over 12 years ago
Well, very interesting that no-one has found it prudent to mention these two.

A very original sound regarding their arrangement and style; I've been following their material pretty closely since they hit it big with "Dreamland". Their tracks are ... See full review
posted a review of Nathan Fake - The Sky Was Pink. over 12 years ago
The James Holden remix...

This has to be the one of the most inventive tunes i've ever heard. While it does remain very subdued and ethereal, the incredibly layered use of FX, the greatly exaggerated dynamics and the swelling harmonic longtones really ... See full review
posted a review of Denki Groove - Niji (The MFS Remixes). over 12 years ago
This surprised the hell out of me. Heard this when my friend picked this out of his crate at random.

The variety on this record is great; the Mijk van Dijk remix of of the track somewhere between melodic, old school trance and tribal tech and probably ... See full review
posted a review of Concord Dawn. over 12 years ago
Very original sound in the DnB genre. I've heard everything from atmospheric, ambient stuff to grating, dark industrial. I'm glad they've started to receive some of the recognition that they deserve in the past few years. First time i heard their ... See full review
posted a review of Blank & Jones. over 12 years ago
LOL I'll agree with you. Blank & Jones, although they seem to enjoy themselves immensely while spinning...almost to much, they really should work on their mixing. Their performance at Trance Energy 2002 was questionable at best... Their mix of their own ... See full review
posted a review of Art Of Trance - Easter Island. over 12 years ago
I agree. The Cygnus X mix has such an otherworldly quality that it just stands out from any other trance track. The funked out running drums, the hard edged synth in the build, and the spiraling descent of the melody just merge perfectly to create an ... See full review
posted a review of Rank 1. over 12 years ago
A great trance act with some serious anthems under their belt. Virtually every trance head has heard "Airwave" and DJ's of every caliber are giving alot of play time to their new track "Beats@Rank1.com".

While their production skills are impressive, ... See full review
posted a review of Ferry Corsten - Mixed Live: Spundae @ Circus, Los Angeles. over 12 years ago
Fantastic mix; I'd call it the best i've heard as far as arrangement goes. The track selection and mixing are a model for any trance DJ; not a single key-clash, tracks that mix well naturally, a flawless progression of mood and style through each song ... See full review
posted a review of Neophyte. over 12 years ago
Absolutely, without a doubt, the BEST hardcore in the world. Omar Santana, move the fuck over. Rotterdam Terror Corps., kneel and pay homage, for this is your god.

Not the first gabber/hardcore artist i ever listened to, but definitely the reason that ... See full review
posted a review of John Starlight - Blood Angels. over 12 years ago
I certainly enjoyed this release, but i'd have to say that the Tom Wax mix is the best interpretation. Although it doesn't deviate from the original arrangement much, it defintely has a harder, darker, insidious feel to it that was dissapointingly ... See full review
posted a review of Future Sound Corporation. over 12 years ago
I must say, i love this label's style. Freakish, over-the-top hardstyle/hard trance that just slams through your sternum with enough force to cause some internal organ damage combined with a spaced-out, anime themed moniker.

If anything, FSC makes up ... See full review
posted a review of Yoji Biomehanika. over 12 years ago
As far as mixing talents go, Yoji's got a serious edge on most harder sound DJ's out there. I've heard a good number of Hi-NRG DJ's live, but no well-known DJ's i know of can progress and mix this well. His productions reflect an awesome, over-the-top ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Forbidden Paradise 3 - The Quest For Atlantis. over 12 years ago
Indeed. I STILL haven't heard anyone mention the Forbidden paradise series when discussing Tiesto's works. I was very surprised by this mix in particular; it's building tempo and fluid integration from melodic trance to the ending tracks. The last tracks ... See full review
posted a review of Agnelli & Nelson. over 12 years ago
These guys are awesome. Ever since they came out with "Summer Sun" under the their Afterburn alias Ferry Corsten really picked up on these guys. Every DJ on Ferry's label (including F. Massif who produced the floor-killer known as "Understatement") spins ... See full review
posted a review of S.H.O.K.K.. over 12 years ago
Ah, the legacy of SHOKK & Flutlicht.

While SHOKK's original stuff leans more into the realms of Hardstyle, i'd have to say that the remixes that these guys produce are quite possibly some of the hardest hard trance tracks I've ever heard. Classic ... See full review
posted a review of Paul van Dyk. over 12 years ago
As far as PvD's CD's, I haven't heard many of his releases. As far as his vinyls and productions go, the only one i own in is "Empire - Second Sun (PvD Remix)". I've got to say though, the man's live style is not congruous with what i'm seeing here as ... See full review
posted a review of Paul Oakenfold. over 12 years ago
Okay...

There are several factors that we can consider about Paul Oakenfold, but it really boils down to these basic subjects.

His beginning - Oakenfold was a pioneer. Truly, no other DJ had the kind of sound he did back in the days when his ... See full review
posted a review of Paul Oakenfold - The Goa Mix. over 12 years ago
Oakenfold's true roots. Look at the date on that mix! 1994! This mix is awesome, the tracks are a perfect blend between the psychadelic vibe of GOA and the harder edges of psy-trance. If i could ever find another copy of this anywhere, i'd buy it.
posted a review of Armin van Buuren. over 12 years ago
Number 3 in the world according to mixmag, the guy has to be doing something right.

I was dubious when i first decided to listen to Armin. Being of a strong disposition to harder styles of trance and tracks with more tech or acid influence, it was an ... See full review
posted a review of Radiohead - Hail To The Thief. over 12 years ago
I'd have to say this is my favorite Radiohead album as well. Their use of samples, synth and FX in this album really provides a rich tapestry of sound to enjoy. My favorite track has to be "Sail to the Moon". Great chill track. Quality Album.
posted a review of DJ Tiësto - Magik Six: Live In Amsterdam. over 12 years ago
One of the few trance compiliations I own that I can listen to from start to finish without skipping through for a favorite track. Tiesto really showcases his y2k-era talent with this gem of a mix. Ever since I heard "Cloudwalking" at the end of the set ... See full review
posted a review of Tiësto* - Tiësto In Concert. over 12 years ago
Appears we have some mixed perceptions of this DVD...

Personally, I was attracted by the trackisting before I even watched the DVD. a few tracks I hadn't heard plus the majority which I already knew were quality. I had mixed feelings on buying this ... See full review
posted a review of DJ Kim - Get Ready To Explode. over 12 years ago
Many a time have I heard a hard trance or hard house DJ open with this song. Few are the times have i heard a DJ actually mix into it. This track really sets the pace for any good hi-energy set. Buy it, if for no other reason, the breakdown is a classic.
posted a review of Organ Donors - Wave Guide System. over 12 years ago
This. Kicks. Ass.

Every minute of each of these mixes hits so hard, i swear this is the new sound of hi-energy. I've always been a fan of the Nukleuz label ever since I started listening to Lisa Pin-Up's records back in 2000, but i never expected hard ... See full review
posted a review of Kemal + Rob Data. over 12 years ago
I've gotta hand it to these guys, it's the hardest DnB i've ever heard. Dieselboy really rode on their tracks when he was putting out his albums in '01 and '02, but their integrity as producers remains. I'd use their tracks only if i could spin a ... See full review
posted a review of Mauro Picotto - Meganite EP. over 12 years ago
This record is great. I got this on a whim and it's been a driving piece of my wax crate for weeks. Tell Me Something... damn this track is evil, pound this out at 148 bpm and watch the floor shake. I think my favorite track on the whole record is Greens ... See full review
posted a review of Accadia - Into The Dawn. over 13 years ago
Although i haven't heard the original mix of this track yet, i'd have to say that the James Holden mix is for lack of any better word, beautiful. I first heard this track on a live set that Envio did on Trancesphere Radio earlier this year and it really ... See full review
posted a review of Tiësto* - Nyana. over 13 years ago
I heard alot of different things about Nyana before i got a copy of it, alot of people i knew weren't into it. But i've always had faith in Tiesto's style so i bought the album. This album showcases a different side of Tiesto; i usually don't hear any ... See full review
posted a review of Wagon Christ - Ataride / Tomorrow Acid. over 13 years ago
Only just recently started listening to IDM & and Drill'n Bass. This kind of music really appealled to me when i heard Aphex Twin's "26 Mixes for Cash" two disc set.heard alot of good artist, one of which was Wagon Christ. I bought the Ataride vinyl and ... See full review
posted a review of m1dy. over 13 years ago
Ah, nothin' like waking up in the morning to the furious 400+ bpm beats of m1dy. I thought "Tokyo Style Speedcore" was good, then i heard "Face Is" and that really hit the spot. However, i think "Speedcore Dandy" is the best track he's made. Either way, ... See full review
posted a review of DJ Tiësto. over 13 years ago
DJ Tiesto's style has always fluctuated over the years. During the 1999-2001 era, most of his live performances were consistent in a few factors; hard, fast and beautifully orchestrated. Classic sets such as Trance Energy 2000 which i had the privilege ... See full review