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Nite System - Get Back To The Underground jll5509

November 19, 2012
You hit it right on the head. The words in this song were right on point. The NYC clubbing yester-years and music scene did die.

Great post.
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Madam vs. Benny Maze - Deep Kemical / Limit jll5509

June 8, 2010
Great review, remember this song well. Kind of boring but, was a big hit.
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DuMonde as reviewed by jll5509

May 10, 2008
Except for a brief period in the early 1990s, the majority of my fascination with electronica centered around house, mainly the NY progressive, hard sound. I never thought I would get back into trance. Then, I heard Dumonde's productions and remixes in the late 90s. What else is there to say about this German Trance Duo, other than, divine. My misconception of trance was that is was cheesy, fluffy, quasi-pop music with cheesy vocals. Dumonde showed me the epic side of progressive and hard side of trance; strong buildups, stabbing leads, godly melodies and epic pads. I was in awe, some of the first songs I heard from them that capitivated me was their remix of Sash!'s Adelante, their own production of See the Light, Steve Morley's Reincarnations, and of course, one of my all-time favs, their remix of Insider's Boots on the run. IMO, this track defined NYC clubbing in the late 1990s and I am sure it was a hit globally.

From these productions and remixes, I fell in love with their productions and remixes thereafter.
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Dario Núñez & David Vio* - Festen as reviewed by jll5509

December 3, 2007
Wow, this is a gem and a half. I've always been a fan of D-Formation's productions and remixes and usually keep up-to-date with his works but, this one slipped by me. Excellent combination of tribal fx sounds (this makes the track) complemented by a driving kick pattern and tribal-esque percussions. The ethnic synths (don't know which culture but it sounds Irish) top off a well-produced track. I do remember hearing it being dropped in NYC by Jonathan Peters.
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Freesom - The First Strike EP as reviewed by jll5509

December 1, 2007
One of the best up lifting hard trance productions ever. Freesom does an excellent job on the build up; starting off with the kick, then percussions, then the lead and fx sounds, and finally the break down and soaring strong synths. Extremely well constructed and overall, awesome song. I can never stop listening to this track. I just wish there were more solid hard trance productions like this around. This received a lot of play in NY post 2000 and always drew positive crowd reaction.
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Dezrok - The Love You Feel as reviewed by jll5509

December 1, 2007
When I heard this, it brought me back to the NYC clubbing days of late 1990s - 2000. Dezrok continues with his signature New York tribal progressive sound but, adds an extra dimension by including the "freestyle-esque" male and female vocals. This is what progressive house is missing these days - driving, tribal, and melodic. Excellent production, all 3 mixes: Extended, Drum Love, and Dub are a must play for that big room house sound.