Collecting 90s electronic music with focus on German labels like Harthouse, Important or FAX.

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Various - Twiztedtrance
submitted Various - Twiztedtrance. over 3 years ago
Boral Kibil & Mahmut Orhan - Herneise
posted a review of Boral Kibil & Mahmut Orhan - Herneise. over 7 years ago
Herneise is an absolutely stunning "trancy" house tune. It sounds like a pitched down love child of 90s Robert Miles and BBE.

The heart of this track is an incredible beautiful voilin sample. This thing really touches your heart and makes you want... See full review
Afrika Bambaataa & WestBam Present I.F.O. - Agharta - The City Of Shamballa
posted a review of Afrika Bambaataa & WestBam Present I.F.O. - Agharta - The City Of Shamballa. over 7 years ago
I am not the biggest fan of Westbam's music but Agharta has something very hypnotic that keeps me coming back to it after all those years.

At its core this is a minimalistic slow electo beat with a mystic main melody in the background. Afrika... See full review
Future Breeze - Read My Lips
posted a comment on Future Breeze - Read My Lips. over 7 years ago
Heulender Wolf (means howling wolf) is the only reason I still play this record. It is a fantastic acid trance track.
Rednex - Wild 'N Free
posted a review of Rednex - Wild 'N Free. over 7 years ago
This is my guilty pleasure. It is fast, it is melodic and it just makes me smile. This is one of those rare feel-good songs.

It is 160bpm drum and banjo interpretation of the Offenbach's Infernal Galop done by some (crazy) Swedish guys. The original... See full review
Mark 'Oh - Randy (Never Stop That Feeling)
posted a review of Mark 'Oh - Randy (Never Stop That Feeling). over 7 years ago
The Westbam remix of Randy marked the beginning of mass compatible happy hardcore or "pop" techno that culminated in Marusha's Over The Rainbow. Randy was released almost a year before Over the Rainbow and can be seen as a first try from Low Spirit;... See full review
Talla 2XLC - The History Of Techno
posted a review of Talla 2XLC - The History Of Techno. over 8 years ago
This almost the best 90s techno and hardtrance with a pinch of house collection from the German perspective out there. Each and every track chosen for this compilation was a bomb on the dancefloor. But anthems like Jones & Stephenson's First Rebirth... See full review
DJ MCR - Sasch Moda Di Essere - Special House Mix Vol. 1
submitted DJ MCR - Sasch Moda Di Essere - Special House Mix Vol. 1. over 8 years ago
Jens - Loops & Tings (Remixes)
posted a review of Jens - Loops & Tings (Remixes). over 8 years ago
Loops & Tings was played at every rave and in every club in 1993 and even beginning 1994. It was something new at that time; fast and dreamy at the same time. It has a catchy meloday with nice piano parts. This track was pressed and repressed on... See full review
Various - Techno Trax Megamix
posted a review of Various - Techno Trax Megamix. over 9 years ago
The Megamix CD contains 2 short mixes that last 7 and 6 minutes. Each mix is made of 5 tracks; So each track will only play 1-1.5 minutes.

All tracks chosen for the mixes are pumping energetic tracks. The choice of tracks is not spectacular with... See full review
Dietmar Wischmeyer - Günther Der Treckerfahrer - Landleben
submitted Dietmar Wischmeyer - Günther Der Treckerfahrer - Landleben. over 9 years ago
The Prodigy - Wind It Up (Rewound)
posted a review of The Prodigy - Wind It Up (Rewound). over 11 years ago
Wind it up
Although it has the typical Prodigy breakbeats and nice voice samles it is not the typical Prodigy sound. There are no dark or aggressive parts in it. It is just a very happy breakbeat track. That makes it so special. - I still love to hear... See full review
Thunderball - Bonzai Channel One
posted a review of Thunderball - Bonzai Channel One. over 11 years ago
Bonzai Channel One is a real kicking Belgium techno bomb. It is as fast as it can be and hard as it needs to be. Fast pumping drums, beautifull high hats, claps and a relentless synth line form a track that is pure adrenaline. The best part is surely... See full review
Gain Force - EP 2
posted a review of Gain Force - EP 2. over 11 years ago
X-Emption (Part 1) - Slow paced and well structured dark techno sounds. A deep drum and a distorted synth are the backbone of X-Emption (Part 1). It is creepy and fascinating at the same time.

X-Emption (Part 2) - It sounds a bit like Hooligan's... See full review
Ilsa Gold - Silke - The Remixes
posted a review of Ilsa Gold - Silke - The Remixes. over 11 years ago
Biochip C. Mix - The longest remix is the one from Biochip C. It uses the main melody and plays around with it for about 8 minutes. This isn't the version for the gabber fan. It is slow paced, has a nice but not too prominent drum, some great samples... See full review
Aeon FX - Research
posted a review of Aeon FX - Research. over 14 years ago
Dos or Die 049 offers two nice but also avarage hardtrance tracks. There is nothing special about neither of them. They are solid composed work without any bad or boring passages but you won't remember them the next day. They lack the special... See full review
Members Of Mayday - Rave Olympia (Enter The Arena)
posted a review of Members Of Mayday - Rave Olympia (Enter The Arena). over 14 years ago
Members of Mayday's Rave Olympia is one of the best Mayday anthems ever. Its starting tunes sound more like Gladiators entering a Roman fighting arena. But shortly after that you will hear the fantastic deep voice saying "Enter the arena". Now this... See full review
Scooter - Move Your Ass! (Remixes)
posted a review of Scooter - Move Your Ass! (Remixes). over 14 years ago
There are a lot of good reasons why one could dislike Scooter's music but this remix collection is not one of them. You get 8 remixes from great artists. 8 tracks who represent so typically the style of their remixers that you could make a quizz out... See full review
Age Of Love - The Age Of Love (Remixes)
posted a review of Age Of Love - The Age Of Love (Remixes). over 14 years ago
The Emmanuel Top Remix is a slow paced (130 bpm) but powerful track. The 303 acid line moves the track successfully ever onwards. There is a small crescendo at the middle of the track but I does not really disturb these 9 minutes of kicking Emmanuel... See full review
Various - Trance Nation 2
posted a review of Various - Trance Nation 2. over 14 years ago
The second Trance Nation was probably the best Trance Nation ever. At that time most of those tracks hadn't been released on CD. I vividly remember looking for Burning Phibes and Time Slip on CD. And here they are put together on two CDs plus a Mix.... See full review