Vol. 2-Back 2 Back Import
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After successful tours through out USA, Australia, South Africa and Asia and several gigs all over Europe, its time to say thank you to the fans with an exclusive mix album.
Nic Chagall and Bossi better known as Cosmic Gate compiled and mixed on two CDs the hottest tracks from trance (CD1) to progressive techno (CD2).
Beside many brand new and unreleased tunes from the leading DJs, producers and labels of electronic music, you can find on this album the latest Cosmic Gate Single "I Feel Wonderful" Feat. Jan Johnston, the title Race Car Driver from their forthcoming artist-album and a Back 2 Back re-interpretation of the first Cosmic Gate single ever: "The Drums".
I hope I won't be flamed for this, but IMHO this set is "too hard" to be the best trance set ever. The first 7 tracks of CD1 were excellent, with a good mixture of melodic and progressive trance. The following 6 tracks weren't bad, but nothing special. The last 2 tracks brought a smile to my face again. I wish I could speak as favorably of CD2. It started out promising on the first few tracks, but with track 4 the "hard trance" kicked in and it continued relentlessly until the very end. By "hard trance" I mean hard driving bass lines with little or no melody. Some of it reminded me of the "industrial techno" (music with a lot of noise, but with no soul) I used to listen to in the 90s, and I never did develop a liking for it.
I realize some of you (especially previous reviewers) must love hard trance, but I don't believe that particular style appeals to the majority of trance lovers. If you want a good 2 disc set that does have a broader appeal, and one that could probably be in the running for the best 2 disc trance mix ever released, try the new release by Thrillseekers, "Nightmusic: Vol. 1." It does have a couple of hard trance tracks, but for the most part it is melodic and progressive trance at its best. I would go so far as to say that CD2 of that mix is the absolute best trance has to offer at the present.
The first CD had a lot of great dance on it and some good hard trance. The first track alone is almost worth the price of the set! The second CD however got very digital, psy and goa trance like, and simply was not what I expected at all.
If you're a trance and hard trance lover (with some dance roots), the first CD is up your alley, but that second CD will simply wear out the skip button on your cd player.
I've had this CD since late July, and since then you will find either disc 1 or 2 in my car, home player, or computer. I also have owned just about every other trance release this year, and it blows them all away, with the exception of TechnoClub Next2, which was my number one mix of the year until this was released. That CD is a masterpiece 2 disc set with 1 being mixed by Talla 2XLC and Kyau vs. Albert mixing disc 2, but it's one-upped by Cosmic Gate.
The tracks are one non-stop, slammin', high energy tune after another. They start out disc 1 with their superb vocal track featuring Jan Johnston, I Feel Wonderful. The rest of the disc is filled mostly with top-notch instrumentals, but there are two other vocal tracks on here: the incredible new Lost Witness vocal track featuring Tiff Lacey, Home, and Cosmic Gate's own male vocal track Race Car Driver (which is another quirky effort with strange lyrics and theme, but it works well). These instrumentals on Disc 1 are the best of the best trance out there now, and many of these tracks have since appeared on other big name DJ mixes, mostly all after this release (keep in mind this came out 3 months ago in Germany).
T4L's Perfect Blend is a perfect track, and along with Nic Chagall (one half of Cosmic Gate) featuring Sansibar's track Encee, make Disc 1 an incredible mix from top to bottom. And it doesn't stop ...
Disc 2 starts off with a bang, with E-Craig's Call it Day, my pick for the hottest high energy trance hit of the year. Through these first 5 tracks, the BPM's are way, way up through an incredible line-up of the hardest trance you have ever heard assembled together, including Mark Norman's T-34 and Cor Fijneman's Banger, and also moving into one of the best male vocal tracks this summer, Marco V's More than A Life Away. Cosmic Gate checks in again near the end of this disc, with an updated mix of their techno classic The Drums.
The beats just never stop, and the adrenaline level is higher throughout both discs than any CD set you own! There hasn't been anything like it ever released, even as far back as that late 90's trance explosion. It is simply the best high energy compilation of tracks ever mixed. DO NOT miss picking this up!