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Gatecrasher is a name linked with uplifting trance music. The sound of Gatecrasher was at its peak in the late nineties. It still has its followers, though the success will probably never be matched again. This album gathers fifty of the so called Gatecrasher classics and spreads them over three discs.
Check out the epic 'Suburban Train' by Tiesto, which sounds like a locomotive on a very quick journey. An explosion of soaring synths and a bassline to knock you sideways, brilliant and brash. '1998' by Binary Finary is stunning with some key changes which will make you go all funny inside, you can literally taste the eurphoria in this one.
The summery sound of 'Beachball' is mellow enough to wash over you like an ocean breeze, as Nalin and Kane fuse a fresh zestful melody with elements of trance. If you like stuff a bit enigmatic and trippy, then dip into Push. His brand of progressive trance will take you to far off places and the Corsten remix here adds a certain high energy to proceedings.
On the subject of Corsten, his 'Out Of The Blue' is one long piece of uplifting madness, with a riff that will blow your head off and one of those moments where you feel you are running on the edge of the earth. More riff insanity ensues with Agnelli and Nelson and Paul Van Dyk, who both turn in blinding efforts that will raise any roof at peak time.
For something more vocal, the awesome 'Bullet In The Gun' still packs a punch, thanks to a dynamic and commanding female vocal.
The third disc loses it a bit with 'Sunset' by Fatboy Slim, which seems to shift from the trance sound to more mellow territory. Basement Jaxx drum up some carnival vibes which sounds pretty cool and funky and there is a must-hear remix of indie band Mansun, which adds a feisty new layer to 'Wide Open Space.' Play very loud to bring out the vocal on this one!
A fine collection of stuff, loads of banging trance and a disc with more subdued and housey stuff should keep dance fans happy.
Disc #1 Tracklisting
2 Ti?sto - Suburban Train
3 Binary Finary - 1998 (Matt Darey Mix)
4 Liquid Child - Diving Faces
5 Nalin & Kane -Beachball
6 Cygnus X - The Orange Theme (Moonman?s Orange Juice Mix)
7 Art of Trance -
8 Push - Universal Nation (Ferry Corsten 99 Remix)
9 Ayla - Ayla (DJ Taucher Mix)
10 Tilt - Invisible (Lost Tribe Vocal Mix)
11 Three `n One - Presents Serial Diva (Pearl River)
13 Freefall - Skydive (I Feel Wonderful)
14 Quake Feat. Marcia Rae - The Day Will Come (Quake Vocal Mix)
15 Solar Stone - Seven Cities (Stone?s Atlantis Mix)
16 Balearic Bill - Destination Sunshine (DJ Ti?sto Dub)
Disc #2 Tracklisting
1 William Orbit -
2 System F - Out Of The Blue (Original 12? Version)
3 Planet Perfecto - Bullet In The Gun (Saturday Remix)
4 Paul van Dyk - For An Angel (PvD E-werk Club Mix)
5 Armin - Communication
6 Humate - Love Stimulation (Paul Van Dyk's Love-Club-Mix)
7 BBE - 7 Days And 1 Week
8 Three Drives - Greece 2000
9 Delerium Feat. Sarah McLachlan - Silence (Sanctuary Mix)
10 Agnelli & Nelson - Everyday
12 Matt Darey Feat. Marcella Woods - Liberation (Fly Like an Angel) (Matt Darey 99 Mix)
13 The Thrillseekers - Synaesthesia (PvD Club Remix)
14 Lost Witness - Happiness Happening (Lange Remix)
15 Atlantis Vs Avatar Feat. Miriam Stockley - Fiji
16 Digger - Church of Ra
17 Space Manoeuvres - Stage One (Tilts Apollo 11 Mix)
Disc #3 Tracklisting
1 Fatboy Slim - Sunset (Bird Of Prey)
2 Mansun - Wide Open Space (Perfecto Mix)
3 Olive - You?re Not Alone
4 David Morales Presents The Face - Needin? U (Original Mistake)
5 Basement Jaxx - Bingo Bango
6 A.T.F.C Presents Onephatdeeva - In And Out Of My Life (Original Vocal Mix)
7 De'Lacy - Hideaway (Deep Dish Mix)
8 Rui Da Silva Feat. Cassandra - Touch Me
9 Iio - Rapture
10 Cevin Fisher?s Big Freak - The Freaks Come Out (Sharp Freaks At Trade Mix)
11 Ruff Driverz Feat. Arrola - Dreaming
12 Hands Burn - Good Shot
13 Billy Hendrix - Body Shine
14 Bacon Popper - Free (Smoked Mix)
15 Jam & Spoon - Stella
16 Way Out West - The Gift