Universal Music Sweden
Element is back with a hit packed new album featuring new vocalist
The album "Earthquake" is a 12 track journey in
euro-techno euro-progressive euro-dance tracks featuring powerful
rap lines from Petrus. The original Swedish Basic Element was rapper
Petrus (Peter Thelenius), keyboard player Cesar Zamini and singer
Zetma Prenbo. In 1994 their first album Basic Injection was released
from which teh following singles were released "The Promise
Man", "Move Me", "Touch" and "Leave It
Behind". In 1995 they released "The Ultimate Ride"
album, pregnant Zetma Prenbo was replaced by Saunet Sparell. From
the second album were released on singles "The Ride",
"The Fiddle", "This Must Be A Dream" and
"Queen Of Love". For the third album called "Star
Tracks", Basic Element shrank to a duet after Cesar Zamini left
the band. Single released from the album, "Shame" was
totally different from Basic Element's earlier production and was
being influenced by 70's disco music.
During a break in 1997, Petrus made a solo album "Trust Then
Pain". He also covered in Finnish Ann Bell Fell's track "I
Feel It Coming". Saunet who sang in "The Ultimate
Ride" and "Star Tracks" albums is now on ZTV and
Swedish TV3 on a single chart program called Toppen. Single released
from "Earthquake" album are "Rok The World" and
"Love 4 Real".
NR Music/EMI Austria
Visage has been a very successful project managed by Norbert
Reichart that is also involved with project IMPERIO.
"Geil!" is third single by DJ Visage already
storming dance floor of European dance floors and beyond. The single
features seven versions and fans of groups like ABSOLOM or FIOCCO
will be pleased that Jan Vervoloet and Christophe Chantzis
did remixes of this track. If you like Eurogressive style you should
like the single version. Several mixes warrants that you should find
one that will fit your needs.
Arcade Music Belgium
Let's move to
Benelux scene for two following releases. Three countries that are
part of Benelux (Belgium, Luxemburg and Holland) itself were
European pioneers of Techno sound and not only remain in that
mainstream but in fact start to dominate in terms of quality of
releases. Groups like Absolom, Fiocco, 2 Fabiola, Praga Khan does
not need a recoomendations. If you serious about the genre these
names not only sounds familiar but stands for solid releases. New
coming group to this "Dutch Techno Establishment" is White
Widow. This Belgian involves A. D'Hondt, K. Burton and W. Perdoen.
"Spy" is their follow-up single to another song called
"Leave". This new song is stunningly dance TECHNO-TRANCE
release with absolutely beatiful strings and synths. Female vocals
adds to the drama.
release from House Nation This time it is a new track by Sequential
One "Inspiration Vibes". More monotonic compared with
their previous releases featuring very limited computerized vocals.
Yet interesting strings make this track a good choice for more
GROOVE oriented clubs. You can dance to it nicely, but again there
are mory dynamic releases from this group. The Inspiration Mix and
Club 98 Mix are pretty much similar but they mix very well and
definately will put you in trance mood.
"Music Is My Life"
release from Mid-Town and another TRANCE gem. This vinyl contains
two songs from unknown to me Dutch act, yet I found it worth to
present you. Vocals in this release are limited yet synths are what
really makes this track WANT-TO-HAVE item. "Rude Entry" is
good club track, so if you are looking for repetitive HOUSE one, get
it and you will have 7 minutes of jumping crowd.
long lag we have their new single: "Contact". Six mixes
brought a different flavor to each of them. Both Contact Single and
Original Club Mix are pounding TECHNO with great strings and
percussion instruments. Good track for more INDUSTRIAL oriented
clubs. C.J. Stone's Pleasure Mix brings interesting synths and
computerized vocals with absolutely gorgeous background
instrumentation. Very High-tech oriented track. The Vengaboys Remix
and Marino Stephano Remix are very intersting and dancable versions
of this record. You probably do not need an introduction who
Vengaboys are and indeed you can hear the characteristic sound of
this group in their remix. Vengaboys mix is just full of great
strings and gallopping rhythm. From slow beat to high beat track.
Marino's interpretation is more concentrated on very well arranged
and sounding synths. Limited vocals but instrumentation is gorgeous.
Listen to it loud and flow with it!
Red 5 I am
sure is no stranger to you all fans of PROGRESSIVE sound. "Da
Bass" is their newest single on one of currently best German
label releasing this genre: HOUSE-NATION. This track is
really DA BOMB! Progressing from slow intro to a full blown TECHNO
TRANCE at it's best. Both versions: Radio Edit and Extended Version
are quite similar. The drama is in there and you simply will not be
able to resist to drawn in to it. The third mix is done by Stephan
Heinemann and Thomas Kukula that call themselves: KLUBBIRDS.
This is more BREAK-BEAT oriented version. Interesting but not that
breath taking as two previous one.