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"Out Of Control"
Neo Records UK
Finnish dance wunderkind Darude seems to have been fairly quiet of late. However, the man responsible for trance missiles
"Feel The Beat" and the anthemic "Sandstorm" returns with
another massive dancefloor botherer. "Out Of Control" bears all the hallmarks of his earlier releases but somehow manages to sound sharper, more competent and altogether more primed for serious club action. Already massive, and completely unmissable! But there's more; Tom Stephan gets down anddirty in his Superchumbo guise for another sleek lesson in dark tribal action on a remix of
"Sandstorm" while Jan Driver gets a little more progressive.
This UK edition is enhanced and contains the full MPEG video of
"Out Of Control".
"Before The Storm"
Neo Records UK
Ville Vitanen to his mum, Darude's cunningly beguiling trance-pop has helped covert the dance-hungry and club-bothering to a sound that has come to characterise both Ibiza specifically and European dance music in general. His 2000 track 'Sandstorm' is still the staple of a good night out and there was always plenty more where that came from. Cue debut album 'Before The Storm', a set that reveals different sides to the Darude character, veering from out-and-out house music, through trance as far as chill-out in an inspiring and eclectic mix. This version of the album comes as a double CD set with three extra remixes new to CD and three
"Say That You're Here"
Fragma return after a short absence to shower us all with more Ibizan trance vibes on a new label and with this brilliant new single. Once again featuring Damae on lead vocals (she sung on the last single 'You Are Alive' and is now a permanent member)
"Say That You're Here" finds the Euro trancemeisters doing what they do best. Easily combing pristine pop and dance, it's a catchy, high-energy tune that's set to send dancefloors wild and become a party staple at the same time. Another great single!
FEAT. DANNII MINOGUE
"Who Do You Love? (Stringer)"
London Records 90 Ltd UK
As an instrumental (originally titled
"Stringer") this track was massive across clubland winning support from the likes of Pete Tong, Tall Paul, Judge Jules and Graham Gold. Now the mysterious Riva do a Spiller and draft in Kylie's younger sister Dannii to work her vocal magic and turn a huge dancefloor monster into a bona-fide clubland anthem.
"Who Do You Love?" is the kind of record that sweaty peaktime dancefloors were built for; it's magnificently uplifting, instantly catchy and has enough pop appeal to cross over all kinds of musical boundaries and looks set to be huge for the foreseeable future.
The UK edition of the Maxi-CD is enhanced and contains the full MOV
amazing video of "Who Do You Love?" Don't miss it!
THORNTON AND PASSION FRUIT
November 26 2001 6:00AM -
Melanie Thornton, Maria
Serrano-Serrano and Nathaly van het Ende
and Confirmed Dead in Crossair Crash
Thornton (former member of La
Behind, Joy-Lab, Le Click...) and Passion
Fruit's Maria Serrano-Serrano and Nathaly van het Ende
were killed in RJ-100 Crossair jet crash on November 24th in
Switzerland. Debby St. Marteen, also from Passion Fruit survived,
said the band's manager, Georg Bergheim.
is nearly incomprehendable what has happened. In the wake of the
terrorist attack on America, which Melanie Thornton had such
comforting words on her website about, she too has died in an
airline crash. Out of the 34 people on board the Crossair flight LX
3597, she was not among the 8 survivors. At 18:15 Swiss local time,
she was confimed dead. Melanie Thornton and Passion Fruit were on
tour with their respective new Christmas singles for Coca-Cola
"Wonderful Dream" (released November 26) and "I'm
Dreaming Of... A Winter Wonderland" due to be released in
January 2002. Our deepest sympathy goes out to Melanie's husband,
family and friends, as well as Maria's and Nathaly's family and
to an interview of Melanie Thornton from September 2001 in which she
talks about her life and carreer.
Partial reports from CNN.com
"ZURICH, Switzerland --
A U.S. singer picked to be the voice of a Coca-Cola advert has
died in the Swiss air crash.
Also killed was American-born
singer Melanie Thornton, 34, who had a string of hits with La Bouche
and was on tour to promote her solo album "Ready to Fly."
Thornton was flying to Zurich for
radio and television appearances to promote her new single, said
Anja Scheding, a spokeswoman for the record company X-cell.
The flight 3597 from Berlin came
down in poor weather conditions as it followed the flight path into
Zurich International airport on Saturday.
The pilot and his co-pilot were
among the victims, along with the singer Melanie Thornton who had
been picked to be the voice of Coca-Cola in an advert.
Ten bodies were recovered quickly
by rescue workers but the other 14 victims were declared dead after
a lengthy search, police said.
Nine people had managed to walk
free from the wreckage by escaping from the tail end of the plane
which had been severed by the impact. Two of them are in a critical
The survivors, talking from their
hospital beds, described the experience as having been similar to a
Nine people survived but 10 have
been confirmed dead and it is feared the final death toll will be 24
as 14 passengers and crew have not been found.
"It is true that Miss Thornton
was on the passenger list. She is not among the survivors,"
Zurich police spokesman Karl Steiner told Reuters news agency.
Thornton's latest single
"Wonderful Dream" is the song of a new Coca-Cola
commercial and was due to be in stores from Monday.
Thornton, born in May 1967 in South
Carolina, was for many years the voice of Eurodance German band, La
Bouche with whom she had world-wide sales successes with songs such
as "Sweet Dreams," "Fallin' In Love" or "Be
With her singing partner Lane
McCray, she celebrated world-wide successes with La Bouche and
obtained gold and platinum awards in more than 15 countries,
including the United States.
But their second album "A
Moment Of Love" flopped and Thornton left the group in February
2000 for an independent career.
Although born in the United States,
her singing career started in Germany under the auspices of Franck
Farian, who has launched many pop bands such as Milli Vanilli.
She had arrived with just $15 in
her pockets to join her sister in Germany in 1992.
The Passion Fruit pop group --
comprising two Dutch women and a German citizen of Spanish origin
were among the passengers.
A pop-music trio called Passion
Fruit -- two Dutch women and a German woman of Spanish origin, all
27 - was also on the plane. The band's Maria Serrano-Serrano and
Nathaly van het Ende were killed, but Debby St. Marteen survived,
said the band's manager, Georg Bergheim.
Crossair chief executive Andre Dose
said the plane had last been checked on November 16 and a thorough
maintenance operation had been planned for January 2002.
The accident, the second fatal
crash Crossair has suffered in two years, was a setback its attempt
to win customer confidence as it tries to turn itself into a new
Swiss flag carrier following last month's collapse of Swissair.
On Monday, the company's shares
fell by 11.5 percent when trading opened in Zurich.
The Avro RJ-100 Jumbolino is a
four-engined jet built by BAE Systems Plc, formerly British
Melanie's new single "Ready To
Fly" sheduled to be released on November 26 2001 will still be
released at the demand of her family.
Love To Love
How You Love Me (Original Video)
How You Love Me (Dance Video)
Fun Baby (Live Performance @ The Dome RTL 2 Germany)
You have the possibility to extend
your sympathy under firstname.lastname@example.org
Taken from http://www.crossair.com
(The airline's hompage).
Radikal Records USA
the latest track from Cosmic Gate, has enjoyed success and
playlisting all over the country enjoying cult status amongst
clubbers who create special Firewire signs and wave them to let the
DJ know what they want.
very simple track, but very heavy in style, akin to Storm's "Time
To Burn" if you want a comparison. Remixes come from LCF,
Clubdoctorz, and DJ Scot Project
LCF mix is more acidic, compared to the Clubdoctorz mix which is
much tougher and harder.
The DJ Scot Project mix is faster paced, still keeping the hard
bassline, but enchaching the kick drum sample, before momentarily
fading to an almost euro sounding breakdown, before the kick drum
sounds again and the track continues where it left off.
"Stay With Me"
Serious Records UK
are producer Darren Tate and Amanda O Riordan and Stay With Me is
their third single, following on from the huge hits ‘Its My
Turn’ and ‘Cant Keep Me Silent’.
Darren has produced
under several guises, producing several tracks that have found grace
in the box of Judge Jules, such as Citizen Caned – The Journey and
Orion – Eternity. No wonder then, that Judge Jules encouraged his
wife to work with Darren, and the results speak for themselves in
With Me is the most euphoric release to date for Angelic, featuring
uplifting house beats, mixed with swirling synths, overlayed with
Amanda’s folksy yet seductive vocals.
come from German producer Marc O Tool, who’s star is currently
rising in the UK with both his own production under his own name and
as Ballroom, as well as remixes for the likes of JBN and DJ Tiesto.
He delivers two mixes, one progressive vocal mix, which emphasises
the stabs and orchestral effect, whilst chugging along, stuttering
and teasing snippets of the vocal, and a dub for those who want to
tease out the intro for that little bit longer, or as a set builder.
Finally Sionix deliver a drum fuelled
deep house mix, with lots of tribal influences, offset with dreamy
effects, delivering a laid back alternative mix which was obviously
inspired by the Balearic sound over in the White Isle.
will surely be another huge hit for Serious, and is already enjoying
plays from a growing number of DJs. By the end of the summer, you
will have heard this; there is no doubt about that.
Radikal Records USA
Cee (real name Oliver Huntemann) makes his home in Berlin, Germany.
He started DJing at the age of 15. Three years later (1993), he was
manning the turntables at the opening of the World Cup in Berlin and
he took over the mix show duties at KISS FM also in Berlin. After
winning third place at the National DJ Spinoffs in the Marlboro DJ
competition that same year, he started to get DJ bookings all over
Germany, both in clubs and at major raves and his career really took
Nowadays, Kay Cee has
established a reputation for his pure club sound and progressive
trance with maximum crowd reactions. His pairing of emotional
harmonies with rocking techno beats and pop arrangements combine to
form a style completely his own. Kay Cee's style could best be
described as the perfect symbiosis of trance and techno. His
previous club hits include "Love Stimulation",
"Sunshine", "Millenium Stringz" and
His constantly growing
success was confirmed in January of 2000 with his nomination as Best
National Single Act at the inaugural German Dance Awards. Kay
Cee's productions are created in collaboration with producer Stephan
Bodzin at their Super 8 studio in Bremen. The successful production
duo have also been responsible for projects like Taiko, Mojave and
Kay Cee's previous
single, "Escape", was released in the summer of 2000. It
went on to substantial club success, radio mixshow play nationwide
and even hit the Top 40 down in Florida where it was added to heavy
rotation on WPOW in Miami and WPYO in Orlando. It is currently still
getting play on both stations a year later. His
new single, "Unsolved Mysteries", hopes to do just as well
if not even better. An uplifting blend of pure clubsounds with all
of the key elements of progressive trance, it's appeal is universal
to clubgoers world-wide. Emotive harmonies paired with techno beats
and pop arrangements characterize Kay Cee's style of music. This new
single is a prime example of his best work.
"I Found Myself In You"
ZYX Music Germany
Europe, Amber's new single is unfortunately "I Found Myself In
You". Why unfortunately? Well, the 4 versions of that disappointing
track are slow
and not even extended... What's going on ZYX??
Tommy Boy USA
the world conscious "Love One Another," it looks as if
Dutch dance music queen, Amber, is in the mood again for something a
little "Sexual (Li Da Di)." This time around, her breasts
play a major part in the track, as do two outstanding remixes from
superstar producers HQ2 (Madonna's "Music") and Illicit
(Jennifer Lopez "Play"). Hex and Quayle kick up a peak
hour circuit mix, suitably titled the "HQ2 Big Room Club
Mix," while Illicit do their thang in a funkier disco mix with
futuristic bells and whistles. The verdict? 5 variants to this track
and we can't decide which one we like best! Just buy the CD Single
and see for yourself.
DIN FEI FEI
aren't many Chinese pop stars getting mainstream western release,
but Ding Fei Fei has certainly gone about it the right way, with
four remixes from Way Out West, two from LFO and one each from Terry
Farley and Vermanis. Not a clue what she's singing (I guess
something about a forgotten moon...), but some great house
production talents on display for this hypnotic Trance anthem.
"You Set Me Free"
Groovilivious Music/Strictly Rhythm USA
voice behind such huge hits as "Let The Joy Rise" and
"If It Don't Fit" returns with yet another surefire
floorfiller eurtechno tune, "You Set Me Free." As anthemic
as circuit anthems get, Abigail's latest is arguably far better than
everyone's former favorite "Let The Joy Rise," thanks to
one exceptional big room remix. The first comes from Andy & The
Lamboy, who's "Main Club Mix" sweeps across the room with
trancy hooks more similar to Lost Witness' production than, say,
Thunderpuss. The second remix is by Mindtrap who presents a pretty
bowring version of that original killer track. Undoubtedly another
hit for Abigail who comes back to her Eurodance roots.
"Whole Lotta Fun"
Live Show at the Arkadia, New Britain, CT, USA, November 10th 2001
Zone Productions USA
YUMM is the brainchild of songwriter/producer Nivek Tek. It is
the zany duo of Sugar B. and Candy Wrapper. YUMM
YUMM's unique sound combines the traditional Bubblegum sound of
Dance acts like AQUA with the stronger Club feel of the popular Euro
Trance movement. With catchy Pop melodies best heard in songs like
"Boom Boom Bang Bang" and "Ready Freddy", and
nursery-rhyme like songs such as "Happy Day", YUMM YUMM
is sure to capture the attention of reviewers and critics worldwide.
YUMM will be performing live on stage at the Arkadia
Nightclub in New Britain, CT, USA for their first US appereance.
Don't miss that exceptionnal event and discover this great band from
Dance Zone Productions.
YUMM is an transcontinental collaborative effort between
producers from the United States and Europe. Their very talented
production team consists of Nivek Tek, Jeff Vincent, Donna Lori,
Adam Edelmann, and Anna Clara. Their forthcoming debut LP, "Whole
Lotta Fun", contains some splendid tracks written in
various styles and tempos, including a very crazy Christmas track. YUMM
YUMM has already generated a "whole lotta" attention
in both the United States and Europe. Their winning sound is truly
the future of pop dance.
"Vamos A La Discoteca 2001"
Arcade Music Company Belgium
is back after one year break and their disappointing "La
Propaganda". Alexandra is still the lead singer, replacing
Marisa who followed her own solo carreer. "Vamos A La Discoteca
2001" is actually a remake of the "Shash Remix" with
Alexandra's voice instead of Marisa. Nothing really new then but as
the "Sash Remix" was one of the best remixes of
Paradisio's songs, this new CD Single worth your attention. This is
the third CD Single released with Alexandra after the phenomenal
(but unpopular) "Samba Del Diablo" and "La
Propaganda"! Hopefully a new album will be released soon
bringing us some fresh bouncy productions from what remains one of
the hottest Belgium Dance band. Also Vale Music Spain released on
Maxi-CD "Samba Del Diablo" in July 2001.
Groovilicious Music/Strictly Rhythm USA
flying off the shelves, Aubrey's debut CD Single "Stand
Still" comes to us with producer Hex Hector's stamp of
approval. Frequent visitors to the dance floor will likely recognize
the Eurotechno anthemic "Kinetic Journey Mix" as one of
the more popular tune's in recent nights... whereas you may recall
the freakish "Untertow Mix" as the tune that caused your
stupid friend to fall out last week. Either way, you've also got a
cute lil' "Acapella" for all you DJ's looking to create
something of their own, as well as a couple of dubs n' instrumentals
for those who enjoy such things. Finally some great Eurotechno made
in USA :) Check it out!
Robbins Entertainment USA
stirkes back and release another eurotechno bomb from Belgium,
"Forever" by Dee Dee.
was released July 19th 2001 on vinyl by A&S Recordings and this
catchy tune will probably become their next hit (after Ian Van Dahl
- Castles in the sky and Lasgo - Something). On August 2nd they
entered the Belgian Dance chart at number #6... not a bad start at
behind this project are Christophe Chantzis (Absolom,
Ian Van Dahl),
Erik Vanspauwen (Ian
Van Dahl) and Tommie Kidjemet.
The female singer
is Diana Trippaers. Lyrix are made by her, Christophe and Erik. The
maxi-CD single contains 6 differents remixes.
"Scream For More"
Robbins Entertainment USA
released this excellent track from Belgium, "Scream For More" by
Kate Ryan, from Antler-Subway Belgium stables.
trance song, that took one week to enter the highest regions of the
Belgian Ultratop vinyl, is a very nice production by producers Phil
Wilde and Andy Janssens. You've
probably heard of Phil Wilde as he is the songwriter/producer of
many international dance groups like 2 Unlimited, Def Dames Dope,
C.B. Milton and The Oh. In the past years he prooved to be pretty
good in finding new talent...
In Belgium, a new
single "My Love" is planned to be released soon and an
album is scheduled for the end of this year.
Spin Denmark/Edel Denmark
single released from their upcoming album "Toy Ride" is a
perfect reminder of who Toy Box are and the kind of music they
produce. Amir and Anila, who make up the spunky Danish duo, bring to
the audience their brand of infectious bubblegum dance reminiscent
of their debut album, "Fantastic".
Their website is
also in the midst of being revamped and its launch, to coincide with
the release of "Superstar", which will serve to be a treat
for Toy Box fans. Expect a lot of dancing and head-bobbing to this
BMG Germany/Groovilicious Music/Strictly Rhythm USA
artiste should be no stranger to those visiting this site often as
there have been a number of his singles reviewed here recently. Our
Starlight artiste a couple of weeks back has released the album
chock-full with familiar tunes which makes this easy and expectant
on the ear. Catch Coco's alluring and soulful vocals on the first
track, "I Need A Miracle", a hit on many dance floors all
over the world.
Be sure to take a
listen to "Everytime You Need Me", "Everybody
Knows" and "Toca Me" for that signature trance field
only Fragma can conjure. With the vocals of Damae, Maria Rubia, Coco
and Eva Martinez to add to the bass-driven melodies, this is one
album which satisfies.
Las Vegas, USA
If you are
desperately looking for the newest maxi-CD and 12" vinyl
releases from Italy, then check out this newly discovered
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Music Market. They are offering most of the latest releases from
famous Italian record companies such as New
Music International Italy, Time
Records SRL, Do
It Yourself Italy, Media Records, No Colors etc... They have
very attractive prices and will ship your order quickly, so make
sure to rush to their web site and order a lot of CDs :) DanceWebSite
is giving an A+ for that online shop for their professionalism and
Tip of the
day: most of their
maxi-CDs are listed in the PICS
galleries of DanceWebSite so if you need tracklisting and cover art
detail before ordering check them out here.
"Live To Tell"
Records just released "Live To Tell" by Lucrezia, the
follow up single to her last release, "Looking for Love".
"Live To Tell", a remake of Madonna’s hit single, offers
a fresh sound and new perspective to the track. With floor filling
mixes by the legendary David Morales and Eddie Baez, this record is
sure to dazzle the mavens of dance music.
Lucrezia, who was born and raised in Milan, began her career back in
’97 when she joined forces with Roy Malone of Wamdue Project.
Fresh off the catwalk, Lucrezia was a natural to the grueling
schedule of live performances, theater and studio sessions. After
completing "Looking For Love" with Malone, she toured the
club circuit extensively and eventually landed herself back in the
studio to work on her upcoming album.
"Live to Tell" is available as a double pack vinyl and a
CD-Maxi. It serves up 5 mixes by David Morales and 2 mixes by Eddie
Baez. An exclusive mix is featured on the next Eddie Baez
compilation, volume 2, which will be released this summer by Logic
as well. In terms of the mixes, Morales' club mix with its deep
house grooves is sure to appeal to the masses not only on the dance
floors but on the radio as well while the classic mix offers a more
lounge type feel. Eddie Baez's Large Club Mix, while a bit more
trippy is also sure to fill floors. All in all this record can't
miss – there is a mix that will appeal to everyone.
fresh, fast-paced update of the anthemic 1984 #1 smash single
"We Belong", made famous by 80's vocal icon Pat Benatar.
Hi-energy euro-trance washes over driving hard-house beats. Jules
aka Julie Schick (vocalist) teams up with veteran producer/remixer
Ivan Kopas who's roster of credits include projects with acts like Korn
and Gloria Estefan, as well as seminal dance/freestyle acts Stevie B
and Acid Factor. Jules re-working of this track is immediately
gratifying... The maxi-CD contains 3 versions on Neurodisc
"Mett Her At The Love Parade 2001"
Records Belgium/Manifesto UK
Hooligan's trance anthem returns in 2001 re-tweaked, re-invigorated
and refreshed with two firin remixes from two of THE hottest
deejays/producers on the dance scene right now. An absolute classic
that just refuses to die, both Pete Stylus Trouble Heller and
hardhouse don Fergie manage to breathe new life into a piece of
dancefloor perfection. Fergie ups the energy quota as he creates a
mix destined to cause a storm all summer long while Pete Heller gets
on a progressive tip with a mix that s alreadyreceiving masses of
support right across the scene. The UK maxi CD contains the full
"You Make Me Feel (More & More)"
Cutting Records USA
hard to find but excellent maxi-CD though, Becca is a great
eurodance gem that you need to add to your CD collection. The CD
versions on Cutting
more do you wish for than the famous threesome of "Sun, Sea and
One hot Spanish girl and two of her cute boyfriends decided that
they would look for this perfect combination in every possible way.
Recently they started the group "Becca"` and released the
single "You Make Me Feel".
Rebecca (21) is born in the south of Europe and is now living in
Barcelona. She has earned her fair share of fame by being a model
for fashion clothing, bathing suits and make-up. All along she has
been singing and dancing and now, she's showing more than 100%
dedication to start a singing career. The single "You Make Me
Feel" shows that Rebecca will be singing and dancing around
town for a long time.
(22) en Ricardo (20) also come from the south of Europe. The
youngsters have been in various dance-acts together have established
a well-known dance-demonstration team. A little secret is that Juan
and Ricardo can sing very well so maybe you can catch them in
Becca's next single.
the meantime, enjoy the threesome: Sun, Sea and Parties and on top
of that Becca of course!
"Come (Into My Dream)"
unforgivably ugly packaging for this incredibly pretty song reminds
us why we stopped buying singles based on cover art years ago. Fans
of anthems like Fragma's "You Are Alive" and Darude's
"Feel The Beat" will go for this uplifting trance tune,
loaded with plenty of angelic vocals and all the uptempo energy you
expect from a floor-filler such as this. Both of the two extended
mixes are top-notch trancers, with the "Madmix" showcasing
the vocals just a little better than it's neighboring version.
Another surprising winner from the ZYX
"Take Your Time"
Freshtrends members, Tamo
and Kerstin are back with a new Eurodance titled "Take your
Time". It is a very good crossover between ATC and E-Rotic
sounds. No wonder it is produced by Lyane Leigh (Lyane Hegemann) and
her brother Thijs (T.G.P. Hegemann), also responsible for E-Rotic
and S.E.X. Appeal success.
(Michael Yang) - who chose his name from the Japanese language and
means mediator, messenger - was raised in Germany as a descendant of
Korean and German ancestors.
In 1995 TAMO established his first danceact "TAMO" with a
crew of 5 people. By that time TAMO had no recordcontract, but he
was playing "live" at the local clubs and performed as
support-act for several famous danceacts. Kerstin
Kitzig is 17 years old and her beautiful voice gives a terrific
feeling to all Freshtrends songs.
Maxi-CD Singles of Freshtrends are available online at 3H-Music
at a very fair price, as well as old and latest releases of E-Rotic,
S.E.X. Appeal and more...
"And Me U"
latest album of Corona was actually released last year in June
2000... but guess what, I was not able to find it anywhere in shops
or online, and I just got it thanks to a friend based Brazil. Thanks
again Harlley! Now for the review. Ok, the album is made of 12
tracks plus a remix of "Volcano (Seismic Mix)" which
doesn't have anything of an earthquake as the name would make us
think... Basically, the whole album is based on pretty slow beats,
sometimes attempting to sound "dance" but failing
majestically. Let's note though that this time, Olga de Souza alias
Corona is really singing on the songs as Corona's typical
"voice" sounds different from her previous two albums. The
album was only released in Brazil on Abril
Music and had very little success over there. Corona dropped her
former record company WOM Records Italy. Instead, all the songs were
produced in the USA at Zig Zag Productions studios in Los Angeles,
California, which may explain the lack of eurodance beats in that
this year "Good Love" (track #3 on "And Me U")
was released in Italy as a single including 4 mixes of the song.
Once again, nothing very interesting in those... Do I regret buying
the new album and the new single? Well not really, they are both
"listenable", I was just expecting something different
from Corona but she just repeated her "Walking On Music"
album mistakes, and worst as she cannot come up with at least one
really catchy song on "And Me U"... Sorry Olga, if you
want to become the new RnB diva you gotta go back to work!
SHOPS RED LIST:
Be extremely careful about the following store, MUSICMANIA
(aka Confidence Music UK). Apart from a quite interesting list of
CDs they will CHARGE
YOUR CREDIT CARD and will never send the items
or even return your emails. They charged me 3 times 50 USD from
December 2000 to May 2001, never
answered my emails and of course never sent any CDs.
Also you need to be
extremely careful with the following stores as they did similar
things to my Credit Card after placing an order: FRONTSTAGE
BELGIUM and CD EXPRESS
BRAZIL. Please do not order at there store, they also have
terrible customer service. For Belgium use
instead PROXIS. Please put these
3 Online stores out of business as they are a shame to e-commerce,
and do not hesitate to dispute the charges with your bank within 2
months following the charge on your account to get an automatic
BMG Germany/Groovilicious Music / Strictly Rhythm USA
track for trance fans out there, "Toca's Miracle" is
infectitious, yet not overdoing so. Featuring more
"beat-y" kind of mix, the single combines Coco's "I
Need A Miracle"a nd Fragma's first single "Toca Me"
and includes a total of five different mixes. I especially like the
club mix version of the single.
"Let U Go"
It's time – ATB's new single "Let U Go" is now ready.
André has teamed up with the singer from the Canadian rock band
"Wild Strawberries" for vocal support on this track.
"Let U Go" rocks with uncompromising breakbeats and
unbelievable bass and synthesizer lines.
U Go" is the second US single off the the ATB album "Two
Worlds". The follow-up to "The Fields Of Love"
featuring York which peaked at #17 on the Billboard Club Chart and
#24 on the Maxi Singles Sales Chart, "Let U Go" featuring
The Wild Strawberries is set to surpass any ATB single released so
far. After all, it's the first one to feature a full original vocal.
was asked about his collaboration with The Wild Strawberries during
a recent interview. He responded: "I'm a lateral thinker. I
like trying out weird things... The Wild Strawberries are actually a
Canadian rock band. The original version of "Let U Go" is
basically a country song. At some point I heard this voice acappella
and immediately had the idea of doing something together with them.
We suggested to the Canadians that the whole thing would be released
as an ATB single and they were completely happy with the idea. So, a
big thank you again to the Wild Strawberries, especially Roberta the
singer. It was great working together! I think the result of the
co-operation is really good. It doesn't sound anything like the
country song any more!".
Make sure you don't miss
from Belgium, Sylver (formerly know as Liquid feat. Silvy)
delivers a promising first album "Chances" including
10 amazing Eurotrance tracks, 2 mixes of their singles
"Turn The Tide" and "Skin", plus the MPEG
video of "Turn The Tide". Not only in the Benelux
things are going superb for the group, on an international
level the sun is shining very brightly as well. "Turn The
Tide" is now internationally being promoted as Sylver's
first single in Canada, Spain, Poland, Israel, France and
Germany. The record is supported by a video clip made by the
German music video company Department M.
"Turn The Tide" was released in Belgium under the band name
Liquid feat. Silvy. However, the name had to be changed into Sylver as an
Irish band, around which it has remained very quiet for a long time,
suddenly claimed the name. In January 2001, the second single
"Skin" was released in Benelux. Visit Sylver
"At The Club"
is currently one of the most successful dance artists from Germany. Their
last single, "Got The Groove" was released in the USA on
Strictly Rhythm Records/Groovilicious.
"At The Club" is
the follow-up single to "...Is Calling", unreleased in the USA.
Very similar in style, it's energetic Eurotechno sound is both club and
radio friendly. A variety of mixes by Mario Lopez, Lightforce, Didier de
Chomb, Avantgarde and Axel Konrad means that there's something here for
everyone. It is from the forthcoming SM Trax album. Although as of yet
untitled, the album will also include Got The Groove and their other
European hit single Is Calling.
"The Whistle Song"
upon a time there was a DJ named DJ Aligator. His real name was Ali
Mosavat but he was known as DJ Aligator. He stayed up all night
every night spinning records in clubs in Denmark. One night some of
the guests had brought along some whistles. As DJ Aligator played
his music, the guests began to blow their whistles. DJ Aligator had
never experienced anything like that before. He was used to a crowd
dancing to the music he played but never blowing whistles. He liked
what he heard and the crowd was having a great time. The more DJ
Aligator played music that they liked, the more the guests blew
DJ Aligator had gone home from the club, he could not forget about
the whistles. They inspired him so much that he went into the studio
and put together a song about them. He called it The Whistle Song.
He manufactured 300
copies on vinyl and gave them to some of his DJ friends who began
playing it. The crowds who heard it loved it and began blowing their
whistles. Soon a person from a record label in Denmark heard it and
contacted DJ Aligator because they wanted to sign the record. It
became a big hit single in that country. Soon it became a big hit
single in every country across Europe. Everywhere it was played,
people cheered and blew their whistles...
|VINCENT DE MOOR
Radikal Records USA
de Moor new single "Fly (Away)" is a pure Eurotechno
gem. It's being hammered all over European dancefloors and radios
since September 2000 but has just been released in the USA on Radikal
has even gone all the way to # 1 on the UK Coolcuts Chart. With
remixes by Generation X, Havana, Don Diablo, Noisefloor and Vincent
De Moor himself, there is a style to please any and all DJs and club
music fans. It is the perfect follow up to "Between
2 Fire", "Eternity" taken from his second album
Vincent De Moor was
born in Delft, Holland 27 years ago. He started his career
with productions like Enjoy Yourself by Fix To Fax and Systematic
which was released under his own name. He also did a variety of
remixes for Ariel, Convert, Little Jam, MTF, De Bos and V-Tracks. In
1997, his Flowtation reached # 54 on the UK Sales Chart and jump
started his international career, with Orion City following with
wide international distribution and club success.
The 3 videos for
"Between 2 Fire", "Eternity" and "Fly
(Away)" were all designed by Hectic
Illusions in Amsterdam, Holland. Vincent de Moor is signed by Combined
Forces Dutch label.
(AKA Ulrich Poeppelbaum) began DJing when he fell in love with
Chicago house and acid wave music. In 1993, he decided to turn
his hobby into his profession and began throwing his own techno
parties. He released his first single in 1994, and that was
also the year that he met Woody Van Eyden and Andre Tanneberger
and Ulrich collaborated and formed SQ-1. SQ-1 has had many
successful club hits across Europe including "Music So
Wonderful", "Can You Feel...", and "One Two
Three". In 1998, together with Woody and Andre, Spacekid
founded Clubbgroove Records which is based in Germany. They've
had chart hits with Weekend by The Bad Habit Boys, Airwave by Rank 1
and Lui by Re-Flex among others..
spending the past two years taking care of business, Spacekid is
back in the studios and has released his newest project "Tune!.
European techno / trance with very strong hooks, it's similar in
style to his partner ATB. Spacekid has also lent his hand to
remixing for artists such as ATB, Bad Habit Boys, The Outhere
Brothers, 666 and Silvio Ecomo. Trance fans, check him out.
Radikal Records USA
|From Italy, The Soundlovers release
their 7th single "Living In Your Head". Also note that
finally the US wakes up and release their 5th single
Records). The good thing is that it gathers all the mixes from
the 2 european Maxi-CDs, the bad thing is... damn it's old ! Anyway
the facts have confirmed that the US is always at least 6 months late on
Dance Music releases compared to the rest of the World...
Still "Walking" is the best single ever from The
Soundlovers and definitely worth it. Get it at www.towerrecords.com.
For those who do not know The Soundlovers rush on that release and
hopefully a 2nd album will be available soon, their first album
"People - The Album" is a total rarity and was only released in Italy. I do not even managed
to own a copy so this means IT IS REALLY RARE :)
After releasing the very good
"Doo-Whoop" single (available on Maxi-CD in Canada on
Popular Records) and her 3rd album simply entitled "Whigfield
III", Whigfield is back with a new single "Much More"
on ZYX Music Germany. Thanks to ZYX Music her Maxi-CD is available
at a domestic release price in the USA. The melody is not as strong
as "Doo-Whoop" but the music is definitely more eurodance
and is worth buying it. The Maxi-CD contains 7 mixes.
Get it at www.towerrecords.com.
Also note the re-release on Maxi-CD of "Saturday Night"
(ZYX Music Germany) in the ZYX Golden-Dance-Classics serie,
gathering the regular versions and the "Holiday Remixes",
a total of 7 mixes. A must have if you did not buy the single in
|IAN VAN DAHL
"Castles In The Sky"
Robbins Entertainment USA
Presented during Midem 2000, Ian Van
Dahl hit "Castles In The Sky" is finally released in the
USA as a Maxi-CD on Robbins Records NY. The Maxi-CD contains the
excellent remix by Absolom (aka Christophe Chantzis) chosen version
for the video. Get it at www.towerrecords.com.
Total Music Venezuela
Last December, Total Music
Venezuela released the extremely good Maxi-CD, Patricia Mare
"Bambolero". This eurodance production from DB One Music Italy
is in the pure style of Kim Lukas and Bamble B. also from the same
Italian record company. The Maxi-CD contains all 4 mixes (2 by Twin
Towers and 2 Original mixes) and is
available at www.towerrecords.com.
Got get it now it is a absolute rarity on CD!
|ME AND MY
EMI Music Denmark
Danish Me & My are back with a
new single "Fly High" and a new 3rd 12 track album also
entitled "Fly High". After their 2nd album "Let The
Love Go On" which was a complete flop except in Japan, Me &
My is back to eurodance/eurotechno, style that made them famous in
1995 with singles such as "Dub-I-Dub", "Baby
Boy" and "Lion Eddy". On "Fly High", Me
& My have moved into new genres such as dance and trance. The
music is more club-oriented than before, although the album also
contains some of the catchy popular hits that the earlier records
were so well-known for.
In 1995, Me & My achieved an
international breakthrough with "Dub I Dub". The song
turned out to be one of the year's inescapable hits and marked the
start of a pop-music adventure for the two sisters Susanne and
Pernille Georgi from Kolding, Denmark. The album represented an
entirely new style of Danish pop music and, as a result, Me &
My's sales figures reached almost explosive heights around the world
during 1996. Just to give an example, the Georgi sisters sold 1.5
million albums and 750,000 singles in Japan in only one year. In the
spring of 1997 they were presented with two Gold Disc Awards for the
year's best-selling international album and as best-selling foreign
artists in Japan. "Our number "Dub I Dub" opened
doors, not only for us but also for a lot of other Danish
bands", says Pernille. "Everything happened so fast with
the first record, that it was really difficult for us to realise
what was happening. On the other hand, it gave us a name, a style
and a foundation to build upon".
In March the 2nd single
"Sleeping My Day Away" from the new album will be
released. You can get the latest news about the two sisters Susan
and P.G. on their official web site www.meandmy.dk.