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|THE LOST BROTHERS
"Cry Little Sister (I
Need U Know)"
Little Sister (I Need U Now)" is based around the theme tune
from the cult '80s bratpack film The Lost Boys. This remake keeps
all the main elements of the haunting original, including the
memorable atmospheric noises and child's choir. The track also
features the vocals of Gerard McMahon who wrote and performed the
original version. Maxi-CD single includes 3 mixes and the enhanced
"Music Is Life"
Dirt Devils are back to follow the success of their club classic
"The Drill" with the sleaze synth leviathan "Music Is
Life". The track is a cauldron of of rolling basslines, vocoded
vocals and dirty synths. This electro trancer will be found in every
DJ box across the UK. Maxi-CD single includes 5 mixes and the
"Maria (I Like It
picked from their tenth (yes there's another nine like this one!)
album "Techno Stadium Experience" is the single
"Maria - I Like It Loud". It's a prime example of Rick
J.Jordan's and Jay Frogg's finest trance/techno tunes. The distorted
303's pay homage to the early Prodigy era as well as there idols the
KLF by keeping happy hardcore alive with there kooky high speed
vocal breaks. Keep those cheesy lyrics coming lads!
"In Concert in Dallas,
will be in concert live at CLUB LIQUID, 2005 Greenville Avenue,
Dallas, Texas USA (214-823-9700) on Thursday November 13 2003. The
concert is organized by East
Meets West Productionz and sponsored by KDL
106.7 radio. Advance purchase only $12 at ATPT Records
(972-682-5826) and Bill's
Records (972-234-1496). Don't miss your chance to see Lasgo live
perform "Alone", "Something", "Pray"
and more!... For more dates check out LASGO's
"Wherever You Are"
Edel Germany/Robbins Entertainment
on May 03 1983 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Fernanda aka Laava
originally released her single "Wherever You Are" in June 2002
on Edel Germany. She finally got a domestic release on Robbins
Entertainment. Although only one single was released so far in
Germany, the re-release of her hit may lead to new materials in
2003/2004 if "Wherever You Are" proves to be a success in
the US. This first single is right on top along with some of the
biggest names with 6 mixes from Pulsedriver to Chopstick.
"La Marche De La Lune"
Outfly Sweden/Robbins Entertainment
otherwise known as Aura Productions to those familiar with the
MP3.com electronic chart, is the greatest trance group to ever come
out of Gothenburg, Sweden. Their style is unique and fresh. It never
gets old. I've been listening to them for three years now. Some
trance is too obscure for the mainstream, but Outfly has beats and
melodies that will drive you wild. If you like Doctor No and
Antiloop, you will love Outfly "La Marche De La Lune". The
maxi-cd single includes 6 mixes!
the fall of Groovilicious/Strictly Rhythm, Abigail decided to take
things in her own hands. The result is a self produced and
distributed gem titled "Falling" only available through
mail order from her web site www.abigailxx.com
and at selected gigs in the States. This limited edition release
will be autographed by Abigail and mailed to your door! Plus, beside
5 remixes of "Falling", Abigail included 2 versions of
1999 hit "Let The Joy Rise": the "Thunderpuss Radio
Mix" and a previously unreleased mix, the "JR Mix".
Abigail is mostly known in Europe for her mid-90's Eurodance covers
of classic rock and pop hits on Klone Records and later relocated
from her native England to the US in Connecticut with her husband
and daughter Ilana. Through the years and a carreer of over 10 years
already, Abigail has and continue to deliver hits after hits and
climb the Dance Charts wherever she goes. Don't wait till it's too
late, give yourself a treat and order her new CD single at www.abigailxx.com!
"Show Me Love"
Concept Music UK
collaboration between producer Mark Hadfield and singer Emmie, 'Show
Me Love' is already looking like the latest pop-trance nugget that's
gonna be blazing a trail across dancefloors this month. Massive in
the more up-for-it clubs in the North of England, this uplifting
little monster also comes with some of uber production duo Flip
& Fill's finest remix work to-date (which is really saying
something). Yep, another summer biggie! The maxi-cd also includes
the MPEG video of 'Show Me Love'.
"I'm In Heaven"
remixed everyone from Run DMC and N.E.R.D to Justin Timberlake and
Nelly, celebrity remixer extraordinaire Jason Nevins returns this
week with one of his own tracks, the deliciously uplifting 'I'm In
Heaven'. Featuring a vocal from ex-Tymes4 singer Holly James, around
an uplifting, pop-tinted groove and a sample from Michael Jackson's
'Human Nature', this single has summer anthem written all over it
and a set of remixes that take it even further onto the dancefloor. The
UK edition maxi-cd also includes the MPEG video of 'I'm In Heaven'.
"Pretty Green Eyes"
written by Force & Styles (and Junior), 'Pretty Green Eyes' has
actually been huge on the hardcore scene for the last few years now.
Now given a full release by Ultrabeat, with new vocals from Mike Di
Scala (one of the three Liverpool deejays that make up Ultrabeat,
the other two being Chris Henry and Ian Redman), it's starting to
look like 'Pretty Green Eyes' is now set for chart domination as
well. An uplifting mix of pop and trance; the euphoric sing-a-long
original isalso joined by further dancefloor-friendly mixes from the
likes of Flip'n'Fill and CJ Stone. The
maxi-cd also includes the QT video of 'Pretty Green Eyes'.
"Greatest Hits -
Bonnier Music Sweden
in Sweden last May on Bonnier Music, this new Leila K's album is
actually a 20 track greatest hits compilation including all her
hits, hard to find tracks and 3 not previously released songs
"Positive Energy", "Possessed" and "Burning
Up". To make it an even better value for your money, the
limited edition includes an VCD including most of Leila K's videos
(note that "Ca Plane Pour Moi" video is missing).
So far the
new album has sold about 6.000 copies in Sweden, which is far less
than the album deserves, but then again the music market is about as
hard as it has ever been. The album has also been released in
Finland, but we haven't received any information about the sales
yet. We encourage you to purchase this great CD at http://www.skivhugget.se
a great and extremely reliable online record store based in Sweden.
"I Don't Know"
Don't Know" is the follow-up single to "Relations" by
Erika. Relations was a huge hit
in the clubs and on dance radio worldwide in the US , Italy and
Germany. "I Don't Know"
is an extremely radio-friendly catchy dance/pop tune. It's use of
strings, flutes and guitars give it a bit of a laid-back vibe and
some latin flavor. It's definitely not your typical euro-dance sound
and is quite a departure from the
previous "Relations". Some have compared it's sound to Ace
Of Base. "I Don't
Know" is an getting a
US release through Radikal Records.
|MICHAEL WOODS FEAT.
"If U Want Me"
Woods (the artist formerly known as Warrior) returns with a cut
that's been huge on the trance scene ever since Judge Jules hammered
it off CDR at the back end of summer 2002. Now spruced up for summer
2003 - with a whole batch of brilliant remixes and a vocal from
Aussie model Imogen Bailey – 'If U Want Me' is looking like the
track that could launch this talented producer, and singer, into a
whole different musical stratosphere. Whilst Warrior, Lifestylers,
Antillas and Northstarz each deliver awesome remixes. The
Australian maxi-cd also includes the MPEG video of 'I'm In Heaven'.
"Destroy She Said"
Low-Spirit Recordings Germany/Radikal
She Said" is pure electro pop. It combines the best
elements of the underground electro scene with catchy quirky pop
are producer Alexander Perls and vocalist Madelin. The two met
at a Sonic Youth concert on The Bowery in New York City during the
summer of 2001. Perls had been living in NYC since 1998,
working for the American video artist Matthew Barney. Madelin
had moved to NYC six months earlier, and was working for a midtown
talent agent as a talent scout for the daytime soap operas.
After some conversation, somehow it turned out that Perls was
looking for a vocalist for a track he was producing and Madelin
wanted to try some singing. He said he had a song called
"Destroy She Said" which needed a vocalist. Perls
and Madelin first recorded in Perls' basement studio in Chinatown,
the East River in Lower Manhattan. The vocal tracks for "Destroy
She Said" were all recorded during one very hot night during
the summer of 2001, four months before the September 11th attacks.
The lyrical reference to "the towers" is merely
coincidental. The maxi-cd includes the video.
"I Don't Wanna Stop"
Don't Wanna Stop" is the first single off of ATB's new album
"Addicted To Music". Featuring the vocal talents of
Roberta Carter Harrison, the mixes offer a new progressive trance
sound with a bit of an underground vibe. It's a much harder
sound than any of the previous ATB singles. The high budget
video for "I Don't Wanna Stop" was filmed in a house high
atop the Hollywood hills. Typical of ATB videos, it includes shots
of elaborate surroundings, fantastic cars and beautiful women. "I
Don't Wanna Stop" will also be featured on the upcoming ATB DVD
Addicted To Music.
"Talk 2 Me"
Tommy Boy USA/Concept
Music The Netherlands
worth the wait, K-Klass return yet again with a seriously seductive
club cut, brought to you by the trusted Tommy Boy label... Plenty of
great music on this domestic single, including sizzling remixes from
Orange Factory, Kidstuff and K-Klass themselves. A definite winner
for on any floor and well, for any car.
|IAN VAN DAHL
Belgium/Robbins Ent. USA
available domestically with additional remixes, Ian Van Dahl set
their sights once again on dominating US club charts with their
popular brand of vocal trance. Yet one thing continues to trouble us
- with as much money that Ian Van Dahl have made over the past two
years, you'd think they'd be able to afford a new photo shoot -
we've been looking at the same seven pictures of Anoemie Coenan
since they first made their mark with "Will I."
Nevertheless, keeping in mind that it's the music that counts, the
Van Dahl posse again deliver a strong vocal trance mix with
"Secret Love." This domestic single includes three
extended remixes, the most spectacular from "Midnight" who
recently did Iio's "At The End" its justice with an
ultra-cool trance remix.
|DJ SAMMY FEAT.
Urban Germany/DATA UK
when he was being dismissed as a pop-trance covers machine, DJ Sammy
returns with an original composition in the shape of debut album
opener "Sunlight". Another pop-trance anthem in waiting,
the delicate Latin orchestration and rousing synths are made for
summer dancefloors, whilst another superb remix package (including
Driftwood and Milky) will see this crossover with all kinds of top
trance jocks. The maxi-cd includes the MPEG video.
"Desenchantee/U R My
Belgium/Robbins Ent. USA
available domestically through Robbins Entertainment, Kate Ryan's
massive, decathlon-sized vocal trance tune,
"Desenchantee," that just makes you wanna grab your purse
and run as far from home as possible. Kate Ryan's delicate yet
penetrating voice and beautiful French language vocals soar
throughout the course of the stunning "Extended Mix" and
are effectively minimized in the quasi-instrumental "Club
Mix" both of which exceed 8 minutes in length. As an added
bonus, this domestic edition also includes four remixes of Kate's
2001 hit "U R My Love," including the extended version
from Lasgo's Peter Luts.
|BARRY HARRIS FEAT
"Dive In The Pool 2003"
when you thought it was safe to go back out to the club, the circuit
anthem that helped coin the phrase is back for summer 2003... or is
it? Of the two extended remixes included, one of them. "Wayne
G's Anthem Mix" was actually originally released over a year
and a half ago... only it never saw the light of day on CD single.
The second mix, the hi-NRG remix from Rich B is just a bit fresher,
packed with Pepper's original vocals and plenty of soakin' wet power
to make one wax nostalgic. Is it time to dive in the pool again? You
know, it just might be.
"Keep It Up"
Netherlands/Robbins Ent. USA
from Robbins Entertainment, among the last American dance music
labels still standing in the wake of downloading, comes this jaunty
Dutch lil' pop trance stomper that's about as catchy as SARS...
although somewhat less uncomfortable. Not unlike the "popcorn
song" or, geez, what was that one song? Oh yeah, Barthezz's
Eurotechno smash "On The Move," "Keep It Up" is
a childlike instrumental hum-along that surely even grown-ups can
"Can't Make Up My Mind"
Serious Records UK
2000, Sonique was one of the biggest female singers in the world!
She scored a huge international hit with "It Feels So
Good", won all the awards, sold stacks of records and sold out
venues around the globe, then, at the pinnacle of her fame, promptly
disappeared from view. Well, now she's back, and "Can't Make Up
My Mind" is the first single from her forthcoming album.
Simple, uplifting and hauntingly beautiful, it's a poignant,
sweeping return as well as a wonderful taster of exactly what's to
come on that new album. Robbie Rivera, Michael Woods, Stig and
Sonique herself supply the more dancefloor friendly remixes.
|LOGIC RECORD US
CLOSING MAY 9, 2003
After a decade of
dancing in the US, Logic Records will be closing on Friday, May 9,
The staff of Logic Records US: Kelly, Thom, Salwa, Maiko, Victor and
Marc would like to THANK everyone ...BMG,
all the club DJ's, mixshow DJ's, radio, retailers, press who have
supported Logic's music and artists, over the past decade.
And most of all, the Logic US staff would like to thank all of the
GREAT artists we have had the pleasure of working with including:
Kayo, Lane, Melanie, (La Bouche), (Le Click), Brad, Rich, Brizz
(LFO), Todd Terry, Dr. Alban, Beki, SK8, Kira, Danny
Howells, Eddie Baez, Westbam,
Giorgio Moroder, Jocelyn Brown, Chris Shepard, Simone Denny
(Love Inc), Tom
Novy, Emil Hellman, James, (Sound Factory), John
Blair, Beto Sutter, Marusha,
DJ Keana, DJ David Knapp, DJ James Andersen, DJ Monty Q, Da
Hool, Dani Konig, Jam & Spoon, Lucrezia, Blondie,
Alison Limerick, Njoi, Richard
Humpty Vission, Pete Lorimar, Cosmic Baby, Sparks, X-press 2,
Joey Beltram, Storm & Herman, DJ
Victor Dinaire, Ratpack, Erire, Armand Van Helden, Frankie
Bones, Kym Mazell, Illegales, Garland Jefferies, Scatman John,
Regina, Harlen, Phil Fuldner, French Affair, LEX project, Ricky
Crespo, Boney M., Clubzone, Jason Nevins.
"Say You Will"
Tommy Boy USA
looking for a pretty vocal trance anthem much in the same vein as
the stuff from Fragma, Lasgo and Sylver will want to check out the
new single from Halo, "Say You Will." It took us about
three listens to win us over, but once we actually learned the
lyrics to the catchy chorus it was almost impossible to get this
sparkly trance tune outta our heads. Several remixes from Ford
(Jennifer Lopez's "I'm Glad") are featured, which makes
since as he's among the three members of Halo. Fascinating.
|PAUL VAN DYK
"Nothing But You"
dedicated to Paul Van Dyk's career as we have been for the past
several thousand years, one thing that even we have been forced to
come to terms with is that, well, the guy can be a little
inconsistent at times. Like, remember his collaborations with Saint
Etienne? Sure you do, they were awesome... only to be followed up by
such dismal entries as the Columbia EP and virtually every
lackluster remix he's farted out in recent history. On the upside,
such lowered-expectations allowed us to remain completely objective
upon first listening to his latest single, "Nothing But
You." The verdict? This tune kicks major ass - easily on par
with his brightest, most beautiful vocal trance entries. As a matter
of fact, both of PVD's included remixes are so strong that they make
the neighboring attempts from Cirrus and Tomekk look entirely
amateur. This time, the Dyk has definitely delivered the goods.
Press Release - 28/04/03
10 years of activity, of which 7 with us, always at the top of
charts, not only in Italy, Regina gives herself an artistic break
facing an impelling though satisfying tournee in the USA and Latin
America which is gonna take her also to her native country: Brazil.
With the release of
"I’m Back" the artistic adventure with our label has
come to an end but, while hoping for a new cooperation, we wish
Regina all the good luck she deserves . To all Regina’s fans, who
are many, the appointment with the brazilian artist is for next
summer when she will be envolved in a project dealing with 80’s
and 90’s hits.
Thanks you so much
for these seven years of extraordinary music!
Regina comes from an
exotic place like Sorocaba, São Paolo, Brasil, she's got the
sexy, velvety looks of an adventurous Bond Girl, and when she
sings she could easily be mistaken for a modern, very young Ertha
Kitt. She is a darling of the dance music clique, a goddess of the
gay scene, and she has a fabulous name too: Regina.
Saraiva has a lot of class. She began her career as a singer in
1989, with the group Forbidden Fruit. Being an ambitious,
demanding and very on-the-ball kind of girl, she soon developed an
interest for dance music in particular. In her mind, it
represented the shortest route to the success on which she had set
Smart, talented, but also lucky, Regina found herself being the
right girl at the right time - a time when house music was
typically loaded with often boring, meaningless, mellifluous soul
vocals, one very much like the other. Her edge was a gift from
God: a very distinguishable, summery voice which oozes brilliance
and originality. She was the cutting-edge producer's
dream-come-true, and she quickly became one of the most
sought-after session singers in the industry.
Having a certain style and being fluent in five languages helped
her in her frequent travels for work all over Europe during the
next few years, especially in France and the UK, but she finally
settled in Italy, where she began to write lyrics and where, with
its unique timbre, her vocal talent eventually came to the
attention of innovative producer Max Moroldo who wanted something
new. This is what he had been looking for. Ever-ready to be
daring, and running against a huge trend of songwriters who
preferred a more homogenous kind of voice, he signed Regina to his
So, in 1996, under Nitelite Records, Regina realized the first
record which carries her own name, choosing to interpret and lend
her particular flavour to one of the most beautiful songs of the
60s: a dance cover of "Killing Me Softly".
Shortly after its release in Italy, the single was scaling the
heights of radio charts. It remained for 8 weeks the most-sold
record in the country, with a total presence of 19 weeks in sales
charts. "Killing Me Softly" went on to become a summer
hit and was one of the floor-fillers in many discotheques
nationwide. Regina nevertheless became famous with the follow-up
single "Day By Day" which, for the sake of careful
timing, came out in April 1997 to consolidate the success of its
predecessor. It too confirmed itself as one of the most-sold
records of that year, establishing more than 3 months' residency
in Italian sales charts.
Better still, however, the song was licensed all over Europe, with
excellent results in France, Germany, and England, where it
remained in sales charts for several weeks. Airplay rotation and
public request for "Day By Day" was such that the tune
developed a very high profile.
Esteemed international DJs Mark Picchiotti (then already a remixer
for artists such as Madonna and Lisa Stansfield) and Dancing Divaz
were selected as producers for the remixes; they were a symbolic
reconfirmation that Regina had conquered a salient position in the
international dance music panorama.
With summer on the horizon, the infamous video (which caused quite
a stir with its scene in which two guys explicitly kiss eachother)
was shot. Produced in the style of a short, it resulted in being
too crude and realistic - and therefore offensive to
ultra-conservative viewers. The video was censured on MTV in the
UK and on some French television stations, but since the tune
continued to be enormously successful, a "softer" version was put
This re-packaging allowed the song to land in the USA where it
reached the 4th slot in the Billboard Hot Dance Chart. It also did
successively well in Japan and South America. "Day By
Day" became an anthem for gays worldwide and Regina was one
of the most prominent artists at Gay Pride that year. She also
took in a European tour which saw her perform alongside artists
Jimmy Sommerville, Martha Walsh, The Venga Boys, and 666.
After a much-deserved break, a third single, "Close The
Door", was released in January 1998, followed in April by
"Situations", Regina's first album. "What Can You
Do" and "Up On The Floor" were also released as
singles, making it a total of five singles extracted from the first
album... An amazing finishing-line for a newcomer!
"Situations" can certainly be considered a very complete
and colourful album, be it either for its numerous themes, or for
its rhythms and sounds. At first-hand, it can seem quite gaudy,
idiosyncratic, and naff, designed perhaps as the album you play
whilst you're getting ready for a night out. But it is actually a
very deep and well-crafted work of art, with very interesting
things to say about life and very catchy grooves. Don't be fooled
by its variety... the handbaggedness of "What Can You
Do"... the bossanova of "Secret Mission"... the
drum'n'bass of "Hopeless Love" (one of the album's best
songs)... the pop-R&Bness of "Thoughts"
(reminiscient of Ké's "Don't Walk Away")...
"Situations" is very a open-ended album and this is its
After more than a year's holiday from the dance music scene, Regina
returned in March 2000 with a new single: "You And Me".
Produced again by Max Moroldo and Francesco Marchetti, "You And
Me" restepped into the footprints of "Day By Day",
and although it was not as successful, it was nevertheless a hit
with licenses made in more than twenty different countries,
bolstered by a remix from Eiffel 65. For follow-ups and records that
fail to do as well as their predecessors, Max Moroldo can be
forgiven for retrying proven formulas at the expense of being
criticized for playing it safe; he is, after all, more often than
not a successful risk-taker, but he has always been obsessively
careful for his artists. Playing it safe in an increasingly
competitive market is just an opening gambit for him. When it
doesn't work, he is quick to change tactic.
Regina therefore spent the remainder of 2000 in studio with her
producers to realize two new singles: a decisively commercial dance
cover of rock band Queen's "You Don't Fool Me", and a
return to "Secret Mission", which explores Propellerheads
territory. Both completely different from one another, but united on
a single medium, these songs were the result of a lengthy period of
brainstorming and research by the production team who had decided
that a new direction was needed in Regina's artistic career.
Few singers have been able to cut an important role for themselves
in dance music like Regina has in these years, but thanks to her
indisputable vocal qualities, and with a sound that's decisively
more pop, Regina is now ready to propose herself to the public in a
new dress. Watch this space: the Bond Girl will be back real soon.
New challenge for Regina, who has come back to the market with a
typical 80’s sounding song. "I’m Back" is the title
of her new single released on Do It Yourself label and three are
the versions: "Original Ghost" (Ghost Radio for Cds,
Ghost Extended for vinyl), the "Vanni G" version,
skillfully revisited by the roman elf Vanni Giorgilli (the
Extended version will be available on vinyl only), and the
"Cheesy and Tachy" version on both supports.
Records The Netherlands/Ultra Records USA
debut cd release by 4 Strings is for those who enjoy hi-nrg melodic
trance with beautiful female vocals (courtesy of Vanessa Van
Hemmert). This cd is packed with many potential hits, and also
includes 4 String's smash hits "Day Time", "Take Me
Away (Into the Night)" and "Diving", the later two
were huge in Europe. My picks for future hits are the hi-nrg songs
"Revelation","Fly Away", "Let It Rain"
(tentative release in Germany in May), "Summer Sun", and
"High On Life", all of which are excellent. There are also
several nice instrumentals in "Besides Us", "Eastern
Vibe" and the title track "Believe". To slow down the
pace a bit you have the songs "Interlude/Waterfall" and
"Forever Young". Time wise, the songs range from just over
three minutes to over nine minutes. If you enjoy listening to Ian
Van Dahl, Lasgo, DJ Sammy Featuring Do to name just a few, then this
cd will not disappoint. Enhanced portion includes a bonus CD-ROM
video for "Take Me Away (Into The Night)" in QT format.
"I Begin To Wonder"
a clearly odd move, Dannii Minogue essentially buys the rights to
record her own vocal over a previously released club hit from JCA,
adding some new lyrics and turning up the BPM a tad before releasing
it as her own. Fans of the original version may have to get used to
Dannii's voice, but should have no problem with the tune itself as
its identical to its predecessor. A new remix from JCA is also
included, the "Krystal K" vocal, but with a running time
just over 5 minutes, we're hesitant to actually christen it an
extended version. An impressive bonus track, "Hide &
Seek" is also featured, as is the entertaining CD-ROM QT video.
Lolita", a melodic ballad by musical newcomer Alizee was one of
the biggest pop records in Europe this past year. It reached #
1 on the pop charts in France and Germany and # 10 on the pop charts
course, every great ballad needs a version for the dancefloor and
this is where Spacekid comes in. The boy who made a name for
himself as a remixer for artists like ATB, The Bad Habit Boys, the
Outhere Brothers, 666, Silvio Ecomo and Voodoo & Serano, has
taken this dreamy ballad and kicked it up a notch, creating a
progressive trance / hard house anthem with it's huge wavy trance
strings and minimal fades. The "Extended Vocal
Remix" is a definite hands-in-the-air crowd pleaser if there
ever was one. It's energy level and melodic hooks are a can't
miss combination. Cornelius Brause goes the hard techno route
with his remix and the addition of lots of wicked synths.
single also includes the "Original Club Mix" of Matrix, an
original tune penned by Spacekid and inspired by the movie of the
U.K. progressive group Faithless had a major hit in 1997 with
"Insomnia" and the song has since become a progressive
dance classic. Now covered by The Nightwatchers, the song is faster
than the original version and still retains those errie
synthesizers, and the deep male voice which speaks over the layers
of synthesizers. There are 2 mixes of "Insomnia" as well
as two other songs. The "Extended Version" (7:13) has a
long intro before the barrage of synthesizers kick. Similar to the
original version, it does have a slightly different arrangement with
added synthesizers and a stronger beat. The "Radio Edit"
(3:44) is basically a shortened version of the lengthier
"Extended Version". The two extra songs are "The Past
Is My Future" (5:25) which is a progressive track with a strong
beat, chugging synths and a deep male voice, and last is the song
"Sleepless Nights" (3:36) which is an instrumental of
"Insomnia" with a driving beat and layers of synthesizers.
All in all this is an excellent cd single geared more towards the
progressive dance music lover.
AATW are at it again! With not one, but TWO releases for Rezonance
Q's first single "Someday". Liverpool based Rezonance Q
get in on the act with their cheeky, but insanely catchy cover of
Mariah Carey's "Someday". Re-sung here by fellow
Liverpudlian Nazene, this 2003 styled pop-trance version of Carey's
classic has all the hallmarks for dancefloor success (thanks to some
typically upbeat remixes) whilst at the same time will easily appeal
to any pop fans out there that are into the likes of Fragma and Ian
Van Dahl. The maxi-cd #2 (pictured here) includes 3 remixes and the
"Forever Young 2002"
originally crept inside the UK's Top 30 way back in 1996,
Interactive's "Forever Young" resurfaces in 2003 with more
pizzazz, a bigger sound and a whole host of remixes for today's most
uplifting dancefloors. Already making pop-dance waves across Europe,
the original's one of those tracks that'll move trance floors as
well as the more commercial dancefloors whilst the unstoppable Flip
& Fill turn up with another firing, impossibly contagious remix.
One for the party loving Saturday night posse! The maxi-cd includes
remixes and the UK version of the QT video!
Combined Force Holland/Radikal
Sessions are Cyril Helwig and Thymen Holleman, two friends with a
burning passion for music who have produced together for the past 7
years under pseudonyms like Quarck and M.U.S.E. They enjoy the
perfect production partnership - Cyril is the master of percussion
while Thymen's strength lies in constructing beautiful, elaborate
melodies. You can clearly see both sides to the duo on their
latest single "Janeiro".
A firm favorite with clubbers and DJs alike, "Janeiro"
swept across the major European clubs like a wildfire. It has
been reworked and remixed into one of the finest summer anthems
ever. Pronti & Kalmani provide a new vocal version,
featuring Natalie Smith on vocals, working the original mix into an
uplifting summer anthem for Ibiza. Armin Van Buuren turns in a
blinding trance version that has to be one of his finest moments
yet. It's powerful riffs and soaring synths have already made
it a favorite at Gatecrasher in the UK. On a deeper tip, James
Holden takes a bow to the original, building it into a bubbling,
progressive shaker that Sasha's been carrying on his recent US tour.
Ones launched themselves into the UK's dance consciousness with
their brilliant, electro-pop tinted debut single "Flawless";
huge everywhere on it's initial release, the band had the dance
world at their feet and then, seemingly disappeared from view. Well,
they're back, and their latest is another catchy, funky and
downright groovy slice 80's sounding house music that's heavily
influenced by the untouchable cult of celebrity. Whilst Phunk
Investigation, Smith & Selway and ATOC each turn up to deliver a
wide range of floor friendly remixes. The maxi-cd includes the QT
already notched up one of last year's biggest trance anthems with
the inspired "Forever", Dee Dee gets off to a flyer this
year with a tune that's already winning fans from all corners of the
major-league trance fraternity. A breath-taking, musically uplifting
trance tune with A-N-T-H-E-M written all over it, it, like its
predecessor, also comes with an outstanding remix package. From the
Northern bounce of the Northstarz remix to the melodic trance of Ian
Van Dahl (producing a similarly great remix to that on
"Forever"), there's a little something here for everyone.
The maxi-cd includes the MPEG video!
|MURK VS. KRISTINE
Tommy Boy USA
no one better exemplifies the modern dance diva better than Kristine
W, the Washington
born powerhouse who's 1996 full-length album, Land Of The Living,
continues to be a club classic. The follow-up, 2000's
"Stronger", didn't quite earn the same kind of adoration
among the masses, but Kristine's diehard fans still argue it's the
better of the two. Still, everyone can agree on one thing - the
dancefloor is definitely a much better place with Kristine W around.
Unlike most pop divas who's radio hits only become dance songs after
someone else has been hired to lay a beat behind them, Kristine is a
true dance artist who's songs are originally produced for the clubs,
with only the biggest names in the biz doing the remixing honors.
Her latest single, "Some Lovin'," a collaborative effort
between Kristine and Funky Green Dogs' MURK boys, has already proven
to exceed DJ's expectations by taking a familiar song and
revitalizing it with a standout vocal performance that's as strong
as W's best work. Although Southside, Gomi and MURK themselves all
deliver quality cuts, Peter Rauhofer's tongue-in-cheek
"Reconstruction Mix" steals the show without question.
Ideally, the release of "Some Lovin'" will further
expedite the production of Kristine's third album, but until then...
the dance floor will be waiting.
buy it. Seriously, it's really that good. Not since Johnny Vicious'
remix of DJ Rap's "Good To Be Alive" have we heard such a
massive, decathlon-sized vocal trance remix that just makes you
wanna grab your purse and run as far from home as possible. Kate
Ryan's delicate yet penetrating voice and beautiful French language
vocals soar throughout the course of the stunning "Extended
Version" and are effectively minimized in the
quasi-instrumental "Club Version," both of which exceed 8
minutes in length.
|DJ SAMMY FEAT.
"Boys Of Summer"
Urban Germany/DATA UK
riding the crest of a euphoric tsunami thanks to the massive success
of last single "Heaven", DJ Sammy returns, with vocalist
Loona aka Carisma in tow, on this updated, trance-pop cover of Don
Henley's classic, "Boys Of Summer". Already a staple on
the more commercial dancefloors, Sammy's reinterpretation of this
80's anthem manages to stay faithful to the wistful summer original
(only with added beats, sweeps of euphoria and gentle acoustic
guitar) whilst still adding that instantly recognisable Euro-pop
work of 27 year old Rotterdam native Carlos Resoort, "Diving"
is the latest 4 Strings trance odyssey that's set to propel
dancefloors from Ibiza to Berlin into an uplifting furore. Following
hot-on-the-heels of the anthemic "Take Me Away (Into The Night)",
"Diving" combines the stunning vocals of Vanessa with
Carlos's tough trance rhythms into a bruising and uplifting track
that's already firmly ensconced in the boxes of Pete Tong, Paul Van
Dyk, Dave Pearce, Tiesto, Judge Jules and Tall Paul, amongst others.
And with a remix package that includes Minimalistix, Hiver &
Hammer and Cosmic Gate delivering their best work for ages, this is
an essential purchase that holds a little something for all trance
fans. The maxi-cd
includes the QT video!
Spinnin' Records The Netherland/Positiva UK/EMI UK
work of three mysterious Dutch producers, Driftwood's trance epic
"Freeloader" is already whipping up a storm on dancefloors
and now, thanks to a full release from Positiva and some great
remixes, looks like crossing over to the masses. The original vocal
mix is a chunky piece of uplifting trance that'll appeal to all
tastes whilst the mixes from Green Martian (haunting with an old
skool leaning) and Lasgo (catchy with a slight hint of pop) take it
right out into the centre of the dancefloor. The maxi-cd
includes the QT video!
"The Opera Song (Brave New World)"
Direction Records UK/Sony UK
follow-up to Jurgen Vries's massive "The Theme" (released
September last year), "The Opera Song" is already, thanks
to a handful of white-labels and promos, the toast of the
international trance scene. Featuring the considerable vocal talents
of, wait for it, Charlotte Church (yep, THAT Charlotte Church), this
muscular, uplifting and totally irresistible trance anthem more than
has enough clout for the dancefloor, and, thanks to a little hint of
pop appeal, looks like it'll easily crossover to the mainstream.
Whilst the mixes add a little "extra" for all kinds of
trance tastes. The maxi-cd
includes the QT video!
|FLIP AND FILL
"I Wanna Dance With Somebody"
2002, Flip & Fill's names have been synonymous with crafting
infectious slices of pop-tinted dance/trance tracks. From their own
productions ("Shooting Star" and "True Love Never
Dies", with Kelly Llorenna) to remixes for the likes of Sophie
Ellis Bextor, DJ Sammy and Pascal, their trademark production stamp
hasn't been far away from the UK's charts over the last twelve
months. For their first outing in 2003 the duo craft this typically
infectious rework of Whitney Houston's classic (re-sung here by Jo
James), and in the process kick-start the new year in the same style
that they finished the last. CD2 includes the QT video!
Heat/Data/Ministry Of Sound UK
a peaktime staple in the sets of Judge Jules, Dave Pearce, Scott
Bond and Rob Tissera, amongst others, "The Way" is a
superb way for the Data Recordings label to kick off 2003. Sung by
sassy newcomer Sarah-Jane Scott and featuring remixes from Dutch
trance stars Svenson & Gielen (epic and driving), N-Trance
(uplifting), Green Martian (dark and pounding) (aka Airwave) and
finally AATW's Friday Night Posse (tough). This is one of those rare
releases that has a little something for alltrance and harder house
fans tastes. Don't miss, the maxi-cd includes the QT video!
Shannon hit gold with the trendsetting, pulsating dance classic
"Let the Music Play" and other similar-sounding hits in
the mid-'80s that helped lay the foundation for the '90s electronica
Born Brenda Shannon
Greene in 1958 in Washington, D.C., Shannon grew up in Brooklyn and
attended York University, majoring in accounting and minoring in
music. At 20, she joined the New York Jazz Ensemble as a singer.
While a member, she met drummer Lenny White and sang with
Brownstone, which led to some recording. One single, "Let the
Music Play," was issued on NY-based dance label Emergency
Records as a 12" single with Shannon listed as the artist in
fall 1983. She was shocked at seeing her name on the record.
Produced by Mark Liggett and Chris Barbosa and written by Barbosa
and Ed Chisolm, the track introduced a new dance sound featuring
upfront heavy, staccato bass drum locked into the groove with
electro-synth bass sprinkled with chiming steel drum-like synth
record became a monster dance-club hit and was picked up by Mirage
Records, a subsidiary of Atlantic Records, whose roster included
dance-club favorites the System. The million-selling "Let the
Music Play" pumped its way up to number two R&B, number
eight pop on Billboard's charts in late 1983. Her debut album titled
Let the Music Play was issued in February 1984 and went gold,
peaking at number 32 pop in March 1984. Shannon followed that up
with "Give Me Tonight" (number six R&B) and "My
Heart's Divided." Do You Wanna Get Away was the title of her
second Mirage album, issued in May 1985. Her third album, Love Goes
All the Way, with some tracks produced by Patrick Adams and Robbie
Buchanan, was released on Atlantic in October 1986.
1998, Shannon embrace Euro-techno with teaming up with German
producer/artist Sash! and released "Move Mania". Following
the success of "Move Mania", she had her hits "Give
Me Tonight" and "Let The Music Play" remixed by US
remixer Hex Hector and Thunderpuss respectively in 1999 and 2000.
Her latest album "The Best Is Yet To Come" was released in
2000 in the US.
she is back with the release of a Thunderpuss Megamix maxi-cd,
compiling her 3 lately remixed hits "Let The Music Play",
"Give Me Tonight" and "Believe In Me".
"I Believe In Love"
Digidance The Netherlands/Incentive UK
Records are another one of those labels that you can always rely on
aren't they? Up there with the likes of Positiva when it comes to
delivering catchy dancefloor stormers, they never really disappoint
and their latest, Cooper's infectious "I Believe In Love"
from The Netherlands, is no exception. An upbeat jaunt that manages
to easily tread the fine line between Euro-pop and euphoric trance
(with an uplifting vocal from Eva Simons), it's also helped into all
corners of the dancefloor by a typically excellent set of
contrasting mixes. The maxi-CD contains the MPEG video!
"Heaven Is Closer"
trance rework of the Fiction Factory 80's classic, "Heaven Is
Closer (Feels Like Heaven)" heralds the welcome return of Dario
G from a somewhat extended musical hiatus. A typically catchy
melding of pop with uplifting, dancefloor friendly trance, this
track is also being helped into deejay's record boxes no-end by the
inclusion of some excellent remixes from Pulser, Ralphie B and
Mythos & DJ Cosmo. A little something for every trance taste,
"Heaven Is Closer (Feels Like Heaven)" is a welcome return
from the man behind 1997's massive "Sunchyme"... The maxi-cd includes the
|LA BOUCHE FEAT.
"In Your Life"
BMG Germany/Logic Records USA
miss Melanie Thornton. She was, after all, one of our legendary
ladies - a beautiful diva with dance roots who's dedication to music
never faltered. And you know what? The girl could sing! Which is why
listening to "In Your Life" is both an exhilarating and
emotional experience. The original, hi-nrg extended mix is included
on this US edition, as well as an exclusive, circuit inspired remix
from Dezrok (Wide Life's "I Don't Want U"). Worth every
"Am I On Your Mind?"
EMI Australia/Virgin UK
Brothers do it again with this track.. AMAZING uplifting vocal
trance backed up by Ian Van Dahl and Resonance Q remixes. But where
are the original mixes and the Lustral (also Space Brothers) mix?
The best vocal trance tune in too long definately up there with our
faves. The Ian Van Dahl mix is our pick as it is much more uplifting
than the rest.
|MATT DAREY &
"U Shine On"
Darey and long-time vocalist Marcella Woods follow-up 2001's
anthemic 'Beautiful' with yet another similarly dancefloor friendly
slab of uplifting trance euphoria. More majestic pop-dance
brilliance, with uplifting melodies and catchy feelgood lyrics, 'U
Shine On' has already been extensively road-tested in the clubs by a
whole host of Europe's A-list trance jocks. And with remixes from
Tiesto and his Magik Muzik team and up and coming outfit Resonance
Q, 'U Shine On' isalready looking like becoming a massive trance
The maxi-CD contains the MPEG video!