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Artist:            SUNBEAM                   

Title:                LIGHTYEARS

Format:          Album 

Rating:          (4)


Review:      Finally, Sunbeam released a full-length album containing all their hits in a non-stop mix, plus all the single mixes as separate versions. Great album, but no new material. The track are: 1. The Beginning: 1.The Beginning, 2.Outside World, 3.Wake Up, 4.Do It, 5.One Minute In Heaven, 6.Ten, 7.Solar Surfing, 8.Versus, 9.Purple, 10.High Adventure, 11.Outside World (Single Version), 12.Wake Up! (Single Version), 13.One Minute In Heaven (Single Version), 14. Do It (Single Version), 15.Versus (Single Version), 16.Dreams (Single Version), 17.Arms Of Heaven (Single Version).

Artist:            DADDY DJ              

Title:                LET YOUR BODY TALK

Format:          ALBUM  

Rating:          (3)


Review:       France rarely scores big in eurodance... Here's a full-length album from the act that topped the charts worldwide with their debut hit "Daddy DJ". 13 track are rather diverse and few are as strong as the debut single; overall, this album is somewhat similar to Eiffel 65 style; two trance remixes at the end are nice. 

Artist:            E-ROTIC              

Title:                BILLY JIVE (WITH WILLY'S WIFE)

Format:          Single   

Rating:          (5) 


Review:       E-Rotic is back again with a new single. "Billy Jive (With Willy's Wife)" is a first single from a new album "Sex Generation" that will follow shortly in Europe. This time the act features a new vocalist. E-Rotic is back to their classic style, no experiments here, just 100% euro-NRG, full male raps, explosive female vocals and screams.

Artist:            E-ROTIC              

Title:                BILLY JIVE (WITH WILLY'S WIFE)

Format:          Single   

Rating:          (5) 


Review:       Tracks of this super euroNRG album are as follows: 01. Billy Jive (With Willy's Wife) - 3:39, 02. Mi Amante - 4:23, 03. King Kong - 4:01, 04. Untouchable Feeling - 3:33, 05. Crying Like A Child - 4:05, 06. Rock Me Baby - 3:47, 07. It's Just A Little Flirt - 3:35, 08. The Story Is Over - 4:00, 09. Bad Boy - 3:41, 10. Sex Machine - 3:19, 11. Molly Dolly (Loves A Lolly) - 4:06, 12. Skin To Skin - 3:17, 13. Billy Jive (With Willy's Wife) (Extended Version) - 6:53, 14. Mi Amante (Extended Version) - 7:49, 15. King Kong (Extended Version) - 6:10.

Artist:   
         KOSMONOVA vs C-STARR                   

Title:                THE DAYDREAM

Format:          Single   

Rating:          (5+) 


Review:       Kosmonova's new single  is on its way to the top of the dance charts all around Europe - an absolute trance smash hit with a very catchy whistling chorus. The single comes in two different versions - Kosmonova's and C-Starr's. C-Starr's version is a big-room trance with fantastic synthlines and more vocals, Kosmonova's version is a much harder trance track with rough synthlines and deep bass.

Artist:            CAPTAIN JACK                  

Title:                SAY CAPTAIN SAY WHAT

Format:          Single   

Rating:          (2) 


Review:       At about 120 bpm, it's a very boring euroraggae track, some rhymes from the Captain, some female singing, but nothing new here.

Artist:   
         CHARLY LOWNOISE & MENTAL THEO pres. STARSPLASH                   

Title:                WONDERFUL DAYS

Format:          Single   

Rating:          (5+) 


Review:       Let the revival of happy hardcore begin!!! Charly Lownoise & Mental Theo stage a spectacular comeback with the 2001 version of their 1995 hit. This is a modern trance buster, with super heavy base, deep synths, and rough cuts. The remixes are even deeper into trance: Ratty Remix is fast-paced synth-rich trance, and Potatoheadz Remix has a more commercial big-room trance to it

Artist:   
         DJ QUICKSILVER meets SHAGGY                   

Title:                BOOMBASTIC

Format:          Single   

Rating:          (4) 


Review:       Interesting new single from DJ Quicksilver, an attempt to make a trance track out of Shaggy's "Boombastic", it's pretty cool, with Brooklyn-Bounce-style broken rhythm in the middle, a lot of breaks, and absolutely awesome synth trance parts. However, it feel a bit glued together.

Artist:   
         RESET                   

Title:                SAY I'M THE ONE

Format:          Single   

Rating:          (3) 


Review:       Another almost classic euro release from Danish Reset, it's nice and everything but really boring and has nothing special, female vocals are nice but again boring, synths are weak, no male rapper.

Artist:   
         AURELIA                   

Title:                WHEN THE NIGHT IS FALLING (VAMPIRE'S SONG)

Format:          Single   

Rating:          (5+) 


Review:       An absolutely stunning track!!! Very beautiful flying trance, very rich synth lines, great tempo, awesome female vocals, nice and sadly mysterious! both the Original Mix and 2001 Canarias Mix are excellent.

Artist:   
         FRAGMA                   

Title:                SAY THAT YOU'RE HERE

Format:          Single   

Rating:          (4) 


Review:       A nice soft vocal trance release, a very typical Fragma style. Nice catchy lyrics, nice very gentle synth drops, very melodic, excellent chorus orchestration.

Artist:   
         PULSEDRIVER vs GEORGE KRANZ                   

Title:                DIN DA DA

Format:          Single   

Rating:          (4) 


Review:       Un uplifting fast-paced vocal trance release with a typical Pulsedriver baseline. The lyrics don't fit very well with the otherwise excellent synth lines. One of the best remixes is by Potatoheads - a big-room trance with few lyrics.

Artist:   
         E NOMINE                   

Title:                MITTERNACHT

Format:          Single   

Rating:          (4) 


Review:       E Nomine is back with their very characteristic style: German language lyrics and cathedral chants. This is one of their strongest singles, with a lot of chorus, great synths and baseline. Remixes by Warp Brothers and Beam vs. Cyrus.

Artist:   
         CAATER                   

Title:                KING SIZE

Format:          Single   

Rating:          (4) 


Review:       Similar to the previous Caater's tracks "Dance With Me" and "Feel My Body" this is a heavily Darude-influenced track, or more like Darude style taken to mind-blowing extreme. This single has a more clubby feeling to it that the previously trance oriented tracks; it also lacks vocals.

Artist:   
         JOY KIKIKONTI                 

Title:                JOYENERGIZER

Format:          Single 

Rating:          (4) 


Review:       This track has taken charts by storm. One thing for sure it is very original and unusual; a mostly house track with interesting yet somewhat annoying sound of never-ending scratching synthline. Check out Mauro Picotto remix. 

Artist:   
         666              

Title:                SUPA-DUPA-FLY

Format:          Single   

Rating:          (5+)


Review:       "Back to the bass, to the beat, to the drum... Supa-dupa-fly!". 666 is back again with a monster, this one is the best one yet: it's got it all, rhymes, synths, tempo, bass, energy - all in a typical 666 style."

Artist:   
        K-SYSTEM                   

Title:                SUPADUPASOUND

Format:          Single   

Rating:          (5+)


Review:       A super club track with awesome rap rhymes, Darude-style rifts, yet much rougher, maxxxximum energy: "K-System, with the supadupasound! DJ - the man in the house! Pump up the speakers for all you partyseekers!" Also, check out Caater Remix with a more trance feel to it and with some breakbeat in the middle. 

Artist:   
        BOMFUNK MC'S                   

Title:                SUPER ELECTRIC

Format:          Single   

Rating:          (5)


Review:       The electrofunk kings are back with another electro-techno anthem - classic break-beat electrosound with full-length rap rhymes, deep echo bass and of course a heavy dose of robotized voices.

Artist:   
         TOPMODELS                

Title:                L'ESPERANZA

Format:          Single   

Rating:          (5+)


Review:       Following the success of  the first single "Strings of Infinity", comes the second masterpiece "L'Esperanza". Produced by no one else but Charly Lownoise himself, this is a very beautiful trance track with female Spanish vocals and fantastic synths. While the original version is good, DJ's@ Work Remix is just out of this world flying trance. 

Artist:   
         TERENCE                  

Title:                MANIAC 2001 REMIX

Format:          Single   

Rating:          (5)


Review:       A cool remix of a famous disco 70's track, now powered with full energy of commercial trance. The Single Mix edit is mainstream trance with heavy and rich synthlines, a lot of vocals, and fast-paced steady beat. The Club Mix is a different story however, featuring Brooklyn Bounce/Balloon- styled heavy base and march breaks in the middle, really hot.
Artist:   
         VARIOUS               

Title:                DREAM DANCE VOL.  21

Format:          Sampler   

Rating:          (5+)


Review:       This latest edition of the world's best dance sampler series features chart-toping trance traxx including Kai Tracid - Too Many Times, Barthezz - On The Move, Pulsedriver - Cambodia, Blank & Jones - Nightclubbing, Voodoo & Serano - Slide To The Vibe, Dance Nation - Sunshine, DJ Sakin & Friends - Miami, Paffendorf - Be Cool, Da Hool - Meet Her At The Loveparade 2001, ATB - Let U Go, Milk Inc. - Livin' A Lie, Detektor - Fly, Skysurfer - Colors, Syntone - C' Est Syntone, Future Breeze - Temle Of Dreams

Artist:   
         VARIOUS                  

Title:                FUTURE TRANCE VOL. 17

Format:          Sampler   

Rating:          (5+)


Review:      Future Trance series goes head to head with Dream Dance, aggressively trying to catch up with the volume release. This latest installment features 40 of the hottest tracks on the market right now, including: Barthezz - Infected, DJ's @ Work - Someday, Ratty -  Living On Video, Darude - Out Of Control, DJ Jean - Lift Me Up, Sylver - Forever In Love, Aurelia - When The Night Is Falling, Rank 1 - Such Is Life, Klubbingman - Welcome To The Club, Plug'n'Play - Time To Bob

Artist:   
         D-DEVILS                  

Title:                SEX & DRUGS & HOUSE

Format:          Single   

Rating:          (4)


Review:       Another dark tune from D-Devils, probably the strongest release from their recent album, well-orchestrated, although too much deep voice "devil" talk is a bit annoying.

Artist:   
         DJ BOBO                

Title:                COLORS OF LIFE

Format:          Single   

Rating:          (1)


Review:      DJ  BoBo keeps releasing trash. Every since he decided to sing instead of rapping, the songs are absolutely have nothing to do with eurodance or trance. The new track is not an exception, while it has some beat, it is very ordinary and boring.

Artist:   
         ATC                    

Title:              I'M IN HEAVEN (WHEN YOU KISS ME)

Format:          Single   

Rating:          (5)


Review:       A brand new single from ATC, and quite good. It is less of a bubblegum pop, has a very strong beat throughout, nice tempo, a vocal trance synth lines, even some rough cuts and breaks. Excellent!

Artist:    
        SYSTEM F        

Title:              DANCE VALLEY THEME 2001

Format:        Single    

Rating:          (4)


Review:       Synth-rich, with cool breaks and uplifts, this is an interesting release from System F. It has a bit of an underground feel to it, a deep AM house flavor, with no lyrics and breakbeat.

Artist:            KOALA                    

Title:              TRIBAL ISLAND

Format:          Single 

Rating:          (5)


Review:       A very nice new single from the act that brought you "Australia" and "Indian Spirits". This is a typical vocal trance tracks, with female whispers, flying synths, very beautiful melodic arrangement.

Artist:            RIMINI PROJECT

Title:              RIMINI REMIXED

Format:        Album 

Rating:          (4)


Review:       A remix album from Rimini Project featuring awesome trance remixes, extended version, and experimental tracks: 1.Movin' Around (Bertelson Mix), 2.Bum Digi (Pulse Accelerator Mix), 3.Wake Up (Summer Mix), 4.Scream My Name (Base Frequency Version), 5.Movin' Around (Moonchild Mix), 6.Sounds Good (Club Alarm Radio Edit), 7.Away (Trance Version), 8.Can I Have This Dance (Dub House Edit), 9.Movin' Around (Club Mix), 10.Wake Up (Marshmellow Edit), 11.Dancebalance Megamix, 12.Remix Tools 1, 13.Remix Tools 2, 14.Remix Tools 3

Artist:           DARUDE                    

Title:              OUT OF CONTROL (BACK FOR MORE)

Format:        Single 

Rating:          (4)


Review:       This is the third single from Darude's debut album, it has been significantly revamped and a full-time female vocalist was added to this version. The track lacks typical Darude style, and is otherwise very ordinary.

Artist:            R.E.D. S.E.C.T.O.R.        

Title:              INVASION OVER BERLIN 2001

Format:        Single 

Rating:          (3)


Review:       R.E.D. S.E.C.T.O.R. decided to re-release their two-year-old track in a 2001 update. While the tempo definitely picked up, the track has somewhat monotonous feel now, and E-Nomine-style lyrics in German doesn't make it livelier.

Artist:           HYPERTRAXX                    

Title:              PARANOID

Format:        Single 

Rating:          (5+)


Review:       A brand new single from Hypertraxx: the same very dark march-like style, and a male voice monotonously reciting lyrics. Awesome synthwork, this is a true anthem of dark trance!

Artist:            IBIZA UNITED VS K.K. PROJECT                    

Title:              BABY GOT BACK

Format:        Single 

Rating:          (3)


Review:       Another single from DJ K.K.'s side project, Ibiza United (the previous singles were "DJ Cut", and "Wait A Minute". It's a very typical club house track with high-itched repetitive rhymes that were popularized by DJ Supreme and KLubbheads. Nothing special here...

Artist:            PULSEDRIVER

Title:              SEQUENCE

Format:        Album 

Rating:          (5+)


Review:       Finally, a full-length album from Pulsedriver, it includes all his hits as well as several new tracks: 1.P.U.L.S.E. (Intro), 2.Kiss That Sound, 3.Cambodia, 4.Your Spirit Is Shining, 5.Barracuda, 6.Take U High, 7.Set U Free, 8.I Dominate U, 9.Something For Your Mind, 10.Eternity, 11.Pictures, 12.Fly, 13.I'm Rushin', 15.Recycle

Artist:            THREE DRIVES        

Title:               SUNSET OVER IBIZA

Format:        Single    

Rating:          (3)


Review:       Nice melodic trance with no vocals, somewhat monotonous.

Artist:            VARIOUS

Title:              TECHNO CLUB VOL. 14: TALLA 2XLC welcomes COSMIC GATE

Format:        Sampler 

Rating:          (4)


Review:       Next installment in the Techno Club series featuring two premier German DJ acts. The CD is packed with non-stop awesome trance tracks and some unknown titles as well, including: Rocco & Heist - Rescue Me (Oliver Lieb Remix), Matt Darey - Liberation (Condor Remix), Warp Kids - Mistral Part One, Luna System - The Light (Original Club Mix). Talla 2XLC - Always, Push - The Legacy, Rank 1 - Such is Life (Talla 2XLC Remix), Cosmic Gate - Fire Wire (LCF Remix), DJ Gius - De-Generation, Embargo - Scream (Arne LII Remix), Megara feat. DJ Lee - Megara, Out Of Grace - Obscura, Vanessa Mae - White Bird (Cosmic Gate Remix), DJ Marc La Cruz - Future Prison, Saccoman - The Recall, Powell - I Am Ready

Artist:            BAD BOYS BLUE        

Title:              BEST 2001

Format:        Album 

Rating:          (4)


Review:      Bad Boys Blue released a super-compilation album, featuring their absolute best tracks plus two new songs: 1.You're A Woman, 2.Back To The Future, 3.L.O.V.E. In My Car '98, 4.Jungle In My Heart '99, 5.From Heaven To Heartaches, 6.Lady In Black '98, 7.Don't Walk Away Suzanne, 8.I'll Be Good, 9.A World Without You (Michelle) '98, 10.Queen Of Hearts '99, 11.Come Back And Stay '98, 12.Lovers In The Sand '98, 13.Do What You Do, 14.Save Your Love '99, 15.Have You Ever Had A Love Like This, 16.Hungry For Love, 17.Kiss You All Over Baby '99, 18.S.O.S. For Love, 19.Love Really Hurts Without You, 20.House Of Silence '99,  21.Don't Want Your Love, 22.Sweet Little Things
Artist:            TAUCHER        

Title:              EBBE & FLUT (in Europe) / LOW TIDE & HIGH TIDE (in US)

Format:        Album 

Rating:          (4)


Review:       Double CD with the following tracks covering the last 5 years in Taucher's career: CD1: 1. Agromaster, 2. Hypnotic, 3. Bizarre, 4. Pictures Of A Gallery, 5. Winterlove, 6. Child Of The Universe, 7. Flussig, 8. Loss Of Consciousness, 9. Science Fiction, CD2: 1. Moon Over Atlantis (feat. John Gentry Tennyson), 2. No Need To Ask Baby, 3. The Man From Cuba, 4. Cascade, 5. Outside World, 6. Brainticket, 7. T-Factor (feat. Boris G), 8. Pictures Of A Gallery, 9. Cool Vibes

Artist:  
          PREZIOSO FEAT. MARVIN

Title:              LET'S TALK ABOUT A MAN

Format:        Single    

Rating:          (4)


Review:       Prezioso went back to his original style of full-on male vocals and nice Italo-trance in this new single.

Artist:    
        PHAZIO        

Title:              JUST ONE MORE TIME

Format:        Album    

Rating:          (4)


Review:       The long-awaited full-length from this Swedish unfortunately did not meet the expectations, while a few tracks are truly outstanding, nothing matches the power of "That Style Is My Style". Tracklisting: 1.Intro, 02. C.P.C.O. (Chain Saw Phasio Cut Open), 03. That Style Is My Style, 04. Sex Me, 05. The Way Home, 06. Phat Bass Kickin', 07. Dance Tonight, 08. 4+4=24, 09. The Cure, 10. Hard Top, 11. God Of Nothing, 12. Dive, 13. Get With This, 14. Why Didn't You Stop, 15. Outro

Artist:            SYLVER                    

Title:              FORGIVEN

Format:        Single 

Rating:          (5)


Review:       Fourth single from the recently released Sylver album, this one continues with the beautifully melodic vocal trance, another fantastic release!

Artist:    
        ANTIQUE        

Title:              DIE FOR YOU

Format:        Album    

Rating:          (2)


Review:       A debut album from this Swedish-Greek duo featuring some classic europop tracks as well as some more ethnic tracks in Greek riding their success at the Euro Vision festival : 1.  (I Would) Die For You - 2:59, 02. Follow Me - 4:25, 03. Athena - 3:52, 04. Ligo Ligo - 3:42, 05. I Agapi Ine Zali (Na Moto Pis) - 3:34, 06. Tell Me - 3:29, 07. Lonely Nights - 3:40, 08. Filla Me - 4:39, 09. Something About You - 3:32, 10. Kalimera - 3:43, 11. Why (Mellan) - 4:47, 12. (I Would) Die for You (Greek Version) - 2:57, 13. Tabla Dreams - 3:09

Artist:            FLOORKILLER

Title:              REBEL MC

Format:        Single 

Rating:          (5+)


Review:       Following the success of the debut single "Dancefloorkiller", comes the second installment. This is a super awesome track, with very high tempo, full-on synths, mindblowing repetitive raps, deep beat. Produced by the same guys who brought us 666.

Artist:            FLYING STEPS

Title:             WE GONNA ROCK IT

Format:        Single    

Rating:          (4)


Review:       Let the street burn break-dance-style - another smashing electro techno pop release from Flying Steps.

Artist:            FUTURE BREEZE        

Title:              TEMPLE OF DREAMS

Format:        Single 

Rating:          (5)


Review:       Next single from Future Breeze, a very nice vocal trance, big-room synthlines and fantastic beat. Very melodic and catchy, somewhat uplifting, although the vocals don't fit very well with the beautiful melody. Nice breaks in the middle.

Artist:            THE MOON

Title:              SUSHI

Format:        Single 

Rating:          (3)


Review:       Following the success of their debut single "Blow The Speakers" that featured a very unusual synthetic horn sound, comes the second single "The Moon". The same sound is here, although there are now some annoying Japanese words by a female.

Artist:            TOM WILSON        

Title:             TECHNO CAT 2001

Format:        Single 

Rating:          (3)


Review:       Another remake of this classic techno track. This new release offers nothing interesting or special, it is somewhat upgraded with new beats and synthlines, but the tempo is still the same, and there's too many elements at play, the song feels overdone.

Artist:            RMB        

Title:              MISSION HORIZON

Format:        Album 

Rating:          (3)


Review:       Finally, the long-awaited new album from RMB is out, and similar to the previous album, it is disappointing. Aside from the previous singles and their remixes, as well as the current single "Wonders Of Life", other tracks are very mediocre. Tracklisting: CD1 : 1.The Mission, 2.Horizon (Album Cut), 3.Reflections, 4.Zeitwand, 5.Midnight, 6.Tribal, 7.Open Eyes, 8.Wonders Of Life, 9.The Trick, 10.Controlled Force, 11.Deep Down Below (Maxi Cut), 12.Eternal Faith, 13.The Void, 14.Horizon (Spliffed Mix), CD 2: 1.Horizon (Original Version), 2.Destructor, 3.Mitternacht (134 Mix), 4.Deep Down Below (Video) 5.Horizon (Video)


Artist:            MARC ET CLAUDE        

Title:              TREMBLE

Format:        Single    

Rating:          (4)


Review:       A nice trance track, beautiful and romantic female vocals, soft breakbeat breaks, awesome flying synths. Very beautiful, check it out!

Artist:               NU ROMANTIX FEAT. DJ BORA        

Title:              MAD WORLD

Format:        Single 

Rating:          (5+)


Review:       Excellent vocal trance tune with pounding rhythmic bass, male vocals, fast tempo, and great synths, and a little bit of Gigi D'Agostino influence. Tracklisting as follows:1. Pulsedriver Radio Edit, 2. Radio Edit, 3. Sounddiver Remix, 4. Pulsedriver Remix, 5. Extended Version, 6. Plastic Age Remix, 7. Martin Eyerer Remix

Artist:            PAUL VAN DYK        

Title:              COLUMBIA

Format:        Single 

Rating:          (3)


Review:       Paul van Dyk released a new version of the track from his last album, it's typical Paul's style, not too energetic, but somehow nice.


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