Anyway, I can promise you I wont forget Anthony Pappa again. This is an absolutely brilliant compilation and with regard to cd2 its for me as exceptionally far-reaching as the work of the "great man" himself, yet, very much in its own unique manner.
When you hear a mix where exquisite track selection is matched by magical almost invisible mixing then you’ve heard the best that this (and any other for that matter) style of music has to offer.
I feel that I wont dwell on specific tracks for my feeling is that if you enjoy the so-called "progressive" style then this is a must-own. A track listing is included so those interested can do their own track referencing.
Id like to touch for a moment on a "conversation" that seems to be of interest to many at the moment and that is on the state of progressive music of late. Some would seem to be dissatisfied (disillusioned) about what this style is relating lately. Too dark, monotonous are a few of the feelings being related. I feel that one of the big side tracking problems that stands in the face of this "art" is the existence of "genres". Music is art, it’s an expression, a message sent from the universe through the artist. Its his/her connection to the universe and reminds us that its ours as well. I feel that if we think outside the "titles" and just let music be itself you'll find that the style known as progressive is most brave and assertive in its perception of life. It’s that which I love about this so called style. I don’t feel that music is "dark" at the moment. What I do feel is that this music "conquers" the dark and all the myths about it. For me, music that offers such beautiful reassurance can never be monotonous.
If music were soccer, the "progressives" would certainly be the strikers. Brilliant, enigmatic, confident, arrogant, individual. Go there. Progressive does!!!!!!
01. Revolt - Relax (Lemon 8 Mix)
02. Chab - The Dub Session (A Cooler Dub)
03. MV - Hollow (Original Deviation Mix)
04. Shuffle Inc - Remember New York (Lexicon Avenue House Heads Mix)
05. Lexicon Avenue - Why R U Here? (House Heads Mix)
06. Space Manoeuvres - Stage One (Mara Mix)
07. Digby & Oliver - 7 Stories
08. Pappa & Gilbey - The Rhythm
09. Fred Numf Vs Etienne Overdijk - Love Is The Drug (Redshift Mix)
10. Saeed And Palash - Watching You
11. Peter Bailey - U Need It (Saeed And Palash Locked In The Groove Mix)
12. Greed - L.O.V.E. (Darko Vs Gainer Sumdub Mix)
13. Steffano Greppi - Electro-Pop (Original Mix)
01. Decepticons - Eastern Promise
02. Oxygen Breathing Apparatus - Noah's Ark (Deep Amok Mix)
03. Bala - The Stand
04. Mara - Computer Beats
05. DJ Gogo - Sayna (Version II)
06. Deep Amok - Darkness
07. Tilt Feat Maria Nayler - Headstrong (Tilt's Relentless Vocal Mix)
08. Head Effect - Afrochrome (Gentle's Dirty 131 Mix)
09. Head Honcho - Walls Of Jericho
10. Interflow Feat Anna Robinson - Storyreel (Satoshi Tomiie Vocal Mix)
11. James Holden - Solstice