Archive for the 'trance' Category
In a world riven with divisions, where some only seek dialogue with those that think as they do; it’s gratifying to see a trance record nestle peacefully amongst other musical genres…Read more/listen...
Hooray it’s Saturday but boo, it’s January. Thus you’re probably unlikely to be on your way out this evening for a night of trance-induced debauchery amongst towering speaker stacks in a darkened room illuminated by nothing more than a distant laser through a haze of smoke; but if you were, the Xylem Flow Mix by Spooky would aid the trip. Unusual track in that when you first hear it, bass is conspicuous by it’s absence and it sounds like you’re listening to a track where the DJ has EQ’ed the bass out and forgotten about it, yet that just sweetens the moment when it finally arrives. Most people would probably have first encountered this pulsing little number on Northern Exposure, unless you were fortunate enough to be swept away on a throbbing dancefloor first.
This is the Dub Vocal Mix by Resistance D – still holds it’s own today, fourteen years on from it’s initial release. First had it on the Voila! compilation but that was expelled from my collection to make way for the original release, superior pressing naturally. Trance can be a dirty word in some circles but the unfamiliar African inflections of Mory Kanté’s vocals lend themselves well to the remix treatment. This was part of the ‘Going Global’ series where French-African artists were given the remix treatment by selected house/techno producers at that time and was kicked off by Hardfloor breathing new life into Yeke Yeke, Mory Kanté’s biggest and best known track.