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Dreamy Progressive House Mix – 26 June 1999

While trance was the dominant sound in UK clubland at the end of the 1990s, and in the club I co-founded, “Tangled”, the tracks that I really loved were those that had the energy of trance music, but that also had a little more soul, something more subtle.

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While trance was the dominant sound in UK clubland at the end of the 1990s, and in the club I co-founded, “Tangled”, the tracks that I really loved were those that had the energy of trance music, but that also had a little more soul, something more subtle. Producers like Oliver Lieb (who features no less than three times in this mix) hit the nail on the head for me. I personally feel at least some of this music on this all-vinyl mix has stood the test of time better than the more formulaic trance hits of the time.

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Track listing

  1. Raff ‘n’ Freddy – Work It – Deep, minimal, soulful house music, they made precious few tracks, but all were awesome
  2. Heads Of State – Visionary – This track’s job was to introduce the trancier elements into the mix
  3. Sasha – Belfunk – Funky, moody, emotional – one of Sasha’s best
  4. Moby – Honey (Rollo & Sister Bliss Remix) – I remember playing this in the main room of Privilege, Ibiza – I loved its quirkiness
  5. Orbital – Nothing Left (Way Out West Remix) – Way Out West had this organic, low-fi edge to their music that always appealed to me
  6. The Ambush – Everlast – Glorious funky, deep trance music from Oliver Lieb
  7. Chateau Ciel – The Dream (Oliver Lieb Remix) – Another Oliver Lieb production…
  8. Chateau Ciel – The Dream (WJ Henze Remix) – …and its remix. Looks like I really loved this one!
  9. Velvet Girl – Summertime – Quite understated for the Bonzai label it appeared on
  10. Nalin & Kane – Open Your Eyes – I mean, this was cheesy even at the time, but they had something… check those analogue synths

This is a remastered version of the original CD.

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