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