Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Global Underground: 008 Brazil
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop
Mixed Live in Brazil.
Mixed Live in Brazil.
Thankfully Nick Warren Left This Genre Behind
CloudMan | Vancouver, BC | 03/17/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This is Nick Warren's second release for Global Underground. I hate to be the spoiler in a perfect 5 star rating from previous reviewers...but this is by far his worst compilation under this label.
Don't get me wrong, I think Nick Warren is the greatest DJ on the planet. Even for his versatility alone. I just never cared for this phase in his brilliant career that this album falls into...his hard techno sets. From 1998 until 2002, he loved this genre and predominantly mixed tracks like those found on this album. Personally I hate techno and hard techno so I am biased when it comes to compilations that are predominantly from this genre. You may love both these dics if the opposite holds true for you.
It was really difficult to give an album with Nick Warren's name on it 2 stars, but it lacks that special "Warren element" that even his other techno heavy Global Underground releases had (ie. GU011:Budapest, and GU018:Amsterdam). Maybe what I perceive as the "Warren element" is the inclusion of some great progressive trance and progressive house tracks which are completely abscent from Global Underground 008: Brazil.
Disc 1 gets 2/5 stars and Disc 2 get 3/5 stars from me.
Thankfully he ultimately ditches techno by 2003...right around the release of Global Underground 024:Reykjavik. Yeah...that's the stuff.
Nick warren never seems to fail
L. Rindels | northern ireland | 11/05/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Okay, it is almost 2005. it's getting harder to still enjoy trance techno for a lot of techno listeners. people are getting pickyier with the music and want more out of it than the so called " cheese " is providing them with.
This cd here is we'll going older everyday and it's certainly not young. But.... who the hell cares. It's so good. Starts off solid on disc one with a surprizingly not even dated sound. It's packed full of energy, and more than sounding brazilian, it to me sounds like im in India.. But not in a Goa techno kinda way. Only gets better and certainly never lets you down.... gets good all the way towards the end of disc one and instead of boiling down and getting tired, nick brings you tranceillusion... which is packed with energy.. leads you wanting more, and wait there is more, another whole disc. Rock on. alright disc 2 is just as good as disc 1 only to me disc 1 sounds a little less dated and to me it feels more like a feel of what nick warren is about. it's just all based upon opinion really because some poeple like disc 2 better than 1 and vice versa. Disc 2 to me has more of an oakenfold track selection like on tranceport... but doesn't loose nick's way of mixing.. it's really pretty brilliant. But, if you like stuff like digweed than your more than likely gonna want more of disc 1 than two... anyways ( jeeze im just rambling now) if you don't have this in your collection and you are a techno listener than you really are missing out big time. it's in my top 5 GU cds. really, i think you should buy it."