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Northern Exposure 2: West Coast Edition
Sasha and John Digweed
Northern Exposure 2: West Coast Edition
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop
 
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A smoother, steamier slice of house techno, this installment of the Northern Exposure series is a soft and sexy continuous mix that cruises comfortably in the fast lane without offering any standout moments of delirious ex...  more »

      
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All Artists: Sasha and John Digweed
Title: Northern Exposure 2: West Coast Edition
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Ultra Records
Original Release Date: 1/13/1998
Release Date: 1/13/1998
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop
Styles: Electronica, Trance, House, Dance Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 617465101823

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A smoother, steamier slice of house techno, this installment of the Northern Exposure series is a soft and sexy continuous mix that cruises comfortably in the fast lane without offering any standout moments of delirious excitement. Centering themselves firmly in the desert-trance arena, Sasha and Digweed opt for dreamy over direct every time. LSG's "Netherworld," Taucher's "Waters," and the William Orbit and Spooky mix of Sven Vath's "An Accident in Paradise" are all choice moments to get lost in, while Humate's "3.2" is a warm and cozy chunk of ambient techno. Overall, this edition of Northern Exposure is not the most essential member of the collection, but it does provide more than enough fluid trance-techno moments to satisfy dedicated fans. --Steffan Chirazi

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CD Reviews

John Digweed mixes German trance like a master
Douglas A. Greenberg | Berkeley, CA USA | 01/01/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The "west coast" volume of this second Northern Exposure release is mixed by John Digweed (the east coast cd is mixed by Sasha) and comprises a series of German trance anthems mixed to perfection. This is quite simply one of the best mixed trance cd's ever released, and offers an excellent introduction to this melodic and rhythmic genre that is so little-known in the United States. It includes some of the most popular trance "anthems" that came out of Germany in 1996 in 1997, such as "Netherworld" by LSG (Oliver Lieb), "3.2" by Humate, "Enervate" by Transa, and "Blue Fear" by Armin. A fabulous mix!"
This is the ONE!
k-sdavies | Bakersfield, CA USA | 05/01/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Alright, here's how it is: this cd is so worth owning. I stumbled upon it used, and bought it because the cover looked so cool. Little did I know that it would end up being my favorite cd out of 250+. This album is a true set, it ebs and flows so smoothly. Sasha & Digweed are unmatched in their genre if musical influence. It is so musically sound that my middle aged parents vibe to it. So, don't hesitate, buy this precious disc for $12.99 and I promise you will experience musical bliss. I'll even predict that you'll seek out Digweed's and Sasha's other work. P.S. Listen at least 3-4 times before you generate your opinion. This music is complex and takes time for your mind to recognize the genius of this musical production."
Well paced and mixed trance...
Scott Swanson | Albuquerque, nm United States | 02/12/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"There is a certain charm to being able to just be absorbed in music as you listen to it without worrying about lyrics, melody, or "what it all means." This was my second Northern Exposure CD (the first being the Eastcoast edition of the same title). I found this one to be a very well mixed and paced, but there seems to be a definate drawback to not having any definable songs. There are too few ups and downs and a lack of unique rythyms.It may sound as if I don't like it. That is completely untrue. It is the perfect CD for a late night or when you just need a little something to get you moving but not stress you out. Although I am not new to trance, I prefer a more varied music style, specifically breakbeat and acid house such as the master John Kelley spins. Still, my earliest techno was unmixed German trance dating from 1992-3, and this CD takes a more refined version of that music and blends it beautifully. It is music you can close your eyes and litterally get lost in and dream to. Pretty, with an occasional melancholy undertone, and a definate sharpness to it."