10 years ago, Reactivate was probably the hottest underground dance music CD series in the World; consecutively pioneering the sound of European techno, trance and hard house to enthusiastic ravers and their respective scenes. Over its staggering 10 year tenure as the leading hard, underground club music brand it notched up 18 volumes and three best of?s. Not bad for a concept that was largely ignored by the media at the time. Now, with the nineties firmly in the rear view mirror, there has begun wanton nostalgic sampling of Belgian rave records on electro tracks, vintage trance included in cool dj sets and constant updating and reissuing of seminal classics on the hard dance scene. Therefore the time has now come to revisit 2 musical masterpieces that have not been available for 8 years but were essential kit for anyone with a weekend to obliterate and a fun-packed agenda in 1996! "Reactivate 9 razorsharpbeats+bytes" was originally released in 1994 to much acclaim. Resplendent in Designers Republic Sheffield pop art jacket featuring a Shark, the album was co-compiled by DJ Blu Peter, resident DJ at the React label?s Garage at Heaven night which was London?s busiest weekly Friday club night for the best part of 10 years. The previous year Peter had picked up on a new underground club sound that was largely emanating from Germany and introduced it to the UK scene. Branding his reinterpretation of the burgeoning techno-trance sound Nu-NRG, for which he received recognition, he sought to put his playlist on plastic care of Reactivate, thus not only updating the series in the process but giving it a whole new lease of life. Featuring indestructible German dance anthems Marmion?s "Schoneberg" and Jens "Loops & Tings", the album also included Patrick Prins?s Peppermint Lounge and Britpack tracks from Sour Mash "Throwing Caution To The Wind" and his own anthem Elevator "Shinny".