Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Special Interest, Pop
Classic material worth having!
greg scoggin | San Francisco, California | 03/12/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This stuff is where house left off, trance began and progressive house/trance started. It was an era just prior to the emergeance of the harder ,repetitious 'techno' sound that most layman attribute to 'rave' music. (artists like Praga Khan ((James Brown is dead fame)) This form of dance electrnica only lasted a short while, and I put a slash between the two terms of house/trance because this music really had elements of both with happy, jangly piano riffs alongside lush laden strings and pulsing filtered bass lines. Hence, we had an era of hybrid house/trance that many coined progressive House. It is now extremely hard to find, and you don't ever hear it in the clubs. As a DJ, I used to play the hell out of this stuff, and thinking back to the late 80's, and to today, it is the best stuff in my record collection, and I never get sick of it. Some of the best stuff came from the Belgians. Groups like Transformer 2, Oxy, Sueno Latino. Their sound is long gone now in the scene of rapidly changing electronic dance music, but it was beautiful and signified a true creative time in the genre, which lately has become dull, repetitive and uninspired. contemporary artists of the time (late 80's) were FSOL when they produced their early earthbeat releases under the moniker Yage or Metropolis, 808 state (pacific 808-one of the greatest releases of all time) Crystal Waters to name a few. Get this record, as it is a piece of history you can't afford not to have if you are an electronic dance music lover."