V/A - White Label Republic
Title: White Label Republic
Label: Hit Mania
Date: August 2005
CD 1(deep/progressive sound):
01.Cell - X-Press Morning 8:39
02.Incolumis - One with Sanctuary 4:34
03.SBK - Nightfly 3:47
04.RPO & Thomas Penton - Perfect Storm 2:14
05.Alex Stealthy - The Way it Shouldn't be 6:21
06.Super8 vs DJ Tab - First Aid (Perry O'Neill Remix) 6:54
07.Bjon Small - In a State Of 6:54
08.Oliver Prime - Radience 6:39
09.Chakra - Opacity 5:57
10.Lish - On the Edge 6:48
11.Violet Vision - Cellophane (Sub6 & Domestic Remix) 7:33
12.Delirious - Innerface 7:15
13.Sub 6 Feat. Michele Adamson - 7th Son (Ticon Remix) 5:45
CD 2(full on/Psy/ club sound):
01.12 Moons - Analogue Haste 6:57
02.OOOD - Free Range 5:23
03.Tikal - Welcome 6:42
04.Whirlpool - Blue Objects 7:09
05.The Digital Blonde - Requia 8:20
06.Wizzy Noisse - 10 O'Clock 9:22
07.MFG - Shining Faces 6:51
08.Astrix feat Michele Adamson - Closer to Heaven 5:17
09.Protoculture - Magnetic 6:16
10.Electric Universe - Supreme Space 5:09
11.Indica - Visions of Tomorrow 5:28
12.Astrix Feat John OO Fleming - 3rd Time Lucky 6:58
This is a Brilliant compilation "in the mix", compiled and mixed by John 00 Fleming.
The sound qvality on both CD`s is simlpy outstanding and every track seems to fit in just vell enough to creat a musical journy from start to finish.
CD 1 is filled with nice pads.., deep melodies and great progressive stuff while in CD 2 things gets more psychedelic with a touch of club sound, but still very uplifting. The choise of tracks for CD 2 may have been better, or maybe not, I guess it would be a matter of taste, but one thing is for sure; John 00 Fleming`s mixing skills are over the top, every track falls in just perfect enough to insure the feeling of being in trance..
Actually I Like all the tracks on CD 1 and enjoy most on CD 2, but these are standouts for me:
Cell - X-Press Morning, Cell is using a very nice dream sound to create extreme deep melodies, with a felling of being back in 1994 listing to Dragofly`s Order Odonata Vol 1!! Also very similar to old Morphem. A perfect start for this compilation.
Chakra - Opacity, new track from an old artist, it has a great driven rythme section and a crispy melody that makes you fly.. I´m looking forward for the next album from Chakra.
Tikal - Welcome, actually this track would work just fine if the club/pop vocals in the beginning were deleted..
MFG - Shining Faces, this should be a taste of the forth coming album, it has the old MFG sound with some updates, but the melodies lack of creativity like so many other modern full-on artists. I know that MFG can do better than this..
This Compilation sounds well up-to-date and yet it has a feeling of being timeless.
With a playing time at just over 79 min. per CD!! you get good value for money while the selected tracks for this compilation being mixed together creates an atmosfere of a never ending track..
Worth checking out, especially if you like mixed CD`s.