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  • Writer's pictureMartin van Zeelandt / TCD

Classic Trance Mix (96-00) #1 (2020)

It is another week in paradise. Well, as we all know, that's not strictly true. We are still indoors, waiting for COVID to do one. We are getting fed up with our restrictions, and it's about time for us to start getting ready for the Summer. The Summer of dancing our arses off. Like we used to do. You remember those golden years? Does feel like it was a decade ago. This current environment isn't doing anybody any good. Well, at least we've got some entertainment online, I suppose?

So what have I got for you all today? Well, it's a mix I am really pleased to announce. A mix I found by accident (not really, it's Youtube's algorithm that provided me this mix). I saw the tracklist, I saw the title of the mix, and I was hooked, and shocked. Shocked, because it dawned on me that Trance is quite old. And how many of the anthems from the early years simply have been forgotten about. And this mix is full of wicked anthems. Seriously impressive stuff, by someone called rich webb.

I have to say that the early Trance is my guilty pleasure. I can always listen to this, and it makes me extremely happy. Does that mean every single early Trance anthem is great? No, not really, but what if there's a mix with only banging tunes? I am guessing that you are hoping for me to present to you a mix which has got all those bangers, right?

And the answer to that is yes. And this isn't the only mix he's made: there are a few others you might enjoy. But let's focus on the first in this mix series.

Here's the tracklist for you spacey people. Make sure you are ready for a lot of memories from the late 90s...

  1. Ayla - Ayla (DJ Taucher Remix)

  2. Nalin & Kane - Beachball (Original Club Mix)

  3. Y Traxx - Mystery Land (Sickboy's Courtyard Remix)

  4. Three Drives - Greece 2000 (Original Mix)

  5. CRW - I Feel Love (RAF Zone Mix)

  6. Southside Spinners - Luvstruck (Original Mix)

  7. Paul van Dyk - For An Angel (E-Werk Club Mix)

  8. Quake - Mantra (Forever) (Original Mix)

  9. Dejure - Sanctuary (Original Mix)

  10. Signum - What Ya Got 4 Me (Original 12'' Vocal Mix)

  11. Steve Morley - Reincarnations (DJ JamX & De Leons DuMonde Remix)

  12. Mauro Picotto - Lizard (1999 Claxixx Mix)

  13. Binary Finary - 1998 (Matt Darey Remix)

  14. Delerium - Heaven's Earth (Matt Darey Remix)

  15. Push - Universal Nation (Ferry Corsten '99 Remix)

  16. Niels Van Gogh - Pulverturm (DJ Tomcraft Remix)

  17. B.B.E. - Seven Days And One Week (Original Mix)

  18. Robert Miles - Children (Dream Version)

  19. Energy 52 - Cafe Del Mar (DJ Kid Paul Mix)

  20. Energy 52 - Cafe Del Mar (Nalin & Kane Remix)

So many memories for me are linked to each and every track. I remember starting raving during the late 90s, and when these tunes were played, the crowd went mad. And I'm talking non-mobile phone mad. Hands in the air, and waving them around. Touching the sky, as much as we could. Trance was so damn cool. As good as the Trance today is, it won't ever beat the 90s and Millennium sound.

I have to say that from the first time I listened to this mix to now I have enjoyed myself a lot. It took me back to the beaches of Greece, and Italy too. Whoever made this mix (rich webb) you sir, are a hero. You have taken 20 records, all wicked Trance anthems, and crammed them in a spectacular mix. Really a blessing to hear these anthems again, and around half a million listeners agree with me.

Too many wicked anthems to mention. Obviously you have the standard anthems, like 'Lizard', 'Cafe Del Mar', 'For An Angel', 'Ayla', and of course 'Beachball', and come on, be honest... you know all these anthems and love them all right? Don't be afraid to express your feelings when you hear this mix!

I had to choose one record, and simply couldn't. Two records are my all time favourite Trance anthems. Why? Because they rock, ladies and gentlemen. And the two I had to pick as my favourite are 'I Feel Love' by CRW, RAF Zone Mix. And Steve Morley's 'Reincarnations', remixed by JamX & De Leon. Fucking epic anthems. Fuck me, they are solid as a rock!

I had to turn off the speakers and put on the headphones, just to get the music closer to my brain. Please, take me back to the golden days of Trance. This pure and unadulterated sound is just so precious, and you don't get that anywhere else.

Take not just my word, but also those commenters on Youtube. This mix is dope. Seriously dope. Already my most favourite mix of 2021, and it has only started (ish).

I will certainly check out his other Trance mixes. If they are as good as this one, boy, I'll be in for a treat!

DJ: rich webb

Genre/Style: Trance, Progressive Trance, Hard Trance

Mix Info: Classic Trance Mix (96-00) #1

Length Mix: 01:49:56

Tracks: 20 (twenty)

Download/Listen (via Youtube): LISTEN HERE

File Size: unknown

File Type: unknown

Release Year: 2020

Audio: Stereo

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