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  • Writer's pictureMartin van Zeelandt / TCD

Mystery Land - Yesterday Is History, Today Is A Gift, Tomorrow Is Mystery (2000)

For those people who have never been to my website and don't know that Mysteryland (a.k.a. Mystery Land) 1998 was my first event, well, to you I would like to say: now you know. And still it holds the most memories. Too many to mention, so I will not. But what I can mention, is that I went in 1998 to the Outdoor edition, and after I discovered Innercity and Sensation and other events. But in 2000, I purchased this CD, and immediately I was drawn back to the event. I just had to go back, as this disc persuaded me to fork out a few euros to go to the next Mystery land event. And guess what? I did!

But we won't be talking at all about the 2001 edition. It's all about the 2000 edition and the CD that was released to commemorate the event. And yes, I didn't go to this one, but it persuaded me to go again. The two discs contained awesome music, and I was already still happy with the 1998 edition, so it was a no brainer for me, personally. I can't remember how much admission was, but it was 'cheap' compared to present day ticket prices.

But the music on these discs persuaded me the most. Yes, they were about to ditch the Hardcore music from Mysteryland, one of the main reasons the event existed, which disappointed many ravers, but it opened up a whole new chapter, for new dance enthusiasts to come and explore this one of a kind event. We could talk about the future of the event, and how Hardcore made its way back to it, but let's not. We've got other things to focus on.

And the focus should be the music. Both discs contained the finest anthems from the year 2000. Can't believe it's 23 years ago now. Time has flown by, and so has Mysteryland. Many editions later, it is still going strong. But I've stopped after 2005, collecting the actual CDs. Maybe I should try my best to visit one in the future? Would be ace to 'relive' what I've been missing for a while now.

Fuck, Mysteryland 1998 is nearly 25 years ago! Fuck my life!

OK, before I get side tracked, let's focus on the music. Two discs, Hard Club, Trance, House, and Techno music. Can't wish for more!

CD 1 : Hardclub

  1. Black Legend - You See The Trouble With Me

  2. Robbie Rivera - I Can't Take It

  3. Azzido Da Bass - Dooms Night (Timo Maas Remix)

  4. Collage - Watchalike

  5. Hostyle - Feelin' Good

  6. The Crazy Drummer - Party Drumz (Hi-Gate Remix)

  7. Peter G vs B.O.B. Ltd. - Injected With The Sound

  8. Beep'r - Sound Of The Beeper

  9. Beat Reality - Get Hooked

  10. The Phunky-Tec Brothers - Phat & Phunky

  11. Hard Beats - Cybersex

  12. Jonah - Yeah...Right

  13. Da Groovedealer - Slightly Mad

  14. Darude - Sandstorm

  15. Zero Vision - Fuckin' House

CD 2 : Techno & Trance

  1. Yahel - Devotion

  2. Push - Till We Meet Again

  3. Weirdo - Exotic Particles

  4. DJ JamX - !Sexomatic!

  5. Kai Tracid - Tiefenrausch

  6. Pulsedriver - Barracuda

  7. The Captain & Max-Alien Thing - The Duster

  8. Bismark - Make A Dream

  9. Winx - Don't Laugh (Mauro Picotto Remix)

  10. Mauro Picotto - Iguana

  11. Marco V - Savage

  12. Jonah - Crash (Airwave Remix) i

  13. DJ Nukem vs Chab - Shaiva

  14. Secret Cinema - Volt

  15. Innerdrive & Dhakela - Pow-Pow

This is a good looking tracklist. Instantly I'm back in 2000, in my shitty little bedroom, dancing throughout the day and night, with my shitty Walkman. That's me. But I fucking love it, and miss it. Why does time go by so fast, and why do we all have to become adults?

The discs are amazing. It might start off with one of the biggest dance hits of the 2000nd, but it is still a great start. And then the journey starts. A pleasant journey, one I really enjoyed. But is this my most favourite Mysteryland CD ever? Nah, not even close. Mysteryland 1998 Outdoor will forever be my favourite, closely followed by the Indoor Edition of the same year. And the 2001 edition was better too. But it's from an era long gone, and one that reminds me how awesome I was back then, and how awesome the music was.

It wasn't perfectly mixed. It had some flaws. And some tracks were OK-ish. But in the end, it made me spend a few more pennies on one of ID&T's events (and led me to go to others too).

But the music was so damn good. I spent the most amount of money on CDs around 2000, that's for sure. And I'm glad that this specific disc made me go to Mysteryland 2001. The music on these discs are still classic anthems, and some underrated classics, but one worth checking out. Thankfully someone uploaded both discs onto Soundcloud, so if they aren't visible underneath this review in a few weeks/months, they might have been taken down due to copyright issues. But for now, if you want to experience what music sounded like 23 years ago, give this a go!

Artist: Various Artists

Genre/Style: Techno, Trance, Hard Club, House

CD Info: Mystery Land - Yesterday Is History, Today Is A Gift, Tomorrow Is Mystery (2000)

Length CDs: +/+ 2 hours

Tracks: 30 (thirty)

Release Year: 2000

Label: ID&T

Product Number: 4999232

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