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  • Writer's pictureMartin van Zeelandt / TCD

Sven Väth - Live From Innercity Amsterdam (30-12-2000)

I have mentioned this event so many times over the last ten years, people must think I am obsessed with it. And truth be told, I am. Just look at the line up, just look at it. This is an amazing line-up, and I have got fond memories. And it was affordable too: it was only €41 (ex. presale fee). For such a line-up, at such an amazing location, and for such an event, I was happy to have spent the money on it, and I am glad that I went. I still love hearing sets from that event, and you are about to listen to Sven Väth's set, recorded at Innercity, which is roughly 23 years ago. And trust me when I say, this set still sounds awesome!

During the night, I remember walking around a lot. It was a true maze. And if you were to ask me if I witnessed Sven Väth's full set, I think the answer has to be be a definitive 'no'. There were a few areas I was wondering around it throughout the night. Especially the Progressive area (when Tiesto started, you could not get in or out, it was packed solid), Techno, and the Main. The UK Garage area was the last one I discovered, when I was on my way out basically. Some have got mixed feelings, I only have positive ones.

There were so many great names at this event, and to hear a set from when I was there, is always amazing to discover. Sven played on the main stage alongside a few other big names, such as Angelo, Jean, Marco V, Green Velvet (one of the worst sets I've ever heard), Paul van Dyk, and Remy. A good place to put him, as he's a crowd pleaser. He certainly did his best to entertain the crowd, and I think it's time for you to listen to this set (if you haven't already).

The set was uploaded 10 years ago to this dodgy Soundcloud channel. But you can find it anywhere else too, if it does get taken down.

  1. Rok - Cycle Sluts (Claude Young Remix)

  2. User - Untitled (B)

  3. Frank Ingram feat G-Man - 10-4

  4. Christian Morgenstern - Hawaii Blue (Heiko Laux Remix)

  5. 'Lectric Workers - Robot Is Systematic (Richard Bartz Remix)

  6. Oliver Ho - From Modern To Ancient

  7. Dave Clarke - Before I Was So Rudely Interrupted

  8. John Thomas - Undisputed Life (Technasia Remix 2)

  9. Electric Deluxe - Electric Deluxe

  10. Chris Liebling - Untitled (B)

  11. Planetary Assault Systems - Function 1

  12. G-Force - Steel Frame

  13. Adam Beyer - The Time Ltd

  14. Rino Cerrone - Circumstances Of Evidence

  15. Gaetano Parisio - The Move

  16. G-Force - Glass

  17. Chris Mccormack - Ariffmatik

  18. Umek - Brotax

  19. Alter Ego - Betty Ford

  20. Justin Berkovi - Sustained Buxom Mad Chips

  21. Btschitsch & Galluzzi - Schneeturm

  22. Terence Fixmer - Body Pressure

  23. Thomas P. Heckmann - Dimension Disco

  24. John Bacto - Entaprize (Mhonolink Remix)

  25. Lab Inspect - So Hudge

  26. Bedrock - Voices

This is a time capsule in disguise. My God, the second I heard the first song, I knew I was going to be teleported back to 2000. Standing in front of the Amsterdam RAI, and I only wore a t-shirt and shorts, as you cannot rave with thick clothing. And it started to snow. I don't know if I was well enough to be awake during the next day's New Year's Eve, but I couldn't care less. If I close my eyes now, I am back at the entrance, experiencing it all again.

Sven's selection is diverse, and quite good. I don't know where this was taken from: I'm guessing it is a recording taken from whichever radio station broadcasted it at the time? The quality every so often sucks, but this is a 20+ year old recording, obviously quality was different back then. But at least we can still hear the tunes coming at us. It is like I'm there again, walking around a million miles, drunk as f**k, waving my hands in the air. Oh, I miss the good ol' days.

The set is good. Not flawless, but still highly enjoyable. 'Robot Is Systematic' and 'Sustained Buxom Mad Chips' are my most favourite songs from Sven's set, closely followed by 'Betty Ford' and 'Function 1'. This set has got some big anthems, highly underrated in them. And the overall feedback on Soundcloud is positive. People seem to love this set, and I have to agree.

A very solid set, energetic and powerful. This will get you through the day. 2 hours of Innercity, 2 hours of Sven Väth, 2 hours of Techno. Couldn't wish for anything else. This is lovely!

DJ: Sven Väth

Genre/Style: Techno

Liveset Info: Recorded @ Innercity 2000, Amsterdam Rai

Length Liveset: 01:59:13

Tracks: 26 (twenty-six)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): STREAM HERE

File Size: unknown

File Type: unknown

Audio: Stereo

Sample Rate: unkown

Release Year: 2000

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