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  • Writer's pictureMartin van Zeelandt / TCD

Trancepassion 260 Best Of Push / M.I.K.E. (2017)

I've been away for a few days. You might have noticed, no reviews for a week. And yes, I have been on a work trip to a foreign country. A country well known for a lot of things, but to me it's a country that has been dominate in the dance industry. A country that is worldly known for their waffles, their chocolates, but to me it's all about the music. If you still haven't guessed: I've been to Belgium. To Brussel, to be precise. 4 days in the capitol of Belgium, and all work related meetings. Had no time to further investigate this city and all the things it did have to offer, which was unfortunate. But not to worry: a Eurostar train is always nearby to take me back.

I don't go often to Belgium, and whenever I drive to the Netherlands, I always just skip Belgium. I always just drive through, to get to my end destination. But back in the 90s and early 2000nd, I visited many Belgium clubs, and Belgian music dominated the charts. My recent trip reminded me of the good old days, and one of the names that popped up, was M.I.K.E. a.k.a. Push. He's not the only Belgian artist, but he's one of my favourite ones from this small country.

His music has inspired many, and has been listed as 'timeless'. Even to this day, his music makes crowds move all over the globe. When I fully emerged myself into Trance music, Push, was a name I always followed. And absorbed. The mix you are about to listen to, has only got a handful of records that Push/M.I.K.E. contributed to (or made), but trust me when I say that his back catalogue is bigger than you can imagine.

  1. Firewall - Kilimanjaro (M.I.K.E Remix)

  2. M.I.K.E. Push - Infinite Lives

  3. Rio Klein feat Shelley Harland - Fearless (Push Remix)

  4. Sean Tyas - I Remember Now (Push Remix)

  5. Marcel Woods - Tomorrow (M.I.K.E. Push Remix)

  6. Sinead O'Connor - Troy (The Phoenix From The Flame) (Push Remix)

  7. Push vs Globe - Tranceformation

  8. Push - The Legacy (Club Mix)

  9. M.I.K.E. presents Push - Universal Nation

  10. Push - Strange World (2000 Remake)

This is a short tracklist, but a very powerful mix. The mix can be found on Gate Of Paradise's Soundcloud page.

Whatever happened in Brussel, will stay in Brussel. But it wasn't just Brussel I've been to. Throughout Belgium there were plenty of clubs I've visited, and when I did, the music would resemble what you are hearing in this mix. I might be Dutch, but I do have to acknowledge that it was super cool to dance the night away in Belgium, when I was young. I hold fond memories. And the music was also extremely good. And Push was certainly in the top three for me!

His remixes were so damn good, but it was his own productions that blew me away. Especially the three tracks in this mix. 'The Legacy', ' Universal Nation', and 'Strange World'. Those are certainly M.I.K.E. a.k.a. Push's biggest hits. Still loved and cherished to this day by the Trance communities all over the world, and those tracks will find their way into many sets. I still adore these records, and must have heard them a million times in my life so far, but they never disappoint, or become dull.

Solid as a rock, that's what this mix is. Push is one of those artists who singlehandedly changed the scene forever, and to hear his tunes over and over again, that's just great. This is a solid mix, and it's got the big tunes. Not all of them. Hell, if that would be the case, the mix would be days long!

DJ: Gate of Paradise

Genre/Style: Trance

Mix Info; Trancepassion 260 Best Of Push / M.I.K.E.

Length Mix: 01:01:30

Tracks: 10 (ten)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): CLICK HERE

File Size: 140 MB

File Type: mp3

Audio: Stereo

Bit Rate: 320kbps

Release Year: 2017

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