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  • Writer's pictureMartin van Zeelandt / TCD

When Trance Ruled The World II 'Coast' (2018)

You might remember a mix I had reviewed a couple of weeks or months ago, a Trance mix made by the people behind the wonderful Soundcloud channel 'History Of Happy Hardcore'. And I think I mentioned within this review that I was going to check the other mixes out. Well, yesterday I did. I was looking for something Trancy, and I remembered the first mix. Quickly this led up to me being intoxicated for 2 hours and 7 minutes. For those picky people: this is the length of the mix.

Anyway, yes, this is the second instalment of their succesfull Trance mix series. The weekend has landed, and we all need time to switch off our minds. With Trance music it always seems to work for me. And the positive thing about these mixes, is the fact that they have gone back to the roots. The early days of Trance music. So you can imagine that this Dutchman is extremely happy: Trance was my escape during the early noughties. When Hardcore nearly died, I had to have something to replace it. Now the two worlds could not be more different from each other, but hey, at least it's music.

The mixes (5 so far) have all got a theme. They are named Ibiza, Coast, Eternity, Dreams, and Communication (this was the one I reviewed). The one which you are going to listen to, is 'Coast'. What kind of promise does it give you? Well, if you close your eyes and hear these anthems, you can picture yourself wearing a bathing costume, feet in the sand, with the water crashing into the beach. This is music that has the power to take your mind away.

The tracklist is a monster! Have a look!

01. Chicane feat Maire Brennan (Of Clannad) - Saltwater

02. Lucid - I Can't Help Myself (The Lucid Vocal Mix)

03. Agnelli & Nelson - El Nino

04. BBE - Seven Days And One Week (Club Mix)

05. Da Hool - Meet Her At The Love Parade (Nalin & Kane Mix)

06. Blank & Jones - Cream (Paul van Dyk Mix)

07. The Olmec Heads - Spiritualised

08. Paul van Dyk - Another Way (Club Mix)

09. Bedrock - Heaven Scent

10. Goldenscan - Sunrise

11. Sunburst - Eyeball (Eyeball Paul's Theme)(Pulser Remix 12'' Edit)

12. GD - Choral Reef

13. Balearic Bill - Destination Sunshine

14. Airscape - L'Esperanza (Sven Goes To The Love Parade - Extended Mix)

15. Kamaya Painters - Endless Wave (Albion Remix)

16. Art Of Trance - Madagascar (Ferry Corsten Mix)

17. Verachoca - Carte Blance

18. Binary Finary - 1999 (Gouryella Remix)

19. Gouryella - Gouryella

20. Way Out West feat Miss Joanna Law - The Gift (Club Mix)

Yes! Hell yes! This takes me back! Thanks History Of Happy Hardcore for making this wonderful mix. Your usual mixes are good, but in a weird way these Trance mixes do get me in the zone much easier. Trance all the way!

You might wonder if this mix is a tad too long? Well, it certainly isn't. 2 hours do fly by, and you have realised that within those 2 hours you have done absolutely nothing but sit behind your PC and just listened. Nothing else. Just listened. And that, to me, is a state of bliss. We've worked hard during the week, let us unwind right now.

The tracks are true beauties. And they have only used 20, so you get full length records, no radio edit nonsense. Pure Trance for minute after minute. Of course the majority of records are well known classics, such as Gouryella, Madagascar, Seven Days And One Week, but the one that got me the happiest was 'I Can't Help Myself'. Such a wicked anthem. It's got that futuristic sound and also the oldskool Trance vibe. And the vocals made me moist.

Yet another succesfull episode of this majestic Trance series. Can't wait for episode 6. Maybe ditch the Happy Hardcore bit, and just do Trance. Nah, kidding, still feel the urge to hear Happy Hardcore. But more Trance too!

DJ: History Of Happy Hardcore

Genre/Style: Trance

Mix Info: When Trance Ruled The World II 'Coast'

Length Mix: 02:07:41

Tracks: 20 (twenty)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN File Size: 292 MB File Type: mp3 Bitspeed: 320kbps

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