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Gatecrasher Disco-tech

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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (18 Oct 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Incredible
  • ASIN: B00002MVSU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 56,915 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Leftfield - Afrika Shox
2. Satoshitomiie - Up In Flames
3. Bedrock - Heaven Scent
4. Neve - Sacrifice (Alaska Vocal Mix)
5. Timo Maas - Derschieber
6. Paul Van Dyk - Avenue
7. Blue Amazon - Coming Home (Transa Remix)
8. Silent Harmony - Save The Whales (Vincent De Moore Remix)
9. Free Radicals - Unity Theme (Thrillseekers Remix)
10. Planet Perfecto - Bullet in the Gun (Saturday Mix)
See all 18 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Barber Adagio (Theme From Platoon)
2. Skip Raiders - Another Day
3. Atlantis - Voyager II
4. New World Project - Orion
5. Spectre - Spectrum (Original Mix)
6. Natious - Flashpoint (Christian West Remix)
7. Marc'n'Ace - Conquest Paradise
8. Shane - C'est Musique (Armin Mix)
9. Sunscreem - Exodus (Push Remix)
10. The Olmecheads - Magic Man (Alaska Vocal Mix)
See all 17 tracks on this disc

Product Description


In 1999, with trance sweeping the Western world like some gurn-inducing plague, Gatecrasher has been called "the most influential club in the world", and there's little denying that Sheffield-based super-club pieces together definitive double-CD mix compilations like they're the genuine article. By now, though, part of the charm is the way Gatecrasher's collections deviate from the beaten track: Disco-Tech thunders into life with the apocalyptic dub strains of Leftfield's "Afrika Shox", shocking the cheesy euro-dance disciples out of their reverie at the first high-octane hurdle. That's not to say that the trance massive are going to be put off by Disco-Tech, though, as brutal techno segues into the edgy tech-trance of Satoshi Tomiie's "Up In Flames", and into a concerted spell of boundary-warping, line-crossing, but eternally populist dance-floor recreation. There's still the likes of System F's "Out Of The Blue" to endear this to the Top 40 brigade, but Disco-Tech proves that Gatecrasher's still a worthy, innovative market leader. --Louis Pattison

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Trance at its best!! 16 Dec 2004
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I have many trance albums in my collection but this one really does top the list. 1999 was the year of Trance and this double cd plays some of the most beautifully put together tracks that take you on a spell-binding, emotional journey. This isn't cheesy, commercial dance music, but a selection of unique tunes including the likes of Jose Amnesia - Eternal and Balearic Bill - Destination Sunshine. I found some of the trance quite dark and spooky sounding but essentially they are the kind of tracks that you will want to hear again and again. A must have if your a trance fanatic.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's Aged Well 25 Jan 2010
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While the general consensus on Gatecrasher albums is that Red, Wet and Black are the best, in terms of production quality, mixing innovation and atmosphere this is up with all of them; in fact, it's aged better than them all, dare I say it. While the three mentioned are all classic albums, many of their tunes have simply been overplayed. This is not the case here, as many are underground selections and if they were spun often at the time, they are barely heard now. The tone here is harder and more pulsating than previous Gatecrasher albums, it drives on and on in a relentless beat with trance melodies layered over it, leaning towards progressive in some sections but always containing enough across the mix to not fall completely into that territory.

It is quite astonishing now to think that in the space of twelve months, Gatecrasher was able to fill eight discs over four albums with fresh, exciting and quality new material. That's exactly what they did though, and despite being the fourth album in a market full of new releases, this still manages to seem fresh and contain new tracks not seen previously on the label. The high point is possibly the start of Disc 1, mixing the beautiful timeless melody of Barber's 'Adagio For Strings' into the heartbreaking vocal of 'Another Day'. It works especially well on morning journeys in the car, when you need a gentle wake up call before the heavy beats kick in to get you going for the day.

This is a highly recommended purchase, and the cheaper of the first four albums second hand by quite some distance. If you're even slightly into the trance sound that made such waves in 1998-2000 before being mostly replaced by house, then you'll play this again and again and again.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely flawless 24 Nov 2001
By A Customer
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I happened upon this little gem in a market stall. I had heard about the club and wanted to know more, so I bought it. I was amazed to say the least. This album contains some of the best trance 'choons' ive ever heard. Each cd takes you through a number of different aspects of trance. From uplifting, to vocal, to house. Its the sort of album you could listen to all the time, in the background or following it. Speaking to all my fellow trance heads: get this album!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Blinding 14 Jun 2001
By A Customer
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This album can be summarised in one word , awesome . It is the finest trance album of 99 and is still a classic now a year and a half on . Mixed by the unknown , the selection of tracks and seamless mixing is pure quality . This album takes you on a blissful trance journey with many spine tingling highs . The best gatecrasher album by a long way , buy it :O)
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5.0 out of 5 stars The peak of Gatecrasher 17 Jun 2006
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With the 3 previous releases of Black, Red, and Wet, crasher were totally on a role of fantastic music, and they kept getting better. Gatecrasher Disco-Tech took a new angle to their albums with a darker sounding flow, and enough bass, tempo and unbelievable rhythms to really escape to after a hard day. Leftfield start the album with Afrika Shocks, a break beat as ever, and Heaven Scent really was Heaven sent - blinding! But theirs so many quality songs its tough to pick 'the best'. But songs like Coming Home, Avenue, Love Will Come and Bullet in the gun is are songs that sound amazing when played loud, and Cloudwalking is simply sensational - one of the all time great club tunes!
It oozes quality all round - not just in the mixing which is completely seamless everywhere you listen, but the choice of songs is top notch - all adding to that night-time dark feel. Theirs enough quality throughout to make this an album where no tracks are worthy of skiping, so its the perfect album to listen to in the car, in your bedroom, or whenever, wherever you want. It was the peak of crasher as I felt they never lived up to the quality of the cds from 1999 and 1998 after Disco-Tech.
Trance fans need this album!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars As good as Gatecrasher gets 9 May 2003
By Tom
Format:Audio CD
This is kinda hard to get hold of these days. I’ve hard a few of the Gatecrasher albums and this quite simply is the daddy of them all. This was released right at the end of 1999 when Gatecrasher was quite simply the hottest thing across the whole board of UK youth culture. And it shows. That said if you don’t like trance at all then you probably won’t like this as there’s not much else. But don’t be misled by the poorly produced and unimaginative rubbish that’s been foisted on the charts in recent years in imagining that all trance is the same.
This is the sound of tech-trance and, in my humble opinion, marks the high point in the music’s evolution before degenerating into today’s high octane commercially driven pap. Maybe I sound like an old timer who’s no longer down with what the kids listen to, maybe its true but I don’t care. This is the best example of this type of music out there.
The first CD is pretty good but its the second (less commercial) one that really shines. Gatecrasher have eschewed well known tunes or a big name DJ (in fact a named DJ at all, possibly even a DJ at all, computer mixed anyone?) but this doesn’t matter at all and just allows the music to really stand out. The whole mix is amazing and varied but its on the last three tracks that things really come together. The breakdown in Solaarstone is one of my favourite pieces of music ever and still takes me back to standing on the dance floor of the Republic with a big silly smile on my face.
This is a document to one of the great periods in the history of dance music and even if you weren’t there its good enough to take you with it.
As I say you may have fun and games tracking this down but I guarantee it’ll be worth it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't believe I found this after all these years!
It's amazing, absolutely love it, would like to see if I can find more of the Gatecrasher records. Buy it!
Published 6 months ago by robatronic
4.0 out of 5 stars Good
Bought this again as my original cd was lost years ago. Not heard since around time of release. Some very good old school tracks. Very pleased.
Published 7 months ago by alexisonfire
5.0 out of 5 stars First Class
wicked tunes, great variety of trance big hits from the late 1990 early 2000, awesome condition, very happy and would deal with seller again
Published 7 months ago by F M Henderson
4.0 out of 5 stars I am so pleased to receive this CD
I did not think I could get this CD, but Amazon had it in stock,I am so pleased to get it delivered to my home.
Published on 5 Sep 2011 by Bob
5.0 out of 5 stars Defines the Trance Era
In 2011 the term Trance is synonymous with pop music and sold out stadium tours. In 1999 Trance was the coolest sound in the electronic music scene and still relatively... Read more
Published on 31 May 2011 by Pete Cronos
4.0 out of 5 stars McGrubbins
It's a good album, if you were to own a gatecrasher album I'd say buy this one... but if you own most of the songs on it... don't bother.
Published on 9 Feb 2011 by M. Lee
3.0 out of 5 stars Real Trance(!)
To all!

This album is ok, and the Leftfield track at the start is one of their best efforts but for a real quality trance album you need to be looking at I'm the... Read more
Published on 22 Aug 2007 by Matt Cormondo
4.0 out of 5 stars Almost there
Almost there, I like this album and its almost the best one out of the collection but not quite. Although very Gatercrasher-esque the first disc is lovey with a few of the more... Read more
Published on 24 Nov 2001 by "chevron25"
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