OK, we all know Oakey is THE man when it comes to mixing up trance. We have all listened to his Planet Perfecto stuff, 10 years of Cream, Transport, and the best album money can buy, Another World. However, this offering really is way below par. Its not the quality of the songs (individually many of them are OK), its not the mixing (its Oakey!), the problem is that he's trying to mix such a wide range of stuff that it just doesn't work. You CAN mix a range of stuff to good effect (see James Lavell FABRICLIVE:01), but he's trying to mix a lame version of a lame Depeche Mode song, and other songs that change the pace of the album completely rather than compliment the pace. If you listen to Another World by Oakey, he mixes in beautifully mellow pieces of vocals that only serve to get make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up when the beats kick in again.
There is none of this on Ibiza.
Oh, and calling it Ibiza. What's all that about ?
Don't buy....Buy 'Another World'.