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Dave Seaman is one of the original pioneers of house music. He has been DJing for over 25 years, was the first editor of the clubbers bible, Mixmag, and has remixed and produced for everybody from U2 to Kylie and David Bowie to the Pet Shop Boys. He has also done over 20 mix compilations for the likes of Global Underground and Renaissance, been the main man behind the independent dance music ... Read more in Amazon's Dave Seaman Store

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  • Audio CD (9 July 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Renaissance
  • ASIN: B00005ATHD
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 73,676 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Dave Seaman's Desire mix showcases his adventurous ears and bursting crates. He's known for keeping his sets constantly fresh and the quality consistently high, and this double CD shouldn't disappoint his fans. He endearingly refuses to bow down to the whims of the latest club craze, fusing known and unknown cuts, fierce a capellas and dreamy anthems with equal audacity. While these discs may only approximate the flavour you'd get from hearing Seaman in the flesh, give your volume knob a good hard twist and you'll soon hear the funk.

For instance, disc one plunges right in with Ashley Beadle's funked-up mix of A Guy Called Gerald's mesmerising "Humanity" then mashes up a rapid-fire selection of 10 other tracks that would work any progressive house/trance dance floor with the minimum of effort. These include Francois K's sun-kissed twist on Finley Quaye's "Spiritualised", Solid Sessions' "Janiero" and Tom Middleton's experimental disco treatment of Schiller's "Ruhe". All lend light and shade to his anything-goes progressive blueprint. Much to his credit, Seaman avoids the predictable clichés of build-up and release, relying instead on a fluid, evolving sound. Disc Two offers a somewhat "lost in music" cast, with bass-laden synth tones propelling several of the tracks forward. Elisium (Sasha & Quivver)'s hypnotic "Part One" sparkles beside Blackwatch's excellent "Foreshadow", and Seaman's love for melodic, ethereal tunes is epitomised by the likes of Jimmy Van M's hands-in-the-air cut, "Love Like Sleep". Blended together by a consummate professional, Desire is far beyond the reach of watered-down clones. --Reuben Dessay

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 19 July 2002
Format: Audio CD
Now, I've listened to a lot of house music in the previous years, and once in a while I find one that stands out from the crowd. After a while, you dodge the random compilations like crazy and stick with the good names. Like Oakenfold, Maas, Digweed, Deep Dish, Marcus James, and of course Seaman.
This album sounded a bit run of the mill at first, but after several serious listening sessions, it has really grown on me. A normal rotm album just gets boring, but this one reveals more and more details on each listening session. I haven't tried listening to it with headsets yet, but that's probably a good idea.
Seaman seems to really have made an excellent combination of the normal housey female voice tracks and the stuff that's a bit more electronic. The voices are not overwhelming, as they tend to be on some of Oakenfold's albums, but really nicely spread out. Like "Breathe". And, including speedy classics like "Travelogue - Loafer" that was also on Maas' "Connected" makes it a very varied compilation.
All beat mixes seem to be pretty well put together and not just the normal party 10 sec overlaps. He seems to have planned everything ahead, and so I assume that this is a studio recording. That's not a negative point, though. He seems to do this pretty nicely on his other albums too.
I keep this album on repeat in my car just for good sake and happy driving. In my opinion, this is the best Seaman album yet. It has made me pull out all the good, old Seaman Global Underground albums from the drawer, just to see check up if they were just as good. Keep it up, Dave! :-)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 20 April 2001
Format: Audio CD
Renaissance, who arguably started off the mix compilation genre with the now legendary original vol. 1 by Sasha and Digweed, have released another stonker. If you are a fan of Seaman and his dark progressive beats then you will love both cd's, although cd 2 is arguably the stronger and more uplifting. Cd 2 is laced with quality tracks like Junkie XL's "B Y Whop Too Be Y" (Don't ask about the title) and the delicious Way out West's "Mindcircus". CD 1 is consistent without having too many stand out tracks, although the remix of the brilliant "Ruhe" by Schiller is first rate. If you already have Renaissance Master's vol.1 then this is a must. Buy it and worship at the alter of Dave Seaman!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Picard TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 19 Aug. 2007
Format: Audio CD
I've never really taken to the current Renaissance sound, which is pretty bleepy and not going anywhere in ambition terms (Minimal is possibly the most boring, un-imaginative sound ever). So now and again, its always good to take a step back and reflect on how Renaissance nights used to sound. Desire is the perfect example!

The distinct contrast between Discs 1 and 2 make up for a lusty, powerful, and emotive album that's mixed with experience. Whereas Disc 1 keeps things mellow and smooth, the 2nd pushes up the tempo and houses some of the decades greatest progressive numbers. 'Love Like Sleep' is only a start with it's beautiful vocals and key changes - a fine example to shut-up the "vocals are now cheesy" parade. 'Mindicircus' in its original form wraps up the album nicely with is lovely piano melody, while the likes of 'Drums 4 Better Daze' and 'Breathe' on Disc 1 keep things lustful.

Being an obvious fan of the original 1990's Renaissance albums, I've always felt this was the last truly great collection of Renaissance sounds in one package. Latter albums to this date focus on younger DJ's preferring minimal, souless music as an out-put for their lack of musical talent. This isn't me being a complete snob; it's just a fact that the best DJ's understand the choice of sounds, rather than technology and mixing. As an example, you can pick up early Sasha sets from Renaissance on cassette, and though his beat-matching is awful, he always had the right ideas in musical terms.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By alex.allen@enetgroup.co.uk on 18 April 2001
Format: Audio CD
I was slightly disappointed with the Desire release from Renaissance.
I was a bit unsure about CD1. I had to listen to it a few times before it got my attention, but even then it didn't really draw me in. Some of the tracks were quite melodic and uplifting. It wasn't the sort of 76 minutes of music that I could just lie back and listen to.
However I throughly enjoyed CD2, it was quite dark and aggresive. One of those mixes that has instant appeal. All 11 tracks had quality stamped all over them.
A decent purchase but not as good as other Renaissance and Dave Seaman releases.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 14 Jun. 2001
Format: Audio CD
Once you get into both CD's, you will be as hypnotised as much as Awakening. As with Awakening, both CD's complement each other with a tapestry of slow progressive trance which becomes more aggressive in CD2. Once again, beautiful.
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