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4.6 out of 5
41 Ratings
41 Ratings
beathead_12000 ,

Fabulous Mix

Warren has put together a great, modern mix of downtempo and funky progressive tracks. CD 1 is a wide-ranging collection of electronica...very funky, but not entirely danceable. I immediately ran to find Audioglider releases because the two tracks here are beautiful stuff. CD 2 has the driving bass lines you would expect from Warren & some wonderful new tracks...more subtle than "main floor"...except, of course, for that track by Eelke Kleijn that I LOVE. If you heard that in a club at the end of this set...wow. Very good as GU mixes go.

listen2techno ,

good stuff

this is a great compalation with great music, the only bad thing about it is the fack that itunes leeds you to belive that your getting the full songs plus the dj mixes but this is not the case if you play the songs back to back with no skips (gapless playback) you find out that is the same as the two mixes (songs 25&26). to me this is stupid because most every cd and mp3 player (ipod too) on earth will play without a pause between tracks!!! if your stuff wont you need an upgrade. what im getting at is now i have two copies of each mix (1 to 11= song 25 and 12 to 24= song 26) and that just lame!! good music but i got had by itunes

mmarlowe ,

Eat Your Heart Out

I've heard every single GU album released and in my humble opinion, this is the best GU album to date... with Sasha GU 13 Ibiza coming in second. I know that's a bold statement, but it's true. The track selection here is simply phenominal. Nick Warren has an extremely good ear for what sounds good mixed together, with the peaks and valleys in all the right spots. Disk one might be the best downtempo/afterparty mix I've ever heard and disk two heats up for a more dancy mix. This album represents where the industry is right now. It's very contemporary. Listen to any tracks put out by any of the artists on this album and you'll discover more gold. Now, if you're used to mainstream club/dance music this may not be your cup of tea. This album requires a seasoned ear for electronica... And that's why there are a few negative reviews on here. But I can pretty much guarantee that no matter who you are, if you listen to this album a few times it WILL grow on you like a fungus - a sexy smooth fungus you'll want to keep forever. The negative reviews on here are from people who like pop and mainstream anthems and who don't really have the attention span for gems of this calibur. Unless you fall into that shameful category, BUY IT!

About Nick Warren

Nick Warren became one of the first so-called "superstar DJs" in the mid- to late '90s, holding down a high-profile residency at Cream in England, touring around the world, and appearing on several DJ mix albums before they became commonplace. Though he spun an eclectic array of dance styles in the late '80s and early '90s, he eventually championed the late-'90s trance sound of labels like Hooj Choons and joined the ranks of other superstar DJs like Paul Oakenfold, Sasha, and Tall Paul. Furthermore, he dabbled a bit in production, collaborating with Jody Wisternoff as Way Out West.

Before leading a jet-set lifestyle, Warren moved to Bristol in the 1980s after having just turned 20. By the early '90s, he was one of the city's top DJs, spinning upstairs at Vision, one of the city's first superclubs. At the time, Warren spun everything from dub and hip-hop to house, which became his preferred style. When fellow Bristol artists Massive Attack left to tour America in the wake of their early success, they invited Warren to accompany them on tour as their official DJ, a testament to his turntable skills as well as his reputation at the time.

Eventually, Warren began a massively successful stint as the resident DJ at Cream in Liverpool. The club's stature grew quickly, as did Warren's as a result. Mixmag asked him to mix a volume in its Mixmag Live! series, which the magazine tagged as the "Future Sound of Europe." Around this same time, the mid- to late '90s, Warren was also garnering quite a bit of attention for his Way Out West collaboration with Wisternoff, resulting in several popular singles for Deconstruction, most notably "The Gift," as well as a self-titled full-length featuring the group's hits.

Next came an opportunity to mix the third volume in the then relatively obscure Global Underground series of DJ mix albums. The resulting mix, Global Underground: Prague (1997), featured several anthems of the time such as "Cafe del Mar," "Life on Mars," and "Nipple Fish," helping to define the evolving trance sound of the late '90s. Warren's mix proved so successful that he was offered the opportunity to mix a second volume, Global Underground: Brazil (1998), and then yet more successive volumes in the increasingly popular series. Moreover, DMC offered Warren the chance to mix the first volume in its Back to Mine series of downtempo albums. In particular, 2001 was a big year for Warren; the New York-based Mixer magazine chose his Renaissance: Revelation mix album on Ultra Records (also featuring Danny Howells) as its album of the year, and his second Way Out West album, Intensify, also proved to be a favorite among not only listeners but critics as well. Further Global Underground volumes followed in 2003 (Global Underground: Reykjavik), 2005 (Global Underground: Shanghai), and 2007 (Global Underground: Paris). ~ Jason Birchmeier

HOMETOWN
Bristol, Avon, England
GENRE
Dance

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