Bryan Kearney - "You Will Never Be Forgotten" (Activa remix) - (7:20) 140 BPM
Review: We are big fans of the all the RecoverWorld labels and even more so of the Discover 'Trance Pioneers' compilation series, and following on from Thomas Datt and Greg Downey is one of the most important producers in UK trance Activa. The PvD and Armin favorite here showcases some of his biggest singles and collaborations across 20 tracks. Just a few of the many highlights for us include; 'Sniper', 'My Way Out', and 'The World'. Plus massive the massive collab with Giuseppe Ottaviani on 'Long Way Back', and might remixes on 'One Again' from Greg Downey and Bryan Kearney's 'You Will Never Be Forgotten'. This is a definitive collection of all that is good about trance music.
Review: There's a notable inclusion in the list of producers contributing to Editorial's latest red-hot collection of floor-friendly reworks. Vastly experienced house producer Art of Tones turns re-editor on "Bootyshaker", a sublime, loose-limbed interpretation of a Red Greg-championed disco-soul favourite that benefits greatly from just the right amount of low-end house pressure. Similar accolades could be placed on the gently bouncy disco-funk shuffle of Matt Hughes' electric piano and jazz guitar-laden "Walk The Chalk", or for that matter the deep, spacey and radiator-warm electrofunk bliss of Special Q's talkbox-sporting "Lost in You". Elsewhere, Sellouts goes all "boom-bap" on the freshly baked instrumental hip-hop head-nodder "Ain't No Thang", while Barry Closer gets tactile and glassy-eyed on the Balearic boogie of "Closer".