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Various - Mix Zone Album

Various - Mix Zone Album
  • Performer Various
  • Title Mix Zone
  • Date of release 1996
  • Country UK
  • Style Progressive House, Hard House, Trance, Euro House, House
  • Label Polygram TV
  • Catalog number 535 582-2
  • Other formats 2 × CD, Mixed, Compilation
  • Genre Electronic
  • Size MP3 2100 mb
  • Size FLAC 2797 mb
  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 165

Tracklist

1Y TraxxTrance Piano (Original Mix)5:09
2Magic Alec Presents Resonance Resonance (Original Mix)6:28
3Lisa Marie ExperienceKeep On Jumpin' (Bizarre Inc. Remix)
Remix – Bizarre Inc
4:36
4Ken DohNakasaki (I Need A Lover Tonight)5:33
5Robert MilesChildren (Dream Version)3:31
6DJ DadoThe X Files (DJ Dado's Paranormal Activity Mix)2:57
7S ExpressTheme From S Express (Tony De Vit Mix)
Remix – Tony De Vit
3:49
8BerriSunshine After The Rain (Dancin' Divaz Club Mix)
Remix – Dancin' Divaz
5:27
9DJ Misjah & DJ TimAccess (Vocal 12-Inch Mix)5:02
10Itty Bitty Boozy WoozyTempo Fiesta (Party Time) (Roll Fiesta)3:05
11Livin' JoyDreamer (Rollo's Big Mix)
Remix – Rollo
4:17
12Coma BHave Fun (Original Mix)4:30
13PendulumI Need You (Option A)6:51
14Sasha & MariaBe As One (12" Mix)4:43
15CrescendoAre You Out There (Original Mix)5:21
16Bedrock Featuring KYOFor What You Dream Of (Full On Renaissance Mix)
Featuring – KYO
4:19
17Angel MoraesHeaven Knows (Galvatron Dub)
Remix – Vth Column
4:51
18Plux Featuring Georgia JonesOver & Over (Original Mix)
Featuring – Georgia Jones
5:40
19Pulse Featuring The Voice Of Antoinette RobersonThe Lover That You Are (Soul Solution Vocal Mix)
Featuring – The Voice Of Antoinette RobersonRemix – Soul Solution
4:16
20PizzamanTrippin' On Sunshine (Pizzaman Club Mix)4:09
21KlubbheadsKlubbhopping (Itty Bitty Boozy Woozy Mix)
Remix – Itty Bitty Boozy Woozy
4:21
22HelicopterOn Ya Way (Helicopter '96 Mix)4:07
23Donna SummerI Feel Love (Rollo & Sister Bliss Monster Mix)
Remix – Rollo & Sister Bliss
5:53
24Alex PartyRead My Lips (Saturday Night Party MIx)2:47
25GustoDisco's Revenge (Mole Hole Dirty Mix)4:42
26PianomanBlurred (Pianoman Original Mix)2:33
27NightcrawlersPush The Feeling On (The Dub Of Doom)
Remix – Marc Kinchen
3:58
28Mory KanteYeke Yeke (Hardfloor Mix)
Remix – Hardfloor
4:15
29Chameleon The Way It Is (Brothers In Rhythm Club Mix)
Remix – Brothers In Rhythm
5:42
30Josh WinkHigher State Of Consciousness (Original Tweekin' Acid Funk Mix)4:39
31Baby DLet Me Be Your Fantasy (Dancing Divaz Club Mix)
Remix – Dancing Divaz
4:20
32AlcatrazGiv Me Luv (Original Mix)4:46
33JXThere's Nothing I Won't Do (Red Jerry & JX Mix)
Remix – JX, Red Jerry
7:48
34Johnny X Call On Me (Original Mix)3:30

Credits

  • DJ MixSt. Peter & Heaven
  • DJ MixSt. Peter & Heaven

Notes

Mixed at Whitfield Studios.

Barcodes

  • Barcode: 731453558229
  • Price Code: PY 900
  • Rights Society: BIEM/STEMRA
  • Other (CD1 Catalog): 535 583-2
  • Other (CD2 Catalog): 535 584-2
  • Label Code: LC7341
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1): 535 583-2 50588962 01 >
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1 Inner Ring): MADE IN GERMANY BY PMDC C
  • Mastering SID Code (CD1): IFPI L003
  • Mould SID Code (CD1): IFPI 0166
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2): 5355842 50588964 01 /
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2 Inner Ring): MADE IN GERMANY BY PMDC E
  • Mastering SID Code (CD2): IFPI L003
  • Mould SID Code (CD2): IFPI 01G6

Companies

  • Mixed At – Whitfield Street Studios

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Talk about Various - Mix Zone


Ynneig
When looking at the tracklist alone, this album looks like it could be decent but for me personally it is a disappointment. Mix Zone never became a series so this was a one off album dedicated to the strong likes of 1996, but to me it just fails to deliver. The problems lie with the journey from start to finish, the mixing which is just very underwhelming as usual by St. Peter & Heaven and the songs they used could have been a lot better. It just does not do anything different from other better releases, such as all the In The Mix albums from 1996, both Club Mix albums as well as both Big Mix releases of the same year. It just falls below par, and after one listen I don't find myself coming back.

The first CD does start well with tracks 1, 3 and 4 in particular which I enjoyed, Ken Doh's Nakasaki (I Need A Lover Tonight) which was a very different remix and Donna Summer's I Feel Love. Otherwise, I got nothing out of it because the rest of the music is either disappointing or present on better albums.

The second CD seemed better, at least at the start. I have never heard Y Traxx's Trance Piano (Original Mix) before listening to this, and it is quite enjoyable. I also liked tracks 3 and 4 which were on In The Mix but they were memorable here since they are rare to find, but otherwise I have got nothing good to say about the rest of the songs. It is not that they are that bad, but just forgettable based on the mixing of course, the flow and that nothing was memorable.

In the end, if you are a fan of music from '96, you could give it a listen as you might like it. We all have different opinions, but I would much rather listen to either In The Mix (great mixing), Club Mix (upbeat club songs) or Big Mix (unique track list) any day over this.
Sharpbrew
Really pleasantly surprised by this one, though that's not to say it doesn't have its faults.

Both CDs offer roughly the same style of dance music, stuff thats either right on the cusp of commercial, or just dipping into underground dance.

CD1's main downfall is the length of the tracks. The first track is almost 8 minutes long. Which really makes the mix drag at the start, and also makes some of the other songs toward the middle seem even longer, but the mixing is pretty solid. That in itself is a little wierd (bear with me), despite its slow start it also seems to flow quite well, too. Those two things make me a little suspicious and question who *actually* mixed the CD that St Peter and Heaven have their name on; its a world away from the Club Mix CD series which they were doing at the same time.
There are a load of great tracks on this CD, standout one for me is Plux - Over and Over. That track is supreme.

All the tracks are either mixed on vinyl, or have been ripped from vinyl to make the mix in the studio and the crackles are quite apparent in some of the tracks.

CD2, like CD1 is fairly well thought out, possibley a little better thought out than CD1 to be honest and whilst I was listening to it I was seriously considering bumping it to a 4 star; but the mixing is a little more shakey and there are a couple of questionable transitions. Some massive tracks on here though, Trance Piano, Be As One, Access to name a few!

My ratings system:
(328 out of 500): A strong 3 star in my opinion, song selection it's better than the In The Mix 96s from the time, but sadly the mixing itself isn't on the same level, if they could have brought it up to In The Mix level of interesting transitions this would have been a formidible album. Still "almost 4 star" is really good.

I still question who's really behind the album, haha.