Svenson & Gielen – The Beauty Of Silence (2002)

Svenson & Gielen - The Beauty Of Silence (2002)

Svenson & Gielen – The Beauty Of Silence (2002)

Artist: Svenson & Gielen
Genre/Style: Trance
Release Year: 2002
CD Info: Svenson & Gielen – The Beauty Of Silence
CDs: 1 (one)
Length CD: 01:01:42
Tracks: 10 (ten) + 2 Bonus Tracks
Label: ID&T Music BV
Product Number: 7005622
More Information: ———-

Two weeks ago I was back in my home country, the Netherlands, and what I always do during my stay in this beautiful country, is visit my local CD store in Heerlen, Satisfaction Records. Been coming there for many years (bought my first rave ticket there back in 1998, for Mysteryland Outdoor), I’ve become known to the owner. Spent a lot of money over the years, buying everything money could buy. So a trip was necessary, because I like digging through thousands of CDs, and I support them. There aren’t many CD stores left, so those who are still afloat, you must support.

Digging through thousands of CDs is the best feeling. Most of the CDs I’ve got already, and it takes patience to find something unique and fresh. Queue my last visit: they’ve created a ‘discount’ section, and there it was: ‘The Beauty Of Silence’ by Svenson and Gielen. Yeah, you might call me a cheapskate, but in all fairness: I walked out with 7 CDs for only €16.99! Nowadays that’s the price of just one! I got lucky with this CD: when it was released in 2002 I never had the chance to buy it. And over the years I simply forgot about it.

Svenson and Gielen dominated the Trance scene back in the early noughties. They were succesful as a duo, and this album contains a few of their well known tracks. It’s astonishing to think that this album is 15 years old, and still sounds fresh. Unique. And that’s the reason why they dominated everything. They made anthem after anthem, and they are still loved by fans all over the world. Play any of the tracks and the rave ligths up. Groundbreaking tunes were made by them.

Let’s see the tracklist. You might know a couple of these tracks. I reckon you do. If you don’t, you weren’t born when this album was released…


01. Svenson & Gielen – The Beauty Of Silence
02. Svenson & Gielen feat Simi Nah – Unknown Pleasure
03. Svenson & Gielen – Twisted Energy (Radio Edit) 
04. Svenson & Gielen – Fujirama
05. Svenson & Gielen – Outward Voyage
06. Svenson & Gielen feat Jan Johnston – Beachbreeze
07. Svenson & Gielen – We Know What You Did
08. Svenson & Gielen – Answer The Question
09. Svenson & Gielen – Falling Star
10. Svenson & Gielen feat Simi Nah – Evol (In Love)

Bonus Tracks:
11. Svenson & Gielen – We Know What You Did (DJ Tiesto Remix) 
12. Svenson & Gielen – Answer The Question (Cosmic Gate Remix) 

There you go. An amazing tracklist, isn’t it? I know most of these tracks, because they’ve appeared on many compilations. As I said before, they dominated everything imaginable. They were one of the hottest duos in the Trance scene, and they took the scene to places never seen before.

So many great anthems, it’s unbelievable to capture what they’ve done to the scene. ‘The Beauty Of Silence’, ‘Twisted Energy’, ‘Beachbreeze’, ‘We Know What You Did’, ‘Answer The Question’ and more. They were on the spot when it came to music, they embraced what was there already, and improved it. They knew what the audiences all over the world wanted and needed, and the result was a really good album.

A couple of tracks are a bit less than the anthems they created, I did miss something special, something that would improve them. Something I can’t describe. And also the Tiesto remix of ‘We Know What You Did’ is extremely dull. Never thought Tiesto would release something this dull when he was the king of Trance…

Best track? Oh, I like a few. But the one I would embrace is ‘The Beauty Of Silence’. Still have it as a single.

A very good album, and it was a bargain. It might have taken 15 years to be part of my collection, but it ain’t going nowhere.


Helter Skelter – Technodrome Classics Vol. 1 (2013)

Helter Skelter - Technodrome Classics Vol. 1 (2013)

Helter Skelter – Technodrome Classics Vol. 1 (2013)

DJ: Paul Kowlessar
Genre/Style: Trance, Techno, Hard House
Mix Info: Technodrome Classics Vol. 1
Length Mix: 01:20:04
Tracks: 23 (twenty-three)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information: ————

Yesterday I found a mix I would not have found, if I didn’t go and browse the living daylight out of Soundcloud. I was looking for something unique, fresh, and something I haven’t reviewed before, and I found it. You might be thinking of something unique and no-one has ever heard before, but it’s not that unique. It’s oldskool Trance/Techno. And I’m talking about Trance music before it took over the world and became a huge success. It was big in the 90s, but it exploded during the early 00s, and the shape it’s in nowadays isn’t the same like these early tunes. This is the music I grew up with and loved to the bone: I bought literally every music compilation which was focussed on Trance music. And yes, I even went through a phase when Hardcore wasn’t exciting enough, and Trance took over.

This mix can not be downloaded, even though it’s written underneath the mix. Could be that this mix is 4 years old, and the pages you are sent to don’t excist anymore. Which is a pity, in all fairness, because these are the tunes I am after. This has sparked my enthusiasm for early Trance tunes again, and I will go through my collection again, listen to those magical anthems which took the world by storm.

I know absolutely nothing about the DJ, never seen his name before. Maybe he’s just an enthusiastic person who loves to compose mixes, sharing his passion for it. But I can’t say anything else, because I know nothing else. Let’s focus on the mix and the tracklist, eh?


01. DJ Quicksilver – Cosmophobia
02. Fridge – Paradise (Nu-Gray Mix) 
03. Arpeggiators – Freedom Of Expression (DJ Scot Project Remix) 
04. Pulsedriver – Kiss That Sound
05. Plug & Play – Parade 2000
06. Aquaplex Meets Junk Project – Brightness
07. Dejure – Sanctuary
08. Liquid – Nebular B
09. The Olmec Heads – Spiritualised
10. Pulser – Cloudwalking
11. M-Traxx – Summer Love
12. Yves Deruyter – Feel Free
13. Junk Project – Control
14. Cascade – Transcend (Moonman’s Trancendental Flight Remix) 
15. Tom Stevens – Outface 2000 (Fridge Remix) 
16. The Olmec Heads – Lift Off
17. Parker & Clind – Cosmos
18. Breeder – Twilo Thunder (Stoked Up Mix) 
19. Prototype – Sound Piercing
20. Chrome & Price – Automatic (Hitch Hiker & Dumondt Mix) 
21. Megamind – Taub (Picotto Mix) 
22. Joshua Ryan – Pistolwhip
23. Plastic Angel – Enter The Darkroom (Club Mix) 

See, this tracklist is awesome! This takes me back, way back. Back when Trance was new and refreshing. Nowadays it’s a bit bland. That’s why I like to hear mixes like this one.

Don’t know what this mix has got to do with Helter Skelter, and the Technodrome? This ain’t Techno, to be precise. Maybe they played this at Helter Skelter, I don’t know, sadly I’ve never been. But if they did, it must have been an experience of a lifetime, because the music is simply epic!

So many great anthems in here, it’s astonishing to think these tracks have stood the test of time, yet you don’t hear them often anymore. You’ve got to look closely to find them, and when you do, it’s in mixes like this one. Don’t know why the oldskool Trance doesn’t get as much airtime anymore. I do miss it.

This is really an interesting mix. Sadly can’t download it, but you can feel the music coming through your speakers, and the music is good. Maybe a few tiny mixing errors, but it’s still highly enjoyable. Sit back, and enjoy!

Which track is the best? ‘Taub’. It’s filth, that’s what it is!


Cyrax Psy Trance Promo Mix 2016

Cyrax Psy Trance Promo Mix 2016

Cyrax Psy Trance Promo Mix 2016

DJ: Cyrax
Genre/Style: Psy-Trance, Trance
Mix Info: Cyrax Psy Trance Promo Mix 2016
Length Mix: 00:29:53
Tracks: 5 (five)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 68.4 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 320kbps
More Information: Cyrax – Facebook Fanpage

The end of this week will be a good week for me, I will be meeting and hearing Cyrax for the first time live! Now how about that? But he’s playing Freeform, and not what you might expect after reading the title of this review, Psy Trance. Even though it might sound awesome and Freeform has been influenced by it alot, I still prefer Freeform. Don’t know why he made the promo mix, it ain’t for a specific event, maybe it’s just to showcase his own strength as a badass DJ. And it has worked, you are reading this review and probably listening to it aswel.

Cyrax is a boss. He has made some memorable tunes (mostly with Transcend), and he does know a thing or two about music. He also made several mixes which I highly enjoyed, but they were all focussed on Freeform. This mix ain’t focussed on it, this one is more focussed on an underrated style called Psy Trance. If you’ve never heard of it, Google it yourself, and see what it’s all about.

To many it’s an unknown sound, to me it’s the sound I grew up with. And even though I lost interest, after hearing a mix recently by DJ Kallima I’m back in the Psy Trance world. And now Cyrax has uploaded a short but very enjoyable mix… Psy Trance is coming back to me.


01. Xerox & Illumination – Ghost In The Machine (U-Recken Remix) 
02. Kris Davis – Loco (Original Mix) 
03. Abomination – The Tough Guys (Original Mix) 
04. One Function – Back To My Roots (Cholo Remix) 
05. Lupin – Changa

What a short tracklist, probably the shortest I’ve seen this year, but as many girls would agree, it’s not the size that matters, it’s the thicknes… I mean the motions that count. And with this mix you can obviously feel the motion, you are completely in the zone from the first to the last second.

I’m loving this mix a lot. This has made me move quite a lot on my seat, and has made me want to hear more Psy Trance. Can’t believe I lost interest. Maybe because it was sounding all the same, but now I’m back and I couldn’t care less if it sounds the same, I now know why this music is so addictive: it’s music that has secrets levels of deepness you can only experience if you are fully moved by it. And I am right now.

Cyrax is a boss. Can’t wait for him to play the finest Freeform tunes out loud. Until then I will be listening to this mix, and so should you. Underrated style? Yes. Underrated mix? Yes. Underrated DJ/Producer? Yes. Now is the time for change.


Kallima – Summer Gathering Promo Mix (2016)

Kallima - Summer Gathering Promo Mix (2016)

Kallima – Summer Gathering Promo Mix (2016)

DJ: Kallima
Genre/Style: Psy Trance, Trance
Mix Info: Summer Gathering Promo Mix
Length Mix: 00:37:59
Tracks: 12 (twelve)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 766 MB
File Type: .wav
Bitspeed: 2822kbps
More Information: DJ Kallima – Facebook Fanpage

Summer Gathering is about to happen! One of the biggest events in the UK takes place on the 29th, 30th and 31st of July, and if you haven’t purchased tickets yet, you are (as Del Boy would say) a plonker. The line-up is absolutely insane, and it’s not just bound to one genre or one style: at this majestic event you can hear anything from Drum and Bass to Psy Trance to UK Hardcore to Hard House to everything your heart desires. To get everyone excited for it, DJ Kallima has uploaded a very nice Psy Trance mix, and it’s also a free download (how about that?!).

She will be playing at the IllumiNaughty stage, and to showcase what you can expect she has composed a mix of mostly artists who are playing there: Didrapest, GMS, Shanti, Deedrah, Krome Angels, Synthetic, Dino Psaras & Tortured Brain. Psy Trance is something I listened to a lot when I grew up, but for a strange reason I lost interest in it. With this mix the fire inside of me has been brought back to life, and it brings a huge smile on my face. Time to blow off the dust of those Psy Trance mix compilations, and go mental again. Or shall I just press play again and again on this mix? Why not both?

Sadly I can’t be there at Summer Gathering (I am a plonker), but if you are or you haven’t decided yet, let this mix persuade you to one of the biggest events of 2016.


01. GMS, Wega, Poll & Mad Maxx – The Magic Carpet
02. GMS & Dino Psaras – Firewall
03. Shanti – This Is A Test
04. Didrapest & Indra – Massive Trance
05. Shanti – Strictly Business
06. Didrapest, Logic Bomb & Cyrus The Virus – Virtuoso
07. GMS, Eskimo & Dynamic – Time To Get Serious
08. GMS & Acid Prophecy – Juice
09. Deedrah & Tortured Brain – The Devil In The Details
10. GMS & Groove Addict – Time Machine
11. Deedrah – Mandelbrot
12. Didrapest, Sixsense & Planet Ben – Analogic

I do not know a single artist on this list, but who cares? My knowledge when it comes to artists is irrelevant, it’s about the music, and nothing else matters.

DJ Kallima’s mix is very good, really enjoyed my re-introduction into the wonderful world of Psy Trance. It’s good to hear that it’s still alive and kicking, and not disappeared. Yeah, after this mix I must blow off the dust and listen to those mix albums. I’m back into Psy Trance.

I’ve got nothing bad to mention about this mix. Everything is alright! If you can, visit the stage Kallima is playing, and you will love me afterwards for giving you the advice. The music is really good, and it won’t let you down.

Psy Trance, where have you been? Welcome back in my life! I’ve missed you a lot.