The Usual Suspects Vol 2

Geoff3 May 29, 2004

  1. Geoff3

    Geoff3 Direct DJ

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    V/A The Usual Suspects Vol 2
    Compiled By Dimitri DKN
    Solstice World

    1. Evox ASTRIX AND DIMITRI
    2. La Caixa (Spectrum Remix) THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE UGLY
    3. Magic Spell WRECKED MACHINES, GMS AND JOTI
    4. Twist Again THE ANTIDOTE
    5. Unidentified Aircraft DEEDRAH VS TALAMASCA
    6. D.E.S.T.I.N.I GMS VS SILICON SOUND VS SIGNS
    7. Kinetic OFORIA
    8. Magnetic Fields (Juvenile Remix) TALAMASCA
    9. Down and out SUB 6

    High Spec International Psy Artists.

    01. Starting off with the shockwaves of Astrix and Dimitri belting out the acid laden monster that is Evox. Recently featured at the start of Full On 7 on Hommega, this is a pretty straight forward kick bass and acid affair, that would just be spoilt if it had too much faffing about. Bit of a change for Astrix style no real power melodies but heck it didn't need them, some isratrance types have debated is Astrix changing style more progressive, who cares it just does the job. A Fav for sure.

    02. Carrying on the straight down the line approach Spectrum remix GBU's (Serge, Dado, Dimitri) La Caxia, and a phat job they have done too. The original was vinyl only (correct me if I'm wrong) and as an x-vinyl DJ I caned it!! It was all about bangingness first time round and they don't change that. They take the main part of tune (the schreecchy round and round part) and phuck with it. this is good pumpy dance floor kit. I prefered Mescalito to this but that's already been remixed loadz so this probably deserved it.

    03. Next up Joti, Gabe, and those infernal GMS Boys take up the challenge, to cast a spell on us with there LSD influenced beast. With a super dynamic bassline and some growly gear to boot. Not my fav on the CD definetly displays talents but just a romp really. I think individually these guys would spend bit more time on giving a track da flavour probably easier to do on your tod. At least GMS don't take over the tune like they sometimes do on collaborations, probably more of an extra blasting wrecked style.

    04. Serge returns with more of his own demented style Acid House Psy. and we can Twist Again a funky beast with a really rubberised bassline and although not a big real departure from his wicked Close Encounters CD material, it's till fresh. Some squeezed up squeaky Vox style hits add a bit of live dj scratch appeal. And a nice logical groovy riff grows with great progression. gaining reverb and attitude towards the end. Would mix really well with some stuff off the Waves From Ibiza MP Comp, because of the hip hop\house influences that creep in.

    5. Deedrah and Talamasca up next, when I saw this on the tracklist I anticipated sampling the sound... first listen left me disapointed maybe I expected too much? but having gone back and heard it a few more times its growing on me. The sound quality on this seems a bit odd, it kinda starts really low compared to the rest of the CD, only really getting to full tilt in the last couple of minutes. (get off the laptop and back on the kit for phatness I rekon). The more I heard it the more clever it seems to become with some deedrah sub bass line tricks and lots of really intricate parts weaved in there. Not a big departure form either of these guys sounds (you can spot each guys parts) but they fit it together with ease (and production experience). nice bassline development. Not sure about the main building melody from talamasca in the last section, but heck the tracks good.

    06. Recently going under the name of GMS vs Sonicsurfers for Moon Spirits Moonkeys Comp. The CD highlight for me. This is a big track I mean HUGE... Nobody takes over they all seem to work so well together. This doesn't sound like a GMS tune or a Silicon Sound Tune and these artists have developed a great style of there own. don't know if it's Signs Influence but the newcomer is proving his worth. It's has just the right quantity of everything, a flyer, divine melody and construction, I really can't rave on about this enuff blah blah blah. Perfectly cut up samples from whoever fractured the audio. Organic sounds. Melodies on Melodies. My kind of dancefloor track, capturing high energy levels and running off with them. like High Noon did.

    07. Kinetic Energy is building with Oforia, strating with his extreme skills in synth bending, bent to infinity getting noises even the makers thought were impossible. 303's kick off, you get the feeling from alot of recent tunes that an acid house revival is underway, enlightening chords and 303 hmmmm. I like happy kit, compared to some of the really dark scary stuff. Pushes each noise right into the fore, getting the most from each tweak, you can kind of picture him in the studio laughing his ass off. Trademark builds, A Fav as always.

    08. Juvenile weighs in with a pumping party remix of Talamasca's deep magnetic fields. Some people have said the original wasn't there cup of tea, in some ways I have more respect for it than the remix. The original had a real tune in it and was quite deep thoughtful. This is pure party action with a few hints of the original for flavour. Capturing the eerieness in the break. But using leads that aren't afraid to shout volumes in between. with a bit of add slamin guitar action rockin' it home. Good skills.

    09. Sub6 scene saviours get down and out. Going for a sligtly more dancefloor approach to the bassline than on some of the recent dubby splintered affairs. Really good progression through the track as always with these guys, things always developing moving never too static. The kind of wup wup looney noise that makes you want to jump, you know what I mean when you hear it. Big things expected from there CD lets hope they aren't burnin through ideas too quick. I hope they are holding back on compilation tracks. This doesn't really have enough focus to bring it all together for me.

    Top pumping compilation and having heard Dimitri DJ at Twisted Frogz, he has definetly stamped his seal on it. In some ways I expected a bit more trance wiv the beats and bass, you only really get that in destiny, but this ain't an artist album after all it's a party CD, so it does the job a treat. If this party was near me I'd be there!!

    Polaris Review Coming Up Soon.... :!: :Grin:
     
  2. goa_kev

    goa_kev Forum Member

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    aaaaaaaaaaaand once AGAIN Geoff, spot on with the review! :Smile3: Cant really add much more to what u've already said.
    D.E.S.T.I.N.I is the best track on the album! Cant wait to hear it outdoors sometime!

    :bananada:
     
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    mullett Junior Members

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    . D.E.S.T.I.N.I GMS VS SILICON SOUND VS SIGNS PHAT TRACK!!!!
    There's not one track that i thinks bad the bass line on the Spectrum Remix blows my mind

    keep the reviews comeing there been some great one's :jump:
     
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    Biggins Cake Or Death

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    blinding album!! :wizard1:
     
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    Zaven Time to prime..

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    Pretty damn killer production - as you would expect - but no serious deep psychedelic occurence. Mostly just big hits. Which is great for DJ's...

    But as far as conceptual listening.... Mmmm

    The DISTINI is obviously a great story and there are some other great sounding arrangements, but I'm still waiting on something a little more mind-bending...

    Not a bad word note, Dimitri is the Man. Impeccable taste. I thought Waves from Ibiza was a bit more varied and (sorry to sound wank) conceptual?1.

    Could be wrong though..
     
  6. fractalated

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    doh! i thought this was UNusual suspects vol.2 a la twisted. hmmmmm
     
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    Red five jah mangled spanner

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    that would be telling
    i think it was supposed to be...don't quite me though.
     
  8. Geoff3

    Geoff3 Direct DJ

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    Unusual Suspects 2 On Twisted is still on there Shelved\Unreleased section of the website and the track listing is finished but completely different to this CD. The original Unusual Suspects is amazing quality....
     
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    damion Pound Shop Alex Petridis

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    what in tintern abbey are you talking about?
    i'm confused
     
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    Zaven Time to prime..

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    Yo Damo, you Avatar is fucking hilarious!!!!




    :hehe:
     
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