RELEASE
October 23, 2001
LABEL
Import
GENRES
Electronica, Progressive Trance, Trance, Club/Dance

Album Review

Before this epic double-disc set for Ministry of Sound, the most respected spinner in progressive trance circles had never released a mix album (barring only a free CD given away with copies of Muzik magazine). While inside the booklet, Van Dyk discourses on the social ramifications of dance music as youth culture (therein the title), the music has a bit more energy. Trance fans will immediately gravitate to the driving one-note basslines, unmissable breakdowns, and occasional vocal tracks from appropriately ethereal females, though The Politics of Dancing isn't at all dance-by-numbers. Besides venturing into breakbeat and even house territory, Van Dyk also indulges in much post-production of his mix. Though often considered a sin in DJ circles, it's wholly welcome here. Most listeners here are playing along at home, after all, and a few well-placed effects are all that's needed to keep attention up. He crafts a nice transition from "Killin' Me" by Timo Maas to "B.W.Y." by Maji Na Damu and plays with his own remix of U2's "Elevation," working it into the own-production "Autumn." As difficult as it is for any trance mix album to rise from the rut of inferior product, The Politics of Dancing accomplishes at least one of the missions in the title (yes, the liner-note essay is a bit daft).
John Bush, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Digital Reasonhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/the-politics-of-dancing-2/id78953599?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  2. Innocence [Paul Van Dyk Mix]http://itunes.apple.com/album/the-politics-of-dancing-2/id78953599?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  3. Firsthttp://itunes.apple.com/album/the-politics-of-dancing-2/id78953599?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  4. Feeling Good [Original Version]http://itunes.apple.com/album/the-politics-of-dancing-2/id78953599?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  5. Vega/I Wanthttp://itunes.apple.com/album/the-politics-of-dancing-2/id78953599?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  6. Another Late Thursdayhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/the-politics-of-dancing-2/id78953599?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  7. Rapture (Tastes So Sweet)http://itunes.apple.com/album/the-politics-of-dancing-2/id78953599?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  8. Superconcious (So Alive)http://itunes.apple.com/album/the-politics-of-dancing-2/id78953599?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  9. Killin' Mehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/the-politics-of-dancing-2/id78953599?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  10. B.W.Yhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/the-politics-of-dancing-2/id78953599?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  11. Elevationhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/the-politics-of-dancing-2/id78953599?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  12. Autumnhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/the-politics-of-dancing-2/id78953599?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  13. Cristallehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/the-politics-of-dancing-2/id78953599?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  14. Furthermosthttp://itunes.apple.com/album/the-politics-of-dancing-2/id78953599?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  15. Four Dayshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/the-politics-of-dancing-2/id78953599?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  16. Empirehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/the-politics-of-dancing-2/id78953599?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  17. Out Therehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/the-politics-of-dancing-2/id78953599?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  18. Shout, C'mon [Coast to Coast Mix]http://itunes.apple.com/album/the-politics-of-dancing-2/id78953599?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  19. Epic Monolithhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/the-politics-of-dancing-2/id78953599?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  20. Massivehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/the-politics-of-dancing-2/id78953599?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  21. Questions Must Be Askedhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/the-politics-of-dancing-2/id78953599?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  22. Activityhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/the-politics-of-dancing-2/id78953599?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  23. Interferencehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/the-politics-of-dancing-2/id78953599?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  24. Secrets & Lies [Solid Session Mix]http://itunes.apple.com/album/the-politics-of-dancing-2/id78953599?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  25. Reach Mehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/the-politics-of-dancing-2/id78953599?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  26. Resethttp://itunes.apple.com/album/the-politics-of-dancing-2/id78953599?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  27. Into the Nighthttp://itunes.apple.com/album/the-politics-of-dancing-2/id78953599?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  28. Let's Gohttp://itunes.apple.com/album/the-politics-of-dancing-2/id78953599?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  29. In Progresshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/the-politics-of-dancing-2/id78953599?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  30. Section Ohttp://itunes.apple.com/album/the-politics-of-dancing-2/id78953599?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  31. Club Attackhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/the-politics-of-dancing-2/id78953599?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  32. Starchildrenhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/the-politics-of-dancing-2/id78953599?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  33. Dreamlandhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/the-politics-of-dancing-2/id78953599?uo=5&at=11l9vR
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