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Gatecrasher Global Sound System
     

Gatecrasher Global Sound System

by Gatecrasher
 

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The U.K. is clearly invading America's dance floors and CD players, and it's an attack plan with different strategies. Already in 2000, top U.K. club Ministry of Sound launched a CD series using American DJs at the helm of Trance Nation America and House Nation America.

Overview

The U.K. is clearly invading America's dance floors and CD players, and it's an attack plan with different strategies. Already in 2000, top U.K. club Ministry of Sound launched a CD series using American DJs at the helm of Trance Nation America and House Nation America. Pete Tong, the BBC Radio One dance music DJ, used superstar DJs Paul Oakenfold and Fatboy Slim to launch his Essential series in the States. And now U.K. super-club Gatecrasher is targeting the U.S. with Global Sound System, a double-CD mix of dramatic, atmospheric trance tracks that names no DJ, but smoothly blends club hits from the likes of Paul van Dyk, Moby, BT, and Bedrock (a.k.a. John Digweed). Huge drum breakdowns, floating melodic pulses, soaring strings, spongy techno noises, and digitally twisted female vocals (Sarah McLachlan turns up on the excellent "Silence") all add flourish to the driving, progressive house beat that throbs throughout. This roster of undeniably catchy club staples goes a long way towards explaining why most major U.K. dance magazines named Gatecrasher 1999's club of the year: They give the masses what they want.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Dean Carlson
Oddly enough, just when Britain's big trance comedown started to creep in, there were moments when some purveyors of the thinning scene seemed more clear-headed than ever before. The fact that Gatecrasher Global Sound System is probably the most creatively successful effort for the super-club's series should say quite a bit. Responding to diminishing returns with a tighter, more effective mix of quality tracks that highlight both the scene's obscure talents (Subtle By Design, Flutlicht, etc.) and overground stars (Cygnus X, Paul Van Dyk), the feeling of recapturing a clogged scene is a potent one. The first disc, for example, has a sweet (not sugary) deep-trance set that's more akin to an across the table seduction than a slobbery, E'd-up smack on the cheek, while the second disc's mix of the harder 4/4 sounds of a night's climax lacks almost all the droning repercussions of the usually irksome genre. Even the unnecessary showcases of mega-lightweights like BT's "Dreaming" or Moby's "Natural Blues" can't lessen the impact too much. This is super-club music with a regained sense of dignity and decorum. With a realization that only giving people what they want is dangerously incestuous. They might not be a "super-club" for long, but Gatecrasher is starting to remember what really made the punters stream into their huge rooms in the first place.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/31/2000
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0696998512726
catalogNumber:
85127

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gatecrasher   Primary Artist
Sarah McLachlan   Vocals
Jan Johnston   Vocals
Cygnus   Track Performer
Jay Johnston   Vocals
Human Movement   Track Performer
Subtle by Design   Track Performer
Miss Shiva   Track Performer
Katie Ashley   Vocals
Stacey Harmer   Vocals
Sarah McClachlan   Vocals
Oliver Klein   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Delerium   Producer
Moby   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Ralf Hildenbeutel   Arranger,Producer
Paul McDonald   Producer
Nick Muir   Producer
Caspar Pound   Producer
Paul Schwartz   Producer
Dave Woods   Producer
Evolution   Producer,Remixing
BT   Arranger,Producer
Claudio Giussani   Producer,Engineer
Jay Johnston   Producer
John Johnson   Producer,Remixing
Kevin Harris   Producer
Tall Paul   Producer
Paul van Dyk   Producer,Engineer
Paul M. MacDonald   Producer
John Digweed   Producer
Vincent de Moor   Producer
Oliver Lieb   Producer,Remixing
Jon Gray   Engineer
Jamie Anderson   Producer,Remixing
Tiësto   Remixing
Silvio Ecomo   Producer
Agnelli & Nelson   Producer
Jurgen Driessen   Producer
Laurence Elliot-Potter   Producer
Armin van Buuren   Remixing
Oliver Kleine Weischede   Producer
A.C. Boutsen   Arranger,Producer
Alan Bremner   Producer
Ferry Corsten   Producer
L.P. Elliott-Potter   Producer
DJ Remy   Remixing
Andrea Doria   Arranger,Producer
Katcha   Remixing
Chris Allen   Producer
George Petkidis   Producer
Laurent Veronnez   Producer
Nelson   Producer
Evolution Control Committee   Producer,Remixing
O. Lieb   Producer
J. McMullen   Producer,Remixing
Anthony Mein   Producer
Marco Verkuylen   Arranger,Producer
Anthony Paapa   Producer
Agnelli   Producer
Philippe Beaureperre   Producer
Piet Bervoets   Producer,Remixing
Alex d'Elia   Producer
Benno de Goeij   Producer,Remixing
Dobbin   Producer
Marco Guardia   Producer
Daniel Heinzer   Producer
Basil Hilborn   Producer
James Holden   Producer
Johnston   Producer
Benjamin Kuyto   Arranger,Producer
David Tionet   Producer
K. Bungardt   Producer
Benno DeGoell   Producer,Remixing
M. Gerlach   Producer
Sam Hayman   Producer
Michael Heinzer   Producer
Florian Preis   Producer
Robertson   Producer
David Toinet   Producer
Mark Mitchell   Producer
Michael Ball   Producer
Michael Woods   Producer

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