Global Underground: Ibiza

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All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
You knew there had to be one. Out of the myriad Global Underground albums spotlighting a major international city, you knew there had to be an Ibiza album. After all, it's only fitting that the most popular DJ mix series of its time spotlight the most popular drug, drink, and dance getaway of its time. And it's also fitting that the Ibiza volume spotlights arguably the world's most popular DJ of the time, Sasha. Furthermore, it's perhaps fitting as well that he spins two sets of almost entirely trance, including all the big records of the time: Space Manoeuvres' "Stage One," Sasha's own "Xpander," BT's "Mercury and Solace," and the biggest of the big, Bedrock's "Heaven...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
You knew there had to be one. Out of the myriad Global Underground albums spotlighting a major international city, you knew there had to be an Ibiza album. After all, it's only fitting that the most popular DJ mix series of its time spotlight the most popular drug, drink, and dance getaway of its time. And it's also fitting that the Ibiza volume spotlights arguably the world's most popular DJ of the time, Sasha. Furthermore, it's perhaps fitting as well that he spins two sets of almost entirely trance, including all the big records of the time: Space Manoeuvres' "Stage One," Sasha's own "Xpander," BT's "Mercury and Solace," and the biggest of the big, Bedrock's "Heaven Scent." Keep in mind that this volume appeared in late 1999, at the peak of the worldwide trance craze. Therefore, in some ways, Global Underground: Ibiza can be seen as the culmination of all the hype: It features the trendiest DJ, the trendiest locale, the trendiest records, and so on. However, all of this may cause you to presume that Global Underground: Ibiza is the victim of its own excess. After all, popularity and trend rarely correlates with quality in dance music. More often than not, popularity and trend correlate instead with accessibility, mediocrity, and hyperbole. Well, whether you want to admit it or not, this album tends to be somewhat of an exception to the norm. It's no masterpiece, for sure, and certainly isn't anything particularly novel or daring. Rather, as mentioned earlier, it's the culmination of the late-'90s trance movement at its peak (only a year or two before the backlash truly set in and trance suddenly became an ugly word, sending the style spiraling toward the dark, dreary melancholia of the newly termed "progressive" movement). And as a culmination, this zenith is at times impressive, featuring the era's best producers: Breeder, Quivver, L.S.G., Sander Kleinenberg, and Cass and Slide, along with the others already mentioned. Face it: dance music doesn't get much more blissful than "Stage One," and it doesn't get much more over indulgent than "Heaven Scent" or more pseudo-euphoric than "Xpander" -- and that's the beauty of Global Underground: Ibiza. However, if there's anything this album needs, it's some diversity. Track after track of epic trance can start to wear on you after awhile. It's simply too much. And that's precisely why Sasha recoiled after this album for a bit, realizing that he'd taken his trance shtick as far as it could go for the time being.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/21/1999
  • Label: Global Underground
  • UPC: 689787201321
  • Catalog Number: 13

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Deep Progress - Raff'n'Freddy (8:42)
  2. 2 The Deep Edge - MRE (2:42)
  3. 3 Feel High (5:39)
  4. 4 Real Time - Dominic (4:25)
  5. 5 The Baseline Track (6:51)
  6. 6 My Lexicon - Sander Kleinenberg (4:54)
  7. 7 Nothing Left (8:06)
  8. 8 Move! - Christian Smith (6:21)
  9. 9 Talkin' - Jimpy & Sarah (7:01)
  10. 10 Stage One (5:16)
  11. 11 Sacred (4:10)
  12. 12 Amber - Natious (5:58)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Fibonacci Sequence - BT (10:23)
  2. 2 Zoe - Paganini Traxx (6:20)
  3. 3 Perception - Cass & Slide (9:25)
  4. 4 The Fly - Patrick Reid (5:33)
  5. 5 Xpander (9:36)
  6. 6 One - Blue Fish (6:41)
  7. 7 Mercury and Solace - BT (7:28)
  8. 8 Dreamstate - Acquilla (4:32)
  9. 9 Future in Computer Hell, Pt. 2 (6:34)
  10. 10 Heaven Scent/Lifeline (7:20)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Sasha Primary Artist, Track Performer
Ronnie Ross Breakdown
Orbital Track Performer
Jam & Spoon Track Performer
Resistance D Track Performer
Nuw Idol Track Performer
Sander Kleinenberg Track Performer
John Selway Track Performer
Bedrock Track Performer
Medway Track Performer
Paganini Traxx Track Performer
P.O.B. Track Performer
MRE Track Performer
Christian Smith Track Performer
Petra Laser Vocals
Technical Credits
Ronnie Ross Programming, beats
Chuck D Composer
Cerwin Depper Composer
Gary G-Wiz Composer
Paul Hartnoll Producer
Phil Hartnoll Producer
Nick Muir Producer
Stuart Robertz Composer
Jan Johnston Producer
BT Arranger, Producer
Quivver Producer
Phil Dane Mastering, beats
Paul Brogden Composer, Producer
John Digweed Producer
Pascal F.E.O.S. Composer, Producer
Sander Kleinenberg Producer
Tom Ratcliffe Producer
John Selway Composer, Producer
Timo Maas Producer, Remixing
Oliver Lieb Producer, Remixing
Junkie XL Producer, Engineer
Sasha Producer
Jimpy Producer
Jamez Producer
Maik Maurice Producer
Jack Sutton Producer
C. Smith Producer
Christian Smith Composer
Sam Paganini Producer
C. Papendieck Composer, Producer
Breeder Producer, Remixing
DJ Freddy Producer
Cass Cutbush Producer
Pete Martin Producer
C.R. Bourne Producer, Remixing
A. Holt Producer, Remixing
Rowan Blades Composer, Remixing, Remix Programmer
Barry Jamieson Producer
Jon Sutton Producer
Dom Phillips Sleeve Notes
Erik Saaman Programming
D.A. Forbes Producer
Patrick Reid Producer
Naughty G. Composer, Remix Programmer
Chris Lyth Producer
Quiver Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Definitely One of the Best DJ's

    For those who know this man by one name Sasha, yes, he's done it again. This man reminds me of King Midas, everything he touch's turn to gold. The awe-inspiring mix of vocals and samples that intertwine into gold sounding melodies keeps Sasha pratically untouchable. The music builds and releases into a frenzy. You can feel the energy being released as you play this double CD. For those who have never heard of Sasha, let me offer some advice. This is definitely a solid CD to add to your collection.

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