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Politics of Dancing
     

The Politics of Dancing

by Paul van Dyk
 
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.

Overview

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).

Product Details

Release Date:
11/06/2001
Label:
MINISTRY OF SOUND US
UPC:
0824669500226
catalogNumber:
5002

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Paul van Dyk   Primary Artist
U2   Track Performer
N.R.G.   Track Performer
iiO   Track Performer
Blank & Jones   Track Performer
Solid Sleep   Track Performer
Signum   Track Performer
Jimpy   Track Performer
Ashtrax   Track Performer
Active X Trax 6   Track Performer
Sipping Soma   Track Performer
Sagitaire   Track Performer
4 Strings   Track Performer
Second Sun   Track Performer
Ralphie B.   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Edge   Composer
Bono   Composer
Adam Clayton   Composer
Brian Eno   Producer
David Forbes   Arranger,Producer
Daniel Lanois   Producer
Tony Moss   Contributor
Larry Mullen   Composer
Michael Olson   Producer
Martin Cerf   Arranger
Robin Hill   Contributor
Adam Hinojosa Barker   Contributor
Scott Simon   Contributor
Colin Swan   Contributor
Markus Schulz   Producer
Aaron Moore   Contributor
Paul van Dyk   Producer,Liner Notes
Way Out West   Producer
Timo Maas   Producer
Van Der Zwan   Producer
Nate Smith   Contributor
Andreas Kramer   Producer
Thomas Pogadl   Producer
Dino Lenny   Producer
Jaspa Jones   Arranger,Producer
Starecase   Producer,Remixing
Stretch Silvester   Producer
Piet Blank   Arranger,Producer
Martin Buttrich   Producer
Andrew Hellier   Contributor
Mark Matson   Producer
J. Christopher   Producer
Michael Moser   Producer
Jan Winter   Producer
Karl Crick   Contributor
Andy Bolleshon   Producer
Andy Kaufhold   Arranger,Producer
Ashley Casselle   Arranger,Producer
Stuart Knight   Contributor
Joanne Morris   Contributor
Solid Sessions   Producer,Remixing
Rob Aker   Producer
Christopher   Arranger,Producer
James "Jockey" Young   Contributor
Coast to Coast   Producer,Remixing
Katy Ellis   Contributor
Koby Avrham   Producer
Uwe Hoelters   Producer
Ido Ofir   Producer
Avi Shmailov   Producer
Gilbert Van Haasen   Producer
Ric Salmon   Contributor
Nicola Heyes   Contributor
Carlo Resoort   Producer
Natascha van Dyk   Contributor
Lohan Presencer   Contributor
Mark Rodol   Contributor
Phil Sagar   Contributor
S. Renes   Producer
H.Garden   Remixing
John Van Dongen   Producer
DJ 19   Producer,Remixing
Woods   Arranger,Producer

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