Politics of Dancing, Vol. 2

The Politics of Dancing, Vol. 2

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by Paul van Dyk
     
 

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It differs little from his previous releases, but Paul Van Dyk's The Politics of Dancing, Vol. 2 is a satisfying argument that trance isn't dead. It's not even on life support. Van Dyk discards tracks at lightning speed on the album's first disc, a 17-song epic journey into uplifting, atmospheric dancefloor

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It differs little from his previous releases, but Paul Van Dyk's The Politics of Dancing, Vol. 2 is a satisfying argument that trance isn't dead. It's not even on life support. Van Dyk discards tracks at lightning speed on the album's first disc, a 17-song epic journey into uplifting, atmospheric dancefloor dreaminess. Theatrical stops and starts feature into every one of these blissful numbers, but Van Dyk keeps things moving at a pace such that the listener probably won't notice the gimmicky device is being overused. Otherwise, everything is tasteful with vocal numbers that don't get too precious and just enough Benny Benassi-styled electro to let you know this is 2005 and not 2000. Wayne Jackson's earthy vocals make Van Dyk's own "The Other Side" the album's song to remember while opening the more sprawling disc two. The drops followed by buildups are back for the second set, but the tracks are allowed to hypnotize longer and Van Dyk's segues are practically invisible as the DJ disappears behind the seamless set. From the hooky "Believe" by Santiago Nino to Holden & Thompson's cooing closer, "Nothing," it's Van Dyk at his best, perfectly chosen, perfectly mixed. No stylistic detours, but being so in tune with what makes a trance set work, why should he?

Product Details

Release Date:
09/20/2005
Label:
Mute U.S.
UPC:
0724596929322
catalogNumber:
9293
Rank:
75719

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Paul van Dyk   Primary Artist
Wayne Jackson   Vocals
Kirsty Hawkshaw   Vocals
Above & Beyond   Track Performer
Amy V. Cooper   Vocals
Aino Laos   Vocals
Holden & Thompson   Track Performer
Paleday   Track Performer
Damian DP   Track Performer
Filo & Peri   Track Performer
Melinda Gareh   Vocals
Kyara   Vocals
Yvonne ODonnell   Vocals
Calmec   Track Performer
Dallas Superstars   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Stephen Albert   Composer,Producer
Wayne Jackson   Composer
Julie Thompson   Composer,Producer
Dave Edge   Composer
Ron Wasserman   Composer
Chris Walsh   Producer
Paul van Dyk   Composer,Producer,Remixing
Henning Reith   Composer
Alex Gold   Producer
Martin Roth   Producer,Remixing
Gorden Flintrop   Composer,Producer
Jose Amnesia   Composer,Producer
Above & Beyond   Composer,Producer
Jaakko "JS16" Salovaara   Composer
L-Vee   Producer
Kelly Jones   Composer
Ralph Kyau   Composer,Producer
Martin Scully   Composer,Producer
Max Graham   Producer,Remixing
James Holden   Composer,Producer
Marc Van Linden   Composer
Adam White   Producer
Luke Chable   Producer,Remixing
Jose Gerardo Zamora   Composer,Producer
Justin Morey   Producer
Jeremy Coutre   Composer,Producer
Aino Laos   Composer
Mark Pledger   Composer,Producer
Sam   Composer
Torsten Fassbender   Producer
Heikki Liimatainen   Composer,Producer
Thomas Bronzwaer   Composer,Producer
David Burles   Composer,Producer
Özgür Can   Arranger,Producer
Tim Coltrane   Arranger,Composer
Gerry Cueto   Producer
Thomas Datt   Composer,Producer
Damien Di Pascuale   Producer
Melinda Gareh   Composer
Edu "Deserves An Effort" Jiménez   Producer,Remixing
Colin Moreh   Composer,Producer
Santiago Nino   Composer,Producer
Giuseppe Ottaviani   Composer,Producer
Yannis Pappakonstantinou   Arranger,Producer
Alexander Peris   Engineer
Andreas Litterscheid   Composer
Kathleen Fisher   Composer
Marco Verkuijlen   Producer
Oliver Smith   Composer,Producer
Nikolaos Galatsopoulos   Arranger,Producer
Andy Moor   Composer,Producer,Remixing

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The Politics of Dancing, Vol. 2 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Nefeli More than 1 year ago
I give the 1st disc 3 stars and the 2nd disc 4 stars. Disc 1 is a bit slow at first but then it gets going with faster beats. Most of the tracks are fine and the club house beats are non-stop. Disc 2 brings you back into dance floor territory with it's high energy trance pace. Overall still worth picking up.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago