The Politics of Dancing, Vol. 2

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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
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...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
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?
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/20/2005
  • Label: Mute U.S.
  • UPC: 724596929322
  • Catalog Number: 9293
  • Sales rank: 16,033

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 String Theory - Alex Gold (3:58)
  2. 2 Getting Away (3:20)
  3. 3 Tangerine - Calmec (2:51)
  4. 4 Transatlantic - Damian DP (3:50)
  5. 5 Dream On - Shiloh (3:46)
  6. 6 Burn - Walsh & Coutre (4:27)
  7. 7 Alone (5:36)
  8. 8 Why? - Lolo (5:20)
  9. 9 Adrenalin - Purple (3:55)
  10. 10 Summerdream - Kuffdam & Plant (6:20)
  11. 11 Closer Now - Filo & Peri (4:14)
  12. 12 The Unknown - Melinda Gareh (4:34)
  13. 13 Forbidden Love (3:55)
  14. 14 Someday - Amy Cooper (4:38)
  15. 15 Falling Anywhere - Kyau & Albert (3:34)
  16. 16 Lyteo - Mr Sam (3:26)
  17. 17 Messages - Solange (6:58)
Disc 2
  1. 1 The Other Side (8:14)
  2. 2 Second Day - Serp (5:59)
  3. 3 Yeah - Angello & Ingrosso (4:39)
  4. 4 Make It - Alicia Hawkes (3:44)
  5. 5 Superfly - Yellow Blackbird (4:12)
  6. 6 Linking People - Giuseppe Ottaviani (5:07)
  7. 7 More Than a Life Away (3:22)
  8. 8 Close Horizon (4:23)
  9. 9 T34 (4:08)
  10. 10 Shine (5:23)
  11. 11 Believe - Santiago Nino (3:09)
  12. 12 Swing 2 Harmony (5:12)
  13. 13 Higher - Dallas Superstars (4:43)
  14. 14 Carry On - Wellenrausch (4:53)
  15. 15 Nothing (6:11)
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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 Jr Composer, Producer
Justin Morey Producer
Jeremy Coutre Composer, Producer
Aino Laos Composer
Mark Pledger Composer, Producer
Mr 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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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    It is an art

    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.

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