Lit Up

Lit Up

by DJ Aaron Carter
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Lit Up

Just because Aaron Carter serves as a member of the mainstream electronica group Cirrus doesn't mean that his DJ sets have anything in common with his group's music. Lit Up finds the Los Angeles artist moving through a strong set of hard trance -- and the word "hard" needs to be stressed. These tracks aren't the type of candy-coated trance favored by superstar British DJs such as Paul Oakenfold. These tracks actually have as much in common with the hard acid techno of Jeff Mills-era Underground Resistance and the straight-ahead momentum of Richie Hawtin's Decks, EFX and 909 album than any of the Hooj Choons-flavored trance captured on the Global Underground series of records. Of course, just because the trance is hard doesn't necessarily mean that it is quality. Carter dismisses this notion right away by choosing 11 strong tracks for his mix that all tend to sound fairly similar, bringing a holistic sense of consistency to the record, beginning with the slammin' hard house of Jark Prongo and ending with the absolute sonic mayhem of Trip Hazard and DJ Micro. Along the way, Carter spins a few different records from the Stay Up Forever label, characterizing the greater part of his mix with the label's brand of intense acid techno with a strong trance flavor -- keeping one's adrenaline flowing more than making one's head bang. Ultimately, there is little denying the fact that Carter's pristine hard trance showcase will likely appeal to techno fans as much as trance fans, but anyone expecting the much more tame, accessible sound of Cirrus will be mighty disappointed.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/24/1999
Label: Moonshine Music
UPC: 0785688011226
catalogNumber: 80112

Album Credits

Performance Credits

DJ Aaron Carter   Primary Artist,DJ
Billy "Daniel" Bunter   Track Performer
Chris Liberator   Track Performer
Secret Hero   Track Performer
Trip Hazard   Track Performer
Uneven Surface   Track Performer
Jark Prongo   Track Performer

Technical Credits

D.A.V.E. The Drummer   Producer
Afrika Islam   Producer
Steven Levy   Executive Producer
Billy "Daniel" Bunter   Composer,Producer
Choci   Producer
Chris Liberator   Producer
Paul Harding   Producer
Henry Cullen   Producer
DDR   Producer
X-Cabs   Composer
Aaron Carter   Producer
Stephen James Barry   Producer
DJ Aaron Carter   Producer
Chris Cowie   Producer
Guy McAffer   Producer
Jark   Producer

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Lit Up 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Aaron totally inspired me to sing in this albulm because he showed me any body can do anything so me and friend got together and decied to start our own singing clud so thanks alot Aaron.