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Mapusa Mapusa: Irrestible Meltdown Vol.2

russ
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Posted : Feb 18, 2003 13:56
So now from Plusquam we have the 2nd compilation from Dj Mapusa Mapusa, which is good news for three reasons: 1) Plusquam, along with Iboga and Digital Structures, is one of the highest quality labels. 2) Mapusa Mapusa is a killer dj, the best afternoon progressive closer around. And 3) The cd rocks!

Tracklisting:
1)Haldolium--What's Up
2)Sly Flynn + D Nox--Nowhere
3)Bitmonx--Blindspot
4)Buzz--Breath It
5)Auricular--Bucketgroover
6)Shamn--Battle of the Tom Tom
7)Neo Logic--Walla
8)Dusk Rider + H--Research

What's great about the cd is that the tracks are all high quality and of different styles. We have the German groovy Hamburg sound in the 1st 4, then a bit more psychdelic in 5, then some swedish driving sounds in 6, a bit more full-on in 7, and then a moddy progressive house number in 8.

Highlights: Many!
The Haldolium track sounds huge, and I was very happy that weren't any pop/house vocals in it like the album. Great morning song.
The Buzz track is also huge. Great production. Oh my god the bass line is just huge! Definately designed for large outdoor systems. (The only thing I don't like is a trumpet sound--makes the tracks less deep for me--but some people will smile.) If you like this you should also check out the sexy+groovy new 12" on Plusquam for this and one more good track.
The Auricular track is my favorite on the album. (Auricular is Daniel/Shiva Chandra together with Mapusa Mapusa. They will have an album out on Plusquam later this year, and it should be another progressive bomb.) A very intelligent progression of small, strange sounds that build up throught the song and come together in a wonderful progression. Very very cool, another perfect morning track from Daniel.
The Shaman track also kicks. It brings a slightly deeper, darker, and more psychedelic edge to the compilation, and should kick in any dancefloor at any time of day. Shaman is getting better with each release, and like everybody at Digital Structures, is one to watch.
And finally, the Dusk Rider track (aka Aircrash Bureau, another DS act) finish the comp with another winner, a darker track with very nice progressive house grooves and loops that is cool.
If you are into progressive sounds, then this a must buy for your collection. 9.5/10 from me.
pr0fane
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Posted : Feb 18, 2003 14:33
I can't wait for this album to arrive ... should be a matter of days now.

Really impressive lineup with totally new unreleased tracks from Bitmonx, Shaman and Haldolium, and the new Buzz track from the "Breath It" EP.

Only track I've heard on this compilation is the Auricular one from the "Prog Pop" EP ... a really nice track with excellent production.

If there's only 2-3 more tracks with that quality on this compilation I'm going to love it

Nice review btw ... I'll give my verdict when it's in my mail           DJ pr0fane (Iboga Records) | Multiphase
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Zombi
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Posted : Feb 18, 2003 14:55
Mapusa Mapusa @ Plusquam,
what can be bad here ??
a sure buy for me...           Believe your soul !
Kiou
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Posted : Feb 18, 2003 17:22

Agree totaly with Zombie Cocktail...a sure buy!!!! it's one of the cd's that i buy with closed eyes without hearing!!!           Music is NOT about standing still and being safe!
Zombi
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Posted : Feb 25, 2003 20:14
well, its a super fine compilation indeed !!
all trax are kool, buzz one super kool !! this melodie that sounds like mix between bond 007 and rose panther, ahhh, realy make me wanna scream during i dance my ass off..
          Believe your soul !
yossi
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Posted : Feb 25, 2003 21:59
just heard it few days ago...

and Buzz & Neologic made my week

another super cool cd from plusquam.

amazing work guys!           if you want to be rich, u`ve got to be a bitch!
pavi
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Posted : Feb 25, 2003 22:17
Neo Logic indeed...
          Within this timeless gathering,
a shining light does dance,
lost from conscious memory,
but visible in trance!

www.alchemyrecords.co.uk
unno
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Posted : Feb 27, 2003 19:09
off topic i know but i have to say;
Pavi ; )

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Within this timeless passage
a guiding light does dance,
Lost from conscious memory,
But visible in trance...
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p.d. the album sounds pretty wicked
B-E-I-Z
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Posted : Feb 27, 2003 20:01
great progressive album !

i liked all the tracks in it....some more some less

BooM
O.zen
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Posted : Mar 19, 2003 20:58
Quote:

On 2003-02-25 20:14, Zombi Cocktail wrote:
buzz one super kool






i add one more super to you,i just got the 12"
and you need to ear the b-side -wowwow           "move your body! if you don't have one, GET ONE!"
keebota
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Posted : Mar 26, 2003 15:23
The secound comp. from mapusa mapusa ... the style is mixed up...some house,minimal and psy ... pretty cool

my fav's: 3 and 4

greats tolin

Miss Tick
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Posted : Mar 26, 2003 15:45


For me ..... without any doubt on this compilation ..... :


this is the compil of the yeaaaaaaaar in progressiv style !!

In second time, Mapusa Mapusa make for this a real search for find all style in proggy at the moment,all new sounds are there ..... groovy , prog'housy, and heavy !!!

Thanks to him ... because I was a little disapointed by the last album from Haldolium ... but there "Whats' Up" is killer track !! :rock:

So .... I have my fav track for sure but honesty I liked all (and it's so hard) ...... i listen my fav TRack all the day ... and I dream one day to listen BUZZ in live ..... essentialy "Breath It" on big sound (maybe for voov festival ..... ) - this track is AMAZING ... it's like a joke with question - answer .. and i've a BIG smile when I heard him !!

Finally, All this compilation represente for me the happyness, the groove, the smile and a positive energy and for this BIG THANX !!!!




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www.myspace.com/djmisstick
Taku
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Posted : Mar 29, 2003 15:21
what a great release this is. I am sure to check out the first release of this series
pr0fane
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Posted : Mar 29, 2003 16:03
Yeah, this is a great release - definatly.

I'm a bit disappointed with the Bitmonx and Haldolium tracks though ... but that's probably because I love all their previous releases - and their tracks here are only ok in my opinion.

My highlights are Buzz - Breath It, and surprisingly enough: Neo Logic - Walla. The only full on track on this compilation.           DJ pr0fane (Iboga Records) | Multiphase
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