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V.A. – Street Art - Tribal Vision Records

Glen.C (Iboga Rec)
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Posted : Dec 23, 2005 05:58
V.A. – Street Art
Compiled by Slater & Schwa
Tribal Vision Records - http://www.tribalvision.cz

1.Greed vs. Andre Absolut – The Other Side
2.Rai – Let´s Dance
3.D-Nox & Beckers – Jet Lag Slave
4.Minilogue – Spam
5.Sonify – Sonifunk
6.SAN & Sebastian Moore – Inceptor
7.Sonic Cube – Cloud Buster (Andre Absolut rmx)
8.Flowjob – Life Extensions
9.Vibrasphere – Manzanilla (Jaia remix)

The pace in which Tribal Vision has released this year is nothing short of impressive, and with that they have shown a good diversity in style and come up trumps! So here is that latest. After some more trance orientated releases in recent months we come to ‘Street Art’, the new direction for Tribal Vision in 2006. In the style of Lime Light it’s more house/trance crossover, which for me personally is just what the doctor ordered.

So on to the comp…

1.Greed vs. Andre Absolut – The Other Side

So two big players combine once again and they provide the opener. It’s a fairly clean and crisp offer as you may expect, although the bass seems more pumping than you may of heard from this duo. The breakdowns are sweet (of course, this is Absolut at work), but short. The atmosphere is deep and very danceable, the rhythm is solid and the track builds towards a nice peak, although straight forward. Not a huge amount going on but that’s fine, it’s a solid groove and would sit well in most progressive sets. A decent track.

2.Rai – Let´s Dance

A straight forward house rhythm starts the track followed by a groovy house bass line and nice chords and also some pretty housey samples. There’s a short breakdown followed by plenty of key changes, although fairly typical, especially with the occasional female sample that runs through the song. All in all an ok track but would only sit well in the very house orientated clubs. I’m still undecided about the one.

3.D-Nox & Beckers – Jet Lag Slave

Two huge players in the prog trance scene and very much so in the house arena (with a massive amount of 12”s this year) grace us with the next track. This is something I’ve already been playing a while and that’s been previously released on Baroque. It’s a sweet cheeky club number that is sure to move and groove. It has a very interesting start with a very ass shacking beat and percussion combo that peaks after a huge break to introduce the main lead and theme of the track. A cheeky and ass wiggle of a lead and groovy rhythm section make this a winner in my ears. The lead line is a bit old school but that really doesn’t matter when dropped at the right time in a set… trust me!

4.Minilogue – Spam

Certainly no new comers to the trance or house scene, Minilogue treat us to a delight with this number. Something I was lucky enough to completely rinse a while back has been pleasantly reintroduced to me on this cd and will surely play a part in my sets over the festive period. I’m a little uncertain how to put this track in words, it house, it’s trance, it’s electro, in all the best ways. It also contains quite a few key changes but delightfully placed that perhaps you might not expect them! There’s also a very cool sample and breakdown. A top track!

5.Sonify – Sonifunk

Sonify, an artist I’m really not that in touch with although I know he is involved in a number of projects. The first thing that hits me is this sounds very much more like a trance track than the previous four numbers (not meaning that’s bad). A very prog-psy kick and bass start the track of in good fashion and picks up quickly with loads of quirky dub/rasta samples. As the track moves on with samples a plenty it shows it could be a peak time monster in a progressive set, but really it seems to build to something and not really deliver… maybe I need to hear it more. It certainly has some very cool sounds and an ok lead, but not really for me.

6.SAN & Sebastian Moore – Inceptor

Large name to the house world delivers the next track, and pumping prog house is the order of the day here. At first this number seems to have quite a dark and moody feel to it, until the first short beak and a massive warm bass and chords greet the listener. Fat! This is peak time cream and strawberries! It has a wonderful breakdown worthy of any progressive set and is a solid number all the way! A little repetitive but used by the right dj and at the right time, a gem!

7.Sonic Cube – Cloud Buster (Andre Absolut rmx)

Featured on Tribal Visions first 12” I’ve had the chance to play this once to a crowd and it went down a storm. A bit more pumping than you would think but has a great rhythm section that is very simple but SO danceable. A massive bass line and plenty of uplifting sweeps and chords make this a winner! This guy does no wrong at present.

8.Flowjob – Life Extensions

A familiar name to the prog trance arena and with an album expected on Iboga, anticipation is big. This track is a wonderful fusion of trance atmospheres laid down with what I think is a wonderful house bass line. Really I don’t need to say to much about this apart from it’s a very solid track that I look forward to dropping towards the end of a party to see great uplifting warm reactions.

I’m not really blessed in the writing and reviewing department, I show how I feel when playing to a dance floor, but this is a great cd… back to the area of ‘lime light’ and good cross over material for todays European market. It’s not a classic, but so few are. This is a perfect choice to play before or after party and will get most home listeners in the mood for an evening of progressive, be it trance or house. For prog dj’s… a must! I give this an 8/10, which by my scores rates it pretty high!


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Posted : Dec 23, 2005 12:15
Liked your review Glen mate
Sounds groovy and tracklist looking really good...

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pr0fane
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Posted : Dec 26, 2005 16:52
Artist: Various
Title: Street Art
Label: Tribal Vision
Format: CD (Jewelcase with 16-page inlay and DJ-inlay)
Released: December, 2005
Cover: http://217.160.138.169/pic_b/tvr1cd006_b.jpg


Review:

In only one year and with 5 releases, Czech label Tribal Vision have already established themselves as one of the most impressive progressive labels at the moment. After a couple of more traditional psychedelic progressive releases, they are back with a new compilation focusing on the more house-influenced club-grooves – just like on the labels 2nd compilation "Lime Light", which in my opinion is the labels masterpiece so far.

Before starting on my track by track review, I would also like to mention that, like on all the other releases from Tribal Vision, the whole package just oozes with quality – the artwork is stylish, and the inlay is extensive like always, featuring background info about all the artists involved and a useful case-insert with BPM's for the DJ's. It's a joy to sit with a high quality product like this in the hands, and in my opinion more labels should follow Tribal Visions example – especially in these mp3-days, where it's essential that labels provide something extra for those who actually buy their releases.


01. Absolut & Greed – The Other Side [132 BPM]
The two Swiss masterminds André Absolut and Greed team up on the opening track "The Other Side". It starts with a relentless, crisp kick, before a phat, growling bassline is added after one minute and from then on the track just lifts and lifts. Not in the hyped up "hands in the air" way, but with a more delicate and sophisticated touch. A very solid opener for the compilation; simple, but deep and rocking as hell.

02. Rai – Let’s Dance [129 BPM]
The Czech producer Rai really got his breakthrough with the first 2 releases from Tribal Vision, which where incredibly smooth and pleasant house-groovers. "Let's Dance" definitely has a little more bite than his earlier tracks on Tribal Vision though, with a super catchy joyful groove, a hint of uplifting melodies and nice, clubby vocals. Another fine creation from this promising Czech producer.

03. D-Nox & Beckers – Jet Lag Slave [128 BPM]
2005 was really the year of D-Nox & Beckers. Beckers was the man behind one of the biggest hits of the year, "Switch", and D-Nox has further improved his status as one of the most recuested DJ's and producers on the progressive scene. "Jet Lag Slave" is a re-release from Baroque Records, and is a tight, electro-inspired funky piece of music, It doesn't contain any easily recognizable vocals like on their biggest hits, but is definitely a great tune nevertheless – rocking dancefloor material.

04. Minilogue – Spam [130 BPM]
Sebastian Mullaert and Marcus Henriksson of Son Kite fame is up next with "Spam", a tune made with their Minilogue project, and previously released on the new Swedish label Frosty music. It's a quite special tune, with electro-minimal influences in the sound, but also with definite trancy elements in the pads and melodies, while the big breakdown in the middle of the track is accompanied by a sweet, thoughtful sample. The production is of course phat as always, and this is another marvellous track by the Swedes.

05. Sonify - Sonifunk [130 BPM]
One of Israel's most hyped artists at the moment is Andy Yakolev, being involved in projects like ProSect, Sound Field and ICO. "Sonifunk" is a new track from his more club-oriented Sonify-project, and while it has a nice pounding groove, to me it definitely fails in living up to his "No More Silence" hit-collaboration with Threshold Productions. Some way it just feels way over the top (especially the aggressive MC-samples), and doesn't fit with the rest of the compilation.

06. SAN & Sebastian Moore - Inceptor [128 BPM]
SAN is one of the bigger artists in the non-psy progressive circles, and my first encounter with his sound was a fantastic remix of Lemon 8 a few years ago. On "Inceptor" he's collaborating with Sebastian Moore, and while the production seems pretty nice, I must say this track was a disappointment compared to the rest of the compilation. Not bad in any way, to me it just seemed too repetitive and lacking focus and a general "story".

07. Sonic Cube – Cloud Buster (André Absolut Remix) [128 BPM]
André Absoluts 2nd contribution to this release is his truly outstanding remix of Sonic Cubes "Cloud Buster". I already reviewed it when I received the 12"-version, and I've been playing it ever since. This track is simply a delight to hear; an ass-shaking straightforward groove sets the pace, while trancy pads, beautiful strings and a wonderful, optimistic melodic theme set the atmosphere. Hands down, this is an outstanding remix.

08. Flowjob – Life Extensions [129 BPM]
The Danish duo Flowjob perhaps isn't among the biggest progressive acts at the moment, but relatively unnoticed they have already appeared on compilations from labels like Iboga, Midijum and Tribal Vision. "Life Extensions" is another typical tune from them, somewhere between the housey tempo around 130 bpm, but still with a very psychedelic progressive theme of sounds. Very sweet and loveable, uplifting morning tune

09. Vibrasphere – Manzanilla (Jaïa Remix) [135 BPM]
Last but not least is the track that I was looking forward to the most, Jaïa's (who in my opinion made the album of the year) remix of Vibraspheres classic downbeat tune "Manzanilla". I must admit the track felt a bit awkward at first, but it has really started to grow on me – the adaptation of the memorable guitar-melody to Jaïa's crystal clear melodic trance-sound is really something special, and this track is certainly a gem.


Bottom line:

Tribal Vision did it again. While the psychedelic progressive "Inner Circle" and Meller's "Rockable" where quite good, Slater and Schwa simply do an outstanding job on their more house-oriented releases. Ok, there where a few tracks here that didn't impress me that much, but it's amazing how a label only 1 year old, can release music of such outstanding quality overall – with half of the compilation being absolute winners.

It's hard not making this sound like a promotional text, but in a time where new labels start almost daily, Tribal Vision is one of the few new labels that truly stand out. Not only with superb music, but also in being professional in almost every aspect of their release – it's labels like these that people should support by buying their releases.

For the DJ, the home listener and everyone in between, "Street Art" is one of 2005's essential releases.


Favourites:

1 (!!), 2, 3, 4 (!!), 7 (!!), 8 (!!), 9 (!!)


Verdict:

9/10


Link:

Tribal Vision Records: http://www.tribalvision.cz
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Mr.Hanky
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Posted : Dec 26, 2005 18:01
I agree with every word of Profi's review here.This lable sure has made amazing progress in such a short time.and its such a joy to open up each relase, and have a nice little session with its booklet.If other lables would follow the graphic presentation of T.V.,the world would be a nicer place to purchase cd's in.

This cd is no excpetion - great graphic art and a superb booklet.
But of course most important is the music - and its great!
definitly better than INNER CIRCLE(although a different style) and imho it tops LIMELIGHT as well.
Fav's are the jet lag slave of D&B and both Andre absolut tracks...

Double thumbs up!

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Posted : Dec 27, 2005 14:35
Good album overall, with a little preference for Jet Lag Slave.           "I went to Goa and all i got was this lousy superiority complex."
Nathan
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Posted : Dec 27, 2005 15:36
I see this album as the sequel of 'Lime light'.
This is one of the best compilations of 2005 with no doubt.
D-Nox & Beckers – Jet Lag Slave - powerful uplifting track with energetic vibes

Rai & Flowjob- I gonna keep an eye on this artists. Very talented!

Minilogue - very creative. the artists who made the best track of 2005 imo - leeloo with another surprising
Super original track!

Jaia's remix to Vibrasphere is the best way to end this album. Strong one!!!

Tribal Vision with another excellent release. Don't miss


Favorites:

1,2,3!4,7,8,9
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Posted : Dec 27, 2005 17:54
This compilation is a must to have for sure. A Tribal Vision that I appreciate a lot. There is many styles on it : deep, atmospheric, electro house, tech house, progressive trance. Many styles for all taste.
This is the direction i like, myself fond of vapour, sog, fokused, baroque, flow, acdc...
And the first time that tribal vision delivers a compilation like that, quality tracks for different moments...

My favs are 1,4,7 and 9.
I like also some parts of 2,3,6 and 8.

Hope to see other releases like this.


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Posted : Dec 27, 2005 18:32
yes another great comp from tribal vision, my favourite with limelight, senix told everything, a must have
my heart beat specially for the absolut and greed, the d nox and beckers, the minilogue (what a track!) the jaia remix and the fabulous sonic cube remix

great job tribal vision, hope you will keep this touch, between limelight and street art for the next compilations.           Psychotrop(Neurobiotic Rec)
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Posted : Dec 27, 2005 22:31
AWESOME!!!

One of the best this year by far!

Keep it up guys!
Glen.C (Iboga Rec)
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Posted : Dec 28, 2005 20:19
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On 2005-12-27 18:41, nolightatend wrote:

Glenn, do you intend to work on Iboga's VA with crossover you like ?



O/T... I hope to at some point but the label is at bursting point with releases in 2006 so if I do it will be sometime yet.           http://www.facebook.com/GlenC.IbogaRecords
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igneous
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1. Absolut & Grid - The other side.
The compi kicks off with the 132 bmp "the other side". A solid kick starts it off, and the bassline
that comes in soon, is one of a very short decay, making it sound quite fast on the bottom.
The track goes on with some very Sander Kleinenberg "Everybody" sort of electro sounds and
progressive trance riffs, with the occasional "analog style" fx.
2. Rai - Let's dance
Start off quite tribalistic, then comes this huge electro bassline with some experimental note portamentos,
till the "dance" sample comes in, and it all turns into this massive progressive trance number with its huge
bassline. Will take any proggie (trance and house) dancefloor by storm.
3. D-Nox & Beckers - Jet Lag Slave
An electro arpegated progressive trance tooner. Nice atmos, and some nice percussive sounds (and not percussions)
make it electro-trancy, with a contemporary feel to it, until the break when this huge filtered arpeggio comes it and lift it
off.
4. Minilogue - Spam
This is a completely PROGRESSIVE track... in the sense that the tracks is not progressive TRANCE nor progressive
HOUSE nor ELECTRO-TRANCE. It's on the unique (and surprisingly very experimental) style of minilogue. I love the break (beat)
time in the middle!
5. Sonify - Sonifunk
Nice tribal rhythm and progressive (touroutourout) bassline, with a trance feel to it. Here are some of those old "sacred" psy-trance
lines, and some dub/indian vocal samples that are later being vocoded later (very successfully I admit). Not too bad, not very sure about
the lead line, i always enjoy to see a nice degree of experimentation...
6. SAN & Sebastian Moore - Inceptor
Fat sub-bass, loads of percussion, tech-tribal house, nice atmosphere, cool break, massive on the floor.
7. Sonic cube - Cloud Buster (Andre Absolut Remix)
On the typical style of andre absolut, with a fluffy rhythmic riff line, his usual drums, off beat bassline, and epic ending. Nothing unusual here.
What else to say? i like it, but there's nothing so "new" about it.
8. Flowjob - Life Extensions
Well i guess this tracks is quite floaty and i would go-with-the-flow of it in a party. Nice for the afternoon.
9. Vibrasphere - Manzanilla (Jaia remix)
The definition of electro trance. The fastest on the CD, nice production, soft dancefloor storm with nice filter sweeps and a very atmospheric
break, and some synth guitars.

Overall the compi is very nicely mastered, sound quality is superb, and it sounds very contemporary. My favs are 6,4,3,1... It should have come out before the summer though, but hey? why not take it to the southern hemisphere and have a listen!!!! Nice one guyz.

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Posted : Dec 29, 2005 18:06
i realy like that cd...
top cd compilation, i find that more electro then progresive..
all in all great cd
most i like:
2,3,4,8!!
flowjob track is killer, looking fw for the full album on iboga..(:
keep on groove tribel vision

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