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V.A. – Street Art - Tribal Vision Records

IsraTrance Full Member

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Posted : Dec 29, 2005 22:34
I just got the CD today and i must say it took me by surprise after a first listen.. actually, i didn't even take the time to listen to it all before turning on my CDJ's and making a new mix.. hehehe..

This type of music is just the stuff im listening to these days, and fits tightly together with Iboga's latest releases such as the Twin Coast Remixes. If you dig the phat proggy electro sound, im sure you'll find a few tracks that will blow your mind in this one, same with if you dig that new psyhouse vibe..

I'll write up a review when i find words to describe this masterpiece..

in the meantime, thanks Tribal Vision..

Tune into on Jan 2nd, 2006 from 10 - 12 pm (Eastern Pacific) [Thats 5 am Haifa on Jan 3rd) for a tribute to Tribal Vision and there great releases in 2005 !...           "VA - REWIRED" OUT NOW !! (techtrance invasion) ---> <------- Jester Records's Internet Radio channel

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Posted : Jan 2, 2006 23:16
mighty fine compilation !
just got it in the mail and i really enjoy it
the artwork is f***in' great and the music just match with it
my hilights are absolut &greed , sonic cube(absolut rmx) , minilogue and jaia's rmx
the rest is also pretty cool , rai 's tune is really nice in his own smooth style , sonify did a nice job , san & sebastion is a cool track
d nox & beckers is quite cool eventhough i'm getting tired of their style ,becoming a bit formulated but i'm sure it still work on the dancefloor as usual
in the end nice mixture of styles , and a recommanded compilation
nice work slater & schwa
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Posted : Jan 5, 2006 05:01
Tribal Vision returns to the source with their newest release, “Street Art”, compiled by Dj Slater and Dj Schwa.

Absolut & Greed team up once again to bring us another great progressive track with “The other side”. This track wastes no time before kickin things off. This great duo offers a deep song with a solid kickdrum and a very deep bassline. It is rather trancy, yet not too trancy.. There is no real melody, yet everything is harmonically tuned and blended very well together. A great start to this compilation.

Next up is Rai with a more funky, electro housy track.. There is a strong tribal feel in this one and some very “computerized” electro sounds, with a discreate vocal that preache’s “Dance”. “Let’s Dance” offers a little more trance than the last track, as it totally blows your mind away into another dimension.. I never really heard of Rai before this track stood out. IMO one of the best on this compilation and a great blend of different styles of music all in 1.

Beckers is back again with his buddy D-Nox. Jet Lag Slave is a tune previously released on 12” by Spiral Trax and it’s a good thing they made this one on CD. This track is very very progressive and takes a while before it kicks off (great for making long beatmatch’s). It is very hypnotic with a phat bassline and a cool electroish pad. As that electroish pad kicks in, the track transforms and picks up the groove. I have a feeling im going to hear this one a lot at parties in the next few months (I know I’ll be playing it till people are sick of hearing . Also one of the best tracks on this compilation..

Minilogue is back again as one of the worlds biggest Swedish producers bring forth another classic. SPAM offers a very bassy, son kite/kooler hybrid. I think this tune has a Kooler progression with a son kite bass, yet a Kooler bassline. A very nice combination if you ask me.. This one has a lot of power, so beware.. Somewhat of a cheesy sample is used, but since we only hear it once, its not that annoying. Also a stand out song of this compilation.

Sonify’s Sonifunk lives up to its name as Andy combines a little bit of reggae with a lot of progressive, along with a few psychedelic sounds. I’ve heard much better from Andy, but this one is still something interesting depending one what angle you listen to it on. The vocal kind of gets to me after a while, being it’s a long track. Not much trance in this one, but it has some groovy sounds to lead the beat.

SAN & Seb Moore offers something a little more active and intense with “Inceptor”. Lead by its very interesting hat sounds and deep melodies, this one is very impressive.. There seems to be a small lack in the kickdrum though, and for that it might be a little hard to mix in the middle of a set, so I would recommend this one in the opening tracks of a mix. Very tribal and melodic.

Andre is back once again for the second time on this release, this time showcasing what he can do by himself (of almost). I haven’t heard the original to this track, so it will be hard for me to compaire, but all I know is that these are the types of songs that I can play over and over and over and over again. It’s happy, with a strong kick and a very present housy feel. Once the bassline kicks in, some would think it was a minilogue remix. Very interesting progression and sound structure.. a true master behind the machines. Andre is one of my favorite discoveries in 2005 and I can’t wait for an album release from him after hearing what he can do. Pure “Street Art”.

Flowjob show’s a more electro bassline in “Life Extensions” yet the song doesn’t seem like electro music. Very percussive and tribadelik. This one is more one the psytrance side of the CD that’s for sure, with a more highpitched lead. Nothing to fall off your seat over, but still good to listen to at home.

Last but not least, Jaia remixes Vibrasphere’s “Manzanilla” and offers the fastest track on this release. On a side note, I really like the path both Jaia and Vibrasphere have taken these days and I hope we will seem many more releases and collaborations between the three guys. Most probably the tranciest track found on street art with a bassline that leads this track to victory. A very relaxing piece of music indeed and a great way to end one of the best releases this year.

I really hope Tribal Vision sticks to this kind of releases with similar track listings, as appose to the faster bpm’d music. These are true gem’s that come in a very unique packaging. I really like the “Case” this CD came in and the artwork is perfect. You get 8 pages in the booklet, showcasing all the artists involved in this compilation as usual for Tribal Vision, plus a bonus CD case insert with the track listing.

For more info, please visit there website @

My favorites are 1, 2!!, 3!!, 4!!, 7!!, 9

Way to go Guys !!!

          "VA - REWIRED" OUT NOW !! (techtrance invasion) ---> <------- Jester Records's Internet Radio channel
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Posted : Jan 5, 2006 10:11
Usually, with a V/A, I only mention my personal highlights.
But in this case I’ll give a full review, now why would that be J ?

01. Absolut & Greed – The Other Side [132 BPM]
We kick off the track list with André Absolute & his long-time partner in crime Greed. Normally I really dig their style but this time it’s a little too restrained for my liking. It’s a decent track but it doesn’t really seem to make a big impression on me.

02. Rai – Let’s Dance [129 BPM]
Clubby disco trance, done to perfection. The whole track oozes with optimistic happy sounds, that could to be taken from some 70’s classic. Probably way too fluffy for some, but this is sleazy house music & I like it: catchy clubby shit. The guy really has a style of his own & imo it’s one of Rai’s best efforts so far. Original to say the least…

03. D-Nox & Beckers – Jet Lag Slave [128 BPM]
No vocals in here & honestly that’s a relief to me. These guys know how to balance on the thin line between catchy & cheesy. This track has a great, pumping drive like rollercoaster, but never too fast. Cool little sounds seem to pop up along the ride. & when it’s all over, you just want to hop in for another one! Highly addictive.

04. Minilogue – Spam [130 BPM]
Another highly original track from the Son Kite-guys. This time is seems like they were looking for inspiration in 80’s New Wave. Their sound is dominated by minimal bleeps & mechanic glitches as if an engine that’s struggling not to breakdown. This one stays as far away from the psytrance/progressive-clichés as possible, without losing any attention. These guys are shaping the future as we speak…amazing!

05. Sonify - Sonifunk [130 BPM]
Different track here with raga-toaster vocals, straight from Jamaica. Could easily have been on Ticon’s Aero-album & in my book that a compliment. So: good but, not great.

06. SAN & Sebastian Moore - Inceptor [128 BPM]
Another personal highlight here!! I never heard of these artists before but that should definitely change. Did somebody say “epic build-up”? This is what I call “Full-house”! Roaring monster of a track that could be played on a dozen different dance floors & leave everyone breathless. I just love that improved Global Underground-sound...
Subtle percussion, well timed breakdowns & an vague melody. Mindblowing track that deserves a huge sound-system.

07. Sonic Cube – Cloud Buster (André Absolut Remix) [128 BPM]
Not knowing the original, it’s always hard to judge a RMX.
But as usual André Absolut has the “golden touch” The track seems pretty straightforward at first but then nice & friendly soundscapes start morphing underneath the steady beat.

08. Flowjob – Life Extensions [129 BPM]
On another compilation this track would be pretty good, but here it fails to distinguish itself. Maybe it lacks some power? Nice proggy beats with cool changes in rhythm & a really deep break, but nothing special.

09. Vibrasphere – Manzanilla (Jaïa Remix) [135 BPM]
Saving the best for last?
Only a truly great musician could pull this of: remixing a Vibrasphere chill-out track into a dancefloor-bomb.
The original (the halftime-chill track from Lime Structure) gave me goose bumps & so does this one. With the first textures you’re floating of into oblivion when a sharp melody pulls you back in. Melodic progressive at it’s very best, with still very clear hints to the emotional guitar from the original. ESSENTIAL TRACK!

Bottom line:
Most compilations these days bring you 1 or 2 truly fantastic tracks.
Street Art brings you at least 4 of that calibre. The tracks by D-Nox & Beckers, Minilogue, SAN & Sebastian Moore & of course the Jaïa RMX are simply amazing. The rest is also enjoyable, but maybe just not as impressive. This is of course a matter of personal taste…

It’s never too late for good news & even in 2006 this remains one of the highlights of 2005. A friend of mine said this was the best V/A he had heard since Prooved Vol2 on Plastik Park.
I don’t know about that, but it comes pretty damn close
As usual the booklet is a piece of art, but we come to expect nothing less by Tribal Vision. Music wise, definitely their best compilation so far. Probably even better than Limelight…
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Posted : Jan 5, 2006 15:37
V/A – Street Art


Artist: Various
Title: Street Art
Format: CD (jewel case w/ 16 p. colour booklet + DJ case insert)
Label: Tribal Vision Records (Czech Republic)
Cat. #: TVRCD006
Date: December 2005

Track listing:

01. 08’25”Absolut & Greed – The Other Side
02. 07’32” Rai – Let’s Dance
03. 08’21” D-Nox & Beckers – Jet Lag Slave
04. 09’25” Minilouge - Spam
05. 08’20” Sonify - Sonifunk
06. 09’20” SAN & Sebastian Moore - Interceptor
07. 08’13” Sonic Cube – Cloud Buster (André Absolut Remix)
08. 08’54” Flowjob – Life Extensions
09. 07’30” Vibrasphere – Manzanilla (Jaïa Remix)


Streetwise knack!

Czech label Tribal Vision was recently voted ‘best new label of 2005’ by the Isratrance forum community… And I totally agree on that! Slater & Co. have fast become major league players in the progressive world, releasing high quality albums + compilations… This is the 6th release, and once again the track list looks very impressive… Let’s head downtown and check out the high street performers…

Let me take you thru the tracks…

#01: Absolut & Greed – The Other Side [132 BPM]
Swiss producers André Abt (Absolute) and Tobi Wirz (Greed) have teamed up on this intro track… Whereas Greed is not a project I know too well, Mr. Abt has indeed impressed me with his aggressive progressive style… And yeah, I guess aggressive progressive is also the keywords here… The track doesn’t waste time with boring intros, and the first sound is a kick-drum, which immediately gives the track a raw edge… After about a minute, more FX are added, like a nifty little melody and some tweaked synths thrown in to add to the groove… A very nice track, but I could have wished for a climax or two – and what’s up with the long boring ending? But still – a fine opening track!

#02: Rai – Let’s Dance [129 BPM]
Rai is Roman Horinek from the Czech capital Prague and he had a well-polished (subsequently a little too clubby) track on the Lime Light compilation released earlier this year…And whereas his previous tracks were maybe a little too Balearic, this track digs deeper into electro/progressive house territory… Synth galore with über-smooth sequencing and a tight rhythm section… I’m still not a big fan of the cheesy vocals, but in this track they don’t bother me as much as they could have… So IMO, a step in the right direction for Rai – the future looks promising…

#03: D-Nox & Beckers – Jet Lag Slave [128 BPM]
This German power house duo consists of Christian Wedekind (D-Nox) and Frank Beckers - and they’ve been all over the place recently… To be honest, I never really got Becker’s mega-hit Switch, but combined these guys have made some absolute corkers… This track was already released on wax by Baroque Records, but now it’s available on CD too. Anyway, the track itself is a sure-fit progressive little beast… Somewhat minimal in structure, but with enough depth and warmth to satisfy progressive elitists… The middle bridge part is nothing short of impressive, and reminds me a great deal of the latest Son Kite album… Sweet tune!

#04: Minilouge – Spam [130 BPM]
“She was kneeling beside him and gently lifting the tearstained face from his arms. I’ve got something to show you. She removed the pencils, one at a time, and placed them on his desk. Do you love yourself? You may think that you do, but do you really? There is only one way to find out – by taking a closer look at what you think, say and do. You might not like some of what you find, but if you’re serious about really loving yourself, then take a closer look!” And hey, I was just talking about Son Kite… Minilouge is of course a Son Kite alias, and the Swedish wizards Sebastian Mullaert and Marcus Henriksson have seldom let me down… As with the previous track, this was also released on wax by Frosty Music in November 2005... It’s great to be able to listen to it on CD also… Anyway, this sounds just like I’d hoped… Son Kite-like progression and break, Kooler-like rhythm section and Minilouge groove… So fucking sweet! Disable your spam filter people – you do not want to miss out on this funky number! Stellar!

#05: Sonify – Sonifunk [130 BPM]
Israeli sensation Andy Yakovlev really, really impressed me with his ProSect track Sonified released on the Inner Circle compilation in September… One of the best progressive tunes of 2005! And whereas this is a very mature, experimental track, I’m afraid it doesn’t live up to my expectations… It’s not that I don’t like the electro/trance outfit – not at all… I like genre bending stuff, but it just seems so oddly out of place here… Also, I’m not too impressed with the ragamuffin vox – they suck! Anyway, the track is not bad at all; in fact I’m sure it would be a real stomper without the vocals… But - it’s just positioned wrongly on the CD...And that’s a shame!

#06: SAN & Sebastian Moore – Interceptor [128 BPM]
This is my first encounter with the music of Dutch producers SAN (Sander Jongerius) and Sebastian Moore, but apparently they’ve gained massive playtime amongst some of the biggest DJs in the club scene… Despite the low bpm, this seems like one of the fastest tracks here, mainly because of the pounding bass/kick session… Later the track takes a clubbier detour into more housy realms – complete with a break down, reverbs and floating, uplifting melodies… I like it for the most part, and especially the final tribal run is pretty nice… A nice little tune!

#07: Sonic Cube – Cloud Buster (André Absolut Remix) [128 BPM]
Sonic Cube are Swiss producers Daniel Müller & Ueli Schill perhaps better known as Sonnenvakuum, and their Cloudbuster EP was the first vinyl release by Tribal Vision… From that we get another visit from André Absolut with this, his remix… And what a remix! Oh my, this has ‘funky’ written ALL OVER IT… From the minimal tribal intro, to the huuuuuuge groovy pads, to the uplifting melodies and so on… A huge, epic progressive hit – with enough depth and edge to keep me entertained! Fantastic!

#08: Flowjob – Life Extensions [129 BPM]
“Life Extension, or LE as we like to refer to it, is a glimpse of the future. It's a ticket. Not in the juvenile sense, but in the deeply meaningful sense. […] The dream of peace!” Danish producer duo Flowjob (Joakim Hjørne & Mads Tinggaard) has also had a successful year, with stand-out tracks on both Lime Light (Tribal Vision) and Set/5 - Summer Collection (Iboga Records)… And here’s another trademark Flowjob choon – rich in floating, well-polished, feel-good progressive trance with well-fitting samples from Vanilla Sky… This is funky as hell and definitely sexier than anything else on this compilation! I for one cannot wait for the debut album coming soon on Iboga Records… Another fine tune!

#09: Vibrasphere – Manzanilla (Jaïa Remix) [135 BPM]
Behold the battle of the giants! When I first read the track list to this compilation, this track was the biggest piece of eye candy… I mean, come on – the classic downbeat track by Vibrasphere remixed and tranced-up by another legendary producer - Jaïa! And the track sure doesn’t disappoint – this is fast-paced, edgy progressive house with more than a few excursions into uplifting, twisted morning trance… And what is that strange sound – a cello perhaps? Whatever it is, this is a mighty fine, uplifting tune that crosses well over into different genres… A brilliant hybrid track and a fine way to end the compilation…

With Street Art Tribal Vision removes the last shred of doubt in my mind – this is one of the best labels within progressive trance! Right up there with Iboga Records and Digical Structures! Damn, I’m impressed by these visionary Czechs… By looking at my indication of favourite tracks below, it should come as no surprise that this is indeed one of the very best progressive trance compilations of 2005 – and it will remain a fav’e well into 2006 too! With only a few minor glitches, everything on this CD is solid gold…

As always, we get the full package here – stylish artwork by Quapim, and a phat color booklet with info on all artists + a handy DJ slip… Stuff like that always sends my thumbs in the air! Well done Slater & Schwa! So, to conclude – this is a very solid compilation, that will appeal both to progressive dancers, sofa trancers and groove connoisseurs… An essential purchase! Enjoy!

Favourites: 1, 3(!), 4(!!), 6, 7(!!), 8(!), 9(!)


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Tribal Vision continue their theme they first explored in the release “Lime Light” with their new compilation Street Art- judging by their release schedule for the next year, this is a direction that will become prominent with the label. Perhaps their most intelligent release yet commercially- this release hits on the head the style of progressive that is sweeping the world today. If names like Minilogue, D-Nox & Beckers, Vibraphere (Jaia Rmx), Absolut vs Greed, Flowjob and San vs Sebastian Moore are up your ally, this could quite possible be an early contender for compilation of the year.

Electro-house definitely shines its face through on this one- it’s definitely the craze, and I don’t doubt that this release hits the style on the head- both Slater and Schwa represent this sound fully in their dj sets. I must admit I’m not the biggest fan of the electro sound (I like it, just not as much as everyone else seems to lately!), but with this release, Tribal Vision have managed to deliver something that I listen to on a daily basis- its definitely got a lot of appeal for both the dancefloor and home listening.

The compilation opens strongly with Absolut vs Greed- 2 names that really cant be argued with at the moment in the world of progressive. “The other side” is a strong, percussive house track with a nice deep bassline and some playful melodies over the top. A very nice pairing- great opener. Rai follows it up with a flowing electro groover “Let’s Dance”. Lots of twinkle and sparkle, a bit of vocals, and of course that 80’s bassline! Maybe a bit too soft for me this one, its no doubt a tidy track and fits well onto the compilation. Look forward to hearing his debut album on tribal vision later this year.

D-Nox and Beckers continue their strong showing with the infectious “Jet Lag Slave”. Nice bubbly bassline and tekky influences, definitely the best D-Nox and Beckers for me for a while. Deep and groovy, its getting a big showing worldwide right now. Next up is the highlight of the compilation for me- Minilogue’s “Spam”. The best electro track I know- honestly, it hasn’t left my head since I first got the CD. Cant wait for RSF- Minilogue on Monday is about as big of a treat as Son Kite on the main. Well done to tribal vision for getting this one- I’d buy the whole compilation just for this one.

Following it up is young Israeli producer Sonify’s “Sonifunk”. This guy definitely has an eclectic, different sound that is resoundingly his own- and this track is probably the best one I’ve heard from him yet. Dubby textures and a big groovy bassline over a big tribalish undertone. Sweet stuff, a really promising act for the future, nice to see someone making some original sounding music! San vs Sebastian Moore is another name to watch for- San plays massive gigs to 15 000 people every weekend, supporting guys like digweed and sasha- his productions are top notch and have been featured in many big name djs sets worldwide. The track “Inteceptor” is a mainroom groover with a nice tribal kind of undertone to the bottom end… Good to see Tribal Vision pick up some stuff by him, he’s definitely go a powerful sound.

I’ve already written a review on the cloud buster EP this month- so I wont say much more than fantastic track- great remix, really going to kill dancefloors globally... Don’t believe me? Listen. Flowjob are another act from yesteryear we haven’t hear a lot out of lately… Well, the good news is, their album is ready (and its really tasty!)- here is a little taster with “Life Extensions”. Same flowing style- these guys were one of the first acts I heard use the big electro influence into progtrance- their time is now!

Closing the compilation is the tasty remix of the classic Vibrapshere track “Manzilla” by Jaia. Fiction really put Jaia on the map again this year, and this track to me is a lot better than the ones on that cd. Great reworking of the track- its one that has brought a tear to my eye before, and it was definitely nice hearing it when DJ Banel played it recently at the Solstice festival in Cairns. Great closer to the cd (Sob, Sob!).

All in all, this is probably the best compilation release yet from tribal vision- it’s a great listener, will suit those who just want something to listen to in the afternoon at home too. It will definitely do them well commercially- I can see it breaking them into a different market and with the artists its got on board- I don’t think that Tribal Vision can really be argued with on this one. The best cover art yet from Quapim too- again a tidy package from one of progressive’s biggest movers. Well done to the 2 michaels!


Favourites - 1, 4, 9.           Open Records, Australia
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Posted : Jan 8, 2006 22:33

strange combination of Australian psy progressive and Skazi.

bwhahahahahaha           Open Records, Australia
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100% full power koala.           Open Records, Australia

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Posted : Jan 11, 2006 10:50
For me this one is the best TV release so far!
My favs: 1(!),2,3(!),4(!!!),5,7(!),8(!!),9 there´s a lot of fun in there
Thanks Michal! Go like this!
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Posted : Jan 13, 2006 03:55
Im brought this CD today and for a Dj this one is a jewel for shure but with the people like me (Scene people) this one is pretty common, just dancing tracks with not really feeling on it, very Clubby oriented to the Progressive House,

Rai & Jaia tunes are quite nice, really feeling not so poppy and not just dancing's tracks this ones are very enjoyable tunes, even more with my player
Igal Magitman
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Posted : Jan 13, 2006 14:09
amazing cd indeed
all track are working just great!
keep it this way Tribal !

cant wait for your next releases.

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Posted : Jan 15, 2006 16:48

Congratulations on that           -=The Meaning Of Life Is To Give Life A Meaning=
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Posted : Jan 15, 2006 17:59

On 2006-01-15 16:48, Nathan wrote:

Congratulations on that

Psyshop is great, but I wouldn't trust that chart. It means jack-shit. Tribal Vision has banners on psyshop and if you have banners you're in the top ten, how curious...           "Subconscious unravels at the point of death, and all time it has known erupts into a moment. As death extinguishes us, so we become it."

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