Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Classic mix tape: Chill out mix

This morning before work, I was in my closet when I grabbed a bag that contained a plastic bag of mix tapes that I had made back in the '90s. This quickly gave me an idea for a new mini-series on my blog. I thought I would listen to the tapes that were still with its case and track list and write about it on my blog.

Tonight I am writing about my favorite mix tape ever. It is chill out mix tape that reminds me an awful lot like the Garden State soundtrack. In fact, I think it was inspired by Garden State. I have been listening to the tape tonight and I am just blown away just how good my compilation is after all these years of having not listened to it.

Side A:
01. Massive Attack - Protection
02. Sade - King of Sorrow
03. Nick Drake - Pink Moon
04. Balligomingo - Falling
05. Coldplay - Sparks
06. Olive - Indulge Me
07. Leonard Cohen - Famous Blue Raincoat
08. Sneaker Pimps - Walk the Rain
09. Seal - Love's Divine

Side B:
01. Hooverphonic - Inhaler
02. Dave Gahan - Stay
03. Euphoria - Desert Drive
04. Zero 7 - Somersault
05. Radiohead -Exit Music [For a Film]
06. Garbage - Drive Me Home
07. Depeche Mode - When the Body Speak
08. Solar Twins - Alleluias

Rarely do any of my mixes flow as well as this mix does. It has a good mix of trip hop, folk, pop, and alternative rock. It is not very often do I make a mix tape that not only has a cohesive sound to it but also a tape I can listen to over and over again. I love the diversity of sounds on this tape. The overall sound is very mellow and relaxing hence the generic title Chill Out Mix. For me, putting together a mix tape is a labor of love yet a big fat pain in the ass. I am real nitpicky about what sort of sound I want the mix to have and which songs to put on to the cassette tape. In other words, I can spend hours dwelling on making the damn thing. LOL!

Here are a few of my favorite tracks from the tape:

I really recommend checking out all of the songs on youtube.

Monday, April 29, 2013

New songs/videos of the week

Just discovered that Conjure One has a new music video out for "Under the Gun" featuring Leigh Nash". I already spoke my peace about the song so I will let others just watch it without having to deal with my opinions of it.

Earlier today before work, I saw the new Emilie Autumn video for "Fight Like a Girl". Great video.

A couple of days ago, I came across the video for "Heartstarter" by Jode. Can't say I am all that enamoured with the song.Hopefully they won't keep putting out such dismal songs like this track :\.

For anyone who is a Faderhead fan, here is a new videoclip from him. I have nothing to say abou it. As the old saying goes, if you have nothing nice to say, then don't say anything at all and that is what I am going to do.

Today after work, I heard the new Aesthetic Perfection song "Antibody". I absolutely fucking love it! So damn catchy.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Albums that I could never part with '13

Tonight I was perusing a few of my old blog entries, I decided to update my 2011 blog entry Albums That I Could Never Sell. Apparently I ended up selling one of my albums listed in the blog entry.

VNV Nation: Burning Empires

Last year, I came across a used copy of Burning Empires at Cheapo Records in uptown. I could not believe my very eyes. This is a super rare and out of print EP by VNV Nation that features some really tuneage. You can find copies on Ebay and Amazon but for over $60. I found my copy for $8 I shit you not. It also includes the single for "Standing" which has some killer remixes. What makes this EP so amazing is the vocal version of "Saviour". Simply amazing.

Hanzel und Gretyl: Transmissions From Uranus

Earlier this year, I found a used copy of Transmissions From Uranus by HuG at Cheapo Records in the used cd bins like I did with Burning Empires. Out of print but not as pricey as Burning Empires. Still to have an actual copy was a definite must have for me. While TFU is not my favorite HuG album, I don't think it is terrible either.

Curve: Way of Curve

In the past year or two, I have really gotten back into the '90s alternative band Curve. Last year I finally got around to getting their compilation Way of Curve. It wasn't cheap (even as a used copy) but I really wanted a copy especially for their killer cover of "I Feel Love" by Donna Summer. Definitely well worth every single damn penny.

Moonlight Cove: Orphans of the Storm

Moonlight Cove has quickly become one of my personal favorite synthpop bands. I was immediately hooked on their music when I heard Hearts of the World, their second album. It took me awhile but eventually I found their first album Orphans of the Storm (because I did not want to just download the album but wanted an actual copy of it). The search was so well worth it. Love their first album as much as their second album.

Kirlian Camera: Odyssey Europa

Kirlian Camera is one of those bands that I definitely can't sell any of their music. Since they are more well known in overseas, I have to pay a good amount of money for their music but that is okay. I adore their music. Odyssey Europa is a great compilation of the band's music from the past two decades. I am particularly a big fan of their current work with Eleni Alice Fossi but their older material is equally wonderful IMHO.

Conjure One: Conjure One

I made the mistake a few years ago of selling Conjure One's first album. That is and always will be my favorite C1 album. The albums following their first album has been only so-so. I have learned my lesson about getting rid of the album. It is staying in my CD collection permanently.

Marsheaux: Lumineux Noir

Marsheaux is a terrific synthpop duo from Greece that I have recently became a fan in the past two years. People in the US needs to check their music.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

CDs for auction on ebay

I just posted more cds for auction on ebay under my username eanderson74.

Android Lust - Stripped and Stitched (industrial)
The Spiritual Bat - Through the Shadows (goth)
Ellie Goulding - Halcyon (pop)
Access Zero - Living in Transition (synthpop)
Light Asylum - s/t (electronica/industrial)
Hanzel Und Gretyl - Born to Be Heiled (metal)
Dead Can Dance - Anastasis (goth)
Caustic - The Man who Couldn't Stop (industrial)
Minerve - Please (synthpop)
State of the Union - Black City Lights (synthpop)
Elis - Catharsis (metal)

Domestic shipping is $2.50 which takes approximately 2-5 days. International shipping is $5, and that takes 2-4 weeks. I am very proud of how quick I can get my items out into the mail ONCE that I have received payment via paypal. I put my items into mailers with built in bubble wrap to ensure that they arrive at their destination in great condition. Only once have I had one of my CDs arrived with a cracked case but the blame goes to the USPS.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

My favorite one hit wonders from the 1990s

Tonight I came across this article on one hit wonders in the '90s on Huffington Post's website. It inspired me to put together a list of some of my favorite (but not all) one hit wonders from that decade.

Shakespeare's Sister: Stay

KWS: Please Don't Go

I admit it. I loved and still do love this song. Brings back memories of my college house party days in Milwaukee, WI. lol

Sunscreem: Love U More

An oldie but goodie. I think this was the first techno song I have ever heard. I think. I can't remember. My memory isn't that good any more. lol

Belly: Feed the Tree

Peach Union: On My Own

Primitive Radio Gods: Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth

Concrete Blonde: Joey

Sinead O'Connor: Nothing Compares 2 U

The Triplets: You Don't Have to Go Home Tonight

This is a definite far cry from what I listen to nowadays but it is a very catchy song. I still love it to this very day.

QKumba Zoo: The Child (Inside)

After all these years, I still love this group. Still sad about the death of band member Tziki who committed suicide.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

What I am currently digging at the moment

So tonight after work, I decided to see if I could stream Mesh's latest album Automation Baby on youtube. I was right. I was able to find some of the songs off the new album on youtube.

It goes without saying I am very impressed with what I have heard. The only album I had ever heard by the band was Perfect Solution and I'll be brutally honest, I did not care for it. I definitely plan on buying the new Mesh album soon, probably after I get paid next week.

I have been really enjoying the new Io Echo album Ministry of Love. Right now my favorite song is "Tiananmen Square".

I came across this video clip on Side-Line's FB page. It was love at first listen with me.

And if you haven't figured it out, I am really, really, really digging the sounds of Noblesse Oblige. Just adore their new single "Runaway". So hooked on it.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Albums I am currently listening to

Juno Reactor: The Golden Sun of the Great East

I just received my copy of the new Juno Reactor CD in the mail today. I know the word "phenomenal" is overused (as is "amazing"), but I think I can make make an exception with those words to describe The Golden Sun of the Great East. I love the heart-ponding rhythms mixed with the world and modern dance influences. I knew this album was going to be special when I first heard "Final Frontier". That song just kicks massive ass. I definitely recommend checking out the new Juno Reactor album.

Sarah Brightman: Dreamchaser

While I don't think Dreamchaser is Sarah's best album to date, I am enjoying her new album immensely. I don't think there will ever be another Eden or La Luna but that's okay. I still think it is a lovely album.

Io Echo: Ministry of Love

I finally bought a copy of the new Io Echo album over the weekend. I absolutely love it. I already heard some of the songs on youtube so I had an inkling their debut album would be a must have for my music collection.

Til Tuesday: Everything's Different Now

If there is one album I think has gotten a raw deal in the music industry it is Til Tuesday's last albbum Everything's Different Now. The album is so incredibly catchy yet heartbreaking. Aimee Mann's songwriting skills really takes shape on this album and I think you get a glimpse of what to come from her as a solo artist in her heartfelt lyrics.

Hooverphonic: The Magnificent Tree

I have almost forgotten just how good The Magnificent Tree is. This was one of many CDs I have bought over the weekend. This was the first Hooverphonic album I ever bought. Their music isn't trip hop which I believe a label the band hated. If anything their music would be perfect for as a soundtrack for a film noir especially The Magnificent Tree which just has that sensuous, seductive and mysterious quality ideal for a film noir.

Kirlian Camera: Nightglory

I have been on a Kirlian Camera kick lately for the past couple of days since hearing about their upcoming album Black Summer Choirs set to be released next month. Nightglory is my personal favorite KC album (that I have heard so far).

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Record Store Day 2013

I had a field day today for National Record Store Day. Stopped at The Electric Fetus and Cheapo Records in Uptown and left with several CDs. So here are the gems that I bought. Some of the albums I once owned at one point in my life but sold them for much needed cash.

Til Tuesday: Everything's Different Now

I think this album by Til Tuesday is highly underrated and underappreciated. Easily my favorite Til Tuesday album ever.

Sarah Mclachlan: Rarities and B-Sides

Okay, I bought this primarily for the song "Full of Grace" because it was featured in season 2 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. What a tearjerker of a song but I love it.

Io Echo: Ministry of Love

I haven't gotten a chance to listen to the album yet but after seeing the band open up for Garbage a couple of weeks ago, I have no doubt that I'll love the album.

Enya: The Very Best of Enya

I admit I like Enya's music. Sometimes I need to listen to some mellow music to relax :P.

Loreena McKennitt: The Mask and the Mirror

What can I say? I missed owning the actual album to my all time favorite Loreena McKennitt album. This was also the very first CD I ever bought as a teenager.

Hooverphonic: The Magnificent Tree

This was the very first Hooverphonic album I ever bought. I think I bought a copy in 1999 or 2000. That helped get me into chillout/downtempo music as well as Hooverphonic's music.

Gabarbage: 2.0/beautifulgarbage

After seeing Garbage live two weeks ago, I recently had a hankering to hear their albums 2.0 and beautifulgarbage. I struck gold today and found their albums today.

Friday, April 19, 2013

New releases

This week has been a great week to get news on some upcoming releases.

On July 9th, both Funker Vogt and Front Line Assembly will be releasing new albums Companion in Crime and Echogenetic. Both albums are available for pre-order now. In the meantime Metropolis Records has a slew of new releases that you can buy/pre-order on their website.

From Alfa Matrix records, you can pre-order the new albums by Ayria, Helalyn Flowers, Implant, and Pouppee Fabrikk. You can also pre-order their music off the label's bandcamp page too.

On Out of Line, the Italian cult group Kirlian Camera is releasing their new album Black Summer Choirs on May 17th. I chose just the box set. Holy crap was that expensive. So glad I didn't get the fan bundle. That would have really cost me an arm, leg, and a kidney. Also on May 17th is the new single Trial and Error by Solitary Experiments. Lest I forget...Cretinism by Forgotten Sunrise and Electrostorm Volume 6 both out on May 17th.

On a smaller scale, one of my new favorite synthpop acts Zynic has a new album coming out in May called Blindsided. Check out the video trailer for it on the link I just posted. Sounds awesome.

Tonight I was perusing Storming the Base's website and saw that Noblesse Oblige is releasing their next album Affair of the Heart in June, or at least it will be available in June on Storming the Base's website. I am so getting it. I just absolutely adore their new song "Runaway". One of the best songs of 2013 I have heard so far. The female/male vocals just kicks so much ass. I definitely will be listing Noblesse Oblige as one of my favorite new finds of 2013 by the year's end without a shadow of a doubt.

To see what else is happening at Storming the Base when it comes to new releases, just click on this link.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Rainy day music

Tonight I went out for a brief back ride in the rain. It was lightly raining but it did inspired me to post a bunch of my favorite video clips with a rain theme :).

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

New songs/videos of the week

Conjure One: Under the Gun

I can finally say I have heard the original mix of the new Conjure One song "Under the Gun". I also can say I hate the song too. I'll be brutally honest. I have never been a fan of Leigh Nash. Her vocals have always comes off shrill to my ears. I am also disappointed in the lack of melodies in the song. If this is a sign of what to expect from the next Conjure One album, I will definitely NOT be buying it. Also, I'm rather tired of seeing C1 and Delerium work with her. How about working with women like Alison Goldfrapp, Eleni Alice Fossi of Kirlian Camera, Helen from Ladytron, or the women from the Greek synthpop group Marsheaux? Time to break out of the rut and work with other artists.

THYX - Network of Light

The new THYX single "Network of Light" definitely makes up for the atrociousness of the Conjure One song. I really like the layers of sounds on this song as well as the vocals.

[debut]: Starting to Love It

I came across this video on youtube today. Chris Corner of IAMX directed the video. This video is my favorite of the group I have posted here tonight.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Record Store Day 2013

Today while at work I was just thinking about how excited that Saturday is the fifth annual Record Store Day, my favorite holiday. So for those in the Twin Cities, tonight's blog entry will feature links to record stores that will be celebrating this day so you know which store to hit ;). I myself will be going to the Fetus ;). I am going to try to hit Treehouse too. Heavy emphasis on the word TRY. LOL

Electric Fetus Record Store Day 2013

Hymie's Records Record Store Day Block Party

Treehouse Records Record Store Day

Eclipse Records Record Store Day

Down in the Valley Record Store Day

And stores like Fifth Element and Cheapo Discs will be participating in Saturday's events.

I am aiming to spend a few bucks on Saturday. I don't plan on getting in line for the opportunity to get some overpriced limited edition vinyl. Like I have a record player to begin with. I definitely want to score some new music especially Io Echo's Ministry of Love album, and possibly the new albums by Sarah Brightman, or Dido albums. I'll see what I can scrounge up on Saturday. I hope those who are fortunate to live near an independent record store or two will go out and show their support on Saturday.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Monday's work soundtrack

Another weekend has come and gone. Here is what I will be listening to at work tomorrow.

Curve: Way of Curve 1990-2004

Ladytron: Best of 2000-2010

De/Vision: Noob

Sensuous Enemy: Fragments

Cylab: Disseminate

Caustic: The Man Who Couldn't Stop

Delerium: Semantic Spaces

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Juno Reactor - Final Frontier

All this week I have been listening to the new Juno Reactor track "Final Frontier" featured on the new album The Golden Sun of The Great East (as well as the EP Final Frontier). Really hooked on it. Unfortunately the song I had been listening to at the time was a radio edit...until tonight when I found a full length version on youtube. Check it out. I am really excited for the new Juno Reactor album.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

A few new discoveries

This morning before work, I discovered a couple of new electronic-based artists on youtube whose music grabbed my undivided attention.

The first artist is Nikonn
Nikonn's music can be described as downtempo or chill out music. If you like the lush sounds of Delerium, Conjure One, and Balligomingo, I think you will dig Nikonn's music. I know I do.

Here is the song that grabbed my attention:

Absolutely love the female vocals.

My second discovery is Mikro. Ironically MIKRO also features Nick Bitzenis of Nikonn (his solo project). MIKRO is an electropop band from Greece, just like Marsheaux, one of my current favorite electropop bands. Their music is super catchy. Definitely reminds me of Marsheaux.

Then this afternoon after work, the name Cellmod was brought to my attention on one of my favorite FB music pages I often use as my source for music news. I decided to check them out. Really liked what I have heard from the band.

So if you are looking for something new to listen to, check out those artists.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Upcoming releases I am looking forward to hearing

Today I came across the new Juno Reactor song "Final Frontier" on youtube today. I was totally blown away by what I had heard.

This song convinced me to pre-order the new Juno Reactor album The Golden Sun of the Great East.

A few days ago, I pre-ordered the 2 CD box set of the new Helalyn Flowers' album White Me In Black Me Out directly through their website where you can get a copy signed by the band. Of course I had to get a signed copy :P. Judging by the clips I have heard, the album sounds kick ass.

Daft Punk: Random Access Memories
I have been a longtime fan of Daft Punk so I am so happy they are putting out a new studio album. I definitely need to get it next month.

A week or two ago I had pre-ordered the new Ayria album Plastic Makes Perfect from her online store. This is one of the most highly anticipated albums for me. I have been hungry for more Ayria music since her last album Hearts for Bullets.

This is not many but all these albums are going to be released in the coming weeks. There are a lot more releases that are being released at the same time but these are the releases that I am most excited about at the moment.

Monday, April 8, 2013

My work soundtrack

Tonight I thought I would do something different and share with what albums I plan on listening to at work tomorrow. I'll be honest, I find myself preferring the sound of my CDs over the sound of mp3s the following albums are CDs that I plan on bringing into work with me in my CD wallet that I have had for eons. So without further ado, here is what I will be listening to. It isn't just random either. I decided to do a '90s theme too. Enjoy!

Siouxsie and The Banshees - Twice Upon a Time: The Singles

Belly - Star

Concrete Blonde - Bloodletting

Delerium - Karma

Faithless - Sunday 8pm

Garbage - Garbage

Repubica - Republica

Curve - Cuckoo

Madonna - Ray of Light

10,000 Maniacs - Our Time in Eden

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Helalyn Flowers "White Me In/Black Me Out" Trailer

Just a few minutes ago I had heard snippets from the upcoming Helalyn Flowers album White Me In/Black Me Out. Loved what I heard. Check it out.

And here is a soundcloud clip of their new album.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

My current favorite songs

I will let the title of tonight's blog entry speak for itself ;).

This is Nena's latest music from her new album Du Bist Gut. One of these days I need to get her new album. It is a shame that America totally wrote her off too quickly back in the '80s. I think her music is quite good.

"Oranges" is one of my personal favorite tracks off the Absolute Grrrls Manifesto compilation. It is a beautiful song, very reminiscent of Cocteau Twins, My Bloody Valentine, and Slowdive.

If you haven't heard of Noblesse Oblige you have now. I came across this excellent duo of Sebastian Lee Phillip and Valerie Renay last week when I got my copy of Absolute Grrrls Manifesto compilation in the mail. I was hooked the second I heard their song "The Great Electrifier". Their latest video has been shot, directed, and edited by Chris Corner of IAMX.

Like Noblesse Oblige, I have discovered Jode this past week on FB. Jode is a Swedish synthpop duo. "Untold" is their first single. I really love what I have heard from them.

I have been a longtime Mediaeval Baebes fan for a decade now. This is one of my favorite songs off their latest album The Huntress.

I am really feeling the new Code 64 song. Pass on the remixes. I am picky about remixes but I totally love the original version of "Accelerate".

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Absolute Grrrls Manifesto disc 4

Well here it is...my final review for the Absolute Grrrls Manifesto (for disc 4). In general the compilation was worth every penny that I spent on it. I think of the four discs. Disc four is the weakest. I wasn't feeling the majority of the gothic metal tracks as well as the more electronic based tracks. I only liked the Xandria track "Valentine" and Leave's Eyes' "To France".

I really dug the vocals on "Valentine" by Manuela Kraller. Very Nightwish-ish (when Tarja was still in the band).

For me Leave's Eyes really can't disappoint me. "To France" is classic Leave's Eyes.

I just love Liv Kristine's delicate vocals set to the heavy guitar riffs.

Like disc 2, the music slowly shifts from gothic metal to goth, industrial and synthpop. I liked a lot of the tracks but there were just a few that just irritated me with their repetitive beats and vocals.

One of my favorite tracks on the album is the gorgeous "Shadows Fade" by the darkwave band Chandeen.

The lush melodies of "Shadows Fade" is a lovely contrast to the heavier tracks on the disc. I find Julia Beyer's vocals very soothing to listen to and they match well with the music.

Another excellent track and one that really stood out with me was "Stella Splendens" by Arcana Obscura.

I really enjoyed the fusion of traditional medieval music with modern dance music. I am reminded a bit of Mediaeval Baebes but with a modern twist in the music.

My absolute favorite track on the entire disc is the club track "Der Schwere Abend (Psy'Aviah mix) by Schwarzblut.

Absolutely LOVE the female vocals from Angelika.  I am a sucker for female vocals in the electro scene and this track (although it is just a sample) reminds me why I dig female fronted songs.

While Absolute Grrrls Manifesto was anything but flawless, I had an immense joy of listening to all four discs. The compilationn introduced me to some really killer new (to me) bands.  Did it cover all of my favorite bands fronted by women? No but since this is just chapter one, I think Alfa Matrix will find a way to include my personal faves eventually. I think this is a compilation worth checking out. It is a great way to discover new artists.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Albums I am currently listening to

Epsilon Minus: Epsilon Minus

Epsilon Minus was Jennifer Parkin's previous band before she started Ayria. I have been meaning to get their music for a few years. Finally got one of their albums when I pre-ordered the awesome compilation Absolute Grrrls Manifesto from Alfa Matrix. I was not disappointed with Epsilon Minus' album. The music really isn't that different from what Jennifer is doing with Ayria. I definitely think their music is worth checking out especially if you dig Ayria.

Absolute Grrrls Manifesto compilation

I think it goes without saying that I love this four CD compilation from Alfa Matrix. I have already written reviews for the first three discs. I will get to the fourth tomorrow or Thursday. Definitely check it out.

Blaqk Audio: Bright Black Heaven

I recently picked up the new Blaqk Audio CD from the library over the weekend. I really like the new album, definitely moreso than the first album.

William Orbit: Pieces of a Modern Style

I bought this album a few weeks ago at Cheapo records because I had missed having a copy to listen to. I was fortunate to find a really cheap used copy. I think the music still holds up very well. Still love this album now as much as I did when I first heard it several years ago.

Chill Out in Paris 1

This was the other CD I had bought during the same trip I bought the William Orbit CD. Before I got into goth and industrial music big time, I was really into chill out/downtempo music. I was a big fan of the Buddha Bar and Chill Out in Paris compilations. I picked up the first Chill Out in Paris compilation on a whim. I definitely prefer the more laid back disc (disc 1) over the more club-orientated sounds of disc 2 but overall good compilation.

Prissy Clerks: Bruise or Be Bruised

Prissy Clerks is a local rock band from the Twin Cities. Their brand of indie pop/rock isn't what I usually listen to but I decided to check out their music after reading about them on numerous local websites. I really like what I have heard. I certainly will have to go see them live in the near future.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Absolute Grrrls Manifesto disc 3

Tonight I am going to discuss my favorite disc in the Absolute Grrrls Manifesto compilation. I can listen to disc three from start to finish and not cringe or skip a single song. The general sound on disc three is completely in the electropop/synthpop vein. All of the songs on this particular disc stood out with me because the music was memorable whether it was the beats, melodies, or the vocals.

Wish I could find the remix to this track I found on youtube but it will give you an idea just how fantastic the song is with its crisp synth beats and polished vocals.

The Out of The World remix on disc 3 features all female vocals by Benedikte W.

Another killer track is Psy'Aviah's "On My Own". This clip I have posted here is the original version as opposed to the forlorn edit on the compilation. Both versions are fantastic.

No matter how many times I have listened to this awesome track by Mari Chrome (my favorite new band from 2012), I still love this song.

This song is so damn catchy. Really, really love the vocals by Marion Kuchenmeister. She could sing the phone book for all I care and I would still buy it to hear her sing. lol

I am so glad one of my favorite songs from 2012 "Deep Waters" by Grendel was included on this compilation. Just love the vocals and beats. I know some people don't like this track or the album it is on but I adore it so there ;).

If I was to recommend to anyone which disc to download (legally of course) in case they don't want the whole compilation or buy it in the CD format, I would go with disc 3 first. The songs are very club-friendly and will make you want to get up and dance. Definitely something you want to blast out of the stereo when you have friends over.

Track List:
01. Essence of Mind feat. Benedikte W. - Aldri Mer (Out of This World mix)
02. Pys'Aviah - On My Own (Forlorn edit)
03. Marsheaux - Breakthrough
04. Noblesse Oblige - The Great Electrifier (club mix)
05. The Devices - The Bridges
06. I:Scintilla - Skintight
07. Elastic Society feat. Miss Mykela - Like I Never Did
08. Datasushi - Hide Myself From You
09. Concise - Voyageur
10. The Azoic - Lost Soul
11. Marai Chrome - Toxic
12. Kant Kino feat. Hanne Haugsand - My Sweetest Crime (grrrls edit)
13. Grendel - Deep Waters
14. Isis Signum feat. Sara Noxx - Heat Moving (The Synthetic dream Foundation)
15. Soman - Skin Deep
16. Dimension Flux - Sex Noise
17. Uberbyte - We Like the Bass