Push ~ Universal Nation (Bonzai)

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Push ~ Universal Nation (Bonzai)

Postby A-Cube » Fri Dec 14, 2007 2:13 pm

Going back in time to a certain 1998 year...to the Eurodance era we find many huge releases that marked this year...the one that is still a reference to all ravers is of course Universal Nation by none else than Push or M.I.K.E...released by Bonzai in Belgium in 1998 this tune was a smash-hit throughout the continent that same year...

Bonzai...Bonzai...Bonzai...no matter how much we talk about this label it still wont be enough...legendary & huge...these are the words to describe it...you can always refer to the first classic of the week review for more info about Bonzai...

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As for Push or M.I.K.E(real name: Dirk Dierickx) he is along side Airwave one of the biggest names signed by Bonzai and those two DJ's and producers collaborated with this label for quite a long time and produced unforgettable tracks...Push's style may have drifted a little bit more towards the house sounds but he remains a reference for all the electronic music listeners...

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The track kicks off in a gentle way before the bass-line takes over...as the tracks evolves a smooth melody appears in the background to accompany the powerful bass...the breakdown is gorgeous and makes full use of the melody...this breakdown provides a launching ramp for the bass-line that suddenly erupts...as the track advances background elements give the track a certain power before the next breakdown...this breakdown makes once again full-use of the melody alongside some distorted male vocals...as the track gets closer to its end the original melody gains in intensity as well as the bass...the end of the track strikes quite as a resemblance with its beginning and is once again gorgeous...

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Postby DIONYSOS » Fri Dec 14, 2007 2:31 pm

A classic by all means. Universal Nation stands among the all-time Trance anthems that define the sound in its golden age, and Push is one of the few producers we may refer to as a "pioneer of the early Trance sound" without the shade of a doubt. Thanks for the review Cubey, I'm glad to see this section back in activity!
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Postby crow » Fri Dec 14, 2007 6:05 pm

Yep. I'm still in love with it.
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Postby TranceFusion » Fri Dec 14, 2007 7:46 pm

Definitely, by far, without a 0.000001 second of hesitation, Universal Nation is always gonna be one of my all-time favorites, Classics and recent tracks combined! It's simply breathtaking! Just like Push's sound... i'm kinda sad that he drifted away cuz i start missing his sound :(
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Postby DiabloK » Sun Nov 02, 2008 10:44 pm

quality track and label. when progressive trance was creative and moving :P
from the same period and label one of my favorite trance tracks ever:
Plastic Boy - Twixt
the track was re-released in 2004 but the original mix stays the best:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aq06BU360nM

up until now it sounds fresh :)
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Postby DIONYSOS » Mon Nov 03, 2008 4:31 pm

TWIXT is sweeter than TWIX :mrgreen:
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Postby A-Cube » Mon Nov 03, 2008 8:31 pm

Wow...Twixt is also a Bonzai favorite of mine...feel free to review it Diablo!!!
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Postby Raneem » Mon Nov 03, 2008 8:39 pm

u know Bonzai released new remixes of Universal Nation:

1. Universal Nation (Original 'Real Anthem' 10:28
Mix)
2. Universal Nation (Tall Paul Remix) 9:54
3. Universal Nation (Oliver Lieb Remix) 8:00
4. Universal Nation (Live At Club Illusion) 10:11
5. Universal Nation (James Harcourt Remix) 7:05
6. Universal Nation (Live At I Love Techno 12:46
2001)
7. Universal Nation (Guy Mearns Remix) 7:42
8. Universal Nation (Flange & Swain Remix) 6:28
9. Universal Nation (Flange & Swain Dark 8:31
Dub)
10.Universal Nation (Ferry Corsten Remix) 6:21
11.Universal Nation (Eyem In Love With The 8:19
Anthem Mix)
12.Universal Nation (Easton Remix) 9:35
13.Universal Nation (DJ JamX & Deleon's 9:03
Dumonde Mix)
14.Universal Nation (Dimitri Vegas & Like 8:12
Mike Mix)
15.Universal Nation (2002 Mix) 9:03
16.Prisma (Original Mix) 6:29
17.Universal Nation (Subtara Remix) 9:48
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Postby Raneem » Mon Nov 03, 2008 8:40 pm

and this:

1. Strange World (2000 Remake) 7:56
2. Strange World (Airwave Remix) 7:37
3. Strange World (Hhs Intera Chiron Remix) 9:04
4. Strange World (Tranquilos Underwater 6:06
Kingdom Remix)
5. Strange World (Astral Projection Remix) 9:02
6. Strange World (JDO Remix) 7:26
7. Strange World (Manuel Le Saux Remix) 7:15
8. Strange World (Hivanova Remix) 6:48
9. Strange World (Karybde & Scylla Remix) 9:13
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Postby Genesis » Tue Nov 04, 2008 11:21 pm

The Astral Projection Remix is fantastic!

(doesn't beat the 2000 remake though)
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Postby Raneem » Wed Nov 05, 2008 2:19 am

Astral Projection did a good job..yup!
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Postby DiabloK » Sat Nov 08, 2008 5:35 pm

A-Cube wrote:Wow...Twixt is also a Bonzai favorite of mine...feel free to review it Diablo!!!

A-Cube,another killer bonzai classic also from the 90s, enjoy this jewel :) :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4q2QmjQQAE
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u should open topic for classical tunes per label :)
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