|Sounds From Outer Space|
|Free your Mind|
|Reach For The Stars|
|Black Is Back|
|L’Odyssey Of Love E.P.|
In 2000 after a string of hits it seemed like we had heard the best of Planisphere, but up comes the epic Memories Of the Light with an absolutely stunning, mesmerizingly awesome sound that clawed relentlessly at our emotions. Beautifully constructed melodies intertwined to perfection took us on a wonderful journey with the ironically titled ‘Short Mix’. The Lost Planet was the hidden gem on the flip and this one became the go to track for many.
Laurent teamed up with Stefan van Himbergen to form The Lounge and the duo delivered two fantastic cuts. This one was the second outing and quickly became a must have track for many. This Deep progressive trance cut gave many sets the ammunition need to boost the crowd and get the party rocking. To top off a great sound we got some cool vocals from the one and only Morpheus who got a down pitch makeover. If you’re after a hidden gem then head over to flip, Flower is a fantastic progressive trancer that is a definite must have in your collection.
Push teamed up with Japanese synth-pop group Globe in 2002 and delivered the trancetastic Tranceformation. A purely uplifting and euphoric affair full of typical driving Push basses and intricate synth patterns dripping with emotion that found its way into many sets in trance-land. On the B side we got a very interesting 2002 reworking of the legendary Universal Nation.
Laurent’s Meridian project spawned some superb progressive trance in its short tenure. This one is definitely up there with not only the best of Meridian but the best of many prog trance efforts in general. A solid sure fire driving groove was the foundation of the track with soaring synths creating euphoric cinematic soundscapes. The B side contained Area 99 which took us deeper into progressive giving us the best of both worlds.
The last in a solid run of top quality tracks for M.I.K.E.’s project – The Blackmaster – Black Is Back took a hard trance stance and wowed the fans once more with its pumping grooves. Since 1998 this project hit the spot with tough driving tracks that appealed to many. The original 12″ came with the fantastic Ultimate Control on the flip.
One of Bonzai’s most prolific artists, Frank Sels aka Franky Jones, brought us many many top tracks over the years. Of course he is better known for The First Rebirth, but this guy also has a wealth of music under various guises that thankfully have found their way into our collections over the years. Q-Troniques was the fourth release under Franky Jones and featured a raft of remixes from Yves Deruyter, Medicine Men and Zzino Vs Accelerator.