Mike Dierickx’s Push guise is a world renowned name in many the many facets of dance music, particularly within the trance genre. Since 1994 this guy has been putting out top quality sounds, from Acid Hysteria to Da Story. 1998 was the breakthrough year in many respects, it was the year that Universal Nation was born, the rest is history. Surprisingly – for an artist who had been around for a long time – his first album didn’t arrive until 2000. From Beyond showcases multiple trance hits from Push such as Universal Nation, Strange World and a tribute to the late great Marino Stephano. This one got a re-released in 2004 as CDr on Banshee Worx and 2007 as MP3 on Bonzai Back Catalog.
Mike’s second album – Electric Eclipse was a veritable treasure trove of quality cuts. As ever we witnessed an attention to detail that effortlessly portrayed the essence of trance. Some big hitters on this one including Tranceformation, Journey Of Life, and R.E.S.P.E.C.T. as well as a few complimentary remixes of past hits.
One of Mike’s most recognisable guises – Plastic Boy – gained a huge following in 1998 with the release of the mighty Twixt. Several top quality cuts followed and in 2005 we were treated to this album which gathered together the bulk of Plastic Boy’s work. Soaring trance vibes with a sci-fi twist were entrenched in the likes of Silver Bath, Live Another Life and Angel Dust. A true gem in the trance world, this one is not to be missed.
The legendary Marco Bailey had many popular releases over the years and Global Warning was filled to the brim with many of those top notch cuts. Starting out on the infamous Dance Opera, he soon made his way to Bonzai Records with Scorpia in 1996 and followed that with this wonderful album. The vinyl edition was relesed on a few different occasions and is still a much sought after album. 12 outstanding techno tracks furnish this release and is a definite must have addition to any collection.
Marco’s second studio album found its way onto sets across the world and is still a record that could stand tall in today’s music scene. Aside from the title track being a popular go to track, the infamous Scorpia also appeared here alongside a plethora of other quality cuts including Fletcher, N.Y Times, Cyberlab and Spacecake among others. A must for serious collectors.
Almost one year after the album’s release, we were treated to a surprise full length edition that not only gave us the original tracks in all their glory, but also an extra four pumping tracks – Salsa House, Open Future, Planet Reactal and Artistic Highlights, with production assistance from Franky Jones and Axel Stephenson. This version of the album became very much sought after and did not disappoint.
Since the pioneering sounds of Quadran were unleashed in 1995, many of their tracks are widely regarded as some of the very best in the trance world. 1 year on from their Bonzai Trance Progressive debut and the labels launch, Philippe Van Mullem and Philippe Toutlemonde gave us the album Voyages. 12 top notch trance cuts that shaped the sound of an era, a must have for any serious collector.