1. Dj Preach - Oxygen Enhanced
2. Nuclear Ramjet - Down the Wall
3. Three Point Turn - Klush Kingdom
4. Kali-Frogz - Dismembered
5. Triac - Versa
6. Tao Vs Metalogic - Irrational Impulse (4x4 mix)
7. Authentik - Les 3 Machines
8. Spirallianz - Bp Talk
9. Tao - Pacific Intervention
10. Hidra - Fixed
11. Toltech - Codigo Rojo
12. Axiomata - New Normal (remix)
Jester Records was founded by Vincenzo, Dj Clown from Montreal Canada. The label's goal is to bring deep, dark techtrance / techno sounds back to the people after the big techtrance boom in late 2001 - 2002. This release contains 12 previously unreleased tracks by some international artists and some local talent.
Let me take you through the tracks...
The first track is produced by Philippe Babin from Montreal, Quebec well known under the name Dj Preach. Preach has played all over the world, as he now lives in Prague, expanding his European popularity. His track on this album can be best described as progressive trance, with very soft and soothing melodies somewhat close to Tiesto's style.
Our Second track was done by Max and Felix, Nuclear Ramjet, as they release yet another track. With over 3 full lenght albums already released, experiance is not what they lack. Its a little darker than there usual stuff and not as melodic as the previous track, but it gets your mind ready for the rest of the album as this one starts off the more techtrance vibe to this compilation.
Three Point Turn are Joss + Stephane from France and are well known here in montreal after there many appearences at parties such as Elevation and Hybrid. They have released music under there alter ego called "Authentik" and in total have over 3 full lenght albums on the market along with a single's CD and a hand full of vinyle releases on Hadshot records. This track has the same vibe as Nuclear Ramjet only less melodic and a little harder.
Kali-Frogz are also two guys from France who haven't been too active in our scene as of yet. With only a few track releases on compilations, they are still trying to establish there name. They offer a more bouncy techno track that has a little more colour than the previous 2.
Triac is Michael + Ilan from Israel. They are currently working on there debut album that will be soon released on Ear Peak records. They have been making music for over 5 years now and they are definatly one's to look out for in the near future. There sound is very dry and techy, with a very techno oriented bassline.
Tao Nhan from montreal collaborates on this next track with Toronto's "Metalogic", whom has just released his first lenght album on Boshke Beat's records. They team up to remix one of the tracks on the debut album. They have taken a more electro track and transformed it into one of the hardest songs on the comilation, although its not for everyone, it is surly something a little different than what we are use to.
Up next is once again the duo from France as they show there other side. This one is almost pure techno as its funky and loopy and hard as hell. I call this "rave" music.
This german duo needs no introduction as they have performed over the world many times before and have had multiple appearances in montreal as well. They have over 5 full lenght albums released and tons of tracks on some of the biggest labels around. Spirallianz is Arne and Wayen from Germany whom are also know as Midi Miliz. They have played at Arrival a few years back, Eclipse festival in 2005 and a few other times.
Finally Tao Nhan takes to himself to offer his first worldwide release. Tao is one of montreal's most succesful Dj's, known for his more techno oriented mixes. This one offers a very tastefull techtrance track with lots of melodic emotions.
Hidra is from Montreal and this is his fifthed release to his name. His first release was on SLP productions's CD released a few years back. His sound has changed since then as is now more techno oriented. Expect to see more from Hidra in the near future.
Axiomata one of the Toronto's Black Light Activist members whom throw top quality parties in TO. He is also the founder of COld Groove Records, whom also releases progressive and technoid music. This is a remix done to one of his previously released tracks. Its very minimal and offers some interesting atmospheres.
(due to a printing error, the last two tracks have been switched, meaning that Toltech's track is not last on the list, but 11th. Note that the tracklist i have listed at the top of this page is the correct one but differs to that on the CD itself.)
Toltech is no newcomers to the scene in montreal, as he is well know for his specific techno sets. He also released his first track on SLP's CD alongside Hidra, making this also his second worldwide release. It is very technoish and pumps out alot of juice, typic of toltech durring his dj sets.
In conclusion, if you like techno music, this is for you, if you like techtrance music this is for you, if you like progressive music, this is for you but it might be a litte hard, if you like hard, dark beats, this is for you, if you like psytrance you might just like this one.
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