Mixed by Rachel Auburn, it comes packed with trance, techno and nu-NRG classics from the likes of Joey Beltram, Mrs Wood, John 'OO' Fleming and Cygnus X
Anyone who was around in the 90s will remember the Reactivate compilation series for sure. The flagship compilation
brand of the React label, over the years the series championed the
then-emerging sounds of techno, trance and Nu-NRG while always
maintaining a dignified approach to track choices and artwork.
The series began in 1991 with
Reactivate Volume 1: The Belgian Techno Anthems, one of the first
times a compilation had truly reflected the playlist of underground
DJs, be they supporters of techno, hardcore or rave.The compilation
series, which eventually covered 18 volumes as well as several 'best
ofs' and the odd spin-off project, sold over a million albums over
the course of the decade, highlighting the compilation album's
importance as a medium for music discovery at that time.
Now, with nostalgia for the nineties at
an all-time high, React have their timing spot on as they unleash
this new collection, which brings together the highlights from the
series. Mixed by Rachel Auburn, the seamless double mix CD gathers
together a flowing selection of varied gems from the Reactivate years
including The Age Of Love, Beltram's Energy Flash, Fierce Ruling
Diva's Rubb It In, Zero B's Lock Up, Marmion's Schoneberg and
personal favourite Peppermint Lounge by Lemon Project.
For those that remember, this
classics-packed set is likely to bring a nostalgic tear to the eye,
while for younger buyers, it's a chance to experience that 90s rave
vibe at first hand. Essential.