Various - Gatecrasher Classics 2
Gatecrasher, for those who don't know, is one of clubland's leading brands. Stretching back ten years or so (to pre-1995), this three disc set is a rather fine retrospective which is sure to get you reaching for the lasers and maybe even pulling a few funny faces. Most of the space is given over to trance, but only disc two ever tests the patience with an over-indulgence in the boring vocal-less stuff. Disc one has crowd-pleasing anthems from Paul van Dyk and Grace, not to mention Sasha's jaw-dropping Xpander, while disc three (or at the least first half of) breaks off in a lighter, housier direction with the likes of Basement Jaxx and Armand van Helden. Classics 2 is a mainly familiar, yet respectable, compilation.