Cosmic Gate - Back 2 The Future
This project apparently came to fruition because Cosmic Gate couldn’t programme their old classics into sets as they were and thus comissioned some remixes to give them a modern polish. If that’s the case, one can only deduce trance hasn’t evolved much in 12 years. If blindly asked which side of 'Toca’s Miracle' any of these lay on, I suspect even your typical rave monkey wouldn’t have a clue. Robbie Rivera, Rank 1, DJ Delicious and Cosmic Gate themselves all get their hands on the controls yet, despite the assertion that some of these 19 tracks deviate from the trance mould, everything here sounds, well, very trancey and predictable. Fans of the genre might take to it better than I. Only one tune here, 'Fire Wire', stuck in my head and that’s because (1) it’s included five times, albeit in slightly different versions, and (2) the words 'fire' and 'wire' are repeated way too often for one’s sanity.