Friday, 16 February 2018
The Trance Europe Express compilation continues to feed my head musically. Funnily, another trainee teacher on my PGCE course lent me the cd back in 1993, at a time when I didn't even own a cd player. I happily borrowed his cd, read the booklet from front to back and back again and then returned it without being able to listen to any of the tracks. I didn't buy Trance Europe Express until I'd bought a cd player, some time in 1996 or '97, when I found it second hand and then had the joy of listening to all the tracks.
From disc 1, this is a driving, thumping piece of progressive house (with a dash of trance). Scubadevils were Andy Ellison, Pete Latham and David Holmes. There was another version of this track, the Angel Delight mix, which appeared on a 12" single (split with another Holmes alias Death Before Disco) but I don't have that- and this is more than good enough on its own anyway. When I re-found the Trance Europe Express cd last weekend and pressed play, this track made me almost giddy with excitement as it played. A proper dance floor filler.