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REVIEW: Paul Oakenfold - Shanghai Baby out on Perfecto records

Paul Oakenfold is back with a great new production on his own Perfecto imprint. As usual he delivers a high quality trance release with Shanghai Baby. His ode to the biggest city of China could very well be the next trance anthem with its uplifting and energizing rhythm, dynamic bass and contagious beats. Joyriders report for remix duty with a fiery electro house take on the original. 

Dimitri Kechagias review:
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 [item value="10"]Beat and Rhythm[/item]
 [item value="10"]Basslines and Groove[/item]
 [item value="10"] Melody [/item]
 [item value="10"] Synths [/item]
 [item value="10"]Breakdown[/item]
 [item value="10"]Climax  / Drop / Crescendo / Pay off moment[/item]
 [item value="10"]Intensity, Drive and Energy[/item]
 [item value="10"]Sound-design and Arrangement[/item]
 [item value="10"]Overall Atmosphere[/item]
 [item value="9"]Goosebumps / Shivers moments[/item]
 [item value="9"]Emotional affinity and heartfelt moments[/item]
 [item value="9"]Originality and Inventiveness[/item]
 [item value="10"]Dancefloor Efficiency / Festival Arenas Effectiveness[/item]
 [item value="9"]You can’t get this memorable track out of your head[/item]
 [item value="9"]It has potential to become an anthem or a classic[/item]
 [item value="10"]Original mix[/item]
 [item value="9"]Joyriders mix[/item]
 [content title="Summary" label="Overall Score"]The legend Paul Oakenfold returns on the top beloved label Perfecto records with his own version of mainstage big room progressive house. Pumping thumping grooves, massive pulsating cranking basslines and the best euphoric synths along with exotic orient kind of theme that that appears in the breakdown to give that Shanghai flavour. The Joyriders remix is moving on a more mainstream club direction delivering the perfect Ibiza weapon that boys and girls on the dancefloor will find hard to resist. Packed with spanking beats, electro touch vicious basslines and colourful synths that guarantee to keep big crowds at the edge of their seats asking for more. Love it[/content]

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