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REVIEW: Jan Johnson - Calling Your Name (Remixes) out on Solar Storm

As our first release on our brand new label we are going for something old (and classic) and something new (and bang-on point). One of the most famous melodies in trance began as a vocal on a b-side of Jan Johnston's first solo single. In 1995 it found its way to BT, who first sampled it and then asked Jan to re-sing it for his Taylor project. It was initial released in the US and then on Platipus in the UK. Remixed and re-released several times in its lif. Jan re-recorded the track in 2003 and 15 years later we are pleased to have the vocal classic as our debut track.
Jan Johnson

First up is one of the 'men of the moment' on the progressive trance scene. Italy's Gai Barone introduces his trademark muscular grooves and swirling arpeggios, all finely intertwined with Jan's vocals. We crank things up and set dials for big-room-trance as UK based Peter Steele delivers his uptempo peak time grooves to fine effect.

We head off to Hungary next for Anjuna favourite Sunny Lax with his intricate and layered progressive electronic rework. Taking a step back to its original release we include the Thrillseekers trance master class and the mellow ambient pads of the Art Of Trance Chillout version. Alternate versions from Kansai and Neo and Farina are also included on the full package.

Stay tuned for more from Solar Storm and Jan Johnston.

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"]Vocals and Lyrics[/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="10"]Goosebumps / Shivers moments[/item]
 [item value="10"]Emotional affinity and heartfelt moments[/item]
 [item value="10"]Originality and Inventiveness[/item]
 [item value="10"]Dancefloor Efficiency / Festival Arenas Effectiveness[/item]
 [item value="10"]You can’t get this memorable track out of your head[/item]
 [item value="10"]It has potential to become an anthem or a classic[/item]
 [item value="10"]Jan Johnson - Calling Your Name[/item]
 [content title="Summary" label="Overall Score"]Jan Johnson is one of the most beloved trance singers with incredible voice. Calling Your Name is an absolutely lovable classic with stunning remixes to die for. Gai Barone goes for his exceptional deep moody sensual sound of dark progressive that adds certain darkness and cinematic tripping out dimension to the original eternal classic. Peter Steele takes the track in his solid uplifting trance territory with application of the full emotional vocal and superb synthy melodies and warm strings that will offer you the right dose of trance class for sure. Last of the new remixes is the superb Sunny Lax who does what he knows best with thumping grooves, big room pulsating basslines, piano chords, big uplifting synths and excellent use of the brilliant classic that goes deep under your skin and will haunt you for sure. This is what I call Vocal Trance! #PureGold Love IT[/content]

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