Johnny Vicious Ultra Dance 01 (2-CD)
- Number of Discs: 2
- Released: March 8, 2005
- Label: Ultra Records
Tracks on Disc 1:
- 1.Turn Off the Light - (Dataluxe Remix, Dataluxe remix)
- 2.Irresistible - (Hex Hector Club Mix)
- 3.Yes - (HQ2 Big Room Club Mix)
- 4.Rapture (Tastes So Sweet) - (Riva Mix)
- 5.Stand Still - (Kinetic Mix)
- 6.To Be Able to Love
- 7.Its Love (Trippin)
- 8.La La Land
- 9.Break 4 Love - (Us Radio Mix)
- 10.Underwater - (Above & Beyond's 21st Century Mix)
- 14.You Know It's Hard - (John Creamer and Stephane K Mix)
Tracks on Disc 2:
- 1.Hide U - (Johnny Vicious Anthem Mix)
- 2.Light a Rainbow - (Whippenberg Mix)
- 3.Song to the Siren
- 4.The Crowd Song
- 5.Transmission - (Public Domain Remix, Public Domain remix)
- 6.Be With Me
- 7.Home - (Dj Tiesto Mix)
- 8.Journey to Uranus
- 9.O (Overdrive)
- 10.Can You Feel the Rhythm
- 11.The Test
- 12.Paranoid - (DJ Scot Project Mix)
This is a continuous in-the-mix CD compiled and mixed by Johnny Vicious.
Includes liner notes by Scott Sterling.
Personnel: Susan Allotley, Lula, Neil Tennant, Scott Weiland (vocals); Nick Hale, Gez Dewar, Nick Woolfson (keyboards, programming); Eric Kupper, George O. Luksch (keyboards); Deborah Cooper, Pamela Sheyne, Jessica Simpson, Jeanette Olsson (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Johnny Vicious; Arnthor Birgisson; The Crystal Method.
Audio Remixers: Tony McGuinness; DJ Scot Project; Hex Hector; Above & Beyond; John Creamer; Johnny Vicious; Jono Grant; Mac Quayle; Peter Rauhofer; Riva; Stephane K.
Recording information: Austria; Bingo Boys Studio; Heliac Studio, Belgium; Other Productions 2000; The Snake Pit.
Editor: Johnny Vicious.
Arrangers: Alex d'Elia; Andrea Doria.
The inaugural volume in the Ultra Dance series rounds up many of the most popular dancefloor songs in America for one non-stop flurry of big hits. The New York record label invites Johnny Vicious to mix the tracks as best he can. They also give him the opportunity to mix a second disc of more cutting-edge tracks. The tracks on this second disc aren't anywhere near as popular as those on the first disc of this two-disc set. Ultra appropriately tags the first disc as "Main Floor" and the second as "Underground." Of the two, the first is most interesting, not so much because it offers nothing except hits but rather because you wonder how Vicious mixes such a set. He begins with Nelly Furtado, Jessica Simpson, and Amber -- granted, these are dancefloor remixes -- before moving to the album's gem, iio's "Rapture," a song that perfectly blends pop and dance without compromising either. From there, Vicious moves toward more eccentric fare like Green Velvet's crazed "La la Land" and PPK's powerful "Resurrection." The second disc foregoes recognizable tracks for more "underground" ones. Here you sense that Vicious is playing you the records he wants to play, mostly progressive tracks that substitute the pop attributes of songs like "Rapture" with yet more intensity. In England, Ministry of Sound has released albums like this for years -- several a year, in fact. It's good to see America get a similar series that caters to its own, rather than England's, tastes. ~ Jason Birchmeier
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