Review: Pure, infectious, filthy, brilliant club energy. Steve Marie takes the a-side by the horns, first with the ravey, jacked up acid cut "JuplVtrax", then the nimble drum work and ducking and diving synths of "Psychedelia", which brings to mind flickering old VHS of illicit field gatherings from the nineties. Astral Body then takes you even deeper down the rabbit hole with the manic 303 and hyperdrive drums of "Galaxy Beat". "Equinox" closes things out with surging solar waves, rippling acid modulations and kaleidoscopic colours that leave you breathless. Reach for the lasers, etc.
Universal Nation (The original 'Real anthem' mix) (10:18)
Review: It's been 21 years since the release of Push's "Universal Nation", a spacey and hypnotic trance classic that first featured on the top selling "The Real Anthem EP". Given that '90s trance classics - and, let's face it, "Universal Nation" is a stone cold classic - are now all the rage again, it seems a perfect time for Bonzai to reissue it. You'll find the Belgian's original mix on side B, with Dutch Drumcode dude Bart Skils delivering a contemporary A-side revision. He retains Push's original fluttering high-register refrain, replacing the backing track with a rambunctious, full-throttle groove that sits somewhere between big room techno and neo-trance.