Built on the principals of innovation and diversity and fuelled by its upfront vision, GATECRASHER– the groundbreaking club brand- has propelled dance-music into the hearts of millions. Now, over three storming CDs, comes 49 defining Gatecrasher moments, featuring classic and future anthems from TIESTO, ARMIN VAN BUUREN, PAUL VAN DYK, PAUL OAKENFOLD, VERRACOCHA, U2, GOURYELLA, WILLIAM ORBIT, AYLA, BINARY FINARY, COSMIC GATE and ART of TRANCE.
The CDs mixed by GATECRASHER stalwarts JUDGE JULES, MATT HARDWICK and SCOTT BOND encapsulate a sonic soundscape of sixteen years of GATECRASHER and are an explosive, euphoric, fuck-yeah, hands in the air journey through the laser-imprinted anthems that guided to Gatecrasher to supremacy.
GATECRASHER’S TRANCE ANTHEMS 1993-2009 invokes stunning memories of trance’s golden era from the soaring melodies and powerful pianos of Humate’s Love Stimulation, to the evocative and climatic seminal Paul Van Dyk anthem For an Angel remixed exclusively for 2009 by Filo & Peri. The dramatic sonic journey continues with the sacred vocal trance of Not Over Yet from Planet Perfecto, Paul Oakenfold’s beautifully emotive epic Summer Sun, Armin Van Burren’s dramatic and ethereal Ubik and upfront future anthem Could Be Love from Judge Jules.
From humble beginnings to a world-conquering global club brand, Gatecrasher has continued to push boundaries and dominate dance music for 16 years. It’s reputation as a flamboyant, individual and hedonistic brand continues to grow and the Gatecrasher name remains emblazoned in the heart and soul of clubbers throughout the world.
The Gatecrasher lion has always sat proudly at the forefront of clubland, responsible of some of the most awe-inspiring, never-to- be- forgotten events."2000GC" Millennium Eve event at the Don Valley Stadium, road blocked events at Birmingham’s NEC Area and the sell-out Summer Sound System festival are immortalised in club-history .
If you were there when Tiesto and Timo Maas both made their UK debuts at the club, or when Paul van Dyk rocked 27,000 people at the Don Valley stadium. If you recall with moist eyes watching England beat Germany 5-1 on the huge screens at the Gatecrasher Summer Sound System, before heading off to dance until the sun rose. If you risked life and limb each Saturday, travelling across the ‘snake’s pass’ from Manchester or got that buzz of anticipation as you headed up the M1 and the first signs for Sheffield began to go racing past, this album is for you..
2009 sees Gatecrasher continue in its quest to be world-renowned with the opening of its £5million flagship venue in Birmingham. Since the club opened over ½ million clubbers have flocked to the venue with DJs including Eric Morillo, Tall Paul, Fedde Le Grand and Laid Back Luke rating the club amongst the top venues in the world. Gatecrasher’s Trance Anthems provides the perfect opportunity to look back to the club’s heritage, as the brand further evolves and broadens its musical spectrum.
Judge Jules commented:
"Gatecrasher has occupied a significant place in my heart since I became resident there in the late 90s. There was simply no place like it in terms of atmosphere and unique, musically-knowledgeable crowd. Now, after sixteen years, it’s proved its credentials by weathering every clubland storm, coming out stronger and just as relevant as ever."
Gatecrasher’s Trance Anthems is a salute to one of the most iconic clubbing movements in dance music . A sonic-soundscape of clubbing history immortalised forever. Re-live the future.
CD 1 (Scott Bond’s Mix)
1. U2 – Lemon (Perfecto Mix)
2. Libra presents Taylor – Anomaly (Calling Your Name) (Granny Epicure Remix)
3. Conjoure One – Tears From The Moon (Tiesto Mix)
4. Humate – Love Stimulation (Love Mix)
5. Armin Van Buuren – Communication
6. Binary Finary – 1998 (Paul Van Dyk Remix)
7. Atlantis vs Avatar – Fiji (Lange Remix)
8. Adam White & Andy Moor presents White Room – White Room (Original Mix)
9. Gouryella – Ligaya
10. Marco V – Echoes (V:ision Mix)
11. Tiesto – Traffic
12. Cygnus X – The Orange Theme (Moonman’s Orange Juice Remix)
10. Paul van Dyk- For An Angel 2009 (Filo & Peri Remix)
13. Westbam vs Red Jerry – Wizards Of The Sonic (Matt Darey Remix)
14. Planet Perfecto featuring Grace – Not Over Yet 99 (Matt Darey Remix)
15. Scott Bond & Solarstone – The Bullet (Retrocrasher Mix)
17. William Orbit – Barber’s Adagio For Strings (Ferry Corsten Remix)
CD 2 (Matt Hardwick’s Mix)
1. Lustral – Everytime (Way Out West’s Sunrise Mix)
2. Chakra – Home (Tilt [Topline] Mix)
3. Push – Strange World (Airwave Remix)
4. Evoke – Arms Of Loren
5. Paul van Dyk – Forbidden Fruit (Giuseppe Ottoviani Mix)
6. Veracocha – Carte Blanche
7. Plastic Boy – Silver Bath
8. Ernesto & Bastian – Darkside Of The Moon
9. Oakenfold – Southern Sun (Tiesto Remix)
10. Ben Gold ft. Senadee – Today
11. Matt Hardwick – I am DJ (Ben Gold Mix)
12. Deep Dish – Say Hello (Club Mix)
13. Timo Maas – Ubik (Dance Original Mix)
14. Above and Beyond ft. Zoe Johnston – No One On Earth (Gabrielle and Dresden)
15. Airwave – Lady Blue
16. Jorio – Remember Me (Space Butlers Remix)
17. Ayla – Ayla
CD 3 (Judge Jules Mix)
1. Judge Jules – Gotta Be Heard
2. Wippenberg – Chakalaka (Tristan D Remix)
3. Arnej – Dust In The Wind
4. Armin Van Buuren ft. Cathy Burton – Rain (Cosmic Gate Remix)
5. Breakfast – Remember
6. Judge Jules – Could Be Love (with Headstrong)
7. Melodia – Phoenix (Will Atkinson Mix)
8. Cosmic Gate – F.A.V
9. Team Sr – Leaving London (Mac & Taylor Remix)
10. Dero – Dero’s Rave
11. Fred Baker – Ibiza Project 2009
12. Art Of Trance – Madagascar (Richard Durand Remix)
13. Heatbeat – Vergatron
14. John O’Callaghan Ft Sarah Howells – Find Yourself
15. Cliffe Coenraad – Gone South