Various Artists

Future Trance, Vol. 16

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The Universal-series Future Trance uses each volume to surround a handful of successful club hits -- just enough to keep the average listener clued in -- with a large number of no-name ho-hummers. Though most of the installments include 40 tracks, the compilers resort to using single edits in most cases, which typically strip the orignal versions of power; trimming two or three minutes off these tracks is about as smart as wiping the chorus off a pop song. So, in many ways, the listener is only getting part of the picture. This volume features Jam & Spoon's "Be Angeled," Plaything's "Into Space," Voodoo & Serano's "Slide to the Vibe," and Airforce One's "Trance Airport."

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