Paul van Dyk

Millennium Megamixes

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Horribly cluttered, shameless bootleg that seems to just ram together a series of remixes previously available on Paul Van Dyk's singles. Yes, it's as good as that sounds. Both Paul Oakenfold's and John Digweed's remixes of the inconspicuous "Words" merely fiddle when they should really have fun, none of the reinterpretations of "We Are Alive" are too far removed from Alice Deejay pop slurp, and the "Club Mix" of "Love Stimulation" is just bad. Very bad. Luckily, some of these mixes manage to reconstruct those graceful trance steps already known in spite of such brazen money-grubbing displays; the "Icey Mix" of "We Are Alive," most notably, still uses those sappy vocals but shoves them through a strainer of breakbeats. Hole by hole. Such an exception confirms the idea that you're better off filling any lasting Paul Van Dyk cravings with live DJ sets, not this garbage.

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