Christopher Lawrence

Subculture, Vol. 01

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On 2006's SUBCULTURE, lauded trance DJ Christopher Lawrence presents a striking in-the-mix compilation that immediately floors listeners with the one-two punch of Wrecking Machines' surging "Hybercube" and Nicholas Bennison's pulsing "Exocet." The collection continues with unrelenting beats and bold synth lines that wind through appropriately titled tracks such as Jan Loper's "I Can't Stop" and Tryptich's "Dance of Time," which are expressly designed for high-energy club workouts. What SUBCULTURE lacks in variety, it makes up for in sheer force, with a only few tracks (namely John Askew's "Game Over" and Orion's "Universal Ping Pong") altering the pounding rhythms enough to change the pace of this hard-charging set.

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