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The Best of Platipus

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UK label Platipus has been releasing real trance music since 1993 and 24 of their finest tracks are gathered here and artfully mixed by the Australian DJ, Anthony Pappa. The man behind the label, Simon Berry, records as Art Of Trance and five of his tracks appear on this compilation, alongside many other melodic and atmospheric tracks by respected artists such as Quietman, LSG, Humate and Terra Firma. Trance's other heroes Ferry Corsten and BT appear under the pseudonyms Albion and Libra, respectively. Trance fans will recognise classic tracks such as "Two Full Moons & A Trout" by Union Jack and "Calling Your Name" by Libra Presents Taylor.

Platipus is a label favoured by big-name DJs like John Digweed, Sasha, Paul Oakenfold and Nick Warren and if you enjoy the music played by them, you will instantly recognise the shimmering, dramatic style of many of these tracks. The quality of the music and Pappa's mixing provide excellent proof that electronic music can be emotional and involving when the technology is used imaginatively. Don't buy the latest computer-mixed trance cash-in: buy this and discover the real thing.

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