GOLDEN SUN REMIXED
90’s underground Goa Trance/Electronica kings & contributors to the Matrix soundtrack, Juno Reactor, released their 8th album a couple of years ago “The Golden Sun of the Great East” which was a Middle Eastern driven cinematic symphonic Psy Trance epic.
This year they follow-up on that with a companion remix album which features remixes from Extrawelt, GMS, Bliss, Ritmo, Zeologic, Cylon, Modus, Tortured Brain, and Jitter.
“With The Golden Sun… Remixed, Juno Reactor presents a companion album to its most recent opus, The Golden Sun Of The Great East. An exotic mix of reinterpretations, this stunning album takes the songs in staggering and engaging new directions. Surging trance beats, blended together with cinematic world music flavors create an epic experience for the listener.”
Standouts for me were the pulsating Techno contributions from Extrawelt of the “Final Frontier” track and from Modus of “Shine”, the trippy Psy Trance rework of “Trans Siberian” by Cylon and the Prog Synth epic of “Playing with Fire” by Jitter.
The whole remix album rocks pretty hard and the remixes pay huge respect to the original tracks whilst taking things into riveting and exciting new directions. Both albums are a leading example of the emerging Transnational Psy Trance scene!
You can stream the original album here:
The Remixes drop on June 5, 2015 on Metropolis Records.
JUNO REACTOR MIDDLE EASTERN TOP 10
We’re also lucky enough to have an amazing Middle Eastern influenced Top 10 from the founder member of Juno Reactor, Ben Watkins, which is full of recent Transnational Arabic beauties. Some of these are really tasty! There’s everything here, Goa Trance, Dubstep, DnB, Trap, M.I.A., Electronica and Rock N’ Rai!
In no particular order:
JUNO REACTOR – GOD IS GOD FEAT. NATACHA ATLAS
EGYPTIAN EMPIRE – THE HORN TRACK
NUPHLO – 40 THIEVES
SYKOTIX – HYPNOSIS
M.I.A. – BAD GIRLS
JUNO REACTOR – TANTA PENA FEAT. YASMIN LEVY
BOMBAY DUB ORCHESTRA – BLUE MOSAIC
BROOKES BROTHERS – WARCRY
EMEL MATHLOUTHI – HOUDOU ON CALM
RACHID TAHA – BARRA BARRA
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