The reunification of Josh Gabriel and Dave Dresden has resulted in many great things, including this new compilation album. When I first listened to this, I was not sure of what to expect. By the time I finished with both discs, I was pleasantly surprised with what I heard. This is a very interesting compilation which involves a wide variety of music. This is not your typical single-genre mix album because you get a little bit of everything in here. House, techno, trance, and glitch are all on the menu, and G&D serve it up in two fun mixes. The tracklists do include some older songs, but everything works well together. The first disc starts off with a nice mashup of Beautiful Things with the Barnes & Heatcliff remix of TyDi’s Good Dream. This sets the mood for the remainder of the disc, as we get a heavy dose of funk and techno. Remixes of two older G&D productions featuring Jan Burton make their way in here, along with an eccentric remix of As the Rush Comes. Starting from Duca’s Bum Tras and on, the second half of this mix is my favorite part of this album. Productions by Umek, Mr. Blink, and Tiesto really keep things bouncing along nicely. Disc 2 is just as funky as the first, although there is a bigger electro influence in this one. There are a handful of G&D productions in this mix, including remixes of Flying Blind and Tracking Treasure Down. There are also two mashups, one of Let Go and the Arty remix of Synapse Dynamics, and the other one is the Dust in the Control Room banger. Tunes by Dada Life, D-Wayne vs Jacob van Hage, Funkagenda, and Adam K complete  the rest of the mix in true electro-fashion. The only track that seems out of place is the last Winter Kills song, and although it is a nice closing number, it doesn’t cohere very well with the 2nd half of disc 2. That song aside, the rest of the album flows well and it provided me with a nice change of pace. Check out this multifaceted compilation below.

CD1
01 Gabriel & Dresden – Ascending
02 Andain – Beautiful Things (Acapella)
03 tyDi – Good Dream (Barnes & Heatcliff Remix)
04 Big World feat. Markus Binapfl – Quadrillion (Moguai Remix)
05 Fedde Le Grand – Metrum
06 Dominik de Leon & Gum Me – Awake
07 Gabriel & Dresden feat. Jan Burton – New Path (Dave Aude 2007 Unreleased Mix)
08 Felguk – Blow Out
09 D-Mad – She Gave Happiness (Arty Remix)
10 Gabriel & Dresden feat. Jan Burton – Dangerous Power (It’s The DJ Kue Remix!)
11 Duca – Bum Tras
12 Mr. Blink – Gecko
13 Umek – Slap
14 Tiësto – Surrounded By Light
15 Adam Beyer & Alan Fitzpatrick – Human Reason
16 Gabriel & Dresden – Ascending
17 Motorcycle – As The Rush Comes (It’s The DJ Kue Remix!)



CD2

01 Mat Zo – Synapse Dynamics (Arty Remix)
02 Gabriel & Dresden feat. Molly – Let Go (Acapella)
03 Arty – Around The World
04 Dada Life – White Noise/Red Meat
05 Fedde Le Grand – Control Room
06 Gabriel & Dresden feat. Molly Bancroft – Dust In The Wind
07 D-Wayne vs Jacob van Hage – Eponym
08 Funkagenda & Adam K – Drift
09 Josh Gabriel presents Winter Kills – Deep Down (Josh Gabriel Remix)
10 Gabriel & Dresden, Sentinels & Francis Preve – Servo vs Colossus
11 Arty & Mat Zo – Rebound (Gabriel & Dresden Edit)
12 Gabriel & Dresden feat. Passion for Plaid – Flying Blind (Mixed For Feet Remix)
13 William A – Alpha (Josh Gabriel Remix)
14 Andain – Promises (Gabriel & Dresden Remix)
15 Gabriel & Dresden feat. Molly -  Tracking Treasure Down Revisited (Gabriel & Dresden Remix)
16 Josh Gabriel presents Winter Kills – Oklahoma Town