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Christopher Lawrence - Gatecrasher: Live In Moscow

Released on Ministry of Sound, 3/19/07

Let's go, all you hyped up die-hard, trance dancing, never ready for tire, musical mongrels! Here’s Christopher Lawrence mixing his best sick shtick on Gatecrasher: Live In Moscow. This imported two CD showcase is a huge landmine of ferocious energy from one underground trance mix exploding into another. For trance fans, Gatecrasher: Live In Moscow is an absolute must-have!

Hailing out of L.A, Christopher Lawrence shot into the top 10 with the highest new entry at number four on DJ Magazine’s list of Top 100 in 2006. The rag was collecting more than 200,000 votes from 229 countries and there are only 243 recognized countries in the world. The truly global reach of DJ culture is dominated by the Dutch (Ferry Corsten, Tiesto, Armin Van Buuren), Germany (Paul Van Dyk, ATB, Blank & Jones), the UK (Paul Oakenfold, DJ Dan, Sasha, Carl Cox) and finally the U.S., importing Deep Dish with worldly fervor.

Since 1993, Gatecrasher is one of the UK’s most influential migrating clubbing brands and the most outstanding dance club changing the face of club culture on a global helm. Gatecrasher: Live In Moscow is the first in a new series of DJ-summoned mix albums that Christopher Lawrence wrecks effects at the Gaudi Arena club in Moscow.

When in Russia, CL wowed the crowds and launched them into an all night set of authentic trance done oh-so on the smooth tip. Not much time is wasted with the heavy intros as CL just gets down to business creating his trance dance energy where you’ll either peel your tush off the seat or get on the floor. Most music in trance is laid up with vocals these days, not our CL. He relies on just the pulsating thump and the right dose of hardcore electronic-osis to get you to shake your rump.

The two discs on Gatecrasher: Live In Moscow is super tight and seamless, while it is the second disc that will take you into the center of where the spheric energy holds on. The surge of slight flux that takes you into the next plane of ecstasy starts with track 4, "Beyond the Limit". Further titillating is “Rasa Lila” by John “00" Flemming, which has you jumping on a trampoline while the next two tracks by Lee Haslam dangles you in the air. This cluster of trance orgasmos is extended by John “00" Flemming's “Fused". And if that didn’t burn your britches, you can go at it again with “Awakening” by Nick Rowland. The last track, “Lift” by Sean Tyras leaves you a little tired but by then but the shift of slowing down will be nowhere in sight.

Transitions on this CD are flawless. Minus the moving frenetic crowds, the boozing and the dance oasis, Gatecrasher: Live In Moscow is inclusive of a scorching good time.

Rating: 3.75 out of 5 Stars.