Yes, you got it right! The mighty Outburst Records is ready to drop the third instalment in their compilation series ‘Outburst Records Presents Prism’ through Black Hole Recordings.
This time it’s mixed by Mark Sherry, who is joined by Scot Project and David Forbes as mix master contributors.
It feels like an almost indecent amount of time since Mark Sherry served us a Prism collection… On second thoughts, there’s no “almost” about it – it has! Captain Outburst has been anything but idle though, spending the interim DJing, A&Ring, label running, ‘Confirm Humanity’-releasing, remixing, producing and mastering his way around the known dance universe. Cast an eye over its third volume (dropping July 24) though and you’ll get a sense of recompense for ‘Prism’s absence.
‘3’ by name, three by its nature, for this edition Mark’s expanded his mix-comp to a third disc, meaning (no calculators needed!) it’s got two co-mixers attached. Scene legend Scot Project (not Scottish) and David Forbes (like Mr. Sherry, 100% Scot!) have jumped aboard, bringing heaps of the fiery stuff along-with. Collectively the trio deliver an awe/ear inspiring 60+ tracks to a release that’s less a music compilation, more a force of sonic nature!
In various forms, incarnations & guises, the productions of Corsten, Picotto, O’Callaghan, Durand, Genix, Sneijder, Vini Vici, Shapov, NERVO, Three Drives, Lostly, Shugz and manifold others run riot. As is its established, the third ‘Prism’ reserves plenty of track-space to newer creators and recently-arriving talent too, with young heel-snappers like Richard Tanselli, Systembreaker, Jardin and others work passing through this ‘Prism’. The mixes are naturally triple stacked with a mass of its protagonists’ own and pooled aliases like Gentech and Thick As Thieves. Premieres, exclusives, new collabs and first-hears abound, as Prism’s force multiplying Pt. 3 turns hard into a science!
Mark’s mix commences in the calm, some might even say graceful waters of… Nah, just kidding – it starts exactly as it continues – with the insanely powerful teeth-rattling trance-terrordome that is his KETNO collab, ‘Space Monkey’. From there comes a track-triple from Thick As Thieves (Sherry & Forbes), before he releases Will Rees’ ‘Candy Jack’, ’Perseverance’ from Richard Durand and his remake on Pulp Victim’s ‘The World’ out into the wild. Richard Tanselli’s max-out of Picotto’s ‘Like This Like That’ and BIG CMV’s Ariel/‘A9’ renovation set it on course for the big finish. All of which allows Joint Operations Centre’s (John O’Callaghan) ‘Meraxes’ and ‘Change Your Heart’ from Sherry/Scot Project paring Gentech to mop up the stragglers!
Conversely, Scot Project’s disc does start in the beatific – specifically with Genix’s pad-paradising ‘Rave’ and his Golden Girls’ ‘Kinetic’ rework. From there though – and with all the subtlety of a meat tenderizer – Scot Project engages the ‘crank’ lever and opens the throttle. Fuelled by some of his own musical moonshine, he locks his mix into a ferocious groove. In their original forms ‘M [Metropolis]’ & ‘H [Hypnotize]’ surface, swiftly followed by rewires of ‘FM [Feeling Me]’ and ‘S [Outer Space]’. The German legend then barrel rolls into a hot-run of other artists’ gear, with Adrenaline Dept, Renegade System, Zatox, Vini Vici vs Shapov vs NERVO all contributing to its heads-down charge.
‘Prism 3’s less-than-holy trinity is completed by David Forbes, who commences his mix with the toughest, taughtest, techiest retell of ‘Greece 2000’ you’re ever gonna hear. Its techno themes continue with David’s own Sebrof & DMCK ‘Phenomenon’, before Thick As Thieves check back in for some ‘Brain Control’. From there Mr. Forbes gets on a big solo roll, sending in quick succession ‘The Music’, ‘Hold Me’ and ‘Evolution Of Dance Music’ down the cables. ‘La Bomba’ from Shugz eyes the mix apex, while its accent continues with Sneijder’s ‘Chuck Norris’, summiting with Forbes’ own ‘TimeWarp’.
Cake on top of a cake, burger on top of pizza – when it comes to hard trance, this is what indulgence looks like! Mark Sherry, Scot Project & David Forbes – Outburst Records presents Prism Volume 3 (full tracklist details below) is ready to rock-em & sock-em from July 24. Available to pre-order/save now, – hey, after the last few months, you’ve earnt this!!
Disc 1 – Mixed by Mark Sherry
01. Mark Sherry & KETNO – Space Monkey (Tea Vuckovic Remix)
02. Thick As Thieves – Tingles
03. Thick As Thieves – Collide (Peter Fern Remix)
04. A*S*Y*S – Acid Wall
05. Thick As Thieves – Lysergic
06. Mark Sherry – Fire & Brimstone
07. Mark Sherry – Total Eclipse
08. Will Rees – Candy Jack
09. Richard Durand – Perseverance
10. Pulp Victim – The World (Mark Sherry Remix)
11. Dominant Space – Acid Rave
12. Systembreaker – Porcupine
13. Mauro Picotto – Like This Like That (Richard Tanselli Remix)
14. Mark Sherry & Richard Durand – Cosmic Dawn (Systembreaker Remix)
15. Ciaran McAuley & Clare Stagg – All I Want (Mark Sherry Remix)
16. Systembreaker – The End Of The World
17. Ariel – A9 (BIG CMV Remix)
18. Scot Project – O [Overdrive] (Mark Sherry’s Acidburst Remix)
19. Richard Tanselli – Wake Up!
20. Kriess Guyte – Rudeboy
21. Peetu S – Infected Sector
22. Joint Operations Centre – Meraxes
23. Gentech – Change Your Heart
Disc 2 – Mixed by Scot Project
01. Genix – Rave
02. Nikhil Prakash – Momentum
03. 2sher & Chris de Seed – Welcome Home
04. Golden Girls – Kinetic (Genix Remix)
05. Junk Project – Brightness [2K20] (T78 & MOTVS Remix)
06. CYB – Now (Drumcomplex Remix)
07. Scot Project – M [Metropolis]
08. Scot Project – H [Hypnotize]
09. Scot Project – FM [Feeling Me] (Shugz & David Rust Remix)
10. Scot Project – S [Outer Space] (D10 Remix)
11. Skysurfer – Colors (Wavetraxx Remix)
12. Sneijder & Billy Gillies – Rhino
13. Sam Jones – Because Of You
14. Darren Hall – Got 2 Keep
15. Adrenaline Dept. – U Got 2 Be There
16. Kinetica & Inversed – Amphetamine
17. Dave Steward – Planters Prism
18. Liam Melly – PowerTrip
19. Renegade System – When I Rock
20. Sholan – Savage System
21. Jan Vervloet vs DJ Ghost – Super Dry
22. H! Dude – Sexual Destruction
23. Vini Vici vs Shapov vs NERVO – My World
24. Black XS – Il Gato
25. Zatox – Let Me See Ya
Disc 3 – Mixed by David Forbes
01. Three Drives On A Vinyl – Greece 2000 (Thick As Thieves Remix)
02. Sebrof & DMCK – Phenomenon
03. Thick As Thieves – Brain Control
04. David Forbes & Lostly – In My Mind
05. David Forbes – The Music
06. David Forbes – Evolution Of Dance Music
07. David Forbes – Hold Me
08. Mickey Marr – Annihilation
09. Shugz – La Bomba
10. Jardin – 82
11. Sneijder – Chuck Norris
12. Sharkey & McFalane – ZEPHYR
13. David Forbes & Paul Denton – Format
14. Ashley Smith – Rock the Beat
15. David Forbes – TimeWarp