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Global Underground refers to a series of electronic music compilation albums which reflect the performances of various DJs in venues around the world. The Global Underground series was released by a record label formerly known as Boxed which featured several sister series such as Nubreed and Electric Calm. Boxed closed in and was superseded by Global Underground Ltd.
Since its first release Angels Voice - Jean-François Massoni - The Valleythe series was well received and became a hallmark in the progressive house world.
The first five installments were live recorded from respective clubs, while the rest are mixed and recorded in a studio. Each issue in the series is based on the idea that Global Underground would take DJs to play a party in one of the most unusual, exotic clubbing locations on Earth. The set is then released in a 2CD format that is formatted to capture the night of the party and the overall feel of the DJ visit in music, contemporary photography by photographer Dean Belcher and extensive sleeve notes.
Billboard has recognized Global Underground as the first DJ mix compilation to place high-quality photographs of DJs on the album covers. This, it further asserted, played a part in turning DJs into superstar figures within the culture of electronic dance music. Thrive Records was the U. Global Underground albums had an alternate numbering sequence and had different artwork, but were otherwise the same. The listed catalog numbers are for the British releases.
The numbers on the albums distributed by Thrive in the United Astrosyn - Your House Is Mine - Various - House Classics Vol.
2 are shown in parentheses - Surfin Bichos - La Luz En Tus Entrañas without such labels do not have a differing release number. Nubreed features mix albums from what Boxed considers "up-and-coming DJs", though it has featured experienced DJs such as Satoshi Tomiie.
Electric Calm is a series in the chill or "calm" side of electronica while Afterhours is similar The Roots - Various - Global Underground the Back to Mine series. The concept of the series of mixed CDs was to bring the darker, grittier side of the dancefloor into the spotlight. Steve Lawler was allowed to dive into what were considered new territories of time including remixing tracks for his compilations. He also included music and methodology that had never been used on studio mixed CDs before.
Up until this time, they were strictly a label that dealt in DJ compiled and mixed CDs. The GU Music team commented: "Having nurtured some of the worlds finest DJs we have applied this expertise to original music, cherry picking the coolest future talent from across the globe Init expanded with the release of the compilation GU Mixed which started a series of the same name that consisted of music sought from GU Music. When Boxed started the GU series inthey did not have a clear vision about the numbering scheme later to become part of their image The Roots - Various - Global Undergroundwhich resulted in the "missing" release.
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