|Labels||Magic Island Records|
Roger Shah is one of these guys who loves to showcase a wide range of music, may it be during his live performances, his radio shows but also with his artist album and single releases. After celebrating the massive success under his Sunlounger moniker a few months back, he's now releasing his long awaited new mixcompilation "Magic Island Vol. 5". What seems to be a CD compilation, is in fact a 50%% artist album combined with brand new tracks of his Magic Island label artist roster. Roger manages again to take the listener onto a musical journey, diving into a wide range of music styles such as deep house, balearic, progressive and of course also trance. "Hope" is the official MI5 anthem, a true trance anthem with a warm bassline and percussion. The guitar sequence picks you up before the breakdown, and is teasing the euphoric feeling in the second part of the track. The emotional breakdown will make you close your eyes, feeling the warm pads. The guitars return will makes you want to throw your hands in the air until the built up is letting you re-open your eyes, clapping to the low bassdrum, until the main part brings you the final salvation. A true masterpiece in trance that brings back the good old days without sounding old-school at all.