Paul van Dyk - Time Of Our Lives / Connected (Positiva)
UK release date: 6 October 2003
An interesting collaboration between trance meister Paul van Dyk and the up and coming Vega 4 which, on the evidence of the radio edit, is a long way from van Dyk's conventional take on trance music.
The vocals often bring Placebo's Brian Molko to mind but are suitably anthemic, particularly in van Dyk's more trademark club mix that follows. This club mix is easily the best thing here, a pounding kick drum and insistent bass line with a cool string part in the backing.
The final piece in the jigsaw is a remix of the tune used by Motorola in their recent campaign and is a good slice of trance, although van Dyk's decision to move the music up a tone briefly backfires towards the end. All in all though, a quality dance package which bodes well for the forthcoming album.