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“Live As . . .” Supreme

Belfast DJ Greg Downey’s CV fea­tures all the names you’d ex­pect to see namechecked by a ris­ing young trancer. From Gate­crasher, Space and Godskitchen to the pa­tron­age of lead­ing lights John Dig­weed, Ed­die Hal­li­well and Paul van Dyk, Downey has packed a lot into his six years jock­ing home and away. “Live As . . .”, recorded at 2007’s Plan­et­love fes­ti­val in Co Antrim, is Downey’s de­but live mix re­lease and a fine guide to his taste in trancey and big-room sounds. You get a flavour of Downey’s own pro­duc­tions (Once Again), his choice in bat­tle weapons (the ri­otous elec­tro melt­down of Ron­ski Speed’s Soul Seeker) and an in­di­ca­tion of what the young North­erner can do on the remix tip (Bedrock’s Heaven Scent). As call­ing cards go, it’s one Downey will be us­ing for some time to come. www.mys­ downey Down­load tracks: Ron­ski Speed, Soul Seeker; Greg Downey, Once Again

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