DJ Neal Crawford reveals his five current favourite dance tracks. You can catch him playing this Saturday at Phoenix, at the Colombian’s new tribal house night on Fridays, plus he’s a regular at Arq, the Shift, Candy’s Apartment and Queer Nation.

MAN ON MARS (DJ Jan & Christophe Chantzis Remix) Komakino
This track is written and produced by Ralph Fritsch, a.k.a. Ralph Fridge, and Detlef Hastik from Germany. I used to play the Martin Eyerer Mix a couple of years ago until I heard this version on the Tiesto In Concert DVD. Oh my gawd, what a great trance remix. Before you realise it, you are caught up in a hip-grinding boogie.

NO ONE ON EARTH (Gabriel & Dresden Remix)
Above & Beyond feat. Zoe Johnston

If you like previous works by G & D you’ll love this emotion-evoking 4am track. It has a beautifully haunting vocal with an airy synth and a very catchy beat. You’ll find yourself singing along to it the very first time you hear it.

EVERYTHING BUT THE RUSH
Unknown White Label

This bootleg has what sounds like the work of Gabriel & Dresden’s remix of As The Rush Comes reworked with the vocals from Everything But The Girl’s Missing. I love this track. It is a very powerful and progressive number that will leave you wanting to hear it again and again and again -¦

RAIN DOWN ON ME (Tiesto Vocal Remix)
Kane

This has to be by far the strongest male-vocal trance track I have ever heard. It’s sung by Dinand Woesthoff from the Dutch rock band Kane. Although it’s similar to the original album version, Tiesto has given it a unique makeover which will send you through the roof in the last four minutes. I’ve been playing it solidly since it arrived in Australia. On the Tiesto DVD you can see Dinand perform it live, sending 25,000 party people into a hands-in-the-air frenzy. Gives me goosebumps every time.

3RD EARTH (Agnelli & Nelson Afterburn Remix)
Scott Bond vs Solar Stone

I don’t really have to say much here except that it’s by the amazing Agnelli & Nelson. You can figure the rest out!

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