Recorded live at Metronom Lab Studio
All tracks written and produced by Vadim Zhukov.
Producer, DJ, and Songwriter Vadim Zhukov got his start in music as a young pianist. Having discovered electronic music at a young age, he later started developing his own sound. In 2004, the global music phenomenon wrote and produced a track titled 'Sliver Star' which was dubbed by Above & Beyond as 'Unsung Hero' on their 'Trance Around the World' Show on Ministry of Sound Radio. Since then Vadim has scored a plethora of releases as Vadim Zhukov, Stanley Progman,Vadik ,Double V and VEE ZED
Progressive house emerged after the first wave of house music. The roots of progressive house can be traced back to the early 1990s rave and club scenes in the United Kingdom. In 1992, Mixmag described it at the time as a "new breed of hard but tuneful, banging but thoughtful, uplifting and trancey British house." A combination of US house, UK house, Italian house, German house, and techno largely influenced one another during this era. The term was used mainly as a marketing label to differentiate new rave house from traditional American house. Progressive house was a departure from the Chicago acid house sound. The buzz word emerged from the rave scene around 1990 to 1992, describing a new sound of house that broke away from its American roots. Progressive house was viewed by some as anti-rave as its popularity rose in English clubs while breakbeat hardcore flourished at raves. According to DJ Dave Seaman, the sound faced a backlash in the early 1990s because “it had gone the same way as progressive rock before it. Pompous, po-faced and full of its own self importance. But basically was really quite boring."The label progressive house was often used interchangeably with trance in the early years.
Progressive Trance became the sound of the world's dance floors by the end of the millennium. Critics ridiculed its focus on predictable breakdowns and relative lack of skill to beat-mix, but progressive trance was caned by the hottest DJs (Oakenfold, Tong, Sasha) and spotlighted in the main rooms of Britain's largest clubs (Gatecrasher, Cream, Ministry of Sound, Home). Though progressive trance producers rarely focused on much more than getting their singles on Tong's radio show or Sasha's latest mix album, a few acts (most notably, Paul Van Dyk and Hybrid) soon began translating the sound into the full-length realm.