Majestic / GTS

Release Date: September 2, 2009

Track Listing:

  1. Love’s About To Change My Heart (feat. Robbie Danzie)
  2. Last Chance feat. Baby M
  3. Everybody Everybody
  4. Defcon
  5. Lovin You feat. Arvin Homa Aya
  6. As feat. KG
  7. Straight Line
  8. Meet Me On The Dance Floor feat. Brenda Vaugn
  9. From Summer To Autumn
  10. New World feat. Melodie Sexton
  11. Everlasting Love (Turbo’s 5AM Mix feat. Mink)
  12. Last Chance (Japanese Version) feat. Baby M
  13. Killing Me Softly With His Song (Turbo’s Sigma Mix) feat. Double

Review

GTS is a 3 member group consisting of a DJ (GEE) and 2 composers (TURBO & SATOSHI HIDAKA). Their sound can be described as uplifting and funky vocal House. They’re comparable to House Nation (another Japanese production crew) but with a stronger influence from U.S. Garage styled House.

Majestic is GTS’ 19th studio release (if you count compilations and such). Since the members roles are primarily behind the scenes, this album features a variety of vocalists up front. A few to make note of are KG (he sang Tear Drops with Maki Goto), Mink, Double and Melodie Sexton.

With that said it makes sense that the majority of the songs on this album are vocal tracks. There are a few instrumentals in between to break things up that range from Tribal House (Defcon) to Down Tempo (From Summer to Autumn).

As stated before there is a strong U.S. Garage House influence on this album with the best examples being  As, A New World and Love’s About to Change My Heart. Of these songs As stands out the most. I have heard a couple of dance covers of this song and this is one of my favorite versions.

Also included are some more pop oriented club tracks such as Last Chance (feat. Baby M), Everlasting Love and a cover of Black Box’s Everybody Everybody. While not exactly the best cover version of the song, it’s a unique take.

Speaking of covers (there are a few here), the album ends with a rendition of Killing Me Softly With His Song and it’s quite nice. Double was a good pick to do the vocal duties. She doesn’t pull any crazy diva notes or anything and keeps things simple.

This is a great collection of songs that should please many a dance connoisseur.

Majestic (Japan Version)