Rui Da Silva's soulful "Touch Me" makes a compelling opener for a trance compilation—so compelling, in fact, that it was the lead track on last year's Trance Party Vol.

Rui Da Silva's soulful "Touch Me" makes a compelling opener for a trance compilation—so compelling, in fact, that it was the lead track on last year's Trance Party Vol. 1 (Robbins), mixed by the Happy Boys. That earlier set, which deftly bridged trance and danceable pop, also featured Kernkraft 400's thumping "Zombie Nation"—appearing again here. Like Kosheen's darkly delicious "Hide U" (which appeared on the Happy Boys' subsequent House Party Vol. 1), the biggest hits on this uneven collection have already been well circulated, and there's not much new here in terms of remixes or production. That's not to say that Most Wanted 3 doesn't deliver driving beats and infectious synth riffs; songs like the haunting "Silence" by Delirium (featuring Sarah McLachlan) delight. But the truly choice tracks here—typically a year or two old—would be more accurately described as "already bought" than "most wanted."—WH

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