One thing's for certain: Canadian DJ/remixer Max Graham had some larger-than-life shoes to fill when he agreed to mix the latest volume in this successful trance series.

One thing's for certain: Canadian DJ/remixer Max Graham had some larger-than-life shoes to fill when he agreed to mix the latest volume in this successful trance series. As those in the electronic underground (and a few in the pop mainstream) are well aware, Paul Oakenfold, Dave Ralph, and Sandra Collins, respectively, handled the deft turntable maneuverings of the series' first three volumes. While following in the footsteps of such globally revered names could pose a problem for some, Graham simply does what he's been hired to do—and turns it out. Never one to be a slouch in the DJ department, Graham masterfully weaves a musical landscape of the progressive, epic kind, encompassing house and, naturally, trance. In addition to featuring two of his own tracks ("Tell You" and "Shoreline"), Graham spotlights such fine nuggets as Ogenki Clinic's "First Light," a live version of Hybrid's "High Life" (snuggled alongside Underworld's "Kittens"), and Blackwatch's "Skin Deep" on this mesmerizing two-disc set.—MP