Starting a retrospective of Mystre’s tapes with Natural Mystic is a bit like starting a Star Wars marathon with Empire Strikes Back… Sure, there are some other great ones in the series, but it’s never going to get this good again. But what can I say, I wanted to break out the good stuff early. I couldn’t wait to hear it again.
This tape was on repeat in my Walkman for pretty much the entirety of my freshman year in college which is when I started DJing (I guess I’m dating myself here.) It’s one of those albums I used as my introduction to a new genre, and consequently I own about half the records on the tape. I love the harder songs on side one, the tribal-trance at the beginning of side two, and the last track, “Words” by Paul Van Dyk, was my favorite song in world for a few months there. I only digitized one of the tracks for our Bonus Beats section, but if anyone out there wants more, comment below with the track you’re looking for… there’s a good chance I have it lying around somewhere.
Natural Mystic Side A (right-click to download)
Natural Mystic Side B (right-click to download)
Whoosh - Whoosh (Baby Doc Remix) (Second track on side 1)
Oh, and if you like this set so much that you want it on CD, I’m sure F8 would appreciate it if you bought a copy HERE.