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Moussa Clarke

The Euphoria cover logo in green neon on a black background with green lasers

With the release of its first edition – 'For The Mind, Body and Soul' – via Telstar Records in early 1999, the ‘Euphoria’ mix compilation series quickly became one of the most popular and prolific of its kind, launching the big-room oriented trance, progressive and hard house sounds of clubland into the CD drives of thousands. 25 years later, Harold Heath looks back on its legacy, and on how its balance of clever commercial marketing and authentic live energy enshrined ‘Euphoria’ in UK dance music history

It’s 1999, and across the UK, countless car stereos and home systems are pumping out the planet-sized synth riffs of big-room trance. Tracks by Paul...