This is Defected's third foray 'in the house', and concentrates on the up and coming talents of Belgium's Junior Jack and Kid Creme. For me it's the best in the series so far, with some uplifting vocal anthems, instrumental trickery and good humour along the way. Throughout there's never the feeling of a formula being adhered to, always a good thing!
Kicking off with the soulful 'Late At Night' track, CD1 moves through euphoric US house from Soulsearcher, some funky bass from Tune 500 and the massive DJ Gregory 'Tropical Soundclash'. Chicken Lips' funky 80s throwback 'He Not In' gets remix treatment from Mutiny and is superbly mixed into Mike Dunn's familiar anthem 'God Made Me Phunky', a moment that reminds me how much more creative some DJs could be at mixing! John Ciafone's 'Everyday' is a bit tooo much information on the nipple front (you have to listen!) and the mix closes with more from DJ Gregory.
CD2 contains much more of the duo's production work, so we get the excellent remix of Thick D's 'Insatiable', an inspired pairing of Maphia Ltd's 'Chasing' with Dajae in full acappella effect, and Roland Clarke's ideal world, Powers That Be taking him to 'Planet Rock'. Kid Creme tackles Shakedown's 'At Night' to close.
Some rich Belgian delicacies on offer here then, but my advice is don't eat them all at once!
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