DJ T has been a shining light in the artist roster at German label Get Physical in the last year or two. His releases are constantly on the playlists of big name DJ’s and it is no surprise to see his success rewarded by the label with his debut artist album, Boogie Playground. The album also features perhaps his biggest hit, the irresistible ‘Freemind’, a track which really saw DJ T’s name magnify around the world.
Funk On You is an early highlight in the album, with melodic bleeps riding smoothly over a chunky and downright dirty baseline. A Guy Called Jack has a pretty tasty jacking baseline while Cal Aca bounces throughout with tripped out sequences of warped low end baselines. Rising is a moody cut that builds delightfully and it again sees DJ T unleash a deep and tasty baseline, keeping the groove flowing. The Calling has a pretty retro feel while Rave d’Amour sees the album hit its tripped out peak. Dark Room is a pretty tasty gritty number while the upbeat drums of Marching Theme lift the mood of the album up a notch.
The retro vibes return with Neon and its booming electro baselines while many will be familiar with the smooth builds and reverbs of Freemind. What follows is a smooth and uplifting piece in Rimini and then Glitter, another smooth flowing track with a smooth low end and melodic pads. Class of 1984 concludes the album with great style using downbeat drums, a chunky grinding baseline and sweeping effects.
In terms of variety of styles and pace, the album is lacking in some parts, but this fault is overlooked due to the quality of each production. It is pretty much club orientated with most tracks having a solid beat behind them, and if you have heard the quality of DJ T before, then I think you will be pleased with the 13 tracks he has come up with here.
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