Dirty Vegas caused quite a stir with the highly rotated Days Go By released back in 2001, they probably caused a bit of confusion too as their name sounded so close to Death In Vegas (maybe it was just me), but now they are back in force, with a mixed CD showcasing the trio's DJ-ing and track selection abilities. Adding the words Sound System to the end of your name usually requires a live group back up in most cases.
For those that are familiar with Days Go By should not have any trouble getting accustomed to this mix as it is a full hour of deep, tribal house with a few cheesy vocals on top, but why oh why would you get a Kylie Minogue track to start the thing off eh? Sorry to Kylie fans out there - I'm just not down with it. What's even more interesting is that the information sheet accompanying this release showed a completely different and much longer tracklisting including Donna Summer's "I Feel Love". If that version of the mix is floating around somewhere, please pass it on.
Back to the mix...
Thankfully Scumfrog turns Kylie's Love At First Sight into a thumping dirty house number using some of the wickedest sounding bass drum noises I have heard. Add in some whisper vocals on top, throw in the tribal percussion and it sounds pretty decent.
However, Oscar G & Ralph Falcon's Dark Beat takes the tribal theme one step further featuring a wicked percussion break in the middle and it rides on that for most of the tune.
The Worldies come in next with their hit, 2 Months Off - huge, huge tune - before Timo Maas pulls off his remix of Starecase's See - a moody tribal house tune with some interesting male vocals on it and it doesn't stop there either - the tribal beats and male vocals continue on to Keep On Moving by recent visitor to Oz shores, Frankie Knuckles.
Sandy Rivera's Changes picks up the mood a little, still on the progressive tip, it adds in a little deep house flavour to the mix. The first of two Dirty Vegas tunes finally gets mixed in and Ghosts goes back to the moody progressive feel of the beginning of the mix.
Celeda's Be Yourself (And No One Else) brings back the tribal percussion and a bit of techy funk to the mix, tech stabs aplenty alongside disco diva like vocals - wicked tune!
Basically the mix continues on this theme in it's entirety. For fans of deep progressive with lots of vocals incorporated in it, this mix is definitely for you. Even more so if you don't mind a bit of Kylie.
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