Pick a DJ. Then choose a city. It sounds like a previously tried and tested idea for a CD series, however before you jump to conclusions let me explain. Different to the Global Underground formula, the Decks & The City – Volume 1: New York CD series is actually set in home town of the DJ’s behind the mix as apposed to selecting a DJ, flying him/her to an exotic location to perform and basing the CD from that performance.
Volume 1 takes place in New York and is mixed and compiled by Irish Ex Pats Marcus & Dominique who run Saturdays at the Big Apples legendary Centro Fly club.
In keeping with the clubs New York house music flavour, the 65 minute mix delves into the deeper end of the house music spectrum with offerings from the likes of Derrick Carter, DJ Sneak, Hipp-E & Tony, Bushwacka. “Chorus” by Bushwacka is one of the albums standout tunes and helps set the tone for the albums change in pace.
Tony Senghore’s - “Hey Chica (Derrick Carter Mix)” encompasses tougher sounds and along with Hipp-E & Tony’s “Shine” see the album peak before dropping back to the deeper house roots.
An album with a definite prepared set feel to it. To catch a ‘moment in time’ glimpse of the current New York house scene, pop this in your stereo, shut your eyes and cast your mind to the big apple. Decks & The City – Volume 1: New York , is A very true representation of the current sound championed by these two DJ’s at the moment.
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