According to the PR's, Pete's all-new and sleek. Re-designed for greater comfort and speed. Ok. Whatever changes there have been, this CD is jam-packed with trade mark Heller tough beats and funk for the entire 78 minutes. Celeda's 'The Underground' sets the scene and swings into two great 'go deep' tunes - Sirus 'An Eye for an Eye' and Rulers of the Deep 'Dirty Grooves'. He's a worker is Pete. Kenny Hawkes' 'Dance for Me' is a tune with a capital T, but what we get here is a crafty little Heller re-edit. Vocals being messed with, that wobbled bassline going even wobblered and looped in perfect time over Peace Divison's thumping remix of Joeski and Chus' 'El Armor'.
Get out ya air bass because Sir Oliver ' Soul Penetrator' is here. A growling tribally tune with a sprinkle of vocals that slides down to nothing only to rise back and slap you around your dancefloor for a bit. I'm not going to give you a blow by blow account of where and how this CD goes, because frankly that would make for a boring review. Special mention to the Oscar G & Ralph Falcon tune 'Dark Beat'. How can you go wrong with a chanting vocal over liquefied bass stabs and a killer drum pattern? "I feel deep inside me. I wanna ride it, I can't fight it. Might as well rely on the drum beat. DJ pump the low end frequency. Coz I'm addicted to drums and I'm a slave to the dark beat." Wait for the foghorn. Genius.
Its a tough funky house mix with some damn fine tunes all put together mighty craftily. Pete's DJ'ing has always been spot on and if this CD is reflection of the new Heller coupe 2.0 litre, you want to go catch him unleash some heavy dance floor bombs real soon. Yes. You do. An excellent addition to the mighty nite:life library. Go NRK.
Sirus - An Eye For An Eye
Rulers Of The Deep- Dirty Grooves
Kenny Hawkes - Dance For Me
Joeski & DJ Chus - El Amor (Peace Division Mix)
Sir Oliver - A Deeper Sound
Soul Penetrator - Tribal Pleasure
The Ones - Superstar (Smith & Selway Mix)
Afrodeep Vs Kult Of Krameria - Good Vibrations (Krameria's Tribal Mix)
D-Formation - Carry On
Oscar G & Ralph Falcon - Dark Beat
Los Hermanos - Quetzal
Ralphi Rosario & Linda Clifford - I Hear The Music (Original Mix)
Pete Heller - Big Room Drama
King Unique - Sugar High
Thu / 29 May 2003