5 Years Desolat kicks off with ringmaster Loco Dice himself, with the whirling strands of "Lolo Popinho" signalling a frantic start. Shlomi Aber's "Mancha" is similarly relentless, but his effort fails to capitalise on the record's early promise. Yaya's "Our Connection" engages the listener once again. Horatio's "How Much 909 Can U Take" is, predictably, a less tame affair: the Romanian producer answers his own question with an unremitting barrage of acid that just barely lies on the right side of acceptable.
Solid if unremarkable efforts from label mainstays tINI and Hector play their part later on, but it's Alexkid and Lucero En Vino who provide the collection's standout moments. The former does so with "Enty," a warm, intricate number that'll slide neatly into his acclaimed live set. But it's the latter's "La France," complete with latin flair and jungle-esque percussion, that provides the cherry on top. Dice rounds off the package with a mix that incorporates all the aforementioned tracks and a slew of others from regular cohorts like Guti, Benny Rodigues and Premiesku.