OK, so that’s tempting so far…now for the music, which opens with one of the deepest cuts around, the Kenny Hawkes mix of Mary’s ‘It’s Over’, easing us in gently. Gradually the funk quotient increases, reaching a pinnacle with Earth People’s ‘Dance’, a booty shaking number. A couple more gems follow, Atmosfear taken in by Dmitri from Paris, then Sandcastles re-edited by Pete Heller, and then it’s the gem of the collection, Paul Johnson’s ‘She Got Me On’, where what sounds like a chorus of cats introduces a funky house number with memorably catchy vocals.
Unstoppable now, the mix moves on to Switch, Urban Soul and the classic Paperclip People track ‘Throw’, before upping the tempo to head for an electro based section with Tiga and Tiefschwarz. Only on the last track do things take a slightly downward turn – Julien Jabre’s ‘War’ is an undeniably powerful string led number but sounds out of place in this company and runs on for some eleven minutes, outstaying its welcome somewhat.
Let that not put you off though, as there’s so much to enjoy and get down to elsewhere you’ll hardly notice, with plenty of vibrant and original house music keeping the party going til dawn if you want it to.
Thu / 9 Dec 2004
1 Mary O - It's Over Now (Kenny Hawkes Mix)
2 John Arnold - Get Yourself Together (Joshua Main Mix)
3 Earth People - Dance
4 Atmosfear - Motivation (Dimitri From Paris Mix)
5 Jerome Sydenham & Dennis Ferrer - Sandcastles (Pete Heller Filtered Re-Edit)
6 Paul Johnson - She Got Me On
7 Switch (2) - Get On Downz (Switch Mix)
8 Urban Soul - Sex On My Mind (DJ Pierre's Altered Sex Original)
9 Paperclip People - Throw
10 Cajmere - Midnight
11 Tiga - Pleasure From The Bass
12 Tiefschwarz & Eric D. Clark - Blow
13 Julien Jabre - War