projects the current and future sounds that define the label with Sounds of OM v.5.
With five installments out now, you must think that the label is doing something right to warrant so many sequels - and they are as DJ Fluid crafts a delightful cocktail of silky grooves over luscious vocals that works in both a laid-back surrounding while still keeping the music upbeat and fun. Layered well over one another, there's empty space for you to take a break.
Forgoing any introduction, DJ Fluid rolls bass kicks with the pumping electro glitz from Andy Caldwell's "The Waiting Game." With those first notes, the mix puts you three hours ahead of time into the middle of a set already in progress. No need to wait in line it seems, but the rush of excitement doesn't feel necessary. What does help the compilation is the spacing of warm vocals between tracks and the limited use of breakdowns. Instead of trying to build peaks, Fluid's portrait consist of a steady brush that simply rides the tide.
Over the course of the fifth volume, you figure this isn't so different than any other Deep House record you're heard before, and you would be right, but the programming is consistent and the music sleeps well against one another. It doesn't get "big" until Johnny Fiasco's "Can You Feel It" go back-to-back with Kaskade's "Everything" as they sizzle, lifting "Sounds of OM" up a notch.
As a whole, the compilation is radiant with golden rays of light; warm and summery in flavor - it's still a stellar summer outing for the winter chills.
1. Andy Caldwell - The Waiting Game
2. Kaskade ft. Colette - I Like the Way (Troydon Mix)
3. Mark Farina - Dream Machine (DJ Fluid Mix)
4. Colette - Feelin Hypnotized (Jason Hodges Mix)
5. Rithma ft. Ryralio DJ - The Funk is Still Alive
6. Joshua & Karl Injex - The Sun, The Moon, The Stars
7. Kaskade - Move
8. JT Donaldson ft. Symphony - Trust Me (Broadway & Wilson Mix)
9. Greenskeepers - Slippin'
10. Johnny Fiasco - Can You Feel It?
11. Kaskade - Everything (Kaskade's Big Room Mix)
12. Solidarity - Find a Way (Jay-J's Moulton Mix)
13. Kaskade - Sweet Love (Marques Wyatt's Deep Love Mix)
14. King Kooba - Indian Summer