Both CDs are mixed live in one take and the energy of a club mix is conveyed very well here, especially on the Yousef CD which in a club would have the crowds going delirious with funky excitement whereas the Behrouz mix is a slowburner and would be ideal for hitting a late night motorway at high speed.
The Behrouz mix has a lovely balance to it and the influences of Deep Dish are clear as he mixes effortlessly between deep house and techno with a particular highlight coming courtesy of the Youngsters. This is an interesting and thoughtful mix that will please fans of GU releases.
The Yousef mix doesn't so much wash over as the Behrouz mix does as rather kick you up the arse and by track 3 there is clattering jazz and drums and you realise that Yousef is playing a typical party set. This would be ideal played loud at a party (one serving suggestion made by the man himself in the sleeve note) as the music jumps and squelches from jazzy jacking stuff to smoother DJ Sneak/Heather beats to virtual acid house. Highly recommended to anyone with a passing interest in Chicago house done with a distinctly UK flavour.
The sleeve notes make for interesting reading even if at times you wonder if Behrouz is aware that he refers to himself in the third person!!!
1. Joeski Feat Mr Reo - Find A Way (Sneak Remix)
2. Ponta Negra - Fudge
3. Eddie & The Eggs - A Cup Of Coffee
4. No Assembly Firm - No Future In Your Frontin'
5. Switch - Just Bounce 2 This
6. Yousef & Nic Fanciulli - I'm No Good
7. Johnny Fiasco - Hallucinator
8. Justin Long & Dan X - Go! (No Assembly Firm Mix)
9. Dj Sneak - Baby Steps
10. East Coast Boogiemen & Dj Heather - Picture Of You (Jason Hodges Sticky Picture Mix)
11. Palm Skin Productions - She Got Well
12. Lee Mortimer Presents - The Offender
13. Yousef & Justin Long - $Trictly Business
14. Len Faki - Just A Dance (Technasia's Mix)
15. Roach Motel Pres Two Stupid Dogs - Trouble
16. 100% - There But For The Grace Of God (Yousef Mix)
17. Alex Wolfenden Pres Bagnasty Feat Nasty Ep - Everyday
1. Phonique Feat Erland Oye - For The Time Being
2. Tm Project - Naturelize
3. Tone Depth - Everything C/w Discrete Encounter - I Will Be (Acappella)
4. Luca Ricci Feat Monica Hernandez - La Musica Vs El Dinero
5. Jaimy - Touch It
6. Pashka Feat Ijeoma - Island Breeze (Tommyboy Remix)
7. The Youngsters - Confidential Music
8. Parham & Dominic Plaza - Underwater Rivers
9. Sultan & Tommyboy - You Make Me Feel Extacy
10. Penn & Chus - Esperanza (Valentino Kanzyani Remix)
11. Mad8 Vs Shawn Christopher - Deep Sleepless Night (Narcotic Thrust Remix)
12. Adam Dived - Deep Inside
13. Jonathan & Bradley - Manhattan (Big Apple Original Mix)
Fri / 23 Sep 2005
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