The album gets going form the word go with some delicious productions from Nightriders and Steve Porter himself early on in the piece. The flow really is relentless with some delicious smooth house the name of the game as the mix builds with some tasty basslines from the sounds from Island 9 with ‘Request Line’ and Matt Rowan’s ‘Keep Sake’. Despite the succession of so many tracks, the flow is very smooth, and Porter manages to maintain a good uplifting aura with some smooth warm melodies alongside the chunky drums and basslines.
There is a raw edge with Emjae’s ‘The Limit’, and it marks a little increase in intensity in the mix, a point shown with the nice uplifting effects and pulsating basslines of Jonathan Hart’s ‘Chandelier Skies’. The melodies intensify with ‘Sentient Soul’ by Chris Micali while Chop Shop adds a gritty retro touch with ‘Blue Steel’. Steve Porter’s superb mix of Funk Harmony Park starts to take the mix up a notch with some superb melodies and a good drive, while there are some superb moments in the brilliant ‘Whip-In It’ by Aaryn Blain, thanks to some gritty basslines and twisted effects. Agent 001 add an uplifting sound with the penultimate track and Steve takes it upon himself to take the mix out in style with a melodic rhapsody in ‘Time Alone’.
The mix ends, and it finally gives me a chance to catch my breath as it is truly unforgiving in its approach. Not many moments for rest, just an out and out house fest with some really driving elements throughout the mix. It’s mixed superbly, with Steve constantly keeping things fresh due to a very high turnover with the productions. It really does sum up the live Steve Porter experience, and as such it is a mix that really pumps you up with energy levels peaked to the max throughout, so if you are looking for that pick me up album filled with chunky house and a hint of melody, the Porter House must not be overlooked.