New York legend Danny Krivit is the man behind the mix which (unlike a number of recent house music releases) offers a new twist at every turn, taking multiple listens to pick up on the subtle sounds which help create the final product.
CD1: Danny sets the tone for the mix with ‘Mas Fuerte Que El Sol’ by the Vogado Project, a delicate beginning to a CD that picks up pace throughout, without ever becoming overbearing. Gerado Frisina’s ‘Descarga’ encaptualtes the mood and rhythm of the CD, before things really start to take off with 808 State’s ‘Pacific State’ (Justin Struass mix) a tune with immense depth, certainly a highlight of the entire Expansions mix. Another supreme Living Room moment (as opposed to the moment of the dance floor variety) is ‘Out’ by Outlaw Soundworks, an intrusive electro organ combined with a clever percussion creates a complicated tune which no doubt will have some people hitting ‘repeat’ and others flicking through to the next track. An odd tune, that I am finding grows on me with each listen.
CD2: As Danny has throughout the first part of his mix, CD2 offers a fusing of older sounds with the new, tight production, cleverly mixed and once again creating a very enjoyable listening experience. ‘Find an Oasis’ by Block 16, sets the foundations that the rest of the CD mix is built upon. Vocals by Jhelisa layered over a simple easy bassline and untold percussive depth. Pat Joey’s ‘Harmony’ is again another tune that will feature regular ‘repeat’ play, other highlights include ‘Blackwater by ‘Octave One’ and Zion Lockwood’s ‘Pure As P’. This mix, much like CD1 delves deep into Danny Krivit’s record box and sees the harmony between original, edited and re-produced old tunes and new tunes work perfectly together to offer a great house music experience.
Nite:life 011 has the depth of the Amazon jungle, yet overriding simplicity of a breath of fresh air. A superb mix.
Sun / 17 Nov 2002