3 weeks ago
Thursday, 9 August 2012
ALBUM Various – Miami Gangstars
And if that sounds like a bit too much of a hotch-potch, don't worry: the quality standard is high throughout and it is, in fact, the very electicism of this comp that's most appealing. The tracks may vary in style – from, say, the deep/tech house bump of Alex Stein & Moskardi's Like That to the throbbing, dark room techno of Re Dupre & Rod B's, er, Darkroom, or from the jacking tech-house of Mark Drake & Jackie DJ's Fizzy Drink to the disco/funk-fuelled strut of It's All Right by (deep breath) Gabriel Rocca, Victor Ruiz, Vogue and C.L.A.S.S – but the album as a whole sits together remarkably well. It's like a well-programmed DJ set, only in unmixed format.
Which means that whatever micro-genre of house and techno music you're most into, you should find plenty of material for your head-nodding and toe-tapping antics here, at the very least… and almost certainly a few gems that'll have you up on your feet as well.
Out: Now, but only since 25 July. I've been a bit slack on the albums front lately so I'm trying to catch up a bit!
About: Although Miami Sessions is itself a brand new label, this being MS001, it's actually an offshoot of the more established MUR Music… which is itself an offshoot of net radio station/podcast provider Miami Underground Movement.