So nothing groundbreaking, but still strong and competent. I would have though this release to be as House as the previous ones. And what's house in there sounds like Nick copying himself.
Track 6: Contains uncredited excerpts of the famous public speech "I Have A Dream" delivered by Martin Luther King, on August 28, 1963. One we get back into house territory, many of the tracks, although excellent, seem to be retreads.
"Magic Carpet Ride (Paradise III)" calls to mind the tribal rhythms of Holder's classic "Sambafrique" off FROM WITHIN, while "Bad Girl" is sample-based jazz similar to "Singing." "No More Dating DJs," as humorous and female consciousness-raising as it is, has its political spoken-word roots in "America Eats Its Young." Still, Martin Luther King, as transposed into the beat of "The Dream Lives On" is nonetheless rousing, and the production throughout is crisp as always. The stakes were very high after the release of the excellent "Underground Alternatives".
As disc jockey/music mixologists, we were interested to compile a list of songs about DJs.
From the early days of rock n' roll radio, to country music, to the heyday of block parties in the South Bronx, to today's EDM mega-stars, DJs have always been a part of America's musical lexicon.
Anyway, there are a couple of remixes available out there for "On My Mind", "No More Dating..." and "Player 1".
It’s always a mixed feeling listening to the lyrics on this.
To analyze these mixes track by track would do little justice here; suffice it to say that the breathless pace of CD 1 gives way to a more meditative, Deep House, after-party sound on CD 2.
Of particular note on the second disc is Tokyo Black Star's exquisite "Black Star", which uses spoken lyrics by Rich Medina to brilliant effect.
They equally make you laugh but also make you cringe and when Jemini comes in with the lines about Al Green at the !