just received this :
This is the fourth instalment in a series that started off as a summary of the Eskimo vibe. The last Eskimo compilation came wrapped in the colours of Piper Heidsieck and introduced a taste of Eskimo glamour to those who could not make it to their legendary parties. The series of compilations (and side projects Summer Madness and Serie Noire) now have a well established reputation for following the good groove and joining the dots between dance floor classics, recent gems and obscure oddities that leave the trainspotters dribbling and party crowd rocking. Previous instalments have managed to smoothly incorporate artists as disparate as Frankie Knuckles, Laidback, Luomo and Hall & Oates and demonstrated The Glimmer Twins (Mo & Benoelie) ability to rock the party with their crate digging finds and to segue the bundle together seamlessly. On this new album the pop shocker is Sydney Youngbloods If Only I Could which most will probably remember for its overly smooth vocals, rendered here in the dub format. The selectors know their music history and each instalment include tracks that have been referenced recently, this time they have included tracks like the feline friendly Martin Circus Disco Circus and Groove Committees Just Play the Music which has turned up on many a mix tape and on the odd record! Once again Eskimo dig that little bit deeper to keep the party jumpin!
community recordings - magic circle (mellow mountain dub)
sydney youngblood - if only i could (instrumental)
groove committee - just play the music
nu spirit helsinki feat. kasio - take it back
l.u.p.o. feat. cathy - keep it up
zero db - come party
martin circus - disco circus
ray mang - a flying ross
lime - baby were gonna love tonight
garys gang - lets lovedance tonight
the flirts - passion
mekon feat. marc almond - please stay (royksöpp remix)
angie stone - brotha (dj spen remix)
jean winner - a touch of 85 (dub mix)
faze o - riding high
bar-kays - give it up
That Sydney Youngblood song was pretty good. I remember reading about its BPM count in the old Jocks magazine from England - it alternates up and down by about 1.5 BPM here there and everywhere throughout the record, and the reviewer (James Hamilton) was wondering if it was a deliberate move to piss off DJs.
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