Would the prosecution care to cross-examine? Well, your honour, the people feel that the copywriter responsible for the complete misrepresentation of the nauseating liner note hard sell deserves to be shot. Prosecution exhibit #1: "Multiple genres of dance music from drum and bass to garage, trance to hip-hop, mixed by the world's best." Or so they boastfully would have us believe. Bullshit. Don't you wish that advertising agencies would stick to what they do best - like selling overpriced lifestyle vehicles to overpaid yuppie scum?
Verdict: Vinyl Frontier deserves to be listened to and appreciated without any caveats as to what the listener should expect. The opening "Eish Mix" of Jeff Maluleke's "Kiliminjaro" is a celebratory Afro-house romp that sets the easily accessible mid-to-up-tempo dance floor tone of the entire album. Despite some rather bland between track beat mixing, it's a mood that is sustained throughout. With the soaring soul (Milk & Sugar's "Let the Sunshine In"), melting into street funk swaggers (H Foundation's "New Funk Theory", Stylophonic's "Way of Life"), straightforward Latino-inflected club party jams (Junior Jacks' "E Samba") and the odd trance (Eric Prydz "Slammin'") or hip-hop twist (Kool Keith's "Don't Crush It").
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