In the wrong hands, this collection of contemporary reworks of classic Chicago house productions could have been a distasteful mess. Thankfully, in the hands of DJ History and a vast array of talented producers Trax Re-Edited strikes the right balance between respecting the original source material and satisfying the needs of contemporary dancefloors. Highlights come thick and fast: Hotel Motel’s strung-out version of Frankie Knuckles’ "It’s A Cold Cold World" is a late night delight, while JD Twitch turns Mr. Lee’s rather silly "Pump Up Chicago" into a thumping peaktime jacker. Look out, too, for impeccable acid rinse-outs from Andy Blake, Leftside Wobble - whose version of "Face It" by Master C&J is a tracky bomb - Disco Bloodbath, Neville Watson, Kink and Chris Duckenfield.
DJ-friendly full length tracks