Review: If you like your house music to be big, bold, celebratory and served with lashings of mirrorball-friendly disco flavours, this expansive compilation from CR2 should be right up your alley. It boasts plenty of tracks and remixes from modern masters of the revivalist disco scene (think Dr Packer, the Reflex, Birdee, and Sneaky Sound System) plus bona fide legends of the scene who have been operative since the original days of disco-house in the mid-to-late 1990s (Dimitri From Paris, Mousse T, Lenny Fontana and Rhythm Masters, to name just four). The plentiful highlights include Phil Fuldner's fine rework of Get To Know's chunky "I Just Love", the swirling, string-drenched peak-time rush of Exhibit A's "G Minor", Casual Connection's hybrid electrofunk/nu-disco revision of Sneaky Sound System's "Can't Help The Way I Feel" and the all-action, filter-sporting cheeriness of sometime Greenskeepers man James Curd's ace "Shake Yourself".
Review: Serious sounds from the underground cropping up here with the likes of DJ Sneak and Joey Negro in effect. Sneak's vamp goes large in his roof raising 'Funked Booty' mix to Studio 45, with high-speed ballroom house to be found in Olav Basoski's Diva Dub of "Luv 2 See Ya". Straight up Prescription / Cajmere vibes in Eric Kupper 'New York' mix of "Not Much Heaven" amid a bevvy of tracks embracing the charms of nu disco, deep house and afro-garage.