This mix CD kicks off like a World Cup match. First, if you haven't already, get familiar with Tocadisco's hot electro mix of "Walking Away" by Brit rockers The Egg. Second, listen to the CD open up and hear Guetta layer the vocals from his smash hit "Love Don't Let Me Go!" In a world of horrifyingly sloppy, noisy, and off-key mashups, this one shines like gold. Originally a bootleg from France, it's become an "official" bootleg as of this release.
Overall, the CD is firmly in electro territory. Disc one features hot songs like Tocadisco's "You're No Good For Me," Loleatta Holloway "Love Sensation '06," Bob Sinclar's "World, Hold On," and a fun, fluffy cover of Bronski Beat's "Tell Me Why." One of my favorite songs here, besides the obvious hits, is Evermore vs Dirty South's "It's Too Late." It's a short taste of the full-length mix, but you get the feel of the song really well. The piano line is beautiful and the vocals have a great indie rock quality. The lyrics are about leaving memories behind and moving on. It's a little moody; I like it. Throughout the mix you hear an excellent sampling of electro-style songs, and this is where you need to go for the next great electro mix CD. The mixing is right on and a blast to hear! By the end of Disc one, you've landed smack in the middle of minimal electro techno that sounds like a set of nervous yet groovy chattering teeth. Odd, yes, but it's the end of the CD and you're hearing the distilled essence of Electro, which sounds a lot like early Detroit Techno. Which is cool.
Disc two begins with uplifting vibes due to Joe T. Vanelli Feat. Rochelle's "Get It On (Summer Love)." It has the sound of a great opening number as the vocals invite "Are you ready to go on a musical trip with me through love, happiness, music and party times?" I am ready. As with Disc one, this one builds strongly into Logic's "Save My Soul," setting off sparks with soulful diva vocals and a commanding low end. Already with Disc two, you'll hear more of an in-depth exploration of electro, which is well-balanced with vocals. For any circuit DJs interested in how the existing circuit tribal sound can be sprinkled with electro fairy dust, look here. Some big songs on Disc two are Copyright's "He Is," Chocolate Puma's "Always and forever," Martijn ten Velden & Lucian Foort's "Bleeep!" and a great remix of Da Hool's classic anthem "Meet Her At The Love Parade." I said "electro" a lot in this review, but really these mix CDs feature tribal sounds, piano sounds, great vocals, and adventurous fun. At the end of the day these mixes are on fire hot and modern house mixes.
David Guetta is and has been a pioneering DJ in Parisian gay nightlife since the mid-nineties. First a rising star in the clubs, he's gone on to release his own productions and tour worldwide. This CD set is evidence of his godliness.