Between his Radio 1 show on BBC, dedication to answering every eMail received, and club DJing in Ibiza, London, et al, popular club DJ Judge Jules is a busy guy. May 22nd, 2006 marks the first full-length record for Jules with Proven Worldwide.
Cara Dillon lends her laid back vocal to "Ordinary Day" - a dark, breathy, trance cut. "So Special" follows. It's catchy and proves to be one of the stronger songs on the album. Marcella Woods' vocals are nasty good, and the hot bass and thick synth stabs only bolster the appeal of this track.
"Putesta Del Sol" is an interesting instrumental. It pulses with aggressive energy and is spiced up by some upbeat Spanish guitar work. "The Night You Kept Me Warm" is another standout song with its smooth trance feel, gentle female vocal (courtesy of Saf), and some tasty synth work as the track builds toward the end.
The content is not DJ-mixed as you might expect, and each cut averages around 6 minutes. The album is primarily trance with a few techno numbers and is material that has stood the test of time in his worldwide sets impressively, all written or co-written by Jules. Nothing too astounding here, so check out samples before buying, unless you are a hardcore Jules fan. Judgejules.net for more info on the artist.