Where do you begin with a double helping of tunes from the man who is arguably the best DJ in the the world right now, dominating both the DJ rankings and the sales charts for the last few years? First, perhaps, with the dedication of the disc to Latin America, where Tiësto has been touring for extensively for the last eighteen months or so. That might lead to expectations of a lot of Latin, Brazilian and Carribbean sounds, which really don't materialize, although there are occasional nods in that direction, most notably Tone Depth & SoulTan's "Moments" and Coca & Villa's "La Noche."
That slight misdirection doesn't in any way diminish the stellar lineup among the fourteen progressive and vocal house tracks assembled here. One the first disc alone we're treated to the Dousk mix of Tilt's "Twelve," Gabriel & Dresden's "Arcadia" and Tiësto's own remix of BT's "The Force of Gravity." We get more "Gravity" on disc 2, courtesy of Latin American superstars Grayarea (just kidding, they're from Chicago) and a completely different track with the same name from P.O.S. (This may be Steven Hawking's favorite album ever.), as well as another track from Tiësto, "UR," the "Junkie XL Air Guitar mix," an original track featuring vocals from Aqualung's Matt Hales. There's plenty more, including the crunchy fun of "White Noise" from Electric Pulse and a strong closer from Sensoria vs Jim Key, the Rave mix of "Only One." It would have been nice to have a little more range of style, but it's really hard to complain about over two and half hours of world-class dance music that could (and should) be the soundtracks for parties all over America - North, South and Latin.