Are Detroit and Munich sister cities? They should be. The tracks on American Gigolo are quite like those constantly emerging from the Motor City's techno-soul underground. Mixed by DJ Tiga, this collection of past and present Gigolo releases should not be missed! It will please trance, techno, and house fans, as well as that portion of the populace who loved New Order and Depeche Mode in the 80s, but missed the boat on everything since. Aside from the occasional disco-house cut, most of the songs are dark and dirty electro, with Miss Kittin (gotta love her) gracing three tracks with her stoic, eurotrash vocals. Kraftwerk's eternal echo, as well as the influence of Juan Atkins in his Model 500 days, is unmistakeable here, especially in contributions by The Hacker, Fischerspooner, and Dopplereffekt. If you tend towards dance music with an earthy feel or prefer the sounds of standard instruments, this may not be for you. American Gigolo is full of sounds made by electricity---buttons, knobs, synthesizers, effects processors, etc. But perhaps pick it up anyways. It could easily convert you.