Balance have surprised me again with their choice of DJ to create the latest mix in the series. I had never heard of Deetron before. The result is a mix which is as different to the others in the series as the predecessors are to each other.
Every Balance release sounds different to all the others. There is no house style which I can detect. This is good, it keeps the series fresh and spontaneous.
Deetron's CD is a mellow ride of modern house music with influences of soul, funk and disco apparent. CD1 takes twists and turns while CD2 is more straight forward driving house. They are both excellent.
Deetrons style reminds me of Tenaglia. Except that he is not as dark. His taste is more irridescent and bright. However he mixes the tunes together in a similar way as Tenaglia in my opinion. There are twists and turns, contrasts and harmony.
It really is very skillfully mixed. I liked this CD. It is inspiring and intelligent sounding. A bit refined perhaps. Not too refined; just elegant and sophisticated. Deetron is similar to Tenaglia in this way too. And in his choice of tunes. Its not progressive, or techno etc. But modern "house music" instead - with its soul, funk and disco characteristics.
Thanks to Balance for another superb dance CD.