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Buzzin' Fly Volume 2 - Mixed by Ben Watt

Ben Watt Audio CD
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20 Years in Everything But the Girl, 10 Years with Buzzin' Fly, now Ben Watt returns solo with Hendra.

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  • Audio CD (7 Jan 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Buzzin' Fly
  • ASIN: B0007V5VEC
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 120,485 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Intro
2. Jerkhouse Connection - New York Style
3. Manoo and Francois A - Five Seasons
4. Ben Watt - Lone Cat (Holding On) (Justin Martin Remix)
5. Sofian Rouge - El Wahrania (Montes Midnight Mix)
6. Hanna Hais - Rosa Nova (Scientific Soul Sax In Rio Mix)
7. Justin Martin - Le Boom
8. DJ T - Time Out
9. Ben Watt ft. Estelle - Pop A Cap In Yo Ass
10. Nookie - Better Love
11. Alex S & DJazzy feat. Fubu - Senti Sabi
12. Savannah - Night Of Music
13. Unity - I Love You (Ben Watt Blackness Of Night Mix)
14. Lumiere feat. Big J - Goodbye Illusions (Charles Webster Seriously Deluded Mix)
15. Outro

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BBC Review

If you're one of many that purchased the first instalment from Buzzin' Fly - the label, club, and lifestyle single-handedly created by label mogul Ben Watt - this sophomore collection will further fuel the debate that good times are ahead.

Whilst the label has yet to enjoy its first bona fide crossover hit, the sublime "Pop A Cap In Yo' Ass" is easily the next best thing. Featuring Estelle on vocals, the record recounts a tale of shoplifting and the rocky road that lies ahead for children of the ghetto. Musically it pays homage to vintage Chicago house productions from the "Promised Land" era whilst feminising The Streets' curb-stone poetry style.

Thankfully, Ben has included his two year old oeuvre "Lone Cat", that exudes sophistication and soul-kissed beats from the off. This is typical of the Buzzin Fly sound; edgy deep-house grooves embellished with the odd hint of afro-beat, that ooze elegance and panache.

Recordings from Hanna Häis (on the saxual overload "Rosa Nova"), Justin Martin (picking up where the acclaimed "Sad Piano" left-off), Nookie's beautifully crafted dream-educing "Better Love", and DJ T (complete with burbling acid synths on the old school-sounding "Time Out") all highlight a combination of sharp musicianship, sophistication, and in part, subtle vocal flair, which will please mature listeners as well as edify the tastebuds of their burgeoning club following.

Watt's secret, if you can call it that, is his restraint from giving the listener too much too soon, teasing us with R&B inflected house instrumentals, rather than firing a barrage of "Iloveyouyouloveme" clichéd lyrics too often associated with house music.

He draws influence from the master, Larry Levan, saying "modern, relentless DJ sets bore me. He (Levan) paid as much attention to the lyrical flow of his sets as the groove. Stories unfold within the music."

As with the predecessor in the series, Watt's mixing is uncomplicated and assuredly smooth across unfolding musical soundscapes. It's not often that the sequel betters the original, but in this case we'll the make exception. Another first rate compilation that is joy to listen to from a label that is fast becoming the very epitome of cool. --Jack Smith

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars buzzin' ... 21 Mar 2005
By ryan
Format:Audio CD
If you are sick of the corporate world of house music compilations, where hed kandi mixes for office girl focus-groups strut hand in hand with the shameless underground strip-miners over at Defected, then buzzin' fly is the label for you. Compiled and mixed by label boss, creative whirlwind and EBTG writer-producer, Ben watt, this is the true heart of modern house. In the space of 75 minutes this is music that is at turns deep, poignant, transportive, dirty, beautiful, funky, poetic, and totally modern....... obscure gemstones like charles Webster's 3 yr-old remix for czech label beeswax (for the serious trainspotters) nestle next to watt's own awesome crossover hip-house street poem hit 'pop a cap ...' feat estelle. the lethal electro minimalism of dj t and justin martin effortlessly follows the sweet oceanic arrangements of manoo and francois a. More than half the tracks are culled from the label itself making it THE essential label around right now. Watt's mixing is seamless and fluid, the gear shifts smooth and irresistible. if you buy one house music compilation this decade, make it this one. Watt is almost single-handedly saving emotional house music from bikini basslines and wine-bar funk. the lyrics he in part writes and also chooses for the mix set this streets apart from most dance music. the diverse grooves ranging from NY soul to afro-latin to electro to sweet Detroit are BIG in a non-obvious way and as his stunning buzzin' fly live events prove, capable of rocking any club. move over, everyone. this is the way you do it. 5 stars. ryan.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Hmm 15 Jun 2005
By P. Igoe
Format:Audio CD
I have been a follower of deep house and (Ben's work) for years ,and, whilst this compilation has real soul and I genuinely appreciate the passion that is shown for the music and artists concerned; I have to agree that the scope over one CD means the mixing is not as seamless or progressive as Buzzin Fly Vol1. That said It still beats the hell out of anything else that's currently a new release: So go Buy it!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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The openning intro and first few tracks really are up there with Ben Watt's Lazy Dog compilations, not to mention Buzzin' Fly volume one. I give it 4 stars because althuogh it really is a very very good comp, i think it falls away with his nod to electro in the middle.Thankfully he returns to what the rest of the album is about for the remainder. lush deep house with a fantastic pace that few d.j.s can maintain when it comes to deep house.
Very strong finnish too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars outstanding 31 May 2005
Format:Audio CD
the best house cd i have heard in such a long time. i have had it in my car stereo for 2 months solid, and i've yet to get bored of it. There are tunes on there for any mood. Ben Watt is a DJing legend, i saw him live at Homelands, and this CD sums up his best work to date.
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