Don't let the strange hair-do overlook this man's mixing genius. Not only is he a fabulous producer, but with Nubreed008, Sultan has proven that he is undoubtedly an immaculately refined DJ maestro.
Cd1 kicks off with the soothing lounge & disco tempo of Ninna Nanna & Ike's remix of changes. Sublime music at the very beginning, very assuring of the freshness the mix has to offer. For me, actually, the mix picks up at track 8, The 10th anniversary of the vocally haunting, atmospheric, Rumblefish. Los Penal, is the peak hour track you would want to skip to over and over again, with ethnic tamborine percussions, and a powerful driving bassline. Followed by Road to Ramallah, another genius track by Sultan and Ned Shephard.
The highlight, though, the crowd pleaser, is definitely the moments guitarapella on Sansula's Jonas Koop Dubfreak version. What a mash up. Exhilarating. And then train to tehran and the awesome Crimson Sun. I still can't find the full length version, but Dirty Vegas is just fabulous. Disc1 - 4.5/5 stars
Cd2's beginning is memorable. That's what I like about Sultan. The build-Ups on both the CDs are just so strong, and exciting. When time stands still & Mic Newman's mix of Town of Sorrow, are just brilliant. From La Nuit on, there's a little slag. The music is great, but it's more techy, until Private House, Closed eyes, and Neverland kick in. But he saves the best for the last. Chromatic, by Ned Shephard, and the 123 CAT accapella, is just OUTSTANDING, seamlessly mixing into his re-edit of break my world. There are a few really really cool tracks. I would give Cd2 - 4/5 stars
Overall, a fantastic compilation, in terms of freshness and quality!! Never doubt Sultan's work, the quality of his productions and his compilations, by house music standards, are and always have been exceptional. Highly recommended. NuBreed has been successfully revived! Thank you DJ Sultan..