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The Annual 2008
The Annual 2008
Offered by Direct Entertainment UK
Price: 9.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Annual 08, 6 Feb 2008
This review is from: The Annual 2008 (Audio CD)
Thank the Lord! The guys at MoS have finally sat up and taken notice! Previous Annual releases have been wall-to-wall pop songs that sound good in a club! Okay slight exaggeration but they have been immensly commercial. However for 2008 things seem to have taken a turn for the better! (If 75% of the songs have been heard in clubs sinse last year)

CD1 opens with one of the biggest songs of 2007 samin and 'heater'. Brilliant funky and edgy song and really shows what we have to wait for on CD1 and shows us the funkier direction this annual is going to take. This is quickly followed by another blockbuster track 'let me think about it'! Fedde Le Grand has been tearing up dancefloors for a couple of years now and this is another insanely addictive track! Also on the CD is nice to see some of the biggest names in house and electro breaking more into the mainstream. Vandalism, Dirty South, Spektrum and the brilliantly talented Sweedish House Maffia (Axwell, Ingrosso and Angello) all contribute superb tracks and remix's that have been destroying electro dancefloors for months and are now getting more commercial club and radio playtime! Two other masterful songs i would like to point out to you include Federico Franchi's 'cream', one of the BIGGEST songs in clubland over the summer and Claude Von Strokes 'whistler', brilliant!

CD2 goes even darker edgier and houseful. Pete Tong and one of the best up and coming house producers Dave Spoon get messy on Robyn's Heartbeat to open up the CD and it never looks back! AVH 'I Want Your Soul', Yves Larrock 'Rise up [Harry "choo choo" Romero]' and the Drill remix of Dada 'Lollipop' are the stand out tracks of CD2.

All round both CD's are tremendously listenable to. Many tracks will get you up and dancing and will appeal to a very wide range of people bar specific genre core enthusiasts. Two minor complaints however, as i said before, many of the tracks have been spinning on decks for nearly a year now so isnt really a guide to 2008 and is a bit out of date. Secondly three brilliant new songs are doing the rounds that i believed should be here:
Utah Saints - Something Good
Bart B More - So It Goes
Sandy Rivera - Freak [Bart B More Mix]

Aside from theys couple of minor flaws, it looks like MoS are getting their act together and bringing us some quality music again!!

American Pie Presents Beta House : American Pie 6 [DVD]
American Pie Presents Beta House : American Pie 6 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Christopher McDonald
Price: 4.66

4.0 out of 5 stars Beta House, 6 Feb 2008
OK so the American Pie spin off series does not have the whit, humour and originality of the 3 major films, but dont be fooled, they are still full of numerous hilarious moments

Band Camp disappointed, Naked Mile was brilliant and Beta House is far behind. Like with the main 3 films the characters have built up over the series and you actually know them by this film. Packed full of some immensly funny and the obligitory sex and nakedness, Beta House is the perfect film to sit at home with your mates have a few drinks and laugh the whole way through. Like all in the 6 part series young and the older will all find something that entertains!

The only draw back is the film can get slightly predictable, but if you take it for what it is, an hour and a half of laughs, funny stunts and an excuse to make a damn enjoyable film you will love watching this!!

(one end note - do parties like this really exist, i have been to a few university parties but havent quite found some like this!)

Clubbers Guide 2008
Clubbers Guide 2008
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: 6.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Guide to 2007?, 17 Jan 2008
This review is from: Clubbers Guide 2008 (Audio CD)
Reviewing this is very difficult mainly due to the 2 completely contrasting styles on the cd's. CD1 is your typical commercial ministry of sound compilation. Theres plenty of good clubs song on here, a couple of brilliant once including Ida Corr and Peter Gelderblom's Remix of the RHCP by the way. Obviously the Booty Luv and Chanel tracks are also good but overall this is your mainstream cd and for the quality of mixing (being non existant) id give cd1 a 1 or 2 at most

CD2 in contrast is dirty edgy funky electro, quite a departure for MOS compilations. CD2 is brimming with brilliant club tracks that you will be hearing in any decent club that knows its house music. Dirty South, Micky Slim, Steve Angelo,Sandy Rivera and the amzing so it goes by bart.b are all brilliant tracks and for sure will get you funking across the dancefloor. The only let down of this CD is that again the mixing is little more than what you can do with your media player crossfader.

1 other qualm is that there were several of these songs which were out in clubland as early as last spring, which begs the question how can this be a guide to 2008 when we have spent the best part of a year listening to these tracks. Im not quite sure who this album will appeal to really, commericial dance fans will love disc 1 but hate disc 2, and house/electro fans will really like disc 2 but will be left feeling let down by mixing and disc 1, a little identity crisis of an album but well worth a buy even if you only listen to 1 of the cds

Hed Kandi The Mix: Summer 2007
Hed Kandi The Mix: Summer 2007
Offered by skyvo-direct
Price: 3.44

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not So Top Kandi, 26 Aug 2007
Agreeing with the previous two posts about this album. Hed Kandi seems to have lost its innovativism, at least as far as their compilations are concerned. Before Hed Kandi used to be trailblazers in everything you needed to know in the house and chillout scene. Now this album offers a collection of commercial records which dont quite seem to cut it. Granted this would seem a very attractive album to those who enjoy commercial dance your local large chain of nightclubs play - yet for those who have had the honour of being to a hed kandi event this falls way short. As dance music gets bigger it seems like they believe a broad album will satisfy every which is not the case!

Hed Kandi needs to get back to the old style - i used to think Twisted Disco was one of the best Kandi albums along with which i personally believe to be some of the best compilations for a long time the Beach House series. Anything but this for true Hed Kandi and House fans

Pop Life
Pop Life
Price: 6.31

4.0 out of 5 stars F*** Me Im Famous, 26 Aug 2007
This review is from: Pop Life (Audio CD)
Now David has moved into the mainstream through his production and own solo artist release - so has some of the edge been lost from his work. Without doubt Pop Life is an amazingly energetic album with the brilliant soundtrack to summer, Love Is Gone, by far and away one of the biggest tracks to hit the clubs. Love Dont Let Me Go is another really addictive track yet being over a year old now seems a little dated. Other tracks although all very good just dont seem to stand out too much. You may then be wondering why i gave this a 4 star rating. Well, its really simple - all of these songs are insanely addictive and perfect to dance to - surely the objective of any dance producer!

However if you're a fan of David's earlier work, and especially the direction his **** me im famous club night goes, then this will seem a bit too commericial. For commercial dance fans then this is well worth buying. For those who prefer the king of french house and electro then look more towards his radio shows and live events, and also to a degree his mix complilations

Price: 11.63

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sound Of The Summer, 4 April 2007
This review is from: Ghettoblaster (Audio CD)
Before i start this is not a full review of the album rather a sneak preview.

Ghettoblaster marks a change in direction for AVH towards the more electro and dirtier sounds. Featuring the brilliant remix of MyMyMy with life being breathed back into it

The next track that will no doubt be huge on the dancefloors is NYC Beat, a gritty funky house track which is full of energy and extremely infectious lyrics. Next is the even grittier Touch Your Toes with Fat Joe providing the vocals with again extremely infectious lyrics and probably more at home on the hip-hop dancefloors yet still a really good song

the fourth and final song that i have heard is I Want Your Soul, a more bouncy house record closer to AVH original dance tracks

All these songs i have heard in clubs and getting massive radio time especially from Pete Tong and Judge Jules

If these 4 tracks are anything to go by then this album will be the sound of the summer

Now That's What I Call Music! 65
Now That's What I Call Music! 65
Offered by DVD Overstocks
Price: 5.07

6 of 19 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars NOW! call it quits, 30 Nov 2006
You know christmas is coming when the latest installment of the blandest compilation NOW! is out. In all fairness though this outin does see an improvement to previous NOW!'s but only slightly. There are some cracking tracks on here, JT's SexyBack,Beyonce Nelly Furtado,Rhianna and Shakira tracks,David Guetta BOdyrox and the massive Put Your Hands Up by Fedde Le Grand are all really good. Tracks from Razorlight Kasabian and Scissor Sisters are also huge hits, but not to my personal liking. This list of really good songs is dragged right down however by David Hasslehoff El Chombo McFly and Westlife! There is no talent there! Just manufactured nonsense.

Cut these fillers out and replace them with the new Oasis track, or World Hold On by Bob Sinclar, an enormous song! For me NOW! have tryed to be kool and put in some rock material, fratellis, killers and above mentioned working brilliantly, but have one too far and ignored what has been a storming year for dance music and a good year for Hip Hop and RnB

NOW! is perfect for those into their chart and pop music but nothing else, this doesnt offer anything for rock hip-hop RnB indie or dance fans bar the odd one of two tracks. Split NOW! up and release NOW! Dance, NOW! Hip-hop etc and make a good compilation for people of all different styles of music.

Yeah Yeah
Yeah Yeah

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Dirty Dirty House, 28 Oct 2006
This review is from: Yeah Yeah (Audio CD)
This is big in the clubs, VERY VERY big!

The vocal edit with Luciana is too dirty, dirty funky house at its best with rough lyrics. Personally not a good track, it sounds like the lyrics have been rushed on top and mish mashed together, sounding very much like a cut up mix.

But when we come to the remix's, we have pure genious. the D Ramierez edit turns to miminal house with a thumping beat ideal for the club scene, this edit being championed by DJ's worldwide including Harry 'Choo Choo' Romero, Eric Morillo, Roger Sanchez and the worlds other top House DJ's. The electro club mix is a fusion of funky house blended with a near euphoric trance breakdown. this edit is stunning and makes you want to move

A Lively Mind
A Lively Mind
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: 2.89

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Hmmmm, 28 Oct 2006
This review is from: A Lively Mind (Audio CD)
Paul Oakenfold, without a shadow of a doubt has been consistantly one of the best DJs in the world over the last 10 to 15 years. His success is sadly one of the downfalls of this album. We all expect something stunning and revolutionary from oakey but this album fails to deliver. What we are left with is something oakenfold fans will undoubtedly enjoy, and something for commercial trance fans, however it does not live upto the expectations of trance purist.

there is really a bad track on the album, very listenable to at any time of the day for any mood, but lacks vigour n determination that albums from the likes of Ferry Corsten. We expect huge euphoric trance but this falls short. times have changed and oakey is moving with them but this is not at the cutting edge. Songs seem a little repetitive but good listening. Remixes floating around in clubs are a treat for the ears.

there is no question oakey is losing his touch, more that albums were never really his thing after being disappointed by Bunkha as well. do not be disheartened though, oakey is still at his best in the mix and with his compilations, and his technique on the decks is as good as ever. worth a buy for trance fans, not pop dance fans, an not for the trance purists out there

Price: 8.11

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning, 24 Oct 2006
This song is now battling to take over the world quite probably. Arguably the biggest dance song of the year, the dirty house beats and euphoria-eqsue lyrics have been ripping up dancefloors both here and in Ibiza sinse the spring. The track has been championed by Pete Tong, crowning it his 'essential new tune',judge jules, Sander K, Eric Morillo and Roger Sanchez to name but a few. The simple beat and lyrics make this song truelly adictive and catchy and electrofies clubs everywhere. The biggest compliment however isnt the broad range of dance DJ's spinning the song, but hip-hop DJ's also breaking it out with the likes of Trevor Nelson and Westwood both championing the song as well. Just out for release, Put Your Hands Up For Detroit is ready to take the next step in world domination and surely chart right up near the top.

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