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5.0 out of 5 stars Global Underground push back the boundaries
A brand new concept from Global Underground and a damn welcome one. The concept is a disc for day and a disc for night. What this translates as is the chosen DJ picking a more obscure, deeper selection than you would usually find from them. Danny Howells departs from his dark-a-thons which is the Nocturnal Frequencies series for what is (in my opinion) his best mix yet...
Published on 1 Oct 2003 by Simon J. Whight

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2.0 out of 5 stars very very so so...
I have every single global underground album dating right back to the first special edition Tony de Vit CD in the rubber casing and I have nothing but praise for 'the boxed boys' for bringing quality house music home to the living room. They are the ONLY people to showcase the worlds best DJ's (and best house music) and they present them with unique packaging concepts...
Published on 23 Nov 2003 by ollyaudio


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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Global Underground push back the boundaries, 1 Oct 2003
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Simon J. Whight "fourfourfun" (Manchester) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: 24:7 (Audio CD)
A brand new concept from Global Underground and a damn welcome one. The concept is a disc for day and a disc for night. What this translates as is the chosen DJ picking a more obscure, deeper selection than you would usually find from them. Danny Howells departs from his dark-a-thons which is the Nocturnal Frequencies series for what is (in my opinion) his best mix yet. Disc 1 spans chilled out summery grooves and electronic soundscapes, something that would please fans of Ninja Tune and Warp Records alike. And when I say chilled out summery grooves, I don't mean in the usual Ministry Of Sound 'lets chuck together what people generally say are classics with a few ambient versions of current tracks' vein. You can tell there is a man crafting a sound and direction here. The mixing is sublime moving from Cafe Del Mar chill to edgy Autechre-ish without ever sounding disjointed. Finishes off with the frankly superb DJ Shadow, so you can't complain. Disc 2 sees Danny put his clubbing gloves on. Its very different from mixes he's done so far though. His last effort, Nocturnal Frequencies 3, chose a very stark and percussive path, plenty of tribal sounds. This jumps from the chilled house of Bent, groovy disco of Sexonwax, the wonderful electrohouse of The Idiots before rounding off with a wonderfully thunking track from Laurent Garnier that sends you right into space! Just check the way that it mixes in, subtle and fooking wonderful! The funkin' bass of Subverter suddenly gets overtaken by the acid stabs of Sambou. Wicked.
Definately keep an eye on this series, Global Underground are lifting right off with this, breathing life into danceland. Hopefully the upcoming Lee Burridge mix keeps with the one disc of chill and one disc of chunk theme as seen here. Its a winner. If this floats your boat, do make sure you check Nick Warrens Global Underground Reykjavik. More wintery and electronic than Howells is here but again has that wondeful chill vs thump concept going on.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Check out your own record collections, 23 July 2003
This review is from: 24:7 (Audio CD)
I was pleasantly suprised by this new mix from Global Underground and Danny Howells. Enclosed are two mixes that would inspire most of us to search through our own record collections for rare gems and track that need to be given a second chance.
Set across two mixes Day (CD1) and Night (CD2) the music is representative of a perfect weekend.
CD1 is a mixture of more laid back dance tracks, you could rate it against many Balearic CD mixes by other artists. Danny Howell's now appears to be breaking away from the progressive mixes and inspiring us with mixes of music from across many genres. CD2 is a house mix that would certainly be perfect for a weekend warm up for a night at the clubs.
I found all the tracks on here inspiring and different and this is a CD that will certainly grow on you.
What will Global Underground do next?
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Music for Day & Night..........., 22 July 2003
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This review is from: 24:7 (Audio CD)
While other superstar DJs seem to be stuck in a cul-de-sac, Danny Howells continues to stay fresh and this CD is nothing short of outstanding. A truely eclectic mix taking in many styles but blended together to perfection. Sounds to chill to and sounds to get off to. Last years Essential Mix was a taster of the direction Danny was going. If you liked that you will love this. An absolute classic.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Chill and Dance with Sir Howells!!!, 15 Feb 2004
This review is from: 24:7 (Audio CD)
Nice new series for the ever reliable Global Underground. Danny Howells "24/7" is a selection of rare and obscure tracks divided into Day Mix (Ambient and Electro) and Night Mix (Prog/tech House).
What I like the most in here it's the fact that Danny chose unknown records (apart for a few ones; eg DJ Shadow) and managed a timeless mix.
You won't get bored of this after one month. Buy it!
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1 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars very very so so..., 23 Nov 2003
This review is from: 24:7 (Audio CD)
I have every single global underground album dating right back to the first special edition Tony de Vit CD in the rubber casing and I have nothing but praise for 'the boxed boys' for bringing quality house music home to the living room. They are the ONLY people to showcase the worlds best DJ's (and best house music) and they present them with unique packaging concepts and good design, a rare quality in any genre of music.
The 24/7 concept is a new and welcome addition to the range but for the very first one I think they have made a blunder. Danny just does not come up with the goods, there is only one track that really connected with me here (Do It Like A Robot (Acapella). - Princess Superstar) and the rest is just plain boring.
In my opinion, the 24/7 concept would do better in giving us a 24/7 insight into more well established and world renowned DJ's.
The first dissapointing CD from Global Underground.
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