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A good intro sampler
on 22 October 2010
The current Euro revival of swing music started in the UK by Mr.Scruff is a whole new world of music to discover,particulalry if you like jazz.This set offers good value as a sampler over 4 CDs which is a great place to start.From this set you can establish what electro swing resembles euro/disco/pop and what music faithfully recreates a swing feel with a very modern twist.Obviously this is a jazz based music but there are clever mixes of ragtime,dixieleand,trad jazz,electro,trip hop,dubstep,ska,funk and rock woven into the swing beats found here.Too many tracks to individually review but this set reflects the musicaldiversity which has become known as electro swing very well and there should be something for everyone within these discs. Great music to dance to and I would recommend slipping a few tracks in the mix to get people dancing at a party.People really do love this stuff and it really has a universal appeal due to the long history of swing music.Be aware that there are a number of Electro Swing compilations on the market,all of which have a number of duplicated tracks which is a great shame-thus the four stars.
I have even taken the step of learning to dance to this stuff properly instead of making an ass of myself under the influence.No mean feet at my age!Recommendation enough.