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TOP 500 REVIEWERon 14 March 2016
I only discovered this series with Pure Deep House 3 which I thought was outstanding with brilliantly mixed tracks featuring lots of well known super tunes but also a really decent number of more obscure tracks I hadn't heard before and fell in love with. It was an easy 5 stars for me and thought I'd work my way back through the series just before ordering number 4.

Even with off-setting the fact that this triple CD set is a little older I was a lot less impressed with this edition. The first CD was the worst for me, a lot of very commercial/radio-friendly sounding tracks which had 'skip' written all over them and nowhere near enough deep/dark/dirty bass to justify them being on a CD with this title. There were a few that were OK but largely it wasn't up to scratch and I felt pretty disappointed as had high expectations having come from PDH3. CD 2 improved things massively for me and felt a lot more coherent and was more of the deeper sound I was looking for and expecting. CD2 from track 9 onward is probably the highlight of the set for me - really nice mixing and some nice dirty bass with a slightly darker edge than a lot of the other stuff, impossible to not get your groove on to. CD3 starts off old-school with some classics before bringing it back round to more of the CD2 vibe with some extra layers of garage and latter part of discs 2 & 3 saved it from being a 1 star review for me, but it's still nowhere near as good as PDH3.

Now waiting for PDH1 to come which by the sounds of it is going to be a lot better than this collection.
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on 20 June 2014
A highly anticipated follow up release, Pure Deep House 2 attempts to capture and portray the vast array of talent emerging on the UK dance scene, and also to highlight the challenges and difficulties that face many of todays DJ's. CD 1 starts the show with the well established commercial sounds that many listeners would expect from such a compilation. Deep, soulful seductive layers quietly lick one of the highlight tracks, Dansson & Marlon Hoffstadt - Shake That, and the anticipation builds as the set slowly moves towards the centre stage vocals of Rudimental - Powerless (Feat. Becky Hill). Then, the atmosphere quickly turns into an asteroid field of conflicting tracks and styles which continuously bump and collide off each other for the remainder of the set as the full force of an seemingly endless supply of youthful production talent is let loose on the decks. CD2 starts the same way as the first with tracks like Lee Foss & Mk - Electricity (Feat Anabel) quickly setting the mood. The mix introduces a slight Electronic feel, and established EDM beats are used randomly to highlight the repetitive rhythms of deep House tracks such as Route 94 - Walls come Tumbling Down and Jamie Jones - Planets, Spaceships (Feat. Anabel). Some thumping UK Garage bass drives provide the backbone, and of the three sets, Disk 2 is definitely the most coherent in terms of production, style & genre. CD3 starts with some refreshing remixes of distant classics, but quickly the style reverts back to its bombarding nature, and the set seals its demise with a trashing remix of Infinity Ink - Infinity (Skream's 99 Mix). All in all, the interest is kept throughout the compilation with an absolutely smashing collection of vocal tracks and whilst all three sets lack any sense of direction, many fans of backroom club resident DJ's will love its energetic experimental style. Veteran fans of deep house will foresee the misunderstanding displayed and as this release does have its predecessor to stand up to, it would be fair to say that it is nowhere near as good, but then again Pure Deep House 1 is a true masters release.
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on 18 April 2014
Pure Deep House 2 has it's moments but I feel it's pure, deep and very best of aspect is pushing it this time. There's alot more remixed commercial(pop) music this time, coupled with alot of what I would regard as filler.

The issue seems to be the need to please everybody with this second compilation which only serves to dilute the very nature of what deep house is essentially about. The more pop based remixes are indicative of this but to the more mainstream listener this may make the cds more appealing.

As a compilation of house and garage as a general crowd pleaser it ticks all the boxes but for the deeper listener this may have lost it's pure, deep vibe somewhat more than it's previous release. Not that the first was as deep or pure as it should have been but it balanced well.

A good set of cds to encapsulate the spring/summer vibe, but the deep, pure, very best of title is more misleading than ever. There's deeper compilations out there for the deeper, purer minded listener of the genre.
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on 11 November 2014
Pure Deep House 2 - The Very Best Of Deep House & Garage, still doesn't do what it says on the tin with regards to very best, pure and deep, but offers up some decent variations of house instead.

It's always nice that the 3rd disc gives you some garage for extra variety. The price seems value enough with the amount of material on the discs, but the big title doesn't represent the music in the form you would expect. I'd recommend "Papa Deep" deep house on Papa Records for a truer form of the genre, although what's on offer here is still decent enough despite it's varying styles.
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on 16 April 2014
This review is very simple to write.

If you enjoyed Pure Deep House (1), you WILL enjoy this too, so buy it. If you haven't yet purchased Pure Deep House (1), why not? In any case, purchase that one along with this one. They are both absolutely brilliant compilations.

To focus on this one in particular, every track is great. There's no other way to put it.
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on 16 June 2014
Ok but not as edgy as the 1st in the series. Always looking for something new or classic, so was a bit disappointed with seeing mixes of tracks that were featured on the 1st album although finding Black Magic's classic 13 minute mix of Freedom ( make it funky) was a joy
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on 19 July 2014
Rubbish cd- no stand out tracks and nowhere near as good as pure deep house 1 which i would recommend. This cd was just a waste of money and played long enough when driving just grates on you and gets on your nerves. Poor effort from the pure deep house team.
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TOP 1000 REVIEWERon 23 September 2014
I bought this for the wife thinking she'd fancy a bit of house music to lighten the monotony of her drive to work. I go that wrong, as she prefers Radio 2. However the album is pretty good, but there are a few songs that aren't very tuneful at all in my opinion. But yeah, if you like house music, you could do a lot worse.
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on 13 July 2014
Not as good as NO.1 - as very commercial.... Buy number 1 its fantastic
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on 1 May 2014
Either you love this music or you don't I do! Better still, it was cheaper to get this triple (60 tracks) CD and receive the "Auto-Rip" from Amazon FOC, which I downloaded to my tablet.
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