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Digweed - Live in Miami - Honest Fan Review
on 12 June 2014
So, having listened to this twice I have to give this an honest appraisal.
I have followed Digweed since 1994 and own virtually everything he has released. I also follow the Transitions show,(used to be Kiss 100).
Out of all his releases I have to say this is probably his weakest.
For me the set never really gets goes, it seems to amble, bump and swirl around. For sure the mixing is seamless, the sequencing is impecible. I like the crowd noise in the mixes, it gives it a live feel without being intrusive.
The first CD clearly is the beginning of the set as he warms the crowd up. For me probably the strongest mix. The second he ramps it up without really getting out the blocks. There are a few highs, but most of the tracks never really get going.
The set itself plods along at times, and appears more of a stroll around minimalist house and progressive house without any real stand out tracks.
Even by CD3 there are no real genuine highs. It all just appears bland a much the same throughout.
I appreciate that there is an artists subtlety in the mix. It is purest in nature.
In summary though it feels like a bunch of average tracks mixed together by an expert. None of the tracks on the CD albeit a couple would genuinely stand out or be worthy of repeat listen.
This CD will stand in my collection as one I will probably never listen to again. Deffinately the weakest of the series.