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Classy, Complex and Slightly Cliched,
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This review is from: BALANCE 021 (Audio CD)
To be honest this CD was slightly what I was expecting from Fanciulli. He is the type of DJ who has that well worn style and taste of Dance music and House music. His style is popular enough to be heard on the radio and in mainstream clubs. And here lies the problem with the compilation; it is a bit of a stereotype of what a Dance music compilation should be.
The first CD is slightly commercial sounding House. It is evanescent and bubbly. There are 27 tracks on this CD and the mixing is so smooth that it is not noticable. Despite the fact that the tracks are a bit commercial sounding the shear number of them creates variety and the mixing is so good so as to create an enjoyable mix. Its regular House music but decent and classy.
The second CD is a bit darker, deeper and more underground. But here again Fanciulli's style is familiar creating a mix which treads no new ground. The music is enjoyable and complex but holds no surprises. There are 25 tracks on CD2 and the mixing is superb once more.
So what we have here is a compilation of slightly mainstream House split into a commercial mix and an underground mix. The large track selection and flawless mixing livens it all up by adding variety and change throughout. It does not get monotonous because the tracks change so quickly.