Lights Out Vol.1: Mixed By Steve Lawler
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GU have always managed to do well with their comps, representing both the mainstream and the underground with equal emphasis. This new series on the label, Lights Out is dedicated to bringing in the seedier side of clubland, and who better to start things off in a deep, down and dirty manner than Steve Lawler? With two CDs to play with, Lawler doesn't disappoint, pulling together a plethora of ruffed-down, rubbed-up grooves that manage to conjure up exactly the kind of lascivious atmosphere the title suggests. Tunes by Ultra Fine ("Kasso"), Swain and Snell ("Electro Track"), Thick Dick ("Orgasm"), Pimp's "The Light" and Psycho Radio's "In the Underground" make you want to get out on the dance floor and writhe around seductively. Despite its great content and strong marketing hype though, it isn't really offering anything that isn't already out there. Mix CDs seem to be two a penny these days so GU will need to come up with something a little more daring and different than this to really catch people's attention. --Paul Sullivan
Top Customer Reviews
Steve Lawler's NuBreed mix introduced him to the UK crowd, with his distinct deep progressive sound creating a dancefloor shuffle. He is back for more of the same kicking off the Lights Out collection. This disk definitely represents the early hours in clubland. Dark, twisting, melodic basslines. Funky, tribal, driving percussion, and reverberating vocals. The kind of music you feel rather than hear, as you sit with your head in the toilet at 4am.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I'm rather puzzled by the reviews on this page. I'm a big prog house fan and I have plenty of time for the dark, tribal sound, but this offering seemed to me both dull... Read morePublished on 7 Feb. 2006 by Mitya
What can I say....I left it so long to buy this masterpiece, and boy do I regret it! The funkiness, atmosphere, energy and incessant, unrelenting basslines just can't fail to... Read morePublished on 7 Oct. 2003 by SimonYUK