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Disappointing after being Introduced to the Series with PDH3
on 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.