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Balance 008 (Desyn Masiello)

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  • Audio CD (24 Oct. 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Eq
  • ASIN: B000AV2GL0
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Will Saul – Mbira
  2. New Ordinament – Dusty Little Kid presents: Jerry Cala
  3. Clashing Egos featuring Jelle Paulusma – Love Sweet Love (Sterac Electronics Dub)
  4. Williams – Love Crisis
  5. Chelonis Jones – One On One (DM Edit)
  6. Babak Shayan – Flowers
  7. Rene Amesz – Cabilla
  8. Mark Clement – The Tunnel (Francois K Visions of Saturn remix)
  9. The Visitor – Our Lips Are Sealed (Dub)
  10. New Ordinament – Dusty Little Kid presents: Dusty Kid Adventure
  11. Soulsearcher – Cant Get Enough (Derek Howell remix)
  12. The Idiots – Teardrop
  13. Chris Lake – Piano Tool

Disc: 2

  1. Orbital – Halcyon + On + On
  2. Spirals – X
  3. Rozzo – Blue (Reloaded)
  4. Moloko – Cannot Contain This / Killing Joke – Love Like Blood
  5. Dave DK – Crush The Bits
  6. Dealer’s Choice – Bomb The Place
  7. Wise – Again (An2 mix)
  8. Hong Kong Micros – Time For Change (Start Your Revolution)
  9. Coburn – We Interrupt This Program (Raul Rincon mix)
  10. Ramsay – Dirty Delicious (Dub)
  11. Joey Negro – Make A Move On Me (Joey Negro Old School dub)
  12. Daisuke Matsusaka – Asian Blue Rose
  13. Ellen Allien – Magma (MFA remix)
  14. Karu – Maraud Your Ears (Tim Paris We Almost Lost Detroit remix)

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While you can certainly group this into the large spectrum known as progressive house, there are only a few real progressive tracks on here, and some tech house, but the rest is simply the best pure house music currently on offer. There isn't a single house CD that is going to move you as much as this one. Full of funky, infectious beats, with basslines and disco melodies to keep any dance floor in a frenzy.
There really is only one negative to both CD's: I wanted them to go on longer than the amount of music able to fit onto one CD. At the end of each disc, you are left drooling for more, and do not want these beats to ever stop. Apart from 3 weaker tracks in the middle of disc 1 (tracks 4-6 to be exact), both are superb. Disc 2 is the real stunner, without a dull track in sight, but both discs feature some monster tracks!
Disc 1 starts off progressive with Will Saul's Mbira and the first 3 tracks are solid. It gets a little weak with some rather dull disco tracks from 4-6, and I didn't care for the vocals in track 5 at all. The rest of the disc really gets moving with some pure house sounds, and climaxes with the incredible track, Our Lips are Sealed by The Visitor. You get a hot new update of Soulsearchers Can't Get Enough by Derek Howell, and the BPM's really pick up at the end of this mix, giving you a taste of what's coming on disc 2. The last track, Piano Tool, of course features some piano in it, and this track and all the other disco sounding stuff on here are great, with the exception of those few tracks I mentioned. I usually am picky about disco sounding house, but I can assure you, that it's not the cheesy kind on here, and just wait 'til you hear what you get on disc 2!
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People who have been listening to any house music for the last 3 years or so will have noticed that whatever it was their favourite DJs were spinning in 2003, most of them are now playing dirty tech house, or minimal techno, or some combination thereof. The closest comparison I can think of is the nu-metal peak, when people from all over the rock spectrum suddenly grew square goatees and dreads and started moaning about their girlfriends.

Of course, dirty house is a little more consistent than the now universally-reviled nu-metal sound, but it does mean that there's a great glut of material, and as such a mix has to be something special to get noticed.

Which bring us to Desyn's offering here. The mixing certainly doesn't stand out (allegedly abletonned, there's nothing here that would stretch a couple of CDJs), which leaves us with the tunes. And the tunes, thankfully, come to the rescue in style. Disc 1, after a chilled intro track, shifts into a spacey disco vibe with the funky-as-owt Jerry Cala - this vibe continues more or less uninterrupted for most of the disc, with a couple of prog cuts (notably Rene Amesz's Cabilla) and an unnecessary á la mode remix of just Can't Get Enough breaking it up. I have to say, I like the disco stuff here - Desyn goes from sparse spacey funk to more full-on italo revivalism with verve. The disc closes with Changes by Chris Lake, which is carried by an old-skool piano riff the match of any of the other attempts at this stuff last year.

Disc 2 starts with a rather blatant abuse of a track's classic status (in a set, fine; on a CD? is your mp3 folder that empty?). But hell, Halcyon + On + On is gorgeous enough for such cynicism to be forgiven.
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If you love house. Buy this. Its as simple as that. the record selection is sublime at very well thought out and the mixing certainly exceeds most house dj's. Ive seen this guy live and he was exceptional. This cd captivating the experience of his live performance. Is it Electro, progressive, chicago, funky, minimal.... Its all of these.. Like the review above.. No doubt album of the year along with James Zabiela's Utilities.
BUY IT >>>>>.....
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I picked up a promo copy of this and i must say that this is an awesome compiliation. This guy can not do any wrong. Exactly what i expected and he delivered the goods alright. Unlike some of the other recent DJ comps this one gets straight to the point. All in all, one of the best DJ comps of the year, up there with Zabiela's Utilities. There is only one thing to do when this is released. Go and Buy it!!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best house music album/set I've ever heard. 16 Dec. 2015
By Avid Reader - Published on Amazon.com
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Balance 008 is by far the best house music CD I have ever heard in my life. And the best set I've heard as well, hands down.

It is chic, it is emotional, it is uplifting, and drives me nuts. The thing about Desyn is that he plays out so little, you get angry for this CD to have you drooling for more. There isn't more.

The set progresses nicely, with very soulful rifs, but in a nice, not-cheesy way. It starts with some house, ends with some techno, it's VERY well mixed (only one weird mix that I've noticed).
17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is TRUE house music, and the hottest of the year! 15 Nov. 2005
By En Trance - Published on Amazon.com
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While you can certainly group this into the large spectrum known as progressive house, there are only a few real progressive tracks on here, and some tech house, but the rest is simply the best pure house music currently on offer. There isn't a single house CD that is going to move you as much as this one. Full of funky, infectious beats, with basslines and disco melodies to keep any dance floor in a frenzy.

There really is only one negative to both CD's: I wanted them to go on longer than the amount of music able to fit onto one CD. At the end of each disc, you are left drooling for more, and do not want these beats to ever stop. Apart from 3 weaker tracks in the middle of disc 1 (tracks 4-6 to be exact), both are superb. Disc 2 is the real stunner, without a dull track in sight, but both discs feature some monster tracks!

Disc 1 starts off progressive with Will Saul's Mbira and the first 3 tracks are solid. It gets a little weak with some rather dull disco tracks from 4-6, and I didn't care for the vocals in track 5 at all. The rest of the disc really gets moving with some pure house sounds, and climaxes with the incredible track, Our Lips are Sealed by The Visitor. You get a hot new update of Soulsearchers Can't Get Enough by Derek Howell, and the BPM's really pick up at the end of this mix, giving you a taste of what's coming on disc 2. The last track, Piano Tool, of course features some piano in it, and this track and all the other disco sounding stuff on here are great, with the exception of those few tracks I mentioned. I usually am picky about disco sounding house, but I can assure you, that it's not the cheesy kind on here, and just wait 'til you hear what you get on disc 2!

After the downtempo sounds gradually got faster and faster throughout disc 1, culminating in some high energy dance floor house which left you begging for more, Desyn chooses to slow things down for the start of disc 2, with the now classic ambient track, Halcyon+On+On. The pace quickly picks back up with some sweaty house tracks, and the music is at a solid dance floor pace throughout.

Once we get to track 9, prepare yourself for a dose of the hottest combination of tracks you will hear on any dance CD this year. It starts with the groovy Time for Change and kicks into a scorching Raul Rincon remix of Coburn's We Interrupt this Program. The original version had a decent melody and has been a DJ staple as of late, but prepare for the track to hit a new high with this remix. Then Desyn drops the bomb of a track Make a Move on Me, and I don't care who you are, where you are, or how you feel at that moment, but when this track hits, it's guaranteed to make anyone move. I can't even imagine the frenzy at a club after hearing these 3 tracks in row. Desyn certainly knows how to move a crowd! It seems like he set you up the entire mix just to blow it up right here!

The last 3 tracks get into some nice tech sounds, and at the end, I was left feeling this needed to be a 3 disc or 4 disc set, because I just couldn't get enough. This is simply the best pure house mix right now, and one you cannot miss!
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 18 Feb. 2016
By ernie - Published on Amazon.com
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ace 9 Aug. 2006
By J. Wahlgren - Published on Amazon.com
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It is as if Balance were an assignment, where desyn Masiello aced it. This cd is fabolous and basically completes my solid trance collection. There is a mix or balance of everything on this cd and it makes the whole cd collection good. These discs are phenomenal.
5.0 out of 5 stars Desyn at one of his peak best!! 12 May 2012
By Dale Take - Published on Amazon.com
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Both CD's are absolutely marvelous. The intro to both CD's get you hooked from the start and I feel that is one of the most important part of albums..... because how can we not feel it if we're not into it from the beginning? From Will Saul's Mbira to Orbital's beautiful Halcyon + On + On. The journey from both CD's is absolutely magical that you wont ever forget.... =]
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