on 18 September 2002
What can I say? Following my first Bukem-Conrad gig in Newcastle I rushed to get this on Conrad's own reccomendation, and it blew me out of the water. FRom the opening 'Skyline' coupled with the vocal talents of MC Conrad and DRS, the scene is set for the defining Progression Sessions album. Every track is sublime, with 'Indian Summer' by Big Bud being a highlight, and the amazing vocal talents of Conrad coming across perfectly on Makoto and Akira's tune. LTJ Bukem's mixing firmly cements him as the most technically accomplished dj I have ever heard, his effortless cross fader is awesome. Since buying this my faith in drum and bass MC'ing has been restored, and I have discovered one of the best labels in music.
on 8 January 2001
With 4 releases previous to this, the format is familiar. Take a selection of Good Looking Records most recent releases, get Bukem or Blame to mix them all together, and then get MC Conrad to lay some smooth and well thought lyrics over the top. And going by the fact that this is the fifth Progression Sessions release, it works well. Very well in fact. I already have the other 4, aswell as all the Logical Progression releases, and this is certainly one of the best mix albums Good Looking have done in a long time. The whole thing sounds classy, the mixing is as always superb and Conrad rolls with the flow of mixing perfectly. If I had to rank this with the other Bukem mixes released over the past 5 years, I would say it comes 2nd just behind Good Looking at the Ministry of Sound, part of the One Half of a Whole Decade Ministry box set. First Class, but then was it ever going to be anything less than excellent?