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M.A.N.D.Y. At The Controls
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on 30 December 2011
This double cd mix was the first of the tragically short lived 'At the Controls' series, which had a mere 4 installments. M.A.N.D.Y certainly set the series off to a flying start with these excellent mixes. Disc one is more upbeat, bouncy but typically eclectic and bizarre; which really is the M.A.N.D.Y sound. It has a cheeky feel-good vibe that will keep your head nodding and foot tapping throughout.

Disc two is a little different; it takes a deeper turn. After the opening four tracks take a relatively simular mood to the first disc, you find yourself drifting deeper and deeper into a melodic and then meloncholic blend of music. Disc two is simply mesmerising. Most of my favourite tunes on this release feature on this disc, which include Claude Von Stroke's 'Who's Afraid of Detroit?', Heartz4's 'Intimacy Girl' and the fantastic closing blend of Djuma Soundsystem's 'Les Djinns' (Trentmoller mix) and Coldcut's soulful vocal stunner 'Walk a Mile in my Shoes' (Henrik Schwarz mix).

At times the transitions can feel a little blunt, but this fits the general perculiar nature of M.A.N.D.Y's sound. I now own three mix releases by M.A.N.D.Y and both this and their Renaissance mix are fantastic (their fabric mix being the only that occasionally goes bland in patches). Whilst I would just about say the Renaissance is the top of the lot (just?), I would recommend this to newcomers to M.A.N.D.Y's sound ahead of that purely for the price; its £2.87 for two discs - that's 8.2p per track!! you trully have nothing to lose. If you find yourself loving M.A.N.D.Y's bizarre but infectious and melodic style, also check out Agoria's 'At the Controls' mix, which is rather like M.A.N.D.Y's, but darker and more haunting.
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on 5 December 2013
I bought this double CD after listening to the samples on here,thought id risk it.
I played it in full and found i didn't have to skip through any tracks,which is quite rare
It contains a lot of records that aren't on any other mixed CDs so you're not spending half your money on tracks that you already own.

To say the CD is 7 years old it doesn't sound it, the tracks aren't dated, and as mentioned earlier they
aren't ones that have been over played over and over again for months by annoying Dj's so you still
get to hear tracks that you have never heard before.

You won't need any crackers with this album as there's no cheese on it.

If you like X-Factor and other assosiated rubbish then trot on because this isn't for you.
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on 11 June 2017
Very nice tunes for a good price. I recommend it for those who collect CDs and like good music ;)
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on 23 September 2017
Great album
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on 4 November 2008
Bloomin' hell, what a surprise, this is really good. It has been a long time since I have found a really decent dance music CD. CD1 is more traditional minimal house oriented with a kind of acid house theme running throughout, with some absolutely great old school sounding tracks, but with a more modern production edge.

CD2 is strange and different, but totally compelling. It is less technoish and more, well ecclectic I suppose. Some great sweeping orchestral stuff, right through to cutsey little elctronica numbers.

I think if you are into warm, softish, but still edgy dance music you'll like this. Great variety in tracks, but something holds it together throughout. At the current price too it is an absolute bargain!
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on 6 August 2007
This has got to be my favourite mix CD of 2006. It's absolutely brilliant. If you're into the Berlin minimal/tech-house scene, you will love this!
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on 16 February 2010
Enjoyed both CD's, Very Up and Down - typical MANDY in the sense that your not sure where they are going from one minute to the next, which keeps it interesting and different. Bare a few tracks that I didnt enjoy, the album could have been a little tighter than it was, overall a good double album with some great track selections. Will def be getting a few more plays on my Stereo for a while to come yet, well worth the buy.
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on 19 September 2012
harder to get into then agoria's or james holden's at the controls, but very very good once you ve given it the time to settle in.
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on 21 January 2016
Quick despatch without any hassle
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on 15 July 2015
Still thinking mmmmm
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