I was a little skeptical about their being two world series releases this year as we already had a recent installment from San Francisco. I love this series as it gives HK a chance to break away from its traditional mould, and present a more international sound... and this edition does just this and with great conviction.
The artwork is amazing and everything is presented in its usual luxurious style. Each mix has something special to offer... I think disk one is probably more on the tip of what you would hear late into the night at El Divino but there are elements and winks back to the Kandi camp running right throughout the compilation.
The John Jones mix is a total winner for me fitting more to my taste of some proper funky but tough house music that i was hearing when i was in Ibiza back in july. In a sea of ibiza compilations that you can buy i would probably say this is my favourite of this year. Absolutely superb!
I have to say that hed kandi have done a great job here they really have captured the sounds of ibiza this year! Unlike ministry who seem to just use the word ibiza for some kind of commercial gain and slap anything together and sometimes its debateble if it has been mixed at all. If your'e wanting cd's that represent ibiza this year with precision mixing you'll not go wrong here an allround top mix from start to finish... Wait for the sun to shine (it will one day) grab a cold beer and get in the garden with the tunes on and you'd think you were on bora bora beach ;) Niiiiiiice!