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Price is the saving grace here
on 22 November 2011
This is a very badly compiled set. Going by the title of the issue, Elektro Diskow, it would lead you to believe that it was packed full of electonic dance music. Well, if you can dance to Japan's VISIONS OF CHINA or Savage Progress' HEART BEGIN TO BEAT or indeed more or less anything by Fad Gadget, then bully for you. There are some great tracks on here though, most of them available on much better compilations than this one. I notice that even though the release date for this is October 2011, there are 2 tracks with '2003 Remaster' listed, which makes me wonder why? Is this an old compilation re-packaged, or is this a job lot of low or royalty free tracks flung together for a few bob. I'd say the latter. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised, given that the disc is headlined 'MIXMAG PRESENTS', if these discs were previously given away free with the magazine.
Anyway, the saving grace of this double set is the price, under a fiver, if you must buy it. But there are much much better compilations out there if you are into 80s electronica... spend a few extra quid and start dancing. Avoid this one like the plague.