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Don't start with this Electro-Swing compilation!
on 18 March 2014
This was my first intro into Electro-swing. I chanced upon the cd in HMV in early march 2014. I had never heard of the scene before but love classic electro like Cybotron or newer stuff which Dj Dave Clarke champions lots alongside techno as they are both cousins/from the same sound.
First up Electro-Swing is NOT Electro. It's more like stuff the Coldcuts label were doing way back in the early 2000's, But in all honesty IMHO Doop were the first in the 1990s rave era with their self titled single Doop by Doop. (Which owes a lot to Popcore championed by Mokum as a kiddie friendly Gabba with track like Technoheads-I want to be a hippy)
Anyhow, my thoughts on this compilation after now hearing the first 2 in this series & compilation albums like Electro Swing Fever is either the scenes sound is changing to a more mellower jazz vibe a less dancey elements. Some of the tunes hear on disc 1 hardly sound like modern dance beats, one or 2 tracks sound too much similar.
Don't get me wrong it's ok, but hardly the best representive of Electro-Swing. I recomend if it's your first taste of this genre start with volumes 1 & 2 first or the Electro-Swing-Fever compilation.
And NO this is NOT electro. It's modern-dance-beats, NOT electro. I have been a massive Electro fan since 1984, just because you use a drum machine for beats it ain't electro.