Electro Disco: The Annual House Mix 2010

Written by Maximus Aurelius

January 8, 2010 1:12 pm

Never has the genre Electro been so casually mis-represented in this clumsy, thoughtless mash up of below-par funky and vocal house tracks. If you like disco, stick with your Fierce Angels 2009 Collection and save your pennies for the 2010 release.

Here at Maxumi, we like Electro, we really do. And in small doses disco is no bad thing either. But Electro Disco is a little new to us. We were hoping for a sort of clash between perhaps the more sophisticated modern end of electro (i.e. Wolfgang Gartner) and 80s synth disco, but instead what we got with Electro Disco was a refund (not that we paid for it in the first place). Perhaps we’re being a little harsh, there are some highlights. “Foundation – “Boogie Wonderland” (Noll & Kliwer Travolta remix)” is an uplifting track with decent vocals and an actual electro edge to the sound. “Jazzy Lee – “I’m Easy” (Dave Sinclair club extended)” is a nice slightly more relaxed tune that is fairly enjoyable to listen to.

We simply felt the focus was too strongly on Disco rather than Electro, which out of the two is the more “in” genre at the moment. Having to endure a full 7 minutes of “Dean Cabrera – “Twisting My Words” (Dennis Hill remix)”, for us, sealed Electro Discos fate to the ever so full bin of so-so dance compilations. I really hate that song.  The imitation Fierce Angels/Hed Kandi cover cartoon girl is annoying too, and we’re not sure it’s even nice to look at. It’s about time other record labels gave that one up and tried to be a little more original rather than jumping on the bandwagon.

If you like disco, and electro, then Electro Disco still shouldn’t even be a consideration. This is a genre served far better by Fierce Angels and even Hed Kandi.


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