Various - ATFC In The House London '10
London DJ/producer, ATFC, takes to the decks for the latest in Defected's In The House series. Fans of commercial house will certainly enjoy it. The emphasis is on instant hooks and tested formulae. Want some jackin' beats? There is Reboot's 'Enjoy Music' (Riva Starr Remix). Want a throaty vocal? There is Jerk House Connection's 'Each & Every Day' (Rocco Underground Mix). Looking for big game? There are Underworld, Basement Jaxx and Steve Angello. A number of tracks betray a hip hop or soul influence, perhaps unsurprising given that ATFC cites the likes of Tim Westwood and Norman Jay as inspirations in the liner notes. ATFC In The House does what it says on the tin, but there's nothing here that feels particularly cutting or essential. It may well sound better come summer.