Various - Godskitchen Global Gathering 2006

Released to coincide with the Godskitchen Global Gathering event (28th - 29th July 2006), these three discs, roughly split into different dance sub-genres, are about as an exciting warm up (or memento) as you could ask for.

CD one focuses on house. Kicking off with Daft Punk's classic Around The World, the emphasis is then on more current tunes. Even remixes of Horny As A Dandy and Deep Dish's Dreams sound acceptable here; the original elements of the former stripped right back by Tom Novy, the latter spun in some unexpected directions by Axwell. The euphoric highlight, though, is Sex Machine's cheesy but irresistable Friday Night. One can quite imagine a million hands in the air as the drums build.

Trance is the main subject of CD two. Beginning with Karen Overton's nicely understated cover of Your Loving Arms, it's an uplifting mix, only really becoming unpleasant as the last few tracks take a turn into harder territory, culminating in Tiesto's horribly overblown Orchestral Remix of He's A Pirate.

The lion's share of interesting and excellent tunes, however, are saved for the experimental/electro oriented disc three, which features such cutting-edge artists as Booka Shade, The Knife, LCD Soundsystem and Justice (with the ubiquitous We Are Your Friends) . Also of note is the Tocadisco remix of The Egg's Walking Away (although it's been around a while, far superior to the David Guetta vs The Egg version) and a new take on Blondie's Heart Of Glass, the sort of stuff controversy is made of.

There's a good range from across the dance spectrum here. So whether you prefer to throw shapes in a field or in a club, Godskitchen Global Gathering 2006 is the perfect summer soundtrack.

Overall

8

out of 10

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