Various - Housexy Vol. 3: Spring 2006
Even if the weather's not there yet, Housexy Vol. 3 should be enough to put you in the mood for donning a pair of designer sunglasses and dancing in the sand. Golden Sun, with its infectious Latin piano riff, has the most explicit beach party vibe, but there are plenty of other soulful and funky house highlights spread over these two discs. Helps Me Thru, for example, is reminiscent of Strings of Life and Playground Stuff is good imitation Basement Jaxx. Both My Life and Take Me Away are packed full of irresistable pop hooks. It's a carefree, commercial track listing that at least avoids the overly familiar (I count just two big "radio hits") and is more uplifting than a Wonderbra.