Live: Stockholm Mix Sessions
Thump, hi-hat, thump, hi-hat. We are now in tune to the funky house serenade courtesy of Swedish-based vinyl jockey Jesper Dahlback. The term “tech-house” is becoming more overused than a sampler in Puff Daddy’;s studio, so I will try to avoid the trappings of bandwagon labeling. Breezy and atmospheric fare is the more preferred state-of-affairs, and Mr. Dahlback knows how to get the party started right.
Although the disc says it’;s live, it’;s quite difficult to tell, and with the exception of the applause after each cut, you’;d swear this was a studio mix. Regardless, Dahlback provides the ideal beats for your after-party tastes. A straight-up smooth house mix, Stockholm Mix Sessions includes considerably lesser-known talents like Blue and Gemini Sounds. Dahlback does a good deed and exposes these producers along with his own mixing capabilities on this set, which not overly thrilling, but undeniably appealing.
Turbo Recordings, 3634 Boul St. Laurent, Montreal, Canada H2X 2V4, http://www.dnarecords.com