The Hed Kandi albums offer up dance music for people who like things a little bit funkier. This edition is spread over three discs and the tracks are mixed, menaing that you get a seamless flow of feel good summery sounding songs.
The first disc gets off on a good foot, as Steve Angello reworks an old Robin S song. The new version of 'Show Me Love' has her fiesty vocal over a pounding bassline which really resonates through your whole body. Followed swiftly by Kid Cudi's garage affair 'Day N Nite,' it looks like a promising start.
'Now You're Gone' is not anything to do with Basshunter and employs the vocal talents of Lisa Millett. Kidd, Juan and Felix Baumgartner have carved a smart and sassy sounding track with edge for the deeper dancefloors.
'Remember' by Deadmau5 and Kaskade is a work of brilliance with an ethereal sounding vocal washing over a beautiful haunting melody. Think Chicane meeting Sarah McLachlan and you will be on the right track. A super record to chill out to at the end of a hard night.
Disc two has some more treats in the form of The Outsiders, who revamp a Beverley Knight song to good effect. The vocals stand proud and will make you want to shake your stuff.
A club classic 'Nobody's Business' is brought up to date by ESQUIRE & Soraya Vivian. Her fresh vocals give it real lift and she puts some aggression into the chorus which makes it sound feisty. Also check out Rudenko's track, which has steamy vocals which teeter on the brink of explicit, as the vocalist purrs her way through like a panther.
As we hit the third disc, dip into 'Take Me Up' by Inaya Day. Always a reliable vocalist, since her turn on 'Nasty Girl,' she sends the song sky high with a soaring vocal and will have you reaching up with the positive vibes of the chorus.
Dare I say, 'Music Matters' by Faithless fails to live up to their usual epic standard, head instead to Norman Doray's 'Last Forever' which has a stunning breakdown and an icy cool vocal drenched in soul from Errol Reid.
45 tracks and a pretty cool package all round.
Disc #1 Tracklisting
1 Show Me Love - Angello, Steve & Laidback Luke/Robin S
2 Day 'N' Nite - Kid Cudi & Crookers
3 Set It Off - Christopher, Dennis
4 Love Emergency - Kurd Maverick & Sam Obernik
5 Now You're Gone - Kidd, Juan & Felix Baumgartner/Lisa Millett
6 Why - Sam Project
7 Supaconstellation - Sosua & Mad
8 Ready 4 More - Disco International & Miss Lynsey
9 Love Crazy - Clarke, Warren & Tara McDonald
10 Right Way, The - Wawa & Herd/Amanda Wilson
11 Can't Get Enough - Housemates
12 It's Lifting You Higher - Mr. Groove & Malaya
13 All I Gave 2 U - Lane Cryspo
14 Dusk 'Til Dawn - Howells, Danny & Dick Trevor/Erire
15 I Remember - Deadmau5 & Kaskade
Disc #2 Tracklisting
1 Keep This Fire Burning - Outsiders (6)
2 If You Love Me - Chanel
3 Wiggle It - Ricki-Lee
4 Dancin' - Payami, Ali
5 What Is This Feeling - No Halo
6 Way Back - Ministry Of Funk
7 Everybody - Rudenko
8 Don't Walk Away - Jones, Jenny
9 Nobody's Business - eSQUIRE & Soraya Vivian
10 Take Me Higher - Black, Jonni & Shena
11 Can't Help Myself - Barflyz
12 Bitch Is Back - Black, Jonni & Shena
13 Read The Signs - Thurston, Bex
14 Go With It Cherokee - Morgan, Henry John
15 Love Is The Answer - Funk Fanatics
Disc #3 Tracklisting
1 If You Knew - Lake, Chris & Nastala
2 Disrespectful - Khan, Chaka & Mary J. Blige
3 Way U Love Me, The - Evans, Marc
4 Shame, The - Foort, Lucien
5 I Can't Stop - Rivera, Sandy
6 Wondrous - Clark, Danny & Jay Benham/SuSu Bobien
7 Take Me Up - Inaya Day
8 New Society, A - Starchaser
9 R U Sleeping - Indo
10 Make A Move On Me - Joey Negro
11 Music Matters - Faithless
12 Jai Ho - Slumdogz
13 Last Forever - Doray, Norman & Tristian Garner/Errol Reid
14 Can't Get Enough - Soulsearcher
15 Lifting Me High - Romero, Harry 'Choo Choo' & Jose Nunez