This mix CD contains a good taste musical selection of some of the freshest and actualised tracks at the moment, which already are 'haunting' the clubs for some months by now. It all starts warm with the track Over the Hill by Agaric, and after we enter the minimal techno atmosphere, the delectation comes from Frankie si Layo & Bushwacka! with a cool and driving sound. Once the Plastikman's remix enter the stage, the mix gets another sound and feeling, it goes away from the minimalist side and starts to acquire a shape of techno. It easily builds up the tension and the energy, just like when you climb a hill – it's not the same as it was in the beginning, it becomes harder.
A track which will work fine for sure it's the Trespass production from Booka Shade. Still hot and which surprisingly catches the public, this tune has that rhythm capable of doing 'damages' on the dance floor and make everybody move. Those whom are not familiarised with the Smith & Selway, more exactly Christian Smith and his studio partner John Selway, can discover three of their productions on this compilation. The first one is a remix by Ozgur Can, and a little bit late Walk the Walk and Finca Dofi (Filthy mix), proper banging techno. It's not too fast or disorganized, but it has a dement rhythm which doesn't let you sit for a minute. This should be one of Christian Smith's DJ set qualities. From this moment, the last part of the mix transforms in 100& techno. In the main roles it's Antoine Clamaran, Percy X with a really cool release on Soma, and for the final the excellent Technasia with the tune 'Dominando'. And all ends up with a rough techno electro from Kiko.
Christian Smith's Ekspozicija 05 is a delicious construction from the minimal techno and tech-house to the refined and driving techno. Better and better, the Slovenian record label has a very good initiative by releasing this series of compilations, with a specific sound, each one of them including inside of it a story about the techno roots of the artist who compiles it.
- Various Artists - Great Summergames Stuff
- John Digweed - Transitions vol 3
- GU Mixed
- Yositoshi Miami - mixed by Cedric Cervais
- Fabric 35 - Mixed by Ewan Pearson
- Niki B & Christian E.F.F.E. - The Question / Fatman
- Christian Smith & John Selway - Transit Time
- Matthew Herbert - Score
- Lazy Fat People - Pixelgirl EP
- Steve Porter - Porterhouse 2
- Chris Fortier - Remixes EP 1
- Phonique - Good Idea
- One + One mixed by James Zabiela and Nic Fanciulli
- Global Underground presents Afterhours 3
- DJ T - Lucky Bastard
November 15 2006
October 11, 2006 at 3:44 PM CEST