Various Artists Buzzin' Fly Vol. 4 Mixed by Ben Watt
- Words: Janet Tzou
- Label: Buzzin' Fly
After his Everything But the Girl days, Ben Watt immersed himself in an electronic cocoon only to emerge, butterfly-like, as a glittering club DJ/producer talent. The newest installment in Watt's DJ mix series (named after his own Buzzin' Fly imprint) crystallizes Watt's atmospheric approach to the big-room dancefloor: Smooth, ambient-infused tech-house hovers and floats, letting airy melodies arc gently into the next driving sequence. Lovers of non-cheesy trance will enjoy Kimouts' blissed-out yet funky epic, "Down to Earth," which offers one of the strongest (and most pop-friendly) examples of this compilation's supple "nu-rave" style. Check out Watt's quintessential 2 a.m.-trance build-up in his bouncy cut "Just a Blip," which harkens back to the golden days of the mid-'90s.
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