Various Artists Famous When Dead IV
- Words: Peter Nicholson
- Label: Playhouse
Wanna check your pulse? Put this on and see if you don't want to head out immediately to the sleaziest disco and get your groove on. Playhouse has been operating on a different level than the rest of the labels for some time and number four in this series of compilations ups the ante even further. Leading the charge is Isolée with his sinuously acidic mix of Recloose's "Cardiology" and his own "Schrapnell," which somehow blends country western, rock and dance into an achingly beautiful mix. The key is risk-taking-from expected adventurers like Fabrice Lig and John Tejada to lesser-known names like My My (whose stuttering, burping "Klatta" is a highlight) these producers aren't content to rest within any genre boundaries. Best of all, they keep it fun and deadly glamorous.
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