Various Artists Famous When Dead Two
- Words: Dave Stenton
- Label: Playhouse
It's a Playhouse compilation, but not as we know it. The highly acclaimed first offering in this series concentrated on documenting the achievements of Playhouse's own artists. This time, in-house DJ Ata sets his sights further afield, with the resultant 11 tracks-from various artists and labels across the globe-connected only by the moods and themes they explore: deep, distinctive and, ultimately, danceable house music dominates. Hi Lo impress with alluring loungey grooves; Drew Matmos's The Soft Pink Truth attracts the attention of the click-house clique and sample police simultaneously; Detroit's Anthony "Shake" Shakir creates unnerving machine funk, as only he can; and Etroneek Funk's "Everytime" is so good, it warrants purchase of the accompanying vinyl package alone.
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