Various Artists Roy Davis Jr.: Get Large Vol. 1
- Words: Patrick Sisson
- Label: Large Music
On his first mix CD in six years, Chicago house don Roy Davis Jr. starts out squarely aiming for listeners‘ headphones instead of their hips. The BPMs still pump like pistons but Davis has distilled the occasionally harsh edges of four-on-the-floor funk into something as effervescent and fine as champagne. Drawing lines between retro-acid anthems (Kerri Chandler‘s "Return 2 Acid") and warm synths that recall the more streamlined, spiritual side of Detroit techno, Davis has created a subtle but flavorful set of songs. Though it lacks the bite of a stiff shot of amped-up house, Get Large is an audio cocktail that works well as a late-night chaser.
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