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Various Artists Wavetec One: The Miles From Mars Mix

This mix by Rob Rives of Floppy Sounds is serious business. Darker, techier and more single-minded than standard Wave fare, the inaugural release on their WaveTec imprint focuses solely on the groove. The relentless drums and metronome basslines get a bit numbing on tracks like Phantom Power's "Panawave 2" and the D'Malicious's progressively predictable "Loup-Garou," but Rives saves the day by injecting just a touch of funk from Matty Heilbronn and Boyd Jarvis. The final cut, Carl Craig's remix of Rives's own "Entertainment," shows the rich possibilities inherent in these sounds-sadly, many of the other songs don't measure up.

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