Various Deep Concentration 4
- Words: Ross Hogg
- Label: Om
The series that began as a progressive turntablism compilation turns its focus back to the DJ's primary responsibility: the dancefloor. Sparo's "Bullit" captures all the excitement of a Steve McQueen car chase; the J. Boogie/People Under the Stairs combo "Movin' to My Beat" will have you doing just that, as will British scion DJ Format's "We Know Something You Don't Know" with Jurassic 5's Chali 2na and Akil. But it's Japan's DJ Tonk's "118th Hustle," a genre-crossing sure-shot, that club DJs will wear out, as well as "Something," a dynamic track from Oakland's Crown City Rockers. Scratch fiends can still get their fix from ex-X-ecutioner Mista Sinista, hot Bay Area talent DJ Zeph, and LA Weekly's best DJ of 2003, Haul. Overall, it's the most listenable (and danceable) DJ comp in years. Get ready to focus on these grooves.
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