» Tidy Trax presents Music for a Harder Generation 10 Years of Tidy
Reviewed by Attack Of The Jowlyhound
/ Submitted 01-11-05 19:36
Label: Tidy Trax
Genre: Hard House
Released to celebrate a decade at the forefront of a scene that they’ve defined and repeatedly redefined, “Music for a Harder Generation” is an eclectic journey through the back catalogue of Tidy’s finest releases over the past 10 years. Mixed by Amadeus Mozart, Lee Haslam and Paul Maddox, and with over 50 tracks spread over 3 cds, there’s certainly something in here for everyone with an interest in anything Tidy.
Disc 1 gets underway with the bouncy, hi-nrg feel that really characterised the early tidy releases and made them so infectious on the dance floor. The cheeky synth stabs and melodic vocals of “Handbaggers - U found out” certainly introduce the party feel of the album and the pace and tone are relentlessly continued throughout. With seamless mixing and some interesting programming we are treated to classics such as: “Signum – What you got 4 me”, “Trauma – Higher”, and the seminal “Tony De Vit – The Dawn”. Drifting from bounce to trance and back again, the mix lacks progression at times, but is a tasty introduction for what’s to follow.
Disc 2 is of more euphoric staple, with plenty of peak-time stormers on offer instantly evoking images of furry skirted munters raving away to the likes of Rob Tissera or the Tidy Boys. The meandering vocals of Signum’s “Coming on Strong” and Jon the Dentist & Ollie Jaye’s “Feel so Good” are interspersed with the rolling basslines and driving synths of E Traxx’s “Let’s Rock” amongst others. This completes what I feel is the strongest disc of the set.
The final disc in the triumvirate continues where Disc 2 left off with more typical trademark tidy fare. Stand out tracks are the Lee Haslam and Guyver remix of “Such a Good Feelin” and Flashheadz “Wizards of the Sonic” and it’s all finished off, if somewhat predictably, with Tony De Vit’s “Are You All Ready”.
With 3 million Tidy Trax vinyl sold over the past 10 years “Music for a Harder Generation” provides a neat synopsis of the label’s history and will serve as an excellent souvenir of those times – also not forgetting that there’s some damn fine music on here.
(DJ Extraordinaire )
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| From: Special K! on 1st Nov 2005 22:00.15|
Wow. I want that CD! Nice review hun. xx
From: Disco Diva on 2nd Nov 2005 08:48.17
Cool review Kether, but I doubt i'll be rushing out to buy it :winks
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