Various Artists – David Waxman Presents: Ultra Electro
Electro seems to be taking the world by storm right now in the ever-changing dance community. Capitalizing on the popularity of today’s modern electro sound, Ultra Records releases Ultra Electro mixed by David Waxman.
Ultra Records, known for its excellent mix series’ (Ultra Dance, Ultra Chilled, Ultra Trance, etc.), apparently has a keen ear to what is hot. The two-CD set is packed with 24 tracks that guarantee serious booty shaking to the infectiously dirty and dance floor ready anthems compiled by the respected DJ David Waxman.
The New York native known in the past by his residencies at Twilo (NY) and Liquid (Miami), currently throws down mixes at Crobar in both Miami and Chicago. Waxman, recognized for dark tribal house, deep progressive trance and NY hard house, tries his hand at electro and succeeds exceptionally.
Disc One contains some of the hottest songs of today, Gorillaz “Dare” (Soulwax remix) and Goldfrapp’s “Ooh La La” remixed by Tiefschwarz. Also included is an amazing Planet Funk remix of New Order’s great single “Waiting For The Sirens Call,” and Trentemoller’s throbbing remix “What Else is There” by Royksopp. The beats continue for the duration with songs by Ladytron, Daft Punk, Depeche Mode and Tommie Sunshine’s slamming remix of Shiny Toy Guns’ “LeDisko” that round up disc one.
Disc Two doesn’t let up as the intensity actually increases, starting off by the ping-pong bounce of Daisy Daisy’s “Michelle Plays Ping Pong.” The disc flows very nicely from track to track featuring Paper Faces hot remix of Armand van Helden’s “Sugar” and Mylo’s remix of Freedom Five’s “No More Conversations.” Also contained within are two immense club anthems “Danger (The Bomb)” by Tonite Only and “Tell Me Why” by Supermode (an adaptation of ’80s mega-hit “Small Town Boy” by Bronski Beat).
David Waxman should be commended for the fabulous Ultra Electro mix that’s packed with enough dance beats to move anyone into electronic music. Both discs are completely satisfactory. If electro is your thing, this compilation is absolutely essential.