Various Artists

Trax Sampler, Vol. 47

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Several volumes in this French, promo-only series should be snapped up whenever they're seen. For fans of cutting-edge dance music and left-of-center indie, they serve a function similar to that of the samplers that come with CMJ magazine, providing up-to-date selections of what keen club DJs spin. The value of the average volume in the series is considerably high since many of the tracks are available on vinyl only. The 47th Trax Sampler isn't quite as hot as the 43rd or 46th, but it has plenty of bright moments, including M. Mayer's "Hush Hush Baby," Maurice Fulton's "My Gigolo," Lali Puna's "Don't Think," Herbie Hancock's "The Essence," and the Detroit Escalator Co.'s "Folding Space."