Vic Latino / David Waxman

Ultra Dance 05

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The fifth volume of Ultra Dance is the usual two-disc set, offering both highly accessible, Euro-flavored house and trance as well as harder-edged material. WKTU's Vic Latino handles disc one, which moves easily through house reduxes of pop hits. Punk Division amplifies the White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army" in predictable yet entertaining fashion, while Linus Loves' pulsating version of the Stevie Nicks nugget "Stand Back" is tailor-made for strobe-light posing. Boogie Pimps' "Somebody to Love" offers a rundown of the night's illicit goodies over dirty, deconstructed house. David Waxman takes over mixing duties for disc two, which sticks with house but digs a bit deeper than the first disc's relative populism. DJ Tocadisco's hard-grooving German dancefloor hit "Nobody (Likes the Records That I Play)" is here, as is the "Scumfrog Remix" of Murk's "Time." A glittery take on Pretty Poison's "Catch Me I'm Falling" harks back to disc one, but the second disc holds its own overall. Another solid comp from the Ultra people, extending the borders of N.Y.C.'s dancefloors.

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