Released in 2002, Atlantic's misleadingly titled Big Beat series has little to do with the form of rock-aggressive dance music popularized by the Chemical Brothers and Fatboy Slim, and much more to do with other forms of popular club music, whether it's mainstream house or upbeat R&B and hip-hop. Big Beat: Classic Dance includes the Bucketheads' "The Bomb (These Sounds Fall into My Mind)," Marshall Jefferson's "Open Our Eyes," Full Intention's "America (I Love America)," the club mix of Kraze's "The Party," Steve Hurley's mix of Jomanda's "Got a Love for You," DJ Shon's "Rejoice," and nine other club favorites. This is a decent, albeit random, sampling -- and obviously, it's only necessary for those who are looking for a handful of these tracks in one spot.
AllMusic Review by Andy Kellman
Track Listing - Disc 1
Track Listing - Disc 2