Nav Bhinder

Bombay One

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Nav Bhinder and Patrick Dream give Canadian electronica a home with their own Bombay Records and introduce an enigmatic collection of tropical stylings woven around elements of deep house on Bombay One. This individual compilation grabs Bombay's brightest stars since the label's inception and defines a solid mix of sultry grooves and strict dance structures for something celebratory. DJ house guru Derrick Carter teams up with Chris Nazuka on "Life Is Like a Circle" and strong conga beats and playful percussion set up Bombay One's overall tantalizing soundscape. Bombay resident Miguel Graca introduces seven seamless tracks with tight-grafted soul on "Speak My Mind (Johnny Fiasco's Moody Groove Mix)" and fiery Latin beats on "Watchalike"; however, it's the electronic spiral on "Don't Stop" that transcends Bombay One's initial conception. It's gorgeous and smooth, and such atmospheric vibes are long-lasting. Bhinder and Dream wish for a sweetly pretty setting -- nothing too intense, yet attractive and fashionably cool. Bombay One's fusion of house inside other sensual aspects of worldbeat and electronica composes one of 2001's pleasant surprises.

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