Booked 002

Gene Farris

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Booked 002 Review

by Diana Potts

Gene Farris successfully separates himself from the predictable pattern of dance music mix CDs with his contribution to the Booked series. In contrast to his colleagues, Farris' Booked 002 has no jazzy build-up or trip-hop breakdown, as it starts off with the gentle, but rhythm-inclined "Coracau Tambor." The album's energy is constant from the beginning and doesn't peak as a result of faster bpms, but rather, from classic tracks, such as Johnny Fiasco's "Reflex." This, combined with Farris' fluid mixing skills, leaves the album guaranteed to be a good listen regardless at what point its given a listen. Overall, Booked 002 has a refreshing Chicago house flavor with a San Francisco twist. The masterful taste and talent of the Chicago native offers up quite a nice piece of house work for the living room or dancefloor.

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