Scott Henry

Buzz: The Politics of Sound

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Though renowned as a DJ on the East Coast, Scott Henry is perhaps best-known for launching D.C.'s famed Buzz nightclub, which came under fire after a sensational exposé that showed tables full of discarded pills and powders and club kids smoking pot. Though the media scrutiny forced the club to shut down for a while, Henry later relaunched Buzz, and it has since attracted thousands of club kids to sets by guests like Carl Cox, LTJ Bukem, and John Digweed. But Henry remains the club's most reliably popular draw, and his second CD features the same sort of energetic, upbeat techno/house that has made the club one of the country's most popular. From the churning rhythms of 3 Monkeys' trance-like "Crazy People" to the celebratory buoyancy of Utah Saints' "Lost Vagueness," Buzz: The Politics of Sound is a fine (if not exactly remarkable) mix of deep, dark house music. And while it won't exactly revolutionize listeners' headphones, it's almost sure to start a few fires on the dancefloor.

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