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Clublife, Vol. 6

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This is the sixth volume in the System Records label's ongoing series of progressive house DJ mixes, and those who enjoyed the first five installments won't have to worry about running into any unpleasant surprises here. Most of the tracks are taken from the System and Alpha Numeric label catalogs, and all are nicely mixed at about the 120 bpm range. This being a house joint, you'll miss the transitions between tracks unless you're paying close attention; there's little or no rhythmic variation between, say, Dustin's "Hardtime (Brian Scibinico Extended Mix)" and Solid State's "Got to Go On," but then, that kind of lack of variation is what the people are paying for. Solid State does lighten up the texture and mix things up a bit on "Journey Through Life," and the dubbed-up vocals are a nice touch. Josh the Funky 1 contributes another highlight with the nicely psychedelic "Universal Sound (House Mogul's Remix)." Everything else is pretty much par for the course, which is to say pleasant, utilitarian, and, you know, danceable.

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