Louie DeVito

Dance Factory Level, Vol. 3

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New Yorker Louie DeVito is the essence of the musical success story; while working at construction jobs, he moonlighted as a club DJ, which led to a gig on NYC's powerhouse dance station WKTU. He started the UNDERGROUND series to shed light on struggling, talented dance-music artists. That series' massive success (they were the first DJ compilations to reach the Billboard album charts) led to the creation of the DANCE FACTORY series, DeVito's mix of more well known tunes.

As with all his concoctions, the third installment of DANCE FACTORY performs the rare feat of accurately capturing the energy of the live DJ performance on disc. Tracks seamlessly drift into one another with a frenetic beat, instantly transporting the listener to a bustling nightspot. DANCE FACTORY is known for mixing pop hits with electronica tracks. On LEVEL 3, Monica and Deborah Cox mix it up with more traditional dance acts such as Narcotic Thrust and Origene, and Eamon's expletive-laden novelty hit follows LMC's house-y "Take Me to the Clouds," which features a prominent U2 song sample. DANCE FACTORY LEVEL 3 captures the feel of the underground dance scene in a manner that doesn't exclude those who have never set foot in a club.

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