Toshio Matsuura

Fueled for the Future, Vol. 3

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This installment in the Fueled for the Future mix CD series finds one third of United Future Organization taking the helm as selector. Producer Toshio Matsuura separates himself from the rest of the artists in this series by taking an extremely laid-back, mellow approach to the opening portions of this mix and not really taking the mix anywhere else. There are no peaks and valleys of intense percussion workouts or lengthy breakdowns, just simple elements of hip-hop, broken beat and lounge all working together and creating a vibe that is both instantly intoxicating and infectious. The track selection from the Jazzanova/Compost catalogs is next to flawless; and the mixing is top notch. And while the spine on the CD says this is the third volume of the five it easily should have been the first in the series; as the smooth low key nature of this mix is the perfect ramp up to any of the other mixes in the series. Start here first and work your way inwards for maximum enjoyment.

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