Steve Lawler

Global Underground: Lights Out

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Steve Lawler's second entry in the Global Underground series is much more straightforward than its predecessor, his Global Underground: NuBreed mix from 2000. Unlike that album, Lawler's Global Underground: Lights Out mix resembles his typical DJ sets. Each of the sets in this double-disc set build, and build further, until reaching a climactic grand finale. On the first disc, that grand finale is Thick Dick's "Orgasm," a "French Kiss"-like track released by Subliminal that features a simulated orgasm by a sultry woman over a steamy house rhythm. Besides this Subliminal-released track, Lawler draws from other big-name labels: Yoshitoshi (Shmuel & Baranes' "Spanish Tales"), Bedrock (his own "Andante"), *69 (Angelo Kortez's "Houze Muzik"), DJ Gigolo (Crossover's "Photographt"), and more. Throughout Global Underground: Lights Out, Lawler sticks with the approach that took him to the top of the international progressive house scene. And why shouldn't he? Millions of clubbers around the world celebrate him for a reason, after all.

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