DJ Magic Mike

More Bootyz in Motion

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Because this collection was mixed, compiled, and edited by DJ Magic Mike, some might think it contains nothing but Florida-style bass music. But while bass dominates More Bootyz in Motion, not everything on the CD is bass music per se. Released in 2000, this compilation spans 1983-1998 and focuses on 1980s electro-hop as well as Florida-style bass. Of course, the two styles are similar -- both are fast and hyper and both are aimed at the dancefloor. So not surprisingly, Mike has no problem making everything flow. 1980s electro-hop hits like Debbie Deb's "When I Hear Music" and Twilight 22's "Electric Kingdom" work as well as bass favorites such as the Quad City DJs' "C'mon N' Ride It (The Train)," Luke's "Raise the Roof," the Get Funky Crew's "Shake Them Titties," 12 Gauge's "Dunkie Butt '96," and 95 South's "Rodeo." One can easily guess who will and won't buy this collection -- Southern bass enthusiasts are more likely to pick it up than Northeastern corridor hip-hoppers, who tend to dismiss bass and electro-beat as lowest-common-denominator music, seeing both styles as a bastardization of New York hip-hop. But bass' detractors can say what they will -- this collection is a lot of fun, and there's no law stating that rapping has to be intellectual 100 percent of the time. Plus, when it comes to the art of mixing, few can compete with DJ Magic Mike.

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