DJ Spinna

Raiding the Crates

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If you're a deep house aficionado, you're sure to love this generous continuous mix from Brooklyn-born DJ Spinna, who has raided the Guidance records catalog to bring you an hour and a quarter of trance-inducing, dubbed-up club grooves for your hand-waving, hip-shaking, glow-sticking pleasure. The disc starts off with jazzy, faintly Latin grooves courtesy of Brace, Butti49, and Chuck Perkins, but then quickly sinks into four-on-the-floor house beats and stays there for most of the 21 tracks that remain. There are occasional detours, such as Paul Hunter's jazz-flavored "Reflection" and the explicitly reggae-inflected "Righteous Dub" by Uptight Productions (and don't miss the Mutabaruka cameo). But otherwise, this is a long exercise in trancey club grooves, and as such it's mostly attractive in a purely functional way. Highlights include the cool Jazzanova remix of Ursula Rucker's "Circe" and a very pretty number called "Baghdad Cafe" by A:Xus (featuring vocals from Naomi Nsombi). Recommended.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1
feat: Brace
2:19 Spotify
2
feat: Butti 49
2:44 Spotify
3 3:20 Spotify
4
feat: Kevin Yost
2:23 Spotify
5
feat: Blue Boy
4:02 Spotify
6
feat: Iz & Diz
1:35 Spotify
7 4:08 Spotify
8
feat: Dino & Terry
4:38 Spotify
9
feat: F 'N' L
2:33 Spotify
10
3:12 Spotify
11
feat: Paul Hunter
3:04 Spotify
12 3:35 Spotify
13
feat: Alton Miller
2:42 Spotify
14 2:03 Spotify
15
feat: F 'N' L
2:45 Spotify
16 2:26 Spotify
17
feat: Projekt: PM
3:35 Spotify
18
feat: A:xus
2:27 Spotify
19
feat: DJ Deep
3:01 Spotify
20
feat: Mutabaruka
3:01 Spotify
21
feat: Mr. Day / Pascal
3:44 Spotify
22
feat: Kevin Yost
4:31 Spotify
23
2:34 Spotify
24 3:22
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