Stéphane Pompougnac's third installment of the his Costes series of mix sessions is strong in track selection and gradually makes a smooth transition into seamless mixes. At first, Costes, Vol. 3 starts off with a chunky mix of songs, and leaves one dreading that the rest of the album will be the same. Gradually Pompougnac shakes off the style and moves on to smoother mixes of foreign language and house-based tunes. With its quirky track selection, the album does nicely as an upbeat lounge compilation or a soothing downtempo house mix.
Hôtel Costes, Vol. 3: Etage 3
(LP - Pschent Records #5032343)