Various Artists

The 4 A.M. Sound of Tech House

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AllMusic Review by Tim Sendra

Tech-house is a new permutation of house music in which the soulful vocals and elements of disco are replaced with a hard-edged approach built on the electronic sounds of techno. The focus remains on the dancefloor, however, as this compilation shows. The 19 tracks are by the innovators who created the new sound of tech-house: Terry Francis, "Evil" Eddie Richards, Rithma, and Layo & Bushwacka are some of the artists here. The CD is mixed by Aaron Michelson and is a perfect way for newcomers to find out about tech-house. Fans of the genre will find this disc essential.

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