Mark Lewis

The West Coast Vibe, Vol. 4

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A one-man English invasion, Lewis established L.A.'s legendary Club Logic not long after arriving in L.A. from London in 1986. Co-hosting Logic's deejay booth from 1994 to 1998 with guest mix marvels like Little Louie Vega, David Morales, Marques Wyatt, and Carl Cox, Lewis, also a producer, has a grab bag of remix and production credits ranging from Erasure to Chaka Khan. Now a major player on the international club circuit, spinning regularly in continental Europe and at spots like the U.K.'s Gatecrasher and Cream, the adroit turntablist pays a handsome tribute to the thumpin' house beats of the City of Angels with West Coast Vibe volume four. The album's highlights include kamakazi mixes like "The Ultimate Disco Groove," which smacks of the sweaty, hedonistic chaos reminiscent of Club Logic, plus high-energy Euro tracks like "Greece 2000" and the effervescent "Trip to Know." Rounding off the compilation are garage cuts like "Reach," which features the commanding chants of one of the many faceless house music divas whose repetitive vocal prowess has provided the soulful backdrop for plenty a dance track. A must-have for dance music enthusiasts.

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