Various Artists

Trax Sampler, Vol. 20

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Several volumes in this French, promo-only series should be snapped up whenever they're seen. For fans of cutting-edge dance music and left-of-center indie, they serve a function similar to that of the samplers that come with CMJ magazine, providing up-to-date selections of what keen club DJs spin. The value of the average volume in the series is considerably high since many of the tracks are available on vinyl only. The 20th Trax Sampler includes Les Rythmes Digitales' "Music Makes You Lose Control," the Chemical Brothers' "Flashback," Deep Side's "Prelusion," Nova Nova's "Prayer," and Mr. Scruff's "Get a Move On." Not one of the best in the series; not one of the worst, either.