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Trax Sampler, Vol. 76

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France's Trax magazine includes a free ten-track disc of music with each issue, most of which should be snapped up whenever possible. Each volume provides an up-to-date summation of underground dance music -- much of it European fare -- along with some nods to the outer fringes of indie rock and cutting-edge rap and R&B. The volumes released in 2004 continue to roll; the 76th disc includes the Just Blaze remix of the Beastie Boys' "Ch-Check It Out," Swayzak's "Another Way," Plasticman's "Camel Ride," Benny Blanko's "Put Your Hands," and Chromeo's "Needy Girl (Zdar Dub)." Scattershot, but not without several highlights to make it worth keeping.