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Tribal/Underground: The Progressive and Dark Side of House Music

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Spun by Felipe Inoa, this mix compilation from Radikal focuses on progressive house tracks (dating mostly from 2004 and 2005) that are less pop-oriented in nature than what you see at the top of the Billboard dance chart, but it's all still extremely accessible and rather euphoric despite the lack of shiny and sparkly decorative elements. A lot of the cuts on the collection, dubbed Tribal/Underground: The Progressive and Dark Side of House Music, do have that kind of galloping gait heard in early tribal-house, but there's a sheen to them that clearly marks the separation between the old and the new. Inoa's in no hurry, focusing more on the tracks than on turntable trickery.

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