DJ Enrie, a Queens-born, Los Angeles-based mixer for L.A. radio station KPWR Power 106, is not exactly a champion of subtlety. Enrie's mixing style is an aural assault of pounding beats, howling synths, rat-tat-tat drum fills, and hook-laden vocals.
Enrie sets his agenda of non-stop, dancefloor warfare from the opening cut, Morpheus' "Assassin." Hand picking songs for their big club appeal--simple rhythms, easily remembered lyrics, and catchy melodies--Enrie employs every DJ trick in the book, from filters and flanges to reverb and delay, to make his mix the equivalent of a trip to Disney World. Od 404's "Bad Mother F*cker," Ann Savage's "Real Freaks," and The Groove Brothers' "Work" are all examples of the late '90s intersection of trance, commercial house, and hard house: aggressive tracks made for dancing.