Various Artists

Wax Trax! MasterMix

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This compilation, which masquerades as a Wax Trax presentation, is really a TVT (Wax Trax's parent company) promotional sampler, as Wax Trax itself was basically a defunct label in all aspects but name by the time of this release (1999). Focusing on the electronic side of TVT's roster, the CD's highlights include Underworld's otherwise unreleased "Spikee," Nightmares on Wax's blissed-out after-hours jam "Bless My Soul," and Autechre's chilling ambient masterpiece "Eutow." A few mediocre tracks pad out this collection, but it's generally strong.

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