V/A - Miami Underground: Mixed by Nick Harris (NRK)
Whether the deals still happen or new tunes get broken in the same way at the now commercially bloated WMC is questionable, but it at least brings a lot of people together to hear music. After being bombarded with the usual party announcements and meeting requests, the usual raft of compilations start to surface. Many, including this one, were put together prior to the actual event and therefore represent more of a suggestion about what will be broken in Miami as opposed to actual new Miami classics. This compilation from house champions NRK actually features more than just possible Miami stormers, as it includes a disc of classics, tunes broken at previous WMCs and hammered at clubs the world over. According to NRK supremo Nick Harris, 2008 faves will include Son Of Raw’s wide-eyed Man In Space and Nick Holder’s powerful 2012. The classics disc features monstrous records such as Ferrer & Sydenham’s hypnotic Sandcastles (Pete Heller Edit) and Isolee’s majestic Beau Mot Plage. Regardless of this compilation’s kinship with Miami 2008, there’s some damn fine tunes on show here!