V/A – Housexy 10 (Ministry Of Sound)
Housexy 10 champions the sort of musically airbrushed house that never seems to go out of fashion and in recent times has been injected with a dose of ’electro’ house influences. Never likely to win any awards for innovation, but at the same time serving a function and pleasing audiences the world over, this type of music will continue to win hearts and floor space in the future. Most of the tracks are dominated by diva type vocals, cool synth lines and pert beats, with only a few cuts on the compilation demanding the skip button to be pressed. Winners on the first disc includes Mark Knight & Funkagenda’s gorgeous A.H.B. Mix of Groove Armada’s Love Sweet Sound and Harry ’Choo Choo’ Romero’s pushy dub of Quentin Harris feat. Margaret Grace’s My Joy. CD 2 is the weaker of the pair, but still features cool efforts such as Armand Van Helden feat Nicole Roux’s lusty Je T’Aime and Mark Knight & Funkagenda’s powerful Shogun. Shiny house fun!