V/A - Housemasters: Louie Vega (Defected)
V/A - Housemasters: Bob Sinclar (Defected)
Defected launch into a new compilation series, this one celebrating the production talents of house heroes and bringing their back catalogue into the digital age. Each producer presents twenty of their finest productions, remixes, and other people’s mixes of their cuts, with the tracks presented in their full-length unmixed glory as a download album or on two CDs. Louie Vega’s collection is the masterful set one would expect from a true king of the genre, which features its fair share of obscure 90s floor shakers as well as the obvious hits. Highlights of Vega’s two CD collection include MAW’s timeless To Be In Love, Hardrive’s passionate Deep Inside and organ drenched The Underground Network Mix of Sole Fusion’s We Can Make It. Chris Le Friant created Bob Sinclar in 1997, after becoming frustrated with blunted beat driven projects and the Sinclar alter ego has brought him huge dance floor and commercial success. Discoid and synthy vocal house make up the majority of the cuts on Bob’s double disc collection, which is patchy, but does feature a number of winners. Sinclar highs include the heartwarming, World, Hold On, Salomé de Bahia’s glorious Outro Lugar and the intense Tourment D’Amour. These collections are ideal primers for those unfamiliar with anything apart from the biggest hits produced by these house legends and are also useful for those looking to bolster their digital collections.