by Marianne McKim
Louie DeVito: “New York City Underground Party Volume 3”
Mixed by Louie DeVito, “New York City Underground Party Volume 3” has a plethora of great dance songs that make you want to get up and move. If you are into techno or club music, you will definitely appreciate the club essence that DeVito gives off while he mixes some fabulous grooves in with some popular hits, such as Spice Girl, Melanie C. and her recent hit “I Turn To You,” and Zombie Nation’s “Kernkraft 400.” He also mixes it up with some not-so-recognizable songs such as “The Final Chapter” by Mike Macaluso, “Someone” by Ascension, “Castles In The Sky” by Ian Vandahl and Darude’s fantastic song “Sandstorm,” that will get you up dancing and sweating to the underground sound. No matter what he puts together, DeVito is always mixing something up that will get you moving to the music with the elements of the true atmosphere in New York City. So if you can’t make it into the city, make sure you grab a copy of this incredible CD and pass the word along.
Orbital: “In Sides”
“In Sides” is Orbital’s fourth album. According to the guys in the band, they had intentions of it being a dance album, but since their music emphasizes their lives, it turned out to be an album of “frustrating depression.” Orbital usually puts out songs that are a big part of the trance world. “In Sides” has tracks with very deep meanings. Many of them can be related to what was happening at the time of their recording. “In Sides” offers a great surprise after buying the album – there is a second disc. The second disc offers the theme song from the movie The Saint, but on the contrary, they also have a song called “The Sinner,” and another one called “Satan,” which is done in the studio and live. Orbital ties up their second disc with their daydreaming/trance song called “Halcyon,” which they do live. Orbital’s “In Sides” offers great music for relaxation and a nice chill environment.
This CD is very rare, maybe too rare to even be found in most stores. It was mixed by a local Maryland DJ and has remixes of some great songs that are very popular in the underground world. It starts off with the jungle sounds of The Gateway Release and “Fix,” along with “Genetic Twist” by The Kings Of Tribal. Then it takes a sharp twist with a remix of Whitney Houston’s “It’s Not Right, But It’s Okay.” “Hardcore” offers listeners new sounds, especially with the rendition of “Bohemian Rhapsody” originally done by Queen. All the songs on this disc send off great vibes that will keep you ravers sweaty and all others dancing till dawn. So if you are one of the lucky one’s that finds this CD in a store, don’t hesitate to pick it up. You will not be disappointed.