Oslo?s debut compilation CD No Way To Norway, which is compiled and mixed by its label head Federico Molinari, attempts to put the focus firmly back on the DJ. The special mix CD contains ONLY unreleased and exclusive tracks from 20 of the most exciting producers in underground house and techno.
Federico Molinari?s 79-minute voyage begins with an atmospheric wave of sound. Digital bleeps and instrumental moans somehow tie the past and the present together. A deep, muted house groove kicks and grows in confidence, as a party forms around it. Disco moments and loose drums rise and fall. Soulful male and female vocals hypnotise, spiritualise and energise. Sweet keys flow in and out of the mix. Rough kicks and analogue hits urge you to move. Wet and dry sound FX compete for dominance with each one providing convincing dancefloor arguments.
A hotbed of rhythms bubble and sizzle, as lines of melody and crooked beats worm their way into ever more potent combinations. Basslines punch and growl purposefully. Soaring breakdowns, tribal drops, unstoppable momentum, inescapable soul; and then before you know it, the journey is over and you are cast out of the warm and moist womb of sound into the harsh and cold reality of our concrete world.
You press play again.