What does Joey Negro, Akabu, Raven Maize, Sessomato, and the well-known Jakatta (Remixer of “American Dream” from movie American Beauty) have in common? These diverse dance-floor anthem originators share the same mind—Dave Lee. Releasing more hits than any other UK producer and remixer, Dave Lee (JN) is proud to claim soulful house as his passion. Having a reputation for his ingenuity, this latest mixed session by JN is another fine example of man with a purpose, a man not depraved of virtue. In a 3-CD set of funky, soulful, disco house, this master behind the decks presents fresh ideas with classic styles. Including tracks from Rasmus Faber, Martin Solveig, Blaze, Dimitri from Paris, and Kings of Tomorrow, to name a few—if you’re lookin’ for some right-down yummy flavors, skip a trip to the ice-cream parlor and check this latest “in the house” release. Defected records.
This review originally appeared in Headphones, March 2005, Issue 195.