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December 14, 2004

The Detroit Cobras

title:: Baby.
label:: Rough Trade Records

Detroit Cobras have a distinctive sound that this CD holds onto. The main component of their sound is Motown and Blues covers done with a fast rock and roll beat, and Rachel Nagy's smooth as silk but rough as nails voice.

Baby shows the band VERY confident in their sound and style, and does not AT ALL sound like them imitating themselves - it is a great disc that should get released domestically (this copy was put out by Rough trade in England).

How To Kill The DJ [part two]

various artists
label:: Kill the DJ Records

The first disc is a mad party disc of classic music which veers from one genre to another and one artist to another in that perfect mix that only a DJ that truly loves music could afford.

Disc two is a much more mellow affair. Unmixed, as well disc two digs even deeper into the ambient, the blues and the avante garde. In short, music that won't necessarily mix well in a dj set, but that is classic anyways and sets a great mood.

Twice As Nice

various artists
label:: LTM

This compilation of the rest of the Be Music productions is a welcome chronicle of dance music. All selections on this disc produced by Be Music, the tag used by New Order, as well as Donald Johnson, Mark Kamins and Arthur Baker.

This is a companion volume to LTM's earlier Cool as Ice release of Be Music produced work.