DJ Me DJ You
At first, I thought this sounded suspiciously like Sukia -- it features that seamy, sample-heavy sound that makes me think of grainy belly dancer porn films. Sure enough, DJ Me DJ You is cored around Craig Borrell and Ross Harris (both with Sukia), with a rotating cast of guests. This five-song EP has a lot of groove, Indian sounds and samples, and heavy, heavy production, and sounds like the house band for an opium den discotheque. Positively trance-inducing.
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