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Turntable Tastemakers Issue No. 1: The Sound of Cleveland City Recordings [Moonshine, 1994]
Rarely if ever has steady-state techno sustained so unfailingly for the length of a compilation. Jungle-ish in its body-friendly moderation if not its unexotic sonic range, a single U.K. label's telling hooks, medium-fast mean tempo, and simple, humane, faintly Caribbean beats pull in the impartial listener rather than beating the hesitant dancer over the tympanum. Let the fogeys snort when I say it kind of reminds me of Booker T. & the M.G.'s. A-