"2006 sees Ai start the year with a stunning new compilation, this time in the form of a limited edition 12" vinyl picture disc (500 copies only) and sampler priced CD. The album spotlights eight new signings to the UK label, all of whom indicate 2006 should prove as spectacular a year for Ai devotees as 2005. The Ai garb fits Rootsix perfectly, judging by the gleaming electro-house of 'Just One of Those Things,' and Biologic and Pathic (John Cranmer) sound equally at home on their respective tracks 'Crystal Violet' and 'Triangulation,' where dramatic washes and mellow tones drape over bubbly beats and churning electrofunk. Sensiva (Russian born Artem Galukhin) adds a slippery hip-hop strut to his spacey '44100 th Galaxy' while Tomcats In Tokyo (French duo Fabrice Rey and Fabrice Marsaud) build 'Telophasic Céphalee' into a driving mass of rumbling beats and blistering squelches. Only Moonjean's 'Someday My Prints Will Come' departs dramatically in style (though that shouldn't surprise too much, given that she identifies Glen Campbell, Bread, and The Carpenters as influences). Michigan-based Jeanie Moon-Gatrops creates a lovely setting from marimba, synths, acoustic guitar, and her own treated voice, in a style that recalls Melodic more than Ai. No matter how similar or dissimilar their material, the new recruits are concerned less with inciting revolutions than in perpetuating Ai's rep for quality production, and in that regard they succeed admirably."