Balance 22


Once Slam planted the flag for techno in Glasgow at the start of the '90s, the Scottish city's musical destiny was changed forever. Fostering many a great talent with their Soma imprint, Lars Sandberg aka Funk D'Void aka Francois Dubois -- remains one of the brightest that they have uncovered. Breaking through on the legendary duo's label in 1995, he forged a sound that combined techno beats and percussion with soaring melodies and chords to scintillating effect. Continuing to impress with his own Outpost Recordings, this new double mix CD for the acclaimed Balance series sees this enduring talent follow on from his previous compilations for Cocoon and Soma."I didn't want too many of the latest hottest tracks in the mix, so I basically made a selection of moments that have had the biggest impact on me and attempted to weave them into a cohesive structure that might connect on the same level that I had experienced them. Every track has been edited by me so I wasn't held back by overlong arrangements built for the club, opting instead for the immediate impact that could still be attained as one body of work." Funk D'Void has clearly stamped his identity on the Balance series here, deftly displaying the two distinct ends of his musical spectrum of which he effortlessly finds the happy medium. Includes exclusive tracks from Arkist, Guy Andrews, Funk D'Void, Psycatron, Lee Webster and Joris Voorn. Other artists include: Hawkinson, Monty Luke, Los Hermanos, Chris Malinchak, Peter Dildo, Tonka, Mike Acetate, Shur-I-Kan & Milton Jackson, Soy Mustafa, John Tejada, Moodymanc, Exercise One & Mathew Jonson, Delano Smith, Sam Matters, Chymera, Steve Rachmad, Jesper Dahlbäck, Pezzner, Spirit Catcher, André Lodemann, Vince Watson, Tony Lionni, A Lucid Nation, Kolombo, Pat Metheny, Lovebirds, Space Dimension Controller, Martin Patino, Joash, Outmode, Toby Tobias, Vincent I. Watson, Chaser, Francois Dubois, Tom Ellis, DJ Profile, Rhythm Maker, Patrice Scott, Robert Babicz, Soundstream, Phil Kieran, The Reboot Joy Confession, Wasted Gaze and Dennis DeSantis.