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Monday, January 26, 2009

Kitsune Maison 6 - The Melodic One

The sixth in the massively popular Kitsune Maison series (one of which was unfortunately labeled by an overenthusiastic NME as `the first new rave compilation`) has been described as a "combination of what gets played in the Kitsuné offices in Paris and what Gildas & Masaya [the label owners] spin at the few parties they deejay at…so the odd dance floor banger will still be in there!". If that is true, then that is one sweet place to have a job. This is a great collection and a contains a good sample of the tunes that Kitsuné produce besides the normal club thumpers they are generally known for.

The CD is filled with the likes of Digitalism, Fischerspooner, Heartsrevolution, Appaloosa, Etienne De Crecy, Streetlife DJs, A-trax and many more. If you are already a fan of these bands then this will only help to cement that fact. If you are new to the Kitsuné label then this is a nice "mild` sample of their artists. There is nothing on the compilation that goes to far "out there" and that can only help to widen the labels fan base (which to some may be a bad thing). Pnau`s - `With You Forever `, You Love Her Coz She`s Dead`s `Superheroes` and Lo-Fi-Fnk`s `Want U` (which, like many before, contains that piano loop from Jimi Polo`s `Better Days`) are just a few of the gems that are on this compilation containing sweet basslines, cool vocals and wicked synths.

7 out of 10

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