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DJ Derrick Carter - The Cosmic Disco

Josh Stewart

Chicago house DJ Derrick Carter brings us The Cosmic Disco, thanks to his status as world-famous deckmaster and the mass-marketing efforts of Mixmag Dance Music Magazine. Throw an official "distributed by Moonshine Music² seal of commercialization on the back of the jewel case and you have 18 slammin' house cuts mixed by an underground legend and available for the MTV Generation. But, don't be fooled, this is anything but music for the masses. In fact, you gotta really listen to this album to get the deep effects, and they are DOWN. This mix is deep and clean. Carter lives up to his reputation by delivering a flawless set of groove techniques. The music is happy yet dramatic enough to have an edge. And at no time does this album take itself too seriously. What works as shocking one instant becomes an absurd dramatization upon closer inspection.

This album is all about deep slammin' psychedelic house. Techy, tracky, poundin' house with loads of EQ manipulation. The music builds and builds and builds and climaxes into sound after sound. This is good house, the kind that you should only be able to hear on the dance floor, but somehow Mr. Carter has gotten it on plastic. This sick Chicago house vibe can now be dug in the comfort of your own home. Put on some headphones, get Irie and enter Derrick Carter's Cosmic Disco.


Tags : psychedelic
Rating : Teen - Drugs
Posted on: 2001-03-06 00:00:00