The second Shapes sampler of 2007: An exclusive mix of dance-floor orientated grooves, mostly unreleased or entirely exclusive to this album.
The album opens with Fiesta Tropical, a one off signing to Tru Thoughts by French producer Azaxx who specialises in catchy dancey instrumentals that can sound just like a Robert Luis DJ set.
‘Stabilo Bossa’ is a lively, fast-tempo dance track with bassy undertones, horns, and cymbals combined with dirty synth sounds. This track is by Barakas, the very same Simon Green you may have encountered as Bonobo.
Belleruche’s killer track ‘Northern Girls’ is remixed by DJ Vadim (Ninja Tune/BBE) whilst me&you’s massive drum and bass romp ‘Last Night’ is given the Benny Page (signed to Shy FX’s label Sound Boy) treatment and sees its first appearance on CD.
Killer remixes abound on this instalment with a super hot remix of ‘Compatible’ by PTH Projects, Drumagick’s bass masterclass mix of Tm Juke’s ‘Damn’ and Povo’s jazz-dance rework of ‘Wildflower’ originally from the recent Nostalgia 77 album ‘Everything Under the Sun’.
‘Panama City’ can be found on The Quantic Soul Orchestra’s fourth album ‘Tropidelico’ which was released in October 2007.
Other treats you will find on the album include an exclusive remix by Grant Phabao of Alice Russell’s cover of the White Stripes classic track Seven Nation Army, instrumentals of Freddie Cruger’s ‘I Wanna Make You Move’ and The Bamboos ‘Get In The Scene’, the Quantic track ‘Mi Swing Es Tropical’ which was recently featured on a recent Worldwide iTunes advert and is in such high demand that label owner Robert Luis decided to add it to this Shapes album despite its inclusion on a previous instalment.