label: Wargram Music
our score: 3.0 out of 5.0
buy it: here
as the cable channel’s E! and VH1 are, I could do without
those boring fashion specials (e.g. VH1 Fashion Awards). As I
am no fan of these garment love fests, imagine my shock when I
stumbled upon Fashion TV.
Fashion TV is basically a 24 hour cable channel
which broadcasts fashion shows and all sorts of fashion allied
concerns - not exactly “Must See TV.”
need (?) for such a broadcast must have appealed to enough wallets
to finance a virtual MTV with runways escapes me, the soundtrack
from Fashion TV (called The Mix) is certainly something
that does not.
the CD cover, one may think they are picking up just another Ibiza-laced
dance compilation, The Mix at times sounds like it could
have been the third CD in the Studio 54 movie soundtrack
series and has more highlights than one could have anticipated.
Superstar DJ’s “Let’s Be Free”
has a distinct flavor that is late 90’s euro-dance while
Duplex’s “Flying High” revels in the glory days
of 70’s dance so accurately, one would think that computer
disco pioneering producer Giorgio Mordoder fingers were involved
in the mix.
A nicely placed and not overused horn adds zest
to the mid-tempod salsa of the Major Boys’ (featuring Aurelia)
“Sous le soleil.” The Major Boys’ summer 2002
club hit Panamerica is also included and the Boys also add a slick
remixing to Pearl’s “Higher.”
The set does take some missteps with Paul Johnson’s
monotonous “Follow This Beat” and the Dan Marciano’s
slightly annoying electronic drum machine fronted “Project.”
That aside, The Mix offers more enjoyment in its
12 songs than the TV wasteland of a channel that it’s derive
liked The Mix...