CD United Nations of Future Music, Vol. 2 (600353033627) (CD 838672),
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United Nations of Future Music, Vol. 2 (600353033627)


  • 1. It's You It's Me - Kaskade
    2. Love + Music - Rithma
    3. I Can't Wait (Marques Wyatt's Deep Sunday Vocal) - Andy Caldwell (Marques Wyatt's Deep Sunday Vocal)
    4. Curiosity - J Boogie
    5. Hang Loose, Pt. 2 - People Under the Stairs
    6. Soul Fan - Clayton & Fulcrum/Fulcrum
    7. Natural - Afro-Mystik (Fluid's Off Kilter Mix)
    8. Hope - Late Night Alumni
    9. World Service - Grande Synthe
    10. Last One Out - King Kooba
    11. Follow Me - Afro-Mystik
    12. Waiting - Rithma
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 30336

  • Credits
    ProducerEtienne Stehelin; Finn Bjarnson; DJ Fluid; Charlotte Om; Andrew Om; Tamara Om; Gunnar Om; Smitty; Davenport; Mikey Om; John Om; Chris Om; C. Tate; Kiri Om; Johnathan Om; Amy Om; Fabian Om; Grace Om; Ramiro Om; Kaskade; King King Kooba; Andy Caldwell; People Under The Stairs
    EngineerSmitty; Davenport; Thes One

    Personnel: Etienne Stehelin, Omega , Gina Rene, Becky Williams, Frank Roberts (vocals); Roadtripper, Yoni Gileadi, James "Joonbug" Maloney, Rich Dixon (guitar); Gabi Lang (sitar); Carlos Araiza (flute); Ron Graham (saxophone); Mitch Manker & His Brass Section (trumpet); J Boogie (Fender Rhodes piano); Mike Boito (keyboards); Simone White (drums); Jason Kadlec, Basil (percussion); Double K (scratches).
    Audio Mixer: Mike Roskelly.
    Audio Remixers: DJ Fluid; Marques Wyatt.
    Recording information: Machinehead, Venice, CA.
    Creator: Etienne Stehelin.
    Meet the future music, same as the past music. That's no criticism -- this is all great stuff. It's just that if the album title leads you to expect something really new and forward-looking, you'll probably be disappointed. If, on the other hand, all you were looking for were world-class club/dance grooves, in styles ranging from deep house to breakbeat to neo-soul to hip-hop, by such esteemed artists as J Boogie, Afro-Mystik, and Rithma, then you've definitely come to the right place and you will not go home disappointed. Dance music doesn't have to be groundbreaking; it only has to be useful, and there's lots of very effective dance music here: check out Rithma's alternately funky, housey and jazzy "Love + Music," for example, or the old-school hip-hop flavor of People Under the Stairs' "Hang Loose." King Kooba brings in the zen with a slowly developing piece of intermittently Latin house music called "Last One Out," and Afro-Mystik combines a stuttering broken beat rhythm with soulful vocals and understated keyboard on the fascinating and jittery "Natural." The prediction here seems to be that the future of music is cool, funky, and effortlessly danceable. Sounds like a pretty good future. ~ Rick Anderson

  • Critic Reviews
    Q (11/03, p.127) - 3 stars out of 5 - "A languid and jazzy set that brings together exclusive and previously unreleased bits and pieces from Om acts..."
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