Today, I was revisiting a compilation album that was one of my favorites a decade ago. Back in 2002, Mental Groove released Where Is Here, a double-vinyl, gatefold comp that was truly fantastic. I bought it whenever it was that the album turned up Amoeba, mostly because it had a Miss Kittin & The Hacker track on it (“The Beach”).
I bought this because I wanted to play “The Beach” at during my sets. Turns out that this wasn’t the track I played the most. I flipped over “Her Dream” by Cassy & Dave the Hustler. Yeah, that’s Cassy, who is one of the most acclaimed DJs in the world right now. I was also really into “Rather Be” from Crowdpleaser & St. Plomb, feat. Selfish in Bed. I used to play those two tracks pretty regularly at a party I threw called Transmission.
This comp is still gold. Check it out if you like underground dance music. You can get it through iTunes. As for the vinyl, check record stores with good dance sections.