There's a saying out there somewhere that goes a little something like this: "Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature's inexorable imperative." Actually it was War Of The Worlds author H.G Wells who imparted that pearl of wisdom on us; and on the eighth of Ministry's iconic Chillout Sessions series it certainly rings true. Where once upon a time it was all about ambient electronica, the chillout genre these days has cast its net across the broad spectrum of popular music and now encompasses the new wave roots scene, alongside pop, rock and hip hop. But the purists needn't worry. There's still big helpings of lush cinematic beats interspersed with quirky samples at just the right moments.
On disc one things couldn't get any more horizontal if they tried; Emiliana Torrini's quirky 'Sunnyroad' kicks off proceedings, and it's gentle guitar licks combined with her husky voice illustrates the neo-chillout sound perfectly. Lior's 'Daniel', Husky Rescue's 'New Light Of Tomorrow' and Ian Brown's 'Time Is My Everything' are obvious highlights - but the entire 19 tracks are all top-notch.
On disc 2 the tempo is raised immeasurably and it's a welcome change. The Scissor Sisters will take you back to this year's Good Vibrations hoedown with 'Comfortably Numb'. And then it's a short hop, skip and jump to some of the freshest electro funk you're likely to hear. Recloose hit's the spot nicely with 'Dust'...as does the Kaskade mix of Mark Farina's 'Cali Spaces' and Moreno's disco infused 'Firebird'.
All up this album is one very tasty mix and an essential for this summer. In fact we'll go as far as saying that it puts slap back into slip slop.
Disk 1 - Chillout Sessions 8
|1.||Emiliana Torrini - Sunnyroad (Album Version)|
|2.||Lior - Daniel (Original mix)|
|3.||Breaks Co-Op - The Otherside (Album Version)|
|4.||Alexkid - Turn It Round Again (Original mix)|
|5.||Boozoo Bajou feat Wayne Martin - Moanin? (Album Version)|
|6.||Radiohead - Climbing Up The Walls (Zero 7 Remix)|
|7.||Husky Rescue - New Light Of Tomorrow (Bonobo Remix)|
|8.||Kraak & Smaak - Danse Macabre (Album Version)|
|9.||Datarock - The Most Beautiful Girl (Album Version)|
|10.||Steve Mac vs Mosquito feat Steve Smith - Lovin' You More (That Big Track) (Mosquito Chillout Mix)|
|11.||Alpinestars - Burning Up (Original mix)|
|12.||Tosca - Rondo Acapricio (Album Version)|
|13.||Manhead - Doop (Original mix)|
|14.||Stereo MC's - First Love (Original mix)|
|15.||Dr Rubberfunk - Latin Player (Album Version)|
|16.||Plantlife - When She Smiles She Lights The Sky (4Hero Mix)|
|17.||Lemon Jelly - 95 aka Make Things Right (Original mix)|
|18.||paulmac featuring Peta Morris - Sunshine Eyes (Original mix)|
|19.||Ian Brown - Time Is My Everything (Original mix)|
Disk 2 - Chillout Sessions 8
|1.||Scissor Sisters - Comfortably Numb (Album Version)|
|2.||Hot Toddy - Mindtrip (Original mix)|
|3.||Rithma feat Ryralio DJ's - The Funk Is Still Alive (Ryralio DJs Mix)|
|4.||Alex Gopher - Dust (Original mix)|
|5.||Kings of Tomorrow - Another Day (Original mix)|
|6.||Schmoov! - Spirits (Lights Out Mix)|
|7.||Rise Ashen - Second Wind (Original mix)|
|8.||Fred Everything - Light Of Day (Album Version)|
|9.||Blaze feat. Barbara Tucker - Most Precious Love (Franck Roger Remix)|
|10.||Bah Samba feat. Isobel Fuctuoso - Calma (Louie Vega Remix)|
|11.||Chuck Love - El Divorcee (Original mix)|
|12.||Jamiroquai - Seven Days In Sunny June (Steve Mac Classic Mix)|
|13.||Copyright pres. One Track Mind - Essence Of Life (Main Mix)|
|14.||Julien Jabre - Swimming Places (Original mix)|
|15.||Mark Farina - Cali Spaces (Kaskade Mix)|
|16.||Grooveyard - 7 Mile (Original mix)|
|17.||Moreno - Firebird (Ocean Beach Mix)|
|18.||Axwell Feat. Steve Edwards - Watch The Sunrise (Original Ha Ha Ha Mix)|
|19.||Bob Sinclar - Love Generation (Club Mix)|
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