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FunkyDesertBreaks 2
John Kelley
FunkyDesertBreaks 2
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, R&B
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All Artists: John Kelley
Title: FunkyDesertBreaks 2
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Moonshine Music
Original Release Date: 6/24/1997
Release Date: 6/24/1997
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, R&B
Styles: Electronica, Trance, Dance Pop, Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 785688006826, 785688006840


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15 original tracks

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Mixing at its best
Scott Swanson | Albuquerque, nm United States | 04/11/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"John Kelley was the second techno DJ I discovered right after Doc Martin. What I have since discovered is that there is no other DJ (at least that I've heard) that can make the music more his own than Kelley.He has a way of stretching out one song into another so that the transition points between songs become more interesting than the song itself. A perfect case in point is the last 4 songs on this album especially the long glide from jds' "nineways" into the coffee boys' "nipple fish." "Nipple fish" actually begins two or so minutes before "nineways" has completed, and the mixture of these two songs is so seemless I couldn't tell where they began and ended until I picked up another CD with "nipple fish" on it and realized what Kelley had done.Kelley's stuff isn't always as dancable as most house and trance I've heard, but his breakbeat style on both fdbks seems to have more staying power. There is such a nice variation in songs that you never get bored. Also, because he seems to overlap so much from song to song, the actual songs don't last very long so if you dislike one song you don't have to wait long for the next one. Many trance djs seem to hold onto a song too long until it gets too repetative even for trance. The only problem with Kelley's style is that all four of his Moonshine releases tend to be short for mix CDs (only an hour or so) even though they have 15 songs.Best songs on this particular CD are Underworld's "born skippy," a mindnumbing song that if you close your eyes you may not be able to stop your head from spinning, and the closing 4 tracks, maybe the best stretch of seamless mixed techno songs I've ever heard.This CD does have a few weak spots (dj friction & spice's "you make me feel so good"), but it is still probably as a whole the best Kelley mix.As a sidenote, try listening to Kelley's "Knee Deep" and his transition from Brownie's "fly mutha beatz" into Jack Mackrel's "drum tumbler" and follow the extreme climax as the harder beat takes over but the first song echos distantly in the background reminding you of where you've been as you start down that new path. That is the reason I will never buy another unmixed CD and why Kelley is the master..."
Simon Hancock | 03/10/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I'm sorry but that is all that needs to be said. and one other thing - simply unbelievable."
BUY IT NOW! | Tulsa, Oklahoma | 02/17/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is without a doubt the all time best thing that I have ever heard in my whole life. Every good thing that has happened in my life can be put to music that is on this cd. It will keep you rollin all night long and feel free to use your continue button on your player, you won't want this one to ever end. I personally guarantee it's absolute perfection. Please Kelly if your out there make another like this one so I can die happy."