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Six Degrees Collection: Six Degrees 100
Genres: Dance & Electronic, World Music, Pop
Six Degrees Records celebrates their 100?th release with this specially priced compilation. Six Degrees 100 features all of the label?s most popular tracks performed by such artists as Bebel Gilberto, Michael Franti & Spe... more »
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Six Degrees Records celebrates their 100?th release with this specially priced compilation. Six Degrees 100 features all of the label?s most popular tracks performed by such artists as Bebel Gilberto, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Euphoria, Suba, dj Cheb i Sabbah, dZihan & Kamien and many others. Hearing all of these tracks back to back provides ample proof that Six Degrees? reputation ? innovative, independent, and intelligent ? is well-earned. Since its first release in 1996, the label has made its mark quickly, producing genre-bending records that explore world music traditions, modern dance grooves, electronic music, and overlooked pop gems. "What Six Degrees has put on the market has transformed forever the concept of electronic music." - La Banda Elastica " Six Degrees has set college radio and music connoisseurs on their heads with their unique brand of electronic world music. The crossroads where past-meets-future and east-meets-west has set the world afire, and has set other labels scurrying around to contribute their own flames to the frenzy." - Ink 19, "Six Degrees [has] garnered a formidable reputation with their unique blend of electronic world music and inspired myriad imitators." - BPM
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Excellent Intro to the World of Six Degrees
Rich Latta | Albuquerque, NM - Land of Entitlement | 08/07/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I love finding great comps like this one. The variety keeps things interesting and it's a great way to get turned on to new artists. Even if you don't find every track appealing, chances are you'll find much else to love if you like international flavors and have a sense of adventure.
For me, the most thrilling discovery I've made through this CD is dZihan & Kamien. Their modern take on Latin-jazz found on "Stiff Jazz" is at once relaxing and thrilling and I love the electronic touches. Some time ago, I fell in love with a certain David Bowie track called "South Horizon" from his BHUDDA OF SUBURBIA CD (see my review if interested). It's basically an excellent jazz track with techno elements mixed in. Since then I've been on the lookout for innovative variations on jazz that incorporate electronica, trip-hop, etc. If you have any suggestions for this kind of music, please get my e-address from my home page and drop me a line.
Other highlights: practically every track here is a highlight! There are other great examples of original, Latin-flavored jazz like "Lenu" by Bobi Cespedes with some stellar trumpet, vibes and fantastic drums. There's also some wild turntable action on this track that works amazingly well. The Michael Franti & Spearhead track is smooth and wonderful with a positive message. I also love the East Indian club track by MIDIval PunditZ and the Karsh Kale cut is epic and beautiful, love all those tablas.
If you're new to 6 DEGREES I would highly recommend getting this sampler. It's a great way to expand your musical horizons."
Ear popping smorgasbord
mark2906 | Maine, USA | 04/10/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I came to this collection in search of the track "Delirium" by Euphoria, which, with its slick guitar work, is an innovative invitation to the rest of the album. While originally intent on finding more Asian electronica, this international collection has an amazing array of gems, ranging from the sultry "Stay Human" and "So Nice (Summer Samba)" to the perky "Stiff Jazz" and "Bhangra Fever." Karsh Kale's "Milan" rounds out the collection. By the end of the collection, I feel as though I have taken a trip around the world, sampling a wide assortment of music from the four corners. Music for mutliple moods will be found here. It's also a great introduction to new artists that you may not have come across before. Having heard this collection, I'm on the search for more by Euphoria, Wally Brill, and Karsh Kale. I would also really be interested in hearing more of the Six Degrees albums. This is a great testament to the quality of the work of the label."
Brilliant Work Music
S. Venditti | Bloomfield, NJ USA | 04/18/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I thoroughly enjoy ambient techno (especially any that uses the tabla drum) when I am trying to concentrate on difficult problems or reports. This album has an amazing mix of different artists that come together seamlessly to relax my mind and focus my thoughts. I highly recommend it for any college student or over-worked cube monkey (like me)!"