Boomkat Product Review:
Ever since his first release in 1998, the underground buzz around the hague's danny blanco and his many aliases (including polarius and macho cat garage) has been deafening. The legowelt sound is influenced by a youth spent listening to car stereos booming the obscure U.S. and Italian electro beats of Giorgio Moroder, The Flirts, bobby orlando, Telex, Man Parrish, Hashim and the Egyptian Lover. The hague and rotterdam were fertile breeding grounds for a unique version of this futuristic disco vibe, and the aftermath is felt today in the work of legowelt and likeminded artists such as i-f, orgue electronique, alden tyrell, dexter and others (not forgetting special mention for finland's bangkok impact). The energetic hybrid of techno, house, electro and disco exists in opposition to and reaction against today's proliferation of slick club tracks, and aims simply to swamp the dancefloor with dirt, sleaze, euphoria, and above all, emotion. The 13 cuts on 'classics' are drawn from legowelt's rare vinyl releases for labels like bunker, cem, stilleben, viewlexx, and ghostly international - many are no longer available in their original formats, most appearing on cd for the first time. Ace.