Album review: Various Artist - 'Sidetracked: Hercules And Love Affair'

NY disco doyen picks the tunes

Album review: Various Artist - 'Sidetracked: Hercules And Love Affair'

6 / 10 Back in the days of cassettes and Commodore 64s, compilations wielded the

power of taste-makers. Yet in a modern age where the internet has murdered

the middle man in the name of DIY discovery, you have to doubt the

potential, or point, of a mix such as ‘Sidetracked’. The first of a new

series by dance brand Renaissance, its purpose is apparently to show that

electronica artists can DJ. Hercules & Love Affair’s Andy Butler is the first curator, with a slick mix of obscure house and disco from past and present. Nothing especially groundbreaking here compared with compilations such as the Kitsuné Maison series, but listenable nonetheless.

Stephen Kelly

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