Busy P & DJ Mehdi - Let The Children Techno (2 stars)

Busy P & DJ Mehdi - Let The Children Techno

Compilation haemorrhages label Ed Banger’s 00s cool points with hasty mixes

(Ed Banger)

This new compilation haemorrhages many of Parisian label Ed Banger’s 00s cool points with its hasty mixes (courtesy of Busy P and DJ Mehdi), cheesy raps and hackneyed futurist skits. Many of the songs from the label’s stalwarts – Sebastian, Mr Oizo, Bobmo, Feadz et al – show off the same cut-to-shreds, fuzzed-up French house that once ruled the blogosphere, but this is now the era of disco, deep house and dubstep, and the Bangers have fallen behind. Stripped back tracks by Discodeine and Gesafellstein add echo, depth and edge. But overall, on the basis of this, it sounds like Paris is no longer burning.

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