- Audio CD (June 17, 2003)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Dee Vee Music
- ASIN: B00009TKYL
- Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #238,050 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
Dance Factory: Level 2
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The album is rather variable in quality; some songs I really like, such as "Look At Me Now" by Jessy, the amusing song "Head" by Thunderpuss and Barnes ("Welcome to my head...welcome to my mind..."), and the very melodic "No Way No How" by Jocelyn Enriquez. Other songs I like, but wouldn't say I REALLY like, and some songs I dislike, such as "The Sound of Violence" by Cassuis and "Two Months Off" by Underworld.
DJ Tiesto is more my style, I guess. For example, his mix of "Never," I really like--it's a nine and a half minute classy dance track, but the version on this album is a four and a half minute pop-sounding version.
I do enjoy this album, though, when I want to listen to pop-format dance tunes and a variety of dance music with a party atmosphere. Many of the songs have a rich electronic sound, which I particularly like.
On the 2nd volume, Louie's song choices were not the best. The first half of the cd, up to about track 9, is decent. Then the last half seems to lose its energy and fade out. All the excitement dissipates because the songs are not stand-outs and the tempo does not change from song to song at all. Individually, I am sure they are good songs, but they do not work on this compilation.
There are some good songs, but there are also some really, really bad ones. "Time to Rock" is one of the most irritating songs I've heard in a long time, as is "Two Months Off." On the other side of the fence, "Look @ Me Now", "Boys of Summer", "I Engineer", and "The Sound of Violence" are great songs. If you ask me, though, the only song that is on the level of the first dance factory is "Look @ Me Now".
Overall, Mr. DeVito seems to be resting on his laurels on this disc. The spontaneity and creativity of some of his other stuff is missing. It feels very repetitive and flat after a while, and that is something that I dislike a lot.
I say give it a listen before you decide to buy it or not; you might end up loving it, and you might end up thinking it's terrible. Everyone has different taste, so even if I was not that impressed, you should still give it a chance.
The CD starts off strong with Look @ Me Now and continues until track eight, The Sound of Violence, where he chills out a bit, but by track ten its back to hard beats and gets you moving again.
I personally also love this CD more than his others because I am an avid fan of the eighties, and there is so much vintage music redone electronically. From Boys of Summer, to Take on me, to Holiday, he infuses 80's into this mix. All I can say is, New wave is back baby!!
Basically what I'm saying is, this CD rocks! If you're into the club scene, this CD is a must listen.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Awesome cd, brings me back to 2003, great memories, I love it!Published 3 months ago by alex lacalle
Being a club DJ I'm picky when it comes to CD's. I've never been disappointed with the Louie Devito CD's and I got this copy from Tampa a couple years back and I'm in love! Read morePublished on May 9, 2006 by Andreas S. Baxter
Im really upset to have been so excited when i purchased this CD to wanting to throw it out the window. The songs chosen for this CD are just not hot enough. Read morePublished on December 22, 2003 by Kyle
I do have to admit that Louie DeVito is slippin. I have mixed feelings about the cd. Theres a few good songs on this album and I love how it all flows together but 'Dance Factory'... Read morePublished on October 19, 2003 by Sarah
Louie Devito has done it again. I have every one of his CD's up to date, but this one is by far the best. Read morePublished on September 29, 2003 by Frances N. Marino
Louie Devito was brilliant in the original Dance Factory.
Every CD since has been a disappointment, with each growing more shameful than the previous. Read more
Some people argue its not really that good. I agree it wasn't one of his best cds but it still has many good songs on it. I still got to give this cd a good rating. Read morePublished on June 27, 2003 by KaytEE
LOUIE DEVITO AND BADBOYJOE DID IT AGAIN I THINK THIS IS THE BEST MIXED CD EVER MADE THE MIXING IT BY FAR THE BEST!!! Read morePublished on June 26, 2003 by johnny b