Vol. 3-Nude Dimensions
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To be fair, the disc is not terrible. But it is also not a Nude Dimensions set. The first two editions had a smooth, danceable r & b flavor. And this disc, while still house, has a completely different, less focused sound. The one song I thought would be a sure thing was Central Living's "Everyday." Naked Music NYC plays a loop of this track on their website - and the loop has a very Nude Dimensions sound. Unfortunately, the producers of this disc went with a different mix. The result is adequate - but the sound - well, its just not Nude Dimensions. As for the rest of the lineup, nothing comes close to the highlights from the first two volumes. Tracks like "Always," "Pure," "Breakin' it Down" and "That's Why I'm Here" are nowhere to be found on this edition.
The real test : if this were volume 1, would there have been a volume 2 and 3? The answer, I believe, is no. This disc really isn't special enough to warrant more.
Listeners who are new to house or whose primary exposure has been from Naked Music may want to dig back into this genre's history to see where it all started. That's not to belittle what Naked Music has done... I still think they put out some of the best *music* of all the dance labels; tracks that can stand alone on their own merit, and it's fantastic to see them branching out and touching on genres that were absent from previous mixes. It keeps the mix fresh throughout, as opposed to hearing the same beat and same type of music the whole way through. This is one of the few CDs that I've listened to recently that held my attention throughout its entirety.
Soul Patrol's "Keep It Country" contains euphoric undertones and exceptionally well-placed samples, melting gracefully into the Weekender Mix of Jersey Street's "Step Into The Light", which is a song that's quite representative of what has become referred to as the Naked Sound. Sleek disco house with soulful vocals, fantastic basswork, synths that seem to float out of a dream, and percussive layers that keep you moving.Read more ›
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If you like dance music and house there is truly none better. It will open you to other Naked Music releases... Read more
I bought this when it came out. After listening to the previous nude dimensions, I felt this one was the best! It is my favorite mix. Read morePublished on December 13, 2011 by eugguy
Great music to listen with a bottle of wine and good company.Published on March 26, 2007 by Roberto Arias Esquivel
This series is the epitome of smooth, elegant, sexy deep house. Should be listened to with the lights down low and the volume up high.Published on January 11, 2007 by Luis C. Garza
This may not be as deep as vol.1 & 2, but you can't go wrong with a naked music realease that features Lisa Shaw, Miguel Migs and Blue Six. Overall very enjoyable.Published on September 29, 2006 by Multiplex
This is a great follow up to the perfection of vol II. Volume three is not as great thought but still worth buying. Read morePublished on January 9, 2006 by X. Morales
Understandably, No. 3 was always going to have a huge task ahead of it, what with Mauricio Avilles showing the competition how it's REALLY done on Naked's 2nd installment. Read morePublished on July 20, 2005 by Charlie Delite
This Cd is great to Lounge around the house and chill-out to. I love the mellow beats, and funky-jazzy spots..Pick it up no need to second guess it !!Published on April 30, 2004 by M. odom
I have just spent a weekend listening to this on repeat at a friend's place and have only good things to say about it. Read morePublished on April 26, 2004