HED Kandi Presents THE MIX 2008

Bringing another glorious year to a glittering close, global House hipsters, Hed Kandi are set to unleash this year’s most sought after gem, ‘The Mix 2008’.

Richard Dyer

Date published: 8th Nov 2007

Bringing another glorious year to a glittering close, global House hipsters, Hed Kandi are set to unleash this year’s most sought after gem, ‘The Mix 2008’.  Brimming with a host of sizzling anthems and all this season’s must-have treats, The Mix 2008 is the de facto document of dance-floor discernment. Covering the gamut of Kandi cool over three astounding CDs and mixed to perfection, The Mix 2008 is manna for the masses. As the party season goes into overdrive, this is one festive companion you should not be without.
Getting deep and dirty under Twisted Disco’s Machiavellian guise, The Mix 2008 cranks the dance-floor pressure up to the maximum from the outset with the ubiquitous rolling, gypsy grooves of Samim’s ‘Heater’ and its unmistakable Accordion hook providing a stylish start. Dutch House hero Peter Gelderblom’s throbbing, RHCP sampling ‘Waiting For’ and the black-hearted bass & shuffling rhythms of Ida Corr Vs Fedde Le Grand’s chart smashing ‘Let Me Think About It’ make the Kandi crew’s intentions plain. The twisted Electro of David Guetta’s colossal ‘After The Love Has Gone’, Germanic maestros Eddie Thoenick featuring Berget Lewis and Boogie Army plus the Starkillers Dirty Girl mix of Holmes Ives featuring Avalon Frost’s ‘8Letters’ make certain that by the time Hugh Gunnell & Josep Gardinho’s voguish update of the timeless ‘Your Love’ brings part one to a close, you are fully under the Kandi spell.
CD2 takes on Disco Kandi’s – the irresistible expression of everything Kandi - and aims its soul straight at the heart of the party. Road-tested across the globe for their club-bursting qualities, every track is a sure-fire floor-filler.  Opening with a pair of Hed Kandi favourites; Freemasons’ ‘Uninvited’ and Booty Luv with their forthcoming single ‘Some Kinda Rush’ Hed Kandi ensure that the party reaches fever pitch from the off. The uplifting piano powered House of Axwell’s ‘It’s True’ with its ‘life will smile for you’ mantra and antipodean maestro Mobin Masters’ huge reworking of the Robin S classic ‘Show Me Love’ featuring Karina Chavez’s soaring vocal riding the serated bass, are central to the euphoric theme.
Cloaked in Disco Heaven’s crystal magnificence, the final part of the Mix 2008 is a supercharged disco sensation of angelic vocals and anthemic grooves. The brand new DJ Meme mix of Fish Go Deep’s much admired ‘The Cure And The Cause’ makes its mark before Todd Terry Allstars (incl. Kenny Dope & DJ Sneak) bring the Strictly Rhythm goodness on their summer club canticle ‘Get Down’. Odyssey’s timeless ‘Inside Out’ gets the Belezamusica treatment and Soul Providers add a modern spin to a touch of classic Kandi with the re-rubbed Hed Kandi anthem ‘Rise’ as the strings and pianos come fully to the fore. With Stonebridge, the man behind Hed Kandi’s first ever top-ten chart hit, all present and correct with ‘You Don’t Know’ as reread by Hott 22, this is Team Kandi delivering a peerless set of club-land’s coolest cuts in their unique style.
This superlative offering bookends a phenomenal year for the ever-evolving lifestyle brand; a year which saw them launch their own airplane with Monarch, have a sell out season in Ibiza, launch events in Monaco, Barcelona and Paris, host weekend soirees in Harrods and reunite with original artwork pioneer Jason Brooks all alongside releasing 11 supreme music CDs. The Mix 2008 is a slice of Kandi Heaven packaged for the stylish connoisseur and a musical springboard to propel you into 2008; a year of more Kandi surprises and global adventures.
UK ‘The Mix 08’ Parties Throughout December
  1.12   Area   Watford   UK  
  1.12   Crank   Bournemouth   UK  
  1.12   Ice Factory   Perth   Scotland  
  1.12   Rush House   Northampton   UK  
  2.12   Beyond   Newcastle   UK  
  7.12   Bambu   Birmingham   UK  
  7.12   Sea   Newcastle   UK  
  8.12   Discotheque   Leeds   UK  
  14.10   Essence   Kingston   UK  
  15.12   Concrete   Carlisle   UK  
  15.12   Faith and Fusion   Peterborough   UK  
  15.12   Liquid   Cardiff   Wales  
  15.12   Storm   Southend   UK  
  26.12   Empire   Middlesbrough   UK  
  26.12   Honey Club   Brighton   UK  
  26.12   Mynt   Belfast   Ireland  
  27.12   Sailors   Newquay   UK  

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