Tracklist

Downtempo Mix 73:05
E. Shibabaw* & Bill Laswell Ethiopia 5:22
Bill Laswell Babylon Ghost 5:36
Future Sound Of London* Study Of Six Guitars 2:30
Laika Coming Down Glass 1:37
Union Jack Water Drums 2:02
Coldcut Autumn Leaves (Irresistible Force Mix Trip 2) 4:34
Casino Versus Japan Slo Bid Bellwave 5:08
Nathan Fake Falmer 0:29
Boards Of Canada Dayvan Cowboy 2:49
Anoushka Shankar Beloved (Thievery Corporation Remix) 3:42
Wax Poetic Feat. Norah Jones Angels (Thievery Corporation Remix) 3:40
Autechre Nine 3:06
Boards Of Canada Everything You Do Is A Balloon 6:33
Brian Eno & J. Peter Schwalm Rising Dust 4:46
Depeche Mode Halo (Goldfrapp Remix) 4:19
The Egg Walking Away 6:26
Bonobo (2) Everything You Do 7:16
Midtempo Mix 79:04
Miles Tilmann Floating Windows 2:59
Miles Tilmann Minutes 2:24
Steve T.* How Are You 6:03
Cocteau Twins Blue Bell Knoll 3:59
Speedy J Oil Zone 6:21
Adam Johnson Kriegspiel 3:33
Adam Johnson Version 2 4:33
Ellen Allien & Apparat Bubbles 4:32
Boards Of Canada Skyliner 3:56
Peter Benisch Desert White (Joel Mull Mix) 3:16
Babel X-Equals 4:27
Aphex Twin Delphium 2:05
Brandi Ifgray Mono 3:53
I:Cube Cash Conv. 5:48
LCD Soundsystem Too Much Love (Rub-N-Tug Mix) 6:53
Saint Etienne Cool Kids Of Death (Underworld Remix) 14:24
Uptempo Mix 76:05
Djuma Soundsystem Les Djinns (Trentemøller Remix) 4:42
Djuma Soundsystem Les Djinns (Def Jaguar Remix) 4:13
Solieb Integrale 5:58
Ellen Allien & Apparat Jet 5:13
San Lebowski The Reducer 2 5:51
Jordano No Gravity 5:54
Tom Pooks Docker 7:52
Acid Test Test 1 1:55
16 Bit Lolita's Feat. Jennifer Horne Ask Why (JVM Gold Mix) 8:53
DJ T* & Booka Shade Played Runner 7:07
Hug The Chopper 5:20
Loafer Dirt Bike (16 Bit Lolitas Mix) 6:21
Gui Boratto Like You (SuperMayer Mix) 6:46

Versions (4)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
EQGCD015 Jimmy Van M Balance 010(3xCD, Mixed) EQ Recordings EQGCD015 Australia 2006 Sell This Version
none Jimmy Van M Balance 010(3xCD, Mixed, Promo) EQ Recordings none Australia 2006 Sell This Version
EQGCD015/3 Jimmy Van M Balance 010(CD, Mixed, Promo) EQ Recordings EQGCD015/3 2006 Sell This Version
none Jimmy Van M Balance 010(3xCDr, Mixed, Unofficial) Solarmusic none Russia Unknown Sell This Version

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DJNORTHENER

DJNORTHENER

December 15, 2018
edited 6 months ago
referencing Balance 010, 3xCD, Mixed, EQGCD015
I'm quite shocked that I'm the first person to comment on this compilation.
For me it really is something quite special. Mix 1 is Downtempo but it's so much more than that, it's ambient, ethnic, otherworldly and sublime.
Mix 2 Midtempo continues the mish mash of styles but starts to pick up the pace and tempo and is more electronic and light electro sounding, peaking with the progressive house Bomb that is the Dub heavy Underworld Mix of St. Ettienne-Cool Kids Of Death, something i've loved since I first heard it played by Nick Warren in 1995.
CD3 uptempo is definitely more how Jimmy plays in a nightclub. It starts with 2 Mixes of the excellent Les Djinns by Djuma Soundsystem and takes you on a journey through tech house, deep progressive, acid etc.
You can tell JVM put a lot of thought. time and effort into this comp and it took me a few listens before I fell in love with it. It is a statement, a testament or should that be taste-ta-ment? It say's this is the music I love that i have collected from far and wide, with open ears and I present it to you. To me all the best DJs have something in common, a varied taste in musical styles and a burning desire to share it with others so you can feel/hear what they have.
To my ears it is far superior to most electronica and progressive dance music compilations and believe me I listen to a lot of music. See my other reviews, I'm compelled to write when I feel this strongly.
This is a unique soundscape, a journey through a passionate DJs music collection, please check it out.
Jimmy, as a fellow James a salute you Sir :-)