Various ‎– Buzzin' Fly - 5 Golden Years In The Wilderness

Buzzin' Fly Records ‎– CD007BUZZ
Box Set
3 × CD, Compilation

Tracklist Hide Credits

Up 77:49
1-01 Darkmountaingroup Lose Control 6:48
1-02 Ben Watt Pop A Cap In Yo' Ass (Radio Edit)
Vocals – Estelle
1-03 Rodamaal Musica Feliz (Alex S Classic Club Mix)
Remix – Alex SVocals – Nicinha
1-04 Justin Martin The Sad Piano (Charles Webster Remix)
Producer, Written-By – Justin MartinRemix – Charles Webster
1-05 Ben Watt Lone Cat (Holding On)
Producer, Engineer – Ben WattVocals [Additional] – Sarah Brown
1-06 Justin Martin Nightowl 8:34
1-07 Rodamaal Insomnia (Âme Remix)
Mixed By, Written-By – Alex SRemix – ÂmeVocals – Cláudia FrancoWritten-By – Rocco*, Manoo
1-08 Manoo And François A* Traffic 8:04
1-09 Mlle Caro & Franck Garcia Dead Souls (Radio Slave Long Distance Kiss Mix)
Remix – Radio SlaveRemix [Credited To], Producer [Additional] – Matt Edwards
1-10 Ben Watt A Stronger Man
Featuring [Vocals] – Sananda Maitreya
Down 64:58
2-01 Kayot One Week On Cuba 3:54
2-02 Unity (7) I Love You
Acoustic Guitar – Josue Ferreira (2)
2-03 Two Armadillos Nostalgia
Written-By, Producer – Giles Smith, Martin Dawson
2-04 Rocco* Thursday Night, Friday Morning 8:08
2-05 Lephtee So Far Back (The Nova Dream Sequence Remix)
Producer, Written-By – Tanas T*Remix, Mixed By, Engineer – The Nova Dream Sequence
2-06 Mlle Caro & Franck Garcia Mon Ange 5:22
2-07 Jimpster Square Up (John Tejada Remix)
Remix, Producer [Additional] – John Tejada
2-08 Automagic Do You Feel?
Vocals – Aswan
2-09 BarBQ Barbi In Love 6:50
2-10 Manoo And François A* A Day In December 7:08
Forward 56:43
3-01 Stimming Kleine Nachtmusik 6:33
3-02 BarBQ Music From The Great Plains 9:21
3-03 Rodamaal Feat. Cláudia Franco Insomnia (Kemistry Remix)
Remix – KemistryRemix [Credited To] – Alex Celler, Soy Mustafa
3-04 Spencer Parker Chiho 9:45
3-05 Gavin Herlihy Give Me A Fünf 7:58
3-06 Lovebirds The Beat Goes Boom 8:02
3-07 Here Today (2) Good News 6:51


Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 893468002460
  • Barcode (ScannedU): 0893468002460



Add Review



October 20, 2008

This release is a fine example of Watt's sensibilities; it's an eclectic mix of upbeat house, scattered with beautiful melodies, delightful vocals and pure passion. Plenty of Watt's own work can be heard, such as "A Stronger Man", "Pop A Cap In Yo' Ass" and "Lone Cat".

Disc 1, titled "Up", is a collection of the label's greatest accomplishments, deeply veined with pianos, sax, strings, trumpets and all the usual housey accouterments. In short, all the elements that have given Buzzin' Fly the excellent reputation that is has today. The highlight of this is Rodamaal feat. Nicinha - "Musica Feliz (Alex S Classic Club Mix)", which makes use of some understated percussion, tantalising Latino vocals, disco strings and gentle piano. It positively drips with honey. The rest of the disc follows in similar fashion, with a heavy focus on melody and vocals, backed by very danceable beats. A perfect pre-party disc.

Disc 2 is surprising in that it takes a step back where disc 1 forged ahead, consisting mainly of down tempo and chill out tunes, such as the serene "One Week On Cuba" by Kayot. The title, "Down", is entirely descriptive of the content. Again, a heavy focus on melodies is evident, but this CD works far harder to establish mood and atmosphere than the first, which is all about the party. Mlle Caro & Franck Garcia's "Mon Ange" is absolutely moving, so utterly drenched in emotion and sadness that it instantly banishes the happy thoughts conveyed on the first disc, instead calling up memories of Shlomi Aber's contemplative 2007 album, "State Of No One".

Disc 3, Forward, is clearly where Watt has unleashed his creativity to full extent, with bouncy, shamelessly electronic tunes paving the way for a classy end to the release. The tracks here use more artificial sounds that anywhere else on the release, full of techno bleeps and heavy pad sweeps, a reminder of the direction the label is headed in. Unfortunately, this CD is a let down in comparison to the first two, with a less conservative yet more bland selection of music and feeling very rushed, like it was tacked on at the back rather than carefully considered.

Two good discs out of three isn't a bad strike rate, really, and although disc 3 isn't as good as the rest, it's still an extremely good listen, making this release extremely tasty as a whole.