In a market flooded with half-baked DJ mix compilations and second-rate club albums, it takes two giants to truly put the concept back on course. And what better way to do it than by getting a legendary figure like Danny Tenaglia to mix an album honouring one of the UK's most important club institutions, BackToBasic's. It's a marriage made in dance music heaven, the Joker, Dave Beer, in cahoots with the King of Clubs, Danny Tenaglia. The DJ's DJ, Danny has been constantly voted one of the best in the world. From his early parties in the meat-packing district of New York, to his mammoth sessions at the Miami Winter Music Conference and his weekly night, Vinyl,
Tenaglia is probably the most lauded DJ in the world. It's rare that the real thing surpasses the hype. On this CD you can see exactly what all the fuss is about. This is a proper dancefloor album, put together with the kind of care you'd expect from one of dance music's legends. No fillers or tired tunes, just the kind of sublime artistry you expect from someone who's spent there entire life playing the music he loves. This is the definitive Danny Tenaglia mix album. But don't just take our word for it........
"Back To Basics Presents 'Danny Tenaglia' (React) He doesn't do them often but when he does they are magic. Celebrating a decade of Back To Basics - the legendary Leeds club night - Danny captures the soul & spirit of what Basics is all about: Soulful but modern, musical not manic and very, very sexy. Danny's strength is that he loves tunes, irrespective of their age or rarity - this album is a portfolio of under-hyped gems and exclusives. CD1 has a more buoyant early evening feel (which for Tenaglia fans means 2am).
CD2 is darker and more tribal but never loses the sense of melody. The compilation section of record stores these days is overwhelming, but this is worth it." Pete Tong, Mixmag, April 2002