Although he doesn't run the British label Different Drummer, DJ/producer Richard Dorfmeister (of the acclaimed Austrian duo Kruder & Dorfmeister) has been a good friend to the imprint for many yea

Although he doesn't run the British label Different Drummer, DJ/producer Richard Dorfmeister (of the acclaimed Austrian duo Kruder & Dorfmeister) has been a good friend to the imprint for many years, supplying remixes and those all-important turntable rotations of Different Drummer tracks at clubs worldwide. With help from resident MC Farda P, Dorfmeister mixes up a decade's worth of material from this much-appreciated label, which specializes in an electronic/dub fusion. The only disappointment in this otherwise lovely collection is its relative lack of material from Different Drummer's original signature artists (and label founders) Rockers Hi Fi, who are represented here by their quality dub jam "Sexy Selector." Dorfmeister and Farda P may have been trying to avoid overkill and give other artists more time in the spotlight, but in doing so they miss out in telling the full, true Different Drummer story. Distributed in the U.S. by Caroline.—TP

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