Muzikizum

Members of the global club community have been patiently awaiting a full-length from X-Press 2 since the early-'90s, when the British house trio—Ashley Beedle, Rocky, and Diesel—ripped d

Members of the global club community have been patiently awaiting a full-length from X-Press 2 since the early-'90s, when the British house trio—Ashley Beedle, Rocky, and Diesel—ripped dancefloors apart with its early singles, the power-packed "Muzik X-Press" and "London X-Press." Years later, at the start of this decade, X-Press 2 released three back-to-back U.K. club hits: the tribal-jacked "AC/DC," the eerie "Muzikizum," and the siren-wailing "Smoke Machine," all of which are included on this sterling debut. The set's official first single, the David Byrne-fronted "Lazy," has already topped Billboard's Hot Dance Music/ Club Play chart. With support from radio, the infectious track could easily repeat the process on The Billboard Hot 100. As for future singles, the hypnotic "I Want You Back" (featuring Yello's Dieter Meier) and the African-inflected "Call That Love" (featuring Steve Edwards) are ripe for the picking.—MP