By Adam Stewart (@AdamMTVNews)
Here ye, here ye, come hither all thee Underground House Music Faithful. One of the monarchs of the New York underground scene is coming back at you hard and heavy with his latest compilation album, Believe In the Music II. It’s been nearly five years since the first installment in the series, and iconic DJ and producer Boris is poised to take his loyal subjects on a journey into the wee hours of the morning over a two-disc set, which is out Tuesday, Oct. 11.
“I feel like in order to really make a good compilation, you can’t just do a single CD because it’s really difficult to really show your set on one disc,” Boris tells MTV News. “Plus, I like for you to feel like you’re at one of my events.”
Believe In the Music II does just that, having the magical ability to transform seemingly any car, living room or college dorm into Pacha New York or Space Miami. Garnished with some of tribal and tech house’s best and boldest, Believe In the Music II is a journey through one of Boris’s unforgettable live sets that his rabid following can never seem to get enough of. Highlights of the “3 AM” disc include Boris’ summer smash “The Change,” the DJ PP Remix of Mark Knight & Funkagenda’s “Shogun” and the Boris Edit of John Acquaviva & Olivier Giacamotto’s “Bunga Bunga,” featuring the classic Barry Harris “Dive in the Pool” sample.
“I love to bring back classics and make them more current,” says Boris. “Sometimes the younger audience may not know that record that’s being sampled, but it’s still usually an amazing record to begin with, so they connect just as easily – and the veterans of the dance floor always like to hear a throwback to get them going.”
And speaking of the vets, it wouldn’t be a proper Boris experience without folding fellow New Yorkers Richie Santana (“Together” and “Jungle Kisses”) and Mind Control (“The Feeling That I Know”) into the mix on the “5 AM” disc, which is highlighted by Boris’ latest, “Tribal Fusion.”
“It’s one of my new singles that will be out on Piccante, Roger Sanchez’s new label,” he says, in addition to other tracks soon to be released on Mark Knight’s Toolroom imprint, as well as VIVA Music.
And if his studio work doesn’t seem busy enough, the native Russian’s tour schedule certainly doesn’t sleep either. Having a hectic summer season peppered with gigs up and down the Jersey Shore, out in Vegas and pretty much every state along the eastern seaboard, Boris tells MTV News he’s even got something in store to ring in the New Year that he promises will be nothing short of gigantic.
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