The New York–based DJ Micro’s reputation and style were made in the rave scene, where electronic music and fast, Eurobeat tempos rule. And his new Music Through Me (in stores this Tuesday, July 23) adheres to those same principles. If you’re looking for hefty and soulful voices or the plush sexy rhythms of house music, don’t come here. On the other hand, if the synthesized, prickly atmospherics of Italian space disco — complete with all those disembodied but sexy sirens and their dreamy come-ons — are your thing, Micro’s 12-track segue will please you.
In Micro’s world, the dancer finds himself speeding along the electronic highway, motoring from one sexy siren to the next. Micro’s electronic programmations constantly evolve and evoke, even explode, amusing and sometimes surprising the dancer as he accelerates. Dreamy voices call out to him, sometimes very distant (Spacecorn vs. Artificial’s "Inside of Me"), sometimes a bit nearer, but not for long (Lange featuring Skye’s aptly named "Drifting Away"), sometimes right beside him (Marc et Claude’s "Tremble"). The electronics soften on the second half of the CD, and the atmospherics and beats thicken, as Micro takes us from Joshua Ryan’s "Buildings" to Dee Dee’s "Forever" and Airhead’s "Jetstream" — titles that epitomize the hopes and lusts in his music.