Mixed by DJ Escape, and from start to finish displaying his fascination with (and mastery of) Italian disco’s girlish vocals, electronic textures, spacy atmospherics, and fiery emotionality, this 16-track continuous mix is a must-have for lovers of dance-floor romanticism. Those familiar with Escape’s taste (and familiarity with Escape is likely, given that within the past year and a half this young American has been the featured mixer on three other disco CDs, all of them hits) know what to expect. More melodic than the cool tones of Gigi D’Agostino, and more substantial than the music of Robert Miles, Escape’s creations represent an uncompromising fast-paced pursuit of perfect passion — the joy of it and, yes, the dark side, as expressed in both big dance-floor hits like Andrea Brown’s "It’s Love (Trippin’)," Iio’s "Rapture," K.M.C. featuring Dhany’s "I Feel So Fine," Kosheen’s "Hungry," DJ Sammy and Yanou featuring Do’s "Heaven" and in irresistible discoveries like Dark Monks featuring Mim’s "Insane," Narcotic Thrust featuring Yvonne John Lewis’s "Safe from Harm," Lasgo’s "Something," Perpetuous Dreamer’s "The Sound of Goodbye," and Dee Robert’s "Separate Ways." An extra treat is the coda, Crystal Waters’ "Enough," a touch of sophistication in which the singer expresses an utterly satisfied exhaustion, with a grin and a smirk, catlike, and classic.