It's not easy for an artist with credibility and stellar performing abilities to reinvent himself as a DJ for a second career. One needs to look no further than Boy George
and Perry Farrell
's short-lived forays into club life as evidence. But Ben Watt
has managed to beat the odds and deliver not only a club night that ranks among the best in London, but he consistently churns out deep house mixes that excel far beyond your average double-disc mix curated by anonymous folks under the guise of "chillout music." For this volume, he has shifted slightly away from the electro sounds of Buzzin' Fly, Vol. 2
and moved more in a minimal direction, while keeping his firm roots planted in tasteful, smooth deep house. Fans of his previous mixes, as well as later Everything But the Girl
productions, will no doubt enjoy this installment as much as previous editions.