The highly acclaimed Live As .. series is back for the fifth time with a recording of Greg Downey's home turf set at the awesome Planet Love festival in Northern Ireland.
Like it's predecessors in the series, it is mixed club live and box fresh which gives the album the raw appeal that most commercial albums somewhat lack.
This is not about a computer mixing an album and someone slapping a name on the coverâ€¦ here the location gives an intense feel to the experience.
After the huge success of 'Live as Fucking Fuck' in Jan 2005 the 'Live Asâ€¦' series was born. And what a series it has been. The back-to-basics feel can truly be heard from the thumping beats to the passionate and enthusiastic crowd - it's as close as you will get to the club experience without actually climbing into your dancing trousers and stepping onto the dance floor.
This album perfectly captures the energy of the crowd, and what it means for a DJ to be part of that club experience. Drop it onto the stereo and feel a part of that energy as well.
Says DJ John Askew:
"In an endless sea of perfectly computer mixed compilations the one's that I love and cherish the most are the raw live recordings with crowd noise. It's like when you hear an Essential mix on Radio One - live from a festival or Ibiza or wherever and you hear the crowd kicking off. It makes you want to be there, or if you were there and you're listening back then it takes you back - giving you the chance to relive that special occasion.â€