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Paris house label Crydamoure is run by Guy-Manuel de Homem Christo -- that is, when he's not busy making discoveries with his main group, Daft Punk. As you'd probably expect, Crydamoure Presents "Waves" -- a 25-track mix compilation of label highlights -- isn't as thrilling as anything by Daft Punk (obviously there's a reason why this is seen as a side project apart from Christo's main gig).

But as a playground for Christo and friends' mischievous side, the filtered strings and hi-NRG keyboards of this intergalactic disco intoxicate anyway.

A goofball sense of humor pervades the mix, from titles like the Buffalo Bunch's "T.I.T.T.S" to the ridiculously Fraaanch-sounding shouts of "Shaaaake that booty!" on Deelat's "Wet Indies." Daft Punk's untainted love for disco cheese at its runniest is present on the beer-commercial guitar of Le Knight Club's "Mirage."

But even Daft Punk never went as far as the Eternals' cartoonish "Wrath of Zeus," the disc's giddy peak, which sentences wrongdoers to an eternity on hell's own dancefloor.


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