Ibiza Annual 2011
Even if you've never been to Ibiza, Ministry of Sound's Ibiza annuals tend to provide decent snapshots of dance music that is both commercial and bubbling just beneath the surface. That is the case with the label's 2011 edition of Ibiza Annual, featuring 50 tracks mixed across two discs. Most mixed MoS releases allow most of each selection to play out prior to transitioning, but this one moves a little faster, including Example's "Stay Awake," Katy B's "Broken Record," the 2 Bears' "Bear Hug," Joker's "The Vision (Let Me Breathe)," Armin van Buuren's "Drowning [Avicii Remix]," and Toddla T's "Take It Back [Dillon Francis Remix]." As usual, Ministry of Sound draws no stylistic boundaries. Several corners of dance music circa 2011 are showcased throughout.