Choice – A Collection of Classics

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Choice – A Collection of Classics is a series of DJ mix albums, mixed by various artists for the independent record label Azuli Records.

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The Azuli Choice – A Collection of Classics compilation series are retrospective compilation albums selected by renowned DJs. Contributors are invited to unearth rarities and forgotten gems from their record collections, demonstrating their influences but often drawing on styles outside those which they would normally play in a club set; they usually also provide detailed liner notes explaining their musical selections. DJs who have contributed to the series so far include: Frankie Knuckles, François K, Danny Tenaglia, Tony Humphries, Louie Vega, Jeff Mills, Derrick Carter, X-Press 2, John Digweed, Danny Howells, Kenny Dope and Roger Sanchez.

In most cases, the Choice compilations are mixed; however the eclectic nature of the music chosen means that beat-mixing is not always possible or appropriate. For this reason, some of the albums have been loosely segued together, while others, such as that by François K, remain completely unmixed.

Azuli records' boss Dave Piccioni has said that while the Choice compilations make no money and are difficult to put together due to licensing issues, they are also among the releases of which he is the most proud.[1]

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