Being a part-time DJ whose favorite musical period is the decade between 1953 and 1963, one can dig forever in a bottomless pit of great, danceable, uptempo tunes. Even after years and years of bringing new and exciting tunes to light, there are still new finds every day that fill the dancefloors around the world for fans young and old. We’re talking rhythm ‘n blues and the phase in the early ’60s when it morphed into soul (now called New Breed), as well as the genre that nowadays is labeled Popcorn — a midtempo style with a high groove-factor that was created in Belgium (of all places). Of course, when filling the box for a DJ night, one selects the fast and highly danceable stuff and maybe a few slower tunes to send people home in the morning. The Slow Grind Fever series was created after stumbling on a clubnight in Australia via the internet: “Melbourne’s only slow dance party, where they play the slowest, spookiest, sweetest records they can find, and folks dance real slow in a haze of smoke and dim red light.” Well, what a concept! The Soundcloud-mixes the three DJs posted pretty quickly convinced the Stag-O-Lee chief that this was very exciting, and after a few mails with the guys who run the Melbourne night, the Slow Grind Fever series was born. Long may it run. This jewel-case CD with a 16-page booklet combines the limited edition vinyl LPs 1 + 2 in their entirety. A total of 30 tracks and 79:30 minutes of cool music.