London sources have told Distortion that Boy George has been securely trapped in the British limelight in recent months, blazing a trail across the club circuit as a DJ for major night spots and performing a cameo or two in Taboo, the attitude- and gossip-laden stage play about his bittersweet showbiz career. Consequently, the lucky gent is rumoured to be copping plenty of amorous glances from the youngsters at London’s twink-infested Heaven nightclub lately. Now, it seems the Boy George hype machine is vying for a stab at the Australian market, evidenced by this Australian exclusive double CD collection of tracks from his More Protein label. This stuff is for clubbers searching out pure entertainment and recognisable house classics in a dance set. The first CD offers up More Protein’s big name gems from yesteryear, including Generations Of Love from Boy George’s 90s project Jesus Loves You, Love On Love from Ezee Possee and Kinky Roland’s Betrayal. On the second CD we get a more laid-back selection. A drug-hazed mix of Girl From Ipanema segues into a series of upbeat house numbers via The MPC’s Loved, Eve Gallagher’s 2001 remix of Love Come Down and Freedom by The Armchair. But a drawback with Something Old, Something New is that even the new CD offers nothing particularly groundbreaking for dance music culture. This is a hit parade of pre-digested house sounds that will throw some back to a halcyon era of the gay club circuit and leave others wondering where all the fuss about gay Britain in the 90s came from.

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