Jimmy Van M has traditionally been associated with trance and progressive, genres that might still play at big cheesy mega-clubs but are currently seen as unfashionable by many in the dance music world. If he's trying to show he's about more than that, this three-disc set of DJ mixes should convince at least a few people. In a set labelled downtempo, midtempo and uptempo, the latter is the only one that resembles what you'd expect from him, and even it is closer to the acidic minimalism of electro-house than to the bloated and bombastic trance associated with Van. The other two discs are spacey - the tempo and energy gradually increases across the first two discs so that the second doesn't lead too abruptly into the third.
Jimmy Van M plays Friday (December 15) at This Is London.