Review: Beforethebeatsbreak make their debut on Blah Records,the original home of Crazy Bank,who also co produces this 4 track GarageHouse E.P. Snappy beats,Cut up vocal snippets and that unmistakeable MPC swing are the order of the day for these peak time dance floor rollers.
Review: One of the richest, soulful voices in the European jazz, Biondi regularly works with the likes of Incognito. The High Five Quintet complements his delivery well with a Pimptones style soft-jazz structure but plenty of rhythmic welly. For a little more house and a little less jazz, flip for Opolopo's remix. Weighty and club-ready but with Mario's full vocal still intact, it's yet another notch in Opolopo's award-worthy remix bedpost
Review: Nacho Bolognani has been steadily building up a solid foundation of work over the past few years, moonlighting on labels like Fun Records, Momentz and MyHouse YourHouse. Now the house producer brings his skills to Purism, Enrico Mantini's on-point label that deals in all kinds of sublime stripped back jams. DKGF EP leads in with "Distance Dub," a steady ticking tool that should sit easy in the mix with all manner of sounds and styles. "Kip" brings a more shuffling strain of dancefloor goodness to the table, with some spooky key flourishes and slithers of vocal pinging out into the spacious mix. "Grey" plies a more nagging, techy trade, and "Flow" takes things deep with pattering percussion and atmospheric pad tones.
Review: Sound design masters Benjamin Brunn and Dave Wheels of the Workshop fame team up with the iconic Berlin based Sushitech for a beautiful double 12" LP release.
"2000" is an electronic masterpiece, lush melodies, dubby rhythms and some mesmerising synth lines that we can all recognise from previous milestone Benjamin Brunn releases such as Song From The Beehive that was already released a decade ago together with Move D.
This 2x12" with 8 full length tracks packed in a gatefold sleeve makes a beautiful pack that is a simply must have for any serious vinyl collector - BIG!
Review: number 12 in the stable from the label you know as dessert island discs. It's more disco goodness - 3 tunes made to get down and boogie with players Bubbles the Pimp Nelly Wilson and Pierre Pressure combining for a triple threat disco threesome. It's ok we like to watch AND we like to listen, y'all! Hitch the wagon to this boogie action.
Review: London's Counterfeit Soul gathers some serious hitters for the labels 4th release. Full of the essence of Detroit, Label boss Frazer Campbell kicks of the A side with a Cloud 909 with the legendary Jorge Zamacona injecting the heat for Doom Dub. On the flip Jorge Caiado from Carpet & Snares creates a honey pot of smooth hypnotising chicago house with Ste Roberts closing the release with his signature rawness. A glossy yet textured elegance from these guys. Top tip for the Summer.
Review: Few are held in as higher esteem or instill as much admiration as the Italian deep house legend, Don Carlos. Imogen Recordings continue their stellar release form, locking down the maestro for a blissful two tracker that gives just as much energy, awe and emotion as his early '90s output. 'Alina' is eyes closed business right from the off. Waves of atmospheric synth strings and hazy chords roll in, as blissful pads sway with filtered drum loops. First come the dusky piano twinkles, then the trademark Don Carlos analogue bass tones, proving as prominent as ever behind melt-in-the-mouth sax grooves. Every turn and tweak conjures up memories of carefree elation - its ecstasy inducing dance music without the need for artificial enhancements. Part II is a variation on this masterpiece, progressing through the intro in a speedier fashion for those that need an express ticket to that peak time power. Shakers, claps and congas are brighter in the mix whilst the addition of a springing synth arp, fluctuations to the bassline and a re-sleazed sax line give just enough diversity to make it distinctive. It's hardier than Part I, but with every bit as much finesse and feeling. This is the real deal - no nonsense house music from a heart and head that have seen it all. Alone on a Mediterraneo beach or surround by a packed dancefloor, Alina is one to get lost in from start to finish and a solid statement that Don Carlos certainly still has 'it'.
Review: Carrot Green from Rio de Janeiro is a very nice guy. Actually you can hear that in his music - he's providing beautiful world styles combined with classic electronic elements in a very different way since years. The Kin Sharuba EP contains an Acid driven original tune and another one called Orientacao Espacial which is more relaxed. Remix delivery successfully made by Dengue Dengue Dengue from Lima and Comeme's Christian S.