Review: With "CRS" Huntemann graces his Confused label alongside his production partner Andre Winter. No need to explain anything about these fellas - if you've never heard of them, you should probably go back to electro elementary school. "CRS" is a very hypnotic and stripped down journey through time and space with killer arpeggios, impressive sound-spheres and a very basic and irresistible rhythm.
Review: New Bristol based label Surgery Music have stepped the game up and have got a backlog of tunes that desperately need to be heard by the breaks community as well as the discotech crowd, who will be loving the original mix!! Side A sounds like disco inferno with a shot of pure adrenalin, made at the crossroads where breaks and electro meet, this is one slice of pure electrofied funk that is gonna get the girls up and shaking what their moves gave them!! If that wasn't enough, ex-propellerheads man Will White steps up for remix duties, keeping the same vibe as the original, but really pumping it up giving it a jacking breaks vibe, of which you will find it very hard to resist!
Review: 'Great Carnival Stuff EP Vol 2' on Great Stuff features a compilation of tracks by Lützenkirchen, Swen Weber, Fergie (produced with Gregor Tresher) and Wehbba. Taken from the Great Carnival Stuff compilation. It's Carnival time all over the world and Great Stuff comes up with its first compilation full of exclusive carnival goodies from their artists and friends. Infected by the groove and spirit of Rio, Venice, Trinidad Tobago, Cologne/Mainz, and Mardi Gras. Eleven artists from all over the world (Wehbba from Brazil, Fergie from Ireland, Florian Meindl from London, Koletzki and Namito from Berlin) produced exclusive tracks for that compilation. And obviously they had to capture the carnival vibe and transform it into an outstanding track. Oliver Koletzki and Swen Weber were in full samba feeling, while Butch was inspired by his hometown carnival in Mainz, Germany and Florian Meindl by Venice, Italy. Other artists like Namito, Nudisco and Stephan Hinz used the percussive aspect of carnival for their track which definitely resulted in a great groove. By the way, Irish techno god Fergie did his production together with Gregor Tresher to make it really great carnival stuff.
Review: Lost brings you 'Piss Off 2' with tracks from NIN and Weezer. Piss Off returns with a couple of reworkings by one of the industries top and most consistent electro house producers' With this explosive 12", you'll find two of the hottest rock tunes flipped upside down and shifted into dance floor destroyers. This is another solid catch that'll eat up space in record bags just like tunes from the likes of: Freddie Le grand, Prydz, Mark Knight, Angel Alanis, Junior Sanchez and more. This record is incredibly limited and a sure shot at becoming a guilty pleasure by DJs everywhere.
Review: The latest all-star emission from French label Kitsune sees the divisive producer celebre Mark Ronson call on a list of his famous friends on "Record Collection 2012" which comes lined with the usual array of remixes. Featuring Pharrell Williams, Wiley, MNDR and Wretch 32, the original is as odd as you'd expect, being the sort of pop track that doesn't occupy any particular genre but sprinkled with just the right amount of crossover dust. CSS lead the remix selection with a throwback electrohouse circa 2007 effort, whilst French types Logo embellish the track with some scratchy darkness. Check the flip for a bolshy disco refix from Moonlight Matters with some overbearing orchestral flourishes, whilst LA based Aussie Plastic Plates turns in perhaps the best remix, discarding with the majority of vocals - MNDR's chorus only remains - in favour of building a lysergic dancefloor groove.