Review: Jazz-wise deep house and downtempo producer Hanna has a string of fine albums to his name stretching back to the tail end of the '90s. Bless, though, is his first full-length since 2008, and sees the Cleveland, Ohio man transfer to Theo Parrish's legendary Sound Signature imprint. Each of the album's ten tracks comes dripping in hazy, late night soul, as Hanna smoothly shuffles between hazy nu-jazz explorations and various strains of sensual deep house. For the DJs there are plenty of floor-friendly moments, while the inclusion of a string of groovier downtempo workouts should please the home listening posse.
Review: This year, Richie Hawtin has been in a nostalgic mood. With the Plus 8 label he co-founded reaching the grand old age of 25, he's been revisiting his youth and releasing a series of anonymous - but barely disguised - white label 12" singles that doff a cap to his most famous early projects, including FUSE, Circuit Breaker and Plastikman. Here he gathers those together, alongside other similarly minded tracks, on the surprise full length From My Mind To Yours. Largely focused on drum machine jack-tracks, acid, electro and no-nonsense techno, the two-disc set's 16 tracks feel like products of another time. Given the quality of Hawtin's work throughout the '90s, though, this is no bad thing.
Precious System - "The Voice From Planet Love" (Beat-Appella)
Leon Vynehall - "Beau Sovereign"
Shan - "Work It" (Piano mix)
Redshape - "Dogz"
Mr G - "Ben & Gerd (Killin It M Day)"
Heaven & Earth - "Prescription Every Night"
Paul Woolford - "Forevermore"
Matthew Styles - "Hot!"
Shan - "Bassline Party"
Review: A couple of years back, Running Back boss Gerd Janson wrote an in-depth article for Red Bull Music Academy about Tony Humphries' legendary "Mastermixes" - all-action mixes originally created for NYC radio stations in the '80s and '90s. With this in mind, it's perhaps unsurprising that he commissioned the legendary DJ to give the Running Back catalogue the same treatment. Predictably, Humphries has come up with the goods, delivering a loved-up, melodious and classic sounding trip through mostly synth-heavy, classic-sounding label highlights. That it sounds like the kind of set you'd actually hear from Humphries is testament not only to the quality of his track selection and mixing, but also the suitability of the Running Back catalogue.
Review: On his fifth full length - and first solo effort for six years - German veteran Oliver Huntemann shows few signs of mellowing with age. From start to finish, Propaganda is an exercise in late night dancefloor dynamics. While there are occasional moments of heady beat-less contemplation, for the most part the album is an invitation to get lost in the producer's dark and woozy world. That means that hypnotic techno rhythms, booming basslines, weird noises and clandestine chords dominate, with Huntemann choosing to showcase his numerous influences (electro, dark ambient, Kraftwerk, film soundtracks, industrial music and Red Rackem's "Wonky Disco Bassline Banger", for example) within this rigid formula. The results are quietly impressive, with Huntemann serving up a string of solid club tracks for DJ use.
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