Review: The first volume in Frits Wentink's Two Bar House Music and Chord Stuff series won plenty of plaudits when Wolf Music slung it out last summer. Happily, the eccentric Dutch producer seems to have raised his game even further on this fine follow-up. Check, for example, deliciously trippy opener "Theme 5", where vocal snippets, organ riffs and sci-fi synth sounds are drenched in tape delay and wrapped around a skewed deep house groove, and the bolder, bass-heavy bustle of saucer-eyed peak-time wobbler "Theme 7". Elsewhere, he combines the dreamy dustiness of Mood Hut style deep house with the cheeriness of Italian piano house on "Theme 8" and gets locked into a soulful, deep and bass-heavy vibe on the similarly impeccable "Theme 6".
Review: Bobby Donny head honcho Frits Wentink is back with the third edition of his BODOX remix/edit series, serving up more two bar house and chord stuff than you can shake an MPC at. Hear the Amsterdam-based house hero (and sometime Will & Ink man) get freaky like Adina - whatever time of day - on the smooth and smoky Rhodes-led vibe of the A side's first joint, while more dusty and evocative late night deepness awaits you on the flip. This is chased up by the rather upbeat shuffle of the S.A.D. Mix on B2, which is sure to get the hands in the air with its big piano chords. This will be limited to 800 copies, so don't sleep on this one people!