Review: The big man on campus returns! Fast becoming a staple on Dixon Avenue Basement Jams, the Glaswegian producer throws down an impressive full length demonstrating the diversity within his musical repertoire - and count us in as fans. From the deep and soulful late night house of "Our House" which will have you 'doin' the wiggly worm', Afrobeat meets Innervisions styled melodic house on "Hammond Groove" while "High Heavens" explores classic neon-lit electro aesthetics from the '80s. There's even some harder stuff in there, like demonstrated on "The Great Beast" that's a slow burning early '90s style techno jam (which blows the bloody doors off!) and "Gear Tension" which throws in more hallmarks of the golden era such as 303 acid and Joey Beltram styled mentasms.
Review: Hot Glaswegian imprint Dixon Avenue Basement Jams follows up great releases by local lad Big Miz, VernoN and the controversial Marquis Hawkes with this terrific effort by Hissman aka Fabio Monesi. The Italian DJ and producer is founder of Wilson Records and Hardmoon London. On the Revenge EP, Hissman serves up roughed up and dusted down techno jams on the lo-fi tip, as heard on the hypnotic night drive of "Forest Wave". There's also the noisy heads-down space journey of "Fragment" that bleeds through the other side of all the tape distortion and finally the relentless old school euphoria of "Zulu Tribe".