Review: Alex Arnout returns with a second EP for the Jack's House imprint. His first EP for the label (Confirmation Bias) was the first release on the label and hit the top 10 best sellers within days of release. The Sync Jam EP features 3 distinctly different tracks. 'Sync Jam' (the lead track) is a true winner with an incredibly infectious loop that creeps in quite early into the track, then the baseline drops in and you are instantly hooked and most likely want to play on repeat. It is the kind of track you wish you had made yourself as the arrangement is stella in the way it builds and engages you. This is a true favourite. 'Calling U' is a really quirky rolling number with both dark and bright tones mixed together perfectly to create a deep atmosphere using lots of interesting catchy keys and patterns throughout the arrangement. 'Resurgen' is a beautiful piece with a true quality mature Balearic sound to it. Warm pads and gentle but effective percussion roll continuously throughout. It is a smooth track that travels, creating a certain of peace of mind.
Review: Jack's House is back with another wedge of crucial cuts from a spread of big hitters, kicking off with Alex Arnout and the tightly wound roller "Hypersomnia." Tuccillo is in a heads down mood on "Another Day," letting the drums and the bassline do the brunt of the work. Terry Francis favours a heavy, smoky sound palette that has a bassline that will do some serious damage on a decent system - "Jua" is easily the strongest track on the record. Killan Vega closes the record with a smart deep house jam peppered with crafty sound design elements that lift the track beyond the average chord-led workout.
Review: Emergent Russian producer Legit Trip is the next up on Jack's House, serving up four slices of sleek, crisply produced tech house to work across a variety of scenarios. "Answer" keeps things simple and effective, letting the bassline take the weight of the track and keeping the beat locked on course for maximum dancefloor efficiency. "Organic" has a lighter, more rolling feel to it that nods to the outdoor, day time terrace crew, while "What" has a deeper bump that yearns for dimly lit basement vibes. "You Got Me" has an easy going house flavour to it that should slot nicely into the warm-up, but don't be fooled - there's plenty of weight in that low end to do the damage at any time of night.
Review: The Jack's House label lays out a manifesto on the brand of refined deep and minimal house that makes its switch flick with this choice various artists release. Two Diggers are up first with "Trick Me", a subtle but immersive slice of deep house that punches where it counts. James Dexter takes a trippier approach with "Cables", letting artful delays and modulation ping around the mix for a truly standout club jam. 2VILAS have a focused drive behind "Verve", but then Miffy & Miller come bowling in at the 11th hour with "Vertiver" and pump things up to a mid-00s Plus 8 style bounce, and who can blame them when they bring such peak-time heat?