Cruisin' Down 7 Mile (original mix) - (3:56) 140 BPM
Cruisin' Down 7 Mile (Oktored remix) - (4:52) 128 BPM
Black From The Waist Down - (4:05) 129 BPM
Aphrodisiac - (4:44) 129 BPM
Not to be confused with the hip-hop DJ of the same name, DJ Nasty is a veteran Detroit DJ who's sadly been a bit quiet of late. This EP was originally planned for release in 2008 but has only just seen the light of day thanks to Nasty's old pal Brian Gillespie. "Crusin' Down 7 Mile" is pure booty-shakin electro filthiness, with added deep bleeps, "Black From The Waist Down" is chunky house and "Aphrodisiac" takes deep '70s funk and marries to machine beats in a thoroughly retro-futuristic way.
Sebastien Vanschoonbeek, aka Belgian producer Kill Frenzy, has been knocking about since the mid-noughties. However, despite releasing on the likes of Dirtybird, it's only recently that he's crossed paths with Canadian eyeliner champion Tiga and his illustrious Turbo label. It's a match made in heaven, with "Warm Inside You" being the kind of raunchy bassy electro-house that litters Tiga's own sets. "Hooked" is deep, wobbly house and "Footwork" is a bizarre hybrid of glitchy beats, stuttering rhythms and a moody undercurrent of contemporary bass styles. Impressive stuff.
Evans - "No Way Back" (Druid Cloack remix) - (4:01)
Evans - "I Can't Hide" (Kresy remix) - (6:33)
Check One - "Bling Laden" (Tony Quattro remix) - (3:21) 148 BPM
Fisky - "Sperry" (Seapoint remix) - (4:34)
Based in Barcelona, Tracy Recordings is helmed by the fashionable trio of Kosmos, Ginebra and Funkmasta. In a short space of time, the label's nasty bass heavy sound has won the affection of the likes of Sinden, Drop The Lime, Top Billin, L-Vis 1990 and Bobmo. This album compiles the best remixes featured on the label so far. Remix highlights include a rough and ready one from Lol Boys, a totally '90s rave one by Broke One, a nasty baile one from Hostage, on sci-fi RnB one from Jimmy Edgar and a glacial Eurotrance one by Seapoint.
Green Eyed Monster (feat Emma Lou) - (4:34) 140 BPM
Heartful Dodger - (4:36) 144 BPM
Same Road - (3:55) 140 BPM
Letting Go (feat Emma Lou) - (4:00) 140 BPM
Lucky Git - (3:54)
Jupiter - (4:51) 140 BPM
NRG - (3:54) 141 BPM
Afrika (part 2) - (4:09)
Midnight Savannah - (4:11)
Kalm - (4:23) 141 BPM
Squeaky Jungle - (4:14) 140 BPM
After rapidly maturing away from the constraints of the dubiously dubbed "purple" sound, Guido's last album Anidea quickly established him as a multi-faceted producer with a gift for highly-evolved melodic content and no fear of poppy hooks. On this album for Tectonic, the groundwork laid out by his early releases has been built upon with tracks that channel that effervescent soul into tightly wound tracks as focused as they are emotionally charged. There are surprising moments such as the heavy vocoder action of "Heartful Dodger" and the doe-eyed R&B of "Green Eyed Monster", but it all adds to the sense that Guido has matured gracefully and kept his finest musical traits intact.
Germany's Switchstance are back with another whole compilation of tracks that they feel capture the free and pure spirit of surfing. Don't expect surf-rock though - this is all about the hippy dippy '70s view of cruising the waves in search of inner peace. It's literally bulging at the (denim) seams with mellow tracks (14 in total), highlights of which include the edgy analogue synth freakout "Too Old For This Shit", the rolling moombahton of "Maskathon" and the haunting, breaky yacht rock of "Via Harbour".
Louie John's back with his buddies Soulserious for another dose of his feelgood floorfillers. Only four tracks this time, all sizzlers of course, which get deeper and funkier as the EP progresses. The common factor throughout is his trademark garage shuffle with "Luvvin Me" adding quirky organ licks, "Collective Love" bringing in some seriously bottom end, "Looda" getting deep 'n' trippy and "The Joy" wrapping things up with some 21st century piano house. Stay off that dancefloor - we dare you!
We love a good Sunday Roast, especially in a dark basement in the early hours of a Sunday morning! This latest release from the Reading bass fiend features five sizzling tracks that come with musical spuds n gravy. "Power" is a sultry skippy houser with that obvious, but genius vocal sample, "Temptations Take Me" is all sparse, bassy breaks and heavy breathing, "Squirtel" is even more minimal, bordering of deep tech (turned slinky UKF by Louie John) and "Sky" winds things up on a soulful techno tip. Bravo!
Rising garage producer EVM128 has made a few small splashes with an EP for Meltdown Music and an appearance on the Boiler Room, but this could well be the release that busts him out onto the wider radar. The lead track "Make Me Feel" has everything needed to make a crossover hit, from BB James' irresistible soulful croon to the snappy, hyper-modern production replete with clean chord stabs and snappy drums locked to a nagging groove. "Respect" delivers another impeccable slice of poppy 2-step, all flustered notes and grin-inducing vocal, and yet on a different tip to the title track. Meanwhile to back the release up the remixers come in big, from El B's classic swinging flair to Artifact's techy throwdown.