Nectar (Mr Mitch Lights Off remix) - (3:46) 140 BPM
OIXU (Tia Maria Producoes remix) - (4:52) 128 BPM
Crow (Audri Nix remix) - (3:14) 50 BPM
Nectar (Mr Mitch Lights On remix) - (4:47) 138 BPM
Culled from last year's debut album Trust, this remix collection comes from artists that 18+ respect and occasionally collaborate with. Suicideyear's take on "Cake" is a dreamy, entrancing affair, with haunting electronic melodies and half-heard vocals set to push the listener into a trance. It's followed by the huge bass drops and dissected vocals of Mr Mitch's take on "Nectar", with Tia Maria Producoes' remix of "OIXU" is in a similar vein thanks to its massive subs. Birds cawing, clicking thumb percussion and techno bleeps comprise Audri Nix's reshape of "Crow", while Mr Mitch goes into melodic, atmospheric mode for his remix of "Nectar".
Tadd Mullinix's Michigan-based label Bopside is home to his and D'Marc Cantu's brilliant 2AMFM project. This eponymous album is their long awaited long player after loads of previous releases on labels like Creme, Spectral Sound, M>O>S Recordings and Nation. It's deep, but warm and highlights include the melted mechanical acid of "Midnight Social", the lo-fi electro-pop of "Excuse Me Miss" and the soothing ecstasy pads of retro houser "What We Live For".
For some UKG and bass music that taps into some interstellar themes with killer vocal hooks, Harvinder Malhi & Randi Malhi's 2nd II None collaboration delivers the goods on this eight-track LP. Floor-pleasers include the screaming and cut up "Good Vibrations", while "So Fly" channels old school garage vibes with a sultry 2015 touch. For something deeper check "Your Life" and there's stripped back, yet uplifting beats on "Oh Baby". Fans of 2nd II None will snap this up, and should you be new to the duo's sounds (they've been kicking since 2003) there's no better time to get on board then now.