Already a veteran of Black Butter, 877 and Hot N Heavy, Martin 'Allmostt' Olmos has taken his deep bass sound all the way from his native Reading to right across Europe. Here he is with a new track, "Ocean" on MOMU, again demonstrating his not inconsiderate skills over almost seven minutes of synthetic goodness. The track features frenetic, scattershot beats, suggestions of tribal sounds and sweeping pads. The Rudy mix, however, is all about a driving techy beat, cascading melodics and accelerating, sub-busting low-end growls. Two different, but equally valid, takes on modern electronic bass.
Throughout the course of their Digger's Workout series, Swiss combo Alma Negra has proved adept at blurring the boundaries between re-edits, remixes, and original productions. The same could be said about the sun-kissed global fusion of "Burkina Berlin", where wild vocal chants and dense percussion samples are craftily combined with heady piano motifs and a rock solid deep house beat. Rainer Truby and Corrado Bucci provide a deeper, hazier and subtly soulful interpretation that plays down the sampled beats in favour of far more tactile hits, before the Basel-based trio closes proceedings with "Algadez", a rare Persian treat built around exotic fiddle lines, humid flutes and their usual chunky percussion.