Italian electro-tech producer Alex Kenji, whose tunes have turned up in crates belonging to Justice, Fedde Le Grand, Steve Angello and Tocadisco among others makes another huge impression with the techno spank of "No Matter What They Say". Out on the appropriately named 303 Lovers label, it sports some sinuous acid action as well as Crookers-like drums and detuned vocal shots. "My Oscar" keeps things on a more conventional tech-house tip though, with a killer collection of steadily-rising synths all giving the mainroom beats a real edge.
Those Good Vibes (Samuele Buselli remix) - (6:05) 127 BPM
A house superstar with a global fan base, Alex Kenji's latest release is a summery funky-tech delight that's sure to prove aural dynamite in a host of main room sets this year. With long, extended filter builds that sound close to Thomas Bangalter's classic edit of Alan Braxe's "Vertigo", it keeps growing and growing while live, Balearic percussion keeps the beat light and airy. Samuele Busselli gets a little deeper on his mix, making for a pleasing counterpoint to Kenji's stomping original.