Formerly one half of Footprintz, Seth Troxler's A&R guy at Soft Touch and all round transcendental house music producer, Clarian, delivers a fine release here for the Cologne institution. There's a killer bassline on "Space Noir" backed by dreamy and mysterious atmospherics and soaring, epic melodies. "Mission To Bars" is a bit more fierce, using some sick 303 acid with fierce rhythm programming on this serious peak time thriller; but just wait until those sinister sci-fi vocals come in! Finally, "Ver (11AM Mix)" perfectly nails that Kompakt vibe on this dreamy, melancholic and downright ethereal cruiser that elevate you and your dancefloor to pure, euphoric bliss.
Brazilian duo Digitaria follow-up their recent Night Falls Again full-length with a deserved single release of "Favourite Addiction", one of that set's strongest moments. The original version - produced alongside Turbo and Hot Creations regular Clarian - is typically atmospheric, with dreamy, touchy-feely vocals and spitting electronics riding a shuffling, saucer-eyed deep house groove. Fast-rising star Jey Kurmis offers up a tougher, darker and altogether more energetic remake, where the original vocals ride a wave of pumping percussion and off-key electronic noises. Finally, '90s survivors Groove Armada provide the standout version, a swinging, nine-minute epic that adds a little vintage late night hustle - via sparse pianos, chunky bass and delay-laden vocal samples - to the original's key-wielding powder house bounce.