If the key to making a great split EP is to ensure that every track stands out in its own right, then Room With A View have hit the jackpot with their latest all-star effort. There's no fluff or filler, just a quartet of pleasingly playable deep house groovers. Dave Aju kicks off proceedings with the thumping but spacious "Love Tap", a swinging shuffler that benefits greatly from some cute top-end percussion touches. Nowakowski's "They Get Up" is intense and off-key while remaining suitably deep, while Iron Galaxy's darting "Refining Fire" recalls the acid-laden "intelligent techno" of times gone by. Best of all, though, is Taron Trekka's "NemDa", a hip-hop-meets-deep house chugger with jazzy keys for days.
Daniel Müller-Sachs and Andreas Krieste's loose and experimental production style gives their brand of minimal dyed house and techno a deliciously raw and live feel. With the Blue Random EP, the duo known as Taron Trekka deliver their second EP for Freude Am Tanzen in as many years, following the success of 2009's Artys Iisii". "Blue Mountain" sees a deliciously deep yet simple groove layered over with a jazz influenced trumpet, while "Colours" is a smoother and more laid back number, allowing a funk sentiment to infiltrate Trekka's deepest of deep house. "Mr No (Where Is The Magic)" however, is where things really get moving and break away into a wild and untamed monster, with a lovely combination of lightness in the top end and nasty rumbling bass down below.