One half of Hot Creations Chicago's Lee Foss sure is a rolling stone. Not content with running the label, there's Hot Natured as well as his other project with MK known as Pleasure State and he's now started another label named after his famed White Isle shindig: Repopulate Mars. In the words of the man himself, its mission is "alien funk for the generation that will repopulate Mars"and we couldn't have thought up a more apt description. 4th Measure Men & Sonny Fodera's "Don't Touch Me When I'm Dancing" is going to be anthem on Ibiza this summer with 'that' bassline and it's deep, sexy and overall sleazy vibe that'll make the walls sweat. The deep and boompty tech house of Eskuche & Nu Sky's "Ninety Nine" is reminiscent of the classic Jamie Jones/Freak 'N Chic sound that's made a comeback due to young guns such as Jey Kurmis while Flavio Acaron's "Matters Of The Soul" is indeed quite soulful with its mild Detroit aesthetic, mainly in the funky acid bassline and emotive strings that has great dancefloor impact.
Back in March, Ondule label boss Joss Moog and Sebastien "Around7" Guertau unveiled their 4th Sign project, launching with a fine collection of soul-flecked deepness. This speedy follow-up is every bit as alluring, with the French duo effortlessly floating between a variety of dancefloor moods and tempos. Contrast, for example, the smoky, mid-tempo jazz-house of "The Movement", the string-drenched, sumptuously soulful bump of "Deep Dip", and the near horizontal, slow house head-nod of closer "Lunatique". For those keen on more energetic dancefloor flavours, they've also included a pair of charged-up disco house smashers ("The Right Color", and "Hot Saussice").