Irishman Peter Power has become quite a well known figure in Berlin since moving there several years ago and has been one of the figures behind some of the city's now legendary haunts like Kleine Reise (RIP) and the successful Loftus Hall/Bertrams: which has had a great run thus far too. Now the man behind the Ufordia imprint returns with his second outing on Thomas Von Party's Multi Culti, which itself has also made the move to the German capital. Power delves deep into the exotic here, borrowing heavily from African music and getting very atmospheric and esoteric in the process. The life affirming raindance of "Adama Waro" (original mix) is certainly geared for some moments of truth on the dancefloor. Equally spiritual is the traditional percussion based journey of "Mori Baka" (original mix). There's some great remixes by label manager Dreems and Bucharest duo Khidja: the latter's contributions which shine the most, particularly on their balearica infused/Second Summer of Love sounding remix of "Dansakoni".
It's time for Marseilles label Beat Is Murder to present their new label and its first release comes courtesy of Lithuanian duo Roedeers (Nein/Sulk magic). The slow burning indie dance shenanigans of "Choco" features some nasty warbling bass frequencies over its exotic drums that reach near tribal moments: it will appeal to fans of the Multi Culti or Correspondant sound. Parisian minimal house hero Traumer (Desolat/Gettraum) steps up for a surprising remix contribution, which is just as brilliant as expected. Deep and trippy afterhours shenanigans on the Ricardo Villalobos tip to be enjoyed here. Second offering "Shaker" is a slo-mo EBM journey for dark and smoky neon-lit discotheque frequented by neo-goths. The remix up next by Markus Gibb (Rocktothebeat) is a dark journey track on the tech house tip, that's as atmospheric and esoteric as you like it: will appeal more to fans of the Crosstown Rebels or Einmusik sound.