Steven Campodonico - "Classic Coke" - (8:30) 120 BPM
Will 2015 be the year when minimal house makes a comeback? The latest release on German imprint E Minor makes it sound like that is a distinct possibility. Carbon's "Back in Time" is a swirling, atmospheric affair, its mixture of lush pads and angular rhythms even making room for some bluesy guitar lines. Despite having these musical elements, it still retains a dance floor edge. Steven Campodonico's "Classic Coke" is less frenetic, but it is possibly even more effective due to its tripped out, spacious arrangement - as well as the series of siren-led break downs that make it sound like a close relation to False's Fed on Youth.
Morales returns to the bold chunky soulful sound he really made a name for himself with 20 years ago; a hook that nags so hard you'll be humming it for weeks, beats that chugging so relentlessly you won't sleep for weeks and a groove so funky you'll be shifting you booty for hours, "Lovin" has all the hallmarks of a straight up summer anthem. Move over deep house, it's time for soulful house to shine again.