Skip Navigation

SHOW TITLES SOLD
1
Gruff EP
HOD 014
29 Jan 16
Gruff EP by Fouk on House Of Disco Cue Track
Gruff - (5:04) 120 BPM
Gruff EP by Fouk on House Of Disco Cue Track
Gruff (Ron Basejam remix) - (8:04) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Gruff EP by Fouk on House Of Disco Cue Track
Freebooter - (5:39) 122 BPM
Gruff EP by Fouk on House Of Disco Cue Track
Orchard - (6:13) 118 BPM
Gruff EP by Fouk on House Of Disco Cue Track
Gruff (Snacks remix) - (6:50) 120 BPM
Gruff EP by Fouk on House Of Disco Cue Track
Freebooter (Harry Wolfman remix) - (5:05) 126 BPM
from $2.16
Review: Not quite house, not quite disco, Fouk (aka Daniel Leseman and Hans 'Junktion' Peeman) straddle both worlds, utlising the best of both in their quest for the ultimate groove. Here they present the gruff EP, comprising a set of three truly accomplished recordings - the loungey shimmer of "Gruff", the filtered loop boogie of "Freebooter" and the live sounding jazz-funk of "Orchard". The best remix is Snacks' rework of the title track - all squelchy disco synths.
2
Thug Life
MIDRIOTD 061
01 Feb 16
Thug Life by His Dirty Secrets on Midnight Riot Cue Track
Thug Life - (5:54) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Thug Life by His Dirty Secrets on Midnight Riot Cue Track
When You Get The Groove - (5:56) 124 BPM
Thug Life by His Dirty Secrets on Midnight Riot Cue Track
Gwen - (7:55) 114 BPM
Thug Life by His Dirty Secrets on Midnight Riot Cue Track
Real Love - (6:18) 123 BPM
Thug Life by His Dirty Secrets on Midnight Riot Cue Track
Movin' - (6:57) 123 BPM
Thug Life by His Dirty Secrets on Midnight Riot Cue Track
Sylvia - (5:57) 94 BPM
from $2.16
Review: Midnight Riot's latest recruit, the wonderfully named His Dirty Secrets, hails from the steamy, sleazy surrounds of Miami. His music is similarly saucy, with this debut EP offering a sextet of tracks that effortlessly blend soul, disco, funk and boogie samples with his own warm, goodtime house sounds. There's naturally much to admire, from the funk-goes-house hustle of "When You Get The Groove" and bouncy, string-laden disco-house stomp of "Real Love" (built around an oh-so familiar classic), to the loved-up, slo-mo chug of "Sylvia", and rich deep house opener "Thug Life". All told, it's a strong collection of tried-and-tested dancefloor grooves.
3
The Roundup Pt 2
HEIST 013
09 Nov 15
Lefty's Bar by Fouk on Heist Recordings Cue Track
Fouk - "Lefty's Bar" (Brame & Hamo remix) - (6:08) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Hotshot by Brame/Hamo on Heist Recordings Cue Track
Brame/Hamo - "Hotshot" (Fouk remix) - (5:09) 119 BPM
You're Out Of Your Element by Nachtbraker on Heist Recordings Cue Track
Nachtbraker - "You're Out Of Your Element" (Detroit Swindle remix) - (7:02) 125 BPM
Alright We'll Be by Detroit Swindle on Heist Recordings Cue Track
Detroit Swindle - "Alright We'll Be" (M ono remix) - (7:17) 124 BPM
Delaware State Route by M Ono on Heist Recordings Cue Track
M Ono - "Delaware State Route" (Nachtbraker remix) - (6:09) 125 BPM
from $2.16
Review: On 2014's The Roundup, Heist Recordings family members remixed leading label releases from the previous 12 months. It was such a success that Detroit Swindle has decided to repeat the exercise, with similarly positive results. Across the five tracks, you'll find a groovy, clavinet-and-Rhodes heavy loop jam (Brame & Hamo's remix of Fouk's "Lefty's Bar"), some boogie-flavoured, soulful deep house haziness (Fouk reworking Brame & Hamo), a dash of broken deep house funk (Detroit Swindle's take on Nachtbraker's "You're Out Of Your Element"), and a wonderful combination of undulating breakbeat-house rhythms and eyes-closed musical touches (Nactbraker re-wiring M Ono's "Delaware State Route"). In other words, it's business as usual from one of deep house's most consistent labels.
4
Midnight Riot Vol 10
MIDRIOTVOL 10
25 Jan 16
Witness by Rayko on Midnight Riot Cue Track
Rayko - "Witness" - (8:08) 115 BPM
24 7 by ReLoved/Seamus Haji on Midnight Riot Cue Track
ReLoved/Seamus Haji - "24 7" - (6:50) 124 BPM
Cosmo Disco by Chewy Rub's on Midnight Riot Cue Track
Chewy Rub's - "Cosmo Disco" - (6:20) 118 BPM
Harmonic Madness by Varvez on Midnight Riot Cue Track
Varvez - "Harmonic Madness" - (6:12) 122 BPM
Organum by JP Source on Midnight Riot Cue Track
JP Source - "Organum" - (7:51) 123 BPM
E Time by Carolain Luf on Midnight Riot Cue Track
Carolain Luf - "E Time" - (6:41) 121 BPM
Many Lovers by Judge Funk on Midnight Riot Cue Track
Judge Funk - "Many Lovers" - (7:28) 120 BPM
Rock Me by Big Danny Kane on Midnight Riot Cue Track
Big Danny Kane - "Rock Me" - (6:19) 121 BPM
Takes Me Out by G Prajekt's on Midnight Riot Cue Track
G Prajekt's - "Takes Me Out" - (7:37) 115 BPM
Grow Up by Ziggy Phunk on Midnight Riot Cue Track
Ziggy Phunk - "Grow Up" - (6:09) 113 BPM
Honey Money by Situation on Midnight Riot Cue Track
Situation - "Honey Money" - (5:26) 126 BPM
Freeze Up by The New Black on Midnight Riot Cue Track
The New Black - "Freeze Up" - (5:57) 108 BPM
About You by Blow Of Luck on Midnight Riot Cue Track
Blow Of Luck - "About You" - (5:56) 120 BPM
Lover's Groove by Shit Hot Soundsystem on Midnight Riot Cue Track
Shit Hot Soundsystem - "Lover's Groove" - (7:30) 113 BPM
Pretty Done Thing by Child's/Moore on Midnight Riot Cue Track
Child's/Moore - "Pretty Done Thing" - (6:14) 118 BPM
Julio by Mordisco on Midnight Riot Cue Track
Mordisco - "Julio" - (7:27) 110 BPM
Clasmic's House by Goldboy on Midnight Riot Cue Track
Goldboy - "Clasmic's House" - (7:19) 116 BPM
Throw A Six by Ryan Cass on Midnight Riot Cue Track
Ryan Cass - "Throw A Six" - (5:42) 120 BPM
Piano Weapon by Massimo on Midnight Riot Cue Track
Massimo - "Piano Weapon" - (6:43) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Rescue My Love by Fabiolous Barker on Midnight Riot Cue Track
Fabiolous Barker - "Rescue My Love" - (5:13) 121 BPM
Need A Phoenix by Jaegerossa on Midnight Riot Cue Track
Jaegerossa - "Need A Phoenix" - (6:49) 122 BPM
Funky Like You Like It by Rollover DJ's on Midnight Riot Cue Track
Rollover DJ's - "Funky Like You Like It" - (5:13) 114 BPM
How It Feels by Skylab on Midnight Riot Cue Track
Skylab - "How It Feels" - (3:51) 110 BPM
Touch U There by Swifft Edit's on Midnight Riot Cue Track
Swifft Edit's - "Touch U There" - (7:41) 110 BPM
Taste's Like by Groove Motion on Midnight Riot Cue Track
Groove Motion - "Taste's Like" - (6:34) 73 BPM
Dreadoliday by Sandrobianchi on Midnight Riot Cue Track
Sandrobianchi - "Dreadoliday" - (7:03) 110 BPM
Deep Inside Gloria by Long Distance on Midnight Riot Cue Track
Long Distance - "Deep Inside Gloria" - (8:11) 100 BPM
from $2.16
Review: It may be detox January for some, but for Yam Who, it's champagne o'clock as he sees his label series reach its tenth volume. There's a mind boggling 27 tracks featured here, a veritable smorgasbord of deliciously disco tuneage. Highlights include the chaotic hiNRG of Seamus Haji's "ReLoved", the tough, but soulful, jacker "Many Lovers" by Judge Funk and the smooth, synth-boogie of "Takes Me Out" by G Prajekts.
5
A Minor Thought
SMALLVILLECD 11
05 Feb 16
A Minor Thought by Moomin on Smallville Germany Cue Track
123 - (5:46) 125 BPM
A Minor Thought by Moomin on Smallville Germany Cue Track
A Minor Thought - (5:59) 123 BPM
A Minor Thought by Moomin on Smallville Germany Cue Track
Loop No 1 - (6:12) 122 BPM
A Minor Thought by Moomin on Smallville Germany Cue Track
Morning Groove - (5:10) 121 BPM
A Minor Thought by Moomin on Smallville Germany Cue Track
Woman To Woman - (5:34) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
A Minor Thought by Moomin on Smallville Germany Cue Track
Alone - (5:30) 122 BPM
A Minor Thought by Moomin on Smallville Germany Cue Track
Stotheh - (6:09) 121 BPM
A Minor Thought by Moomin on Smallville Germany Cue Track
Chemistry - (7:35) 122 BPM
A Minor Thought by Moomin on Smallville Germany Cue Track
Time To Reflect - (5:50) 118 BPM
A Minor Thought by Moomin on Smallville Germany Cue Track
You Neva Know - (5:47) 122 BPM
A Minor Thought by Moomin on Smallville Germany Cue Track
UnshapeD - (5:33) 120 BPM
from $2.16
Review: While Moomin may have been one of Smallville's most consistent artists, he's not released that much for the Hamburg imprint in recent times. A Minor Thought is his second full-length, and first since acclaimed 2011 debut The Story About You. Fans of that album will be pleased to discover A Minor Thought picks up where it's predecessor left off, with the producer laying down a series of opaque deep house jams rich with live instrumentation, jazzy samples, delicious musical touches and interesting ideas. Highlights are plentiful, from the loose-limbed grooves, dreamy pads and snaking clarinet lines of "Morning Groove" and effortlessly whimsical "Alone", to the tech-tinged loveliness of "Chemistry" and jazz-flecked bliss of "You Neva Know".
6
Back In The Days
TOYT 046
08 Feb 16
Back In The Days by COEO on Toy Tonics Cue Track
Back In The Days - (5:40) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Back In The Days by COEO on Toy Tonics Cue Track
Jugendstil - (5:47) 116 BPM
Back In The Days by COEO on Toy Tonics Cue Track
+++ - (5:47) 123 BPM
Back In The Days by COEO on Toy Tonics Cue Track
Humbled (Bonus Track) - (7:32) 120 BPM
from $2.16
Played by: Akio Imai, Jon Delerious
Review: To date, Bavarian duo Coeo has released a number of quietly impressive deep house singles on a variety of labels, including Let's Play House, Seven Music and Dabit. Back In The Days sees them return to the Toy Tonics imprint they last graced back in 2014. There's a classic disco-house-meets-contemporary deep house feel to the groovy and attractive title track, while "Jugendstil" adds hazy jazz influences to the same successful formula. The bizarrely titled "+++" throws African vocal and drum samples into the mix, combining them with bold string riffs and unfussy house beats to excellent effect. Finally, bonus track "Humbled" sees the duo return to their filter-sporting best, with the results sounding like a fusion of Soundstream and Tom Trago.
7
Four To The Floor 06
DIYFTTF 06
05 Feb 16
Growler by Pig&Dan on Diynamic Music Cue Track
Pig&Dan - "Growler" - (7:18) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Trees Of Eden by Guy Mantzur on Diynamic Music Cue Track
Guy Mantzur - "Trees Of Eden" - (9:16) 123 BPM
Odd Concept by ANNA on Diynamic Music Cue Track
ANNA - "Odd Concept" - (7:18) 123 BPM
Cobalt by Jonas Rathsman on Diynamic Music Cue Track
Jonas Rathsman - "Cobalt" - (6:56) 126 BPM
from $2.16
Played by: Akio Imai, Mark Knight
Review: Hamburg's Diynamic are back with some pretty fierce tracks on Four To The Floor 06, quite a departure from the label's usual deep house sound. Pig&Dan's "Growler" is a storming peak time techno weapon with a furious beat, slamming synth stabs and a big drop: all you need really. Israeli progressive house hero Guy Mantzur appears too with "Trees Of Eden" which goes more for the Life & Death style moody and melodic journey track style. Brazil's ANNA serves up a driving, tunnelling and restrained groove on cruise control with "Odd Concept" while Jonas Rathsman serves up one of the most epic arpeggiations of the year on his monster "Cobalt".
8
The Night Shift
ED 60
27 Jan 16
Peaches by Jus Tadi on Editorial Cue Track
Jus Tadi - "Peaches" - (7:38) 107 BPM
Do Your Thing by Matt Hughes on Editorial Cue Track
Matt Hughes - "Do Your Thing" - (5:32) 111 BPM
Come On by P SOL on Editorial Cue Track
P SOL - "Come On" - (5:31) 103 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Burning by Serge Gamesbourg on Editorial Cue Track
Serge Gamesbourg - "Burning" - (6:47) 107 BPM
Myrtle by Long Island Sound on Editorial Cue Track
Long Island Sound - "Myrtle" - (5:49) 116 BPM
Be Free by The Owl on Editorial Cue Track
The Owl - "Be Free" - (6:20) 112 BPM
from $1.92
Review: Editorial are back with another mini compilation: hallelujah! It's more on the deeper tip than the disco one this time around, but it's all the same quality you expect from this camp as always! Jus Tadi's dreamy and lush deep house vibes come courtesy of "Peaches", Matt Hughes serves up some deep down and dirty funk on "Do Your Thing", plus there's some chilled-out balearic business covered also by P SOL on "Come On". A Salsoul sounding re-edit by Serge Gamesbourg (!) on "Burning" is a worthy addition and some sexy deep house to close out proceedings courtesy of Long Island Sound and The Owl respectively. All killer no filler!
9
Take U 2 My House
DOGD 51
05 Feb 16
Take U 2 My House by Thatmanmonkz/Khalil Anthony on Delusions Of Grandeur Cue Track
Thatmanmonkz/Khalil Anthony - "Take U 2 My House" (Jimpster remix) - (7:07) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Take U 2 My House by thatmanmonkz on Delusions Of Grandeur Cue Track
Jus Anutha Wunna Deez (Ge-ology remix) - (7:00) 116 BPM
Take U 2 My House by Thatmanmonkz/Khalil Anthony on Delusions Of Grandeur Cue Track
Thatmanmonkz/Khalil Anthony - "Take U 2 My House" - (6:37) 123 BPM
Take U 2 My House by thatmanmonkz on Delusions Of Grandeur Cue Track
Jus Anutha Wunna Deez - (5:19) 120 BPM
from $2.16
Review: Delusions Of Grandeur, easily one of the most consistent deep house labels to come out of the post-minimal era, returns with that guy we all love, Thatmanmonkz. Himself and Chicago's Khalil Anthony are remixed by the equally consistent Jimpster, who delivers the goods by laying down some utter tech house quality on "Take U 2 My House", while Detroit's Ge-ology takes on "Jus Anutha Wunna Deez", and comes out the other end with a murky, beat-heavy house monster that bumps so perfectly along. The originals are sexier, chunkier in the mix, and backed by some killer vocals, particularly "Take U 2 My House" - what a beaut! Recommended and tipped!
10
Square Lane EP
DIRT 094
25 Jan 16
Square Lane EP by Harry Wolfman/Loz Goddard on Dirt Crew Germany Cue Track
Uncle Buck - (7:35) 117 BPM
Square Lane EP by Harry Wolfman/Loz Goddard on Dirt Crew Germany Cue Track
Problem Child - (6:38) 118 BPM
Square Lane EP by Harry Wolfman/Loz Goddard on Dirt Crew Germany Cue Track
Uncle Buck (Brame & Hamo remix) - (5:58) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Square Lane EP by Harry Wolfman/Loz Goddard on Dirt Crew Germany Cue Track
Neck Of The Woods - (6:10) 120 BPM
Square Lane EP by Harry Wolfman/Loz Goddard on Dirt Crew Germany Cue Track
Sundays - (5:11) 119 BPM
from $2.16
Review: Dirt Crew's latest trip into hazy, soft focus deep house territory is an all-UK collaboration between London-based House of Disco regular Harry Wolfman and Manchester's Loz Goddard. They begin with the watery chords, off-kilter samples and eyes-closed grooves of "Uncle Buck", before reaching for the cascading synth solos on the classic New Jersey deep house bump of "Problem Child". You'll find a little more nu-disco influence on the bolder, more heavily electronic bump of "Neck Of The Woods", while the slap-bass boasting "Sundays" is a breezy, sun-flecked treat. If this isn't enough to get the juices flowing, check Brame & Hamo's remix of "Uncle Buck", which brilliantly re-casts the original as a loose chunk of jazz-funk inspired, organic house goodness.
11
Rising Sun, Falling Coconut EP
HEIST 014
25 Jan 16
Rising Sun, Falling Coconut EP by Frits Wentink on Heist Recordings Cue Track
Child Of The Universe - (7:19) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Rising Sun, Falling Coconut EP by Frits Wentink on Heist Recordings Cue Track
Worldwide Deluxe Edition - (6:56) 120 BPM
Rising Sun, Falling Coconut EP by Frits Wentink on Heist Recordings Cue Track
Rising Sun, Falling Coconut - (6:59) 124 BPM
Rising Sun, Falling Coconut EP by Frits Wentink on Heist Recordings Cue Track
Yeah But Maybe Never - (6:32) 123 BPM
from $2.16
Review: Part of the appeal of Frits Wentink's productions has always been their inherent wonkiness. While his take on deep house has always drawn on classic US house influences, these are often combined with curious synth melodies, off-kilter jazz samples or subtle nods towards UK garage. All of these inspirations can be heard on the Dutch producer's latest outing for Heist Recordings. There's much to admire on the toy-box melodies and bumping beats of "Child Of The Universe", the fluid, late night deepness of "Worldwide Deluxe Edition", and the drunken jazz-house shuffle of closer "Yeah But Maybe Never". Best of all, though, is "Rising Sun, Falling Coconut", a delicious fusion of slipped US garage grooves, heady late night vocal samples and wild, P-funk-on-acid synth lines.
12
Big Discs EP
PETS 062
22 Jan 16
Big Discs EP by Eats Everything on Pets Recordings Germany Cue Track
Big Discs - (7:50) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Big Discs EP by Eats Everything on Pets Recordings Germany Cue Track
Way Past Bedtime - (6:28) 127 BPM
from $2.16
Review: Southern Fried, Futureboogie, and Dirtybird make for a rather stellar production CV, and that's just how Eats Everything rolls - tune after tune, killer after killer. He's back on Pets Recordings this time around, and the debauchery starts off with the string-led, oddball disco-house of "Big Discs", followed promptly and proudly by the more subtle, more teched-out drive of "Way Past Bedtime". A couple of effective house mutants for ya!
13
Juicy Cuts Vol 1
MMD 016
08 Feb 16
Juicy Cuts Vol 1 by Mike Woods on Masterworks Music Cue Track
Hot Your Hot - (6:00) 122 BPM
Juicy Cuts Vol 1 by Mike Woods on Masterworks Music Cue Track
It Seems To Hang On - (5:55) 120 BPM
Juicy Cuts Vol 1 by Mike Woods on Masterworks Music Cue Track
She's A Groovy Freak - (6:23) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Juicy Cuts Vol 1 by Mike Woods on Masterworks Music Cue Track
That Dexter Thing - (5:51) 102 BPM
Juicy Cuts Vol 1 by Mike Woods on Masterworks Music Cue Track
Right In The Socket - (6:17) 123 BPM
from $2.16
Review: Here we have a juicy debut from re-edit man Mike Woods. Boasting five tracks, we quickly can see that he is all about squeezing the grooves out of classic disco, teasing each samples until it pops. "Hot Your Hot" kicks things off with six-minutes of extended funky riffage that occasionally gives way to some vocal joy. Elsewhere "It Seems To Hang On" is more vocal-orientated with a vintage Curtis Mayfield-style singer lost in painful rapture, "She's A Groovy Freak" is taught boogie fun, "That Dexter Thing" is a hypnotic, low-slung groove loop and "Right In The Socket" is an accelerated keyboard disco jam.
14
High Point On Low Ground
DKMNTL 030
01 Feb 16
High Point On Low Ground by Palms Trax on Dekmantel Holland Cue Track
High Point On Low Ground - (5:29) 124 BPM
High Point On Low Ground by Palms Trax on Dekmantel Holland Cue Track
Cloud City - (6:01) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
High Point On Low Ground by Palms Trax on Dekmantel Holland Cue Track
Paws - (5:03) 124 BPM
from $2.16
Played by: George Fitzgerald
Review: Having initially impressed with two fine singles on Lobster Theremin, Jay "Palms Trax" Donaldson joined the growing Dekmantel with 2015's In Gold. Here, he delivers his second EP for the acclaimed Amsterdam imprint. Opener "High Point On Low Ground" is a cheery, life-affirming delight, with layers of glistening, analogue-sounding synthesizer lines riding a rubbery electronic bassline and breezy deep house beats. You'll find nods to Giorgio Moroder, grandiose Italian piano house and spine-tingling Balearica on the notably large "Cloud City", while "Pause" is a punchy electro-meets-acid track with a sunny, melodic twist. He rarely fails, and this is another ear catching three-tracker.
15
Coeur D'artichaut
D.KO 01
15 Jan 16
Biblife by Flabaire on D.KO Cue Track
Flabaire - "Biblife" - (6:43) 120 BPM
I Never by Paso on D.KO Cue Track
Paso - "I Never" - (7:11) 120 BPM
Quartier Sex by Mad Rey on D.KO Cue Track
Mad Rey - "Quartier Sex" - (7:40) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
I Never by Paso on D.KO Cue Track
Paso - "I Never" (Petr Serkin remix) - (5:41) 115 BPM
from $2.16
Review: Sexy Parisian deep house: what more can we say? D.KO are the right crew for the job, as we'll explain. Local lad Flabaire has appeared previously on Serie Limitee and Organic Music. "Biblife" is sombre and soulful deep house reminiscent of the emotive style of legends like Pepe Braddock or Schmoove. Paso Music head honcho: Paso, also appears here with the deep and sultry groove of "I Never" which is perfect for the early evening or afterhours alike. Petr Serkin gives the track a pretty decent remix treatment too, retaining the deep funky groove but with some help from some dreamy pads and cowbells which work a treat. Ma Rey's "Quartier Sex" is definitely the fiercest offering on here; tough and thumping peak time house reminiscent of Phil Weeks.
16
Growl
FRD 209
29 Jan 16
Growl by Chrissy on Freerange Cue Track
Growl (feat Shaun J Wright) - (6:12) 120 BPM
Growl by Chrissy on Freerange Cue Track
Presidential Astrologer - (5:57) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Growl by Chrissy on Freerange Cue Track
Presidential Astrologer (Savile remix) - (6:33) 120 BPM
Growl by Chrissy on Freerange Cue Track
Loudness Wars - (6:03) 125 BPM
Growl by Chrissy on Freerange Cue Track
Growl (feat Shaun J Wright) - (6:39) 120 BPM
from $2.16
Review: You have to admire the work ethic of Smart Bar resident Chrissy, whose reputation as a house and disco DJ/producer has recently grown following years championing Juke under the Chrissy Murderbot guise. Here he pops up on Freerange with an EP of perfectly pitched deep house grooves. "Growl", featuring the unfussy vocals of Shaun J Wright, offers a great balance between quiet soulfulness and frayed, analogue-inspired deep house sleaze. The producer's love of wobbly, analogue sounding riffs and classic drum sounds comes to the fore on "Presidential Astrologer" (which is also smartly remixed by Savile), while "Loudness Wars" is a Classic Music-style stomper that's guaranteed to get 'em sweating out on the dancefloor.
17
Up All Night
NP-101D
02 Jun 15
Up All Night by Eli Escobar on Night People NYC Cue Track
The Formula - (7:34) 124 BPM
Up All Night by Eli Escobar on Night People NYC Cue Track
Visions - (2:35) 116 BPM
Up All Night by Eli Escobar on Night People NYC Cue Track
NY So Hi - (6:04) 122 BPM
Up All Night by Eli Escobar on Night People NYC Cue Track
Seein You - (5:34) 114 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Up All Night by Eli Escobar on Night People NYC Cue Track
Love Away - (6:39) 122 BPM
Up All Night by Eli Escobar on Night People NYC Cue Track
Thank You Les - (6:50) 125 BPM
Up All Night by Eli Escobar on Night People NYC Cue Track
Sweet Love - (4:20) 119 BPM
Up All Night by Eli Escobar on Night People NYC Cue Track
Up All Night - (6:22) 120 BPM
Up All Night by Eli Escobar on Night People NYC Cue Track
Get Over - (1:45) 105 BPM
Up All Night by Eli Escobar on Night People NYC Cue Track
Makes Me Feel - (5:47) 124 BPM
Up All Night by Eli Escobar on Night People NYC Cue Track
Tension - (6:29) 124 BPM
from $2.16
Review: As Eli Escobar let's it be known in "The Formula" that he's 'got something for you' as the sweet chorale chimes. There's a subtle Osunlade vibe to this album, the American's first, and Rhodes be flaying on "Visions" as they vamp to a climax like a Bootsy Collins solo. It's all stripped back business of "NY So Hi" - get down to this! And for some quality, sustained loops check out "Thank You Les". "Up All Night" is a dubbed-out, cool-as, disco-tinged burner and there's a whole load to discover here in a debut album rich with the type of soul you can only get from the streets of the big apple.
18
Mink & Shoes
PMEP 002
18 Sep 15
Mink & Shoes by Psychemagik feat Navid Izadi on Psychemagik Cue Track
Mink & Shoes (feat Navid Izadi - original mix) - (7:16) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Mink & Shoes by Psychemagik feat Navid Izadi on Psychemagik Cue Track
Mink & Shoes (dub mix) - (7:24) 116 BPM
Mink & Shoes by Psychemagik feat Navid Izadi on Psychemagik Cue Track
Mink & Shoes (feat Navid Izadi - Lokier remix) - (7:11) 119 BPM
Mink & Shoes by Psychemagik feat Navid Izadi on Psychemagik Cue Track
Mink & Shoes (feat Navid Izadi - radio edit) - (3:46) 116 BPM
from $2.16
Review: Having spent the last couple of years focusing on re-edits and crate digging compilations, Psychemagik return to the realm of original production. Featuring the woozy vocals of Navid Izadi, "Mink & Shoes" sounds like the kind of wonky, heavily electronic house roller that you'd expect to find on Crosstown Rebels or Hot Creations, albeit with a little Freaks style bumpin' eccentricity mixed in. It's accompanied by a decidedly trippy, undulating late night dub from Psychemagik themselves, while Mexican producer Yoan Lokier gets busy on the flip. Her version is feels more trippy, with intoxicated, new wave influenced synths taking pride of place amongst a glam-style triple-beat drum pattern. It brings out the wonkiness of Izadi's vocal, which is certainly no bad thing.
19
Secrets & Lies
PLAYRJC 039
15 Jan 16
Secrets & Lies by Fort Romeau on Live At Robert Johnson Germany Cue Track
Facing The Sea - (6:34) 125 BPM
Secrets & Lies by Fort Romeau on Live At Robert Johnson Germany Cue Track
Seventyfour - (5:24) 100 BPM
Secrets & Lies by Fort Romeau on Live At Robert Johnson Germany Cue Track
Secrets & Lies - (9:37) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
from $2.16
Review: It can be hard to predict what Fort Romeau will do next. While he's always excelled at making evocative, melancholic blends of vintage deep house, instrumental synth-pop and glistening electronica, he's prone to frequent stylistic shifts, as his eccentric 2015 outings on Cin Cin and Running Back neatly demonstrated. For this EP on Live At Robert Johnson, he's back to his deep and emotion-rich best, laying down a trio of tracks that emphasise mood, melody and simple beauty over the demands of the dancefloor. "Facing The Sea" is the most obvious club-friendly of the three - think chugging, hissing rhythms, winding melodies and Behaviour-era Pet Shop Boys chords - though it's the intensely beautiful "Seventyfour" that really stands out.
22
This Is Toolroom 2016 (unmixed tracks)
TOOL 442/01Z
25 Dec 15
Get Em Funk by Weiss on Toolroom Cue Track
Weiss - "Get Em Funk" - (6:05) 122 BPM
New Generation by Jonas Rathsman on Toolroom Cue Track
Jonas Rathsman - "New Generation" - (6:54) 125 BPM
Wolliner by Erik Hagleton on Toolroom Cue Track
Erik Hagleton - "Wolliner" - (5:28) 123 BPM
Something About You by Basement Jaxx on Toolroom Cue Track
Basement Jaxx - "Something About You" (Adrian Hour remix) - (5:15) 124 BPM
StillLOVE by Huxley on Toolroom Cue Track
Huxley - "StillLOVE" - (7:15) 128 BPM
Moroccan Chant Number 2 by Carl Cox & Eric Powell on Toolroom Cue Track
Carl Cox & Eric Powell - "Moroccan Chant Number 2" (Roel Salemink & Drumcomplex remix) - (7:18) 126 BPM
LondON by Jay Lumen on Toolroom Cue Track
Jay Lumen - "LondON" - (7:52) 125 BPM
Into My Life by Mark Knight & Prok & Fitch on Toolroom Cue Track
Mark Knight & Prok & Fitch - "Into My Life" - (7:22) 124 BPM
Barrage by Mihalis Safras on Toolroom Cue Track
Mihalis Safras - "Barrage" (Secondcity remix) - (6:48) 124 BPM
Into The Storm by Kydus on Toolroom Cue Track
Kydus - "Into The Storm" - (7:12) 125 BPM
Get It Right by Catz N' Dogz on Toolroom Cue Track
Catz N' Dogz - "Get It Right" (feat Tanika - Claude VonStroke remix) - (5:54) 122 BPM
Get Sick by CamelPhat on Toolroom Cue Track
CamelPhat - "Get Sick" - (6:31) 123 BPM
Separation by PAWSA on Toolroom Cue Track
PAWSA - "Separation" - (6:59) 124 BPM
Back To Basico by Chus & Ceballos on Toolroom Cue Track
Chus & Ceballos - "Back To Basico" - (4:25) 123 BPM
Badboy by Kuo Climax on Toolroom Cue Track
Kuo Climax - "Badboy" (Okain remix) - (6:20) 124 BPM
Strobe by ANOTR on Toolroom Cue Track
ANOTR - "Strobe" - (7:32) 124 BPM
Keep On by Leftwing & Kody on Toolroom Cue Track
Leftwing & Kody - "Keep On" - (6:37) 124 BPM
Who's That by Latmun on Toolroom Cue Track
Latmun - "Who's That" - (6:47) 123 BPM
Snapshot by Sleeperhold on Toolroom Cue Track
Sleeperhold - "Snapshot" - (6:43) 125 BPM
The Wolf Of Old Street by Rich Wakley on Toolroom Cue Track
Rich Wakley - "The Wolf Of Old Street" - (6:30) 123 BPM
Melody by Mendo on Toolroom Cue Track
Mendo - "Melody" (Russ Yallop remix) - (7:01) 124 BPM
Another Day by Christian Nielsen on Toolroom Cue Track
Christian Nielsen - "Another Day" - (6:05) 122 BPM
Bill by Ninetoes on Toolroom Cue Track
Ninetoes - "Bill" - (7:44) 126 BPM
Mitten by Dense & Pika on Toolroom Cue Track
Dense & Pika - "Mitten" - (5:51) 125 BPM
Get It Easy by Ramiro Lopez on Toolroom Cue Track
Ramiro Lopez - "Get It Easy" - (6:24) 125 BPM
Half Penny by Kalyde on Toolroom Cue Track
Kalyde - "Half Penny" - (6:53) 125 BPM
Get Back by T.Bunts on Toolroom Cue Track
T.Bunts - "Get Back" - (6:51) 122 BPM
I Dream Deep by Definition/Def:Play & Roland Clark on Toolroom Cue Track
Definition/Def:Play & Roland Clark - "I Dream Deep" (Olivier Giacomotto remix) - (7:16) 121 BPM
Whitness by Miguel Bastida on Toolroom Cue Track
Miguel Bastida - "Whitness" - (6:43) 124 BPM
Hardcore Bump by The Organ Grinder on Toolroom Cue Track
The Organ Grinder - "Hardcore Bump" - (7:37) 123 BPM
Urge by Man With No Shadow on Toolroom Cue Track
Man With No Shadow - "Urge" - (7:20) 125 BPM
Hospital House by Physical Therapy on Toolroom Cue Track
Physical Therapy - "Hospital House" - (5:21) 124 BPM
Assault Weapon by Alexis Raphael on Toolroom Cue Track
Alexis Raphael - "Assault Weapon" (Jacky remix) - (8:20) 124 BPM
This Feeling by Puente & Rosch on Toolroom Cue Track
Puente & Rosch - "This Feeling" (Johnny Mikes remix) - (6:42) 122 BPM
Chamber by Comuno on Toolroom Cue Track
Comuno - "Chamber" - (6:45) 122 BPM
I Feel Like Jammin' by Hauswerks on Toolroom Cue Track
Hauswerks - "I Feel Like Jammin'" - (6:19) 122 BPM
One Time by Jamie K & Thee Cool Cats on Toolroom Cue Track
Jamie K & Thee Cool Cats - "One Time" - (6:08) 122 BPM
Rusty Hearts by Ben Remember on Toolroom Cue Track
Ben Remember - "Rusty Hearts" - (6:41) 122 BPM
Wildside by Tim Cullen on Toolroom Cue Track
Tim Cullen - "Wildside" - (6:47) 123 BPM
Been A Long Time by The Fog Vs Chus & Ceballos on Toolroom Cue Track
The Fog Vs Chus & Ceballos - "Been A Long Time" (Mark Knight remix) - (8:04) 124 BPM
Joan Rivers by Maze & Masters on Toolroom Cue Track
Maze & Masters - "Joan Rivers" (Dayne Harper remix) - (6:17) 124 BPM
Afro Call by Dario D'Attis & Yvan Genkins on Toolroom Cue Track
Dario D'Attis & Yvan Genkins - "Afro Call" - (6:58) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Step Outside by Metodi Hristov on Toolroom Cue Track
Metodi Hristov - "Step Outside" (Olivier Giacomotto remix) - (7:07) 122 BPM
I Can't Feel by EdOne & Bodden on Toolroom Cue Track
EdOne & Bodden - "I Can't Feel" (Illyus & Barrientos remix) - (6:23) 123 BPM
A Ship Called Misterio by Coyu on Toolroom Cue Track
Coyu - "A Ship Called Misterio" - (8:18) 128 BPM
Perfect Execution by Loco & Jam on Toolroom Cue Track
Loco & Jam - "Perfect Execution" - (8:14) 125 BPM
Prelude by Skober on Toolroom Cue Track
Skober - "Prelude" (D-Unity remix) - (6:29) 124 BPM
I Feel It by DJ Fronter on Toolroom Cue Track
DJ Fronter - "I Feel It" (Alex Poxada remix) - (7:04) 124 BPM
This Is Toolroom 2016 (unmixed tracks) by Various on Toolroom Cue Track
This Is Toolroom 2016 (continuous DJ mix 1) - (1:19:28) 123 BPM
This Is Toolroom 2016 (unmixed tracks) by Various on Toolroom Cue Track
This Is Toolroom 2016 (continuous DJ mix 2) - (1:19:12) 125 BPM
from $2.16
23
Sand EP
S4AW 006
18 Jan 16
Sand EP by Kolja Gerstenberg on Smile For A While Cue Track
Sand (original mix) - (7:48) 122 BPM
Sand EP by Kolja Gerstenberg on Smile For A While Cue Track
Sand (Move D remix) - (7:47) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Sand EP by Kolja Gerstenberg on Smile For A While Cue Track
Mmmh Jaaazz (original mix) - (6:08) 108 BPM
Sand EP by Kolja Gerstenberg on Smile For A While Cue Track
Driftin' (original mix) - (6:02) 120 BPM
from $2.16
Review: We have now reached the point in dance music where the parents of today's stars were in 1990s electronic acts. The father of Sunset, aka 22-year old Olja Gerstenberg, was in classic live act, Afrotrance. However Olija has gone more for a leftfield house sound, with "Sand" mixing moody electro-house with gospel vocals, the slow "Mmm Jazz" is all loopy early 90s New York vibes with warped Stevie Wonder vocals, whilst "Drfitin'" recalls the days of classic speed garage. House legend Move D also delivers a tidy stripped down rework of the title track.
24
Tayo EP
8BIT 100
28 Dec 15
Tayo EP by Gorge on 8 Bit Germany Cue Track
Tayo - (6:57) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Tayo EP by Gorge on 8 Bit Germany Cue Track
Lisha - (7:01) 123 BPM
from $2.16
Review: Mannheim hero and Nick Curly's right hand man Gorge is back. The Tayo EP shows a real departure from his trademark percussive tribal tech house grooves in favour of some adrenalised progressive house journeys with high production values as always. "Tayo" is the kind of energised early morning experience that would make Guy J stand up and notice: rolling bassline, razor sharp synth pulsations and some serious pump in the groove. "Lisha" is more dreamy and atmospheric, with its swelling pads and muted key tones, but still packs some punch in the rhythm department. It's the kind of track you could imagine Lee Burridge playing at peak time!
25
G's Flashback 10
PGFLASHBACK
01 Feb 16
G's Flashback 10 by Mr G on Phoenix G Cue Track
Pepsi! - (6:27) 128 BPM
G's Flashback 10 by Mr G on Phoenix G Cue Track
Zam Zam - (6:47) 127 BPM
G's Flashback 10 by Mr G on Phoenix G Cue Track
I'm Dirty!!! - (7:46) 125 BPM
G's Flashback 10 by Mr G on Phoenix G Cue Track
Did You Know... - (8:18) 128 BPM
G's Flashback 10 by Mr G on Phoenix G Cue Track
Jet Black - (7:33) 126 BPM
G's Flashback 10 by Mr G on Phoenix G Cue Track
Going Home - (10:23) 129 BPM
G's Flashback 10 by Mr G on Phoenix G Cue Track
2000 & When - (9:53) 126 BPM
G's Flashback 10 by Mr G on Phoenix G Cue Track
Contrast - (7:32) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
G's Flashback 10 by Mr G on Phoenix G Cue Track
Womb - (8:13) 123 BPM
G's Flashback 10 by Mr G on Phoenix G Cue Track
Do This? - (7:08) 126 BPM
from $2.16
Review: Colin McBean originally rose to prominence as the B-boy member of The Advent, but as this compilation shows, his Mr G project is his most valuable work. The premise behind it is simple but deadly effective; create a rolling groove, bolster it with tough kicks and nagging percussion and throw in some vocal samples to give it an edge. On "Pepsi" and "Did You Know", he impresses with just these elements, with the latter's wailing soul vocal impressing most. On other occasions, he throws a squealing sax and churning chords ( "Jet Black") or acrid acid ("Zam Zam") into the mix, but the result is nearly always the same - peerless DJ tools with a killer punch.
26
Scoring Clubs Pt 2 EP
RBTW 3
12 Feb 16
Scoring Clubs Pt 2 EP by Tiger & Woods on T&W Cue Track
Boca - (10:00) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Scoring Clubs Pt 2 EP by Tiger & Woods on T&W Cue Track
No More Talking - (7:02) 120 BPM
from $2.16
Review: Everyone's favourite golfer-baiting cut-up merchants are back, once again plying their trade on the T&W Records label Gerd Jansen set up for them as an offshoot of his mighty Running Back stable. Although their method and style rarely changes - and it certainly doesn't here - the Italian duo also rarely fail to deliver. "Boca" is another killer, with cheery, boogie-era disco loops and vocal cuts being tweaked to perfection over the course of nine mesmerizing, party-starting minutes. Flipside "No More Talking" is arguably even better, with the pair making great use of an extended breakdown and build up. By the time the track drops again - via big vocal loops and piano-laden disco hooks - you'll have stopped wondering about the identity of the source material and be dancing like mad.
27
Art Of War EP
REKIDS 085
05 Feb 16
Art Of War EP by Peggy Gou on Rekids Cue Track
Troop - (5:53) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Art Of War EP by Peggy Gou on Rekids Cue Track
In Sum - (6:36) 122 BPM
Art Of War EP by Peggy Gou on Rekids Cue Track
Troop (Galcher Lustwerk remix) - (7:25) 124 BPM
from $2.16
Played by: Felipe Le Conteè
Review: Rekids' first 12" of 2016 comes from a previously untapped talent, Berlin-based producer Peggy Gou. The South Korea-born DJ/producer's sound has been influenced, in part at least, by that of her mentors and piano tutors Nu Guinea (a duo whose releases for Early Sounds have been superb). Certainly, you can hear their tropical take on deep house in opener "Troop", whose Afro-influenced beats combine brilliantly with Gou's humid melodies and beautiful chords. She flips the script slightly on "In Sum", where spacey, Detroit-influenced electronics envelop a snappy deep house rhythm. A fine debut EP is brought to a close by Galcher Lustwerk's remix of "Troop", which takes the track further towards Detroit techno territory via deep space electronics and cymbal-heavy beats.
28
Say It
LPH 041
05 Feb 16
Say It by Klaves on Let's Play House US Cue Track
Say It - (4:14) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Say It by Klaves on Let's Play House US Cue Track
Say It (Baba Stiltz remix) - (5:36) 122 BPM
Say It by Klaves on Let's Play House US Cue Track
Awake - (4:50) 121 BPM
from $2.16
Played by: Felipe Le Conteè
Review: The first Let's Play House single of 2016 comes from 20-something producer Klaves, a Polish starlet whose previous releases have doffed a cap to classic UK garage, '90s US house, and contemporary bass music. "Say It", the title track from this EP, boasts all the ingredients of classic US garage, including rolling organ riffs, skipping beats, soulful vocal samples and occasional jazzy flourishes. Studio Barnhus regular Baba Stiltz emphasizes Klaves' jazzier stylings on his dusty, warm deep house revision, which makes great use of vintage vinyl crackle and some new piano motifs. Finally, Klaves delivers one more chunk of well-lit USG revivalism, offering up the looser and more organic sounding "Awake".
29
House & Bass Vol 9
IM 09
01 Feb 16
Indoor Time by Acizzy on Immoral Music Cue Track
Acizzy - "Indoor Time" - (5:29) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Voce Sabe by Acizzy on Immoral Music Cue Track
Acizzy - "Voce Sabe" - (4:27) 124 BPM
Shake That Ass by Dark Truth on Immoral Music Cue Track
Dark Truth - "Shake That Ass" - (6:25) 122 BPM
Get Together by David Ricardo on Immoral Music Cue Track
David Ricardo - "Get Together" (feat Dave Royal) - (4:14) 125 BPM
The Heist by DJ Jayms on Immoral Music Cue Track
DJ Jayms - "The Heist" - (4:23) 124 BPM
Three Sided by FDFR on Immoral Music Cue Track
FDFR - "Three Sided" - (5:24) 120 BPM
Under Belly by FDFR on Immoral Music Cue Track
FDFR - "Under Belly" - (4:13) 123 BPM
Shake Dat by Jay Bhana on Immoral Music Cue Track
Jay Bhana - "Shake Dat" - (4:38) 124 BPM
Got Too by Kill3r K on Immoral Music Cue Track
Kill3r K - "Got Too" - (4:38) 125 BPM
Ninjutsu by Kill3r K on Immoral Music Cue Track
Kill3r K - "Ninjutsu" - (5:20) 125 BPM
Control Room by Rik Hoster on Immoral Music Cue Track
Rik Hoster - "Control Room" - (3:33) 128 BPM
Creep by Scott Restell on Immoral Music Cue Track
Scott Restell - "Creep" - (6:14) 126 BPM
Master Blaster by Scott Restell on Immoral Music Cue Track
Scott Restell - "Master Blaster" - (5:48) 128 BPM
Catch Me I'm Falling by Shaun Jnr on Immoral Music Cue Track
Shaun Jnr - "Catch Me I'm Falling" - (5:21) 128 BPM
Don't You Want My Love by Shaun Jnr on Immoral Music Cue Track
Shaun Jnr - "Don't You Want My Love" - (5:05) 128 BPM
I've Been Expecting You by Toni Morreti on Immoral Music Cue Track
Toni Morreti - "I've Been Expecting You" - (4:40) 128 BPM
from $2.16
Review: They say that the devil has all the best music, but some would say that Immoral have him well and truly beat. Here they present 16 of them, with highlights of these fresh cuts including the ominous synthwork on "Shake That Ass" by Dark Truth, the buzzy low end thrust of "The Heist" by DJ Jayne and the tropical laser-fest "Three Sided" by LDFR. Lucifer who again?
30
The Pink Flamingo EP
SM 002
01 Feb 16
The Pink Flamingo EP by Chris Massey on Sprechen Cue Track
You Are Devine (feat Emperor Machine) - (6:55) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
The Pink Flamingo EP by Chris Massey on Sprechen Cue Track
Floor To The Four - (8:03) 122 BPM
The Pink Flamingo EP by Chris Massey on Sprechen Cue Track
Floor To The Four (ROTCIV remix) - (5:22) 122 BPM
from $2.16
Played by: Chris Massey
Review: Manchester hero Chris Massey is back with the Pink Flamingo EP. He serves up some high octane disco on "You Are Devine" featuring none other than The Emperor Machine aka Andy Meecham of Chicken Lips fame. "Floor To the Four" is pretty jacking electro house for the peak time hour. Berlin's ROTCIV steps us to deliver an even more acidified take on things also with his killer remix.
31
OFUNSOUNDMIND016
OFUNSOUNDMIND 016
15 Jan 16
OFUNSOUNDMIND016 by Solardo on Of Unsound Mind Cue Track
Acid Rocks - (6:49) 122 BPM
OFUNSOUNDMIND016 by Solardo on Of Unsound Mind Cue Track
Dance The Disco - (7:15) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
OFUNSOUNDMIND016 by Solardo on Of Unsound Mind Cue Track
Control Time - (6:51) 122 BPM
from $2.16
32
Hot Medusa
LT 065
08 Jan 16
Hot Medusa by Munk on Local Talk Cue Track
Hot Medusa (Kai Alce remix) - (5:49) 123 BPM
Hot Medusa by Munk on Local Talk Cue Track
Hot Medusa - (6:04) 95 BPM
Hot Medusa by Munk on Local Talk Cue Track
Purple Dust - (6:54) 113 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Hot Medusa by Munk on Local Talk Cue Track
Hot Medusa (Kai Alce dub) - (6:14) 123 BPM
from $2.16
Review: Given that he released his first record under the Munk moniker way back in 2000, it would be fair to describe Mathias Modika as a "veteran". The Gomma founder has released a wide variety of music under the alias over the years, much of it with a jazzy bent. He's at it again here, with title track "Hot Medusa" offering a 95 BPM stroll through hazy, guitar solo-laden downtempo pastures. Even better is "Purple Haze", which combines bumpin' deep house, woozy chords and notable Todd Edwards influences on a particularly tasty, mid-tempo shuffler. Best of all, though, are Kai Alice's two deep, jazz-house remixes of "Hot Medusa", which blend bossa influences with all manner of tasty musical flourishes.
33
WOLFEP032
WOLFEP 032
01 Feb 16
WOLFEP032 by KRL on Wolf Music Recordings Cue Track
Kinda Man (Intro) - (1:45) 103 BPM
WOLFEP032 by KRL on Wolf Music Recordings Cue Track
Manchester Beat - (5:48) 122 BPM
WOLFEP032 by KRL on Wolf Music Recordings Cue Track
You Brought Me - (5:59) 121 BPM
WOLFEP032 by KRL on Wolf Music Recordings Cue Track
Crushin' (Skit) - (0:26) 115 BPM
WOLFEP032 by KRL on Wolf Music Recordings Cue Track
Tell Me Why - (6:29) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
WOLFEP032 by KRL on Wolf Music Recordings Cue Track
So Far (feat Janine Small) - (6:05) 118 BPM
WOLFEP032 by KRL on Wolf Music Recordings Cue Track
261 (Outro) - (1:53) 95 BPM
from $2.16
Played by: Akio Imai
Review: KRL's latest release - his first since 2013, coincidentally - is not so much an EP as a mini-album. Featuring a trio of hazy, quick fix interludes and a quartet of dancefloor-friendly house jams, WOLFEP032 sees the Wolf Music regular in fine form. "Manchester Beat" is a loose, oven-fresh groover built around looped, warehouse-friendly riffs, Lone style electronics and cut-up hip-hop vocal samples, while "You Roll Me" continues the late night, old skool vibe by way of gospel vocal snatches, bold chords and Balearic synthesizer flourishes. KRL joins forces with vocalist Janine Small on the tactile, groovy and luscious "So Far", but it's the retro-futurist pianos and classic US garage bump of "Tell Me Why" that really steals the show.
34
Atlas
HVN 032
05 Feb 16
Atlas by Cleveland on Hivern Discs Cue Track
Shine - (8:04) 115 BPM
Atlas by Cleveland on Hivern Discs Cue Track
Mercury - (8:17) 83 BPM
Atlas by Cleveland on Hivern Discs Cue Track
Atlas - (7:48) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Atlas by Cleveland on Hivern Discs Cue Track
Mercury (Early dub) - (8:42) 118 BPM
from $2.16
Review: New Hivern signing Cleveland - AKA up-and-coming producer Andrea Mancini - is living proof that there's more to Luxembourg than tax-dodging corporations and trilingual residents. Certainly, this is an assured label debut, packed full of atmospheric, off-kilter compositions and ear pleasing, analogue-sounding deep house. He begins with the starry synths, bubbly electronics and scattergun drums of the colourful "Shine", before melding electro sounds and breakbeat drum patterns on the similarly melodious "Mercury". He successfully strips back that track on the superb "Early Dub" - think Wolf Mueller on anti-depressants - while "Atlas" sounds like a deep house tribute to vintage Detroit futurism. It's the finest moment on a pleasingly strong EP.
35
Safari Park Nonsense
DABJDIG 01
15 Jan 16
Safari Park Nonsense by Big Miz on Dixon Avenue Basement Jams Cue Track
Foundations - (7:26) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Safari Park Nonsense by Big Miz on Dixon Avenue Basement Jams Cue Track
Morse Dance - (5:53) 125 BPM
Safari Park Nonsense by Big Miz on Dixon Avenue Basement Jams Cue Track
Urgent - (5:33) 127 BPM
Safari Park Nonsense by Big Miz on Dixon Avenue Basement Jams Cue Track
Winger - (6:11) 124 BPM
from $2.16
Review: Dixon Avenue Basement Jams: accept no substitute. The Glasgow label brings back local lad Big Miz on Safari Park Nonsense, following up last year's brilliant Midnight Man Handle. First track "Foundations" is a snarling acid house jam with booming 808 rhythms and a vocal repeating the titles very refrain. "Morse Dance" is more traditional deep house fare that fits in with the current status quo while "Urgent" returns to the fierce 808 heavy house with US influences with some absolutely smashing male vocals. Finally "Winger" goes out all guns blazing and reintroducing some 303 groove and a shed load of swing and shuffle to boot.
36
Get Physical Music Presents Best Of Remixes Vol 2 Mixed & Reworked By Emanuel Satie (unmixed tracks)
GPMCD 124
11 Dec 15
Best Of Remixes by Various on Get Physical Germany Cue Track
Various - "Best Of Remixes" (continuous DJ mix by Emanuel Satie) - (1:04:24) 124 BPM
My Warehouse by Roland Leesker on Get Physical Germany Cue Track
Roland Leesker - "My Warehouse" (MANDY remix - Emanuel Satie Rework) - (6:47) 123 BPM
Hausch by Andhim on Get Physical Germany Cue Track
Andhim - "Hausch" (Kolsch remix - Emanuel Satie rework) - (7:00) 124 BPM
What Is House Muzik by DJ Pierre on Get Physical Germany Cue Track
DJ Pierre - "What Is House Muzik" (Ricardo Villalobos What Is remix - Emanuel Satie rework) - (7:30) 124 BPM
The Night by Roach Motel on Get Physical Germany Cue Track
Roach Motel - "The Night" (Tuff City Kids House mix) - (6:40) 125 BPM
I Get Deep by DJ Le Roi on Get Physical Germany Cue Track
DJ Le Roi - "I Get Deep" (feat Roland Clark/Late Nite Tuff Guy remix - Emanuel Satie rework) - (7:30) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Extinction Event by Azari & III on Get Physical Germany Cue Track
Azari & III - "Extinction Event" (Tiger Stripes remix) - (6:52) 126 BPM
Who Stole The Soul? by DJ Linus on Get Physical Germany Cue Track
DJ Linus - "Who Stole The Soul?" (Luna City Express remix) - (6:01) 125 BPM
Leavin' Me by DJ T Feat. Khan on Get Physical Germany Cue Track
DJ T Feat. Khan - "Leavin' Me" (feat Khan/Clockwork (C/W) remix - Emanuel Satie rework) - (8:32) 124 BPM
Like You by Hot Since 82 on Get Physical Germany Cue Track
Hot Since 82 - "Like You" (Franck Roger remix) - (7:38) 122 BPM
Matthew Pervert by Smash TV on Get Physical Germany Cue Track
Smash TV - "Matthew Pervert" (Coyu remix - Emanuel Satie rework) - (8:18) 124 BPM
The Journey by George Morel & Nakadia on Get Physical Germany Cue Track
George Morel & Nakadia - "The Journey" (Tuccillo remix - Emanuel Satie rework) - (6:01) 123 BPM
Halftone by Tim Green on Get Physical Germany Cue Track
Tim Green - "Halftone" (Atelier Francesco remix - Emanuel Satie rework) - (6:44) 124 BPM
Caution You by Paolo Rocco on Get Physical Germany Cue Track
Paolo Rocco - "Caution You" (feat Wayne Tennant - Alix Alvarez remix) - (6:42) 124 BPM
from $2.16
Review: After a series of EPs for Get Physical, German DJ / producer Emanuel Satie turns his hand to
reworking some remixes on the renowned label. He turns the Coyu take on Smash TV's "Mathew Pervert" into a bleepy, jittery acid house number, while his rework of the MANDY remix of Roland Leesker's "My Warehouse" is an extended, pulsing groove, featuring pitch-bent vocals. The compilation also shines a light on some excellent remixes from other artists. Most notably, Tuff City Kids' take on Roach Motel's "The Night" is a thing of beauty, with the pair retaining the originalism classic swing and seductive flutes, adding in some tasteful keys.
37
Backstabber EP
DIRT 093
30 Nov 15
Backstabber EP by Nachtbraker on Dirt Crew Germany Cue Track
Hump - (6:46) 118 BPM
Backstabber EP by Nachtbraker on Dirt Crew Germany Cue Track
Backstabber - (6:47) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Backstabber EP by Nachtbraker on Dirt Crew Germany Cue Track
Time Is Of The Essence - (6:43) 122 BPM
Backstabber EP by Nachtbraker on Dirt Crew Germany Cue Track
Monday Mourning - (6:32) 118 BPM
Backstabber EP by Nachtbraker on Dirt Crew Germany Cue Track
Yaaa - (6:42) 120 BPM
from $2.16
Review: Following quietly impressive outings on Hudd Trax and Heist, Nachtbraker returns to Dirt Crew Recordings, the label on which he made his recording debut in early 2014. There's much to admire, beginning with the rich, analogue-sounding chords, loosely programmed deep house beats and cute electric piano flourishes of "Hump". "Backstabber" and "Time Is Of The Essence" are chunkier, bass-heavy, late night affairs, with the latter subtly doffing a cap towards Floating Points more dancefloor-friendly excursions. Frenetic, hissing jazz percussion comes to the floor on deep roller "Monday Morning", before "Yaaa" brings the curtain down on another solid EP via smooth grooves, comforting chords and well-placed hip-hop samples.
38
John Digweed Re:Structured (unmixed tracks)
BEDRESTRUCTCD
04 Dec 15
John Digweed Re:Structured by Various on Bedrock Cue Track
Various - "John Digweed Re:Structured" (Originals continuous mix) - (1:17:00) 125 BPM
John Digweed Re:Structured by Various on Bedrock Cue Track
Various - "John Digweed Re:Structured" (Re:Structures continuous mix) - (1:18:22) 125 BPM
John Digweed Re:Structured by Various on Bedrock Cue Track
Various - "John Digweed Re:Structured" (continuous mix live At XOYO) - (1:14:50) 122 BPM
Time Go By by Quivver on Bedrock Cue Track
Quivver - "Time Go By" (Reprise) - (5:40) 163 BPM
Sofie Lucie by Joop Junior on Bedrock Cue Track
Joop Junior - "Sofie Lucie" - (9:52) 124 BPM
Waking Giants by Rory Gallagher & James Trystan on Bedrock Cue Track
Rory Gallagher & James Trystan - "Waking Giants" - (7:47) 120 BPM
True Basics by Philipp Straub & Andrew Fonda on Bedrock Cue Track
Philipp Straub & Andrew Fonda - "True Basics" - (7:04) 125 BPM
Scorpion by Dave Angel on Bedrock Cue Track
Dave Angel - "Scorpion" - (7:48) 125 BPM
Life by Montel on Bedrock Cue Track
Montel - "Life" - (8:03) 125 BPM
Leave Me by CJ Jeff on Bedrock Cue Track
CJ Jeff - "Leave Me" - (6:53) 122 BPM
Ava by BOg on Bedrock Cue Track
BOg - "Ava" - (7:12) 120 BPM
At Night by Montel on Bedrock Cue Track
Montel - "At Night" - (7:59) 126 BPM
Ici Et Maintenant by Lee Van Dowski on Bedrock Cue Track
Lee Van Dowski - "Ici Et Maintenant" - (9:23) 125 BPM
Santiago by Bedrock on Bedrock Cue Track
Bedrock - "Santiago" (Nick Muir 2015 Downtempo version) - (6:45) 92 BPM
Candyland by Guy J on Bedrock Cue Track
Guy J - "Candyland" (Luca Bacchetti Endless remix) - (11:44) 121 BPM
Track For Life by John Digweed & Nick Muir on Bedrock Cue Track
John Digweed & Nick Muir - "Track For Life" (Cosmic Cowboys remix) - (8:50) 120 BPM
Santiago by Bedrock on Bedrock Cue Track
Bedrock - "Santiago" (Joeski remix) - (6:28) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Beautiful Strange by Bedrock on Bedrock Cue Track
Bedrock - "Beautiful Strange" (Montel remix) - (7:11) 126 BPM
Emerald by Bedrock on Bedrock Cue Track
Bedrock - "Emerald" (BOg remix) - (8:15) 122 BPM
Aquatonic by John Digweed & Nick Muir on Bedrock Cue Track
John Digweed & Nick Muir - "Aquatonic" (Alberto Ruiz remix) - (6:36) 126 BPM
Mantis by John Digweed/Nick Muir/Christian Smith/Wehbba on Bedrock Cue Track
John Digweed/Nick Muir/Christian Smith/Wehbba - "Mantis" (Alexander Kowalski remix) - (6:37) 126 BPM
Trezzz by JD NM GJ on Bedrock Cue Track
JD NM GJ - "Trezzz" (Nick Muir 2015 remix) - (7:28) 124 BPM
Tangent by John Digweed & Nick Muir on Bedrock Cue Track
John Digweed & Nick Muir - "Tangent" (Sian Aztec remix) - (6:21) 127 BPM
Awakenings by John Digweed/Nick Muir/Psycatron on Bedrock Cue Track
John Digweed/Nick Muir/Psycatron - "Awakenings" (Electric Rescue Acid remix) - (7:46) 128 BPM
YOUD by Culoe De Song on Bedrock Cue Track
Culoe De Song - "YOUD" - (8:32) 125 BPM
Track For Life by John Digweed & Nick Muir on Bedrock Cue Track
John Digweed & Nick Muir - "Track For Life" - (6:35) 118 BPM
Flippant by Steve Parry on Bedrock Cue Track
Steve Parry - "Flippant" - (8:00) 120 BPM
Carpet Sneak by Gel Abril on Bedrock Cue Track
Gel Abril - "Carpet Sneak" - (7:27) 125 BPM
Medicine Man by Sian on Bedrock Cue Track
Sian - "Medicine Man" (Pig & Dan remix) - (6:47) 125 BPM
Lizard King by Pig & Dan on Bedrock Cue Track
Pig & Dan - "Lizard King" (Julian Jeweil remix) - (6:34) 124 BPM
Pop Culture by DJ Dozia on Bedrock Cue Track
DJ Dozia - "Pop Culture" (KiNK mix) - (8:42) 125 BPM
Fear & Self Loathing by Clarian on Bedrock Cue Track
Clarian - "Fear & Self Loathing" - (6:16) 125 BPM
Twilight Zone by Daniel Stefanik on Bedrock Cue Track
Daniel Stefanik - "Twilight Zone" - (6:37) 127 BPM
from $2.16
39
Strictly Mood II Swing
826194 322809
15 Jan 16
Do It Your Way by Mood II Swing on Strictly Rhythm Cue Track
Mood II Swing - "Do It Your Way" - (9:25) 126 BPM
Living In Ecstasy by Fonda Rae on Strictly Rhythm Cue Track
Fonda Rae - "Living In Ecstasy" (The Groove mix) - (7:11) 123 BPM
Closer by Mood II Swing on Strictly Rhythm Cue Track
Mood II Swing - "Closer" (feat Carol Sylvan/King Street Moody Club mix) - (6:15) 123 BPM
What I Mean by Modjo on Strictly Rhythm Cue Track
Modjo - "What I Mean" (Mood II Swing vocal dub remix) - (6:10) 127 BPM
Mighty Power Of Love by Leee John on Strictly Rhythm Cue Track
Leee John - "Mighty Power Of Love" (Mood II Swing Vox mix) - (9:11) 123 BPM
Remember by BT on Strictly Rhythm Cue Track
BT - "Remember" (Mood II Swing Vox remix) - (7:34) 126 BPM
The Right Way by Eric Gadd on Strictly Rhythm Cue Track
Eric Gadd - "The Right Way" (Mood II Swing Club mix) - (5:56) 126 BPM
Learn 2 Luv by Kim English on Strictly Rhythm Cue Track
Kim English - "Learn 2 Luv" (Mood II Swing mix) - (8:16) 125 BPM
Free by Ultra Nate on Strictly Rhythm Cue Track
Ultra Nate - "Free" (Mood II Swing dub mix) - (8:50) 126 BPM
Closer by Mood II Swing on Strictly Rhythm Cue Track
Mood II Swing - "Closer" (feat Carol Sylvan/Swing II Mood dub) - (5:47) 123 BPM
All Night Long by Mood II Swing on Strictly Rhythm Cue Track
Mood II Swing - "All Night Long" - (8:12) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
The Right Way by Eric Gadd on Strictly Rhythm Cue Track
Eric Gadd - "The Right Way" (Mood II Swing dub) - (6:08) 125 BPM
Critical by Wall Of Sound on Strictly Rhythm Cue Track
Wall Of Sound - "Critical" (feat Gerald Lethan/If You Only Knew - Club mix) - (6:50) 124 BPM
Holding On To Your Love by Stephanie Cooke on Strictly Rhythm Cue Track
Stephanie Cooke - "Holding On To Your Love" (Mood II Swing dub) - (8:27) 125 BPM
Everything by Sarah Washington on Strictly Rhythm Cue Track
Sarah Washington - "Everything" (Mood II Swing Club mix) - (8:30) 126 BPM
Can't Get Away From You by Mood II Swing on Strictly Rhythm Cue Track
Mood II Swing - "Can't Get Away From You" (original mix) - (7:15) 128 BPM
Rushing by Loni Clark on Strictly Rhythm Cue Track
Loni Clark - "Rushing" (Mood II Swing mix) - (7:52) 123 BPM
Love's Got Me by Loni Clark on Strictly Rhythm Cue Track
Loni Clark - "Love's Got Me" (On A Trip So High/Mood II Swing mix) - (7:35) 123 BPM
Searchin' by Mood II Swing & Loni Clark on Strictly Rhythm Cue Track
Mood II Swing & Loni Clark - "Searchin'" (vocal mix) - (10:49) 122 BPM
I Need Your Luv by Mood II Swing Productions & Wall Of Sound on Strictly Rhythm Cue Track
Mood II Swing Productions & Wall Of Sound - "I Need Your Luv" (Right Now/Lem's Church mix) - (5:41) 123 BPM
Remember by BT on Strictly Rhythm Cue Track
BT - "Remember" (Mood II Swing dub) - (6:17) 126 BPM
U by Loni Clark on Strictly Rhythm Cue Track
Loni Clark - "U" (Mood II Swing dub) - (8:24) 123 BPM
During Peak Hours by The Club Kidds on Strictly Rhythm Cue Track
The Club Kidds - "During Peak Hours" (Mood II Swing dub) - (8:49) 123 BPM
Conga TAe by Doubleplusgood on Strictly Rhythm Cue Track
Doubleplusgood - "Conga TAe" (Mood II Swing 12" mix) - (6:12) 124 BPM
Ohh by Mood II Swing on Strictly Rhythm Cue Track
Mood II Swing - "Ohh" (feat John Ciafone) - (7:23) 123 BPM
Slippery Track by Mood II Swing on Strictly Rhythm Cue Track
Mood II Swing - "Slippery Track" (feat John Ciafone) - (7:36) 124 BPM
Nafara by Mood II Swing on Strictly Rhythm Cue Track
Mood II Swing - "Nafara" - (7:40) 123 BPM
Chicago Blues by Mood II Swing on Strictly Rhythm Cue Track
Mood II Swing - "Chicago Blues" - (5:36) 123 BPM
8 Ways To Knock Down A Wall by Mood II Swing Productions & Wall Of Sound on Strictly Rhythm Cue Track
Mood II Swing Productions & Wall Of Sound - "8 Ways To Knock Down A Wall" - (8:08) 123 BPM
I See U Dancing by Mood II Swing on Strictly Rhythm Cue Track
Mood II Swing - "I See U Dancing" (feat John Ciafone - remix) - (8:40) 125 BPM
Free by Ultra Nate on Strictly Rhythm Cue Track
Ultra Nate - "Free" (Mood II Swing extended vocal mix) - (12:07) 125 BPM
Beautiful People by Barbara Tucker on Strictly Rhythm Cue Track
Barbara Tucker - "Beautiful People" (Mood Ii Swing dub) - (5:27) 124 BPM
Penetration by Mood II Swing Productions & Wall Of Sound on Strictly Rhythm Cue Track
Mood II Swing Productions & Wall Of Sound - "Penetration" - (7:20) 124 BPM
Love Revolution by Mysterious People on Strictly Rhythm Cue Track
Mysterious People - "Love Revolution" (Mood II Swing remix 2) - (8:44) 123 BPM
from $2.16
40
Doble XX Grande Vol 2
APXXL 023
12 Jan 16
Handle That by Dillon Nathaniel on Audiophile XXL Cue Track
Dillon Nathaniel - "Handle That" - (5:13) 124 BPM
Freak That by Yerboi on Audiophile XXL Cue Track
Yerboi - "Freak That" - (5:31) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
The Underground by Freefall & M3RC on Audiophile XXL Cue Track
Freefall & M3RC - "The Underground" - (4:11) 124 BPM
I Boss by J Worra on Audiophile XXL Cue Track
J Worra - "I Boss" - (4:49) 126 BPM
Shukka by Mij Mack on Audiophile XXL Cue Track
Mij Mack - "Shukka" - (4:41) 126 BPM
Like Dis by Callie Reiff & C & T on Audiophile XXL Cue Track
Callie Reiff & C & T - "Like Dis" - (4:03) 128 BPM
Hold It Down by ADMN Feat Kid Enigma on Audiophile XXL Cue Track
ADMN Feat Kid Enigma - "Hold It Down" - (7:14) 124 BPM
Mr Crepsley by Inkline on Audiophile XXL Cue Track
Inkline - "Mr Crepsley" - (4:39) 126 BPM
Jakt by Man Loves Machine on Audiophile XXL Cue Track
Man Loves Machine - "Jakt" - (6:12) 125 BPM
Sheryl Swoopes by Feature Cuts on Audiophile XXL Cue Track
Feature Cuts - "Sheryl Swoopes" - (4:53) 125 BPM
from $2.16
Review: XXL is a spin off-label from EDM operation Audiophile Live and has audibly been set up to tap into minimal house. The sound that emerges on Doble XX is far more mainstream than anything one might expect to find on say Perlon, but that doesn't stop some of its contributors from offering fresh interpretations on this well-worn sound. For example, Freefall & M3RC's "The Underground" sees snares crash and pitch-bent vocals flung into the equation, while Callie Reiff & C & T's "Like Dis" is an ever-morphing swathe of bass frequencies. Best of all though are the deeper moments, with the hypnotic filters and rolling groove of ADMN Feat Kid Enigma's "Hold It Down" impressing most.
41
Good Timin' EP
RB 057
05 Oct 15
Good Timin' EP by Jex on Running Back Germany Cue Track
Studio E - (7:15) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Good Timin' EP by Jex on Running Back Germany Cue Track
Laxmi Tool - (5:12) 119 BPM
Good Timin' EP by Jex on Running Back Germany Cue Track
Harpa - (6:42) 120 BPM
Good Timin' EP by Jex on Running Back Germany Cue Track
La Casa - (5:56) 120 BPM
from $2.16
Review: Through releases on his own Good Timin' imprint - both solo, and as part of Conga Radio - Jex Opolis has proved adept at re-packaging a variety of NYC-friendly influences, from boogie and analogue funk, to proto-house and early garage-house. "Studio E", the opening cut from this first Jex EP for Running Back, doffs a cap to both the muscular throb of Twilo era Danny Tenaglia, and the Italo-influenced shuffle of dark-room nu-disco. Elsewhere, he expertly combines Konk style Latin-disco percussion with an undulating, analogue house bassline on "Laxmi Tool", fuses Scandolearic disco and vintage deep house influences ("Harpa"), and returns to his warm boogie influences on the Metro Area-ish "La Casa".
42
SeeSaw
YTDS 152
09 Feb 16
SeeSaw by Jamie Xx/Four Tet on Young Turks Cue Track
SeeSaw (feat Romy - Club version) - (5:41) 125 BPM
from $1.20
43
Homesick Remixes
SPC 134
29 Jan 16
Homesick Remixes by Matrixxman on Spectral Sound US Cue Track
Necronomicon (Vin Sol/Matrixxman remix) - (5:12) 129 BPM
Homesick Remixes by Matrixxman on Spectral Sound US Cue Track
Earth Like Conditions (Instance remix) - (6:22) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Homesick Remixes by Matrixxman on Spectral Sound US Cue Track
Opium Den (Mike Parker remix) - (7:03) 128 BPM
Homesick Remixes by Matrixxman on Spectral Sound US Cue Track
Augmented (Gherkin Jerks Bass Vibe mix) - (6:32) 128 BPM
Homesick Remixes by Matrixxman on Spectral Sound US Cue Track
Augmented (Gherkin Jerks Lab Chaos mix) - (6:48) 128 BPM
Homesick Remixes by Matrixxman on Spectral Sound US Cue Track
Augmented (Gherkin Jerks Lab Chaos dub) - (6:48) 128 BPM
from $2.16
Review: Hot on the heels of his 2015 debut album come these remixes of tracks from Matrixxman's Homesick. Charles 'Matrixxman' Duff and frequent collaborator Vin Sol's take on "Necronomicon" is a typical acid-heavy affair, but the other reshapes follow an unpredictable path. The Instance reshape of "Earth Like Conditions" is a breathy deep techno jam, while Mike Parker applies a dense wall of bleep bass to "Opium Den". The real coup here is Spectral persuading Larry Heard to provide three remixes as Gherkin Jerks of "Augmented". There's the melancholy 'Bass Vibe' version, and better still, two old school acid-fried 'Lab Chaos' takes.
44
Kill Frenzy EP
HEIST 010
18 May 15
Kill Frenzy EP by Fouk on Heist Recordings Cue Track
Kill Frenzy - (6:01) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Kill Frenzy EP by Fouk on Heist Recordings Cue Track
Lefty's Bar - (5:55) 120 BPM
Kill Frenzy EP by Fouk on Heist Recordings Cue Track
Ken Sent Me - (6:10) 118 BPM
from $2.16
Review: Daniel Leseman and Hans 'Junktion' Peeman first joined forces under the Fouk moniker late last year, delivering an impressive debut EP, First Things First, that skillfully combined the former's jazz-tinged rhythms with the latter's smooth deep house nous. There are plenty more reasons to be cheerful on this debut for Detroit Swindle's Heist Recordings imprint, not least the driving bass, jaunty jazz samples and warm chords of "Kill Frenzy". There's even more soul present on the loose house beats, glassy-eyed vocal samples and rich textures of "Leftys Bar", while "Ken Sent Me Release" is as woozy, wavy and dreamy as you'd expect. Soothing stuff, all told.