In a shock turnaround, house convert Alkalino has returned to his disco roots for the brazenly uplifting "Morgengrauen". There are two fizzy jams featured here: the euphoric musical fireworks of "Better Believe" and the hypnotic Afro-disco-house of "Lets Get Together". Sheer joy!
Without Me (Alan Fitzpatrick remix) - (7:18) 128 BPM
This Is Your Beat (Mike Starr remix) - (7:13) 124 BPM
Who Am I (Rampa remix) - (6:21) 122 BPM
Greek house auteur Argy has been through many faces and phases. From starting out on Poker Flat making some sweet minimal grooves, to stints making techno on labels like Ibadan to his pop inflected house tendencies of recent times. Now some tracks off his recent Dominonation album (in collaboration with vocalist Mama) on B Pitch Control get the remix treatment. Man of the moment Alan Fitzpatrick lends his hand to "Without Me" giving it just the right amount of attitude for those pre peak time moments. The Mike Starr remix of "Without Me" is pretty neat; a bass driven deep house workout that reflects his time honing his skills in NYC, London and now Berlin. Finally Keinemusik label boss Rampa's remix of "Who Am I" is the kind of dreamy and spiritual deep house reminiscent of Osunlade's Yoruba Records. Feel the vibe!
Cardiff's Bodhi duo return to the Black Butter stable after a trip over to London's Rinse last June; that release saw them in a scorching house mood that was perfect for a bit of a boogie at sunset. These latest four cuts are a little more autumnal in aesthetic, but nonetheless driving and party-ready. "Howler" itself is a pseudo acid house cut with powerful drums and a mechanical percussion, while "Brawd" is deeper, less moody and verging onto the Chicago end of things. To round things off, you get an extended mix of both nuggets. We're sold!