With just the one cheekily titled release to his name, Matt Karmil may not be a name familiar to all, but the rising UK producer is one that you are likely to spot with increasing regularity as 2014 rolls on. Late next month, Karmil will grace the Popnoname label with a debut album and here he becomes the first UK correspondent on Tim Sweeney's ever prosperous Beats In Space label. Spend some time with the two tracks on So You Say and you'll wonder why you hadn't heard the name Matt Karmil before, as both are richly detailed house jams with the capacity to scoop up dancefloors and take them somewhere else entirely.
In honour of the 15th birthday of his acclaimed weekly radio show, Beats In Space, Tim Sweeney has decided to have a bit of a mix-up. This isn't any-old mix-up, though. While the second disc of this excellent collection focuses on Beats In Space classics - gathering together familiar favourites from Justin Van Der Volgen, Rocha, Tensnaske and Naum Gabo, amongst others - it's the first disc that shines. It features a thrillingly eclectic and party-friendly mix almost entirely made up of previously unreleased material. Given Sweeney's credentials, it's perhaps no surprise to find some real gems here, including some boogie revivalism from Azari & III, a guttural rework of Edwin Starr by Eric Duncan, and the wide-eyed rave revivalism of Junior Fairplay.