To help celebrate the expanded re-release of Brassica's 2014 debut album Man Is Deaf, the man himself has decided to drop a new single. "Get Down" is a bright and breezy affair, with interwoven synthesizer melodies, broken-house beats and flowery chords combining to create a colourful, ultra-positive mood. It seems well timed, with festival season set to get into full swing; certainly, it's mood enhancing capabilities are beyond doubt. It's accompanied by a similarly cheery and vibrant rework of album favourite "Tears I Can Afford" by Belfast boys Bicep. They combine clear Italian house, nu-disco and classic trance influences on a version that virtually pops, bubbles and spits from the speakers.
Berlin hero Nico Stojan is back with his new track Blue Hour; a lush, drifting and atmospheric journey that is perfect for Sunday afternoons at Kater Holzig as it is for an All Day I Dream party. There's a bunch of killer remixes too by the who's who of tech house at the moment. Our picks are the equally as emotive and immaculate production on Markus Homm's remix, David Mayer's Life & Death style remix (complete with mandatory wonky synth lead), Thugfucker's dark rendition perfect for that wee bit of dancefloor drama and of course the legendary Guillaume Coutu Dumont who, as always, presents his wonderfully hypnotic style of minimalism and exoticism.