Guy J's progressive house roots shine through on this first contribution to the Balance series. It's not just the sound - occasionally downtempo, always atmospheric and sometimes deliciously dreamy - but also his choice of tunes; each of the 13 tracks has been reconstructed or re-edited by the experienced Israeli producer. While this would be seen as self-indulgence in others, it gives the mix a coherence and fluidity that's never less than attractive. Wisely, he mixes it up throughout, flitting between dreamy deepness (Juan Deminicis), trippy dancefloor intensity (his edit of Radio Slave's version of APM 001's "Migrants"), picturesque goodness (Nevar's "Phases of Grief") and darting, melodic techno (Echomen).
With Bedorck having pioneered electronic music since '98, it is quite a milestone to reach the 100th release, and what high expectations set for Guy J & Henry Saiz to deliver. Unsurprisingly, they rise to the occasion with two tracks that showcase all the Bedrock history whilst firming looking ahead to the sounds of tomorrow. 'Meridian' sees the two come together for a groovy and melodic progger that has peaktime smacked all over it, on the flip Saiz goes it alone for the massive piano led 'La Marea', one of the largest progressive tracks of the year... Both of these need to be at the front of your wallet immdediately!!
Marco Bailey - "Watergate" (original mix) - (6:54) 126 BPM
Suicide Sports Club - "Black Dog" (Gutterstylz remix alternative dub) - (6:03) 127 BPM
DSCi4 present the sixth release in their Spy Technologies sampler series, featuring the talents of Mindscape and Mr Foul. Mindscape's "Flashback" on the A-Side delivers some meaty old-skool action, with some satisfying low end going hand in hand with light melodic touches and cowbell percussion, while Mr Foul's "Land Of Look Behind" is a more sinister number, filled with terrifying ambience and a deep bass growl. Highly recommended.
Following a recent sell-out London show to celebrate the milestone anniversary of Digweed's iconic and genre leading record label he drops volume 14, and to us it sounds like one of the biggest and best yet. Across the 21 tracks, label favorites get a good showing, with; Pig & Dan's 'Crazy', Guy J with 'Mish Mash', and 'Whispering Leaves' from Marco Bailey. Plus a plethora of new talent coming through such as Maxime Dangles on 'Unsteady Curve'. Check out the tasty Electric Rescue mix of Digweed & Muir collab 'Raise'.. This is an essential for prog heads.