Creme Organization's imperious year continues apace with Wildlyfe Genesis, the solo label debut from Xosar! Increasingly regarded as Legowelt's muse, Xosar of course has previous on DJ TLR's label, debuting the Trackman Lafonte and Bonquiqui 'surfer house' project shared with Danny Wolfers on Creme last year. Eagle eyed XOSAR followers will undoubtedly realise that the title track has been listed on the artist's own website under the unreleased tracks section, and the label state the accompaniment "Eye Of The Wavestorm" is of a similar vintage, dating back to the time of her debut release on L.I.E.S. Regardless of their age, both cuts have that timeless mystical quality that all Xosar material comes soaked in and the cover art for Wildlyfe Genesis features a further demonstration of Xosar's visual talent.
Recago is another master class from a producer who effortlessly crosses the divide between house and techno. The title track is fuelled by a slamming rhythm, but disco riffs and loose bongo drums offset its dense, acidic undercurrents. A similar approach is audible on "Ontak", where XDB lays down an upfront groove and a rumbling, menacing bass, but on this occasion warm synth riffs temper his techno leanings. "Sunda" is more delicate, its subtle piano lines unfolding over a stop-start bassy groove, but Brooks Mosher's remix of the same track brings the release to classic techno-house territories. Trance stabs and doubled-up claps are powered by a surging bass, and the arrangement allows Mosher to use the kind of evocative vocal sample last heard on Kevin Saunderson's classic "Forces" as Essa.