Cor blimey. Oh my giddy aunt. Have a word. Oh my days. What the dickens... Whatever quaint British expression of astounded feelings you like to utter when something massive comes charging at you from the speakers, you better say it now as Deekline and Liondub link up for one of the most incendiary, soul pummelling and deep digging 'Welcome To The Jungle' collections so far. Authentic jungle D&B vibes across the 70 track collection - complete with the obligatory mix of course - sounds come from across the board. A.M.C to Tim Reaper, Serum to Oram, Phibes to Kleu. And that's not evening tickling the tip of this huge junglistic iceberg.
When it landed on vinyl a few weeks back, Leonid & Friends' terrific cover version of Chicago classic 'Street Player' sold out in record time. It's with some relief, then, to find that the track, which was mixed by French disco and house legend Dimitri From Paris, has swiftly made the transfer to digital download. His 'Super Disco Blend Parts I & II' take is an extra-percussive, musically expansive affair which builds brilliantly before unleashing the familiar horns and vocals. He then cycles through various instrument solos as the track progresses. The accompanying dub is, naturally, a more stripped-back and groove-back affair, with the stricture and choice of instrumentation doffing a cap to The Bucketheads' 'The Bomb', the Kenny Dope produced house classic that famously sampled the Chicago track.
As the title makes clear, experienced re-editor and remixer Alkalino's latest outing - an expansive seven-track affair - features some of his hush-hush reworks of a wealth of well-known tracks. There's plenty of guaranteed floor-filling material on show throughout, including a slightly pitched-down, Clavinet-sporting rework of New Order's most celebrated dancefloor anthem ('Tell Me How Do I Feel'), a trippy and druggy take on an old KLF favourite ('Mu Mu'), a sub-heavy excursion that blends bits of various classic cuts ('I Know You Wanna Do It'), a low-slung deep house treat ('Ruff N Stuff') and a dark, deliciously bass-heavy peak-time workout ('Jack Area').
Dixon & Ame's esteemed Innervisons imprint returns with its annual round up of the very best in advanced house and emotive techno on the 15th edition in its Secret Weapons series. They have once again done a fine job of curation, with all artists representing its distinct sonic aesthetic, with highlights coming from: Chloe Caillet on the deep and introspective electro cut "Moonwalk", rising Israeli Tal Fussmann really nails the label's futuristic vibe on the suspenseful "Persona" and esteemed Dutch duo Glowal give you another taste of their intelligent indie-dance sound on "Figures". Elsewhere, the ever impressive Floyd Lavine takes a more experimental path on his hi-tech cut "Blackalicious" (feat Wayne Snow) and Spanish producer EdOne delivers the mandatory serving of dancefloor drama on the sublime "Mjolnar".
One of Planet Rhythm's most consistent emerging artists, Steve Parker returns to the label after 2022's X-2222. This four-tracker sees him cover a range of styles. The title track is a fast-paced, lean rhythm, featuring insistent chords and firing percussion. On "Aural Singularity", the focus changes as Parker goes deeper to conjure up a lush dub techno workout. While the tempo is slower, it remains an effective club track. "Paranoid Skyline" also embraces dubbed out soundscapes, but Parker fuses it with relentless percussion and swirling filters to ensure it packs a strong dance floor punch. "Psychotic Impact" is more linear and led by looped chords, demonstrating that when it comes to tough but soulful club techno, Parker has few peers.
Mark Broom and Riva Starr's recent two-tracker as Star B, 'House Sound', has been given the remix treatment. The results are predictably impressive. To kick things off, Rob and Lyric Hood don their popular Floorplan alias to re-make 'House Sound', brilliantly re-imagining it as a dense, intense, mind-altering techno workout that makes merry with pulsating, restless bass, whistle sounds, delay-laden percussion hits and big piano riffs. It's followed by two takes on 'House Massive' featuring MC GQ: a bouncy, Inner City-inspired, warehouse-ready affair courtesy of Johannes Albert and a booming, breathless, tribal techno style tweak by Gaetano Paraiso of SouthSoul.
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