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Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime (I Need Your Loving)
SHA 139
14 May 18
Drum And Bass
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Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime (feat Cimone) - (3:56) 156 BPM
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Review: A cool, calculating new character to emerge on the Shogun ranks with no introduction or backstory; Abacus makes his/her/their debut with this respectful NRG cover. Rolling at an authentic 160, laced with goose bumping pianos and powerful vocals from Cimone, this will either take you back to 92 or make you wish you were 20 years older (temporarily at least) This needs your loving.
Your Inner Sun
HYPR 060
18 May 18
Footwork/Juke
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Days - (5:09) 107 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Three Six Nine - (4:08) 107 BPM
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Reflection In Your Eyes - (4:07) 53 BPM
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Your Inner Sun - (5:30) 107 BPM
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Review: The ever-effective Hyperboloid imprint return this week with a new artist by the name of A.Fruit. Everything seems to be in order, then. Veering off from their usual blend of outsider electronics, "Days" kicks off like a speeding bullet, smashing through the speakers with a malovence that we haven't heard since the late 90s jungle days, while "Three Six Nine" loosens the groove to unleash a fiery concoction of half-step tribalism. The same goes for "Reflection In Your Eyes, albeit slowed down, and the lead track "Your Inner Sun" washes away any rave hysteria with a much gentler, more symphonic approach that is akin to post-dubstep. Wonderful stuff here.
Beyhude
UYSR 057
18 May 18
Minimal/Tech House
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Beyhude - (6:24) 115 BPM
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Ahval - (9:02) 117 BPM
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Hizab - (6:08) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Berlin based Underyourskin are back, following up some fantastic released by the likes of Zigan Aldi, Sander and Kyrill & Redford in recent times. It is now over to Ali Kuru, the Leng Records affiliated producer and DJ from Turkey - who will cast a spell on you with the Beyhude EP. From the title track with its exotic Middle Eastern aesthetics, and hazy "Ahval" which will have you cosmic travelling across the dancefloor via this esoteric epic - it will appeal to fans of grooves on Crosstown Rebels. Finally, bear witness to the evocative deepness of "Hizab", a hypnotic tech house journey filled with yet more elements of the desert, plus traditional instruments channeled through a modern electronic framework.
Slipping Into Darkness/As You Are EP
VIBR 013
14 May 18
Deep House
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Slipping Into Darkness - (7:20) 125 BPM
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Slipping Into Darkness (Vincent Floyd remix) - (7:10) 125 BPM
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As You Are - (7:16) 120 BPM
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As You Are (Nick Anthony Simoncino remix) - (6:59) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Played by: & my mother say
Review: Vibraphone Records continues to deepen its contemporary repertoire by inviting Andrew Soul into the fold with a vocal contribution from house music legend Robert Owens. "Slipping Into Darkness" is a beautifully rendered deep house gem with expressive piano work, rubbery bass synth tones, but in some ways the minimalism of Vincent Floyd's remix gives Owens' vocals a chance to take centre stage. "As You Are" is a crooked, broken beat exploration on the fringes of deep house, and Owens' voice sounds resplendent in the more experimental surroundings before Nick Anthony Simoncino comes on board with a 90s flavoured, darkside remix of the highest order.
The Myth Of Tarae: The Editions
CH 030B
18 May 18
Minimal/Tech House
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The Myth Of Tarae - (3:11) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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The Myth Of Tarae (Third Son Edition) - (9:01) 125 BPM
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The Myth Of Tarae (Olderic Edition) - (7:02) 123 BPM
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The Myth Of Tarae (Konvex & The Shadow Rodeo Edition) - (7:27) 125 BPM
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The Myth Of Tarae (Konvex & The Shadow Celestial Edition) - (7:27) 125 BPM
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Review: Chapter 24 made the move into album territory with the release of French composer Anton Dhouran's The Myth Of Tarae. Now they commission remixers to deliver fresh interpretations of his contemplative piano sound. Konvex & The Shadow's version of "Myth" is a storming electro house groove, while on Italian producer Olderic's version, a subtle minimal rhythm underpins Ed Begley's glorious falsetto tones. Third Son, who has released on Cajual and Stil Vor Talent, turns the original into a pumping techno track, albeit one that is full of emotive break downs, while the label has had the good sense to include the dreamy, laid back original version.
Needs X WAVLNGTH Present NeedsIndia 001
NEEDSINDIA 001
15 May 18
Minimal/Tech House
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Aqua Dominatrix - "Durty Sound" - (5:51) 132 BPM
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FILM - "Skatta" - (5:46) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Jinn Chatter - "Reign Supreme" - (5:33) 115 BPM
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Disco Puppet - "Bep Bep" - (3:26) 116 BPM
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Review: Now here's the type of release we should all get behind. Not for profit label Needs is headed up by London's Bobby Pleasure (20:20 Vision), with each release and accompanying event to address/support various issues within society such as mental health, homelessness and equality. It teams up with Mumbai's WAVLNGTH here for NeedsIndia: a new platform for Indian electronic artists. From the sunny, feelgood house of Aqua Dominatrix's "Durty Sound" to the moody deepness of Jinn Chatter's "Reign Supreme", through to FILMS' street level bass exploitations on "Skatta" and Disco Puppet's experimental beat "Bep Bep". All profits from the release will be donated to She Says: a charity which steps forward in educating, rehabilitating and empowering women to speak up and take direct action against sexual abuse.
B Boy Funk Breaks Edits: Volume 1
BBFB 001
14 May 18
Funk
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Blackrock - "Black Rock Yeah Yeah" (B-Boy edit) - (2:50) 104 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Richard's People - "Yo Yo" (Re edit) - (3:04) 82 BPM
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Played by: LEGO EDIT
Review: It's landed! Two highly iconic and tricky-to-trace funk breaks from the 70s get the treatment from the mysterious new US series B Boy Funk Breaks. Blackrock's psychedelically twinged "Yeah Yeah" gets a slight shuffle and refocus while retaining the all the instrumental drama and swashbuckling drop that's led with JB-level bandleadership while the edit of Richard's People take us straight to church, front row centre. Again laced with another clean and killer break, this is powermove gold.
Good Luck (Butch Remixes)
REKIDS 118
18 May 18
Techno
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Good Luck (Butch remix) - (5:18) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Good Luck (Butch dub) - (6:21) 124 BPM
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Good Luck (Butch Drum Tool) - (5:00) 128 BPM
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Review: "Good Luck" was originally released back in 2004 and was used that year as the theme tune for the BBC's Euro championships coverage. Now it gets the remix treatment from the prolific Butch. The first take sees the German producer focus on the infectious chant and Lisa Kekaula's vocals that are at the heart of the original and use as a back drop a solid, steely rhythm. On the dub version, deep chords and crisp percussion are brought to the fore, with the vocal reduced to a looped snippet, while the 'Drum Tool' version goes a few steps farther. Focusing on grainy kicks, Butch drops a filtered, rolling workout.
Feel The Fire EP
DC 023
18 May 18
Drum And Bass
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Feel The Fire - (4:24) 175 BPM
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Feel The Fire (Bladerunner remix) - (5:19) 58 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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How Ya Feelin - (4:51) 174 BPM
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How Ya Feelin (Erbman & Verdikt remix) - (5:09) 175 BPM
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Played by: Bladerunner
Review: Push it higher! Scene OG Benny V tags up with k Warren for this heavyweight, party-pulverising EP. The heat so tangible you can genuinely feel it, "Feel The Fire" hits with a slew of lively stabs, a scorching vocal, a gully switch midway and a perfect refix by King-of-the-moment Bladerunner. Elsewhere "How Ya Feelin'" busses up with an infectious, not to mention venomous bass riff while Erbman & Verdikt get all slinky and wobbly on the remix. Pure fire.
Sanguine Bond
INC- 002
14 May 18
Deep House
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Shy - (4:48) 157 BPM
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Just Drift - (5:54) 120 BPM
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20:28 - (4:21) 112 BPM
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Cosmic Machines - (10:36) 120 BPM
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Skyla - (2:31) 90 BPM
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Urras - (7:35) 120 BPM
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Canis Major - (9:30) 120 BPM
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Pink Arcade - (6:26) 90 BPM
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New Feelings - (8:27) 140 BPM
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Review: New York City based Beta Librae is Bailey Hoffman, a producer originally from Kansas City. She has previously released on 1080p and Lillerne Tape Club and Physical Therapy's Allergy Season. Incienso sees the Technofeminism club resident unleash some deep and hypnotic strains of techno, littered with some lush immersive ambient passages throughout. Tracks like "2028" or "Skyla" tread the same path of esoteric tribalism that Natural/Electronic Soundsystem or Refracted travel, while the trippy lo-fi house of "Just Drift" or "Urras" will appeal to fans of Porn Sword Tobacco and SVN's Recording series. The dynamic closer "New Feelings" was a surprising highlight, exploring the emotive groove of late '90s liquid drum 'n' bass.
Power Moves
HR 05
18 May 18
Drum And Bass
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Power Up - (4:56) 175 BPM
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The Crazy Dragon - (5:13) 175 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Electric Dreams - (5:25) 175 BPM
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Bulldozer - (4:30) 58 BPM
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Played by: Bladerunner
Review: Roller King and all-round G Bladerunner returns on his own Hi Resolution imprint with four more fat slammers. "Power Up" is as close to neuro as you'll find the London artist. All rasping and waspish, it's a high voltage scenario from the slippery breaks to the sinewy reese. "The Crazy Dragon" flips the coin for a riffier jam where the bassline provides a strong melodic bullishness to the blend. "Electric Dreams" is the naughtiest monster of the set with its savage distorted reverse bass warps and wry 2000s-era BC stabs. Last but not least "Bulldozer" brings the curtains down with more of a junglised break and a no-nonsense 1.21 gigawatt bass sizzle. Power moves by name, killer moves by nature.
Escape
GB 017
18 May 18
Deep Dubstep
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Escape - (5:07) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Wizzro - (5:07) 140 BPM
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Review: The super consistent sounds of Gourmet Beats make another high profile appearance as they team up with Boneless for a flawless two track project! Let's begin with the title track 'Escape' which is a steppers paradise as luscious sub layers are glued together by impressive synthesis, eerie atmospherics and crunchy drum maneuvers. On the flip side we are gifted the shimmering LFO patterns of 'Wizzro' which throws a really old school feel out there, reminding us of early L-Wiz or The Others.
Rory's Theme/Puffer Jackets
HHANDS 004
18 May 18
Bass
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Rory's Theme - (5:59) 130 BPM
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Puffer Jackets - (5:58) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Puffer Jackets (Desert Sound Colony remix) - (8:35) 123 BPM
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Review: Leeds bass-boy Breaka comes through on the Holding Hands label with an irrefutably fiery blend of licked-up sonics and dubbed-out beats that perfectly encapsulate all the right things regarding UK bass. In detail, "Rory's Theme" is a slo-mo jungle experiment with a wonderful array of aqueous atmospherics, while "Puffer Jackets" breaks out more of a groove thanks to its quasi 4/4 beat, and the Desert Sound Colony remix ends on a gentle deep house tip that will carry you far out into space. Lovely stuff.
Pinned Up
R$N#12R. 1
18 May 18
Minimal/Tech House
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This City (Michael Mayer remix) - (6:49) 123 BPM
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Cholera (Marcus Worgull remix) - (6:07) 118 BPM
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Daughters (Bawrut remix) - (8:18) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Strange Ways (Jonny Rock's Thisisfreakinglongbutwherethefuckismybreakdownremix) - (9:09) 125 BPM
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This City (Timothy Clerkin remix) - (6:00) 129 BPM
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Cholera (Lokier remix) - (5:30) 123 BPM
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This City (Man Power remix) - (7:43) 121 BPM
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Review: Chloe Raunet has really come into her own since departing from London electro-punks Battant several years back - the trio she fronted with Crimes Of The Future's Timothy J. Fairplay and the sadly departed Joel Dever. As C.A.R, the Canadian chanteuse has delivered several releases on Paris based Kill The DJ (including an impressive EP with Tel Aviv indie-dance heroes Red Axes) and now her third LP Pinned - but this time for London's Ransom Note. Naturally, the remixes compilation is titled Pinned Up and features the current creme de la creme in electronic music. From Kompakt co-head Michael Mayer's uplifting and pop-inflected house rebdition of "This City" (which also received a super makeover by Man Power which was a standout), to the Innvervsions affiliated Macrus Worgull's tunnelling and hypnotic renditon of "Cholera" and disco underdog Jonny Rock's Thisisfreakinglongbutwherethefuckismybreakdownremix of "Strange Ways" which does exactly what it says on the tin.
Dimensions
RUKUS 016
18 May 18
Minimal/Tech House
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Dimensions - (7:19) 127 BPM
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Stars - (6:37) 127 BPM
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Obscure - (7:23) 127 BPM
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Dusk - (6:31) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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The Ark - (7:52) 126 BPM
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Review: Rising star Carlo Ruetz steps up to the plate next on Rukus for some brooding and hard hitting techno weapons - which are deadset on the peak time. Following up some top releases on m_nus, SCI+TEC and Senso Sounds, his sonic aesthetic is right at home here on Matador's imprint. From the seething, dystopian atmosphere of the slow burning "Dimensions", or the tunnelling and strobe-lit tension of "Stars" through to the industrial-edges peak time onslaught of "Dusk" - this highly respected producer from Northern Germany continues to impress with his tightly engineered groove experiments.
Love, Sex & Music
FT 006
18 May 18
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Love, Sex & Music - (3:06) 113 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Love, Sex & Music (The Supermen Lovers remix) - (5:39) 116 BPM
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Love, Sex & Music (Maxamillion remix) - (3:31) 120 BPM
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Love, Sex & Music (Catcat remix) - (3:15) 113 BPM
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Love, Sex & Music (Binaryfunction remix) - (6:56) 120 BPM
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Love, Sex & Music (Sean Ovenden remix) - (6:08) 110 BPM
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Love, Sex & Music (Catcat remix extended) - (4:56) 113 BPM
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Review: Internationally acclaimed French DJ Charles Schillings presents his new single "Love Sex And Music". Schillings has been associated with Follentez for a while - this veteran French DJ and producer has held residencies at prestigious clubs like Queen in Paris and radio shows on FG and Radio Nova. For this lo-slung and discofied funk groove, he teams up with lifelong musician Ashley Slater. His numerous list of credits include working with such revered acts as Style Council and Rolling Stones, plus collaborations with Fatboy Slim and Dimitri from Paris, It comes with a fine array of remixes from the legendary The Supermen Lovers who take the track down a deeper and sexier route, Maxamillion's rework adds more dancefloor dynamics and soul, while CatCat go for a woozy indie-dance vibe.
Meine Hand
HVN 046
18 May 18
Minimal/Tech House
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Meine Hand - (9:21) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Sendero Luminoso - (7:54) 120 BPM
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Masa Y Poder - (9:06) 120 BPM
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Ninos De Belgrado - (5:42) 115 BPM
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Review: Berlin's Hugo 'Discos' Capablanca and Spanish homeboy Marc Pinol (of the group Umbral and in Quentin with label boss John Talabot) team up here for the third time on Barcelona based Hivern Discs. From the trippy, heads-down mentalism of "Deine Hand" featuring a rather haunting Germanic dialogue, the hazy and downbeat post-punk experimentation of "Sendero Luminoso" and the very retro, acid house era tribute that is "Masa Y Poder" - the dynamic duo prove thus far that it really is quality not quantity: and their limited output over the last four years is testament to it.
Crash Boat Party
R2 034D
18 May 18
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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Crash Boat Party - (6:56) 115 BPM
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Esto Es Candela Con Ritmo Nene (Trumpet version) - (7:45) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Esto Es Candela Con Ritmo Nene (Trumpet No Beats version) - (7:45) 120 BPM
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Review: After last year's acclaimed BB Boogie album, acclaimed UK producer Daz-I-Kue returns with this incredible EP. A few years ago, Daz travelled to Puerto Rico to record with an array of talented musicians, laying down the framework of this EP - which he then worked on upon his return to his studio in Atlanta. "Crash Boat Party" is his collaboration with ex Fania All Stars percussionist Hector 'Tempo' Alomar and features Atlanta based trumpet player Dashill Smith (who's worked with Roy Ayers, Janelle Monae and Miguel Atwood-Ferguson) and accomplished bassist Mamaniji Azanyah. Sultry, sun-kissed and romantic latin jazz vibes on this one that must be heard to be believed. The single is backed with "Esto Es Candela Con Ritmo Nene", also from those sessions - taking things firmly into 'Bruk-Jazz' territory.
Lonely Souls EP
ESR 304
14 May 18
Breakbeat
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Lonely Souls - (3:42) 129 BPM
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Theif - (4:00) 130 BPM
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Review: Almost a year has passed since do-no-wrong break-splicer Daze Prism last appeared on Elektroshok. Over that time he's released an album on Project Allout and a slew of white hot EPs on the likes of Hot Cakes, Four40 and Southpoint. Now back on the Spanish imprint, he's hurtling at us head-on with two more rampant break outs. "Lonely Souls" surges with heads-down slinkiness and a surging vocal that adds the perfect amount of feels. Meanwhile "Thief" gets all classic Botchit with rasping waspy basslines, breaks so spliced and diced they'd make Detboi blush and a very cheeky vocal sample. Now we're in paradise...
Resurrection - The Remixes Part Two
ZEDD 12259DD
18 May 18
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Let Them Dance (Idjut Boys remix) - (11:43) 129 BPM
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Overture (Folamour Orchestra mix) - (6:54) 117 BPM
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Do You Want The Real Thing? (Ron Basejam's dub) - (6:32) 110 BPM
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Cathedrals (JKriv dub) - (6:32) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Let Them Dance (Idjut Boys Reprise) - (2:45) 128 BPM
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Played by: Varvez, BRENDON P, Chewy Rubs
Review: Part two of a picture sleeve, special release for Record Store Day 2018, featuring new and exclusive remixes of American legend D.C. LaRue. "Overture" (Folamour Orchestra mix) sees the French rising star deliver a glimmering boogie-down perspective for the late night, while Crazy P main man James Baron dons the Ron Basejam alias again - for a sunny dub of "Do You Want The Real Thing?" from the 1978 motion picture Thank God It's Friday. The always reliable Idjut Boys lend their deft hands to a remix of "Let Them Dance" from 1978's classic Confessions LP and closing out this fine remix package on the flip is the Razor-N-Tape affiliated J-Kriv: serving up another 'respectful edit', this time of "Cathedrals".
DEEMZ
LOC 039
18 May 18
Bass
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DEEMZ - (4:55) 130 BPM
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R-Less - (5:09) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Sheener - (4:27) 131 BPM
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Come Back To The World - (6:00) 125 BPM
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Review: DEEMZ is a new four-track EP by UK beat merchant Allen Wooton aka Deadboy, following up great releases on Aus Music, Ten Thousand Yen and New Atlantis. Incorporating techno, house and more, it is one one of his strongest records of late and sees him return to the dancefloor aesthetics of his previous releases. From the jagged, bass-heavy futurism of the title track, the street level tech house shuffle of "R Less" or the splintered industrial beats of "Come Back To The World" the now Montreal based artist further proves that he is a sonic force to be reckoned with.
Lose My Rhythm
SCP 005
14 May 18
Coldwave/Synth
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Lose My Rhythm (original mix) - (7:47) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Suffocation (original mix) - (6:14) 116 BPM
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The Blacksmith (original mix) - (4:22) 120 BPM
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Lose My Rhythm (Scott Fraser remix) - (7:30) 124 BPM
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Review: For their 5th release the London label born of the clubnight of the same name make a b-line straight for the dancefloor. The title track of Desert Sound Colony's latest EP is equal parts anthemic vocals, stabbing guitar lines and a motorik backbone which combining for a hefty slice of post-punk inspired dancefloor churn. The last two tracks take the themes found in Lose My Rhythm and head down the rabbit hole to drown you with a flurry of breaks led rhythms on Suffocation and put you to rest with the pitch black basslines of The Blacksmith. On the remix front local hero Scott Fraser delivers an acid drenched expansion of the title track.
Joust
KNG 756
18 May 18
Deep House
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Joust - (6:24) 120 BPM
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Takewon - (6:38) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Despite a long career that's included outings on a swathe of high-profile labels - Freerange, Church, Kolour and Scissor & Thread included - deep house don Greg Stewart AKA DJ Aakmael has not previously released on legendary New York stable Nite Grooves. On this label debut, the veteran producer brings his "A-game" to the table. First up is "Joust", a rolling chunk of ear-pleasing peak-time deep house blessed with mind-altering electric piano loops, delay-laden musical flourishes and serious amounts of percussive swing. Turn to the virtual B-side and you'll find "Takewon", a rhythmically tougher concoction that shares the title track's obsession with tweaking and subtly altering hazy and tactile electric piano motifs.
Part Two
SNKR 013
18 May 18
Bass
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Influence - (7:26) 126 BPM
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Afters (3am mix) - (6:20) 62 BPM
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DCYX 5 - (6:40) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Following on from his debut form last year, Dream Cycle returns to Sneaker Social Club with three supplementary doses of bass-centric tech-stomping. Thanks to strong elements of dub techno, Chicago house and UK dubstep, Dream Cycle has crafted his own sound, his own way, and he now belongs to the realm of what we like to call 'legends'. The opening "Influence" is a weighty, rolling slice of broken beat, minus the jazz, while "Afters (3am mix)" takes a look at UK garage for inspiration, and "DCYX 5" rolls on through with a badness and intent that we always saw in peeps like Derrick Carter or Glenn Underground. BAAAD!
Crazy Diamond/Divenire
BEDDIGI 118
14 May 18
Minimal/Tech House
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Crazy Diamond - (9:28) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Divenire - (7:21) 120 BPM
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Review: The latest Bedrock release sees owner Jon Digweed and his long-term studio partner Nick Muir collaborate with the Ibiza-based producer Eagles & Butterflies. On "Crazy Diamond", the creative trio runs wild, with a loose, percussive arrangement leading into a sun-kissed, tranced out break down. Vivid in tone, it captures the White Isle's natural beauty, and could as easily work in sunset or more discerning peak time settings. "Divenire" is quite a different proposition. It sees the trio focus on a pulsating, dance floor-primed groove that resounds to insistent tones and a building siren crescendo that will cause mayhem whenever it's dropped.
Rain Man
R 1874
16 May 18
Dirty Dubstep/Trap/Grime
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Rain Man - (3:15) 140 BPM
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Kohinur - (2:05) 140 BPM
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Review: Ever the creative ones, Soundfield return with another epic two track release, this time from Fish Fugue entitled 'Rain Man'. The title track itself is a truly astronomical score, bringing together shimmering percussive synths and grunge-like guitar riffs. This is one that wouldn't sound out of place in a high end video game soundtrack or during a mainstage festival set. To round up we have 'Kohinur', which is a synthy detonation of colour, topped off perfectly with an expertly arranged electronically treated vocal.
Bowow
3615932 010507
18 May 18
UK Garage
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Bowow - (4:08) 132 BPM
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Review: With the recent re-emergence of UK Funky, we are hearing more and more creativity within the genre's releases and from none more so than the legendary RKS imprint. This time they team up with hot shot producers of the minute: Fonzo and AAEE for a real undercover wine inspirer. We hear jittery metallic lead synths shift around a base of crispy drum sounds and vibrant percussive peaks, creating a piece of true rhythmic finesse.
Heart To Say
HV 017
15 May 18
Minimal/Tech House
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Heart To Say (original mix) - (7:10) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Heart To Say (Death On The Balcony remix) - (8:41) 121 BPM
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Review: Free.D is Fedor Sarokvasha from Moscow. He also just happens to be the Hidden Vibes label boss. This hot label has additionally presented works by Zoo Brazil, Montel, Dachshund, Mario Aureo, Dubnitzky and many more. Sarokvasha's new single "Heart To Say" (original mix) is a deep and slinky tech house excursion through the late night, with flourishes of dub techno and progressive house all coming together in a colourful storm. The remix up next by British duo Death On The Balcony remix is a respectful rendition which does not deviate too much from the original, just applies some added dancefloor dynamic by way of the rhythm - which they've injected with more energy and a touch of swing.
Seventh
WOC 007
19 May 18
Drum And Bass
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Inomorata (feat Lady Emz) - (5:45) 176 BPM
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Tradind Minds - (5:05) 176 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Enrique - (5:18) 176 BPM
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Jah Quero Down - (6:22) 176 BPM
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Atmos Altraz - (6:10) 176 BPM
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Koh Jah Lift Me - (5:58) 174 BPM
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Seventh - (5:54) 172 BPM
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Supra (Exclusive Bonus Track) - (6:32) 176 BPM
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Natural Born Hustler
MFFD 15020
18 May 18
Deep House
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G. Markus Lassos The Moon - (6:21) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Funkhouser - (5:41) 120 BPM
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Natural Born Hustler - (6:08) 122 BPM
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Review: After spending 2017 pushing a trio of deep house edit EPs (the "G-Edits" series), G Markus delivers his first original productions for two years on Luke Solomon and Justin Harris's revitalized Music For Freaks label. In keeping with the imprint's traditionally eccentric approach, there's a pleasing quirkiness at the heart of bubbly, off-kilter opener "G. Markus Lassos The Mooon" - think mind-altering melody loops, pulsing chords and skippy, ambidextrous beats - while "Funkhouser" is the kind of ludicrously sub-heavy and jazzily percussive workout that would have once sent serious dancers scurrying for the floor at illicit "Blues" across the North of England. That sneaky jazz-dance influence is explored further on the drowsy, dusty and ear-pleasing deep house bump of closer "Natural Born Hustler".
Rausch
KOMPAKTCD 145D
18 May 18
Ambient/Drone
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Rausch 1 - (7:54) 130 BPM
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Rausch 2 - (9:46) 55 BPM
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Rausch 3 - (13:31) 55 BPM
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Rausch 4 - (5:02) 143 BPM
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Rausch 5 - (9:43) 111 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Rausch 6 - (7:55) 109 BPM
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Rausch 7 - (6:19) 55 BPM
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Rausch (continuous mix) - (1:00:12) 110 BPM
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Review: Nobody quite does ambient music like Kompakt label boss Wolfgang Voigt. With an illustrious discography spanning three decades, producing under such aliases as Mike Ink, Wassermann, Freiland or House To House - it is under the Gas alias where he now presents his sixth album: Rausch. It is intended to be heard as a whole from beginning to end, with Voigt's signature brooding symphonies creating a lush landscape over nefarious, almost dystopian atmospherics - of course building altogether to a massive climax. It's yet another awe-inspiring chapter in Voigt's collection of sonic narratives. The album will premiere live in his hometown at the Cologne Philharmonie on May 9th, followed by a global tour of the project.
I Could Love
UWB 038
14 May 18
UK Garage
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I Could Love - (5:03) 136 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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I Could Love (instrumental) - (5:03) 136 BPM
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I Could Love (radio edit) - (4:00) 140 BPM
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Review: UK Bass high flyers U Wot Blud make their long awaited return with the employment of GHSTGHSTGHST for a UKG bonanza. We were super excited to see the producer working in complete collaboration with Olivia Louise, who's unique brand of sensual vocal performance has rocketed her up the rankings. The track itself is fantastic, with the haunted vocal presence sitting atop moody synthesizers and skippy drum patterns. This is definitely one for festival season!
Aperitiv Selected Reworks
BAP 119
14 May 18
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Hotel Jama (Harpsichord version) - (5:21) 101 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Modri Tunel (Rhodes version) - (5:05) 90 BPM
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Kozmetika (Trumpet version) - (6:03) 122 BPM
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Terminal E (Piano version) - (5:09) 90 BPM
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Review: Slovenian space cadet Ichisan returns to the scene of the cosmic crime as he revisits select cuts from last year's superlative debut album Aperitiv. All equally velvet, "Hotel Jama" feels even more welcoming with its glistening strings, "Modri Tunel" is all about the deep dubby dynamics while "Kozmetika" while have you hot shoe shuffling quicker than you can say vibraphone. Finally "Terminal E" will fly you first class to wherever your head needs to be. Stunning, as always.
Strata
TOKEN 82D
18 May 18
Techno
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Clarion Call (Return To Nothing) - (6:02) 92 BPM
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Trapezoid - (6:08) 130 BPM
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Mood Shift - (4:56) 130 BPM
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Shudder - (7:06) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Breaking Point - (5:51) 130 BPM
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Magma - (6:39) 130 BPM
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Stillness Expanded - (7:28) 110 BPM
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Reminiscence - (6:48) 130 BPM
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Oblivion - (7:07) 110 BPM
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Played by: Yotam Avni
Review: Nearly four years after he put out his last album, Vaudeville, Inigo Kennedy delivers Strata, also on Token. While the UK producer is best known for his skewed, wiry techno, his latest album marks a change of sorts. "Clarion Call (Return To Nothing)" is a serene ambient affair, and could have come from a film sound track, while on "Mood Shift" he allies dreamy textures to a linear club groove. There are also more typical Inigo Kennedy tracks, including the tranced out melodies and broken beats of "Trapezoid" and the pumping, epic groove of "Shudder", but as the melancholic spacey textures of "Stillness Expanded" demonstrate, Inigo Kennedy has revealed a new layer to his musical creativity on this release.
Jack The Ripper & Friends
CRE 8014
14 May 18
Drum And Bass
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Jack The Ripper & Solix - "Yuh" - (3:40) 175 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Jack The Ripper & Blackmask - "The Monster" - (4:24) 175 BPM
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Jack The Ripper & Woodz - "Get Your Own Groove" - (3:44) 175 BPM
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Jack The Ripper & Alphaze - "Tribe" - (4:24) 175 BPM
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Jack The Ripper & L-SP - "Warfare" - (3:44) 175 BPM
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Review: Ripping up the rules at every opportunity, JTR returns to the ever-ready Cre8 stable and he's rolling deep with his own crew of emerging names. First up comes Manchester's Solix who co-pilots a stinking rampage jam where the bass croaks and the beat pokes. Deeper into the EP we find the prolific young producer tagging in with US, Germany and NZ collective BlackMask for theatrical string-scorcher "The Monster" and Woodz helps bring a little Charge power to the party with the laser-blazing "Get Your Own Groove". Finally, we see Southend happy slapper Alphaze getting mucky with the alien stabs on "Tribe" while "Warfare" brings us to a white knuckle finale with previous collaborator L>SP. Five d8s with Cr8 m8s, this ain't no b8.
Awake EP
EATBRAIN 056
14 May 18
Drum And Bass
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Awake - (4:05) 174 BPM
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Jade & State Of Mind - "Highlander" - (4:27) 174 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Not Safe - (4:20) 174 BPM
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Man Eating Lizard Dragon - (2:10) 150 BPM
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Review: The machine has awoken! Eatbrain bossguy Jade returns with four more woke wallopers. The title track says it all; stripped back and slippery, it's a meaner, more minimal rampage from the untouchable neuro king that's followed by an absolute riot of a jam in the form of "Highlander". Co-created with fellow bass terroriser State Of Mind, it's a savage shock to the sense with its layers of menacing psy-textures. Elsewhere the experience is complemented by the warped synth and dense pressure of "Not Safe" before we're eaten alive by "Man Eating Lizard Dragon". Spitting fire at a devilish 150 BPM, this is a whole new side to the machine we've not witnessed before.
Lost Tapes Vol 3
UDZ 089
18 May 18
UK Garage
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Bad A Boom - (5:20) 132 BPM
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Going Deep - (5:46) 128 BPM
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Where Brooklyn At - (5:40) 131 BPM
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Lets Bounce (2-Step mix) - (5:20) 131 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Junior Boots - (6:36) 130 BPM
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Review: Jeremy Sylvester makes his return on the ever-ready Urban Dubz imprint for the third edition of 'Lost Tapes'. Straight from the off we are treated to fanatical garage flavours, as lofi melodies on 'Junior Boots' whilst the crunchy drum stylings on 'Where Brooklyn At' and 'Going Deep' conjure up a potent sense of nostalgia. We then finish up with the more newschool sounding choppy riffs of 'Let's Bounce' and the intense basslines and skippy rhythms of 'Bad A Boom' rounding off an EP built for the summer sunshine.
Marching Orders
KAP 023
18 May 18
Dirty Dubstep/Trap/Grime
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Marching Orders (feat Footsie) - (3:56) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Marching Orders (instrumental) - (3:54) 140 BPM
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Polka Dot - (4:08) 140 BPM
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Review: Bristol's Joker is without a doubt one of the most respected 140 based producers in UK dance music, constantly bringing fresh flavours to the forefront of the scene with his unique ability to sniff out a quirky melody. Here we see him team up with Newham Generals' own: Footsie for a dubstep driven tearout with beefy lead synths and super crunchy drums topped with trapstyle lyricism. We are also treated to 'Polka Dot', a shuffling gem of melodic genius, made up of experimental chord progressions and skylined synthesis.
ENC034
ENC 034
18 May 18
Dirty Dubstep/Trap/Grime
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Death Proof - (3:44) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Kefka's Revenge - (4:10) 140 BPM
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Prog Knife - (3:43) 140 BPM
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Spira - (5:09) 139 BPM
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Review: Insane scenes as Karnage returns to Encrypted with four of his moodiest sluggers to date. "Death Proof" sets the pace with its rifle bass shots, tense atmosphere and harrowed chords, "Kefka's Revenge" takes us deep into the machine with a cascade of data textures and that rains defiantly over some gut-punching swaggered-out beats while "Prog Knife" pays homage to the Genesis with staccato bass shots over a brutal mecha beat. For the finale (fantasy) Karnage gives us a round-the-world trip with a dizzying set of, wavey sci-fi aesthetics and chords that rise to cathedral height. Immense material to the last detail.
One
ROA 19
18 May 18
Deep Dubstep
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One - (4:03) 140 BPM
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Played by: NAZA
Review: We feel that Route 1 Audio have struck gold on this one as they bring forward the delicious sounds of Kiite with this fantastic new single entitled 'One'. The use of melody and harmony within 140 music is often underappreciated, but it's near impossible to do that here as we hear phenomenal soundscaping, made up of erupting square lead synths, incredibly textured arpeggiators and beautiful piano patterns. This one sits in between grime and dubstep and come to think of it, a thousand other genres as well. Fantastic stuff!
The Journey (Remix)
MMD 052
14 May 18
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Dynamite (DR. Packer remix) - (6:40) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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You Don't Have To (Bachgenaur remix) - (6:28) 120 BPM
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Good Luck (Fingerman remix) - (8:15) 109 BPM
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Sweet Is Better (Hotmood remix) - (6:16) 118 BPM
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Review: Kiu D's debut long-player The Journey was something of a hit for Masterworks Music in the summer of 2017. Here, tracks from that well-received set receive the remix treatment from various label affiliates. Rising star and Glitterbox regular Dr Packer steps up first to turn "Dynamite" into a hybrid chunk of orchestral disco/funk-fuelled house bliss, before Bachgenaur recasts "You Don't Have To" as a Red Rack'em-esque wonky disco-house anthem. Elsewhere, Fingerman steals the show with a mid-tempo boogie take on "Good Luck", while Hotmood's version of "Sweet Is Better" is a bouncy, life-enhancing deep house bumper.
Tackle
KNM 0063
18 May 18
UK Garage
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Let Me Ken - (5:46) 125 BPM
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Let Me Ken (V.I.C.A.R.I. dub mix) - (8:00) 126 BPM
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Bing Pow Boom Bing - (5:01) 128 BPM
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Bad Times - (6:03) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Wonky - (7:59) 126 BPM
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Review: We jump from Venice to Edinburgh on this one as Laurence Nolan teams up with Italian imprint: Kina for his long awaited 'Tackle' EP. We begin with the smooth chord waves of 'Wonky' before rolling effortlessly into the deeper, UKG inspired rhythms of 'Let Me Ken'. From here we traverse into the more upbeat rework of 'Let Me Ken', put together by V.I.C.A.R.I. with some seriously flavoursome twists. The intensity remains high as we move into the housey pressure of 'Bing Pow Boom Bing' before we round off with the slower lofi progressions of 'Bad Times' calling time on a very impressive project from the Scot.
Side Effects
MOTELP 04D
18 May 18
Techno
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Reel One - (6:38) 124 BPM
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Night Time Hawk - (5:12) 127 BPM
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Edge 7 (feat Aurelie Yung) - (5:46) 120 BPM
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IELBEE - (6:58) 124 BPM
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Float When You Can - (7:07) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Bass Machine - (6:20) 120 BPM
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Forever In A Day - (5:24) 127 BPM
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LBEES Jam - (6:27) 112 BPM
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See The Light - (8:41) 125 BPM
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We Are Going Home (extended version) - (10:12) 127 BPM
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Calling The Spirit - (5:39) 126 BPM
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Review: When he's not re-wiring the techno blueprint under his own name or as Planetary Assault Systems, Luke Slater indulges in a house-based side project, LB Dub Corp. Side Effects is his first output under this alias since the 2013 debut LB Dub Corp album. "Reel One" sees him draw on Chicago house to create a deep, churning bass-led groove, while on "Night Time Hawk", he delivers a slower, dubbed out take on the Planetary Assault Systems sound. While Side Effects showcases Slater's less full-on style, there is a steely intensity present even on vocal sampling tracks like "Edge 7", and more laid back arrangements like "Float When You Can" still resound to a deep-seated trippiness.
$lammer
CH 018
18 May 18
Minimal/Tech House
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$lammer - (5:57) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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$lammer (DJ T-1000 remix) - (7:07) 125 BPM
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Review: Cuttin' Headz has previously released music by Basement Jaxx and Luke Solomon, and now the US label welcomes Loco Dice to the fold. The title track is a rolling house groove, powered by sassy percussion, filtered vocal samples and a bleary, acid-soaked bass line rising slowly but steadily through the arrangement. It's a heady affair and is perhaps at odds with the perception of Dice as minimal producer. On the flip side, the US label has scored a real coup. Alan Oldham only started releasing again under the DJ T-1000 in recent years, and his version of the title track sees the Detroit producer lay down a deep, tripped out acid version that just keeps on grooving
Seed Of Break EP
MNG 58
18 May 18
Breakbeat
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Seed Of Break - (9:13) 122 BPM
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Cocktelator - (7:55) 124 BPM
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Stroller Up - (7:51) 123 BPM
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Review: Fast-rising Spanish duo Los Pastores build on the more broken tones they've been exploring on labels such as Roush and Deeperfect with a debut on Miami-based Mr Nice Guy imprint. Each cut taking us back to the source in their own inimitable stripped-back style, "Seed Of Black" takes us back to Shut Up & Dance's early work, "Cocktelator" is a ball-busting block party jammer while "Stroller Up" fizzes with wild breaks and spins with acid like Dust-era Chems. Comparisons don't get much better than that.
Defo/Mansaba
QN 1801
18 May 18
Deep House
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Defo (original mix) - (6:59) 121 BPM
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Defo (Trevor Deep Jr Reconstruction) - (7:37) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Mansaba (original mix) - (13:57) 128 BPM
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Review: We rather enjoyed Maajo's 2016 debut album Tropic of Tulli, a vibrant and colourful set that gleefully joined the dots between Afrobeat, disco and deep house. On their first EP of original music in over two years, they explore similar sonic territory, brilliantly wrapping Tony Allen-meets-Africaine 808 style drums and toasty bnass in woozy deep house chords, jungle sounds and Afrobeat guitars on "Defo", before serving up a wonderfully loose, loved up and sun-kissed chunk of tropical deepness that should appeal to all those who dig the work of On The Corner Records. Trevor Deep Jr. provides a wonderful "Reconstruction" of "Defo", re-casting it as a hazy, locked-in chunk of dub-house brilliance.
Beat 2CV EP
MINIBAR 046
18 May 18
Deep House
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Jaipascaley - (8:01) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Beat 2CV - (6:55) 125 BPM
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Beat 2CV (Pit Spector remix) - (9:37) 125 BPM
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Review: A quick and largely fruitless Internet search suggests that Beat 2 CV marks the debut of Makelidey, a studio collaboration between Jonas Sella and Mos Sandro Ceyte Eisley. So what have they conjured up? Well, opener "Jaipascaley" is deliciously muddy, skewed and bass-heavy, sitting somewhere between creepy Parisian tech-house, Lobster Theremin style breakbeat-house fare and drowsy, late night deep house. "Beat 2CV" takes a similarly swinging, tech-tinged approach but also includes bubbly bass and some impeccably jazzy electric piano flourishes, while Pit Spector's rework of the same track offers filthier bass, dustier chords and some serious UK-garage swing amongst the tech-house tropes.
Angels EP
DOLLYDUBS 6
14 May 18
Techno
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41W - (6:31) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Body Music - (5:50) 130 BPM
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Angels - (6:43) 127 BPM
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Review: Given his previously prolific work rate, Martyn has been surprisingly quiet of late, with last year's digital-only GL Outtakes mini-album being his only release of note since 2015. This first outing on Dolly Dubs, then, is big news. Happily, his grasp of dancefloor dynamics remains in tact, with all three tracks sounding like peak-time smashers in waiting. He predictably hits the ground running with "41w", a mutant roller rich in mind-altering sub-bass, hybrid electro/post dubstep rhythms and dub-wise electronics. Then you will find the slack-tuned breakbeats, rumbling (not to mentioned relentless) bass and creepy IDM electronics of "Body Music", not to mention the crunchy, surprisingly bouncy and melodious metallic techno of "Angels".
Solidarity Forever Vol I
COMEME 044
18 May 18
Minimal/Tech House
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Matias Aguayo - "Selvagem" - (6:30) 125 BPM
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Katerina - "Trouble Boy" - (6:52) 130 BPM
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Daniel Maloso X Red Axes - "En La Oscuridad" - (6:26) 114 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Gladkazuka - "Futuro Caos" - (4:51) 120 BPM
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Review: Comeme showcases an evolution in the label's history, on the soon to be released volumes of Solidarity Forever. Introducing new artwork, a new logotype and most importantly of all - new music by new artists. The title refers to their motivation as a label and the reason behind their everyday actions - acting as a reminder of why they do what they do. The first volume features label head honcho Matias Aguayo, with the jagged and angular tropicalism of "Selvagem", some deep down and dirty punk-funk from the magnificent pairing of Daniel Maloso X Red Axes on "En La Oscuridad" and Medellin based newcomer Gladkazuka with the sludgy lo-fi techno of "Futuro Caos" providing something a bit more hard hitting.
Disco Kid Two
EDR 264
18 May 18
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Look Around - (5:45) 114 BPM
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Psycho Waves - (5:11) 115 BPM
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Scala 80 - (2:38) 137 BPM
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Starship Roller - (5:07) 134 BPM
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Flexx - (6:15) 130 BPM
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Reeko - (4:10) 75 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Magnifique (Re edit) - (5:59) 128 BPM
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Review: Hot on the heels of March's Disco Kid One comes this expansive sequel from Sonic Elements member Matteo Veroni. Like its predecessor, Disco Kid Two supplements a swathe of original nu-disco cuts with a smattering of tasty scalpel works. Highlights come thick and fast throughout, from the surging, intergalactic Italo-disco thrust of "Psycho Waves" and crystalline synth-techno sprint of "Scala 80" to the anthem-like, riffs-and-arpeggios rush of high high energy/freestyle fusion cut "Flexx". If you're a fan of Johnny Jewel and company's glistening, synthesizer-heavy movie soundtrack work, you'll also enjoy the downtempo brilliance of "Reeko".
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