Review: For this new Keinemusik release, Berliner Adam Port is 'sprucing up the image of the guitar.' Port's rehabilitation of the six string instrument comes in the form of "Ganesha Song", the A-side of KM036. Another attempt from Port to merge peak time appeal with experimentalism and refining his method of groove. More guitars on the flip side, but this time merging Mariachi impressions and Angolan folklore. Port uses the source material of Quim Manuel O Espirito Santo while crafting his edit .Two very different approaches to get some feet on the floor, showcasing the mans knack for artistic diversity.
Review: It wouldn't be summer without every house label under the sun releasing an Ibiza-themed compilation. To be fair to Dave Lee's long-running Z Records imprint, they've been delivering White Isle-themed collections every summer for many years. Given that their sound - a blend of funk-fuelled grooves, soulful house, tech-tinged anthems, disco re-edits, boogie revivalism and classic US garage influences - is well suited to sun-drenched alfresco parties, it's little surprise to find that Z Records Presents Ibiza 2015 is rather good. While much of the standout material comes from Lee himself under a variety of guises (check, in particular, the Doug Willis jam "Crystal Lover"), there are also top-notch cuts from Sean McCabe, Opolopo and Fibre Foundation, whose cover of disco/boogie classic "Weekend" is simply superb.