Review: Sci-fi inflected minimal house on "Garaldo" from Ibiza based Brits Negghead and Lex Wolf aka Acid Mondays. Rolling bass, dark pads, druggy bleeps and whirs and all those mysterious film samples zipping about the place make this a track with proper afterhours impact. Berlin dwelling Greek John Dimas gives the track a lovely deep house makeover reminiscent of classic Fresh 'N Low sounding grooves. Finally "Machette" goes all peak time minimal/tech house for us with all the right stuff such as another wicked rolling bass, more druggy vocal samples and properly jacking groove in its rhythm.
Review: It's not so much a case of Acid Mondays but happy, Summery Mondays on the original version of Svenkins. Over a drummy, rolling backing, deep chords and shimmering keys make for an effortlessly upbeat deep house affair, with not a hint of menace audible. Chicago's DJ Sneak maintains a similar mood on his "BBQ Beats" version. The longer evenings and warmer temperatures ensure that this disco-infused, deep chord groover is the perfect accompaniment to al fresco dining and dancing. Finally, the dub version is tailor made for DJs, with its tribal beats, rolling rhythm and strategically placed 'ah hey' vocal samples.
Review: Why wait to till the weekend when you can have Acid on a Monday? It's certainly true upon hearing these two bangers. First up "Blazelnuts" features a pounding kick drum and tripped-out warped vocals, but it's the more sensual grind of deep, hypnotic grinder "Interstellar Cake" that really has us ascending to planet boogie.
Review: Nightmares on Wax main man George Evelyn cut his teeth at soul and funk all-dayers in the 1980s - he was a teenage breakdancer - before falling in love with house and techno. Both of these aspects of his heritage are reflected on Ground Floor, which he's trailed as an attempt to go back to his roots. The EP opens with the stretched-out, soulful deep house of "World Inside", which not only boasts a wonderful vocal from Andrew Ashong, but also snappy, dub-influenced rhythm patterns reminiscent of some of his early bleep productions. That aspect of his career is also referenced on "Reclaim The Balcony", a breakbeat-driven house bumper that boasts some seriously heavy sub, and electro-tinged wobbler "Dirty Triumphant", which was co-produced by Acid Mondays.