Review: It's that time of year again for electronic music's biggest industry event at Amsterdam Dance Event - and you can bet that Mark Brown & Co. will be there representing their esteemed Cr2 imprint. They've no doubt got great a swag of hit predictions and bangers alike in their record bags, many of them featured right here for preview on their 2019 compilation. Highlights are not limited to: the rising Matt Sassari's stompin' vocal techno thriller "Waitin'", the real sound of UK tech house courtesy of Will Taylor's "Just Another Dream" (extended mix) and equally swing-fuelled and tough rolling are Italian pair Luigi Rocca & Federico Buratti on "La Votre". Elsewhere the ever reliable CASSIMM delivers the slinky and hypnotic "Unknown", Samuel Dan & Juanito will get those hands in the air with the very Hot Creations sounding "Sprint" and closing out with Rubix' infectious Inner City tribute "Paradiso" (extended mix).
Review: More moody and brooding main room techno excursions from the ever reliable Senso Sounds camp. Matter of fact, It's harbour city sorrow all the way on 5Y, under adopted Hamburger Oliver Huntemann's careful curation - celebrating a a strong half decade in the business. Surrender to the void on label staple Andre Winter's sub bass snarler "Carte Noir", Maksim Dark from Russia truly signals the end of days on "Mega Pulse", Shaded who traded the sunny shores of Los Angeles for the black beach is on form with the slinky hypnotiser "I Got Haters" or trance out to the bleak mentalism of Carlo Ruetz' "Thunder" while Distale's "Hooka" will get your tunnel vision on with intoxicating style.