Martin Eyerer - "Natamaba" (original mix) - (7:38) 127 BPM
Review: Back in 2009, the Kittball label decided to do something to support the work of the African Children's Choir. Since then, they've released a string of fundraising compilations featuring collaborations between the choir and DJs and producers across the world. This compilation showcases the series' greatest dancefloor hits to date, offering up percussive, bouncy and life-affirming gems that fuse elements of deep house, tech-house and Afro-house with organic African percussion and the choir's distinctive, ear-catching vocals. There's much to admire throughout, from the seriously bass-heavy bounce of Hanne & Lore's 'Bafirisuti', and the slow-building, late-night Afro-tech of 'African Blues' by Aki Bergen & Neuroxcyde, to the deep and groovy haziness of 'Omolo' by Chris Lattner and the picturesque wonder that is Larse's 'Karoo'.
Review: We really hope everyone out there is enjoying this new wave of UKG as much as we are here at Juno Download. The sunshine flavours are extremely prominent at the moment, especially within this wonderful new release from Matt Jam Lamont and Echelon, who deliver a fabulous four track selection to the newly launched Undagrnd Freqz imprint. With these two featuring on every track, we are also given four guest features, the first of which comes from Aki on the incredibly vibrant sub rolls and vocal slices of 'Every Step'. This is followed by the wonderful Shosh getting involved on the more mellow moogy bass rolls of 'Let U Know' before Yemi arrives with a bag of melodic punch with his inputs to 'Treat Ting Me'. Finally, the ever-ready Smokey Bubblin' B arrives with a typically colourful sack of energy, providing the perfect touches to round us off in style!
Review: Following up from a very tasty run of releases, we now sit down to take in this fabulous new selection from the incredibly consistent Substantial Audio, as they unleash the power of Aki, with the second of the 'Aki' series. If you want some classic dubstep flavour, look no further than 'Militant' to begin as a wash of warbling LFO textures combine with groovy drum switches to kick us off in style. Next, the project takes a more minimal turn as 'Super Silvers' deploys an array of sumptuous sub-lines and skippy drum designs, followed by the extra-terrestrial sounding bass synthesizers of 'Filter Abuse'. Finally, 'Stumble Dub' rounds us off with a nostalgic wash out of original dubstep flavour.