Review: Alex Dimou has released on some pretty hot labels over the years, with his previous outing - last autumn's epic "Creep Inside" - being one of Get Physical's most potent missives of recent times. Here the Greek producer builds on that momentum via a label debut on Crosstown Rebels. "What Keeps You There" begins with bold, beat-free piano riffs before ascending towards peak-time dominance via a superb mix of snappy drums, Chicken Lips style synth bass (think "He Not In") and just the right amount of dreamy, eyes-closed female vocals. Cevin Fisher takes the track into deeper and darker tech-house territory on his throbbing remix, while Avidus adds a little druggy and mind-altering flavour on a revision that bounces higher than a rubber ball on speed. Chunky, Tengalia-esque bonus cut "Let It Be Known" is pretty darn tasty too.
Review: Greek producer Alex Dimou follows his recent EP on Get Physical with this compilation of some of his tracks. "Turn Around" is a real 'lost it' moment, its glitchy percussion and slurred vocal recreating long, hazy nights on the dance floor. However, Dimou is clearly a producer of diverse tastes; "Efukt" is much more esoteric, featuring dreamy chords and lithe breakbeats, while "So True" featuring Lee Burton follows a similar, breakbeat path, albeit one that is lined with acidic segues and hypnotic bongos. Dimou's selection even makes nods to pop music with the psychedelic downtempo of "White Rabbit", before finishing with the contemplative piano house of "Oceanmoon".
Review: Alex Dimou keeps the sound heads down and tracky on this latest Get Physical release. The title track revolves around a low-slung rhythm and a dreamy, breathy vocal sample, and the arrangement is encased in dense drums and hissing percussion. "The Pickle" is based on a similar approach; the same heavy drums are in place, but this time they are augmented by tough claps and spaced out acid pirouettes. The remixes maintain a similar approach, with Simon Baker's take on "Sweet Berries" descending into a ferocious percussive workout and the Fur Coat and Janvanvau versions favouring tranced out melodies and stripped back rhythms.