Review: The latest compilation on Maceo Plex's label brings together some names that would not normally share a release. Most notably, it features a rare production from Pete Tong - in collaboration with John Monkman - that follows a decidedly tripped out techno sound. The Radio 1 host features alongside a broad cast of characters, including US industrial pioneer Adam X. Working under the ADMX-71 guise, his "Bound & Broken" is turned into a slinky ebm track by Maetrik. There's also deeper material from Avision, with the rolling atmospherics of "In My Mind", while Citizen Kain is sure to keep listeners guessing with the brooding, pulsating "Charly Charly".
Review: Parquet Recordings' 2020 | Retrospective compilation includes the label's most loved deep melodic house tracks of the year, all handpicked by label head Solee. From the evocative deep house of Shahin & Leiuna's "Paradigm" (Pete Oak Remix) which is perfect for the warm-up or sunset slot alike, to the brooding dancefloor drama of Rinzen & Evan Casey's "Expansion" which nails that Life & Death/Afterlife vibe. Elsewhere, the ever reliable Rauschhaus gets on with the slinky and hypnotic progressive house epic "What We Expected" and Ray T.J. (Sincopat) takes the energy levels into the peak time on the utterly euphoric "Calypso".
Review: Stuttgart's Parquet recordings has built a solid reputation across the world with its intelligent yet accessible blend of lush deep house, groovy tech house, melodic techno and progressive elements. Its releases have received support from huge figures across the spectrum of house and techno and has a fantastic reputation - widely associated with some of the most respected and in-demand names in dance music. The label makes its way to the Dutch capital this year for the electronic music community's biggest event that is ADE, with a massive party at Chicago Social Club featuring label boss Solee, D-Nox & Beckers and veteran Gabriel Ananda. This compilation features some of the sonic arsenal that the label will be packing on the night. Highlights come from: Rinzen & Evan Casey's moody Innervisions style dancefloor drama on "Fractal", Marc DePulse's neon-lit and sensual "Pov", the glassy eyed and heartfelt narrative of Several Definitions "M24" and label affiliate Alex Preda's off-kilter and sombre "Vortex".