Review: Following releases on KNTXT from powerhouses like Monoloc, Chris Liebing and label owner Charlotte de Witte, comes a release from Alignment aka Francesco Pierfelici. As you might expect from de Witte's label, this is a no-nonsense affair; the title track is built on pounding drums and a visceral rhythm that features garbled 303s. On "Reverse", Alignment revisits 90s hardcore to drop shrieking synths over a peak-time, banging rhythm track, while on "Automatic Control", he remains focused on the golden age of rave, with a haunting trance melody unfolding over a storming arrangement. Leaving the most intense track to last, "Inner Voice" is a rough, visceral banger.
Review: As a consistent label project, it's hard to ignore how much work LW Recordings have been putting in over the past few months, bringing forward high quality compilation after high quality compilation. Here we see them unveil the 12th edition of their 'Sublime Breaks & Beats' series, boasting twenty five original scorchers. For us the immediate highlights have to include the super groovy chord movements and catchy bass melodies of 'Simmer Skank' from Zemon, alongside Blackboxx's smooth roller 'Closer' and Eater's punchy trap sheller 'Pop It'.