Review: Odd One Out leaves no one behind for this debut Odd Ones release, a various artist compilation taking tracks from its own roster and associates. Covering an aesthetic that links techno and house with progressive trance and something a bit techier, Odd Ones Vol 1 delivers the rave. Gardenstate supplies the soaring "Floracion" with something more minimal yet melodic coming from Browncoats' "Forecats". Some classic Euro-trance in EMPHI's "Utsikten" with some effervescence and progressive ambient there to stay in J Lauda's "The Letter". Each track comes with its own extended version for club DJs out there with Anden's "Vertigo" and Yotto's "Tarantina" our tipped picks.
Review: Miami and poolside is where you want to be in 2020, obviously. As for the soundtrack...Supercomps has you covered. For this edition we are met with artists like Dekkai, Dezza, Praana, Pete K and Farfetch'd who deliver us an assortment of techy, progressive and trancy numbers that flirt with the club as much as the do the billboard top 10. Farfetch'd touches on disco, pop and Balearic beats with "8022" and while deeper and slightly darker numbers arrive in "Empyrean" and "Mojave" they're still full with sensetting visions of hope and beats that will take you far into the next next sunrise, hopefully on a lazy boy with tasty fruit cocktail in hand.
Dubfire - "The End To My Beginning" - (8:35) 121 BPM
Anden - "Void" - (6:45) 124 BPM
Tom Zeta - "Mirage" - (6:02) 123 BPM
Voon - "Rose In Japan" - (5:53) 123 BPM
Review: Hanseatic heroes Diynamic return with another powerful edition in their Four To The Floor series and like the name suggests - this handful of sonic weapons are made to play guaranteed to burn up the dancefloor. Kicking off with a right legend of the scene: American legend Dubfire, whose "The End To My Beginning" serves up some more moody yet eloquent dancefloor drama There's more quality on here from Brooklyn based brothers Tom and Pete Cuppernull aka Anden with the melodic/hypnotic "Void" and rising Italians Voon with the blissed-out and emotive "Rose In Japan".
Review: With Ibiza's extended summer season almost upon us, Toolroom has served up a suitably epic collection of cuts that it expects to be big on the White Isle this summer. Label boss Mark Knight has provided a trio of DJ mixes ("Poolside", "Club" and "Afterclub") and the unmixed tracks included all fit into these loose categories. There's not enough room to list all of the highlights, but we've been enjoying the funk-fuelled disco-house rush of Illyus and Barrientos' "The One", the sleazy, bass-heavy bounce of Max Chapman's "Steppa", the acid-powered tech-house-jack of Del-30's "Gravity" and the weighty, mind-altering thump of "Low End Theory" by Eli Brown.
Review: As per usual, the UK's Toolroom imprint has put together the definitive summer collection when it comes to tech-house and anything minimal. As you can see - and hear - there are 67 tracks on here, all from the very best and most coveted talent in the scene; Mark Knight features prominently, of course, alongside established house entities like Erick Morillo, Format: B, Sascha Funke, Nic Fanciulli, and many others. But, don't stop there, as there is plenty of new talent to discover in artists like SecondCity, GotSome, Marcellus Wallace, ANOTR, and many more. There are three continuous mixes available, also, one for each summer setting. This is BIG!