Review: Huesca's Andres Campo has appeared on a who's who of labels in recent times, such as homeboys Florida Music, Suara, Toolroom, Glasgow Underground and Elrow Music. He can now add Eats Everythings Edible to the list: they present his new hit prediction "Nochord" which is a sleek and rolling tech-house cut that's a full of attitude and builds in suspense. Plus, those looped diva vocals atop are an impressive touch. If that was not enough, we are then treated to an explosive remix by the always on point Alan Fitzpatrick: who gives the track a slamming peak time rendition that's a perfect soundtrack for darkly clandestine warehouse raves (as much as it is for weekend mischief on The White Isle!). Campo was nominated for Best Techno Artist and Favourite Artist of the Public at the Vicious Music Awards in 2015 and is resident at the famed Florida 135 club.
Review: Andres Campo has previously put out music on Second State and Odd, and now brings his lean, direct techno sound to Tronic. Opening track "Monsters at the Toilet" strikes a fine balance between musical elements and a lean approach, with deep chords underpinned by rumbling tribal drums. Meanwhile on "Regrets", a more stripped back approach applies, with acid-soaked drums and high-pitched reggae vocal samples brought to the fore. The title track ups the pace, with the fast-rising Spanish producer dropping a visceral, steely rhythm. Closing out the release is "Basik", where Campo reverts to the type of rumbling tribal groove that prevails on "Monsters".
Review: There's a dramatic feel to the latest release on Coyu's label. It starts with the rolling snares and over the top chord builds of Julian Jeweil's "Forum", followed closely by Andres Campo's "Classified". Instead of melodies, the same sensibility is created through the use of rolling snares, hoover riffs and wild filters. Meanwhile, Cristiano Balducci partners with Hard Ton for "Still on Acid". Featuring a breathy narrative woven together with mysterious wailing, the interplay is supported by niggling 303s. Last but not least, Mark Reeve's "Do It" reverts to the same territory as Jeweil's contribution, only this time the surging chords are fused with old school break beats to create the requisite euphoric effect.
Review: For an artist who was catapulted onto the international stage by asking "Who's Afraid Of Detroit?", things have come full circle. Claude Von Stroke's latest venture takes him back to the Motor City and features a recording of his DJ set from the recent Movement festival. Fittingly, it starts with the steely electro of Van Stroke's own "Maharaja" before heading into the stripped back techno of Tom Reed & Sonik's "Alert", veering into harder sounds courtesy of Will Clarke & Born Dirty's relentless "Boss Man" and peaking with the raw, percussive "Loud!" by Alex Rubia and Maiki. As homecomings go, it's an impressively raucous one.