Review: Absent for a long time on Defected's roster, ATFC's Aydin is back finally with the disco-main room stomp of "Dazzle". Fusing some chopped, orchestral disco hits to a driving tech beat is a masterstroke, but it just gets better and better as he slyly loops parts from the sequence until they engulf the entire mix and rise to a huge, delirious climax. Backing "Dazzle" up is the samba-house of "Can You Feel It" which keeps the bass low and moody while cowbells and Latin percussion hits rattle away gloriously to keep things driving along nicely. Good to see a long-term funky-house don back on great form.
Review: ATFC is the long-running pseudonym for Aydin Hasirci, one of the UK's most experienced house producers. Having scored a huge hit at the tail end of the 90s with "In and Out of My Life", he has remained very much in the same style, putting out vocal house on labels like Toolroom and Defected. Hasirci's latest venture is on Riva Starr's label and is more reflective of its tech-house sound. The title track fuses a time-stretched double bass with a soulful vocal and insistent, hollowed out drums to create a distinctive house track. Meanwhile, Harry Romero adds a techy flavour on his remix, adding moody chord sequences and big break downs into the mix.
Review: Where to start with a name like ATFC? He is the genius behind "In And Out Of My Life", as well as that infectious hit "Bad Habit". Mark Knight and Co. have claimed that it's an honour to welcome such music royalty to the label."Strong 2 Survive" is a dramatic slice of house featuring a powerful female vocal and the package comes complete with a couple of remixes from Italian producer Dario D'Attis and German duo Tube & Berger.