Review: Canadian legend Fred Everything has been heading up the esteemed Lazy Days imprint for the last decade and a half. 'LZD XV' sees the Montreal-based operation deservedly celebrating this milestone across - you guessed it - 15 tracks. Features more mood music than you'll ever need in one place, with some right classics from a who's who of industry talent: Danish stalwart Trentemoller appears with his glitchy electro house remix of Everything's "Friday" featuring Vanessa Baker, the worthy addition of Bananza Music boss Marko Miltano's smooth vocal deep house number "Down So Low", and then Everything notably teams up with Windy City legend JT Donaldson on "I Said". Elsewhere, heroes of the Dallas underground Brett Johnson & Dave Barker get down with some boompty business on "On The Highway" and closing it out is the label chief, once more, with Mantis Recordings chief Atjazz on the sensual "Back Together".
Review: Now here is the ultimate playlist for your Ibiza season. Mark Knight and Co. present Poolside Ibiza 2019 mixed by Opolopo. His impressive musical career spans over two decades, with releases on prestigious labels such as Om, Tru Thoughts, Local Talk, Z Records, Especial, and a successful career as a globetrotting DJ. The compilation contains three brand new exclusive productions from the man himself, alongside a hand-selected a range of essential cuts - all in all there's 26 tracks and a beautifully crafted DJ mix. Highlights come from: ascendant Brit Cody Currie on the lo-slung Berlin tribute "Oderberger", Worthy & Option4's "Workin'" (feat Leela D - Kisch remix), UK deep house legend Atjazz on the super soulful "Love Someone" (feat Robert Owens - Atjazz Heads Down mix) and the man Phil Gerus doin' his thing on "Better Think Twice".
Review: As the title suggests, Local Talk's latest compilation showcases some of the best remixes and alternate versions nestling in the Swedish label's bulging archives. A quick glance at the track listing confirms the presence of some serious studio talent, with Atjazz, Kai Alice and Kaytronik amongst those supplying superb re-rubs in their own distinct styles. Highlights include, but are not limited to, Alexader Lay-Far's bustling and fuzzy rework of his own collaboration with Ashley Beedle and Darren Morris ("Slope"), Glenn Underground's wonderfully positive and musically expansive deep house rub of Kiko Navarro's "Nea Kemeni" and Basic Soul Unit's thrillingly stab-heavy "Basement remix" of Kyodai's "Moving" - a prime slice of early morning sleaze that's been a little overlooked since it appeared a few years back.
Review: The Nu Breed series was conceived back in the early 00s as a means of showcasing upcoming DJs of that era, such as Danny Howells and Lee Burridge. Now that the series has re-launched, the same concept applies and the latest DJ to feature is German spinner Oliver Schories. With a focus on deep, emotional house music, he weaves an intoxicating path that moves from the slurred vocals of Rico Puestel's "Volute" and the melancholic piano keys of Black Light Smoke's "Fire in My Head" into driving, techy tracks like Jamie Trench's "It Never Stops" and Oliver Deutschmann's hypnotic minimalism, "Control", before climaxing with Chateau Flight's sprawling remake of AtJazz's "It's Complete". Here's to the next generation of new breed DJs.
Slide It In (Charles Webster remix) - (7:09) 122 BPM
Story - (5:16) 103 BPM
Back To The Center - (6:17) 120 BPM
Story (Si Tew remix) - (5:16) 125 BPM
Nerve Service - (4:55) 94 BPM
Wind & Sea (Nacho Marco remix) - (6:36) 122 BPM
This What Make Me Tick! - (6:14) 125 BPM
Peanuts (Trueself remix) - (6:33) 120 BPM
Slide It In (Atjazz remix) - (7:29) 122 BPM
Everything (Peacey remix) - (7:13) 115 BPM
Slide It In (Dsfc Just The Tip remix) - (7:04) 120 BPM
Dust Settlers - (6:54) 120 BPM
In Code - (8:49) 120 BPM
Review: As part of his ongoing 20th anniversary celebrations, Martin "Atjazz" Iveson has put together this expanded reissue of his largely overlooked 1999 debut album, That Something. The album originally appeared on DIY Discs offshoot DIYersions, and saw Iveson combining his love of tactile, atmospheric deep house grooves with jazzy keys, and the kind of sublime synthesizer sounds he later explored more extensively on 2001 full-length Labfunk. The reissued edition naturally includes a wealth of obscure but impressive bonus material. You'll find a swathe of previously unreleased tracks recorded between 1995 and '98 - including some wonderfully baked downtempo gear - and a ton if alternate versions and remixes originally featured on long-forgotten 12" singles. That it all still sounds fantastic is testament to Iveson's impeccable production skills.