Review: German hipster imprint Kitjen is up to its sixth release following up greta ones by Suzanne Kraft, Hotel Lauer and Shit Robot. In the label themselves this is is 'the tropical cruise ship experience of the summer' brought to you by Amsterdam duo Beesmunt Soundsystem. Watch an umbrella appear in your glass as you play these four neon-lit retro house cuts! Start sending automated out of office replies by simply scanning the cover with your mobile device! Another great quote from the label 'This record's official dress code is 'cannabis farmer at court hearing".
Review: It can be a tricky task keeping up with Pets Recordings jam-packed release schedule. That's why the imprint's "My Favourite Pets" compilation series, which gathers together brilliant bits from the catalogue you may have missed, is essential listening. Volume six is naturally full to bursting with tried-and-tested treats from Catz 'N' Dogz excellent imprint. Highlights are plentiful throughout, of course, but our favourites include Kassian's exclusive rework of recent Catz 'N' Dogs single "Wave" (a bumpin' chunk of peak-time brilliance), the exotic dancefloor hypnotism of Sei A's fine remix of "This Time" by Adam Port and Jennifer Touch, the low-slung sleaze of Jonathan Kaspar's "Cicatrice", the classic West Coast deep house bump of Beesmunt Soundsystem's "Searchin (Borrowed Identity Remix)" and the mid-tempo Balearic house beauty of Kamp's "Azure".
Review: Munich's Permanent Vacation are back with the fifth installment of their annual compilation which also marks the longest ongoing series of the imprint. 12 exclusive tracks from old heroes and new stars that strike the full musical spectrum of the label's sound. From blissful percussive balearica (Beesmunt Soundsystem - "Yayang") , hypnotic house (Julian Stetter - "Pearl"/Chloe's "Through The Bells) , fun loving disco (Perel - "Angelika") to dubby affairs (Sascha Funke - "Kaleidoskop") , emotional electronica (Personal Message - "Nightmare In The Daylight") and glistening cosmic magic like on "Theme For The Lost World".