Review: It may only be two tracks deep, but Ben Gomori's first outing for Tensnake's True Romance label could well be his best solo release to date. That's a bold claim given the Monologues and Sterns Edits founder's track record in recent years, but it's one we stand by. For proof, check first superb opener 'Choom', a bustling, off-kilter and peak-time ready chunk of jacking analogue house/disco-fusion rich in booming bass, cut-up orchestral stabs, sweaty drums, mind-mangling acid lines and sampled vocals. Equally as inspired is Ground Plain Aerial hook-up 'Karumi', where twinkling piano motifs, dreamy vocalisations and glassy-eyed chords rise above stuttering, delay-laden proto-house drums and a Boyd Jarvis style bassline.
Pablo Bolivar - "A Special Night" (feat John Vermont - Ian Pooley Main remix) - (6:49) 122 BPM
Raw Instinct - "De La Bass" (Fred Everything remix) - (6:36) 121 BPM
Sebastian Davidson - "Questionmark" - (5:41) 121 BPM
Ben Gomori - "Illusion" - (6:56) 121 BPM
Rony Breaker - "I'll Be The One" (feat Nat Mor - Platzdasch & Dix remix) - (8:02) 120 BPM
The Checkup & Deeleegenz - "My Kingdom" - (6:48) 117 BPM
Mousse T - "The Jam Files, Vol 3" (continuous DJ mix) - (2:07:00)
Review: Hannover's Peppermint Jam predicts that 2018 will be a good year for house music - and what better to support this than with the third outing of the mighty Jam Files series. The label's very own Mousse T. starts the journey with a fresh exclusive, featuring the inimitable Peven Everett on the sensual jam "Pleasure" and even a remix of his anthem "Horny" from '96 by Scott Diaz. Elsewhere, there's also a rework of the classic "Never Enough" by Hamburg legend Boris Dlugosch, plus future classics by newbies like Studioheist on their deep and soulful "In Control" featuring the smooth as silk vocals of Andre Espeut. Also, Raw Instinct get their hot track "De La Bass" reworked by Montreal hero Fred Everything. Jam Files III is the perfect offering for every house music fan or 'music connoisseur' according to the label - we'd have to agree!