Review: More from Munich-based Lino "Alkalino" Rodriguez, who, having recently showcased his re-editing and original production skills, delivers a pair of previously unheard remixes. There's a warped, bass-heavy, techno-tinged late night feel to Rodriguez's version of Arno's "Lokalderby", with the Portuguese producer wrapping rave-influenced stabs and late night electronics around a booming, after party-friendly groove. There's a similarly murky feel about Rodriguez's version of Deep Blast & Ricco Rizzo's "Lufthans", with detached electronics and bittersweet melodies riding a shuffling, early morning groove. Both tracks seem designed to be played loud in dark German basements, somewhere around 4am.
Review: Audaz label boss Alkalino continues his explorations of the outer reaches of house here on the imprint's latest missive, the split Stand Fast & How I Knew EP. First up Markus Enochson's "Stand Fast" is reworked by DJR, who turns in a wonderfully deep but thumping house grind complete with malfunctioning retro organ riff. Next Alkalino gets submerged in percussion with Deep Blast for the hypnotic collaboration "How I Knew". It's a new direction...and we like it!
3 Of Us - "The Land Of Flux" (extended mix) - (5:35) 130 BPM
Sam Traxx - "Live As One" - (7:45) 118 BPM
Cool Jack - "Get Me Going" (Young Club version) - (4:29) 130 BPM
Review: Buffalo Boots, Britpop, Alcopops and Chris Evans; the '90s were a mixed bag indeed. One thing that the final decade of the 20th century did do well was dance music and here we get a selection of 36 more underground tracks from that time. Highlights include the sizzling nu-NRG of "To The Rhythm" by Divine Dance Experience, the bizarre, randy trance of "I'm A Sex Maniac" by Dick, the stabby vogue jam "Cauz I'm Learn" by Old Skool and the deep early Red Zone (aka David Morales) remix of System 3 Request "Desafinado".