Steven Campodonico - "Classic Coke" - (8:30) 120 BPM
Review: Will 2015 be the year when minimal house makes a comeback? The latest release on German imprint E Minor makes it sound like that is a distinct possibility. Carbon's "Back in Time" is a swirling, atmospheric affair, its mixture of lush pads and angular rhythms even making room for some bluesy guitar lines. Despite having these musical elements, it still retains a dance floor edge. Steven Campodonico's "Classic Coke" is less frenetic, but it is possibly even more effective due to its tripped out, spacious arrangement - as well as the series of siren-led break downs that make it sound like a close relation to False's Fed on Youth.
Review: The Senso Sounds series showcases emerging techno talent, and the sixth instalment casts its gaze across Europe for inspiration. Talent on the continent is not lacking: Amsterdam DJ Lilly Palmer kick starts the split EP with the pulverising bass and driving rhythm of "Listen To Me", while a similar style comes in the shape of Carbon's rave-soaked banger, "Softly Twisted". By contrast, Heerhorst's "Prisma" is a widescreen affair, the German producer's swirling synths underpinned by an ominous groove. Rounding off another volume of this series is Timid Boy from France, whose "Oniris" is an evocative slice of tranced out club techno.