Review: It's hard to believe that More Love is over a quarter of a century old. Cari Lekebusch originally released this EP under his Agent Orange guise back in 1995, and it still sounds fresh. The title track is an impactful, acid-soaked affair, with Lekebusch dropping gurgling 303s over a slick groove."Give A Little More Love" is more angular and jacking, as vocal snippets are woven into doubled up drums, while on "more Acid", Lekebusch reverts to the 303, for a searing, peak-time affair. Closing out this excellent release is label owner Blue Hour's take on the title track, where he ups the tempo but retains the intoxicating acid flavours.
Review: Shanti Celeste is your selector for this third instalment in the compilation series from the Croatian festival of the same name. The eclecticism of the Bristol native's DJ sets is renowned and that's more than adequately reflected here, with cuts ranging from the footwork/electro of Paco Pack's 'Slap That Bass' to the slo-mo, lo-fi electronica of Seekers International's 'FurdaMurda', and from the spaced-out disco-house of Fade 2 End's 'Feel The Magic', via the lavish Detroit techno of Cari Lekebusch's 'Output 2.1', to near-ambient closer 'InFlight Suspension' from US 80 synth-botherer Paulina Anna Strom. One thing's for certain - you're not going to get bored!