Review: Toronto's Carlo Lio has been making highly explosive dancefloor bombs for over a decade now, with his passionate take on tech reaching every corner of the globe. Here he returns with one of his most high profile releases yet, Psychout, on none other than Tiga's legendary Turbo Recordings. It's all about the twin turbos here, boasting two tracks for our listening pleasure. The title track is an excellent slice of techy minimal disco; a streamlined and linear digital snake. "All She Wants" meanwhile, is a heavier affair with pulsating Popof-style bass, percolating rhythms and creepy vocal snippets. Lively!
Review: Mihalis Safras Material Series is back and that can only mean one thing: adrenalised main room tech house. And they're certainly not messing around on this one! They go out all guns blazing from the start with Frenchmen Oxia and Olivier Giacomotto's "Feeling" getting a makeover by the latter, turning into a deep tech house cruiser that's perfect to set the mood in the early hours; killer breakdown on this too, you've been warned! On Russ Yallop/Volkoder's "Hydro" (Volkoder remix) it's one seriously adrenalised peak time anthem with a craving for the acid life: fine bys us! Finally Toronto's finest Carlo Lio gives "The Organ Track" a makeover like only he can on this dub techno laden monster that rolls through the speakers like a steam train: expect the likes of Paco Osuna and Nick Curly to be smashing out this one this summer.
Review: Two heroes of the new breed kick off a new mix series for Jamie Jones' esteemed Hot Creations imprint. Jones began Paradise at DC10 (Ibiza) five years ago and it's gone on to be a huge success, inviting the biggest names in the business to come play alongside his crew of residents. The first mix is courtesy of Toronto's Nathan Barato, a frequent collaborator with local heroes such as Carlo Lio and The Junkies and whose career has been on the rise with releases on Cajual, Saved, Circus and Defected. Highlights include the Derrick Carter classic "Where Ya At?" (Mix Originale), Makam's brooding "Loleatta" and Jared Wilson's rusty acid odyssey "Girl, I'm Waitin". UK talent Patrick Topping this year completed his third summer as resident at DC10 in Ibiza for Paradise. Here Topping showcases the sound and style of his sets with high energy from the word go. His mix features several of his own productions guaranteed for maximum dancefloor impact, as well as Metaboman's lo-slung and exotic "Next Please" through to Dave Clarke's massive remix of Jark Prongo's "Movin Thru Your System".
Review: Toolroom's compilations have soundtracked Miami's Winter Music Conference for more than a decade and this is no exception. Here they've drafted in three of their key artists to compile the album: Friend Within, Leftwing : Kody & Siege - who all take you on a journey through the various shades of house and techno. Highlights include: Siege's remix of legend Green Velvet's massive "Bigger Than Prince, boss man Mark Knight's electrifying rework of C.O.T.'s "Let It Go" into a uplifting house anthem, Dutchman Franky Rizardo cool as a cucumber on the smooth groove of "X Marks The Spot" through to veteran west coast producer Miguel Migs returning to the spotlight with the ultra deep "Moving Light" feat. Lisa Shaw and the comeback of Canadian legend Hatiras on the slinky and hypnotic remix of Sammy Deuce's "EZY". From certified main room essentials to sun-kissed poolside vibes, capture the magic of Miami Music Week with 'Toolroom Miami 2020'.