Review: With summer fast approaching, Suol has decided to get ahead of the game with an EP chock full of sweltering, sun-kissed deep house treats. Atjazz kicks things off with the rich chord progressions, lilting synthesizer melodies and bouncy drums of sunset-friendly shuffler "Programme Sunlight", before label regulars Chopstick and Johnjon serve up the similarly positive and breezy "Last Night". Elsewhere, Matthias Vogt cranks out the languid, life-affirming pianos and blissful electronics on Balearic house gem "Chanterelle", M.Ono delivers a loved-up twist on loopy disco house, and Carlo drops a chunk of bumpin', bass-heavy goodness blessed with sun-bright guitar flourishes. Best of all, though, is Meggy and Tigerskin's "Bygone Eras", a slick and sultry chunk of sun-bright modern soul.
Review: Barcelona's Neovinyl are back following up some great efforts in recent times by the likes of Black Loops and Ouer. It is now over to label head honcho Carlo to provide the grooves. He's now based in Berlin and is letting the sound of his new hometown take hold. From the dusty MPC-driven deep house of "Oshana", to the smooth and sexy soul jam that is "Sugar Sweet Sunshine" that is looped-up to perfection. Finally, he brings the power on the funky and rolling disco house of "Three Days In A Row" which takes its cues from late '90s funky house - not a bad thing by our standards!