Juice (Purple Disco Machine remix) - (7:29) 117 BPM
Review: Chromeo's sensual tropical serenade of the year gets three essential re-rubs and each one quenches our groove thirst in refreshing ways. Chris Lake tips his hat to Armand Van Helden a little with his spacious, jacking jam that flickers with the perfect level of p-funk mischief. Felix Snow amplifies the Tropicana-feels with a rolling 808 beat and added instrumental sparkles and Dresden's Purple Disco Machine balances the perfect levels of cosmic, dub, deep groove and house. You'll be hard-pressed to find funkier remixes than these this month.
Review: Confusingly, this is actually the second full-length round up of exclusive tracks from the DJ Kicks mix series (the first, with the same title, was released in 2006). It gathers together notable exclusive tracks from some of the many DJs and producers who've contributed to the series in recent years. It makes for fascinating and enjoyable listening, flitting between sounds and styles at a breakneck pace. Highlights include jazz-flecked deep house from Motor City Drum Ensemble and Henrik Schwarz, dextrous dancefloor jazz from Four Tet, a Hall & Oates impersonation from Chromeo, booming bass music from Scuba and a dash of bleary-eyed New York disco from The Juan MacLean. Oh, and a decidedly bleep-heavy two-step rinse out from Photek & Kru. Check it.
Review: "100 years ago I had a dream: release music I love, with pro graphics, without going bankrupt". Trust Tiga to give a great soundbite for his label's four-part retrospective, part two of which drops this week. Covering 2005-2008, some stone cold electro and techno classics reside herein: Tomas Barfod's criminally underrated wonky-tech beauty "Saturdaya" and early tunes from Boys Noize (the untypically subdued "Haldern"), Proxy, Dim and Duke Dumont's Debbie Deb-sampling "When I Hear Mu'sic". With Justice's mighty take on ZZT's "Lower State of Consciousness" also here, this is a perfect collection for die-hards and casual Turbo listeners alike.