Berlin duo Chubby Dubz come correct with some old school warehouse rattlers for STHLM AUDIO. Those liking their house music filled with plenty of 808s and drum rolls should indulge their senses in the 94 Mix of "Takin' It Back" which replaces the sultry rasp of the original mix with a spinal bump that can't help to satisfy. The heady keyboard stabs and reverberant Gil Scott-Heron doing 90s house MCing vibes only add to the authenticity. The mood continues on the flip with the bottom heavy crispness of "Strains Of Knowledge" all warm bass patterns, tightly wound drum programming, hushed melodic fractures and more vocal leanings. Columbian producer Agnes completes the set with a remix of "Takin It Back" that realigns the groove for those that prefer their house music to be serious.
Detroit label Kolour Recordings pack in some heavy weight artists with this three-track release and first up is Iron Curtis who takes a break from his Achterbahn D'Amour collaboration to return to the label first the first time since 2011. He delivers a chord progressive house jam that pitched up could qualify as hiNRG, while Firecracker artist Chubby Dubs goes all out woozy with dreamy Rhodes that give way to a plodding bassline and smoky male vocal. Enter Loz Goddard with "Your Last Lover", a jazz flecked house tip reminiscent of Mic Newman and Francis Inferno's earlier work.