Review: As the title suggests, Local Talk's latest compilation showcases some of the best remixes and alternate versions nestling in the Swedish label's bulging archives. A quick glance at the track listing confirms the presence of some serious studio talent, with Atjazz, Kai Alice and Kaytronik amongst those supplying superb re-rubs in their own distinct styles. Highlights include, but are not limited to, Alexader Lay-Far's bustling and fuzzy rework of his own collaboration with Ashley Beedle and Darren Morris ("Slope"), Glenn Underground's wonderfully positive and musically expansive deep house rub of Kiko Navarro's "Nea Kemeni" and Basic Soul Unit's thrillingly stab-heavy "Basement remix" of Kyodai's "Moving" - a prime slice of early morning sleaze that's been a little overlooked since it appeared a few years back.
Review: Swedish DJ/producer Claes Rosen is no newcomer to Local Talk, having first appeared on Mad Mats and Tooli's label back in 2013. This belated second outing is arguably the most summery deep house track you'll hear all winter. Full of dreamy vocal samples, sun-kissed chord progressions, tumbling electronics and Midday-bright synth flourishes, "Kvasten I Hoernet" feels like the audio equivalent of being gently massaged while sunbathing. It doesn't feel like it particularly needs remixing, but the accompanying Needs Remix - deeper, dreamier, a little more soulful, and shot through with the bass-heavy warmth of Landslide style 'future garage' - is equally as impressive as Rosen's original. For those who need intro drums to mix with, Rosen has also included an 'Extended DJ Edit'.
Review: Johan Cederberg, or otherwise known as HNNY (and strictly pronounced "honey"!), is Sweden's new house don and he's been at the forefront of Local Talk's impressive run of form as of late. For this latest release, Local Talk has put together nine edits by the man himself, all loosely based around the old-school Chicago house sound. You got slick, modernised edits of none other than Dj Steak, DJ Duke, Purple Velvet and Lee Webster, among others. In a nutshell, this is simply a bundle of great dance floor tracks, effective as either DJ tools or as stand-alone songs. Large up!