Review: Hot Since 82's label kicks off 2019 with the return to the label of Hungary based producer Collective Machine, which follows up a slew of terrific releases on top labels like 8 bit and Dee-P-erfect recently. Tribal house grooves that he has fast carved himself a great reputation for make a comeback on his new thriller "Turning", followed by the slow-burning and entrancing progressive house journey of "Sensation On Repeat". Finally, the Budapest based producer serves up the deep and funky trip into the exotic that is "Humming Top".
Review: Rising Hungarian DJ and producer Machine Collective is up next on Knee Deep In Sound, with some more slinky, ethereal and downright hypnotic tech-house. This follows up some terrific releases recently on 8 bit, Cachai and Natura Viva. Beginning in an entrancing fashion with the atmospheric progressive house of "Shaker" and the booming tribal polyrhythms of "Room 8" that's bound to the get the crowd working up a sweat. We are also treated to a remix of "Shaker" by Hamburg hero Matthias Meyer - the Labyrinth Ibiza resident delivers a sublime and melodic journey that's perfect for Sunday afternoon rooftop parties.
Review: Hungarian producer Mario Domjan, AKA Collective Machine, returns to Knee Deep In Sound with two tracks that sit right on the deep/progressive house cusp, and would slide elegantly into sets of either style. 'Red Lights' itself centres around a nagging 'French Kiss'-like synth throb, augmented by disembodied fem vox, while the accompanying 'Horizon', is similarly redolent of classic Guerrilla-style prog from the early 00s, with a slightly chipmunk'd female vocal adding to the retro feel. Both are underpinned by rock-solid 4/4s throughout, making for a timeless EP that should appeal to house lovers of many different persuasions.